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Matthew Broderick

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    A Fond Look Back at 1998's Godzilla: The Album

    The latest installment in the long-running Godzilla series, and the second American-produced version of the monster movie, comes out on Friday. Though I personally don't trust this one to go any better than the one in 1998 went, and the Japanese fanbase is already making fun of our "fat, American" G ... More >>

  • Film

    January 2, 2014

    Movies 2014: The Most Anticipated Non-Sequels of 2014

    Checking out the notable stand-alones hitting the theaters.

  • Film

    March 21, 2013

    Bronx Bombers: Gimme the Loot

    Adam Leon's stellar first film - and TV show - toasts the tag artist.

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Is O.N.E. Becoming a Houston Rap Folk Hero?

    There's a scene in 1997's Good Will Hunting where Matt Damon is talking to Robin Williams about getting beaten as a child. He tells Williams that his foster dad used to lay out things on a table (wrench, belt, etc) and ask which one he wanted to be hit with. Damon said he always chose the wrench. Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2012

    The Hair Balls Super Bowl Live Blog: Remember To Piss

    In some alternate universe, the streets of Houston are currently bathed in Miller Lite, Reliant Stadium and every bar in town is a watch party, with even the homeless folks are wearing soiled Texans jerseys. But alas, our Houston Texans only made it into the second round of the playoffs, and here we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Ferris Bueller 2: What Might Have Been

    With the death of writer-director John Hughes in August 2009, all hope of a truly great Ferris Bueller sequel went out the window. It was a concept that had been bandied about the whole two decades since the original's 1986 release, with star Matthew Broderick even remarking that he and Hughes just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Five of This Year's Super Bowl Ads, Rated: Beckham's Junk, Seinfeld's Desperation -- It's Gonna Be a Long Sunday

    Super Bowl Sunday means more talk about television ads than at any other time of the year. Companies are now leaking previews and extended versions of the ads online, meaning you can get some idea just how good/bad things will be. Let's just say it doesn't look promising, if these five ads are any ... More >>

  • Film

    November 3, 2011

    High-rise Robbery

    Stealing from the rich to...oh, whatever. Funny is the message in Tower Heist.

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Pop Rocks: How Does The Lion King Stand Up Among Recent Disney Releases?

    Hail to the king...of the box office.​Box office analysts were a bit puzzled by the haul taken in by The Lion King 3D last weekend. The 1994 film was given the three-dimensional treatment and released to the tune of almost $30 million, beating both Contagion and fellow openers Drive ($11 milli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    The Best Summer Movie Soundtracks Of The '90s

    This movie is old enough to drive.​Summer is officially here, even though it's been ball-dripping sweaty since at least early May. This is also about the time that we are already steeped in big-budget Hollywood summer would-be blockbusters, the kind of movies that have fast-food promotions and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Remake My Day III (John Hughes Edition)

    They wouldn't dare...​We've done this on Pop Rocks a few times already, not that it's made any difference. All those upcoming crimes against cinema -- from The Birds to Fright Night to Escape From New York -- are all due to be released in the next few years (Fright Night this summer). And ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    The Week In TV: NBC Comedies Are Finally Back

    We've missed you.​My parking lot's flooded, I had my first crawfish on Friday, and I feel like funkin' it up. This was the week in TV Land: • Ah, the joys and frustrations of the endless news cycle: Not a couple hours after last week's round-up column went live -- in which I ruminated on C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Game Time: Global Thermonuclear War In Lubbock

    ​Remember the movie War Games where Matthew Broderick's character hacks into some online set of games, decides to play Global Thermonuclear War and sets of a chain reaction that nearly launches actual government missiles all over the world?  In the end, the missiles don't get launched, instea ... More >>

  • News

    December 24, 2009

    Year in Film: Grounded

    Up in the Air director Jason Reitman has a good sense of where he's from and where he's headed.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Last Call For Art: Two Great Musicals, Expertly Done

    ​Two of the season's best stage productions close this weekend, The Phantom of the Opera by Broadway Across America and The Producers at Masquerade Theatre. Make sure you see at least one of them.First is Phantom. This is the Broadway touring company, of course. (The show arrived in Houston with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    For Memorial Day, Part 3: Five Best War-Movie Deaths

    Memorial Day is more than just a holiday to remember the over one million American men and women who have given their lives in service to their country. It's also a time to commemorate Hollywood's love of war. You'll have no problem finding marathons of Tora! Tora! Tora! and Sergeant York on TV, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    R.I.P, Horton Foote

    Horton Foote, the celebrated playwright who wrote a cycle of prominent plays about life in a fictionalized version of his hometown of Wharton, has died.The small town 50 miles southwest of Houston was fictionalized as Harrison in several Foote plays, such as 1918, later made into an underrated Matth ... More >>

  • News

    December 25, 2008

    Best Films of 2008

    Looking back at Che, The Dark Knight, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and many others, and looking ahead to 2009

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    In Memory Of Mr. Buck: Five Deer Who Fought Back

    It takes a...special kind of person to confront a captive animal, kill it, and make off with its head. Brandon Gregory is such a person, and while we may wonder at his motives, we can at least take some comfort in the fact that the recently deceased Mr. Buck didn't go out like no punk bitch:During a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Attention Passengers: Forget Bush Intercontinental, Here Are The Five Best Karaoke Movie Scenes

    If Buddha, Mohammed, and Jesus Christ joined hands and strolled down Westheimer turning automobiles into unicorns while singing "Blasphemous Rumors" I don't think it would get as much coverage as that infernal karaoke machine at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (including right here at Hair Ball ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008

    Seven Deadly Sins: Celebrity Edition

    In an effort to stay hip with the times (always the Vatican’s primary objective, right?), the Catholic Church has decreed that there are seven new deadly sins (now, even deadlier!) that will accompany the old-fashioned original seven we’ve all come to know and love so well. The new ones inclu ... More >>

  • Film

    November 1, 2007

    Bee Movie

    No wonder all the bees are dying — Seinfeld's movie is embarrassing

  • Home Entertainment

    November 16, 2006
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    September 7, 2006
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    May 18, 2006
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    December 22, 2005
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    December 22, 2005

    Springtime for Mel

    Brooks's latest Producers is flawed, but it's better than the first

  • Calendar

    December 2, 2004
  • Culture

    February 12, 2004

    Fresh Producers

    The Broadway smash-hit continues to thrive with its new cast

  • Calendar

    January 29, 2004

    Alan Ruck's Day On

    A traveling production of The Producers stars Cameron from Ferris Bueller's Day Off

  • News

    May 8, 2003

    Reality Bytes

    The White House-cracking cybergang is gone. Now Houstons most notorious hacker hopes to reboot his life and return to his love: computers.

  • Film

    December 19, 2002

    Schmidt Happens

    Nicholson disappears into a wondrous movie about quiet desperation

  • News

    February 15, 2001

    The Great EscApe

    In two decades, Wally Swett's sanctuary has become a place of peace for primates - it's the humans that have him going bananas

  • Film

    December 21, 2000

    Family Ties (That Bind)

    At once unsentimental and amusing, You Can Count on Me delves into the darkness of dissimilar siblings

  • News

    May 27, 1999

    Exit Strategy

    Deena Nichols organized everything in her life. And when life spun out of control, she organized her death.

  • Film

    May 6, 1999

    Beyond Teens

    Savvy Election shows ageless appeal

  • Film

    May 28, 1998

    Monster Mash

    Small, TV-sized minds and marketing overshadow special effects

  • Film

    July 31, 1997

    Perfect Mess

    What's wrong with this Picture? Everything.

  • Film

    May 15, 1997

    One Angry Man

    As Night Falls, Lumet proves even his failures possess spark

  • Film

    June 20, 1996

    Scary Carrey

    The Cable Guy reveals Jim Carrey's dark side -- but not enough of it

  • Film

    January 5, 1995
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    November 3, 1994
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    August 4, 1994

    It's a Wonderful Lottery

    It Could Happen To You proves itself a winning ticket

  • Film

    July 7, 1994

    A Lame, and Troubling, Lion

    Disney's latest can't compare with its greatest

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