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 >>
Anne Thompson asks if Hollywood has forgotten how to make money.
Rose Byrne steals the movie.
Ice cube plays a nobly abusive police officer — for laughs.
The best movies this year that you had a chance to see.
We're not sure why Delivery Man exists.
It all ends not with a whimper, but a dick joke.
Seth Rogan takes his Centrum Silver in Guilt Trip
"There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth or something I guess..." -- Luke 13:28, A Copy Of The Bible I Swiped From A Hotel Room Hello and welcome to Hair Balls' election night live blog and comment, where tonight I will be chronicling the mania of the 2012 presidential ... More >>
Seth McFarlane's new film is stuffed with more of the same.
In Safety Not Guaranteed and Lola Versus, love doesn't mean an insult to the audience's intelligence.
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 >>
The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email email@example.com.̴ ... More >>
Cancer memoir meets Seth Rogen comedy in the slightly uncomfortable film.
Note: Pop Rocks will return next week. Labor Day has come and gone, which means the official start of the fall movie season is just around the corner. In fact, two of the more anticipated releases of latter 2011 -- Warrior and Contagion -- come out tomorrow. After what has been widely rega ... More >>
Pedro SanchezEntrance music is important. Get the right tune and people will forever have a dual-sensory impression of your character. Most people like to craft original music to help fully embody the characters they create, but some people just lift classical themes to get the job done witho ... More >>
"There are rules for policemen. I mean, critics."While looking for ways to avoid writing about Charlie Sheen again researching topics for today's column, I found myself going through Roger Ebert's web site over at the Chicago Sun-Times. Christ, but that guy writes a lot. He was fairly prolif ... More >>
Too much sci-fi, not enough SNL in Paul.
Seth Rogen schlubs it up as The Green Hornet's masked man.
geekologie.comRocks Off was struck by a random thought the other day: How cool would it be if a rock star showed up at your birthday party? It could happen any number of ways. Maybe a well-connected friend calls in a few favors. Maybe your party is in the same hotel where they're staying. Ma ... More >>
Aside from being the dad of glam-folkie Rufus Wainwright and similarly talented sister Martha, Loudon Wainwright III is one of the most unsung singer-songwriters still strumming today. With his ex-wife, the late, great Kate McGarrigle, he was a part of a folk power-couple, and songs like "Ruf ... More >>
Another well-adjusted Prop 8 supporterI'm sure you've all heard the terrible news by now: Judge Vaughn "Mussolini" Walker declared California's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Obviously I don't have to tell you what severe ramifications this will have, not only for the soul of our country ... More >>
At 17, you were going through a lot changes too.
In the age of Brightkite, transparency and TMI, anyone can wrangle and fulfill his or her aspirations of becoming a stalker. Just showing up in the right uniform to the game of life can freak plenty of people out, depending on what's hanging out or strapped onto your person. But everybody k ... More >>
I used to review movies (over here, if you care), an endeavor I had to quit for a variety of reasons: my hectic neurosurgery rotation, for one, as well as the increasing physical demands of the new Mrs. Vonder Haar, Carla Gugino. But among the non-imaginary factors influencing my decision was the ... More >>
Two decades after the severed ear of Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino serves up Hitler's head on a plate.
Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler, together at last in Funny People.
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org.Courtesy 10th Grade CutieSm ... More >>
Dom DeLuise -- actor, chef, and father of that guy who was on 21 Jump Street -- passed away Monday at the age of 75. Rather than wallow in misery and grief at the loss of another of cinema's titans, we prefer to look back fondly at a movie career mostly spent co-starring alongside Gene Wilder and B ... More >>
Mall cops on parade in Observe and Report.
I want to have sex with Seth Rogen, the star of the upcoming Observe and Report (and numerous other Judd Apatow-type vehicles). But why?First up, let me say that Miss Pop Rocks is happily married, and she wouldn't cheat on her man even if Mr. Rogen showed up at her house with a box of Godivas ... More >>
In this latest round of effects vs. storytelling, effects win. Big.
Not even Brody Jenner could extinguish the bromance.
Looking back at Che, The Dark Knight, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and many others, and looking ahead to 2009
Isn’t it odd that the new Kevin Smith film, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, is being marketed as simply Zack and Miri when the advertisements run on certain channels and at certain times? For example, if you’re watching Comedy Central at 10 pm, it’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno. But if you’re wa ... More >>
After the unspeakable Grinch, Horton is a surprisingly strong Seuss adaptation
Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more
Geeky, freaky teen virgins attempt to get knocked up in Superbad, produced by guess who?
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
Judd Apatow explains himself.
Judd Apatow delivers another spot-on geek-fantasy-come-true
Strange Weirdos: Music from and Inspired by the Film Knocked Up
The 40-Year-Old Virgin gets a heart-on while telling wonderfully dirty jokes
Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks grow up, more or less, and move to a dorm