The great director Walter Hill brings a Bullet (and ideas) to your head.
Rough guide to a rough guy
As the strapping Jack Reacher, the star scores.
Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson have been hanging out a lot lately. The actor joined the antichrist onstage a couple of weeks ago at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards show in L.A., and played guitar on "Sweet Dreams" and "Beautiful People." Depp also collaborated with Manson on a cover of Carly Simon' ... More >>
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 >>
The Double stars Richard Gere, Topher Grace and Martin Sheen. The Setup: Ex-spies, double agents, assassins, desk jockeys and a decades-old vendetta come together in The Double. Richard Gere is Paul, the ex-spy, and Topher Grace is Ben, the FBI desk jockey he's paired with to find a Russian assass ... More >>
During a panel discussion on C-SPAN recently, someone mentioned that the Ronald Reagan Library has a list online of every movie he and Nancy watched at Camp David or the White House. So we checked it out. They watched a lot of movies, including Reagan's old films. There are a lot of Hollywood class ... More >>
First there was Viagra, now there's this?
A hermit's life-affirming, pre-death funeral, in Get Low.
Enjoy the great indoors!
Even by his own rather lofty standards (marrying the same woman three times, losing several fingers on his right hand... oh hell, just read this story here), Billy Joe Shaver's recently concluded trial has to rank pretty far up there on the legendary Waco singer-songwriter list of exploits. As you ... More >>
If he was only a honky-tonk legend before last week, today Billy Joe Shaver is a true Texas immortal. His testimony at his own aggravated assault trial in Waco saw to that.Three years ago, Shaver shot a fellow drinker in the face in the parking lot of a Waco bar. That much is beyond dispute. Whether ... More >>
Country music, faded stardom, liquor, and age in Crazy Heart.
Sig's Lagoon (3710 Main) has plenty of passes left for this evening's preview screening of Crazy Heart, the Golden Globe-nominated film starring Jeff Bridges as a hard-luck country singer who finds... wait for it... One Last Shot At Redemption when he meets kind-hearted journalist Maggie Gylle ... More >>
Neither horrific nor disasterrrific, Cormac McCarthy adap takes the path of least resistance.
â€‹Heartbroken fans of Clifford Pugh, Shelby Hodge and Heather "Shopgirl" Staible take solace -- the trio of ex-Chron lifestyle scribes have a new home online at Culture Map Houston, which debuted a few hours ago. "CultureMap, a new online magazine and "mapazine" -- the first of its kind -- headqua ... More >>
New York cop drama holds the audience hostage
Ed Harris goes traditional
The Godfather game isn't personal. It's strictly business.
Thank You for Smoking's satire falls short of incendiary
Ferrell kicks and screams his way to another hit
Local filmmaker Shane Carruth won Sundance's top honor. So...now what?
Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003
Friedman may be just the one to muss up Guv Goodhair's re-election plan
Lions tames Duvall and Caine with feel-good cornpone
Kevin Costner doesn't make friends. He makes movies, dang it.
The beautifully done Open Range still has to graze on the western's leftovers
The naked truth about why Houston isn’t the third coast
Robert Duvall's vanity project Assassination Tango wastes his time and ours
Finding the press box at Reliant Stadium proves to be a journey into the heart of darkness
These Generals speak the name of the Lord, but is it in vain?
The latest terrorist flick isn't just insensitive -- it's downright senseless
Its heart is in the right place, but John Q. is too clumsy to make us care
Billy Joe Shaver has known great blessings and great curses
In the rousing 6th Day, Arnold Schwarzenegger is not the only one who has been copied
Someone take the wheel, 'cause the filmmakers don't know where they're headed
LL Cool J rocks microphone, silver screen
A true case offers testimony to the talents of Travolta and Duvall
The Apostle's road to hell is paved with good intentions
1996 Summer Guide
Jones and Duvall make a tale of two brothers a tale to remember
Bob Gallarza aims to bring Tejano music into the '90s