Mickey Rourke

  • Film

    August 21, 2014
  • Articles

    August 14, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    The 5 Best Brunch Spots in Washington Corridor

    In Houston, we're pretty serious about our brunch. Whether it be migas and breakfast tacos or chicken and waffles and loaded Bloody Marys, we have no shortage of awesome spots to get our brunch on. Keeping later hours and killer cocktails in mind, we'll be taking a look at some of our favorite spots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Lil Wayne: The Keith Richards of Our Time?

    During a certain period in time, any given date between 2003 and 2007, when Lil Wayne decided to fully abandon his cartoon-gangster image, the one who sported a Cash Money medallion almost everywhere he went and whose teeth were ripe for a jeweler's appraisal, into the hardest-working man in rap. ... More >>

  • Film

    June 14, 2012

    Corporate Rock Still Sucks

    Rock of Ages posits Tom Cruise as a hair-metal god and hair metal as something un-awful.

  • Dining

    February 16, 2012

    Get a Rope

    Serving bad Tex-Mex in Houston is a crime — and Vida is guilty.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Friday the 13th: 13 Ways to Say "Eff You" to The Phobia

    It's Friday the 13th. What's good about it: There's not another Friday the 13th movie coming out. What's bad: Awful things may happen to you, according to tradition, lore and urban legend. If you're scared of today (and no, we're not going to attempt to look knowledgeable by cutting-and-pasting ... More >>

  • Music

    December 9, 2010

    Barfly Revisited

    A reunion for Pik N Pak, Houston's loudest icehouse ever

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Five Years After Katrina, Legendary K.O. Still Don't Like George Bush

    "George Bush ain't a gold digga, but he ain't messin' with no broke niggas." ​If Rocks Off were to make a list of memorable lines from underground Houston rap songs, that line from The Legendary K.O.'s viral 2005 single "George Bush Don't Like Black People," would no doubt earn a spot. So w ... More >>

  • Film

    August 12, 2010

    Twilight of the Bods

    Sly and the family Stallone get nostalgic for their legacy of ­brutality in The Expendables.

  • Film

    May 6, 2010

    Built to Last

    Iron Man 2 will lead to 3 and probably 4, but that doesn't mean it's good.

  • Film

    May 21, 2009

    Behind the Metal

    Revealed: Everything you wanted to know — or didn't — about Canuck headbangers Anvil.<

  • News

    April 9, 2009

    The Big Show

    WrestleMania XXV brings out 72,000 fans and Mickey Rourke.

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    WrestleMania: The Slideshow!!!!!

    "Have you ever seen a one-legged dog making its way down the street? If you've ever seen a one-legged dog than you've seen me," Bruce Springsteen sings in the title song to The Wrestler.Well, we've never seen a one-legged dog, to be honest, but we could have seen Mickey Rourke if we went to last nig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    The Best Wrestler Theme Songs of All Time

    With Wrestlemania in town for its 25th anniversary, Rocks Off thought we could take a little stroll down memory lane and relive some of the WWE's best wrestling theme songs. Nowadays, the WWE can afford to purchase the rights to slick, well-produced songs by popular music acts such as Saliva, Our L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Most. Boring. Oscars. Ever.

    Ugh! The only interesting thing about the whole damn show was the realization that Goldie Hawn looks like Mickey Rourke. Stop with the work, lady! Seriously. God love Hugh Jackman, but this is not the Tonys. Could that Beyonce "Best of the Musicals" number been any more cheese ball? I have exp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Rice Students Win That MTV Contest And Head To The Oscars

    And it's Rice FTW!!!Sure, the basketball team sucks, the football program's a perpetual work in progress, and even the baseball team ain't what it used to be. But the Owls have DOMINATED the MTV contest to send people to interview celebrities on the Academy Awards red carpet!We told you about the tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Album of the Week: Bruce Springsteen's Working on a Dream

    Bruce Springsteen is one prolific motherfucker. After all, he's produced one entire 4 CD box set (Tracks) of songs that he thought weren't good enough to be included on a regular album, and much of it still blew away anything in comparison. In that vein, we have Working on a Dream, coming little mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Oh Noes!! Mickey Rourke Drops Out Of Wrestlemania!! (Danny Bonaduce Still Available, Though)

    Houston, you have had a tough few months.Ike hit. The Texans missed the playoffs. And now -- most crushingly of all -- comes news that Mickey Rourke won't be coming to Wrestlemania after all.Of course, this being professional wrestling, things may change a half-dozen times before the event. Still, a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 29, 2009


    Toni Valle challenges your nostalgia for the ‘80s

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Macon Greyson Puts the Moves on The Wrestler

    The Press has touted Dallas rock band Macon Greyson numerous times. Music Editor Chris Gray had its 20th Century Accidents as one of his top albums of 2007. National mags like No Depression, Paste and Amplifier have all raved about the band while our sister paper in Dallas, the Observer, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Miss Pop Rocks' Worst Life Series

    So I've totally gotten sucked into the new Oprah and her Best Life series which aired last week and is all about, well, living your best life as Oprah thinks you should. Every day last week she focused on a different issue: money, body, sex, etc. with the goal being to help her viewers reach the ap ... More >>

  • News

    December 25, 2008

    Best Films of 2008

    Looking back at Che, The Dark Knight, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and many others, and looking ahead to 2009

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Houston Film Critics Announce Their Awards; Best Picture Goes To A Movie You Can't See In Houston Yet

    The Houston Film Critics Society, of which yours truly is a member (along with the those two guys that used to work for the Chronicle, among others), just released their 2008 award winners. I'm already drafting a strong letter of protest haranguing my fellow HFCS members for failing to acknowledge R ... More >>

  • Music

    December 4, 2008
  • Film

    September 11, 2008

    Oh, Canada

    Midway through the Toronto film fest, and things are looking bleak

  • Home Entertainment

    December 15, 2005
  • Film

    October 13, 2005

    Keira Get Your Gun

    Domino chronicles the life of a model-turned-bounty hunter

  • Home Entertainment

    September 15, 2005
  • Film

    March 31, 2005

    Color Bind

    What's black and white and red all over? Sin City, pal.

  • Film

    March 10, 2005

    Without Sin

    It isn't the movie you may think it is, but Hostage will get your attention

  • Film

    January 1, 2004

    The Sorrow and the Pity

    In a year of big-screen sadness, our critics comfort those who triumphed

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    The Class of '03

    Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas

  • Film

    September 11, 2003

    Johnny's Show

    Depp saves the day in Once Upon a Time in Mexico

  • Film

    April 3, 2003

    The Kids Aren't Alright

    Fledgling director Jonas Akerlund spins the next hip dope flick

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Christina Aguilera

    Stripped (RCA)

  • Film

    August 31, 2000

    Chewing the Fat

    Amanda Peet and her perfect choppers grind up the brainless suitors in Whipped

  • Calendar

    June 3, 1999
  • Film

    July 16, 1998

    Buffed Up

    Stylish Buffalo '66 makes an incomplete pass

  • Film

    November 20, 1997

    Down by Law

    Even Francis Ford Coppola can't make much of John Grisham

  • Film

    February 6, 1997

    Dead Man Acting

    Hollywood never realized that Tupac Shakur was always better than his movies

  • Culture

    February 15, 1996

    Skin Deep

    DiverseWorks survey of Houston tattoo proves more flash than substance

  • Film

    November 24, 1994

    Hollow Points

    Besson's bullet ballet The Professional is slick, but morally ugly