Texans love their trees, whether they're being used for climbing, or getting some desperately needed August shade, or as a easy-to-remember landmark for locals making plans to meet each other. To be sure there are some less peaceful uses of trees in Texas history: lynching, sniping, chaining people ... More >>
Catch Me If You Can has loads of action, but the story's a little thin.
Fear a steady diet of movies like Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.
Movies are alive in the Age of McConaughey.
The writer/director on filming in NYC, George Romero and saying no to bad script notes.
When you are an actor, you take basically whatever will feed you just as long as you get to perform. Many actors either got their start in music videos or they will appeared in one after they got famous. Oftentimes, they are pretty memorable.
Portraying presidents on screen is always tricky. Crass imitation makes the thing look like a comedy skit, but completely ignoring the mannerisms and voice that people know doesn't work either. There have been some laughingly inept acting jobs when it comes to the 44 people who have been the countr ... More >>
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 >>
Were you thinking horse meat was going to stay off the menu in American restaurants indefinitely? Neigh: Horses could soon be butchered in the U.S. for human consumption after Congress quietly lifted a five-year-old ban on funding horse meat inspections, and activists say slaughterhouses could be u ... More >>
Were you thinking horse meat was going to stay off the menu in American restaurants indefinitely? Neigh: Horses could soon be butchered in the U.S. for human consumption after Congress quietly lifted a 5-year-old ban on funding horse meat inspections, and activists say slaughterhouses could be up a ... More >>
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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 >>
We are only less than three hours out from bringing you live-blogging coverage, right here, of this year's Academy Awards, and we are more than excited to take you through the night for every win, loss, awful dress, awesome dress, foible, and foul-up Hollywood throws our way.
Saint Clint chokes the life out of Hereafter.
The 43rd annual WorldFest kicks off this Friday. The "fiercely independent" film festival is one of the oldest international fests in the country, and the oldest independent festival in the world. Many directors you may have heard of received their first awards here, including Steven Spielberg, Joh ... More >>
It's almost Christmas, I'm tired of shopping, and I keep yelling "sharkfarts" at everyone. This was the week in TV Land: • Most of the major shows and networks were in repeats this week, which threw my viewing habits off a bit. It's not like I only watch the big four networks; in fact, I ... More >>
Photo by Paul KolnikHSPVA's Kristopher Thompson-Bolden, on the far left with the white neckerchief. Last year, one of the casualties of Hurricane Ike was The Color Purple's national-tour stopover in Houston. It was supposed to be here for a two-week run, but that was halved thanks to the post-s ... More >>
Hollywood plunders meaning from the Holocaust again
Youre in trouble when you have to ask, Is that a meat-a-saurus?
A former kid genius who re-created the Spielberg classic comes to the Aurora Picture Show
Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.
What won't the best actor of his generation do for a role? Not much.
As giant robots transform all around us (!), it's good to know Michael Bay won't ever change
A man wants a Date with Drew, and he's not a stalker ... really
In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.
Jack Massing of the Art Guys sports a new pair of kicks
WorldFest celebrates the obscure
Reissues dominated, but an international crop of films yielded a good harvest
The year's best featured plenty of sad white guys
Mel Gibson has a close encounter with God -- or just a mean E.T.
Cameron Crowe takes Jerry Maguire on a dizzy trip through dreamland
Donald Miller has (re)written one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
Julia Roberts's and Brad Pitt's performances go straight south in The Mexican
How the twist ending left M. Night Shyamalan twisting in the breeze
Remember American Pie? This is the same Trip.
Talking heads handicap the opening of this Holocaust documentary
A Bug's Life brings out the best of Pixar's new breed
Edward Burns hasn't improved with practice
DreamWorks's first film is a conventional tale of glam and guns
Men in Black thinks small and tries too hard
And the year ends with a surprise twist: fall movies that are falling flat
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