Rushmore (Movie)

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    Best Eight Houston Businesses to Visit in Case They Ever Close For Good

    Houston is a city of constant evolution and rebirth. And I think more than anything else, the ever-changing landscape is what defines this city for me. Houston seems to continually be in a state of flux, modernizing or reinventing parts of its past in favor of newer development. This cycle of rene ... More >>

  • Film

    March 13, 2014
  • Film

    January 2, 2014

    Movies 2014: The Most Anticipated Non-Sequels of 2014

    Checking out the notable stand-alones hitting the theaters.

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    UPDATED With Good News: Rushmore's Doug's Barbershop, Heights Institution, Not Closing After All

    Things looked bad for Doug's Barbershop on Friday. The Heights institution -- known for being a continuously working barbershop since 1929 and made even more famous when part of Wes Anderson's 1998 film Rushmore was filmed there -- had received an eviction notice from the owner of the property, J. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Doug's Barbershop, Heights Institution Featured In Rushmore, Closing

    The lights were on and buzz clippers were whirring, but all was not well Friday morning at Doug's Barber Shop, the storied location made even more famous after it was used extensively in Wes Anderson's 1998 film Rushmore. Employees didn't deny that it looks like the shop, at 219 East 11th, which ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Health Department Report: Food Trucks, St. John's, Skewers and More

    If you had the over on the number of places the Health Department would inspect this week, you're probably a little unhappy; it's been a slow past few days. As for betting on the number of times Bears quarterback Jay Cutler puts on his cranky face when he goes against the Texans on Sunday night -- w ... More >>

  • Music

    September 20, 2012

    Looking for Bill

    Rumors of a Ghostbusters actor's "party crashing" tour touch off a night of revelry.

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    The Ultimate Wes Anderson Soundtrack Playlist: Extra Superlatives

    Last week I told you about the soundtrack for director Wes Anderson's upcoming feature Moonrise Kingdom, which showcases the work of composers Leonard Bernstein and Alexandre Desplat, Benjamin Britten and strange bedfellow Hank Williams Sr. Anderson's films are the most anticipated movies of most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    The 7 Best-Looking High Schools In Houston

    The end of the school year is rapidly approaching, and for seniors it means they'll never have to step inside their high schools again if they don't want to. Most high schools, especially ones built fairly recently, are generic and blah. But Houston has some that can make you appreciate their arch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom Soundtrack Has Houston Ties & A Ton Of Hank Sr.

    Director Wes Anderson's upcoming Moonrise Kingdom is easily one of the most anticipated movies of 2012, coming to theaters on May 25, mainly because his movies are like catnip for hipsters and amateur cinéastes alike, and feature completely engrossing soundtracks. From the garage-rock throwdown of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Top 10 Texas Movie Soundtracks

    ​This weekend, as the rest of the world catches Harry Potter mania for (perhaps) the final time, Houston gets a serious dose of Urban Cowboy nostalgia. Theater Under the Stars' production of the Tony-nominated 2003 musical - which The New York Times called "a conclusive demonstration that it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Beyond "Thriller": Top 10 Zombie Music Videos

    ​One of Rocks Off's choice ambient/shoegaze artists, Grouper, has just released visuals for her song "Alien Observer" and it's full of (almost) everything that we hold dear: Blood, zombies buried beneath foliage, and girl-on-girl action. Oh, and Liz Harris' haunting voice. It's beautiful; whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Pop Rocks: With Friends Like These

    ​Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski remains under house arrest in Switzerland, awaiting possible extradition to the United States for fleeing sentencing after pleading guilty to "unlawful sex" with a 13-year old in 1977. His attorneys are, naturally, fighting this possibility, while a numbe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    No Rocks Off Movie Night Tonight - We're Saving Ourselves for Urban Cowboy Next Week

    Next Tuesday, Rocks Off Movie Night at the Mink returns with the 1980 "classic" Urban Cowboy. Classic if you're from Houston, anyway. The film kicks off our three-week series on movies filmed in and around Houston proper. Ben Stiller's directorial debut Reality Bites and Wes Anderson's hipster-bait ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2008


    Wes Anderson’s career-launching film pays homage to his hometown, our town

  • Calendar

    January 17, 2008


    There’s more to love about Wes Anderson’s 1998 masterpiece than its local connection

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2006

    One More Reason to Love Bill

    Bill brakes for car chases. We had a lot of fun with the July 21 police chase in Pasadena. And now it seems, according to the AP by way of KHOU, that actor Bill Murray did, too. Murray can't contain himself as he watches the chase while conducting an interview about a recent appearance on Ameri ... More >>