Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen.
Burt Wonderstone vanishes what Steve Carell's best at.
What critics who attack the director's borrowings miss.
A comic Dracula still kills.
5 food-related reasons to drive to Alvin.
"The sommelier is there to 'translate' the wine" for the patron, says sommelier Sean Beck. Beck runs one of the city's most respected wine programs at Backstreet Café. "You're there to make the guests feel confident about their choice" of wine, he explains. In a city like petrochemical-based Houst ... 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 >>
We will happily admit that when we were told by 30 of our Facebook friends that we just "had to watch" the Sh*t Girls Say Youtube sensation, we were completely amused. We cannot count the number of times in a week that we start a sentence with, "First of all, ewww" on one hand, nor how often we are ... More >>
It's St. Patrick's Day, and as many of you have discovered, it is the only day out of the year when our normally free and enlightened society requires you to wear a certain color lest sudden and shocking violence be inflicted upon you. Every year on March 17, pinch-related emergency room visi ... More >>
Today we celebrate the birthday of one Edgar Allan Poe, a man whose influence on music simply cannot be overstated. In fact, Rocks Off is going to go on record and say that Poe's writings have influenced more music than any other written work except the Bible, and when you're second place to ... More >>
Neil Rackers -- He's no Kris BrownI shouldn't enjoy carnage as much as I do, but I have to admit that a few hours after Neil Rackers' 35-yard field goal sailed through the uprights, sending the Houston Texans to an improbable 30-27 overtime win over the Washington Redskins yesterday afternoon, My ... More >>
He's no Johnny DeppYesterday on the Rocks Off blog we unveiled the Lady Gaga sex doll, Lady Gag Gag. Comments were mixed on the doll, ranging from utter confusion and strange attraction from both sexes. One commenter claimed that the model on the box was even more attractive than the real G ... More >>
This guy has to be stopped.The Cup is upon us, the spring season is definitely behind us, and I'm warning you: Don't tease the panther. This was the week in TV Land: • So, the World Cup started the other day. I was with friends at a Mexican restaurant when the USA-England game began, whic ... More >>
Enjoy the great indoors!
Midtown's Republika has all the hedonism clubbers of all colors could possibly ask for.
Quentin Tarantino's debut film features the colors of crime
Cult novel must continue its search for a worthy film adaptation.
Kicking the bucket at the age of 40 is bad enough, especially when, to this day, nobody's really sure how you died (everything from syphillis to rabies to political "cooping" has been thrown out there as a possible cause). But getting buried in an unmarked grave after a three minute "service" is ... More >>
Renee Zellweger as the anti-Norma Rae
Quentin Tarantino was already at the top of his game with his debut film
The hero of this Coen Brothers cult classic is an icon to burnt-out Gen Y-ers
Matthew Vaughn hacks at Neil Gaiman's fantasy wonderland
In Steve Buscemi's latest, the journalist-star sit-down is an interview between vampires
Two straight guys pretend to be gay and turn out to be humanists in Chuck & Larry
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
Cartoon kids poke around Spielberg's Monster House
Beautifully moody, Lonesome Jim is just what you'd expect from Steve Buscemi
Michael Bay's up to his old tricks -- now older than ever
Jim Jarmusch serves the perfect blend: Coffee and Cigarettes
Tim Blake Nelson's uneven holocaust drama exposes an ethical Grey Zone
Mark Romanek makes a great bad man of Robin
Rodriguez blows his best movie yet
Someone oughta put a Capra in Sandler's ass
E.T. returns to heal our cynical hearts
Travolta's performance can't overcome the horror of this evil-stepfather cliché
Monsters, Inc. opens the door to a world so good it's scary
Alcoholism undergoes the Sandra Bullock treatment in 28 Days
Feeling is forgotten in hard-sell Armageddon
Mr. Jealousy hits the mark for director Baumbach
Hercules fritters away its strengths
Bruckheimer's production shows all his Con-temptible traits
Fargo gives us comedy, killing -- and an eight-month pregnant detective
Blue Window plays dialogue like a gorgeous, and sad, melody
At WorldFest, variety doesn't always prove spicy