Subject:

Michael Douglas

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    10 Things We Are Sick of Seeing on Houston Cars and Trucks

    Sitting in traffic, particularly during morning rush hour, life feels tedious. Your mind wanders. Your faith in humanity wanes. You glance around at your fellow drivers hoping for a glimmer of hope in what feels like a cruel, unforgiving world. Then you see it, out of the corner of your eye. It's a ... More >>

  • Film

    July 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Comcast Rep Loses Mind When Customer Tries to Cancel Service

    We all know the horror stories about Comcast. Some of them involve the dreaded four-hour window. Others make reference to service outage problems. In Houston, our biggest complaints are most closely tied to the existence of Comcast Sports Net Houston and the fact that it is unavailable to the majori ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 6, 2014
  • Film

    October 31, 2013
  • Film

    May 23, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Traffic Jams: Five Songs Guaranteed to Induce Road Rage

    Marconi, Tesla, Steve Jobs and some other folks we rarely mention should be elevated to hero status for creating the means and devices we turn to while spending hours in traffic. Groups that geek out on such stats suggest at least ten percent of Americans spend about 90 minutes a day behind the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Kester Havard is Mad As Hell: Armed, Demands of Sheriff's Office "Do Your Fucking Job"

    Sometimes, you just can't take it anymore. Whether you are the guy in Network or Michael Douglas' character in Falling Down, there's a point where every man reaches his breaking point. It's at that time that he must take matters into his own hands, even if that includes taking a loaded gun, a video ... More >>

  • Film

    January 17, 2013

    Park City's Breakouts

    The movies to know from Sundance - and the year ahead.

  • Film

    January 19, 2012

    Odd Couple

    She fights like a guy, he grooms like a girl: Gina Carano and Channing Tatum make a good match in Haywire.

  • Film

    January 19, 2012

    Girl Fight

    Steven Soderbergh and his MMA star make impact with Haywire.

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Pop Rocks: Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Gina Carano

    Who doesn't love a woman with an Uzi? Oh, right: the Palestinians.​Steve Soderbergh, the director of Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Traffic, and The Limey has always had an experimental streak. This has come out particularly in recent years, with a remake of Solaris, something called The Girlfriend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Reviews for the Easily Distracted:
    Shame

    Title: Shame What Is He Ashamed Of? Not walking around naked, I tell you what. Rating Using Random Objects Relevant To The Film: Four JFKs out of five. Brief Plot Synopsis: NYC sex addict's life of meaningless fornicating is interrupted by the arrival of his possibly unhinged sister. Tagline: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Pop Rocks: By the Dumb's Early Light

    Apu chose an alternate path to citizenship​There's a scene in The American President -- Aaron Sorkin's pre-West Wing exercise in wishful liberalism -- when President Shepherd (Michael Douglas) describes America as "advanced citizenship." It's a nice thought, especially in the fantastical conte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Photobombs Through the Ages

    The pinnacle of modern-day photobombing​Photobombing might have reached its peak at the Golden Globes when Michael Douglas PB'd his way into a picture with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angelina Jolie. The phenomenon has become popular on the internet, of course, and as with everything el ... More >>

  • Film

    September 23, 2010

    Wall Street Bailout

    Stone's sequel lets the bad guys off easy.

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Meet The Rhodes Kids, Houston's Mobbed-Up '70s Family Band

    ​The early 70's was a glorious time for the "family showband." The Cowsills started it all a few years earlier, and the lifestyle was soon immortalized on the screen by the fictionalized Partridge Family. But for every group like the Osmonds or the Jackson 5, there were dozens of others, perha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Game Time: Cranking Up The Skank-O-Meter, Your 2009 Boggsies

    ​It's December 23, and thus 'tis the season of "Best Of..." lists and "[fill in noun here] of the Year" rundowns. Bonus points for any year ending in the number 9 because that means we also get (drum roll please)....DECADE LISTS!! I am a total sucker for stuff like this; it's mindless, it's pointl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    For National Boss Day: The Five Most Misundrestoor Bosses In The Movies

    It's National Boss Day, because apparently getting more weeks of vacation, a higher salary, and an actual office with privacy isn't enough. You can be forgiven if it slipped your mind. After all, you were probably busy using the phone in your cramped, depressing cubicle to argue semi-publicly with ... More >>

  • Film

    April 30, 2009

    The Haunting in Rhode Island

    Matthew McConaughey is scary bad in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Is She Really The "Heidi Fleiss of Houston"?

    Sometimes one flip remark transforms things.One Houston cop calls a woman "The Heidi Fleiss of Houston," and the media goes nuts (Hey, including us.)But we're really not convinced Debbie Turbiville is up to Heidi Fleiss's standards.Until we see Joel Osteen's name on a credit-card bill, we're withhol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Five Movie Presidents Worse Than W.

    Oliver Stone's W. opened last week, to decidedly mixed reviews (not that any Houston critics got a chance to see it). While the movie may have received a lukewarm reception, George W. Bush's actual presidency - which is enjoying a 29% approval rating - is sure to go down as one of the worst of all t ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    January 31, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008

    Miss Pop Rocks Has the Flu

    Miss Pop Rocks is sick. The whole basket of fun, including: 102 degree fever, hacking up mucus, uncontrollable sneezing, and so on. But this unfortunate situation has enabled her to conduct a little experiment, entitled “How Many Episodes of America’s Next Top Model Can Someone Watch in a Row? ... More >>

  • Film

    January 10, 2008

    Grace Is Gone

    A Marine mom dies in Iraq

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008

    Six Degrees of Charlie Wilson’s War

    I’m sure that many of you are familiar the theory of Six Degrees of Separation – or at least the Hollywood version of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. In short, the theory posits that everyone person in the world is no more than six steps from each person on the planet. (In the Hollywood version, ... More >>

  • Film

    September 13, 2007

    The Brave One

    Leaping thugs in a single bound, our Brave leading lady takes back the night

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2007

    Steven Hotze and William Rea, Sitting in a Tree…

    When you’re feeling picked on, it’s generally a good thing for a friend to come to your aid. But what if your friend is kind of a ‘tard? Is there a point where speaking up can do more harm than good? Recently, Dr. Steven Hotze has sent letters to the editors at small community newspapers cal ... More >>

  • Film

    April 19, 2007

    Black Book

    Back home in Holland, Paul Verhoeven uses his basic instincts to craft a slick Holocaust thriller

  • Film

    July 13, 2006

    Freeloader

    You, Me and Dupree overstays its welcome

  • Music

    October 30, 2003

    The Kids in America

    When the working day is done, Molly & the Ringwalds just want to have fun

  • News

    July 10, 2003

    Back Door to History

    Thank J.R. Quinn for the gay celebrations

  • Film

    May 22, 2003

    The In-(F)laws

    This Douglas-Brooks remake is bigger and broader, but not better

  • Film

    March 13, 2003

    Kill Shot

    Neil Burger fabricates Kennedy's Assassin, and he's mostly on target

  • Film

    September 27, 2001

    Can't Buy a Thrill

    Don't Say a Word has the budget, but not the brains, to chill us

  • Film

    April 26, 2001

    Object of Desire

    Liv Tyler toys with the tongue-hanging boys in One Night at McCool's

  • Film

    January 4, 2001

    War Games

    With Traffic, Steven Soderbergh takes an unblinking look at America's drug policies

  • Film

    December 28, 2000

    Better in Pairs

    Generally a letdown, the year in film offered some well-crafted works that are best viewed as double features

  • Culture

    October 26, 2000

    The Man of Ink

    Creator of Wonder Boys and supermen, Michael Chabon is a literary hero

  • Film

    February 24, 2000

    Writer's Blah

    Wonder Boys, an insipid tale about a depressed author, could use a few more exclamation points

  • Film

    September 25, 1997

    Closet Case

    In & Out goes both ways -- funny and funnier

  • Film

    September 11, 1997

    Losing It

    All work and no play make this a gloomy Game

  • Film

    July 24, 1997

    Going Down

    Air Force One nose-dives into an ocean of ennui

  • Film

    December 28, 1995

    The Year in Film

    Though not great, 1995 still produced some movies worth seeing (and reseeing)

  • Film

    December 8, 1994

    Hot and Bothersome

    Though hooey on harassment, Disclosure knows how to entertain

  • Film

    March 17, 1994

    Extended Labor

    Martha Coolidge and Geena Davis are slow to develop the promise of Angie

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