Rom-coms used to be a cash cow — and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
In the wine trade, they call it "OND": October-November-December, the last quarter of the Gregorian calendar and the 92 days of the year during which more wine is sold than in any other period of the year. And from the romantic dinner for two to the whole mispucha blowout, from the company holiday ... More >>
The Double stars Richard Gere, Topher Grace and Martin Sheen. The Setup: Ex-spies, double agents, assassins, desk jockeys and a decades-old vendetta come together in The Double. Richard Gere is Paul, the ex-spy, and Topher Grace is Ben, the FBI desk jockey he's paired with to find a Russian assass ... More >>
And starring as "Vampira"...Hey, haven't heard much about Lindsay Lohan recently, maybe she's finally on the right...oh: Lindsay Lohan will be headed back to court -- yet again. During a hearing in Los Angeles Wednesday, Judge Stephanie Sautner ordered the actress' probation revoked, and ru ... More >>
The Bounty Hunter earned $21 million at the box office last weekend. A respectable take, though only enough to place third -- behind Alice in Wonderland and fellow opener Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The movie still looks like it'll earn a decent haul, then again, I don't remember seeing any of the Wimpy ... More >>
A sleepy follow-up to Training Day, Brooklyn's Finest cops out.
So many stars, so many storylines: It's a Valentine's Day massacre!
Farrah Fawcett passed away today at the age of 62. Males of a certain generation (those born between 1900 and 1972) will always hold the former Jill Munroe in special esteem for the role she played in hastening their adolescence.There was that poster, for starters, and her short-lived but memorable ... More >>
St. Patrick's Day is more than just an opportunity for amateur drunks to get in fights after drinking since noon, it's also when all of us claim (usually bogus) Irish heritage. I can personally trace my Irish ancestry back to the 17th century. Of course, they were Ulster Huguenots and probably not v ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
I’m sure that many of you are familiar the theory of Six Degrees of Separation – or at least the Hollywood version of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. In short, the theory posits that everyone person in the world is no more than six steps from each person on the planet. (In the Hollywood version, ... More >>
I'm Not There and the changing face of Bob Dylan on film
The elusive Bob Dylan is masterfully considered in I'm Not There
The elusive Bob Dylan, masterfully considered, in I'm Not There
Two hardened journalists and a newbie go after a war criminal in this dark and dirty winner
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Sequels, prequels and threequels headline Hollywood 2007
Vaughn ensures an amicable Break-Up
A new excuse to go to the Galleria and play dress-up
Tuesday, February 14, McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.
The official 2006 guide to not looking like Kevin Federline
The year in review
The film version of Bee Season overplays its hand
Monday, April 25, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899.
Theatre New West presents a historic play about homosexuals persecuted during WWII
Neil Hamburger is so bad, he's good
Chicago dances its way through the origins of the celebrity crook
The year's best featured plenty of sad white guys
Filmmaking in 2002 wasn't just for the boys
Yo, Adrian! Unfaithful is damn near unwatchable!
In this tricked-up ghost story, the truth is way out there
Keanu Reeves, the low-wattage movie star, somehow makes Sweet November easier to watch
Robert Altman takes a well-aimed swipe at Dallas's shallow society set
Robert Altman wants your attention, if not your affection
The Lifestyle goes where no documentary has gone before: suburban group sex
In the middle is very elevated
Star power can't rescue this unreally bad story
War films get redefined by the complex Thin Red Line
In Gail Gross, all things are one: spiritual wisdom, designer clothes and terrific skin
A new film festival displays the latest in Gallic cinema
The Jackal is a dog of a movie
Red Corner aspires to bravado, but can't avoid bombast
Hollywood (and Gere, and Connery) turn Arthurian legend into Arthurian mush
Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?