Napoleon Dynamite

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Dan Shaughnessy Is Back: The Texans Have "Zero Chance" to Beat the Patriots

    Our favorite whipping boy from Boston is at it again. Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy, who called the Texans "frauds" and "tomato cans" recently, went back to work on the Texans in a column for the venerable paper again today, this time to tell us he's really sorry that we got angry about his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Top 5 Reasons Bon Iver Is the Clown Prince of Hipster Doofuses

    Who is Bon Iver? The name originally referred to a band, I guess in the same way Nine Inch Nails referred to a "band," but since hitting it big, it's mostly just a nickname for frontman and songwriter Justin Vernon, who, depending on who you ask, may either be Jesus or the antichrist. Consulting my ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Chicken Quesadillas at Taco Milagro

    More often than not I find inspiration for dinner while watching movies. This has led to some unorthodox evening meals, including blueberry pie with cheese (Taxi Driver) and diner eggs and potatoes with Pinot Noir (Sideways). Most recently I was viewing clips of Napoleon Dynamite on YouTube, speci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    What the Hell Is a Churkey?

    bbc.comMy, those little turkens sure do look delicious!​What has the body of a chicken, the head of a turkey, and is bred for its skills in magic? Okay, so that last one's a rip on Napoleon Dynamite, but there really is such a beast, originating in the far corners of Eastern Europe. Recently ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Roosh Williams: No College Rapper, Just Wicked Smart

    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 Photos via Roosh Williams on F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Eight Songs That Make Us Want To Go Back To School

    ​Last week, when Rocks Off was editing our former intern Matthew Keever's article about the worst back-to-school soundtracks when Jerry Lee Lewis' "High School Confidential" popped into our head out of the blue. Not really out of the blue, we guess, but the next thing we knew we were thinking, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    He Said, She Said: Get Your Ass In Shape Workout Songs

    Unlike our male counterpart, we aren't seeking to purge our inner demons when we work out (and some of us - shudder - purge something else before working out anyway). Instead, we're looking for something fun, upbeat and beat-heavy. Something that makes you want to shake your ass while you're w ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 15, 2009
  • Film

    June 12, 2008

    Kick Ass: The Foot Fist Way

    Tae kwon do comedy stars a truly cringe-tastic Danny McBride

  • Film

    March 20, 2008

    Sk8er Boi: Paranoid Park

    Gus Van Sant returns to disaffected youth and shoestring budgets

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2008

    SXSW Photos: The Rachel Ray Party

    Mojitos are proof that God loves the hungover and the weary. She was totally not into me taking her picture. Especially after like the sixteenth one. I feel I may have been crossing a line.

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2007

    Retro Active: A Nuclear Era, But I Have No Fear

    A few weeks ago, because my XM radio unit and my heart are both perpetually stuck on the Eighties channel (XM 8), I started to notice how many of the seemingly innocuous pop songs from those pastel-tinged years had much heavier concerns. Perhaps those erudite Englishmen Duran Duran put it best in ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    The Death Set

    The Death Set perform Saturday, June 30, at Boondocks, 1417 Westheimer, #2, 713-522-8500. Ponytails also performs.

  • Film

    September 28, 2006

    Men Behaving Badly

    Bad Santa meets Napoleon Dynamite in tepid man-child comedy

  • Calendar

    July 27, 2006
  • Film

    June 15, 2006

    Tortilla Flat

    Nacho's funnier than Napoleon, which isn't sayin' much

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    The Allen Oldies Band

    Live and Delirious!

  • Home Entertainment

    May 18, 2006
  • Calendar

    April 20, 2006
  • Music

    October 6, 2005

    Rock and Roll Bestiary

    You already know all about this year's crop of wolf bands. We examine the tiger, bear, shark and lion bands, and offer up a rock zodiac.

  • Film

    September 15, 2005

    Death Warmed Over

    Romance is alive -- and dead -- in Just Like Heaven

  • Calendar

    September 8, 2005

    Kip Ruells!

    It's a Dynamite showcase of artistic skills at Commerce Street Artists Warehouse

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2005

    Legendary Beats

    Get a heady dose of drum 'n' bass at Planet of the Drums

  • Calendar

    June 2, 2005

    Buckets o' Fun

    Life's a beach at the AIA Sandcastle Competition

  • Calendar

    May 26, 2005

    Dang, You've Got Skills!

    Show 'em off at a midnight screening of Napoleon Dynamite

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2005

    The Indie 50

    Catch low-budget cinematic gems -- before they turn to Dynamite -- at WorldFest

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2005

    Dancing Queen

    The Martha Graham Dance Company defines modern movement

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    From Major to Minor

    Why the best films of 2004 look like indies but aren't

  • News

    November 25, 2004

    Talking Turkey

    Time again to honor the best in Houston

  • Film

    October 28, 2004

    Green Achers

    Undertow relishes the pain and beauty of a reclusive Southern family

  • News

    August 26, 2004

    Signs of Ignorance

    Just chop 'em where it says "Do Not Chop," boys

  • Film

    July 15, 2004


    Deadpan irony is the rule in this triumphant high school geek comedy

  • Culture

    February 12, 2004

    The Hard Sell

    Local filmmaker Shane Carruth won Sundance's top honor. what?