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  • Film

    June 26, 2014

    They Came Together Punts the Romantic Comedy out the Window

    America's sweethearts hilariously trash the rom-com.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    "Machete Kills" Producers Sue Texas Film Commission

    A lawsuit filed by the producers of "Machete Kills" accuses the Texas Film Commission of violating the producers' First Amendment rights by denying tax breaks usually granted to films made in Texas. Per the Courthouse News, the suit claims that the sequel to director Robert Rodriguez's 2010 "Machet ... More >>

  • Film

    February 27, 2014
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    May 2, 2013
  • Film

    January 24, 2013

    George Stark's Parker

    Rough guide to a rough guy

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    EarthQuest's Don Holbrook Sued by Ohio City for Alleged Fraud

    Don Holbrook, one of the masterminds behind the perpetually stalled New Caney clusterfuck known as EarthQuest, has been sued by the city of Huber Heights, Ohio, for allegedly performing a substandard economic analysis for the city. The city, located just northeast of Dayton, entered into a $66,000 ... More >>

  • Film

    December 15, 2011

    Body Horror

    Extreme sex addiction in Shame.

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Featherface: Dreams Of Peacocks And The Great Gatsby

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. ​Houston's own Featherface is a very interesting little group of indie-rockers. The music is ethereal, atmospheric, but somehow sinister un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Health Department Roundup

    "That ice machine is looking pristine, bro."​You know what Jesus was doing around Easter? Getting crucified and coming back from the dead to hang out in the Middle East instead of in paradise with his dad, for some reason. You can learn about the first part of this in Mel Gibson's The Passion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Born This Way, But Not *That* Way

    L-R: Not Madonna, Madonna​Sounds like somebody is getting a little tired of all those Material Girl comparisons: When NME asked the 25-year-old star whether she thought "Born This Way" was a knock-off of Madonna's "Express Yourself," the singer (real name: Stefani Germanotta) was outraged. " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Me And Charlie Sheen

    ​Barely a week has passed since Charlie Sheen's Krakatoa style career meltdown and it's already hard to think of anything new to say about it. You've already got warlock pictures, expert rehab advice from Dr. Drew (who's already threatening to topple Dr. Phil as Most Annoyingly Omnipresent Med ... More >>

  • Film

    February 10, 2011

    Legion of Doom

    A neophyte Roman general flies like The Eagle.

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    I Wanna Be Your Dog (Or Cat): Back To School Edition

    School's only been in session for two days, yet some teachers are already piling on the homework. This isn't a huge deal for home-schooled kids, who pretty just much have to memorize which animals God created on which day, but it can be a real pain in the neck for those in public school.The dogs in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Pop Rocks: You'll Be Sorry When They're Gone

    ​Harvey Pekar died yesterday. What was lost in the usual exercise of macabre one-upmanship -- as everyone rushed to update Twitter and Facebook in an effort to be the first to break the bad news to all their friends -- was the fact that most of them were only aware of Pekar's existence thanks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Pop Rocks: The Celebrity DUI Conundrum

    ​I've always preferred brunettes. Aside from making me not a gentleman, this simply meant I favored Jaclyn Smith over Farrah Fawcett, Lynda Carter (or JoAnna Cameron) to Deidre Hall, Yasmine Bleeth to Gena Lee Nolin, and Jane Seymour over, well...just about any of the other Bond Girls. Given ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Game Time: Kentucky Derby -- Ten "Two Minute Events" More Exciting Than Horses Galloping

    Between-race entertainment at the Derby​I love horse racing. Actually, to be clear, I love the act of going to the racetrack -- any racetrack -- and sitting in the bleachers (do they call them "bleachers" at a racetrack?) with three or four of my buddies, drinking about twelve beers, eating roughl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    How Not To Give a Public Apology: A Video Primer for Tiger Woods

    After months of anticipation, The Fallen One Tiger Woods will finally speak publicly this morning about his sex addiction (or at least, his addiction to having sex with an assortment of bar skanks and porn actresses). Don't expect pointed queries from a variety of media outlets, Woods won't be takin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Tiger By The Tail

    ​With apologies to William Blake:Tiger! Tiger! Feeling lowIn the forests of OrlandoWhat errant hydrant (or 5-wood)Put that dent in your Caddy's hood?That silliness out of the way, here are some thoughts on the whole Eldrick Woods...thing.1. The instantaneous news cycle really is something to behol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Westheimer Block Party Listology: Paris Falls' Favorite, and Least Favorite, Musical Moments In the Movies

    All this week, Rocks Off is previewing Saturday and Sunday's Westheimer Block Party by asking WBP performers to fill out a list from Lisa Nola's Music Listography book we're so fond of. It's not too late for your band to be up here, either; just email chris.gray@houstonpress.com by noon Thursday if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Area Man On TV Tonight

    If you got the TV on tonight, click over to TBS and see a local comedian making an impression on television. Mike MacRae, who got his start at Houston’s Laff Stop, is now a cast member on Frank TV. The weekly sketch show – now in its second season – stars Frank Caliendo (you know, that guy fro ... More >>

  • Music

    October 16, 2008
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    March 13, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 23, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: More Pop Culture Items To Be Thankful For This Year

    As promised, Miss Pop Rocks is back with more 2007 Pop Culture Moments To Be Thankful For. So wipe that leftover turkey off your chin and settle in for another round. Dr. Jan Adams Walks Off Larry King: This one is fresh off the Pop Culture pipeline. Miss Pop Rocks can’t quite understand why so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2007

    You Blog What You Is

    In my experience over these past 24 years, I have never met a casual Frank Zappa fan. From what I can tell, most hardcore fans sell their children into white slavery for whatever piece of Zappa memorabilia they can get their hands on, be it a signed copy of Hot Rats or a fourth one of these. When ... More >>

  • Film

    June 28, 2007

    Live Free or Die Hard

    Even with the Mac kid at his side, John McClane is just...old

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2007

    Kwoutable Kwoutes

    So some people are a little ticked that U.S. Rep Ted Poe quoted Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first Grand Wizard of the KKK, in a speech before the House Monday. But the Houston Press obtained a rough draft of the speech with other quotes he considered, and we feel Poe picked the best one of the lot. ... More >>

  • Film

    May 4, 2006

    Welcome to Hooters

    Jimmy Buffett inexplicably leads a kid movie to the big screen

  • Film

    February 9, 2006

    Kitty Litter

    Steve Martin's Pink Panther piddles on its predecessor

  • Calendar

    August 11, 2005

    Russian Radio

    A former KTRU staffer takes her show on the rails

  • Music

    February 10, 2005
  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    From Major to Minor

    Why the best films of 2004 look like indies but aren't

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Leaning Sideways

    In a year when small movies came up big, picking the best was a Payne

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Shut Up and Drive

    The Drive-By Truckers ain't just whistling Dixie in their van

  • Calendar

    October 14, 2004
  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    switchfoot

    No matter what you call 'em, they're headlining the Music Awards

  • Film

    April 29, 2004

    Missing Links

    A well-meaning ode to golf's first legend ends up in the bunker

  • Calendar

    March 18, 2004
  • News

    March 11, 2004

    What He Said

    Houston's new top cop may bring his own language barrier

  • Film

    February 12, 2004

    A Real Wreck

    Highwaymen might drive you into a brick wall

  • Culture

    December 18, 2003

    A Fan's Notes

    Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003

  • Film

    November 6, 2003

    Silly Humans, The Matrix Is for Kids!

    Revolutions runs a playful joyride through a nifty vision of hell

  • News

    August 21, 2003
  • Film

    March 13, 2003

    Hot Stuff

    The lighthearted Wasabi offers real kicks

  • Culture

    January 4, 2001

    The Tired Gun

    Or: Why winning an Oscar sometimes means losing sight of a career

  • Film

    June 22, 2000

    Free-Range Chicken

    No secret recipe here: The creators of Wallace & Gromit and Wat's Pig cook up a bucketload of inventive fun

  • Film

    April 27, 2000

    Okie Glamour

    Ashley Judd and Natalie Portman as poor white folk? It's best not to question the attraction of Where the Heart Is.

  • Music

    April 20, 2000
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    June 24, 1999
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    February 5, 1998
  • Film

    June 22, 1995

    Uncharted Waters

    Though flawed, Pocahontas is a big step forward for animated films

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