Pulp Fiction

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Jadeveon Clowney Undergoes Knee Surgery, Out 4-6 Weeks

    The football gods clearly won't let Houstonians have nice things. Already saddled with a tortured history laced with playoff and regular season disappointment and heartbreak aplenty, and carrying around the burden of a 357 day streak of winless football, it wasn't in the cards to have the gods just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Sheriff's Investigators Looking for Duo in Denny's Heist (VIDEO)

    Robbing a Denny's is the low-hanging fruit of the armed robbery world. Maybe that and sticking up a McDonald's are at the bottom of the crime barrel. How much are you really going to get out of people fighting the munchies at 12:30a.m.? Well, Harris County Sheriff's Office Robbery Division today r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Dick Dale at Continental Club, 4/17/2014

    Dick Dale Continental Club April 17, 2014 Walking into the Continental Club, I had the thought: "Can Dick Dale still do it at 76 years old?" I mean, I know folks younger that can't even send an email, let alone rip a guitar like it's going out of style. But I would soon find out that not only can h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Anvil, Dick Dale, YG, etc.

    Debonair Lounge Cafe 4212, April 14 Since approximately Labor Day 2013, the only way to get each week off on a good foot has been at this Museum District oasis of cool. Debonair Lounge has already welcomed a who's who of Houston's hottest young hip-hop and R&B performers -- this week features Jonat ... More >>

  • Film

    October 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    General Mills is Resurrecting the Yummy Mummy and the Fruit Brute

    If you were a child in the '80s or '90s, you probably have vivid memories of throwing temper tantrums in the cereal aisle, begging your parents for Count Chocula, Boo Berry or Franken Berry for breakfast while they mumbled about the sugar content and lack of nutritional value in a blueish-gray ghost ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Texans Tackle David Quessenberry's Pickup Truck Recovered From Evil Smugglers

    For Texans rookie offensive tackle David Quessenberry, OTA's and mini camp have been the best of times and the worst of times. On the one hand, with injuries to incumbent starter Derek Newton and fellow rookie Brennan Williams, the sixth-round draft choice out of San Jose State has been given an in ... More >>

  • Film

    May 30, 2013

    Before Midnight: The Aftermath of a Sunrise and Sunset.

    Before Midnight's lovers face the darkness.

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    R.I.P. Paul Bearer, 1954-2013: The Definitive Video Anthology Of His WWE Career

    In news that when transcribed sounds like some sort of weird mix between a scene from Inception and a webcam installed in Vince McMahon's brain, William Moody, an actual trained mortician turned wrestling manager by the name of "Paul Bearer" and longtime WWE manager of the legendary Undertaker, died ... More >>

  • Film

    January 3, 2013

    Defending Tarantino

    What critics who attack the director's borrowings miss.

  • Film

    December 20, 2012

    Films of 2012: The Ultimate Review

    Quentin Tarantino emerges from a chaotic couple of years with his most ambitious film to date, Django Unchained. Will the academy really, really like it?

  • Film

    November 15, 2012

    Death of Cinema

    A short history of an art form's long passing.

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    The Most Depressingly Brilliant Video You'll Watch In Your Tiny, Useless Life

    Not too long ago, a video arrived in my inbox. It's above, for "Time to Be Clear, " from Bonnie "Prince" Billy's 2011 album Wolfroy Goes to Town. You should watch, particularly if you like to have your whole paradigm shifted by unending, overwhelming sadness. See, it's about some bunnies, but really ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    There Be Pirates Here: UH Ranks Third on List of University Students Using BitTorrent

    According to a survey of Internet usage by TorrentFreak and ScanEye, the University of Houston ranks third on its list of universities that most utilize BitTorrent technology. For the non-nerd, BitTorrent is a technology that allows incremental downloading of very large files that can include pirate ... More >>

  • Film

    October 11, 2012

    No, This Is How It's Done

    Seven Psychopaths is a great, nasty time at the movies.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    EDC 2012: The Underground Has Left the Building

    See also our EDC slideshows: Day 1, and another Day 2 Day 3 Twenty years after rave culture first entered the American mainstream, the success of a festival like Electric Daisy Carnival begs the question: Can electronic dance music retain its authenticity, warehouse roots and peace, love, unity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Chase "Young Nino" Walker, 20: Calmly Dumped Onto The Road After Being Shot In Head, Bayou Body Count No. 61

    They didn't do it like this in Pulp Fiction: A man got shot in the head in a car by someone else in that vehicle Tuesday afternoon, but instead of calling in Mr. Wolf for a clean-up, the car stopped, a passenger got out, pulled the body from the car and then left it lying in the street. Police say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Friday Night: Dick Dale At The Continental Club

    Dick Dale Continental Club April 13, 2012 Dick Dale, the king of surf rock and grandfather of metal, played decades of music Friday night at the Continental with his near-thrash guitar licks. He's the man behind that iconic riff opening the movie Pulp Fiction, which was also borrowed for an annoyin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    15 Inferior Best Picture Oscar Winners (And the Enduring Classics They Beat)

    Last Wednesday, Craiggers hit on some forgotten Best Picture Academy Award winners, films which have slipped through the cracks of society's consciousness for one reason or another; either for being too of-the-moment, not having enough quotable lines, or for simply not having held up very well -- hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    UPDATE: Food Maneuvers That Only Work On Television: Drinking Directly From A Straw Stuck In An Orange

    When I blogged last week about five food maneuvers that only work on television, Nicholas L. Hall and Dave Lieberman corrected my assertion that drinking out of a straw stuck directly in an orange couldn't be done in real life. Furthermore, they offered some tips as to how to do so: "The trick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Houston Texans Grieving Process 2.0: At Least We're Not THIS GUY in Louisiana! (w/ NSFW VIDEO)

    SEC football fans, ballin' up.​With each day, the pain of Sunday's loss to the Ravens continues to dissipate. However, it still hasn't subsided to the point where we shouldn't be taking pleasure in the acute pain of others. In fact, in the spirit of yesterday's post, the pain hasn't subsided ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Saturday Night: Boz Scaggs & Michael McDonald At Verizon

    Boz Scaggs & Michael McDonald Verizon Wireless Theater October 1, 2011 Now, Classic Rock Bob doesn't want to come off as some sort of out-of-touch curmudgeon ("What do you mean you don't sell cassettes anymore? Hey! You kids get off my lawn!"), but one of the reasons to love classic rock is very si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Toadies: "We Just Picked Up Where We Left Off"

    Matt Cooper/Kirtland Records​Saturday's BestFest headliners the Toadies were in town fairly recently, and they should be back soon when they promote their next album. In the mean time, however, we'll have them here this weekend, and we're hoping that a lot of you will join us to bask in their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Hey Texans, Has Anybody Checked On Wade Phillips?

    Anyone see Wade?​"I have so much more confidence. Generally, when you make any kind of change, you sort of hold your breath. You say, 'Boy, I hope this works out.' I'm not saying that here. It will work out. [Wade's] done it. He's been there. He's come in, he's looked at our film, we've talked ... More >>

  • News

    July 14, 2011

    The Shuttle's Souvenir Load

    20,000 flags and 10,000 patches aboard

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Forrest Gump & Other "Generation-Defining" Soundtracks

    ​The Forrest Gump soundtrack debuted on June 28, 1994, a week ahead of the film itself, which would go on to smash box-office records, win numerous awards and become one of the most beloved movies of the past 20 years. It is still endlessly quotable, emotional, and entertaining, and the soundt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Montrose's Creepiest Adult Bookstore Burns Down, Man Killed

    Google mapsA Montrose landmark of sorts, gone.​For years, the Talk of the Town adult bookstore on Richmond just west of Montrose has been a creepy oddity -- from the outside, it looked like a shabby, about-to-fall-down barn, its fading red paint, lack of windows and seeming claustrophobic cond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Top 10 Songs Famous Because Of A Movie

    ​Wednesday night, surf-guitar hero Dick Dale played to a packed Continental Club, in what Rocks Off's buddy Lonesome Onry and Mean and several others have since said was one of the best shows they've ever seen. The song that sent everyone home with their ears ringing and their fingers on fire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Dick Dale Destroys Continental Club

    Photos by Jason Wolter​In spite of a lifetime of healthy living that includes vegetarianism, martial arts, and an aversion to drugs and alcohol, Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar, realizes that he has a date with Grim Reaper. In our interview this week, Dale described the litany of medical pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Chingo Bling: The Tamale King's Whirlwind L.A. Media Blitz

    Photos by Marco TorresChingo Bling outside Hollywood's Key Club​Fresh off the heels of his sold out show at Houston's House of Blues, Chingo Bling was booked to perform at Hollywood's world-famous Key Club. The Tamale Kingpin invited Rocks Off to tag along and document the concert and his sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Laura Anna Guillen, 31, Bayou Body Count No. 54

    Checking if a gun is loaded at 2 a.m.​In something out of Pulp Fiction, a woman was killed when a passenger in the backseat of her car accidentally shot her, police say. Laura Anna Guillen, 31, was sitting in the driver's seat of a car in the 4600 block of Collingsworth near the Fifth Ward ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Top 10 Musical Scenes In Quentin Tarantino Films

    ​Sunday, Quentin Tarantino, one of the best modern film directors not named Uwe Boll, turns 48 years old. It's hard to believe the beloved hipster director has now been on the public radar for almost 20 years, with his feature-length debut and breakout movie Reservoir Dogs turning the big 2-0 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Neil Diamond's Top Six Pop-Culture Moments

    ​Happy Birthday to the undisputed "Jewish Elvis," Mr. Neil Diamond, who can make a grown man weep with a few bars of "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," swiveling his hips and swaying his hair while wielding a deadly acoustic guitar. Diamond turns 70 years young today, and he seems to only be get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Some Can Whistle: A Playlist To Don't Worry, Be Happy

    ​It's often the little things that make our favorite songs our favorites - the curious, unforeseen additions of small touches like an understated bit of whistling. For those who like to categorize their playlists into themes, we present you with the Rocks Off approved Whistle Playlist. The S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Jessica Simpson Feels The Pain Of Bullying Victims

    Sorry sweetheart, but even Tim Gunn would've made fun of those pants.​There's been a lot of talk about bullies lately. The suicides of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi and Hamilton Middle School's Asher Brown have prompted renewed calls for bullying prevention, leading to things like the It Gets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    The Olsen Twins: Now Chopped And Screwed!

    ​Now that screwing and chopping can be done without even using turntables, the technique has become all the rage on the Internet. And it's made a great leap forward into video. Now not only are the jams slowed and throwed, but so are the pictures. Nowhere has this been pulled off more hilari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Game Time: 10 Commercials Almost As Creepy As The Brown Hand Center Ads

    You think THIS is creepy?​So Michael Brown and his self-named hand center (which, given his propensity to slap women around, may or may not be the front for some kind of sick wife-beater's dojo) are back in the news.The disturbing back story for this guy has been well chronicled over the last few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    Shove This J-O-B: A Mixtape For The Unintentionally Unemployed

    ​In the wake of last week's announcement that the number of unemployed Americans filing for unemployment insurance has hit its highest level in nine months, Rocks Off figured it was time for a "fuck insolvency" mixtape. This isn't hyperbole on our part; as we type this, we're well into our sec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Clams and Ham at Dolce Vita

    Tam VoClam pizza.​My sister-in-law visited recently and requested that we get some pizza at Dolce Vita. My response was to quote of Jules in Pulp Fiction, "Shit, Negro! That's all you had to say!" Unfortunately, the reference was lost on her and we enjoyed a moment of awkward silence followed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Nick Gaitan, Houston Music's Wolf-Like Problem Solver

    Each 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 Kurt Bertilson​Remember ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Game Time: The Tweet Sixteen....Readers Lament Their Brackets On Twitter

    The title of my post last Friday, "My Bracket Looks Like Edward James Olmos' Face", actually came from one of my Twitter followers (@jamesmthomson). Like any blogger of integrity, I gave James full credit while inside hoping that you would ignore said credit and think that I was actually the one w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Aftermath: Dick Dale, Merry Prankster And Heavy-Metal Grandpa, At HOB

    Photos by Brittanie Shey​ Dick Dale is the grandfather of surf-rock, if your grandfather dressed like a 70-year-old Steven Segal, practically invented heavy metal (his 100-watt amp goes all the way to eleventy) and turned a traditional Greek song into a 1960s anthem. Like most grandfathers, he's m ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2010
  • Dining

    November 26, 2009

    Mussel Mania

    Ride your bike to the Broken Spoke for some awesome moules frites and a Stella.

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    As Oscar Nominations Loom, The Five Worst Best (Recent) Pictures

    The paradox of the Oscars is that while nobody outside of the incestuous parallel reality of Hollywood really cares about them, we still find ourselves drawn to the spectacle like illiterates to a Rock of Love marathon. The nominations for the 81st Academy Awards will be announced this week, so we d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Aftermath: Metallica at Toyota Center

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty / Click here for more Fandom is a funny thing. It can make the stodgiest businessman a KISS makeup wearing teenager from 1975. It can turn your Mom into a wannabe groupie when she gets a little too close to Steven Tyler. You yourself may wake up one tragic morn and grasp tha ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2008

    Moulin Rouge

    Actors Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor camp it up in this musical fantasy

  • Calendar

    January 31, 2008

    Reservoir Dogs

    Quentin Tarantino was already at the top of his game with his debut film

  • Dining

    June 15, 2006

    Malibu Punch

    The Gallant Knight

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