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Natalie Portman

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    The 10 Best Songs About Hair

    Hair -- it's everywhere, literally. The concept of hair is almost vital to the music community nowadays. Whether it's that one Disney heartthrob's primped-to-perfection side-swoop or Steven Tyler's cornucopia of bird feathers, an iconic hairstyle can cement one's place in pop culture. In music espec ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2014
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    November 7, 2013
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    August 8, 2013

    12 Houston Chefs With Celebrity Doppelgangers: Restaurant Weeks Edition

    It's Doppelganger time! See which Houston local chef tried to steal a kiss from Natalie Portman and who plays for the MLB in his spare time. And don't forget to support Houston Restaurant Week by visiting the chef's restaurants all month long (special bonus: if you sneak into the kitchen without ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: Big Business, Garbage, The Shins, etc.

    Big Business Warehouse Live (Studio), Monday Since 2003, the twosome of drummer-yelper Coady Willis and bassist-howler Jared Warren (give or take a guitarist) has been making a perfect sludgy mess as Big Business. They ended up joining Melvins Buzz Osbourne and Dale Crover along the way, both live ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2012
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    January 5, 2012
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    January 5, 2012

    Free for All: Art Without a Price Tag

    We've had a couple of days to recover from all of those holiday parties, and we're already looking forward to this weekend's offerings. Here are a few of the events on our list. On Friday, we'll be stopping by the "Joseph Cohen: Fatto in Italia" opening at Wade Wilson Art. Cohen, part of the Conc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Say My Name: Bands Named After Actual, Real People

    Punk Rock Elite​This Friday would have been Z.Z. Hill's 76th birthday, but the popular Texas bluesman passed away in 1984 from a heart attack. Most people only know who the late soul crooner is through his connection to ZZ Top. The moniker of that little ol' band from where we are sitting righ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Top 10 Songs Famous Because Of A Movie

    ​Wednesday night, surf-guitar hero Dick Dale played to a packed Continental Club, in what Rocks Off's buddy Lonesome Onry and Mean and several others have since said was one of the best shows they've ever seen. The song that sent everyone home with their ears ringing and their fingers on fire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Thor Morris, 20: Came from Asgard Crossed Half the Country to Hack Houston ATMs

    Thor Morris: "Great Odin's raven!!!"​As much of America learned this past weekend, Thor the God of Thunder (?) (Hammers? We weren't paying that much attention) came to Earth from Asgard to not have sex with Natalie Portman. What we learned today: Thor, the God of Computer Hacking, came to Hou ... More >>

  • Film

    April 7, 2011

    Stoned and Throned

    Your Highness, dirty jokes for the D&D crowd.

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Why We Read Previews (A Prelude to My Astros 2011 Preview)

    ​Thanks to the Internet -- specifically blogs, YouTube, chat rooms and porn -- the competition for the few spare minutes that you have in your day to consume items not related to work, family, or sleep has never been fiercer. So why would you spend the next several minutes reading my previe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    Oscar Night 2011: The Live Blog!

    ​We are only less than three hours out from bringing you live-blogging coverage, right here, of this year's Academy Awards, and we are more than excited to take you through the night for every win, loss, awful dress, awesome dress, foible, and foul-up Hollywood throws our way.

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Colin Firth for Best Actor? Not So Fast.

    ​I realize the actual Academy Awards aren't set to be broadcast until Sunday night, when millions of people will watch -- for the first hour, at least -- as co-hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway lob Nerfball zingers at their fellow actors, make passively tasteless jokes about speech impedime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Bombay Pizza Company: Perfect for an Oscar Party

    The Slumdog.​With Academy Awards season upon us again, I have a recommendation for your Oscar party, sure to increase the number of folks in your social network, and that, my friends, is Bombay Pizza Company downtown. I've wanted to try the Indian-Italian fusion-y joint since its inception b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Cold Weather Baby Names: Naming the Bundle of Joy You Started This Morning

    It made sense in February 2011, kid​No doubt all of you people who don't work in the news industry are either off this morning or working from home. But we all know that no one gets any work done at home with all the distractions running around you. Television, NetFlix, Internet porn, food, wi ... More >>

  • Film

    January 20, 2011

    Life After Black Swan

    Natalie Portman follows up with — surprise — an awfully good romantic comedy.

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Why the Golden Globes Are Relevant...No, Really

    Just as relevant as the Academy Awards. Sorry.​The 2011 awards season kicked off Sunday night with the 68th installment of the Golden Globes, a.k.a. That Awards Show No One in Hollywood Takes Seriously But They All Attend Anyway Because They're Too Chickenshit to Blow It Off. Though now that ... More >>

  • Film

    December 9, 2010

    Dance Dance Revulsion

    Natalie Portman goes batshit in a tutu in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan.

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    So Who Hasn't Gotten Naked?

    W Magazine: All about the art.​In the latest news from the Land That Talent Forgot, Kim Kardashian has gone starkers for the November issue of W Magazine: Kim Kardashian has bared all on the cover of a fashion magazine. The reality star, who turns 30 on Oct. 21, appears nude on W Magazine's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Top 10 Celebrity Music-Video Cameos

    ​Ratt, "Round and Round" Thursday night, Ratt hits up Warehouse Live with what passes for their original line-up. At their peak, the band was a gritty and decadent alternative to bands like Poison, skewing closer to Motley Crue in terms of excess and drug abuse. ​The band managed to ... More >>

  • Music

    April 9, 2009
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    March 10, 2009

    How About Some SXSW Day Parties? A LOT of SXSW Day Parties?

    We here at Rocks Off are only about a week away from chafed inner thighs, weird Japanese punk bands puking in hotel pools and sweating out our morning mojitos while walking to an art space off 4th Street. South By Southwest is now only a week away. It was all fun and games in December when we were ... More >>

  • Film

    February 28, 2008

    Sister Act: The Other Boleyn Girl

    Sibling rivalry in all its royal glory

  • Home Entertainment

    February 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008

    Six Degrees of Charlie Wilson’s War

    I’m sure that many of you are familiar the theory of Six Degrees of Separation – or at least the Hollywood version of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. In short, the theory posits that everyone person in the world is no more than six steps from each person on the planet. (In the Hollywood version, ... More >>

  • Film

    November 15, 2007

    Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

    Mr. Magorium is far less fantastical than its title

  • Film

    June 14, 2007

    Get Inside. It's Summertime!

    Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)

  • Film

    May 31, 2007

    The Joy in the Bubble

    Cannes 2007 was a success, but how many of its movies will you actually get to see?

  • Home Entertainment

    August 3, 2006
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    March 16, 2006

    See Also: Vexing

    V for Vendetta delivers less, not Moore

  • Film

    December 1, 2005

    Torah! Torah! Torah!

    Protocols of Zion takes a hard look at those who fear Jews

  • Calendar

    May 26, 2005

    Dang, You've Got Skills!

    Show 'em off at a midnight screening of Napoleon Dynamite

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Excess Hollywood

    In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.

  • Film

    May 19, 2005

    On the Dark Side

    Why Episode III isn't the movie it should have been

  • Film

    May 19, 2005

    Sith Is It

    George Lucas at last delivers the Star Wars prequel we've been waiting for

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Fahrenheit 2004

    Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Leaning Sideways

    In a year when small movies came up big, picking the best was a Payne

  • Film

    December 2, 2004

    Closer to Fine

    Urban savages wage war over sex in Mike Nichols's dreadfully funny new film

  • Film

    August 12, 2004

    Yes, You Can

    In the Garden State, home is where Zach Braff's heart is

  • Film

    December 25, 2003

    A Mountainous Achievement

    Cold Mountain sets the new standard for Civil War drama on-screen

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    Mag Hags

    What's wrong with the state of music journalism -- and how to fix it

  • Film

    May 16, 2002

    Shadows of the Empire

    George Lucas tries to reclaim his lost glory with Episode II

  • Film

    April 27, 2000

    Okie Glamour

    Ashley Judd and Natalie Portman as poor white folk? It's best not to question the attraction of Where the Heart Is.

  • Film

    March 16, 2000

    Turning Japanese

    Forest Whitaker brings an adopted honor code to the streets in Jim Jarmusch's Ghost Dog

  • Film

    November 11, 1999

    Glossed Over

    Anywhere But Here treats a mother-daugther relationship like kid stuff

  • Film

    May 20, 1999

    Episode I: What Did You Expect?

    It's Star Wars, all right

  • Film

    January 16, 1997

    Manhattan Melodies

    In Woody's world, everyone erupts into show tunes

  • Film

    November 24, 1994

    Hollow Points

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

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