It’s not always fun in the sun in Texas.
Free Press Summer Fest dodged a pretty serious bullet this year. When festival officials announced that the grounds around Eleanor Tinsley Park needed to be evacuated around 2 p.m. last Saturday afternoon, some of us who were there had visions of pandemonium at the exits and the kind of heavy rains ... More >>
The Wrestler director goes biblical with CG blockbuster.
Noah Wants to Bea Mad Epic.
Winter’s Tale is pretty but not much else.
Checking out the notable stand-alones hitting the theaters.
Despite its weight, you’ll believe a man can fly — and it’s worth watching.
Just because you live in Houston doesn't mean you can't see all these films.
Metric House of Blues, October 15 Along with future members of Stars and Broken Social Scene, Metric front woman Emily Haines went to an arts high school in Toronto, and started the group with guitarist James Shaw after returning from college in Montreal and Vancouver. Metric has found it difficult ... More >>
Nick Cave remains in a class by himself. On one hand, he's the most gothic person alive, but on the other he's so unique in his contributions that when we sat down to make a list of all the different eras of goth music, we simply had to leave him out because he doesn't fit anywhere. He's a statistic ... More >>
Photos by Larami SerranoKid Cudi, Chip Tha Ripper Reliant Arena July 19, 2011 6:58 p.m.: Pulling up. Holy crap. There is (what seems like) a neverending line of kids waiting to get in. Crazy. There's also a KRBE truck here. Is Kid Cudi a KRBEian now? What's happened? 7:29: Inside. 7:31: T ... More >>
Matthew DresdenLe Mistral's box lunch, with grilled chicken panini and cream of tomato soup. Perhaps the best deal in Houston.If you google the phrase "box lunch history," virtually all the results are for lunch boxes and the fascinating history thereof. (Check out the Smithsonian's photo op ... More >>
After weeks of anticipation and preemptory hand-wringing over where we're going to park on Washington Ave. this weekend, the Final Four is Finally here. As with any other time a marquee sporting event comes to Houston, you can count on some familiar themes in media coverage: Where to party, w ... More >>
The center of all things smarmy and controversial.Celebrities have money and fame and are constantly surrounded by controversy. Many of them never make it back from a serious legal problem or a major embarrassment. Ask Mel Gibson. Others, however, find their footing and manage to right the s ... More >>
All photos from daniellespencer.com Flesh colored Jell-O is never (*ever*) okay. New York artist Danielle Spencer (a.k.a. Mrs. Russell Crowe) crafted her first faux Thanksgiving spread in 2005 using a Cornish game hen form, peach Jell-O, and evaporated milk. That initial flesh-colored mass ( ... More >>
Paul Haggis shows no improvement.
Tiffany Young-Hartley: Only Reese Witherspoon could do her justiceOkay, so it's time to get started on the script and casting for the movie about David and Tiffany's fateful Jet-Ski trip on Falcon Lake. First, what to name this movie? The Pirates of Falcon Lake will never do: it conjures Johnn ... More >>
Robin Hood rails against the no-good tax-and-spend Nottingham elite.
When (if) you think of Robin Hood, you probably recall the devil-may-care outlaw in Lincoln-green tights who fought the forces of medieval oppression with a longbow and a band of merry men. If you're lucky, you've caught Errol Flynn's definitive performance in 1938's The Adventures of Robin Hood ... More >>
It always happens: you and your friends toss back a few beers and the talk turns to what celebrities and models you find attractive. At first it starts out innocent enough, arguing the merits of Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, Marissa Miller or Paula Deen. Well that last name is actually just our ... More >>
Journalistic nostalgia meets political intrigue in a brave new world.
TO: President, Universal Pictures FROM: Script Department RE: Slap Shot Remake We received a copy of Peter Steinfeld's (21) first draft for the planned Slap Shot remake. Before we pass it on to the director currently attached to this project (Dean Parisot, Fun With Dick and Jane), we though ... More >>
TO: President, Universal Pictures FROM: Script Department RE: Slap Shot Remake We received a copy of Peter Steinfeld's (21) first draft for the planned Slap Shot remake. Before we pass it on to the director currently attached to this project (Dean Parisot, Fun With Dick and Jane), we thought ... More >>
[Rocks Off now returns you to our regularly scheduled non-ACL coverage... - Ed.] Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won’t rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to email@example.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: “Oh Slippin’, ... More >>
Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week "I'm Bout My Paper," Hollywood F.L.O.S.S. Wire To Wire LL Cool J, talking to the Associated ... More >>
James Mangold remakes a classic western for our ADD times
Attempting romantic comedy, Sir Ridley Scott conquers neither.
Da Vinci's leap to the screen leaves no room for surprise
Mrs. Fresh Prince brings her "spiritual hardcore" to the Scout Bar. Deal with that.
In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.
Minnie Driver and Juliette Lewis have started bands. Come on, you know you're curious.
On his maiden voyage, veteran director Peter Weir masters the sea epic
Friday, May 9
Unlike John Nash, Spider sees little triumph over schizophrenia
Willie Nelson's Family Picnic
Proof of Life kidnaps the audience and makes it beg for mercy
Deadly somber Gladiator needs every ounce of earnestness to prevent it from lapsing into parody
Mann elevates The Insider to Oscar-level suspense
Sweet irreverence works in Mystery, Alaska
The terrific L.A. Confidential captures our worst suspicions of how the world works
Rough Magic has plenty up its sleeve
Gonzo Western The Quick and the Dead is ludicrously entertaining