Three weeks ago the Texans sat at two games over .500, ready to attack a difficult upcoming three game stretch that would define the first half the season. All three games would be against playoff contenders and/or played in a tough environment in prime time. Despite showing some fight in each of t ... More >>
n Dom Hemingway, Jude Law goes for greatness
This video-game-turned-film goes nowhere fast.
Jake Owen Reliant Stadium March 12, 2013 Jake Owen gave up professional golf for country music. Wonder how much that decision weighed on him. Not much, probably. No idea what kind of golfer he was, but Owen has such an easy charisma and magnetic orientation towards audiences -- most of all of the ... More >>
Need for Speed goes nowhere fast.
The film is neither tragic nor tragically funny.
Anna Benson, I'm sorry. I take it all back. All the insensitive remarks about your mental stability, my repeatedly calling you not just "bat shit crazy," but the "bat shit craziest" ex-wife/girlfriend in the free world (well, actually, with you I'm including the incarcerated portion of the free wor ... More >>
We all know the reason Jasper, Texas is famous... Butterflies! Oh wait, no, sorry. That's from Bizarro World, where the answer isn't "hate crimes and murder." It's one of those East Texas towns, like Vidor, that the rest of the state keeps waiting for someone to make a horror movie about. Barring th ... More >>
It's not a very special episode.
The quickest way to ruin a music festival? Get actors to show up.
So Ashton Kutcher allegedly got in a fight at the Stagecoach Music Festival. I know, it's a little mind-boggling, that whole idea. Ashton Kutcher was not only at a country-music festival, but reports say he somehow managed to stay true to his douche-roots and get into a fistfight with a security gua ... More >>
Pancho needs your prayers, it's true, but save a few for Shorty, too. He just did what he had to do, and now he's growing old. The battle of barrio Christmas.
Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw Reliant Stadium August 4, 2012 Outside the rodeo, Saturday night's "Brothers of the Sun" date with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw will no doubt go down as the biggest single concert (not festival) to take place in Houston this year. That means two balding, behatted guys in t ... More >>
Murder in a Small Town
The end of the year is always a nice time for going to the theater. Studios are desperate to cram anything they want for "awards consideration" into the final two weeks of December, leading to a larger than usual number of thoughtful, well-made films available for your holiday viewing pleasure. Yea ... More >>
Craig Hlavaty"As we all waited, sweat-covered and parched, for the encore, something flashed over us in the crowd. Courtney Love had finally kicked her demons into the gutter, and we were all there witnessing it together. "The lights dimmed a little more and Aftermath spied that shock of bl ... More >>
The three-mile stretch of avenue is Houston's place to be if you're young, white, single and ready to party. At least for now.
Last night was the seventh elimination round of this season's Dancing With the Stars, and the second one to see two people go home. I guess at this point in the season the gimmick is starting to wear off? In which case, why not just have fewer contestants to start? Then again, when 16.4 million pe ... More >>
Whiskey Boat looks up from two years of live rehersals and realizes it's a band.
Each Wednesday Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org. As part of our Nightfly tou ... More >>
Dead to Rights
Grind transforms formula into freestyle fun
The naked truth about why Houston isnít the third coast
The smart Sprecher sisters engage in 13 Conversations About One Thing
Chris McQuarrie won an Oscar for Usual Suspects, to which Hollywood responded, "Big deal"
A Rice professor uncovers Leatherface's dark secret
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