We're looking forward to Sunday's Video Music Awards, because despite MTV's relative lameness these days, the VMA shenanigans still can't be topped. Musicians come out sporting some of their worst behavior, resulting in a room full of egos and alcohol that generally leads to some pretty awesome anti ... More >>
It's December now, and the holiday season is rapidly approaching. If you're a Christian, you know the reason for the season is the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus H. Christ. But one thing you may have noticed is that we don't live in a Christian nation, contrary to the beliefs of commentators su ... More >>
More culture-clash yuks than comedy revolution.
Looking back on the year in movies, and what's coming in 2012.
Scorsese milks the 3D trend for his timeless cause in Hugo.
For week's dose of facts, we uncovered ten morsels about Queen, whose bassist John Deacon celebrates his 60th birthday today. This year marks several important anniversaries in the Queen universe, most of all the 20th anniversary of Freddie Mercury's death in late November. It's also been two ... More >>
Damn the French. After seeing French rapper and human beat box, Eklips, deliver America's hip-hop history in a little over four minutes through a beautifully executed tirade of amazing vocal percussion and imitation of musical sounds, it reminded Rocks Off of the 2006 movie Talladega Nights ... More >>
Happy birthday, Janis.News came down last week that Sacha Baron Cohen will be stepping into the rhinestones and glitter as Queen icon Freddie Mercury. It's been a long time coming for Cohen, the Borat and Bruno star who is slowly becoming his generation's Peter Sellers and has been rumored to ... More >>
Crude on the outside, sweet in the middle: Get Him to the Greek.
Halloween is coming, and that means many, many costuming mistakes will be made by normally sane adults. To help stop this scourge, each Thursday we will be offering tips and analysis of what to avoid, or possibly what to do. It seems that every year Halloween becomes less and less about scaring othe ... More >>
Sacha Baron Cohen's in queerface. But what's Brüno's real target?
The "official" start of summer -- two weeks' worth of upper-90 degree temps notwithstanding -- isn't until this Sunday. For Hollywood however, the summer blockbuster season kicked off in May with the release of Wolverine.In the ensuing month-and-a-half, we've had some box office successes (Star Trek ... 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: "Bizzy Body," Paul Wall feat. Webbie Wire To Wire Pink is upset at The Kanye because of his appreciatio ... More >>
The Terminator is back. Plus lots of other movies we can't wait to see this season.
Another treat for whacked-out male conspiracy theorists
We're two weeks late with this, but then again we don't keep up as well as we should with Ron Paul/hot gay man-on-man sex stories.But in Bruno, the upcoming semi-sequel to Borat, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen reportedly tries to seduce Paul with champagne, caviar and dancing. It doesn't work, if you de ... More >>
Oh, God! You Devil's Advocate
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Don't miss the powerful, curious animation screening at DiverseWorks
Tim Burton's gorgeously gruesome new film
Vandalism, gunshots and hate mail mark a local entertainerís transformation from comedian/rapper to rapper/activist
Sacha Baron Cohen's howlingly funny mockumentary goes looking for America
The loudest, boldest comic actor around takes an endless victory lap
Plot-light Madagascar still manages clever gags for grown-ups