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Tom Cruise

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2014
  • Culture

    March 14, 2013

    Chain of Command

    A Few Good Men at the Alley delivers strong performances while showing the perils of unsupervised power.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    The "Battle of LA," 70 Years Ago Today: 5 Irrefutable Arguments Why It Was Actually a UFO Attack

    Seventy years ago today, the Battle of Los Angeles occurred, a vicious fight that resulted in three civilian deaths. Haven't heard of it? We're not surprised. The U.S. government said what happened was nighttime antiaircraft crews protecting Los Angeles got nervous -- it was just two months after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    The 10 Most Iconic John Williams Scores Ever

    Today John Williams turns 80 years old, and the prolific composer has packed in a lot of work in the past five decades as one of the most iconic movie music makers to lead an orchestra. No doubt you have been enthralled, enraptured and enfrightened (not a word) by his collaborations with George Luca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    12 Celebrity Chinese Zodiac Signs Explain All

    This week the Chinese community parties hard to celebrate its Lunar New Year. The Chinese New Year is spread out over a 15-day period and the Houston version is jam packed with traditional merriment. Two thousand twelve marks the year of the Dragon, which is said to be one of the most fortunate yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Basic Cable Blues -- The 10 Movies You Will Always Watch When They Come On

    ​You know the feeling: it's 11 p.m., you're lying half-conscious on your couch and thinking tonight -- tonight -- is the night you're finally going to go to bed before midnight and get a decent night's sleep. Maybe this will be start of a new chapter in your life, one in which you no longer cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Last Night: Primus At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Primus Verizon Wireless Theater May 23, 2011 The most important thing Curtis Armstrong, who would also appear that year as Booger in Revenge of the Nerds, tells Tom Cruise in 1983's Risky Business is this indispensable piece of advice: "Every now and then, say 'What the ... More >>

  • News

    March 31, 2011

    Metro Etiquette

    Five rules that should be added to light rail.

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Five Rules MetroRail Should Consider Adding

    Do some crop dusting, go to jail. It's the law.​Houstonians are generally an amiable folk. We have a reputation for being friendly almost to a fault. So, when we read about the controversy stirred up in New York City over a video of a fight between a subway rider eating spaghetti and another r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Five Oprah Secrets That Would Have Been More Interesting

    ​Last week we started hearing rumors of a bombshell revelation coming on Monday's episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, a discovery Winfrey made late last year which she described as a "miracle" that she said "shook me to my core." Speculation ran rampant, from the predictable "lesbian relationsh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Pop Rocks: A World Without Oprah

    So long, suckers.​The 25th and final season of The Oprah Winfrey Show kicked off yesterday with a John Travolta dance number, an appearance by Paul Simon (of "and Garfunkel" fame, not the deceased U.S. Senator), and an announcement that Oprah would take the 300 studio audience members in atten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    High School Football: If Hollywood Were In Control, These Five Things Would Happen

    Sacred grounds​This evening marks the start of another high school football season. Entire cities and towns will be shuttering their doors and congregating at the central holy ground: the football stadium. Well, that may not be the case in Houston, but certainly in Dillon and West Canaan. (Oh, tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Marisa Miller's Boobies Are Not Rated T For Teens

    Back in 2008, supermodel Marisa Miller filmed this commercial for an edition of Guitar Hero, but it was deemed too sexy for television. Maybe it was the gratuitous cleavage and ass-shaking by a half-naked Victoria's Secret model that pushed the censors over the line or their sworn allegiance to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Helen Garcia, Mom Of The Year: Sets Up Sham Marriage For Daughter, Feds Say

    It was a real-life Green Card, except instead of Gerard Depardieu and Andie MacDowell finding sweet, sweet love we got a mother hiring out her kid for a fake marriage to a Cambodian immigrant.The U.S. Attorney's office in Houston announced this morning the indictments of six people for trying to co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Game Time: Lawrence Taylor -- We Liked You A Lot Better When All You Did Was Sack Quarterbacks And Snort Blow

    You can't say you weren't warned when it comes to LT​There's a scene at the very beginning of the Tom Cruise hit film Jerry Maguire where superagent Maguire is shown adeptly handling all of the day-to-day duties that come with his territory. Wooing potential new clients, securing sponsorship deals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    At 4:20 On 4/20, Music's Biggest Burnouts

    ​ You should all know what today is. Today is the day pot-smoking amateurs giggle to one another about how high they're going to be all day, while the real potheads simply wait with stoic stoner patience for the magic hour to roll around. Yeah, you'll know the real burnouts when you see them. Not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide: Keith "That's Not A Knife" Urban

    Date: March 16 Name: Keith Urban AKA: "The Betty Ford Center Presents..." Genre: Aussie country Best Known Song(s): "Somebody Like You," "You'll Think of Me," "No Really, I Loved Days of Thunder" Key Demographic: Women looking for concrete proof that they can change their man, people who mistakenl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    He Said She Said: Songs That Make Us Feel Like a Man, Baby!

    Mad Men's Christina Hendricks makes us feel like a man in the best possible way...​He Said's view of manhood wasn't built on sweat and labor the way most guys would probably say. Early on in our musical journey, we always equated music to being sleazy and slithery, or just dancing. It makes sense ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    This Week In TV: Oprah to Resign in 2011, World to End Shortly Thereafter

    Tom Cruise is not taking the news well...​The sun's back out, I'm ready for turkey, and I can't believe I sold my DeLorean to Mr. T. This was the week in TV Land: • So, Oprah resigned, but not really, or something. Just to make sure we all have time to prepare our families for the ritualist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    From The Movies: Five Worse Picks Obama Could Have Made For The Supreme Court

    President Obama has nominated Sonia Sotomayor to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court. Now begins the long and -- hopefully -- entertaining confirmation process where we'll hear about her support of eugenics and that one time in high school she smoked clove cigarettes behind the band hall. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    For St. Patrick's Day: The Five Least Convincing Irishmen In Movies

    St. Patrick's Day is more than just an opportunity for amateur drunks to get in fights after drinking since noon, it's also when all of us claim (usually bogus) Irish heritage. I can personally trace my Irish ancestry back to the 17th century. Of course, they were Ulster Huguenots and probably not v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Why Robert Downey, Jr. Will Not Win for Best Supporting Actor

    I finally saw Tropic Thunder this past weekend on DVD, and my God, it was hilarious. Fantastic, funny, full of Hollywood-stabbing humor, and Tom Cruise completely won back all of my respect with his part as Les Grossman. SO, that said. Robert Downey, Jr. needs to win for Best Supporting Actor thi ... More >>

  • Film

    January 15, 2009

    From Reverence to Rape in Defiance

    Hollywood plunders meaning from the Holocaust – again

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Five Worst Hangovers In The Movies

    The holidays are upon us, and whether you're dealing with 8-hour layovers at O'Hare or sleeping on your aunt's rollout bed with the bar that lays right across your sacroiliac joint or "entertaining" your brother and his brood of monstrous offspring, chances are you're going to drink. A lot. To help ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    The Five Worst Movie Vampires

    With the release of Twilight, we're seeing a continuation of the metaphorical "defanging" of the vampire in modern culture. Vamps used to be terrifying creatures of the night, bent on evil and slaking their undead thirst. Now they're brooding fops who want to talk about their feelings. Here are five ... More >>

  • Film

    July 24, 2008

    Men Will Be Boys in Step Brothers

    Ferrell, Reilly, McKay & Co. still don't wanna grow up. And thank God for that

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    Twenty-Five Years Since "Let's Do It For Johnny!"

    There is a certain piece of American cinema that, in my opinion, rivals the importance of "Citizen Kane" and "Manhattan" in the canon of groundbreaking films, and that piece of cinema is "The Outsiders." If you doubt me, ask any even slightly heterosexual woman of a certain age where she was the fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    Houstoned Theatre Presents: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Like You've Never Read Them Before

    While the “big” Texas story right now may be the Eldorado raid, a lesser-publicized – but no less important – drama has been playing out in Austin. Background: a bunch of actors are there to shoot Tree of Life, directed by Terrence Malick, perhaps best known for turning James Jones’ Thin R ... More >>

  • Film

    November 8, 2007

    Lions for Lambs

    The odd upside of Robert Redford's terribly earnest, quite terrible war drama

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007

    But at Least the Guns Aren’t Gay…

    Oh, wait, can't we get sued for running a picture of Tom Cruise next to the word "gay"? Shoot. So 19 guns are missing from the HPD property room, the Chron reports this morning. Two other guns that had gone missing were found during a traffic stop and a drug case. Things have a way of just walking ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 30, 2006

    Talk of the Town

    The new IBP show is thoughtful, funny and strange

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    They Did What?

    The top WTF moments of 2005

  • News

    July 21, 2005

    Doctor Nice

    Steven Hotze uses a warm, easygoing manner to peddle natural hormones to women, at thousands of dollars a pop. So who cares about credentials or documented results?

  • Film

    June 30, 2005

    Gross Encounters

    Spielberg's War hikes up the gore, and that ain't a bad thing

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Excess Hollywood

    In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.

  • Film

    May 12, 2005

    Color Bland

    South Korea's first anime feature is beautiful, but not much more

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2005

    Oscar Wild

    Roam the red carpet at the HGLFF's Academy Awards party

  • Calendar

    February 17, 2005

    Dressing the Part

    Michelle Ellsworth's ED will save your id

  • Culture

    November 4, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    October 28, 2004

    Gender Splendor

    Old-fashioned Leading Ladies -- a surprise hit

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2003

    Who Are Those Puckers?

    Air hockey gets serious

  • Dining

    August 15, 2002

    The Wayback Machine

    Cosmos's Rum Dummy

  • Film

    February 21, 2002

    Damned Amusing

    Not all the howls are intentional in this entertaining Anne Rice fare

  • Film

    December 27, 2001

    The Unthinkable

    In the Bedroom, a couple's anguish turns to rage and then rational madness

  • Music

    November 30, 2000

    Stay Tuned

    Polly Esther's temporarily has pulled the plug on its TV show; the Game Room's picture is much clearer

  • Film

    August 31, 2000

    Chewing the Fat

    Amanda Peet and her perfect choppers grind up the brainless suitors in Whipped

  • Film

    July 15, 1999

    Sad Finale

    Eyes Wide Shut comes up short as Kubrick's last effort

  • Film

    January 7, 1999

    Class Action

    A true case offers testimony to the talents of Travolta and Duvall

  • Calendar

    January 7, 1999
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