Rom-coms used to be a cash cow — and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
McConaughey is great again, in Mud.
While we celebrate the holidays, Rocks Off is resurrecting a few of our best Christmas-themed blogs from the past few years. (Wait... resurrecting is Easter. Never mind.) This blog originally appeared December 14, 2010. No doubt you have all been chin-deep in Christmas movies since you undid your b ... More >>
Susan Wright is the Houston woman who tied her husband to their bed and stabbed him 193 times. Kelly Siegler is the prosecutor who re-enacted that scene in court, bringing in a bed, tying a fellow prosecutor to it, and then fake-stabbing him 193 times for the jury's sake. Lifetime has made a movie ... More >>
As two pals fight over Reese Witherspoon, This Means War sticks to the script.
Can you smell it? Either love is in the air or the Chick-fil-A has started using chicken-scented billboards. Yes, Valentine's Day is coming to give all men night sweats over what to do on the most romantic of the Hallmark holidays. As we were searching around for entertainment suggestions, we were t ... More >>
I know, we're all bummed out the Texans lost. But since you've been drinking anyway, you might as well crack open another one and sit through the one awards show even the People's Choice Awards can look down its nose at. I'll be updating this entry throughout the broadcast, so refresh often and try ... More >>
Alexander Payne's Hawaiian excursion might be the feel-good movie of the year. Uh oh.
It's hard out there for an employed, middle-class, white-collar male in Horrible Bosses.
Caswell during competition on the Next Iron Chef.By now, the news that Houston's own Bryan Caswell will have his own four-episode show on the Food Network has worked its buzzy way through Twitter, Facebook and the rest of the Internet. Starting in May, the busy chef will be hosting a run of ... More >>
We are only less than three hours out from bringing you live-blogging coverage, right here, of this year's Academy Awards, and we are more than excited to take you through the night for every win, loss, awful dress, awesome dress, foible, and foul-up Hollywood throws our way.
If you're a struggling writer, musician or filmmaker trying to work up the nerve to kill yourself, have we ever got good news for you! Your morale may have been damaged or even crippled by seeing bad music, bad movies and bad stories dominating the upper echelons of their respective fields, b ... More >>
Learning to say what you mean and mean what you say in How Do You Know.
No doubt you have all been chin-deep in Christmas movies since you undid your belt on Thanksgiving evening. Rocks Off made sure to steal a copy of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation from our folks' house before the calendar even hit December. Unlike other blogs, we don't hate all Christm ... More >>
Tiffany Young-Hartley: Only Reese Witherspoon could do her justiceOkay, so it's time to get started on the script and casting for the movie about David and Tiffany's fateful Jet-Ski trip on Falcon Lake. First, what to name this movie? The Pirates of Falcon Lake will never do: it conjures Johnn ... More >>
W Magazine: All about the art.In the latest news from the Land That Talent Forgot, Kim Kardashian has gone starkers for the November issue of W Magazine: Kim Kardashian has bared all on the cover of a fashion magazine. The reality star, who turns 30 on Oct. 21, appears nude on W Magazine's ... More >>
Photo courtesy Alley TheatreLet's say that through some cosmic accident, you can only go to one show this weekend. Please, please, please make it Gruesome Playground Injuries. Not because you're guaranteed to like it, but because whether you like it or not, Houston's theater world hasn't seen any ... More >>
In this latest round of effects vs. storytelling, effects win. Big.
Omigod, Shes Here!
Renee Zellweger as the anti-Norma Rae
Looking back at Che, The Dark Knight, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and many others, and looking ahead to 2009
Okay, so I’m not saying that my marriage is the world’s greatest or anything. Mr. Pop Rocks and I have our bitter moments, our mean-spirited spats, our drunken fist fights. (Just kidding about the mean-spirited spats part.) Anyway, what I’m saying is we’re certainly not perfect. But her ... More >>
Before he was Batman, Bale was Bateman
Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more
Sending up the biopic, this film sells cheap laughs, lame cameos and lifeless Cox
It's not torture, but this latest Mideast thriller's as conventional as they come. We're (water) bored. (Sorry.)
Peter Berg sends Jamie Foxx to fight the enemy over there in The Kingdom
James Mangold remakes a classic western for our ADD times
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
Houston Texans Cheerleader tryouts
Walk the Line never strays from the dull telling of a tall tale
Romance is alive -- and dead -- in Just Like Heaven
Evan Rachel Wood and James Woods get lost amid Pretty Persuasion
Will Smith helps others find love, though probably not with this movie
Mira Nair's Victorian England bursts with sensuality, but not impact
Someone, please, get Reese Witherspoon to shut up
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?
The big-screen dames of cinema 2003 will keep you watching
In My Eyes (Independent Records)
A Hollywood agent tries to read between the lines of a casting call
Superb performances distinguish a new adaptation of Wilde's Earnest
In 1988, Ron Shelton made Bull Durham. In 2002, it couldn't be done.
Motion to dismiss: Legally Blonde doesn't even have a case
Did he or didn't he? Only the makers of the American Psycho dreamscape know for sure.
In the cultlike customs of Texas A&M, tradition is life. Even in death.
Savvy Election shows ageless appeal
Twilight is dim indeed