It's a toss-up whether actors or musicians will go to greater lengths to make rent, but some musicians have even found themselves so hard up they've been forced to take an acting gig. Such is the case with the haystack-sized Sleepy LaBeef, who in 1968's The Exotic Ones appeared as the "Swamp Monster ... More >>
On Its Centennial, Paramount Pictures Celebrates Its Peak: The 1970s
Portraying presidents on screen is always tricky. Crass imitation makes the thing look like a comedy skit, but completely ignoring the mannerisms and voice that people know doesn't work either. There have been some laughingly inept acting jobs when it comes to the 44 people who have been the countr ... More >>
You've probably seen it by now, but just in case you haven't, here's the precise moment Governor Rick Perry's campaign went irrevocably into the toilet: Anyone anticipating a long, drawn-out embarrassment of primaries and caucuses will be disappointed. As will those of us anticipating at least an ... More >>
Only a big dummy wouldn't have this show on the list.Yesterday, we hit you up with the best ten TV theme songs that didn't quite make the top of our list. We heard a few quibbles from fellow television aficionados, but their cries of frustration were muffled by the sounds of "The LOOOVVE BOA ... More >>
Vera Farmiga tries save herself.
I was randomly scrolling back through past Idol Beats last night, doing my best to ignore mentally unbalanced dental hygienist Christine McCaffrey's butchering of "I Hope You Dance," when I realized something. The American Idol beat for Rocks Off is basically the Defense Against the Dark Arts ... More >>
The Company Men takes pity on the emasculated executive.
Photo by Troy FieldsMy friend Hassan describes the differences between the new The Gallant Knight (2511 Bissonnet, 713-942-9940) and the old location like this: "It used to be way smaller, and white people would actually dance." She's right — most patrons are out on the patio, drinking ... More >>
Farrah Fawcett, the pride of Corpus Christi, has died of cancer at age 62.We'll have a proper remembrance of her up soon, but for now here's her nude-in-a-shopping-mall scene from Robert Altman's Dr. T & The Women.
Whether somebody posted those drunken emails you mistakenly sent to the entire company on their MySpace or you merely wasted valuable internet time last night making sure your computer was protected against the "Conficker" virus (*cough*), you may very find yourself the victim of a prank this April ... More >>
In concluding our tribute to the recently departed Penthouse Club, and as a service to future generations who may never know the joys of spending $9.50 for a Miller Lite or learn what a "bottle charge" is, here are some of the more memorable movies where strip joints serve as the main setting.5. Va ... More >>
Kristin Scott Thomas shines as a child killer
Anne Hathaway makes a compelling bad girl in Jonathan Demme's pedestrian family drama
Its one matrimonial mishap after another at this operas Houston premiere
Forget this movie's poker face. It's the people who are cards.
For alumni of America's most prestigious film festival, winning is less than half the battle.
Garrison Keillor's Prairie makes a fine pasture for Altman
Rumor Has It... this Graduate tribute deserves no honors
Sunday, September 18, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.
Downtown's alive again -- thanks in part to a pioneering artist named Pirtle
Rose Troche uses the Altman method to reveal more suburban discomfort
But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott
Trio is the network where great shows go to die, and so much more
Kiss the Dome good-bye at this weekend's Monster Jam
Developers battle over Florida, and John Sayles gets the last laugh
The smart Sprecher sisters engage in 13 Conversations About One Thing
Robert Altman revives his rep with an old-fashioned murder mystery
Charlie's gang gives good jiggles but no plot
Robert Altman takes a well-aimed swipe at Dallas's shallow society set
Robert Altman wants your attention, if not your affection
Vincent D'Onofrio may be the best actor of his generation, but who would notice?
You'll lap it up as the title character in Alan Rudolph's quirky comedy trips over her own tongue
Hoping to be a modern-day Pillow Talk, Bossa Nova merely blows its cookies
Director borrows from the Robert Altman stylebook to create his Magnolia "masterpiece"
Altman's back with a strong Southern drama
Carroll's impressive cast can't overcome this thin film
Wag the Dog bares its teeth at the White House
Robert Altman finds his way home to Kansas City
Robert Altman's Ready to Wear is all dressed up with nowhere to go
Slimmed down and back on top, Robert Altman's having a fine time
A review of the films of '93, and hopes for an adventurous '94