Robert Altman

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Bizarre Acting Roles by 20 Famous Musicians

    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 >>

  • Film

    June 7, 2012

    Paramount Turns 100

    On Its Centennial, Paramount Pictures Celebrates Its Peak: The 1970s

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    For President's Day: The Best Movie Portrayals of 15 Presidents

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Perry Is Done. Would He Have Been Worse Than These Movie Presidents?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Top 20 Throwback TV Theme Songs Part 2

    Only a big dummy wouldn't have this show on the list.​Yesterday, we hit you up with┬áthe 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 >>

  • Film

    September 1, 2011

    Higher Ground

    Vera Farmiga tries save herself.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Idol Beat: Viva Nash Vegas

    ​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 >>

  • Film

    December 9, 2010

    Rich Man's Recession

    The Company Men takes pity on the emasculated executive.

  • Dining

    May 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Stirred and Shaken: The Gallant Knight's Chocolate Cake

    Photo by Troy Fields​My 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 >>

  • Music

    May 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    R.I.P., Charlie's Corpus Christi Angel

    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.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    For April 1: The Five Best "Fool" Movies, No Kidding

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Five Best Strip-Club Movies

    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. Vam ... More >>

  • Film

    November 13, 2008

    Middlebrow French Melodrama in I've Loved You So Long

    Kristin Scott Thomas shines as a child killer

  • Film

    October 16, 2008

    The Other Sister: Rachel Getting Married

    Anne Hathaway makes a compelling bad girl in Jonathan Demme's pedestrian family drama

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008

    A Wedding

    It’s one matrimonial mishap after another at this opera’s Houston premiere

  • Film

    April 3, 2008

    Worth the Gamble: The Grand

    Forget this movie's poker face. It's the people who are cards.

  • Home Entertainment

    May 17, 2007
  • Film

    February 1, 2007

    The Sundance Kids

    For alumni of America's most prestigious film festival, winning is less than half the battle.

  • Film

    June 8, 2006

    The Long Good-bye

    Garrison Keillor's Prairie makes a fine pasture for Altman

  • Home Entertainment

    April 27, 2006
  • Calendar

    April 20, 2006
  • Film

    December 22, 2005

    The Flunk-Out

    Rumor Has It... this Graduate tribute deserves no honors

  • Home Entertainment

    October 13, 2005
  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Lyle Lovett

    Sunday, September 18, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    Urban Jungle Jim

    Downtown's alive again -- thanks in part to a pioneering artist named Pirtle

  • Film

    March 13, 2003

    The Winter of Our Discontent

    Rose Troche uses the Altman method to reveal more suburban discomfort

  • Culture

    December 26, 2002

    Fear Factor

    But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott

  • Culture

    December 12, 2002

    End of the Road

    Trio is the network where great shows go to die, and so much more

  • Calendar

    November 14, 2002

    The Mystery of Monsters

    Kiss the Dome good-bye at this weekend's Monster Jam

  • Film

    July 11, 2002

    Sunny Delight

    Developers battle over Florida, and John Sayles gets the last laugh

  • Film

    June 6, 2002

    Big Talkers

    The smart Sprecher sisters engage in 13 Conversations About One Thing

  • Film

    January 10, 2002

    Get a Clue

    Robert Altman revives his rep with an old-fashioned murder mystery

  • Film

    November 2, 2000

    Fallen Angels

    Charlie's gang gives good jiggles but no plot

  • Film

    October 12, 2000

    Oh, Doctor!

    Robert Altman takes a well-aimed swipe at Dallas's shallow society set

  • Culture

    October 12, 2000

    "Look! I Made This!"

    Robert Altman wants your attention, if not your affection

  • Culture

    August 24, 2000

    The Bit Player

    Vincent D'Onofrio may be the best actor of his generation, but who would notice?

  • Film

    July 13, 2000

    Whistlin' Trixie

    You'll lap it up as the title character in Alan Rudolph's quirky comedy trips over her own tongue

  • Film

    May 25, 2000

    Love in the Time of Chundering

    Hoping to be a modern-day Pillow Talk, Bossa Nova merely blows its cookies

  • Film

    January 6, 2000

    Short Cuts

    Director borrows from the Robert Altman stylebook to create his Magnolia "masterpiece"

  • Film

    April 8, 1999

    Feel-good Fortune

    Altman's back with a strong Southern drama

  • Film

    January 21, 1999

    Heart Failure

    Carroll's impressive cast can't overcome this thin film

  • Film

    January 1, 1998

    The Albanian Candidate

    Wag the Dog bares its teeth at the White House

  • Film

    August 15, 1996

    All That Jazz

    Robert Altman finds his way home to Kansas City

  • Calendar

    April 6, 1995
  • Film

    December 22, 1994

    Low Fashion

    Robert Altman's Ready to Wear is all dressed up with nowhere to go

  • Film

    December 22, 1994

    Robert's Rules of Fashion

    Slimmed down and back on top, Robert Altman's having a fine time

  • Film

    November 10, 1994
  • Film

    December 30, 1993

    What It Is, What It Was, What It Shall Be

    A review of the films of '93, and hopes for an adventurous '94

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