Who's your favorite player? For traditional sports, the answer to that question for most people is pretty easy. You know who your favorite football, baseball, or basketball player is, and you know the reasons why. Their career is a collective body of work that defines them, and your love for that a ... More >>
McConaughey sheds 40 pounds to play AIDS victim and entrepreneur.
Photo from mamashighstrung.comCrabby Snacks from Silver Linings PlaybookIt's little surprise many famous movie scenes involve food; there's a certain pleasure in watching characters eat the foods we enjoy in real life or grapple with familiar challenges of cooking, say, lobsters. But have you ever ... More >>
It's Dwight Howard watch day four and, appropriately, it's also the fourth. In this case, it's our nation's independence day, a time when we celebrate the birth of a nation with heavy drinking, incendiary devices and bad country music. But, what in the world is Howard doing this Fourth of July. Last ... More >>
Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! HANGING ON TO PHOTOS OF MY EXES Dear Willie D: I have several pictures of me with old boyfri ... More >>
Looking for David O. Russell in Silver Linings Playbook.
At my house, the DVR is always set to record Food Network Star (nee The Next Food Network Star). The only Food Network mega-star to emerge from the show was Season Two winner Guy Fieri, although other contestants have developed lasting concepts that continue to air on Food Network. I think one of th ... More >>
Being Flynn can't stop telling us exactly what to feel.
Being Flynn can't stop telling us exactly what to feel.
John KielyYou BetNothing could be more purely Brooklyn, New York than an egg cream, right? The drink, yes, but there's something suspicious about the name of the required chocolate syrup, Fox's U-bet. Who says that in New York? I wonder how long Robert De Niro's career would've been delaye ... More >>
Photos by Shea SerranoTrae Day feat. Trae Tha Truth, Bun B, Lupe Fiasco, Lola Monroe, Jay'Ton, Pyrexx, etc. Delmar/Dyer Sports Complex July 22, 2011 5:01 p.m.:Pulling up to the fourth annual Trae Day. Good crowd already. Good. Some immediate questions: First, How long will it be before you ... More >>
One pill makes you smarter in a one-note movie.
This week's feature is the account of an alleged art heist conducted by an art gallery in the Heights. Over a dozen local and Texas artists claim that Heidi Powell-Prera and her mother Sandy Bernstein, the owner/operators of H Gallery on West 19th Street, have been scamming artists for the la ... More >>
How Things Went Downhill
Texas tax breaks for THIS? Tea Party unite!Machete, the bloody, gory, spoofy film by Robert Rodriguez, has become the latest mini-scandal de jour for conservatives.Why? Because it might get tax breaks from Texas, and it portrays a race war that favors immigrants over right-wing politicians like t ... More >>
When it's not LOL-funny, Robert Rodriguez's Machete is downright dull.
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 >>
myspace.com/thekrayolas San Antonio Tex-Mex garage-rockers the Krayolas, who sharpened their political claws on the Little Steven-endorsed "Corrido (Twelve Heads In a Bag)," have set their sights on Arizona's controversial anti-immigration law on the band's new single "1070 (I'm Your Dirty Mexica ... More >>
Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island opens next week -- check at the end of this item for a chance to win preview passes -- and the question is, what's the soundtrack gonna be?If there's one guy who knows how to blend classic rock into a movie, it's Scorsese. Shutter Island, of course, looks to be more ... More >>
Daniel KramerThe Big Man, the Boss and Mighty Max Weinberg at Toyota Center, April 2009 Just as Bruce Springsteen winds down a frenzied period of back-to-back album and tour marathon - despite the death of Springsteen's cousin/assistant tour manager earlier this week in Kansas City, he and the E ... More >>
Chazz Palminteri acts out the story of his life
Looking back at Che, The Dark Knight, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and many others, and looking ahead to 2009
Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more
The year in review
Get out to the Pride Parade
Patty Jenkins and Charlize Theron give birth to a Monster
Edward Burns rounds up the all-stars for a Confidence game
Find out what the late Ian Curtis thinks about Interpol. No, really.
When it comes to producing movies, it's a fine art (or Art Linson)
How two American filmmakers made a very British Boy
Irwin Winkler builds a rickety House out of saccharine
Comedian's amateurish directorial debut offers the same sophomoric jokes as his TV show
The U.K.'s Travis is big in Europe really
Vincent D'Onofrio may be the best actor of his generation, but who would notice?
Mann elevates The Insider to Oscar-level suspense
A not-subtle but unsettling Joe the King exposes child abuse
Scorsese and Cage elevate the EKG of the mean streets
LL Cool J rocks microphone, silver screen
Go hide. Hugh Grant's in a gangster movie.
Jackie Brown shows Tarantino looking for direction
A new film festival displays the latest in Gallic cinema
Stallone seeks, but doesn't find, redemption in Cop Land
Atom Egoyan, Canada's poet laureate of cinematic gloom, courts mainstream popularity