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Robin Williams

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Before They Were Stars, They Were...Awful

    Let's talk about genre-jumpers, shall we? A number of successful artists have made the leap from one genre to another at some point in their careers. but it doesn't always pay off. Take Darius Rucker, for example. The onetime Hootie and the Blowfish front man made the right choice by taking a leap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Here's Where Houston Whatever Fest Came From

    If you happened to head down to Lucky's Pub during the height of this year's World Cup action, you probably noticed the district around BBVA Compass Stadium, the several apartment blocks in the area and Warehouse Live has become one of those thriving urban pockets that so-called "livable city" advoc ... More >>

  • Film

    August 15, 2013

    The Butler Is So Old-School It Feels Modern

    The Butler finds urgency in the conventional.

  • Film

    March 14, 2013

    The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

    Burt Wonderstone vanishes what Steve Carell's best at.

  • Film

    November 15, 2012

    Good Spielberg's Bad Moments

    What should we make of radiant Lincoln and blubbering Private Ryan?

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Friday Night: Public Image Ltd. at Scout Bar

    Public Image Ltd. Scout Bar November 2, 2012 Not many shows remind you that sound has actual, physical mass, but Public Image Ltd. sure did Friday. Mass, as in something tangible and discernible, with density and volume. Especially volume. But don't count out density. Yes, I'm talking about some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    No-Fun Number Ones: The Worst Chart Toppers Since Tiffany

    It's no secret that chart success is no real guarantor of musical quality. Hell, "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" went number one way back in 1952, pissing kids off so badly that they had to invent rock 'n roll. Twenty-five years ago this week, however, Billboard reached a new low when m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    So Long, Arch West, And Thank You For All For The Doritos

    Memories, light the corners of my mind. ​I heard that Arch West, the inventor of Doritos, had passed away at the full age of 97, from my shower radio, while I was getting ready for work. It was the perfect place to survey all the delicious damage that West's work has done on my body these past ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Pop Rocks: How Does The Lion King Stand Up Among Recent Disney Releases?

    Hail to the king...of the box office.​Box office analysts were a bit puzzled by the haul taken in by The Lion King 3D last weekend. The 1994 film was given the three-dimensional treatment and released to the tune of almost $30 million, beating both Contagion and fellow openers Drive ($11 milli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    The Ten Coolest Animated Google Doodles

    ​Today, Google's logo looked like the image above and became a heated topic on Twitter. The logo -- referred to as a "doodle" -- had people wondering why anyone should celebrate the birthday of a dead guy and just who the hell Gregor Mendel was in the first place. In fact, Google regularly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Top Five Black Friday Fight Videos

    Give it or I'll punch you in the jugular​When you are in a battle for your life, you often resort to scratching and clawing, screaming and yelling. When you are in a fight for a plasma television on Black Friday, well, you'll probably do the same thing. Welcome to Black Friday, America's cele ... More >>

  • Film

    October 7, 2010

    Cuckoo Chic

    It's Kind of a Funny Story imagines the mental ward as a hipster's paradise.

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    Give Me No Man's Land: 5 Songs For The Fallen

    ​Today is Memorial Day, and Rocks Off would like to honor our brave and beloved dead as we honor everything - through music. At no time in American history have there not been men and women in life-threatening danger trying to protect us, whether it was a declared war or not. This is a sacrifice w ... More >>

  • Film

    February 26, 2009
  • Film

    June 14, 2007

    Get Inside. It's Summertime!

    Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    Getting Schooled

    A legendary debate teacher has a lesson plan to knock off Congressman John Culberson

  • Film

    August 3, 2006

    Absolutely Fabulist

    A subdued thriller considers the ominous power of storytelling

  • Music

    March 30, 2006

    Clan Ferdinand

    It takes a true Scotsman to get to the bottom of this whole Franz Ferdinand thing

  • Film

    December 8, 2005

    Jesus Saves

    Sarah Silverman speaks the unspeakable. And funny? Oh, hell, yes.

  • Film

    March 10, 2005

    Talkin' 'Bot Love

    Like Big Fish for little kids, Robots works hard to please everyone

  • Film

    February 3, 2005

    The Hustle

    Why the biggest deal at Sundance was no big deal at all

  • Calendar

    September 2, 2004

    Bill Kills

    Comedian-actor Bellamy may be the greatest performer he's ever seen

  • Film

    June 17, 2004

    Playing On Fear

    Spielberg and Hanks spawn a daring new genre: the post-9/11 comedy

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    Old News

    Reissues dominated, but an international crop of films yielded a good harvest

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    Art and Soul

    From our innermost insecurities to the wildest flights of fantasy, 2002 stimulated both heart and head

  • Film

    November 21, 2002

    Calling the Behavior Police

    Kevin Klean squeaks by in the moralistic Emperor's Club

  • Film

    October 17, 2002

    Happy Gilmore Gets Serious

    Adam Sandler is deliberately disturbing in Punch-Drunk Love

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    David Lee's Froth

    Diamond Dave rants on fashion, being a digital gigolo, his rival/tourmate Sammy Hagar, a pending lawsuit and a bunch of other stuff

  • Film

    January 31, 2002

    Nicole's Birthday Bomb

    A kinky Kidman can't save this sophomoric stinker about a Russian bride

  • Film

    July 5, 2001

    Gallic Phallic Humor

    French director Francis Veber serves a little straight white whine with his wacky gay farce

  • Film

    June 28, 2001

    E.T. the Extra-Tutorial

    Kubrick seems to guide Spielberg's hand in the ponderous A.I.

  • Culture

    February 22, 2001

    Harden's Crossing

    She's finally been invited to the Oscar party, but what will she do after the ball?

  • Culture

    February 1, 2001

    Drag King

    Actor-comic Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Important Imports

    The U.K.'s Travis is big in Europe really

  • Film

    September 7, 2000

    Force of One

    The late Sir Alec Guinness was a powerhouse long before Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • Film

    August 24, 2000

    Turn of the Screwball

    The Tao of Steve follows the emotional transformation of a geeky lothario

  • Culture

    August 24, 2000

    The Bit Player

    Vincent D'Onofrio may be the best actor of his generation, but who would notice?

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Movie House Madness

    Houston's Megaplex Theaters are building up for the ultimate battle-Overbuilding, in fact

  • Music

    August 26, 1999

    Rap Actor

    LL Cool J rocks microphone, silver screen

  • Film

    May 21, 1998
  • Film

    December 4, 1997

    Send in the Clones

    An artful director brings flair to the Alien franchise

  • Film

    July 3, 1997

    Hit and Myth

    Hercules fritters away its strengths

  • Calendar

    May 1, 1997
  • Film

    January 23, 1997

    As He Likes It

    Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet may be complete, but something's still a little rotten

  • Calendar

    December 12, 1996
  • Film

    June 20, 1996

    Scary Carrey

    The Cable Guy reveals Jim Carrey's dark side -- but not enough of it

  • Calendar

    May 23, 1996

    Beat the Heat!

    1996 Summer Guide

  • Culture

    June 9, 1994
  • Film

    April 7, 1994

    Hollywood Lives, Hollywood Lies

    Barry Levinson takes a loopy look at the realities of Tinsel Town

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