In Sin City there are no heroes.
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 >>
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 >>
Rock of Ages posits Tom Cruise as a hair-metal god and hair metal as something un-awful.
Serving bad Tex-Mex in Houston is a crime — and Vida is guilty.
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 >>
A reunion for Pik N Pak, Houston's loudest icehouse ever
"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 >>
Sly and the family Stallone get nostalgic for their legacy of brutality in The Expendables.
Iron Man 2 will lead to 3 and probably 4, but that doesn't mean it's good.
Revealed: Everything you wanted to know — or didn't — about Canuck headbangers Anvil.<
WrestleMania XXV brings out 72,000 fans and Mickey Rourke.
"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Toni Valle challenges your nostalgia for the 80s
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 >>
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 >>
Looking back at Che, The Dark Knight, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and many others, and looking ahead to 2009
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 >>
Amuse Your Delusion
Midway through the Toronto film fest, and things are looking bleak
Domino chronicles the life of a model-turned-bounty hunter
What's black and white and red all over? Sin City, pal.
It isn't the movie you may think it is, but Hostage will get your attention
In a year of big-screen sadness, our critics comfort those who triumphed
Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas
Depp saves the day in Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Fledgling director Jonas Akerlund spins the next hip dope flick
Amanda Peet and her perfect choppers grind up the brainless suitors in Whipped
Stylish Buffalo '66 makes an incomplete pass
Even Francis Ford Coppola can't make much of John Grisham
Hollywood never realized that Tupac Shakur was always better than his movies
DiverseWorks survey of Houston tattoo proves more flash than substance
Besson's bullet ballet The Professional is slick, but morally ugly