Flicks to look into on the edge of tomorrow — and the next months
Wes Anderson's latest premieres at the Berlin Film Festival.
The films you won't want to miss.
It all ends not with a whimper, but a dick joke.
And starring as "Vampira"...Hey, haven't heard much about Lindsay Lohan recently, maybe she's finally on the right...oh: Lindsay Lohan will be headed back to court -- yet again. During a hearing in Los Angeles Wednesday, Judge Stephanie Sautner ordered the actress' probation revoked, and ru ... More >>
Note: Pop Rocks will return next week. Labor Day has come and gone, which means the official start of the fall movie season is just around the corner. In fact, two of the more anticipated releases of latter 2011 -- Warrior and Contagion -- come out tomorrow. After what has been widely rega ... More >>
We scoured the Internet, like we do for at least nine hours a day, for an excuse to embed Scorsese clips into one, organized blog post. Lucky for us, we found that timeliness was applicable: the 35th anniversary edition of Taxi Driver is out on Blu-Ray! We'll probably stick to our used copy t ... More >>
Seth Rogen schlubs it up as The Green Hornet's masked man.
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 >>
The center of all things smarmy and controversial.Celebrities have money and fame and are constantly surrounded by controversy. Many of them never make it back from a serious legal problem or a major embarrassment. Ask Mel Gibson. Others, however, find their footing and manage to right the s ... More >>
Another well-adjusted Prop 8 supporterI'm sure you've all heard the terrible news by now: Judge Vaughn "Mussolini" Walker declared California's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Obviously I don't have to tell you what severe ramifications this will have, not only for the soul of our country ... More >>
Angelina Jolie's big picture -- is she in the "needs a hit" category yet? -- opens this month, and is generally being described as "a female Bourne" or terms like that.Which means plenty of frantic cutting, shaky camera work, pulsing music, CGI explosions and -- well, you know the list of ingredient ... More >>
Why are there fang marks on your microphone?
We're going to mix it up a bit on Pop Rocks today. Usually, I stick with one subject for the entire piece because I'd rather not depend too heavily on snarky line-item entries. But let's face it; sometimes there's just too much going on in the world of pop culture for me to focus on just one top ... More >>
Last Saturday at the Museum of Fine Arts' Brown Auditorium, the Houston Film Critics Society (of which yours truly is a member) held its third annual awards ceremony. It was a star-studded affair, if you consider the presence of one star sufficient to use the term.Here's a list of the winners:Best ... More >>
If you got the TV on tonight, click over to TBS and see a local comedian making an impression on television. Mike MacRae, who got his start at Houston’s Laff Stop, is now a cast member on Frank TV. The weekly sketch show – now in its second season – stars Frank Caliendo (you know, that guy fro ... More >>
Okay, so I’m not saying that my marriage is the world’s greatest or anything. Mr. Pop Rocks and I have our bitter moments, our mean-spirited spats, our drunken fist fights. (Just kidding about the mean-spirited spats part.) Anyway, what I’m saying is we’re certainly not perfect. But her ... More >>
Christian Bale simmers in The Prestige
Can't get enough of Bill Clinton? Have we got a movie for you.
In Keaton v. Heigl, girl power (Mad Money) trumps bridesmaid fashion (27 Dresses)
This 2001 film wears its cult sensibilities on its sleeve
Vince Vaughn tries to attract a different set of underage babies with Fred Claus
Wendell Baker is a dysfunctional Wilson family affair
Ocean's Thirteen is a washed-up threequel. How much you wanna bet Hollywood makes a bundle?
Skirt-chasing Vince Vaughn is Wedding Crashers' master of ceremonies
No obvious joke goes untouched in this so-so TV show remake
50 First Dates is a patchy toss-off strictly for Sandler fans
Tired of boring dates? Don't go out with Tad Hamilton
Richard Curtis is in Love with love, so what's new?
Depp saves the day in Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Ray Liotta wants to know why he loses roles to...Owen Wilson?
The year's best featured plenty of sad white guys
When it comes to producing movies, it's a fine art (or Art Linson)
Sean Penn plays retarded for Oscar, and audiences aren't rewarded
Ephron offers an appealing update of a classic charmer
They shoot bad films, don't they?
The terrific L.A. Confidential captures our worst suspicions of how the world works
What's wrong with this Picture? Everything.
Sleepers aims for the gut -- and misses
What this year's movies portend for next year
Speed proves there's still life in the old car chase