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Steve Martin

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Open Letter to the Jerks Who Killed Someone Over a Pair of Air Jordans

    Dear A-Holes, Well done. You have reached the absolute lowest point on the criminal totem pole. You are now ranked down there with people who steal Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve and worthless lowlifes who literally take candy from babies. You killed a guy over a pair of shoes. I must confess I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Pie-magination: 5 Improbable Pizza Pies

    Considered from a local, regional, national and international perspective, the world is home to a great variety of pizzas. From authentic to fusion to deep dish to Sicilian-thin, the term "pizza" covers all manner of sins. I think that we owe it to ourselves, as a pizza-obsessed nation, to do bett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Unscripted: Top 10 Actor/Musician Collaborations

    Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson have been hanging out a lot lately. The actor joined the antichrist onstage a couple of weeks ago at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards show in L.A., and played guitar on "Sweet Dreams" and "Beautiful People." Depp also collaborated with Manson on a cover of Carly Simon' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    The 2012 NFL Schedule Is Here! The 2012 NFL Schedule Is Here!

    In the timeless Steve Martin comedy The Jerk, there's a famous scene where Martin's character Navin R. Johnson sprints across the parking lot to snag a copy of the new phone book to confirm that, indeed, his name and phone number are included. When he is able to find his name he screams that inclus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    7 Gifts for Your Nerdy Little Audiophile

    In a classic bit of stand up comedy, Steve Martin described his obsessive search for the best stereo system of the day. He kept adding more and more speakers until he finally reached the "google-phonic" stereo with the closest number of speakers to infinity, which, like all the rest, sounded like sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Meatloaf Tacos at Good 2 Go Taco in Dallas

    The meatloaf taco, left, is topped with a sweet Sriracha ketchup.​This year, Good 2 Go Taco won a Best of Dallas® award from our sister paper, the Dallas Observer, for best menu expansion. Until very recently, the women behind Good 2 Go -- Jeana Johnson and Colleen O'Hare -- were selling thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    For Tyler Perry's Birthday, a Comprehensive History of Black Men in Drag

    That's a man, baby.​Happy birthday, Tyler Perry. The media mogul is celebrating his 41st with the news that he topped Forbes list of highest paid men in entertainment: Thanks to five movies he has cranked out over the past two years and two TV series, Perry earned $130 million between May 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Wildfire Relief: The 8 Best Firefighter Movies

    ​This wildfire stuff is getting ridiculous. The entire state of Texas is experiencing drought, categorized as "extreme" or "exceptional" in 95 percent of the state. Severe lack of rain high winds and high pressure = the fires currently ravaging Bastrop and Montgomery counties. Firefighters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    On-Campus Houston Concerts Now Ancient History

    ​ For lots more posters from Hofheinz, see below and our slideshow. Essentially, universities in Houston don't have rock concerts anymore. In fact, pretty much all across America, institutions of higher learning are focusing less on bringing in live entertainment for students and more on bui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Ten Bizarro Christmas-Carol Covers

    ​Thanks to holiday-themed compilations like A Very Special Christmas and Little Steven's Christmas A Go-Go, we often hear our favorite modern artists putting their spin on holiday classics. But for those who are tired of forcing Mariah Carey's eight-octave "All I Want For Christmas" on their f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    10 Sequels That Don't Need To Happen

    Please god, no...​For those who've been pining for the return of the "Blue Steel" and the "Magnum," your patience is about to be rewarded: Ben Stiller is dead in the middle of promoting "Little Fockers," out Dec. 22, but he's already got his eye on yet another sequel: "Zoolander 2." Stiller ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Open Up And Say Ahhh: An Oral Surgery Playlist

    ​If you're reading this around the time it's published, Rocks Off will once again be in the dentist's chair. This has been something of a recurring theme for us this summer, as we have been trying to reverse years of neglecting our poor gums by undergoing several surgical procedures that do no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Top Eight Weirdest Saturday Night Live Musical Moments

    ​This past Saturday was Steve Martin's birthday and, if you're old enough, you may remember back to a time when the snow-capped comedian/actor/musician was more than just a comedy archaeologist, exhuming the corpses of classic comic franchises and defiling the shit out of them. No, he actually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Blogging From Bonnaroo: Damien Marley and Nas, Tori Amos, Steve Martin

    Photo by Mark C. Austin/See a slideshow​Houston artist Tyagaraja recently won the Ford Fiesta Team Houston Battle of The Bands, the grand prize of which was a trip to perform at the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee. Meghan Hendley, keyboardist/vocalist for Tyagaraja, reports back to us wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Which Actors Can Hack It As Musicians?

    ​Hollywood Shuffle got word Thursday that Blues Brother and Saturday Night Live alumnus Dan Aykroyd will be at the downtown Spec's this afternoon from 3-7 p.m. to sign bottles of his new vodka, Conehead Crystal Head. Aykroyd is in town to act as Grand Marshal for Saturday's Art Car Parade. Sat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Baldwin, Streep & Steve Martin -- Three Old Pros Having Fun: New On DVD

    Warning: Includes flagrant use of marijuana by old(er) people​Out today on DVD is the Meryl Streep/Steve Martin/Alec Baldwin triangle It's Complicated by writer/director Nancy Meyers (Something's Gotta Give and The Holiday). Actually the story isn't very complicated at all. Jane (Streep) is a woma ... More >>

  • Music

    April 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    How Not To Give a Public Apology: A Video Primer for Tiger Woods

    After months of anticipation, The Fallen One Tiger Woods will finally speak publicly this morning about his sex addiction (or at least, his addiction to having sex with an assortment of bar skanks and porn actresses). Don't expect pointed queries from a variety of media outlets, Woods won't be takin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Most. Boring. Oscars. Ever.

    Ugh! The only interesting thing about the whole damn show was the realization that Goldie Hawn looks like Mickey Rourke. Stop with the work, lady! Seriously. God love Hugh Jackman, but this is not the Tonys. Could that Beyonce "Best of the Musicals" number been any more cheese ball? I have exp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Rotation: Steve Martin's The Crow

    Steve Martin The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo (40 Productions) www.stevemartin.com The scenario sounds laughable: comedian Steve Martin, a banjo and 15 original bluegrass songs. Is he kidding? Actually, no. Most of The Crow plays with as straight a face as Joaquin Phoenix ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    For Groundhog Day -- The Five Best Movie Rodents

    February 2 marks that special days in Western civilization, in which we commemorate the mystical powers of a being emerging from a hole in the ground. No, I'm not talking about Easter, but rather Groundhog Day. And what better way to mark the annual resurrection of Punxsutawney Phil then listing som ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2008

    Cyrano de Bergerac

    The Alley Theatre stages the woes of a large-nosed soldier in love

  • Film

    August 28, 2008
  • Calendar

    May 15, 2008

    “Perspectives 161: Tim Lee”

    Tim Lee steals celebrities’ identities on film

  • Film

    April 24, 2008

    No Drama for Baby Mama

    Neither Tina Fey nor Amy Poehler seem the least bit invested in their surrogate mommy comedy

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    December 6, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    March 8, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 12, 2006
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    June 22, 2006
  • Film

    February 9, 2006

    Kitty Litter

    Steve Martin's Pink Panther piddles on its predecessor

  • Film

    December 22, 2005
  • Film

    November 3, 2005

    Wild, Then Crazy

    Steve Martin's May-December romance turns unseasonably cold

  • Calendar

    October 20, 2005

    Festival Crashers

    A film fest descends on the Capital City

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Excess Hollywood

    In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.

  • Culture

    April 21, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    April 14, 2005

    Knotty Knickers

    The Underpants goes down in wild-and-crazy-guy style

  • Calendar

    April 7, 2005

    Pantie Parade

    The Alley Theatre unveils Steve Martin's Underpants

  • Culture

    August 26, 2004

    Season's Greetings

    With summer almost over, the theater scene's heating up

  • Film

    March 6, 2003

    Phat Chance

    Steve Martin almost gets Down with Queen Latifah, but they mostly strike out

  • Film

    November 15, 2001

    Dental Damned

    David Atkins's Novocaine numbs even Steve Martin

  • Film

    August 12, 1999

    Murphy Magic

    Eddie saves the comic Bowfinger from Steve's blahs

  • Film

    April 8, 1999

    Out-of-Steppers

    Steve Martin misses the spark in this remake

  • Film

    December 17, 1998

    Exodus Lost

    Prince of Egypt goes wrong with Good Book rewrites

  • Film

    April 23, 1998

    Money Changes Everything

    In The Spanish Prisoner, even David Mamet's dialogue falls flat

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    May 15, 1997
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    December 7, 1995
  • Music

    May 11, 1995
  • Film

    September 8, 1994
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