Netflix recently added a ton of older Disney films to its streaming service, so me and the Kid With One F have been making our way through them. While I am enjoying it, I have discovered that many films I loved as a child myself are dark as hell. The Fox and the Hound is absolutely brutal, though I ... More >>
The first Disney princess film to completely root itself in anything like the true feminine experience.
We all wonder who our celebrity lookalike is. Someone will tell us we look like this person, a Web site will say you look like another and most likely if you're anything like me you'll disagree and give explanations as to why. Well, what if you're already a celebrity? Or DJ? Today DJs are setting ... More >>
Photo by Katie Rommel-EshamThe other night I watched Beauty and the Beast for the first time in roughly forever. I was shocked by two things: How much of the plot I had forgotten, and how many of the songs I remembered. It's like that for most Disney classics: I can't tell you what happened but I ... More >>
Title: Beauty and the Beast 3D Hey, This Movie's 20 Years Old, What Gives? It's 3D, nimrod. That's, like...a whole new movie. Rating Using Random Objects Relevant To The Film: Four-and-a-half Gaston chins out of five. Brief Plot Synopsis: A New York cosmetologist mistakenly thought to be a scie ... More >>
ZliKiSm45 years ago one of the men who shaped the world in his image forever passed on. Walt Disney, innovator, animator, and imaginer, lost the battle with lung cancer. Disney left behind him a legacy of theme parks, cartoons, musicals, technological marvels and an institution of family ente ... More >>
Hail to the king...of the box office.Box office analysts were a bit puzzled by the haul taken in by The Lion King 3D last weekend. The 1994 film was given the three-dimensional treatment and released to the tune of almost $30 million, beating both Contagion and fellow openers Drive ($11 milli ... More >>
M-I-C -- See you real soon....Good news if you're the type of person who enjoys a Disney cruise, and may God have mercy on your tortured soul if you do: Galveston is one of the new ports of call. Disney announced today that beginning in September 2012, a dozen seven-night cruises each year w ... More >>
Gothtopia is currently sitting on an advance copy of the Girls Rock Camp Houston DVD, which was filmed at Walter's and showcased several bands of young girls performing their original compositions. We are currently waiting for a firm release date on the disc before bringing you our take on it ... More >>
Blissing out on the 3-D, CGI'd, totally incomprehensible head trip of Tron: Legacy.
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Testing the new fad drink
Checking into rehab is no laughing matter. That said, we at Rocks Off often find inspiration in even the darkest of corners. So when it was announced, much to our surprise, that Dallas-born teen pop starlet Demi Lovato had checked into rehab an inpatient treatment center, we pondered celebri ... More >>
Science!!!!The latest bit of juvenile delinquency that has the authorities up in arms is Four Loko, a powerful caffeinated beer that's sending kids to hospitals.The "powerful" part -- 12 percent alcohol in a 24-ounce can -- gets you wasted, and the "caffeinated" part keeps you up instead of passi ... More >>
MB Pictures/ Rex FeaturesDave Chapelle teaches us that the art of "keeping it real" may sometimes go awry. According to urbandictionary.com, this occurs when "in the act of keeping it real, the outcome is unexpected and usually has a negative effect on the individual who decided to keep it re ... More >>
If you ask Houstonian Zenon Yracheta, he'll tell you that he's the one to blame for that, shall we say, underwhelming, Hollywood movie about a Chihuahua in Beverly Hills, aptly titled, Beverly Hills Chihuahua.And to take a swing at proving it, he's filed a lawsuit in Houston federal court against ... More >>
Mickey Mouse pulls out all the stops as Disney celebrates a century of family fun
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Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week
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That's not the sky falling, just Disney's Chicken Little
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Fantasia/2000 strikes a better balance between serious and comic elements
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Robbins and Lawrence make something out of Nothing
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In Disney and TUTS' Beauty and the Beast, we've an entertaining "spectacular," but where is my beautiful metaphor for male potency?