42 almost makes a flesh-and-blood man of its hero.
Movies are alive in the Age of McConaughey.
Never before have I agonized so hard over the picks for best music video of the year because never before have I had the kind of selection that 2012 offered. The art form is alive and well like never before, and we are entering a new renaissance of cinemaudio. Today we reach the videos you simply ca ... More >>
RZA Warehouse Live October 16, 2012 At three separate intervals of Tuesday night, Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA took to a table, grabbed a bottle of alcohol and declared, "Tonight isn't about me rapping -- it's about a celebration." Indeed it was. The Clan head and master of Shaolin had been hard at wor ... More >>
This week the music video for popper Justin Bieber's newest single "As Long As You Love Me" dropped onto the Internets. Co-starring Quentin Tarantino baddie Michael Madsen as a domineering, protective father, the clip feature Bieber as a rebellious and hellraising boyfriend to Madsen's innocent daug ... More >>
Rocks Off reached out to the artists playing this year's Houston Press Music Awards showcase Sunday, August 5, and asked them to introduce themselves. Here's what they sent back. Catch up with the other showcase nominees and see our the rest of our HPMA coverage Rocks Off: When and where was your ... More >>
Cowboys & Aliens was the latest failed attempt to bring back the Western in any form possible, but even if the movie had succeeded it wouldn't have ushered in a cowboy-loving era like before 1970. Cowboys were everywhere, including comic books. And some of those comic book covers were, well, a litt ... More >>
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 >>
2. Rick Springfield is a stone cold sex fiend... In recent years, many musicians have put down their instruments (at least temporarily) and picked up the computer keyboard to produce some pretty revelatory memoirs. And in one case, perhaps too revelatory - Billy Joel recently pulled the plug ... More >>
From party girl to Oscar winner, Sofia Coppola's journey to Somewhere.
Photos by Craig HlavatyMichael Bolton with the Houston Symphony Jones Hall September 8, 2010 It was a little over a year ago that Aftermath saw Yanni, and just a few months back that we saw Kenny G. Wednesday night we saw Michael Bolton, forming a power-trio of artists that you're not suppos ... More >>
What began as a routine investigation of a malfunctioning fire-alarm system at a suburban New Orleans Residence Inn ended with police discovering a scene worthy of Quentin Tarantino and Dennis Hopper at their most depraved and the arrest of 44-year-old Russell Vanderwerf, a Houston-based agen ... More >>
Our social-network scout sizes up some all-female Scandinavian bands
Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more
This horror flick recounts the night of the living McNugget
Foreign films dominate this year at Cannes.
Our one-man jury bestows honors on the best of Cannes 2007.
Art imitates life as U.S. directors command this year's fest, with only China rivaling for celluloid domination.
Or had you forgotten?
Domino chronicles the life of a model-turned-bounty hunter
You have no idea what you're in for with Oldboy...but you'll learn
What's black and white and red all over? Sin City, pal.
It'd Be Cool if this sequel were any good. Too bad it ain't.
The MFAH pays homage to an American's love of Eastern film
Childhood fun turns into obsession in Love Me If You Dare
Clint Eastwood cries no tears in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The big-screen dames of cinema 2003 will keep you watching
Disorganized crime turns boys into men in Knockaround Guys
Developers battle over Florida, and John Sayles gets the last laugh
A parade of crazies keeps this Sea afloat
It's hard to feel any sympathy for the aesthetes in The Man Who Cried
The appropriately named Jet Li may prove Americans are finally primed for Far East mayhem
Move over Trainspotting, Orphans balances despair with heart
John Frankenheimer influences a new generation of thrill seekers with Reindeer Games
August 20 - 26, 1998
Everything old is New Wave again in Godard's Contempt
Spike Lee works the phone-sex lines, but loses his connection
John Woo's latest isn't his best, but he still leads the action pack
Gonzo Western The Quick and the Dead is ludicrously entertaining