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Nicolas Cage

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Dude! Alamo Drafthouse Introduces Cocktails to Pair With Your Favorite Films

    Nothing pairs better with drinks than the right food. Except maybe movies. From the White Russians in The Big Lebowski to martinis in any (and all) James Bond films to the French 75, which rose to fame after its mention in Casablanca, films and cocktails have a long, mouthwatering history. Alamo D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    PSA: Stop Sharing Photos of Receipts with Crazy Tips and Messages

    2013 will go down in history as the year of sharing restaurant receipts via social media. First it was the Applebee's employee who shared a a photo of a check left by a pastor who included no tip, for religious reasons.Then there was the pushback and subsequent Instagram account by Tips for Jesus, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Breaking Down Limp Bizkit's Awesomely Bad New Video

    Okay, okay, I know what you're thinking. A new Limp Bizkit video? Is this 1999? No, my friends, this is 2013: the year of the nostalgia act. As irrelevant as Limp Bizkit may seem to those of us who grew up when they were a thing, there's a whole generation of kids growing up now who view them as so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    10 Iron Maiden T-Shirts Sure to Prove Your Metal Cred

    According to the unwritten laws of concert etiquette, it's generally unacceptable to wear a band's T-shirt to their performances. It just makes you look as if you're trying a tad too hard. A notable exception to this rule, however, is the legendary Iron Maiden, who just so happen to be taking over t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Congrats, J: 10 Graduation Gift Ideas for Justin Bieber

    Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber managed to graduate from high school recently, earning his diploma from St. Michael Catholic Secondary School in Stratford, Ontario, a school that was kind enough to offer him electronic courses uncontaminated by loathsome U.S. politics. Bieber moved to Atlanta with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Rap Round Table: Who Is the Greatest Movie Villain of All Time?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: E.S.G., Marcus Manchild, Renzo, Kyle Hubbard, Purple Bastard, Preemo, Mic Skills, Mac, more. Not Invited: Michael Myers, becau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    10 Bob Cratchits, Ranked from Worst to First

    God bless us, everyone.​Every fan of A Christmas Carol has their favorite Scrooges -- whether it's George C. Scott, Patrick Stewart or Mr. Magoo. But the role of Bob Cratchit is also crucial, and a slew of big names have taken their shot at it, with mixed results. It can be a tough role to p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Honey Honey: Banjos Plucked Like Foreplay

    It's a well-known fact that band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're working hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. Trang An​Publicist Renee Harrison has a knack for finding us at our most vulnerable (hint: it's when we've almost reached the answer at the bot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Houston Rappers Jump On Planking Craze

    Uzoy, our eighth-place planking finisher.​So "planking" is an actual thing now, it appears. Great. Here's how you plank: Lie flat on something. Take a picture of it. Post it on the Internet. Here's how you plank in Houston: Lie flat on something. Take a picture of it. Send it to Slim Thug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    GT Garza Tastier Than Free Fajitas On @ItzGarza

    Photos by T. Gray​Thursday evening, perennially (and unjustifiably) overlooked rapper GT Garza held a release party for his latest tape, @ItzGarza. Sponsored by Jose Cuervo, the event was held at SF2 South, a store that has suddenly become a juggernaut within the Houston hip-hop community. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Lights, Camera, Osama

    It'll be the feel-good movie of the year.​On the Geologic Internet Time Scale, the news of Osama bin Laden's death took place almost a century ago. We're already fondly recalling our whereabouts when we heard the fateful news (drinking beer and watching The Killing...NEVAR FORGET) and relivi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    I'm Gay & 10 More Recent Dubious Rap Album Titles

    ​Lil B is obviously an outlandish artist, but his most recent blogworthy activity has many hip-hop fans pretty damn upset. This past weekend at Coachella, The Based God announced the title of his next album. He has named it I'm Gay and according to the Based God, it's a major move to demonstra ... More >>

  • Film

    February 17, 2011

    Cognitive Dissonance

    Unknown is yet another empty-headed vehicle for Liam Neeson.

  • News

    January 20, 2011

    Playing Favorites

    HISD partners with the Chronicle on magnet report

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    If More Gary Kubiak Is Inevitable, Why Not Just Sit Back And Enjoy It?

    Bob McNair: It's on him, now​"If there's a way to solve the problem without it being so traumatic -- and if you do it in a traumatic fashion, I believe it sets you back two years. So is your situation so bad that you think there's no other recourse and the only way you can solve it is to tear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Five More Heavy Metal Christmas Carols

    ​Last year's unholy Christmas metal list was so popular, we decided to reach back into our quasi-Santanic bag and find five more songs for you to blare while trimming the tree and wrapping presents. We made our list too late to catch Rob Halford's Christmas album, Winter Songs. Otherwise it ... More >>

  • Film

    May 27, 2010
  • Film

    April 15, 2010

    Faster Than a Speeding Internet

    Superheroes in the YouTube age.

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Uncle Charlie, In Considerably Fewer Words Than We Expended

    www.unclecharlieart.comThis is not the Uncle Charlie art illustrating the artist's "Six Word Tale." This is.​They say less is more, and in this case they're probably right. Houston poster artist Uncle Charlie, the subject of one of Rocks Off's recent columns in his ink-and-paper Noise persona, is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    John O'Quinn's Death By Speeding On A Rain-Slicked Road A Mystery, National Enquirer Reports

    ​We have become all too lax in keeping up with the National Enquirer; most of the "celebrities" who are getting fat, having affairs or going to rehab in its pages are pretty much unfamiliar to us. (We know there's a dude named Gosselin who's very bad, but we don't know why, nor care.)Luckily, the ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 28, 2009

    Magical Gardens

    The Edies mesmerize all at Stages Repertory Theatre in Grey Gardens.

  • News

    December 25, 2008

    Best Films of 2008

    Looking back at Che, The Dark Knight, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and many others, and looking ahead to 2009

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008

    Miss Pop Rocks Has the Flu

    Miss Pop Rocks is sick. The whole basket of fun, including: 102 degree fever, hacking up mucus, uncontrollable sneezing, and so on. But this unfortunate situation has enabled her to conduct a little experiment, entitled “How Many Episodes of America’s Next Top Model Can Someone Watch in a Row? ... More >>

  • Film

    August 9, 2007

    The Popcorn King

    Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.

  • Film

    July 27, 2006

    The Metamorphosis

    Boy turns bug in redemptive kiddie-lit adaptation

  • Resolutions

    January 20, 2005

    Houston Resolutions

    Ten ways to make our town a better place

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Leaning Sideways

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

  • Music

    September 25, 2003

    Peter Case

    Friday, September 26

  • News

    May 29, 2003

    Film Buff

    The naked truth about why Houston isnt the third coast

  • Film

    February 20, 2003

    Gale Farce

    Kevin isn't the only thing Spacey in this overlong death penalty drama

  • Film

    January 9, 2003

    Adapt This

    If being Charlie Kaufman is no fun, watching Charlie Kaufman is a real drag

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    The Year of Living Dangerously

    Cinema 2002 counterbalanced a treacherous world

  • Culture

    January 17, 2002

    Devil's Advocate

    Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.

  • Film

    January 25, 2001

    Going for the Jugular

    Shadow of the Vampire explores the parasitic impulses common to bloodsuckers and moviemakers

  • Film

    May 4, 2000

    Damsels in Distress

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

  • Film

    July 8, 1999

    Empty Innocence

    Pretty images and sound can't overcome a pointless film

  • News

    August 27, 1998

    Falling in Love

    Barnett Garrison had a way with women. And women had their way with Barnett Garrison.

  • Film

    June 25, 1998

    User-Friendly Farce

    Mr. Jealousy hits the mark for director Baumbach

  • Film

    November 13, 1997

    Howler

    The Jackal is a dog of a movie

  • Film

    July 24, 1997

    Going Down

    Air Force One nose-dives into an ocean of ennui

  • Calendar

    May 23, 1996

    Beat the Heat!

    1996 Summer Guide

  • Film

    July 21, 1994

    Living With Lies

    Cameron and Schwarzenegger take action movies in a new, and interesting, direction

  • Film

    March 24, 1994

    The Raising Arizona Proxy

    The Coen brothers' best movies couldn't make it, so they sent this one instead

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