The Anchorman saga's secret? Will Ferrell's generosity.
The Texans were supposed to get things straight against what appeared to be a hapless St. Louis Rams team that had struggled in virtually all facets of the game. Turns out, it was the other way around as the Rams feasted on the clearly overmatched Texans and dominated them in all three phases of the ... More >>
The sequel is breezy and affible without going soft.
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.
If everyone's seeing Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, you might want to be left behind.
Invention begins with a conversation. I've often said I'd love to have a DVD of the conversations that took place in creating some of the items or concepts that are woven into the daily fabric of our lives. Deep dish pizza, strip clubs, YouTube, pretty much everything started with someone saying, "H ... More >>
Okay, this one I didn't totally see coming. After a somewhat tumultuous one-week period that saw the Texans lose outside linebacker Mario Williams and guard Mike Brisiel to free agency, and cut offensive tackle Eric Winston as a cap casualty, the Texans decided to shed more salary yesterday afterno ... More >>
I Love You Phillip Morris directors fall short of their own high bar with the sweet but less-than- groundbreaking Crazy, Stupid, Love.
cutlineNot long ago, I got into a brief discussion on Twitter with another radio personality whom I am forbidden to name whose name I don't exactly recall. I don't remember the crux of the tweet-versation (something having to do with blogs and the inherent evil that blogs possess to anyone over ... 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 >>
Rob Lowe will soon join the cast of Parks and Recreation.The dog days are upon us, the networks are planning for fall, and there's always money in the banana stand. This was the week in TV Land: • The Television Critics Association summer press tour has been going on for the past few days ... More >>
Mental disability as comedy in Dinner for Schmucks
The childish, funny, 3-D delights of Despicable Me.
Big Bang Theory's Jim ParsonsJim Parsons, proud alumnus of Klein Oak High, UH and the Infernal Bridegroom Theater company, has nabbed an Emmy nomination.Parsons was nominated for playing Sheldon Cooper in CBS' Big Bang Theory. According to the Hollywood Reporter, his reaction was pretty sim ... More >>
The good stuff won't be free for much longer.My backyard flooded, I went half-blind on fireworks, and I am exponentially losing my agility. This was the week in TV Land: • As if to taunt my very desires, Hulu announced last week that it's launching Hulu Plus, a paid version of the site th ... More >>
Despicable Me, starring the voice of Steve Carrell, tells the tale of someone who's very despicable. Truly despicable.On the other hand, the character meets up with a couple of cute kids, and it's a cartoon, so we're guessing there's some redemption in the end.There's no redemption for the following ... More >>
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The humidity is back, the TV season's almost over, and I need a non-gay way to ask you to go camping with me. This was the week in TV Land: • I saw Conan O'Brien in Austin on Friday. He took his Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour through the state briefly, stopping in ... More >>
I wash myself with a rag on a stick.What the hell, let's jump right in: • Conan O'Brien's exit deal with NBC included a number of stipulations about when he could appear on TV again and when he could resume his late-night hosting duties for another outlet. Well, after a few months away, ... More >>
Tina Fey and Steve Carell go lowbrow and chemistry-free in Date Night.
When a big sports news story breaks, my tendency is to spend about eight seconds internalizing it and wondering what it means to the subject of said news and what it means to me as a fan. From second number nine forward it's time to figure out other angles the news puts into play, what other pe ... More >>
For once, Rocks Off is grateful for this sinus-splitting headache (thanks, Mike Stinson!), because it gives us something to focus on besides the fact that we are crawling out of our skin waiting for kickoff tonight. At this point, sports pundits have analyzed the Longhorns and Crimson Tide to wi ... More >>
The Oughts have been a busy decade of people getting busy here in Houston, as perhaps every other decade has been. There's a reason the population has been booming, after all, and it's not all due to people leaving Detroit.But some Houstonians have been shtupping where they shouldn't shtup, and t ... More >>
TO: President, Universal Pictures FROM: Script Department RE: Slap Shot Remake We received a copy of Peter Steinfeld's (21) first draft for the planned Slap Shot remake. Before we pass it on to the director currently attached to this project (Dean Parisot, Fun With Dick and Jane), we though ... More >>
TO: President, Universal Pictures FROM: Script Department RE: Slap Shot Remake We received a copy of Peter Steinfeld's (21) first draft for the planned Slap Shot remake. Before we pass it on to the director currently attached to this project (Dean Parisot, Fun With Dick and Jane), we thought ... More >>
Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, homies. (Churchy) Single of the Week: "I Love You," Von Won Wire To Wire   ... More >>
Full of itself and not half as funny as it thinks it is, this movie is simply tragic
A TV remake for the big screen that works on its own terms
Playing down-on-her-luck, Amy Ryan's star rises.
Cobbled together from better movies, Steve Carell's latest is strike two
Comedian-turned cast member of The Office heads to HoustComedian-turned cast member of The Office heads to Houston
Dinkin' flicka! Primetime fans know Craig Robinson as Darryl, the deadpan warehouse worker from NBC’s The Office who hilariously misleads and mocks Michael Scott (Steve Carell). Robinson has also made appearances in recent films such as Knocked Up and the upcoming Pineapple Express. He’s also b ... More >>
Why in God's name did Steve Carell take the paycheck?
Strange Weirdos: Music from and Inspired by the Film Knocked Up
Sequels, prequels and threequels headline Hollywood 2007
"What's Wrong with America" indie comedy reveals what's wrong with indie comedies
Over the Hedge wants you to feel bad about what it's selling, which is everything
The 40-Year-Old Virgin gets a heart-on while telling wonderfully dirty jokes
Bewitched delivers just what you'd expect: absolutely nothing
Jim Carrey goes from physical to metaphysical comedy in Bruce Almighty