2013 was a big year for Metallica, featuring performances in IMAX 3D and in Antarctica of all places. Let's face it, there's not a whole let left for the biggest rock band in the world to accomplish. I mean, when you're forced to start playing in Antarctica just to do something new, you've really hi ... More >>
This Hobbit dwarfs its sleepy-eyed predecessor.
in Percy Jackson, the mythical gets standardized.
Movies are alive in the Age of McConaughey.
I'm keen to catch The Hobbit soon. If nothing else, the Seventh Doctor apparently goes full-on wizard battle against the Witch-King in it, and I would have paid just to see that scene alone. The rest of it looks cool too, though. In the meantime, I have to wait for an overnight babysitter to free u ... More >>
The Hobbit gets neither there nor back again.
I review a lot of music videos here on Rocks Off because I remain completely fascinated with them, since the days when I was a kid glued to MTV trying as hard as I could to understand exactly what was the meaning behind Metallica's "Unforgiven." I still believe that short musical films are the best ... More >>
Can Peter Jackson top this? I doubt it.The trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey dropped like Boromir after taking a few Uruk-hai arrows yesterday. The first of Peter Jackson's two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy doesn't hit theaters until ... More >>
Steven Spielberg presents...The 2011 Comic Con wrapped up last weekend. Over 120,000 of the geeky, nerdy, attention starved, and Twilight-headed descended upon sunny San Diego last weekend for what has become the entertainment industry's premiere showcase for anything related to comics, video ... More >>
Come See My Dead PersonEach Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to email@example.com. ... More >>
Michelle ManterisIn the first two installments of LOM's blog about vanished country music performer Bob Woodruff - see them here and here - we learned of his heroin addiction and the help he received in kicking the habit. We also learned how his career, which many thought would be huge, disintegr ... More >>
Alien invasion as apartheid metaphor? It works in District 9.
Note: Read Part 1 here.In 1994, Bob Woodruff was a hot Nashville property. He was New Jersey rocker who suddenly began to pour out great country songs, which lead to a deal with Asylum Records in Nashville and a well-received album, Dreams and Saturday Nights. But Woodruff eventually left Asylum ... More >>
Hell is much more fun. Sam Raimi is back with Drag Me to Hell.
Big Red returns in a mindless, revved-up sequel
That old "last man on earth" setup? It really works
This horror flick recounts the night of the living McNugget
Ewe better watch out (and other puns)
Movie mogul taps into his inner child
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion earns our highest score
Peter Jackson spares no expense for a Kong that's just too long
Zombies rise again, this time from down under
The Houston Museum of Natural Science unveils one exhibit to rule them all
Shaun of the Dead revives the zombie comedy with a U.K. twist
Sky Captain zooms back to a tomorrow that never was
Michael Moore goes Bushwacking in Fahrenheit 9/11
Van Helsing explodes movie legends with hip upgrades
Microcinema International gets political
The Return of the King rules
In Johnny and the crew's slick and handsome Pirates of the Caribbean, more is somehow less
Danny Boyle gets his mojo back in the dig-vid zombie flick 28 Days Later
The big-screen dames of cinema 2003 will keep you watching
Reissues dominated, but an international crop of films yielded a good harvest
The action's much meatier in Jackson's second Rings film
Plus: Med Center Madness?, Cover Convicts, Force of Hobbit
Who has the right to write about the lord of the Ring's fictional tongues?
We're off to see the wonderful wizards of The Lord of the Rings
Five suburban maidens face the music in Sophia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides
Louisa May Alcott's classic novel makes another classic movie
Adolescent girls, murder, a kingdom of dreams: these are the ties that bind