Subject:

Roald Dahl

  • Film

    March 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Top 5 Weirdest Chewing Gum Flavors

    When Roald Dahl featured chewing gum that tasted like a three-course meal in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, marketing executives took note. The spectrum of chewing gum flavors has broadened tenfold since the book's publication, sometimes not for the better. Here are five flavors readily availabl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Top 5 Grocery Products I Wish Existed In Real Life

    In a world that contains dulce de leche Cheerios, peppermint patty-flavored coffee creamer and vegan mayonnaise, it's hard to imagine needing, let alone wanting, greater variety in foodstuffs. Yet still I do. Here are my top products I wish actually could be bought in a supermarket. 5. Cashew Butte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    5 Fictional Foods That I Wish Were Real

    As a child, I dreamed of diving head first into Roald Dahl's famous chocolate river. As an adult, I still do. Every. Single. Day. Here are five other Fictional Foods That I Wish Were Real (in no particular order because truly, I want them all):

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Film

    May 10, 2012

    Tim Burton's Dark Shadows

    Johnny Depp plays a vampire family-man

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    The 5 Dirtiest Lines from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Like a lot of kids, I grew up watching Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory all year round -- but especially during the holidays. The movie is, to me, the best adaptation of a Roald Dahl book so far (just barely ahead of Matilda, of course). Gene Wilder plays the manic Willy Wonka with that perfect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Save Ferris: Pop-Culture Origins Of 16 Famous Band Names

    Groovehouse​This one's for the pop-culture junkies. For those who, like us, are tickled by all forms of pop media, whether it be literature, film or music... this list encompasses them all. A surprisingly high quantity of bands have named themselves after books, songs, and films; some are obvi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Top Five Food-Themed Children's Books

    ​With a glut of adult food memoirs on the market, it's easy to forget that some children's book rank among the best culinary literature. Here are my Top Five Food-Themed Children's Books. 5. Stone Soup (Marcia Brown). A wonderful lesson in collective cooking, Stone Soup recounts how visiting ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 15, 2010

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Sweets for the not-so-sweet

  • Film

    November 26, 2009

    What's Wrong with Wes Anderson?

    A decade after Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, Generation Y's anointed auteur tries for a comeback with Fantastic Mr. Fox.

  • Film

    November 26, 2009

    What a Fox

    Wes Anderson brings his Wes Anderson-ness to animation — and it's a fantastic fit.

  • Film

    February 5, 2009

    Coraline in Wonderland

    Things are not as they seem in Henry Selick's stunning stop-motion fairy tale

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    For Groundhog Day -- The Five Best Movie Rodents

    February 2 marks that special days in Western civilization, in which we commemorate the mystical powers of a being emerging from a hole in the ground. No, I'm not talking about Easter, but rather Groundhog Day. And what better way to mark the annual resurrection of Punxsutawney Phil then listing som ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 25, 2006
  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    Get Set Go

    Saturday, April 8, at Helios, 411 Westheimer, 713-526-4648

  • Film

    January 26, 2006

    Heavenly Hag

    Emma Thompson's Nanny McPhee becomes a thing of beauty

  • Film

    November 17, 2005

    Fire Flies

    The fourth Harry Potter rushes through its paces

  • Film

    July 14, 2005

    Chocolate Kisses

    Thanks to Depp and Burton, Willy Wonka just got weirder

  • Film

    December 16, 2004

    Sour Lemony

    Jim Carrey is in fine form, but the rest of Snicket is less fortunate

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2003

    By the Wayside

    This weird school will wow kids

  • Film

    April 4, 2002

    Independents' Day

    WorldFest is back with the best films you've never heard of

  • Film

    February 22, 2001

    Planet of the Ape

    Monkeybone drops you into a surreal world overrun by your worst simian nightmares

  • Culture

    June 22, 2000

    Toy Story

    The creators of Chicken Run find a little soul in a lump of clay

  • Music

    May 8, 1997

    Greed is Good

    Veruca Salt would like it all. If not now, then eventually.

  • Film

    August 8, 1996

    They Grow Up Fast

    Matilda is a girl wise beyond her years; Jack, a boy trapped in a man's body

  • Calendar

    May 23, 1996

    Beat the Heat!

    1996 Summer Guide

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