Even though you know how it ends, it's hard not to feel some surprising empathy.
Note: Elvis Presley would be 78 years old today, if he had not (supposedly) died in Memphis in August 1977. This article originally appeared as part of Rocks Off's "Elvis Week" in January 2011, and still seems plausible two years later. Do you realize that Woody Allen, Julie Andrews, the dude who w ... More >>
Movie violence has never been better — or more reckless.
William Friedkin tells us why modern action films disappoint.
On Its Centennial, Paramount Pictures Celebrates Its Peak: The 1970s
This weekend, as the rest of the world catches Harry Potter mania for (perhaps) the final time, Houston gets a serious dose of Urban Cowboy nostalgia. Theater Under the Stars' production of the Tony-nominated 2003 musical - which The New York Times called "a conclusive demonstration that it's ... More >>
Do you realize that Woody Allen, Julie Andrews, the dude who was in the Darth Vader suit, and Ron Paul are all the same age as Elvis Presley would be on Saturday? Look at Woody Allen next time you see him on TMZ and just think, he's as old as Elvis. In order to get in the frame of mind to t ... More >>
From party girl to Oscar winner, Sofia Coppola's journey to Somewhere.
Hopefully he learned a few tricks in Midnight Express.Americans, as a people, are fascinated by stories of outlaws. English bandit Robin Hood has been dead for 500 years (give or take) and they're still making crappy movies about him. And the Old West remains a fertile ground for tales of rom ... More >>
Jay Lee Rocks Off would wholeheartedly like to wish Ms. Stevie Nicks a very happy birthday today; since she's the epitome of a rock and roll lady, we'll refrain from revealing her actual age. At Fleetwood Mac's Toyota Center concert earlier this month, Nicks seemed to be walking with a limp, and he ... More >>
Keeping viewers abreast... The other day I was slumped on the couch watching the tail end of Oprah claiming her truth or whatever the hell it is she does on that show, when during a commercial break, I almost fell off the couch. I reached for the phone to call my friend Tamarie. As if I was chan ... More >>
Streisand and Hoffman save a family -- and a movie, too
Peter Bogdanovich wasn't dead. He was just acting like it.
Peter Bogdanovich works out his demons on Citizen Hearst
Keanu Reeves, the low-wattage movie star, somehow makes Sweet November easier to watch
Actor-comic Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved
George's civic slur
Only a dupe believes in such a thing as the "best chicken-fried steak in Texas"
Webb Wilder is in search of a label and a way to restart his rock 'n' roll career
Mr. Jealousy hits the mark for director Baumbach
Shirley MacLaine shines -- but she's the only bright spot in Terms of Endearment's sequel