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  • Film

    December 19, 2013

    The Year in Movies 2013: Top 10 Movies, Houston Style

    The best movies this year that you had a chance to see.

  • Film

    April 25, 2013

    Pain & Gain: American Idiots

    Michael Bay injects potent absurdity into the unbelievable true story of Pain & Gain.

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Suspense! A Daring Escape! International Intrigue!! Action-Packed Security Video Shows Hit At Indonesian Consulate

    Most surveillance videos offer long stretches of not a lot happening, interspersed with a brief burst of criminal activity. But this latest offering from Crime Stoppers and HPD, my God -- suspense, international intrigue, a frantic chase and sprint for freedom -- it's the summer blockbuster of the ... More >>

  • Film

    November 15, 2012

    Death of Cinema

    A short history of an art form's long passing.

  • Film

    August 23, 2012

    Action Movies Don't Have to Suck

    A lament for lost carnage - and coherence.

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Artist Suggestions For A New Saturday Morning Tribute CD

    On of the few CDs I still listen to in this amazing digital age is Saturday Morning: Cartoon's Greatest Hits. The album, which is still not available on iTunes, was a tribute to all the best cartoon theme songs of the '60s and '70s. Things like Scooby Doo and Sigmund and the Sea Monster, but with ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Know Your Subgenre: The Bros(tep)

    Photo by Matthew KeeverThe Doom That Came To Dubstep?​Subgenre: Brostep Parent Genre: Dubstep Imagine that you're a genre of music. You've been on the underground for a few years taking the sounds of your parents and evolving in to something new. For a long time few noticed but the last fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Top 10 Most Underrated Music Video Artists

    The Material Girl. The King of Pop (and his sister). The Chili Peppers. Mr. West. Very few artists have become the musical equivalent of the two-sport athlete: Making memorable music and monumental videos. When those people had a new video to premiere, it wasn't a just a video, it was an event. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    The Michael Bay Movie Generator: 5 Easy Steps To Mega-Box Office Success

    Insert as needed.​Some controversy, if you want to call it that, popped up this weekend over Michael Bay's apparent use of old footage from The Island in his latest release, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which grossed a staggering $400 million over the July 4th weekend. We can infer two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Non-Transformers Robot Movies We'd Like to See

    ​I have nothing against robots, per se. Some of the greatest antagonists in sci-fi have been fearsome automatons like those found in Fred Saberhagen's Berserker series, or the Terminator, or the...Battle Android Troopers (B.A.T.s) from G.I. Joe. I guess. And although robot offerings in recent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Last Night: Bon Jovi At Toyota Center

    Photos by Groovehouse​Bon Jovi Toyota Center May 17, 2011 Keep the faith with Bon Jovi and their hordes of Houston fans in our slideshow. It's no easy feat to emerge relatively unscathed from the ruins of the '80s metal boom. Bon Jovi's more glam-oriented contemporaries can no longer hope to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Should We Stop Saying Remember the Alamo?

    We're not exactly subtle in Texas.​There are quite a number of catchphrases that can be attributed to the Lone Star state. Among them, "Houston, we have a problem," "Don't mess with Texas" and "Who shot J.R.?" evoke a range of responses. Certainly, our colloquialisms are as unique as the state ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Diddy's Top Five WTF Videos

    ​Sean Combs Sean "Puffy" Combs Puffy Puff Daddy P. Diddy Diddy is coming to Warehouse Live on May 12 on his "Diddy Dirty Money Tour," behind his newest album, Last Train To Paris. The prolific businessman, producer, and rapper is embarking on one of his very, very scarce tours. We aren't too ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Atoning for the [Cinematic] Sins of the Father

    A poor *black* kid? They'll never buy it.​That rumbling you heard yesterday was the muted "harrumph"-ing of thousands of American film journalists after news of the Will Smith/Jay-Z Annie reboot was confirmed: Overbrook Entertainment has formally announced a partnership with Jay-Z for future ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    The Ten Worst Movies of 2011...In Advance

    Oh, don't act surprised.​2011 is barely out of the oven and I'm already filled with dread. Could it be the fact I've spent the entire year so far coughing up chunks of green lung tissue? That I've finally despaired of ever finding a writing gig that doesn't involve "Lady Gaga sex tape" Google ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    The Beatles: Eight Ways To Spruce Up Their iTunes Catalog

    ​In what was undoubtedly momentous news to the hundreds of music fans out there who haven't already a) copied their CDs of Rubber Soul and Revolver onto their hard drives, or b) illegally downloaded their entire collection, Apple made the entire Beatles catalog available on iTunes yesterday. ... More >>

  • Film

    November 11, 2010

    America, Back on Track

    The little guy saves small-town USA (and its corporate ­overlords) in Unstoppable.

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Remake My Day 2 (The Remakening)

    Honestly, do you really care?​I write a lot about Hollywood's obsession with remakes because I'm a movie buff, first and foremost, and because as a "writer" it's easy to milk an announcement of the latest atrocity from Platinum Dunes for 750 indignant words regarding the creative demise of Hollywo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    When Rock Stars And Movie Stars Reproduce: Five Offspring Bands

    ​No, these aren't Offspring cover bands, which would be gross, since Offspring sucks pretty badly on their own. They aren't as cool as we thought they were in 1994. No, let's talk about what happens when famous folks let their children loose to be rock stars. Some fall while others find fame i ... More >>

  • Film

    August 5, 2010

    Cop Out

    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay re-team, with decreasing ­returns.

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Five Worst Memorial Day Weekend Movies

    Memorial Day weekend officially marks the beginning of summer, and the beginning of summer blockbuster-movie season.Recently studios have been pushing the blockbuster season earlier and earlier -- Iron Man 2 has been out for months, it seems -- but Memorial Day Weekend is still a date where they pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Pop Rocks: It's All Michael Bay's Fault

    ​Most of my life has been spent seeking out a unifying theory of suckitude in the entertainment universe, "entertainment" in this sense meaning movies, music, and television. Originally, I'd hoped to find someone whose utter horribleness spanned the entire artistic firmament (including literat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Remake My Day

    ​When it comes to movie remakes, I always think of Die Hard. Specifically, this Alan Rickman line: Sooner or later, I might get to someone you do care about! Granted, he was trying to force McClane to tell him where his detonators were, but the same sentiment applies to "reimagining" our fav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Rocks Off Exclusive: Things Beyonce Will Be Doing on Her Break from Music

    ​ On top of everything else this week, sadly the news has come out that our beloved Beyonce is taking a break from music. Just when we need her the most, right? We miss B and Ms. Fierce already, and we're already speculating what she might get up to while taking her sabbatical away from the public ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Why 2010 Is Going To Suck, Pt. 1

    I know I'm not the only person who feels like high-fiving everyone at the end of the holiday season, heady with the triumph of having survived another two weeks of forced jocularity, awkward family moments, bad TV, and worse music. The new year, with it's promise of fresh opportunities to screw up a ... More >>

  • Film

    November 26, 2009

    Middle-of-the-Road

    Neither horrific nor disasterrrific, Cormac McCarthy adap takes the path of least resistance.

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    In Honor Of The Bugatti Incident: The Five Best Incidents Of When Birds Attack

    Today's story on a pelican causing a $2 million sports car to wind up in a lagoon is, of course, distressing. And not just if you're the owner of that $2 million car.Birds -- you gotta watch out for them. You just never know when they're going to strike.The lagoon incident can now proudly take its p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Miss Pop Rocks: Scooby Doo Hits 40, And A Nation Asks How

    ​Last week saw the commemoration of a dark milestone in our country's history. Millions of Americans used this anniversary as an opportunity to reflect on the misery and hardship many are still enduring as a result. In writing this, I hope not only to correct certain revisionist interpretations o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    High-Fiving T-Pain, Wondering Why We Can't Quit Plies' "Plenty Money"

    [Note: Thursday night T-Pain, Wale and DJ MOS performed a private concert at downtown nightclub Venue. Our man Shea Serrano was on the red carpet and inside.] Photos by Larami Culbertson"Is it true what they say about the size of a man's chain?"​ 9:17 p.m.: Yo, the PR camp from Heineken, that comp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Aftermath: ZZ Top and Aerosmith at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    Photos by Mark C. Austin Make all the Guitar Hero jokes you want. Whatever it is that's kept ZZ Top and Aerosmith in the public eye for almost four decades - video games or beards-n-babes videos, Back to the Future cameos or Michael Bay ballads, bee-stung lips or cheap sunglasses - they've never for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    For the Fourth Of July: Worst Cinematic Attempts At Patriotism

    This weekend, as we come together to celebrate Independence Day, let's do our best to remember what this holiday is all about. It's more than merely dodging DWI checkpoints on your way home from backyard barbecues and trying to decide between the Jon & Kate 8 or Deadliest Catch marathons on TV ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Now That The Summer Heat Is Here: The Sweatiest Movies Ever

    How 'bout this heat? Spring has officially finished her fleeting annual jaunt through SE Texas and abandoned us to Summer, which is set to squat uncomfortably upon us for the next five months like that hippo ballerina in Fantasia.Not that you were caught unawares, of course. After all, humidity is a ... More >>

  • Film

    February 12, 2009
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    January 30, 2009

    The Likely Conspiracies Behind The Katy ISD Counterfeit Ring

    Various news outlets reported Wednesday that the Katy Independent School District received 10 reports of counterfeit bills passed in school cafeterias in the past couple of months. These include several high schools and an elementary school.Steve Stanford, district spokesperson for KISD, tells Hair ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    March 13, 2008
  • Film

    December 27, 2007

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    Julian Schnabel sees only treacle in the story that inspired his Diving Bell

  • Home Entertainment

    October 18, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    July 26, 2007

    Mechanical Bull

    A few more changes would've helped Transformers.

  • Film

    August 3, 2006

    Downward Mobility

    Brit brat takes the B horror movie where it deserves to go

  • Film

    July 21, 2005

    Send In the Clones

    Michael Bay's up to his old tricks -- now older than ever

  • Film

    October 14, 2004

    USA-holes

    Team America takes no prisoners and spares no swear words

  • Film

    April 8, 2004

    Messin' with Texas

    The Alamo gets what it always needed: a happy ending

  • Film

    May 24, 2001

    Bora! Bora! Bora!

    Pearl Harbor's sound and fury signify nothing

  • Film

    September 7, 2000

    The Unusual Suspects

    Filmmaker lets the audience judge who's good and bad in the compellingly vague Way of the Gun

  • Film

    December 23, 1999

    Paydirt!

    Oliver Stone delivers the ultimate guy movie with Any Given Sunday

  • Film

    July 2, 1998

    All Climax

    Feeling is forgotten in hard-sell Armageddon

  • Film

    June 5, 1997

    Air Disaster

    Bruckheimer's production shows all his Con-temptible traits

  • Film

    June 13, 1996

    Big Bang Theory

    The Rock tests the hypothesis that moviegoers like 'em fast, splashy and loud

  • Film

    April 13, 1995
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