The sequel is breezy and affible without going soft.
At least Monsters University ain't Cars 2.
Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen.
Oh, this is why we have car chases.
The release of the "controversial" cover art for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' forthcoming album, Mosquito, has managed to stir up quite a bit of buzz. (Leave me alone. I like puns.) If you've somehow managed to escape the album-cover hype, I'll let you in on a little secret: you're not missing much in ... More >>
Just because you live in Houston doesn't mean you can't see all these films.
A movie about courage that actually has some.
Tiny hidden humans meet the neighbors in Arrietty.
Don't even bother.We had some friends over Saturday night, those with children brought theirs, because when you're my age and you want to interact with your age cohort, it's easier to just throw all the rugrats into a room filled with toys and books and let them Battle Royale it out rather th ... More >>
We got into rock journalism from being a local musician, so we understand both sides of the industry pretty well. We've recorded songs that later-on we wish we'd done very differently, and the temptation to go back and re-try for perfection can be very overpowering. Take it from us, though, do not f ... More >>
Title: Beauty and the Beast 3D Hey, This Movie's 20 Years Old, What Gives? It's 3D, nimrod. That's, like...a whole new movie. Rating Using Random Objects Relevant To The Film: Four-and-a-half Gaston chins out of five. Brief Plot Synopsis: A New York cosmetologist mistakenly thought to be a scie ... More >>
Photo by Stuart RosenbergThe winning Lucky Dog Gingerbread House, by Julie Busch-Johnson and Liz Sanford Westwood Country ClubSome events just make you go "Aww," or in the case of the Lucky Dog Rescue Gingerbread Doghouse Charity Competition, "P-aww." The popular fourth annual event took plac ... More >>
Hail to the king...of the box office.Box office analysts were a bit puzzled by the haul taken in by The Lion King 3D last weekend. The 1994 film was given the three-dimensional treatment and released to the tune of almost $30 million, beating both Contagion and fellow openers Drive ($11 milli ... More >>
In May, as it prepared to take off, we offered a list of the five coolest mission patches of the shuttle Endeavour. We wish we could do the same for the Atlantis, scheduled tentatively to go up on the last shuttle mission Friday, but it appears the ship did not provide as much inspiration as the En ... More >>
Disney's latest looks and feels great, so why is the studio selling Tangled short?
The childish, funny, 3-D delights of Despicable Me.
In its third installment, Pixar's juggernaut turns morose.
Courtesy Google"Repairing All the World's Breaks" Your Google searches may soon start with artwork from a Friendswood eighth-grader.Brooke Bartholomew is one of 40 finalists out of 33,000 contestants, and she's getting a free trip to Google's New York headquarters out of the deal.You want her to ... More >>
You know awards season is in full swing when all the celebrities converge upon the Beverly Hilton to get drunk and act like receiving an award from the same organization that once honored Pia Zadora is something to be proud of.That's right, it was Golden Globes night last Sunday. And while the just ... More >>
J. Hoberman, Robert Wilonsky and Scott Foundas put their minds together and come up with their favorite films of the year. Let's hear it for teamwork!
Last Saturday at the Museum of Fine Arts' Brown Auditorium, the Houston Film Critics Society (of which yours truly is a member) held its third annual awards ceremony. It was a star-studded affair, if you consider the presence of one star sufficient to use the term.Here's a list of the winners:Best ... More >>
MEATSPLOSION! Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've finally secured the patent on sourdough incense. This week started off with a bang, when Greenway Barista slammed the Luling City Market on Richmond, which is actually unaffiliated with the actual market in ... More >>
Up soars in entirely unexpected ways.
The Terminator is back. Plus lots of other movies we can't wait to see this season.
Disney's latest toon is a starry dog story
"Design Life Now" showcases some interesting items — if you have the patience to find them
Pixar's latest is no lemon, but it does have that used-Cars smell
That's not the sky falling, just Disney's Chicken Little
It ain't quite Fantastic, but it'll do in a pinch
Plot-light Madagascar still manages clever gags for grown-ups
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Like Big Fish for little kids, Robots works hard to please everyone
These heroes may be Incredibles, but they're also normal
Parents, take heart: Finding Nemo is better than the average Disney toon
It's man vs. machinima when video games become, ahem, movies
In Ice Age, three mammals and a baby get warmed over
Monsters, Inc. opens the door to a world so good it's scary
As funny and flawless as the original, Toy Story 2 suffers only from being second in line
Princess Mononoke struggles with evil and English adaptation
A Bug's Life brings out the best of Pixar's new breed