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Nick Nolte

  • Film

    April 3, 2014

    Comedian Has a Sad

    Kristen Wiig dials it way back in Hateship Loveship.

  • Film

    January 17, 2013

    Gangster Squad

    retelling the stories of better movies.

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Siniad Gonzalez: Your Glamour-Shot Mug of the Day Belongs To Getaway Driver

    Not all mugshots are Nick Nolte disasters or Trinity, Texas entertainment. Some women go for the glamor look. Like Siniad Vanessa Gonzalez, charged with being the getaway driver for a home invasion. The three men involved in the caper are on the run, but the victim gave police a description of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Blue-Eyed Butcher: Lifetime's Susan Wright Movie, Viciously Reviewed By One Of Her Attorneys

    Susan Wright is the Houston woman who tied her husband to their bed and stabbed him 193 times. Kelly Siegler is the prosecutor who re-enacted that scene in court, bringing in a bed, tying a fellow prosecutor to it, and then fake-stabbing him 193 times for the jury's sake. Lifetime has made a movie ... More >>

  • 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

    January 30, 2012

    Luck: "You Don't Know Your Own Depth"

    When word came out that David Milch was working on another series for HBO, the inevitable question arose: Would we be getting the David Milch that created the densely lyrical, critically acclaimed Deadwood? Or the David Milch responsible for the incoherent John from Cincinnati? As it turns out, Luck ... More >>

  • Articles

    December 22, 2011
  • Culture

    December 22, 2011

    The Film Issue

    Looking back on the year in movies, and what's coming in 2012.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Your 2011 Fall/Movie Preview (Part 1)

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Falcon Lake: Casting The Inevitable Lifetime Movie

    Tiffany Young-Hartley: Only Reese Witherspoon could do her justice​Okay, so it's time to get started on the script and casting for the movie about David and Tiffany's fateful Jet-Ski trip on Falcon Lake. First, what to name this movie? The Pirates of Falcon Lake will never do: it conjures Johnn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Grum's "Through The Night" Is One Rad Buddy-Cop Bromance

    Every day Rocks Off trolls the tubes of you in search of videos to share. If you have something that you think deserves to be video of the day, send a link to jef_rouner at yahoo dot com. ​Your daily VJ has been using the phrase "homoerotic undertones" since the fourth grade, and we have the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Kanye West's New Toy: Twitter

    ​If there was any other pop-culture wonder in need of a worldwide soapbox to spout off from it was Kanye West. Yesterday sweet dreams became a beautiful nightmare when West got his own verified Twitter account, @kanyewest. Little wonder this comes right before the run-up of publicity for his n ... More >>

  • News

    June 3, 2010

    Don't Believe the Hype

    Houston's Most Overrated Attractions

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Pop Rocks: The Celebrity DUI Conundrum

    ​I've always preferred brunettes. Aside from making me not a gentleman, this simply meant I favored Jaclyn Smith over Farrah Fawcett, Lynda Carter (or JoAnna Cameron) to Deidre Hall, Yasmine Bleeth to Gena Lee Nolin, and Jane Seymour over, well...just about any of the other Bond Girls. Given ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    The 5 Best Satirical Twitter Accounts

    ​Probably the only good thing to come out of the Gulf oil disaster (other than the Uncle John's Bathroom Reader-style discovery that dog hair is super absorbent) is @BPGlobalPR.Satirical Twitter accounts -- created by anonymous users to mock and skewer public figures or celebrities -- have been ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Aftermath: Puppet Shows, Neo-Rastas, Freddie Gonorrhea, Black Congress and an Impromptu Nap Saturday at Westheimer Block Party

    Marc Brubaker​ Saturday's Westheimer Block Party began on a wobbly note, as most music festivals do with fans and staff still trying to find their bearings, aided by alcohol or otherwise. The scene on the ground seemed chaotic just an hour into the first day of the event. Organizer and Free Press ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    For Flu Season: The Top 5 Comfort Foods and Drinks

    It's official: flu season is here and it's hit with a vengeance. Television news reports deliver frightening messages from the Director of Health and Human Services while we're forced to watch Matt Lauer get a flu shot on the Today Show, and our moms keep calling us to remind us to get plenty of res ... More >>

  • Film

    July 30, 2009

    It's a Wacky Life

    Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler, together at last in Funny People.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    What Do You Get For The Couple Who Has Everything, Including A Crazy Stalker?

    Oh gosh, Lisa Nowak's not going to take this news well.(That's Lisa "I was not wearing diapers" Nowak to you; one-third of the wackiest astronaut love triangle ever.)The other two parts of that triangle are getting married.Bill Oefelein, the NASA stud muffin who simply loves the ladies, is tying the ... More >>

  • Film

    August 14, 2008

    Apocalypse Whatever: Tropic Thunder

    Ben Stiller's Hollywood send-up lacks firepower

  • Film

    June 5, 2008

    The Children of Huang Shi Is an Epic Bore

    This film is just another sweeping, extraordinary journey to redemption

  • Film

    February 14, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    September 13, 2007
  • Film

    February 22, 2007

    Fly Me to the Moon

    Astronaut Farmer dares to dream

  • Film

    July 13, 2006

    Freeloader

    You, Me and Dupree overstays its welcome

  • Film

    May 18, 2006

    Shell Game

    Over the Hedge wants you to feel bad about what it's selling, which is everything

  • Film

    July 21, 2005

    Free At Last

    A harrowing journey leads to America, and then to someplace better

  • Film

    January 6, 2005

    Blade Runners

    Hotel Rwanda finds hope amid the horrors of tribal genocide

  • Film

    July 8, 2004

    King Artless

    Bruckheimer's knights go for grit but lose the glory

  • Film

    July 31, 2003

    Higher Ground

    Northfork is the work of angels, real and imagined

  • Film

    June 19, 2003

    Mind over Matter

    In Ang Lee's Hulk, the big green guy gets existential

  • Film

    April 17, 2003

    The French Conniption

    Nick Nolte pulls off a twitchy Gallic heist

  • Culture

    January 23, 2003

    Blood Money

    Why John Cusack wouldn't do anything till he made this Hitler movie

  • Film

    January 23, 2003

    Year of the Woman

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

  • Film

    July 5, 2001

    Gallic Phallic Humor

    French director Francis Veber serves a little straight white whine with his wacky gay farce

  • Culture

    June 21, 2001

    Cumming Up

    Is he a writer, director, actor or...sex symbol? Um, yes--and more

  • Calendar

    May 17, 2001

    Dogging Ellroy

    James Ellroy is straddling popularity and acclaim

  • Film

    May 17, 2001

    Golden Room with No View

    Merchant Ivory's lush take on Henry James needs a few more turns of the screw

  • Film

    July 13, 2000

    Whistlin' Trixie

    You'll lap it up as the title character in Alan Rudolph's quirky comedy trips over her own tongue

  • Film

    March 16, 2000

    Boob Job

    Julia Roberts and her cleavage fight social injustice in Erin Brockovich

  • Film

    February 3, 2000

    That Was Then...

    Confusing Simpatico explores the guilt that haunts three friends who pulled a scam in their youth

  • Film

    February 18, 1999

    Affecting Affliction

    A grimly compelling film searches for souls and a murder suspect

  • Film

    January 14, 1999

    Unconventional Conflict

    War films get redefined by the complex Thin Red Line

  • Film

    January 1, 1998

    Cuddly or Crude?

    As Good As It Gets aims for both. And misses.

  • Film

    October 2, 1997

    Pulp Without Politics

    Can Oliver Stone leave his obsessions behind?

  • News

    July 17, 1997
  • Film

    July 3, 1997

    Galactic Mediocrity

    Men in Black thinks small and tries too hard

  • Film

    April 6, 1995

    Lover Men

    Three films offer differing takes on the myth of the romantic hero

  • Film

    March 3, 1994
  • Film

    February 10, 1994
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