The X-Files

  • Film

    August 1, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    The Five Weirdest TV Show Tie-In Albums

    It's no secret that we're being sold a product constantly. Even the TV shows we enjoy are nothing more than someone else's attempt to make some money at their heart. They live and die by how much revenue they generate, not typically their artistic value. Like it or not, they're a product and, oftent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    The 10 Cheesiest '80s and '90s CD Commercials

    In the ever-changing landscape of modern music, it's easy to forget that all those relics of our collective misspent past in the days that will henceforth be referred to as "pre-MP3" or some such thing. You know, back when you had to buy music and you couldn't just check Pitchfork to find out what n ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    The 30 Best Texas Albums

    Ranking the 30 best Texas albums of the past 30 years seemed like an impossible task. We did it anyway.

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Rush Wrote a Novel, and It's Not Embarassingly Awful

    At a time when nearly all of its early-'70s hard-rock contemporaries are comfortably coasting on past glories, Rush continues to be propelled by a restless creativity. More than 40 years into the band's career, it seems that Canada's ultimate power trio still can't stop thinking big. This summer, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    The Tontons: "We Are Really Into ELO"

    One of the best things about living in Houston is the music. The city is very diverse and unique, as are its bands. Not to mention some of the greatest artists have come from here from various genres: Scarface, ZZ Top, Clay Walker, and plenty more. Right at the cusp of the indie scene is none other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Pop Rocks: 10 Actors Whose Former Creepiness We Can't Get Over

    Eww.​So I'm being forced to watch The Good Wife last Sunday, and I see that Colin Sweeney, a semi-recurring character Alicia once defended for murdering his wife, was apparently involved in testifying for Alicia's firm for one reason or other (give me a break, the entire hour was me wrestling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Saturday: BuzzFest XXVII At The Woodlands

    Photos by Jack Wehmanthelastplaceyoulook​Check out more pics of the bands and crowds at Buzzfest XXVII in our slideshow. BuzzFest XXVII Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion October 22, 2011 By the end of BuzzFest 27, Aftermath had seen countless couples arguing, stepped in a few puddles of puke a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    The Best Summer Movie Soundtracks Of The '90s

    This movie is old enough to drive.​Summer is officially here, even though it's been ball-dripping sweaty since at least early May. This is also about the time that we are already steeped in big-budget Hollywood summer would-be blockbusters, the kind of movies that have fast-food promotions and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Pop Rocks: You Really Should Be Watching Supernatural

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    A Preview Of The 2010 WorldFest, And A Chance To Win Big And See Stuff For Free

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    The Shameless Chef: Three Layer Pumpkin Overload

    Have you noticed I'm getting more and more Tetris-y with my ingredient layouts?​Jane Catherine Collins recently posted how to make the "perfect" pumpkin pie. Well, that's fine, if you're into meticulously tracking down those rare jungle spices that you have to mix into your pie crust at the stroke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Finally Understanding, For Better Or Worse, Criminal Minds

    ​I think I finally get Criminal Minds.At first I assumed the people who watched it with any regularity were just sick freaks. Because while at first glance it isn't a lot different from the other seven hundred crime procedurals on TV any given week, what sets the show apart from the likes of Cold ... More >>

  • Music

    October 22, 2009

    Season of the Witch

    U2's awe-inspiring Reliant Stadium show prompts a search for the unknown — and unknowable — in music.

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Crypticon Countdown: Michael Berryman On Star Trek, Motley Crue And Brandon Lee

    Photo courtesy Crypticon​There's no mistaking horror-movie stalwart Michael Berryman. The actor suffers from a rare condition called hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, which is characterized by few or no sweat glands and lack of hair or fingernails. However, Berryman's distinctive appearance has ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 23, 2009

    Steve Hockensmith: The Crack in the Lens

    This novel gives us the Sherlock Holmes of the Wild West

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    "Alien" Astronaut Edgar Mitchell Goes Mainstream

    We wrote last week about Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell's latest foray into X-Files territory. Mitchell, who for years has been an advocate of ESP and paranormal stuff, told a British radio program that NASA and the US government have long been covering up the fact that Earth has been visited by a ... More >>

  • Film

    May 22, 2008

    Indiana Jones and the Fortress of Sad Decline

    Its very own temple of doom, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull digs Indy into a deep hole

  • Home Entertainment

    November 8, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 18, 2006
  • Film

    February 9, 2006

    Dead Funny

    Final Destination 3 stares death in the face -- and laughs

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2004

    Hope Floats

    Get out to the Pride Parade

  • Film

    May 1, 2003

    Violent Femmes

    Tenderhearted mutants kick significant keister in X-2: X-Men United

  • Film

    January 30, 2003

    Dead Again

    There's fresh meat for the reaper in Final Destination 2

  • Culture

    December 19, 2002

    Christmas in Hell

    The Slump XXXmas Show takes irreverence to a new (lower) level

  • Film

    October 17, 2002


    Gore Verbinski and Naomi Watts throw their hats into The Ring

  • Film

    August 29, 2002

    What a Tangled Web

    Feardotcom's thrills are cheap and confusing, but they look good

  • Film

    January 24, 2002


    In this tricked-up ghost story, the truth is way out there

  • Music

    October 25, 2001

    Shanty Irish

    The Flying Fish Sailors hoist anchor on a sea of Irish ballads and salty songs

  • Film

    September 27, 2001

    Two Hearts Beat as One

    A boy and his mysterious surrogate father search for security in Atlantis

  • News

    August 2, 2001

    In Highest Praise

    Anime films have become so successful that fans like Bobby Beaver now make parodies of them

  • Culture

    June 28, 2001

    Chin Up

    Bruce Campbell knows why bad movies happen to great actors

  • Film

    June 7, 2001


    Ivan Reitman travels back in time for this Ghostbusters in alien's clothing

  • Culture

    May 3, 2001

    Shoot Straight

    Chris Carter considers the futures of X-Files and Lone Gunmen

  • Culture

    February 1, 2001

    Drag King

    Actor-comic Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved

  • News

    February 1, 2001

    The Mark

    A reporter gets branded for cash (again)

  • Film

    November 16, 2000

    Clone Wars

    In the rousing 6th Day, Arnold Schwarzenegger is not the only one who has been copied

  • Film

    March 16, 2000

    That Wascally Fate

    Final Destination looks at irreversible destiny through the eyes of Wile E. Coyote

  • News

    August 5, 1999
  • Culture

    June 3, 1999

    Great Expectations

    Sometimes the hype hurts

  • Culture

    April 29, 1999
  • Music

    January 28, 1999
  • Film

    December 31, 1998
  • Music

    July 30, 1998
  • Film

    June 18, 1998

    X-Filer Fun

    Plot holes aside, Scully and Mulder once again manage to entertain

  • Film

    January 15, 1998

    Can't Get Up

    If only Fallen were as tightly and shrewdly constructed as its ad

  • Film

    August 21, 1997
  • Calendar

    April 3, 1997
  • Music

    July 18, 1996

    Soul Men

    Okay, the name is stupid. But Soul Coughing is still a great band.

  • Music

    June 6, 1996
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