Robert Pattinson

  • Film

    June 26, 2014

    The Rover Is More About Mood and Machines than Meaning

    Pattinson and Pearce battle through The Rover.

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Death Grips: Performance Art or Idiocy?

    Experimental hip-hop sensation Death Grips is either a revolution in a world of bland, homogenized music created by manufactured pop stars, or absolutely annoying, loud, obnoxious tripe. There is no in between, nor a middle ground to be found with the band, a trio that consists of MC Ride, Flatlande ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Alyssa Rubich, Angel of Instability

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Singer-songwriter Alyssa Rubich made 2 ... More >>

  • Film

    April 5, 2012

    I Love the '90s: Titanic 3D

    The shelf life of Clinton-era nostalgia is tested.

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    And Now, the Least Anticipated Movies of Fall/Winter 2011

    ​Pop Rocks will return Thursday. The fall/winter movie season kicked off last weekend as Contagion dominated the box office (the highly touted Warrior, not so much). I've already covered, in some depth, those releases coming up in the remainder of 2011 that might merit a closer look. We learn ... More >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2011

    Easy Credit

    Everything is art at downtown's indie compound of Dean's and Notsuoh...especially the people.

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Robert Pattinson Loves Houston, and Is Eloquent About Why

    Movie Trailers - Movies BlogRobert Pattinson, who we're told stars in movies about vampires, thinks Houston is the besting-est city in America!!! Why? Here, verbatim, is why: "I love Houston. It's just, I don't know, I had a really good time there." Well said, sir.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    How Much Damage Has Twilight Done To Goth?​In our last meeting, Gothic Council member Paul Fredric of Asmodeus X said the following... As a gothic union or lobby we'd definitely have a large stake in all things vampiric. How about a class-action lawsuit again the Twilight movies and novels for trying to misrepresent v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Gothic Council Debates Unionization, Johnny Cash​In Wisconsin, there's a huge political fight over what form of bargaining state-worker unions will be able to use in the future, and it got us thinking. After all, goths provide many valuable goods and services to the community, such as dark music, disturbing art, and a whole ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    The Top WTF Moments Of The Year

    Editor's Pick: WTF doesn't have to mean "bad," you know. About a week ago - a week exactly, as a matter of fact - En Vogue's "Free Your Mind" came on the PA at Fitzgerald's. I have been in a musical fog for a few months, where nothing was really connecting, but this song snapped me right out of it ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2010

    Four Loko No Mo'

    Drink faces Texas ban.

  • Music

    September 2, 2010


    Brooding folk for the Twilight crowd.

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2010

    The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

    Get your I Love Edward and Jacob Rules T-shirts ready, Eclipse hits the big screen

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Breaking Down The Twilight: Eclipse Trailer

    The first trailer for Eclipse, the third film in Stephanie Meyer's asexual vampire series, "dropped" this morning. At first glance, there doesn't appear to be much we haven't already seen in the Twilight movies: a pale, brooding Edward (Robert Pattinson) earnest, shirtless Jacob (Taylor Lautner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Sell Me On New Moon

    ​I'm going to step away from the sarcasm for a minute and present you with an honest overture that will hopefully foster understanding and goodwill between yours truly and certain segments of the Hair Balls readership. To wit: can somebody -- anybody -- tell me what tell me what the big deal is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Twilight Saga: New Moon: Mopery Abounds

    ​This review by Village Voice Media's Ella Taylor came in too late for our print edition, but we don't want you making any fang-film decisions with insufficient knowledge. So here it is:Moping at the MoonToo much angst, not enough saga in the wholesome Twilight 2By Ella TaylorBella: I'm coming.Ed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Five Musicians Who'd Make Better Vampires than Those Sparkly Twilight Douchebags

    ​New Moon, the second movie in the Twilight series, hits theaters this week, and even though the trailers alone have us ready to put it on our "Worst of 2009" lists ("Jake! NOOOO!"), there's no denying the movie is going to make more money than an underaged prostitute at a Promise Keepers conventi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Bring Me The Head Of This Bastardized Version Of Melrose Place

    ​Did the creators of this Melrose Place remake not take a note from the obvious failure of the "new" 90210? Did they not realize that you can only catch lightning in a bottle once?Yes, friends, apparently the CW is bringing back the `90s soap in September, and I, for one, am disgusted by this turn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    The Twilight Tour Hits Houston

    The Twilight Tour hit Hot Topic in the Galleria last night, and while there were a few screams and a few tears, the chaos that hit malls in other cities was avoided here. That could be because neither of the movie’s main stars, Kristen Stewart (human Bella) or Robert Pattinson (vampire Edward), wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    Twilight The Movie: Feminist Nightmare Transferred to Screen

    Oh just STOP it, Miss Pop Rocks. Stop being such a buzz kill with your whining and complaining about what’s not feministy enough for you. I know, even I feel that way sometimes, and I’m me, Miss Pop Rocks! But I often get the sense that I’m the only one who is keeping the dream alive, and r ... More >>