Movie studios scramble to get big-name stars headline their films, but in many of my favorite movies food is the star. Few things are better than pairing a foodie film with a great meal so we can enjoy ourselves just as much as the folks onscreen are enjoying their own aliments. In this series, we'l ... More >>
On the unbearable lightness of Planes.
Just because you live in Houston doesn't mean you can't see all these films.
With big-studio millions behind him, Genndy Tartakovsky still goes it alone.
The Alley Theatre's production is funny — and forgettable.
Steve Earle & the Dukes, The Mastersons Stafford Centre for the Performing Arts April 25, 2012 After three decades of music, mischief and critical accolades, it might come as a surprise to some to find Steve Earle performing at the relatively out-of-the-way (by Inner Loop standards) Centre for the ... More >>
ZliKiSm45 years ago one of the men who shaped the world in his image forever passed on. Walt Disney, innovator, animator, and imaginer, lost the battle with lung cancer. Disney left behind him a legacy of theme parks, cartoons, musicals, technological marvels and an institution of family ente ... More >>
When Steve Jobs passed away yesterday, I was in Target. I learned of his death on my iPhone while standing in the technology section behind the iPad showcase and in front of a rack of DVD's that included several Pixar features. It's about as poignant a moment as you can have learning about the dea ... More >>
Oh, don't act surprised.2011 is barely out of the oven and I'm already filled with dread. Could it be the fact I've spent the entire year so far coughing up chunks of green lung tissue? That I've finally despaired of ever finding a writing gig that doesn't involve "Lady Gaga sex tape" Google ... More >>
Our Ten Favorites from 2010 including Jackass 3D.
With Treme off the air, what are you going to watch the rest of the summer?Blah blah basketball blah blah soccer blah blah I miss real shows. This was the week in TV Land: • Treme wrapped its first season last night with an episode that was probably among its best so far, though it also hi ... More >>
Enjoy the great indoors!
The "official" start of summer -- two weeks' worth of upper-90 degree temps notwithstanding -- isn't until this Sunday. For Hollywood however, the summer blockbuster season kicked off in May with the release of Wolverine.In the ensuing month-and-a-half, we've had some box office successes (Star Trek ... More >>
Brad Bird does it again; health inspectors everywhere shaken to their core
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
Boy turns bug in redemptive kiddie-lit adaptation
Texas teens turn video games into movies and get millions of hits
That's not the sky falling, just Disney's Chicken Little
Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year
Reissues dominated, but an international crop of films yielded a good harvest