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Movie Stars

  • Film

    April 18, 2013
  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    For President's Day: The Best Movie Portrayals of 15 Presidents

    Portraying presidents on screen is always tricky. Crass imitation makes the thing look like a comedy skit, but completely ignoring the mannerisms and voice that people know doesn't work either. There have been some laughingly inept acting jobs when it comes to the 44 people who have been the countr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Relationships Suck: Top 5 Movies About Awful Couplings

    There is nothing more wonderful than being alone on Valentine's Day! Naturally, we are being sarcastic. As one half of a couple, Valentine's Day brings potential surprise engagements, co-worker jealousy-inducing flower deliveries, overpriced prix fixe dinners, a reason to shop at Victoria's Secret, ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Calendar

    January 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Prisoners of Sex: 10 Movie Womanizers, from the Sick to the Sublime

    The movies are full of bed-hopping men -- think of Humphrey Bogart's serial flirtations in The Big Sleep (1946), and Richard Roundtree laying his way uptown and down in Shaft (1971). But in Steve McQueen's Shame, slated to open in Houston December 16, womanizing is not just an outgrowth of the plot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Your 2011 Fall/Winter Movie Preview - Part 2

    ​You know the drill: the fall movie season starts today, my pretties (my review of Contagion will be up soon...there's a reason it didn't make the preview). Yesterday we covered the first half of 2011's most anticipated upcoming releases, determined through a rigorous scientific analysis consi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Top 10 Musician Movie Cameos

    Rocks Off has no idea why Mick Jagger might prefer Performance to Ned Kelly.​Over recent years, Rocks Off has been repeatedly surprised by the quality performances of musicians in films. Naturally, there are some duds in the mix; even Mick Jagger himself, who starred in 1970's Ned Kelly, disow ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2010

    Once Upon a Time in Mexico Feast

    If only all hit men were this good looking

  • Calendar

    April 29, 2010
  • Calendar

    April 1, 2010

    Screen on the Green: Reality Bites

    Get a double dose of the Houston skyline as you watch this film

  • Film

    February 11, 2010

    Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

    So many stars, so many storylines: It's a Valentine's Day massacre!

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Golden Bozos

    You know awards season is in full swing when all the celebrities converge upon the Beverly Hilton to get drunk and act like receiving an award from the same organization that once honored Pia Zadora is something to be proud of.That's right, it was Golden Globes night last Sunday. And while the just ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2009

    Seven

    Web exclusive!

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2008

    When’s George Clooney Going to Go into Therapy?

    Poor George Clooney. I mean that honestly, sincerely, truly. I think even if I were a man, I would be saying it. Poor George Clooney. The man cannot commit. The 47-year-old dapper actor recently broke up with his twentysomething girlfriend Sarah Larson after one year of dating, and for the firs ... More >>

  • Film

    May 29, 2008

    Cannes Class of 2008

    A jury divided unites around Laurent Cantet's schoolhouse drama

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Lloyd Dobler, How Could You?

    Let me say right up front that on a conscious level Miss Pop Rocks fully understands that John Cusack is not, in fact, Lloyd Dobler, star of the great 80s film Say Anything. Miss Pop Rocks knows that Lloyd Dobler is a fictional character, and that there is really probably no real boy out there who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2007

    Let Me Wash That for You, Honey

    If you think showers are just for, well … showering, think again. It turns out that we use the washroom for everything from a good shag to a place to stash beer. According to a recent online survey by bathroom product manufacturer Grohe, 22 percent of Americans say they do the down and dirty ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    January 11, 2007
  • Music

    November 16, 2006

    Never Opening Near You

    Music biopics Hollywood won't make

  • Film

    December 9, 2004

    Faker's Dozen

    A rare superior sequel, Ocean's Twelve entertains with cinematic sleight of hand

  • Film

    December 11, 2003

    Farrelly Mediocre

    The idiots what brung you Dumb and Dumber ain't funny no more

  • Culture

    November 6, 2003

    Free Will

    Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.

  • Film

    May 22, 2003

    Power Play

    Jim Carrey goes from physical to metaphysical comedy in Bruce Almighty

  • Film

    January 23, 2003

    Year of the Woman

    The big-screen dames of cinema 2003 will keep you watching

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    The Year of Living Dangerously

    Cinema 2002 counterbalanced a treacherous world

  • Culture

    August 22, 2002

    Fallon Fast

    Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen

  • Film

    August 22, 2002

    Simulation Number One

    Simone teaches us an important lesson: Movies aren't real, duh

  • 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

  • Film

    May 4, 2000

    Damsels in Distress

    Five suburban maidens face the music in Sophia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides

  • Film

    November 4, 1999

    Control Freaks

    Being John Malkovich pulls all the right strings

  • Music

    August 26, 1999

    Rap Actor

    LL Cool J rocks microphone, silver screen

  • Film

    May 27, 1999

    Notting Off

    Star power isn't enough to overcome this hollow romance

  • Film

    April 22, 1999

    Control Freaks

    Quality acting overcomes a thin plot in Pushing Tin

  • Film

    February 25, 1999

    Ultra Lights

    200 Cigarettes provides pleasantries, if not substance

  • Film

    January 14, 1999

    L.A. Pass

    The Hollywood of Hurlyburly has moved on to better places

  • Film

    December 31, 1998
  • Film

    July 2, 1998

    All Climax

    Feeling is forgotten in hard-sell Armageddon

  • Film

    October 30, 1997
  • Film

    July 24, 1997

    Going Down

    Air Force One nose-dives into an ocean of ennui

  • Film

    January 16, 1997

    Manhattan Melodies

    In Woody's world, everyone erupts into show tunes

  • Film

    June 13, 1996
  • Calendar

    May 23, 1996

    Beat the Heat!

    1996 Summer Guide

  • Film

    December 28, 1995

    The Year in Film

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

  • Film

    February 16, 1995

    Dead Bang

    Gonzo Western The Quick and the Dead is ludicrously entertaining

  • Film

    December 29, 1994

    Little Women, Big Film

    Louisa May Alcott's classic novel makes another classic movie

  • Film

    November 17, 1994

    The Sucking Game

    Monsters that go dull in the night

  • Film

    October 27, 1994

    A Bust on Broadway

    Good idea, good characters, bad result; Allen's roll comes to a stop

  • Film

    September 29, 1994

    Streep in the Wild

    Move aside Sly and Arnold, Meryl's gone muscular

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