Movie studios scramble to have big-name stars headline their films, but in many of my favorite movies food is the star. Few things are better than pairing a foodie film with a great meal so we can enjoy ourselves just as much as the folks onscreen are enjoying their own aliments. In this series, we' ... More >>
Blockbuster sequel is more assured, but suffers from middle-book syndrome.
in Percy Jackson, the mythical gets standardized.
It's little surprise many famous movie scenes involve food; there's a certain pleasure in watching characters eat the foods we enjoy in real life or grapple with familiar challenges of cooking, say, lobsters. But have you ever been watching a film and someone mentions a food you've never heard of? ... More >>
The finalists for this year's James Beard Foundation Awards were announced in several categories today that spanned the breadth of the food world from culinary writing to cooking. And just as Houston was well-represented in the semi-finalist round, we also secured some big-name finalists in advance ... More >>
A giant adventure's old-fashioned spirit
Dramatizing the financial crisis, tone-deaf to the times, in Margin Call.
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 >>
Thanks to the magic of 3-D CGI, Peter Jackson makes a one-dimensional Lovely Bones.
"Sometimes spaghetti likes to be alone"
In praise of the Julia half of Julie & Julia.
All it takes to cure the Depression is a little Miss Sunshine
Lucky Number Slevin plays Tarantino's game, without Tarantino's results
Like Big Fish for little kids, Robots works hard to please everyone
Spielberg and Hanks spawn a daring new genre: the post-9/11 comedy
Sorry, Mick, we're already having a big night
Tom Hanks and Paul Newman are on the bloody, brilliant Road to Perdition
Sonnenfeld's comic caper is in Big Trouble
Is it a new MTV show or is it Edward Burns's Sidewalks of New York?
Stanley Tucci unravels the mystery behind why New Yorker journalist Joseph Mitchell stopped writing
Undercover cop film is underdeveloped, too
Midsummer Night's Dream masters the Bard's edgy fantasy
Stylish Velvet unfolds to reveal real substance
Dark comedy may be entering a bright new era with this offbeat film
Julia Roberts picked the wrong vehicle for her comeback