Blockbuster sequel is more assured, but suffers from middle-book syndrome.
If you must see The Host, please bring a young man with you.
Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund chat about the film version of On the Road.
Like most writers who aren't named Stephenie Meyer, I find the Twilight novels an abhorrent abomination and a great offense to the written word. I assume the movies are the same to serious filmmakers. But Twilight presents me with a unique problem. Having one foot in the world of writing and literat ... More >>
The latest Snow White is a tale overtold.
So The Twilight Saga has exactly two things that keep the films from being absolute torture. The first is Ashley Greene in all her pixie-hotness, and the second is that there really are some excellent bands that end up on the soundtracks. Case in point, the Features were featured recently in Break ... More >>
You may or may not remember a week ago when we told you about how the head of the largest musicians' union in North America ripped into Lionsgate for farming out the score for the upcoming film Hunger Games to Europe despite the film's Appalachian setting and decidedly American style of music. Well ... More >>
ssgmusic.comZombies or vampires? It's a classic debate along the line of The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones. We're not sure the Fab Four qualifies as either monster, but with The Glimmer Twins' propensity to remain upright and touring despite advanced age, decay, and a million other complicat ... More >>
Steven Spielberg presents...The 2011 Comic Con wrapped up last weekend. Over 120,000 of the geeky, nerdy, attention starved, and Twilight-headed descended upon sunny San Diego last weekend for what has become the entertainment industry's premiere showcase for anything related to comics, video ... More >>
Still the only crossover I'd pay to see.Anyone watch the MTV Movie Awards? Anyone? I didn't think so, mostly because I suspect the majority of Hair Balls/Art Attack readers are over the age of 12. And while I have no intention of revisiting the whole "'Music?"Television line of jokes, I did ... More >>
Shockingly, Dave Wilson is outraged.Dave Wilson, the homophobe who did everything he could to derail Annise Parker's mayoral race, is at it again, mass-mailing people to try to drum up a candidate to oppose her re-election, the Houston Chronicle reports. Wilson says Parker has promoted a "g ... More >>
Marco TorresTaylor Swift added a new batch of dates to her Speak Now tour this week, with the pop-country idol and increasingly powerful media giant coming to Minute Maid Park on November 5. If we remember correctly, the last artist to fill up the Juice Box was Madonna back in November 2008. ... More >>
A new adaptation of Jane Eyre stresses the pursuit of independence.
evilpoppy.org.ukIn our last meeting, Gothic Council member Paul Fredric of Asmodeus X said the following... As a gothic union or lobby we'd definitely have a large stake in all things vampiric. How about a class-action lawsuit again the Twilight movies and novels for trying to misrepresent v ... More >>
Godfather of goth Peter Murphy helps Underworld celebrate 12 years.
evilpoppy.org.ukIn Wisconsin, there's a huge political fight over what form of bargaining state-worker unions will be able to use in the future, and it got us thinking. After all, goths provide many valuable goods and services to the community, such as dark music, disturbing art, and a whole ... More >>
Oh, don't act surprised.2011 is barely out of the oven and I'm already filled with dread. Could it be the fact I've spent the entire year so far coughing up chunks of green lung tissue? That I've finally despaired of ever finding a writing gig that doesn't involve "Lady Gaga sex tape" Google ... More >>
NO.Rocks Off and our friends have developed something of a pet-name for New Year's Eve. We call it Shitfest, and we've chronicled a long list of happenings gone awry at NYE parties over the years. Confused? Don't be. Chances are you can relate. For the past seven years or so, at every New Ye ... More >>
Editor's Pick: WTF doesn't have to mean "bad," you know. About a week ago - a week exactly, as a matter of fact - En Vogue's "Free Your Mind" came on the PA at Fitzgerald's. I have been in a musical fog for a few months, where nothing was really connecting, but this song snapped me right out of it ... More >>
Drink faces Texas ban.
Taylor Swift has just released her third, and angriest, album, Speak Now. It's an alternately aggressive and poppy turn for the country girl, who is quickly shedding any previous genre trappings and very much becoming one of the pop industry's biggest stars. She combines female conviction wit ... More >>
Brooding folk for the Twilight crowd.
So this is about Frankenstein or something?Tonight, at midnight, it begins. Another round of Twilight madness.Teens, tweens, moms who are the female equivalents of old dudes going to Hannah Montana movies, all will be there. For the premier of Twilight: Calypso.Set in the bouncy Caribbean and fea ... More >>
This Wednesday is the premiere of Eclipse, the third film in the four-part Twilight trilogy. Like many other husbands, boyfriends and the better half of lesbian relationships, Rocks Off will be dragged kicking and sober to the theatre in order to watch exactly how a love triangle between a va ... More >>
Get your I Love Edward and Jacob Rules T-shirts ready, Eclipse hits the big screen
When did pop culture become sick culture? No wonder kids are so messed up. I recently spotted two different odd-looking candies at Blockbuster and had to buy them: a Snake Bitez Gummi Snake, basically three feet of sugar and gelatin, and The Twilight Saga: New Moon Sweethearts, heart-shaped c ... More >>
Much hay is being made of Kristen Stewart's ("Bella" in the Twilight movies) comments to British Elle magazine about the perils of fame. This one in particular: On the paparazzi: "What you don't see are the cameras shoved in my face and the bizarre intrusive questions being asked, or the peo ... More >>
Photos by Matthew KeeverMonday night, Pale, the Classix and the Pershing Middle School band, which lost all of its band equipment in a recent bus fire, were scheduled to perform in the House of Blues' Bronze Peacock Room. Although the students never showed, the gig was still a success. The ... More >>
myspace.com/palerocksPale, pre-named for Twilight or any other vampire series that comes along. Rocks Off already mentioned this last week, but this is definitely worth re-tweeting, as it were. Tonight at House of Blues, Houston alt-rockers Pale - who, if one commenter is to be believed, have had ... More >>
Summer isn't just the time to look forward to astronomically budgeted, noisy, overproduced blockbuster films, it's also the time to look forward to astronomically budgeted, noisy, overproduced blockbuster soundtracks. Is Graeme Revell still dicking around with ProTools? He is? Oh, super! Anyway, ... More >>
The CW is, by all generally accepted standards of measure, a horrible network. Just about every show is aimed at that unfortunate segment of the pre-adolescent population whose parents can't afford basic cable, so instead of several hundred channels of garbage programming, these poor kids are fo ... More >>
Well, everyone survived the frenzy of last Friday's release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon pretty much unscathed (the second installment of the Twilight series earned a cool $295.6 million at the box office and will no doubt earn another huge heap of money of DVD sales).If you're still in the moo ... More >>
The first trailer for Eclipse, the third film in Stephanie Meyer's asexual vampire series, "dropped" this morning. At first glance, there doesn't appear to be much we haven't already seen in the Twilight movies: a pale, brooding Edward (Robert Pattinson)...an earnest, shirtless Jacob (Taylor Lautner ... More >>
Cirque du Freak tries to get in on the trend. Fails.
Two release parties mark the arrival of the final book in the Twilight series