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Oliver Stone

  • Calendar

    February 27, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    HPMA Showcase Spotlight: Venomous Maximus, "Cheesy, Curious, Obsessed, Immortal"

    In the weeks leading up to the Houston Press Music Awards showcase on Sunday, August 4, Rocks Off will be profiling a handful of performers each day, mostly in their own words - part of the best top-to-bottum lineup the showcase has ever had, in our humble opinion. See the showcase schedule and tick ... More >>

  • Film

    July 5, 2012

    Savages

    Oliver Stone's drug-trade drama settles for sensation.

  • Film

    May 24, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Missed Opportunities: 10 Musicians Who Turned Down Big Hits

    Have you ever had one of those moments where you thought to yourself, "Why did I do that?" or "Why did I turn that down?" Those kinds of moments happen to all of us. It's part of life, unfortunately. This happens all the time in the movie world, but you never seem to hear about it in the music worl ... 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

    February 6, 2012

    The 10 Most Iconic John Williams Scores Ever

    Today John Williams turns 80 years old, and the prolific composer has packed in a lot of work in the past five decades as one of the most iconic movie music makers to lead an orchestra. No doubt you have been enthralled, enraptured and enfrightened (not a word) by his collaborations with George Luca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Wildfire Relief: The 8 Best Firefighter Movies

    ​This wildfire stuff is getting ridiculous. The entire state of Texas is experiencing drought, categorized as "extreme" or "exceptional" in 95 percent of the state. Severe lack of rain high winds and high pressure = the fires currently ravaging Bastrop and Montgomery counties. Firefighters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Las Puertas: 10 Things You May Not Know About The Doors

    "Hey Robby, don't try to look too not-stoned in our press still. Thanks, buddy."​On this day in 1965, The Doors began recording demos together, laying down some songs set to Jim Morrison's freaky poems. Nearly 50 years later, the band is an exalted classic-rock group, firmly implanted in that ... 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

    March 3, 2011

    Medical Alert: Alcohol Is Turning Our Celebrities into Anti-Semites

    How drunk celebrities see the world​Time was, a celebrity with negative opinions about "ze Jews" could opine about the threat they posed to Western culture until he/she was blue in the face, and many did (Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh, to name a couple). Then World War II and the Holocaust ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Last Night: The Black Angels And Black Mountain At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Marc BrubakerSee more photos from Wednesday's fever dream in our slideshow.​The Black Angels, Black Mountain Warehouse Live November 17, 2010 Some music is so evocative and overwhelming it can cause you to flash back to before you were even born. Not all of it - when a Mozart sympho ... More >>

  • Film

    September 23, 2010

    Wall Street Bailout

    Stone's sequel lets the bad guys off easy.

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    WorldFest Discovered Steven Spielberg...And Oliver Stone...And Ang Lee...And...

    ​The 43rd Annual WorldFest -- Houston International Film & Video Festival (damn, that's a long name) can claim to have been the launching pad for several major directors; Steven Spielberg, George Lucas (in the same year), Ang Lee, Ridley Scott, Robert Rodriguez, the Coen Brothers, Brian de Pal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2008

    Thank You Lord, For These Thy Gifts: Five Movie Thanksgivings

    Thanksgiving isn't just about federally subsidized gluttony and a spike in domestic disturbance calls, it's about slipping into a tryptophan-induced coma while watching TV. This year, instead of enduring another slapstick performance by the Detroit Lions, how about checking out a few Turkey Day them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Five Movie Presidents Worse Than W.

    Oliver Stone's W. opened last week, to decidedly mixed reviews (not that any Houston critics got a chance to see it). While the movie may have received a lukewarm reception, George W. Bush's actual presidency - which is enjoying a 29% approval rating - is sure to go down as one of the worst of all t ... More >>

  • Film

    October 16, 2008

    Bush's Brain: W.

    Oliver Stone assigns motive to Dubya's m.o., but at this point, who cares?

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    No W. Screenings For Houston Critics

    Oliver Stone's W. opens Friday, but critics around the country have already attended screenings so they can have their reviews ready for that day. Except in Houston. Apparently, according to one local film critic, W.'s studio has decided not to have any critics' screenings in Houston.

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    Slo-Mo Football-Movie Finales: The Top Five

    It's football season, and while you gnaw your fingernails to the quick and learn to hate the name "Schaub," let's pause for a moment to remember all those great football-movie clichés. You know the biggest one: the desperate 4th-down play with three seconds left on the clock, unfurling in slow-moti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    More "W." From Oliver Stone: Bush The Macker

    Another clip from Oliver Stone's W. has surfaced, and while this one doesn't feature a scene from Houston, it does include a priceless take on W hitting on Laura Bush. Swigging a beer, Bush says "Oh, no" when Laura for some reason makes the assertion that she reads books. (She also oddly throws in, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    The Trailer For Oliver Stone's Bush Movie Now Online

    Oliver Stone has been speedily rushing production of his new bio W., a look at the life and times of George W. Bush. The first trailer has hit the nets, and Houston is a star! Kind of. But the clips do include scenes of the infamous night when W drunkenly crashed a car onto the front lawn of Dadd ... More >>

  • Film

    September 20, 2007

    In the Valley of Elah

    Don't let Paul Haggis's heavy hand stop you from seeing his latest

  • Home Entertainment

    September 20, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    March 1, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    December 14, 2006
  • Film

    August 10, 2006

    World Trade Center

    A toned-down Oliver Stone finds uplift in the rubble of the twin towers

  • Film

    November 25, 2004

    Call Him Al

    An epic story turns human -- and fallible -- in Oliver Stone's Alexander

  • Calendar

    September 2, 2004

    Bill Kills

    Comedian-actor Bellamy may be the greatest performer he's ever seen

  • Music

    August 5, 2004

    Back in the Saddle

    The Cowboy Junkies ride again

  • Culture

    December 27, 2001

    Sly Foxx

    He steals Ali, but will Hollywood give Jamie Foxx a shot at the title?

  • Calendar

    December 27, 2001

    This Thing On?

    Jamie Foxx brings his Ugly Wanda shtick to town

  • Film

    August 10, 2000

    Picking at Scabs

    Someone please find some substitute filmmakers for The Replacements

  • Film

    December 23, 1999

    Paydirt!

    Oliver Stone delivers the ultimate guy movie with Any Given Sunday

  • Music

    August 26, 1999

    Rap Actor

    LL Cool J rocks microphone, silver screen

  • Film

    April 29, 1999

    Hands Up

    Ganja, gore and good humor the fun's back in a horror flick

  • Calendar

    March 11, 1999

    Night & Day

    March 11 - 17, 1999

  • Film

    December 31, 1998

    Year of Yearning

    The old were bold in an era of Hollywood mainstream misses

  • Film

    November 13, 1997

    Animal Urges

    Errol Morris examines the desire for control

  • Film

    October 2, 1997

    Pulp Without Politics

    Can Oliver Stone leave his obsessions behind?

  • News

    January 18, 1996
  • Film

    December 28, 1995

    The Year in Film

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

  • Film

    December 21, 1995

    Power Trip

    Oliver Stone takes a measured look at how Richard Nixon rose and why he fell

  • Film

    May 11, 1995

    Cat Man Dues

    Panther is a sincere, but self-defeating, exercise

  • Film

    January 12, 1995

    B.S. 101

    John Singleton's Higher Learning fails to make the grade

  • Calendar

    December 22, 1994
  • Film

    September 1, 1994

    Media Mad

    Combine TV, killing and crowds, and what do you have? Oliver Stone

  • Film

    December 23, 1993

    Standing at the Gates of Heaven

    Oliver Stone is knock-knock-knockin', but he just can't get inside his latest Vietnam epic

  • News

    December 2, 1993

    Being There

    An interview with JFK -- more or less

  • News

    December 2, 1993

    The Final Conspiracy

    Obsessed with a 30-year-old murder, JFK assassinologists go to court to silence one another

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