Saturday, for the first time to our knowledge since 2011, my best friends all found themselves occupying the same space and time as one another. I know it sounds sappy, but certain questions and answers don't come up when in the company of friends. You leave work alone; you talk about glory days and ... More >>
Soundtracks were a huge deal in the '90s. It was a chance for us to get all our favorite bands together in one place, like a high class, far more expensive mixtape. They were such an affair that bands would release their best songs and greatest hits on these records, oftentimes sending a soundtrack ... More >>
Johnny Depp plays a vampire family-man
Nikki Araguz, formerly Justin Purdue, clashes with family over her late husband's legacy.
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. When we were growing u ... More >>
Jeff Bridges shines as a country music has-been. Will the elusive Oscar finally be his?
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 >>
Matthew Vaughn hacks at Neil Gaiman's fantasy wonderland
Movie musical of the musical of the movie is nowhere near divine
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
The Lake House reunites Bullock and Reeves in a twilight-zone romance
Stanton Welch pushes a classic ballet to new heights
A worthy actor rides the bench in the listless Coach Carter
Catwoman prompts both purrs and hisses
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?
White Oleander is blond but ambitionless
Eric Schaeffer improves with Never Again by leaving himself out of it
Sean Penn plays retarded for Oscar, and audiences aren't rewarded
Houston's Bo Eason was among the NFL's toughest tacklers. But he takes his hardest hits in writing about his very intimate House of Pain.
With Cast Away, Robert Zemeckis unearths the part of Tom Hanks we've been hoping to find: His brittle humanity
The only thing deader than the haunted spirit in What Lies Beneath is the movie itself
A gay screenwriter goes mainstream in the unruly but provocative Dying Gaul
You know The Story of Us; he's fun, she's frigid
Midsummer Night's Dream masters the Bard's edgy fantasy
A boy and real depth are both missing in this movie
Two new films take on the issues, but only one entertains with its answers
Sexy and soulful, Schumacher's epic proves the third time's the charm
Nicholson makes Wolf savage fun