The Raging Bull takes on Rocky, but the end result is drab and plodding.
The Big Wedding is vile, racists and embarrassing.
A blow to Al Pacino's Legacy
This one begins with a wig, sunglasses, yellow capri pants, and a man dressed as a woman. On September 5 at First Convenience Bank, the strangely-dressed man, who police say was Braylon Lionell Marshall, 24, handed a teller a rather dramatic note. It read, "I have a bomb. If you don't give me all ... More >>
Rodrigo Cortés's thriller Red Lights doesn't inspire faith.
Robert De Niro, Clive Owen and Jason Staham star in Killer Elite, a film that Roger Ebert called "Diabolically clever! Impressive!" The DVD was released today and you know you want it. You can get it here for free, just by entering our über-easy contest. We have two DVD/Blu-ray/digital copy/Ultrav ... More >>
We scoured the Internet, like we do for at least nine hours a day, for an excuse to embed Scorsese clips into one, organized blog post. Lucky for us, we found that timeliness was applicable: the 35th anniversary edition of Taxi Driver is out on Blu-Ray! We'll probably stick to our used copy t ... More >>
The first?Time marches on. There comes a point in all of our lives when the inevitability of our eventual demise goes from esoteric concept to concrete fact. There's no set schedule for when awareness will strike; maybe it's the first time your back gives out, or when you find yourself squint ... More >>
It's not unusual for me to get distracted by food and drink in movies. While viewing The King's Speech, for example, I kept wondering what flavor tea everyone was drinking and whether the Duke of York (Collin Firth) preferred milk or cream. And when I saw Jurassic Park, I started craving cak ... More >>
But the Focker franchise has seen better days.
Ever wonder which of your favorite bands are named after movies? So have we. So we went out and did a little bit of research. BANDS NAMED AFTER ACTUAL MOVIES My Bloody Valentine: The seminal shoegaze act took their name from a low-budget 1981 horror movie about a guy who really, really hat ... More >>
Angelina Jolie's big picture -- is she in the "needs a hit" category yet? -- opens this month, and is generally being described as "a female Bourne" or terms like that.Which means plenty of frantic cutting, shaky camera work, pulsing music, CGI explosions and -- well, you know the list of ingredient ... More >>
Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. We'll incorporate the number five in there somewhere. Send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. Lionel Deluy/ Interscope Records50 Cent is one of th ... More >>
Craig Hlavaty Haggard Gentleman: "You ever saw that movie Righteous Kill with Robert De Niro?" Where Are We Peeing: "Yeah, I guess so. Why?" HG: "You wanna buy it?" WAWP: "Nah, I'm cool. Thanks though." HG: "You wanna get fucked up? I have Vicodin and some sherm. You wanna smoke? ... More >>
Opening Day is finally here, and we can once again try to resolve our love/hate relationship with the Houston Astros.As of this writing, they are undefeated, so -- so far, so good.Baseball, for all its problems, has long had an unbreakable hold on Americans. So have movies. So here are five great ba ... More >>
You know awards season is in full swing when all the celebrities converge upon the Beverly Hilton to get drunk and act like receiving an award from the same organization that once honored Pia Zadora is something to be proud of.That's right, it was Golden Globes night last Sunday. And while the just ... More >>
Father does not know best when father is De Niro in Everybody'sFine.
Down for the Count
The former MADtv comedian takes on Jay-Z, DMX and Mike Tyson for starters
Matthew Vaughn hacks at Neil Gaiman's fantasy wonderland
De Niro takes a loooong, sloooow look at the history of the CIA
Michael Stadther's Treasure's Trove is a real gem
Close your eyes, count to 10, and hope this De Niro disaster disappears
Streisand and Hoffman save a family -- and a movie, too
Cruel, vapid and unfunny, this Shark bites
Don't let the cuteness fool you: Aisha Tyler's act is for adults
Pooches swarm Reliant Center
What's to Analyze? De Niro still delights, even in a slight sequel
Director can't juggle the contradictory tones of his ultraviolent action flick 15 Minutes
Generally a letdown, the year in film offered some well-crafted works that are best viewed as double features
De Niro and Gooding use an uplifting film to dive for Oscars
De Niro is an ex-CIA man who grills his daughter's fiancé in the cinematic sitcom Meet the Parents
Mainstream director Joel Schumacher may have finally found his true calling
De Niro's comedic mob mastery excels in Analyze This
Beautiful around the edges, Great Expectations is wispy at the core
Wag the Dog bares its teeth at the White House
Sleepers aims for the gut -- and misses
In The Fan, Robert De Niro would kill for the Giants -- literally
Frankenstein claims to go by the book, but fails in the final chapter
A review of the films of '93, and hopes for an adventurous '94