On film's biggest night this past Sunday, music nudged onto Oscar's center stage and stole the show. Jared Leto's incredibly moving Best Supporting Actor acceptance speech was a beautiful way to start the night. Music-video directing legend Spike Jonze won the Best Original Screenplay award. Karen O ... More >>
The film tries to be direct, but is just maddeningly coy.
We look at the year a man fell in love with a phone and a whole lot more.
For better or worse, I recently began to think about my last three birthdays in a row and realized that I've been blackout drunk throughout all three. It's not something I do often, but when my friends and I get together for a special occasion, it turns into something akin to The Hangover. Which I ... More >>
Talking 70mm, Joaquin Phoenix, and researching Scientology for his sixth and most anticipated film
There's no doubt that Spike Jonze is an enigma of a director and artist. He's worked in all types of mediums: he filmed bullriders at the Astrodome, changed the world of skateboard videography, and visually recreated the brilliance of Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are. Plus, he's made us al ... More >>
The Beach Boys have embarked on a 50th-anniversary reunion tour this year, kicking off the media blitz with a Grammy performance featuring everybody from Maroon 5 to Foster the People. As one of the pioneering rock bands of their era, the Beach Boys made a return to the spotlight that was met with ... More >>
seanyseult.comWhile there are and have been so many notable women in rock-and-roll, and we'd like to honor them all, we've chosen the specific starting point of recognizing rock's best female bassists. As a bassist, I looked up to nearly each and every one of these women as I learned the bass ... More >>
Photo By Craig HlavatyThe Black Angels' Alex Maas at Free Press Summerfest in JuneTomorrow night the Black Angels hit Houston for the third time in about a year, with a gig over at Fitzgerald's with fellow retro-doomers Dead Meadow and Spindrift. The last time the Angels were in Houston it wa ... More >>
Hipster ScumThis Saturday morning, the Houston Press and our sister blog Art Attack will be hosting a dance party, starting at 10 a.m., to celebrate National Dance Day. They even made a few videos to get Houston ready for the event, featuring yours truly in the only dance get-up that matters, ... More >>
Last year, Rocks Off was wowed by the talents of Charles Goubeaud of Metal Hands Media in his work for the music video for The Ride Home's "Girls." The video was an incredible piece of work, and featured scenes in the Kirby House of Pies for those of you who like a little local flavor with yo ... More >>
From party girl to Oscar winner, Sofia Coppola's journey to Somewhere.
Is LCD Soundsystem's party over on its latest â and perhaps last â album?
The only DVD released today that earned big bucks at the box office was the Sony Pictures apocalyptic thriller 2012. The year 2012 has long been predicted by various ancient cultures as the year the world will end (or at least end as we now know it). That idea's the basis for director Roland Emme ... More >>
Nancy Meyers can't keep making the same movie over and over again.
A decade after Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, Generation Y's anointed auteur tries for a comeback with Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Wes Anderson brings his Wes Anderson-ness to animation — and it's a fantastic fit.
Spike Jonze's live-action version of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are led the box office this weekend, grossing over $32 million. Last month, another children's book adaptation, Sony Pictures' version of Judi and Ron Barrett's Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, scored similar numbers f ... More >>
Spike Jonze can't quite get the spirit of the Wild Things on screen.
Okay, skinny-jeans-wearing early twentysomethings with dirty hair, get ready to stand in line at the movie theater and reminisce about your youth (a.k.a. last year) because the film version of Where the Wild Things Are is due out in theaters in mid-October. OMFG!Apparently this movie is an event ... More >>
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