Adam Sandler is successful because he’s lazy.
Oliver Stone's drug-trade drama settles for sensation.
Burger King has been advertising a new "Fresh Flavors" campaign -- perhaps you have seen the commercials, featuring late-night host Jay Leno driving into a Burger King in one of his classic cars and ordering from the walk-up counter as if it were a drive-through window. Hilarious! As fellow EOW blo ... More >>
Burger King recently announced a new ad campaign supporting the chain's "Fresh Offers" menu items. The ads feature celebrity spokespeople ordering off of the new, supposedly fresher and healthier menu. One of the ads featuring Mary J. Blige singing about fried chicken was quickly pulled because so ... More >>
I know, we're all bummed out the Texans lost. But since you've been drinking anyway, you might as well crack open another one and sit through the one awards show even the People's Choice Awards can look down its nose at. I'll be updating this entry throughout the broadcast, so refresh often and try ... More >>
It's a busy time of year for movie critic types. Many of us are butting up against deadlines for award nominations, watching lots of year-end screeners of some pretty memorable films by the likes of Terence Malick, Steve McQueen, and Lynne Ramsay, among others. But everyone needs a palate cl ... More >>
Pop Rocks will return Thursday. The fall/winter movie season kicked off last weekend as Contagion dominated the box office (the highly touted Warrior, not so much). I've already covered, in some depth, those releases coming up in the remainder of 2011 that might merit a closer look. We learn ... More >>
And what are the three milks of Pastel de Tres Leches?
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 >>
"Are you too good for your home, ball?"Grown Ups, as anyone who's watched any of the NBA Finals can yell you, stars Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James and David Spade.That is all you need to know. You will either like this movie, perhaps love it, or you will not go to see it even if by watchin ... More >>
If only all hit men were this good looking
More likely than you think
OMG OMG OMG Salma Hayek breast fed a baby in Sierra Leone OMG OMG OMG! Seriously, what is this, the next Yalta Conference? You would think so, given the reaction of the popular and not-so-popular press. Google "Salma Hayek breastfeeding" and you'll get such lovely quotes and comments as "Lucky ba ... More >>
Regular readers may be aware that Rocks Off has become somewhat obsessed with NBC's 30 Rock lately. Actually, that's not true. He's been obsessed with the show since the first time he saw it - Alec Baldwin is a comedic genius, and oh, that Tina Fey - but its recent tendency to insert plot ... More >>
One of the only things Rocks Off loves as much as Tom Petty and chicken-fried steak is NBC's brilliant, multiple Emmy-winning 30 Rock, which he thinks is the best TV comedy since The Larry Sanders Show. Now he loves it even more after last night's deliciously twisted episode, "Senor Mach ... More >>
We at the Houston Press are pretty broken up about the closing of the Penthouse Club. Not because any of us were frequent patrons, of course (*cough*), or because we aren't wholly convinced the City's efforts to shutter "gentlemen's clubs" will eliminate crime as we know it, but because the strip ... More >>
The Divinas concert
Celebrate art and the unibrow
Get a bang for your buck this Fourth of July
Salma's shorts get top billing in an otherwise unwatchable caper
Juarez (Sugar Hill Records)
Depp saves the day in Once Upon a Time in Mexico
A few words with underground rapper/tamale kingpin Chingo Bling
The Spy Kids go 3-D, but where are Mom and Dad?
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?
The big-screen dames of cinema 2003 will keep you watching
From our innermost insecurities to the wildest flights of fantasy, 2002 stimulated both heart and head
Cinema 2002 counterbalanced a treacherous world
Plus: Movie Props, Blame the Magnets, Crossed Out
Julie Taymor and Salma Hayek paint a spectacular portrait of Frida Kahlo
With Traffic, Steven Soderbergh takes an unblinking look at America's drug policies
Experimental director borrows musical techniques for the intriguing Time Code
D.R.U.M. not only wants the right sound, it wants the right spirit
Matthew Perry goes from a small-screen friend to a big-screen fool
Desperado hits the bull's-eye with a fusillade of bullets