Well, it finally happened! After a week's worth of exhaustively discussing the Seahawks depth on defense, Peyton Manning's wobbly spirals, and Marshawn Lynch's reluctance to use his words, we finally got a nice, juicy hooker story to spice up Super Bowl week! Granted, no NFL players were involved ... More >>
A great romance elevates a sex-addiction drama.
Death Row opera shines in stunning HGO production.
Richard Linklater's Orson Welles puts on quite a show.
Why is that sometimes the fictional bands in movie and television are cooler than real bands? Sadly, some of He Said's favorite bands don't even have albums or videos to speak of, because they don't even exist. The fun part is imagining how awesome their full-length records and tours would be. Th ... More >>
Forty years ago this weekend, hundreds of thousands of unkempt youngsters descended on the town of Bethel, NY for an advertised "three days of peace and music." Woodstock has since become etched into our country's history, not just for symbolizing the 1960s, but also for unleashing the continuing th ... More >>
Between serious safety and environmental concerns, the Toyota Prius isn't the angel that everyone thinks it is.
Tim Robbins once called New Year's Eve "amateur night for drunks," and the tiresome celebrity pinko was absolutely right for once. The forced merriment and lack of decent bowl games means people put that much more effort into inebriation, with predictable results. Luckily some people found ways to m ... More >>
Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won’t rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, homies. (Video) Single of the Week: Hurricane Chris, Knaan, Bun B and Q-Tip, "Cypher Round 1": The first two guys are rather un ... More >>
Anyone who's endured summer in our fair city or spent 45 minutes trying to negotiate the I-610/US-59 exchange has probably, however briefly, contemplated getting the hell out. Admit it, you've thought about abandoning Houston altogether in favor of a city with better traffic where you can spend the ... More >>
Music, the Squidbillies and a personal ecosystem
Tenacious D gets the band back together, and...and... and ?
The story of an '80s anti-apartheid activist carries overtones of the present
Zathura sweeps you into its alternate reality
Spielberg's War hikes up the gore, and that ain't a bad thing
In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.
An abuse victim says she lied to convict her cousin 15 years ago
Strapping comedian Gary Gulman and fellow Last Comic Standing alums hit the road
Mrs. Farnsworth recalls her Yale years -- and a fling with George W.
Michael Winterbottom paints a plausibly problematic tomorrow in Code 46
In a year of big-screen sadness, our critics comfort those who triumphed
The heart wants what the brain has to fight for in 21 Grams
Eastwood takes a guilt trip down the mighty Mystic River
Jonathan Demme does Charade in his own carefree way
The latest terrorist flick isn't just insensitive -- it's downright senseless
In 1988, Ron Shelton made Bull Durham. In 2002, it couldn't be done.
Vincent D'Onofrio may be the best actor of his generation, but who would notice?
Tim Robbins's Cradle Will Rock only feels like it's re-creating the '30s a day at a time
Arlington Road runs through an American insurrection
The insipid Austin Powers is a total waste
Jessie Phillips wants more than a not-guilty verdict in a five-year quest to clear his name
Robbins and Lawrence make something out of Nothing
Sharon Stone's Last Dance has good intentions, and absolutely awful timing
Dead Man Walking finds no easy answers to the hard questions of capital punishment
Robert Altman's Ready to Wear is all dressed up with nowhere to go
The Coen brothers' best movies couldn't make it, so they sent this one instead