Friends With Benefits opens July 22, and more annoying than the fact that some studio executive probably said, "You know who I want to see in a movie? Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis!" is the fact that this movie comes out a brief six months after No Strings Attached, which is basically the ... More >>
Happy birthday, Janis.News came down last week that Sacha Baron Cohen will be stepping into the rhinestones and glitter as Queen icon Freddie Mercury. It's been a long time coming for Cohen, the Borat and Bruno star who is slowly becoming his generation's Peter Sellers and has been rumored to ... More >>
Let a veteran city help you out, MetroplexTonight begins what -- to fans of the Peter Sellers movie The Mouse That Roared -- will always be known as the "so-called World Series."It (the Series, not the movie) features the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants. If you wanted a Red State/Blue ... More >>
Spoofing the run-up to war, In the Loop is political satire done right.
Note: see Part 1 here and Part 2 here. For most of 1969, the Beatles were pretty much comatose - after the disastrous Get Back sessions (which would later spawn the Phil Spector-produced Let It Be), they reconvened to the studio that spring to record the music for what would become their final reco ... More >>
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 >>
Adam Sandler plays a 9/11 widower and finally nails a somber role
Steve Martin's Pink Panther piddles on its predecessor
In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.
J.M. Barrie gets a Hollywood makeover in Finding Neverland
Construction continues downtown with "In Situ"
Rachel Carson's environmental quest gets surreal at Main Street Theater
Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.
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In Goldmember, Mike Myers's mojo is running low
Who needs a plot when you have Eddie Murphy talking to the animals?
Christopher Guest takes his comedy very, very seriously
The late Sir Alec Guinness was a powerhouse long before Obi-Wan Kenobi
You'll lap it up as the title character in Alan Rudolph's quirky comedy trips over her own tongue
Lolita's classy, but where's the comedy and character?
With the loopy, retro Saint, Val Kilmer has himself a new franchise
Mickey Kapoor brings "Nouvelle Indian" inside the Loop
Freed from his earlier studies in pop redemption, the prince of schmaltz has made what might be the year's best movie