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Steven Spielberg

  • Film

    August 1, 2013

    Movies Need Lohan

    The Canyons is vital, messy, and alive with regret

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    The 3 Best Musician/Wrestling Tag Teams

    The world of wrestling and the world of music have an awful lot in common. You've got you over-the-top characters, the lights, the spectacle, the flashy costumes and choreography. (See this, in fact.) Pretty much the only thing separating them are the injuries, and depending on the rock show not eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Pop Rocks: Why Was I Not Informed of Halle Berry's Straight-to-DVD Shark Attack Movie?

    It isn't often (well, not often enough) that a movie comes along that combines two of my favorite things. In the case of Dark Tide -- debuting On Demand March 8 and on DVD March 30 -- those things would be great white sharks and Halle Berry in a bikini. Why yes, there is a synopsis: Kate (Halle Ber ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    NBC's Smash Just Might Be a Hit

    Smash, the newest hopeful for an NBC success, premiered last night, and the Peacock network may have a potential hit on their hands. The show attempts to capitalize on America's latest (returned) obsession with the musical genre and has brought in some heavy hitters to assist. That it's produced by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Pop Rocks: George, We'll Always Have The Star Wars Holiday Special

    After much soul searching and agonizing (and in no way an attempt to drum up publicity in advance of his new movie), George Lucas has decided to retire from big budget movies: George Lucas's cinematic tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, Red Tails, opens in theaters on Friday, and it might be the last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2012

    Golden Bozos: Your "Official" Live Blog For The 69th Golden Globes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    We Want to Dine with These Five Dead Famous People

    Consummate hostess: Dolley Madison.​5. Dolley Madison. Forget about Martha Stewart. As First Lady, Madison took the role of hostess to a whole new level, earning accolades for her brilliant dress, witty conversation, and terrific dinner menus. And she had moxie as well domestic graces: She off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Leadbelly's "Midnight Special" Prison in Sugar Land Closing (Although It Might Not Be the Prison He "Wrote" It in)

    Texas legislators are likely to agree to closing the century-old Central Unit prison in Sugar Land, mostly because it sits on land near the airport that can be developed. It's one of several Texas Department of Criminal Justice units in the area; a compound of four units is nearby in unincorporated ... More >>

  • Film

    March 17, 2011

    Planet of the Aping

    Too much sci-fi, not enough SNL in Paul.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Pop Rocks: It's All Michael Bay's Fault

    ​Most of my life has been spent seeking out a unifying theory of suckitude in the entertainment universe, "entertainment" in this sense meaning movies, music, and television. Originally, I'd hoped to find someone whose utter horribleness spanned the entire artistic firmament (including literat ... More >>

  • Film

    November 12, 2009

    Diary of a Sad Black Woman

    Precious pushes the limits of taste, but locates the heart — and hell — of its heroine's struggle.

  • Film

    September 17, 2009

    No Exclamation Point Necessary

    The Informant! gets cute with massive corporate scandal and blows the story.

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    From Humble: The Woman Who's Played Phantom's Diva More Than Anyone

    Photo courtesy Broadway Across AmericaThe longest running Carlotta in Phantom of the Opera, a woman with more than 4,500 Phantom performances as the diva outdone by the young upstart Christine, is Kim Stengel who originally hails from Humble, Texas.Stengel will be returning home as part of the natio ... More >>

  • Film

    January 15, 2009

    Che Is A One-Ton Guerrilla

    Soderbergh's two Che Guevara films in one four-hour sitting

  • Film

    December 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 27, 2008

    The Top Five Ballsiest Actors From Texas

    Jacoby Jones likes clutching his balls: Texans receiver Jacoby Jones is carrying a football with him everywhere he goes. "I'm trying to get better and not fumble, so I'm going to walk around with this all day," said Jones, who lost fumbles on punt returns in the first two preseason games. "If you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2008
  • Film

    December 27, 2007

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    Julian Schnabel sees only treacle in the story that inspired his Diving Bell

  • Film

    January 11, 2007

    Magic Touch

    Fantastical meets political in this stunning for-adults-only fairy tale

  • Film

    December 28, 2006

    Hall of Famer

    Clint Eastwood is not done yet

  • Film

    April 20, 2006

    Tube Boobs

    American Dreamz's nation of idiots lands a little close to home

  • Film

    December 15, 2005

    Monkey Business

    Peter Jackson spares no expense for a Kong that's just too long

  • Film

    August 11, 2005

    Get Gertie

    A man wants a Date with Drew, and he's not a stalker ... really

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2004

    Walking Tall

    Jack Massing of the Art Guys sports a new pair of kicks

  • Film

    March 27, 2003

    Dead-On Dead End

    Quiet, quirky Morvern Callar chases her freedom

  • Culture

    January 23, 2003

    Blood Money

    Why John Cusack wouldn't do anything till he made this Hitler movie

  • Culture

    August 15, 2002

    Joystick Cinema

    It's man vs. machinima when video games become, ahem, movies

  • Culture

    April 18, 2002

    Do Look Back

    The Band dances The Last Waltz, but can time heal old wounds?

  • Film

    December 13, 2001

    Eyes Half Open

    Cameron Crowe takes Jerry Maguire on a dizzy trip through dreamland

  • Culture

    August 9, 2001

    Dust to Dust

    Once more, a man calls upon the troops to save The Alamo, before it's gone forever

  • Film

    March 15, 2001

    Kiss of Death

    A needless love triangle deflates the tense sniper showdown in Gates

  • Culture

    June 22, 2000

    Toy Story

    The creators of Chicken Run find a little soul in a lump of clay

  • Film

    May 18, 2000

    Roadkill

    Remember American Pie? This is the same Trip.

  • Culture

    May 4, 2000

    The Final Cut

    DVDs pull back the curtain on the movies, but do you really want to see the Wizard?

  • Culture

    February 3, 2000

    Color Blind

    Ensemble's new artistic director doesn't view things in shades of black and white

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Real Life

    When He Was King: The city that convicted Muhammad Ali now hosts a film about the boxing legend

  • Film

    November 18, 1999

    Horseman, Pass By

    Sleepy Hollow looks great, but it's less filling than Washington Irving

  • Music

    August 19, 1999
  • Film

    October 15, 1998

    Moved by the Spirit

    Post-slavery Beloved unleashes emotions

  • Film

    June 4, 1998

    Tube Message

    Everyman's Jim Carrey examines TV's omnipotence in The Truman Show

  • Film

    March 26, 1998

    No Going Forward

    Edward Burns hasn't improved with practice

  • News

    March 5, 1998
  • Music

    October 30, 1997
  • Film

    July 24, 1997

    Going Down

    Air Force One nose-dives into an ocean of ennui

  • Film

    July 3, 1997

    Galactic Mediocrity

    Men in Black thinks small and tries too hard

  • Film

    April 24, 1997

    Prisoners of Bore

    Bruce Beresford's Paradise Road ends up leading nowhere

  • Film

    April 18, 1996
  • Culture

    April 6, 1995

    A Sound of Hovering Wings

    Angels in America arrives buoyed by hype, but rises on its own power

  • News

    June 30, 1994

    Robot Man

    If you can't find a world of friends, just make them

  • Film

    May 26, 1994

    Shopping for Buddhas

    Bertolucci returns from the East with a handful of nothing

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