Today is Anthony Stewart Head's 59th birthday, and if you aren't familiar with him then I pity you. He's best-known for the role of Watcher Rupert Giles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but he's done everything from film, to stage, to video games, and was just a hair away from being the Eighth Doctor. ... More >>
Not Only Women Bleed: Vignettes from the Heart of a Rock Musician By Dick Wagner Desert Dreams Productions, LLC/Amazon.com, $9.99 While the name Dick Wagner may not be recognizable to the casual classic rock fan, deep trackers might know the singer/guitarist from his work fronting two popular Michi ... More >>
Rocks Off remains fascinated with obscure holidays like World Rabies Day. Usually we focus on either lesser-known American holidays, or international holidays endorsed by the United Nations. Today though, we decided to branch out to other countries and wish a happy Independence Day to the cit ... More >>
Definition: The real definition of the "panache" is a tuft of pretty feathers, especially on a helmet. That's actually the literal translation from the early French word "pennache" from which panache is descended. The definition that most of us use, though, is to indicate just a bit of style ... More >>
Friends With Benefits opens July 22, and more annoying than the fact that some studio executive probably said, "You know who I want to see in a movie? Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis!" is the fact that this movie comes out a brief six months after No Strings Attached, which is basically the ... More >>
Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Expectation. That's the word of the day, gentle readers, of ... More >>
Weirdo, chola, pop princess, MySpace sensation...La Catrin is Houston's newest goth star.
"A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, God said, "Let there be lips. And there were lips. And they began to sing!" - The Audience Glee on FacebookRocks Off will never forget the night we first heard a bunch of reprobates screaming at a movie screen while half-clad cult members panto ... More >>
The Rocky Horror Picture Show turns 35 this week. Rocks Off started going to the midnight queen of cult movies at the River Oaks Theater when we were just 15 years old, and has now strapped on high heels and corsets as part of the cast for the better part of a decade. It's an experience so ... More >>
Don't worry, Bat Out Of Hell will be released soon.Last Sunday wasn't just an unpleasant day for Houston Texans fans, it also marked a largely unheralded anniversary. Fans of The Rocky Horror Picture Show mark a big milestone today - they've been doing the "Time Warp" for 35 years. The cult ... More >>
The game is on (screen) at River Oaks Theatre's midnight movie
Three decades after a metal classic, Judas Priest keeps "Livin' After Midnight."
Nobody likes clowns.Oh sure, maybe people tolerated them in generations past, when the horrors of real life were such that ghoulish monstrosities actually could be considered entertaining. I guess anything's funny compared to bread lines and the Holocaust.Today, only rodeo clowns get a pass, and th ... More >>
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The newest 3-D animated film chronicles the first landing on the moon from the point of view of a fly on the wall
The deflowering of a Rocky Horror Picture Show virgin
UT's national championship and the rise of Texas rap – coincidence or symbiosis?
Disney's Valiant effort never leaves the hangar
A rare superior sequel, Ocean's Twelve entertains with cinematic sleight of hand
Bill Condon's movie about Kinsey is warm -- and plenty hot, too
Charlie’s high-flying heroines kick ass, but not the sequel syndrome
Almost nobody -- not even the trial judge or the victim -- thinks John Michael Harvey molested a child. So why's he still serving 40 years in prison?
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?
Charlie's gang gives good jiggles but no plot
A rocky mess without an audience
Congo is a fine old film, in afine old-fashioned way