Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock 'n' Roll
By Robert Rodriguez
Backbeat Books, 256 pp., $19.99.
While popular consensus and mainstream pop culture holds that Sgt. Pepper is the "best" Beatles album (as if it were a quantifiable title...), a dedicated and growing chorus holds that its predec ... More >>
Men have been renting tuxedos for years, so it's about time that women get equal access to high-end clothing rental. Not all of us can afford to splurge on an evening gown or a cocktail dress we will only wear once a year (or less) and that's where Houston's newest haute couture concept store comes ... More >>
Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series,True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston.
Listen, Gothtopia makes mistakes... mostly mistakes named Amy ... More >>
Craig HlavatyBillys Gibbons (left) and Bob Thornton at Fitzgerald's, December 2009How how how how will this not be Rocks Off's favorite movie of all time after it comes out? If the rumors coming out of Hollywood and last month's SXSW conference are true, the story of that Lil' Ol' Band from T ... More >>
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 >>
If Chainsaws, Slackers and Spy Kids sounds like a titillating title for a book, it's only because the book itself deals with some of the most provocative indie films in recent cinematic history - many of them made by Texas-born filmmakers.
The book is the work of Alison Macor, former film cr ... More >>
The 43rd Annual WorldFest -- Houston International Film & Video Festival (damn, that's a long name) can claim to have been the launching pad for several major directors; Steven Spielberg, George Lucas (in the same year), Ang Lee, Ridley Scott, Robert Rodriguez, the Coen Brothers, Brian de Pal ... More >>
Photos by Nicholas L. Hall
With all the bright promise of this year's HPMA showcase, it's a damn shame that Aftermath could only make two sets. What we saw both depressed and encouraged us, in that I missed so much and in that there was so much to miss.
Peekaboo Theory manages to thrill us every ... More >>
Former Houston Press reporter Steve McVicker is reporting from the Sundance Film Festival: Despite the economy being in the crapper, and competition for A-list stars from the Obama inauguration, the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, with its film lovers, business types, and members of the press, has ... More >>