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Tony Scott

  • Film

    May 23, 2013
  • Film

    May 23, 2013
  • Film

    May 2, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    15 More Of The Worst Astros Baseball Cards Ever

    Houston Astros 2013 spring training season kicked into high gear this week in Kissimmee, Florida, and fans are ready to see how the team fares in their new American League digs, which more likely-than-not means copious losses, beer bottles broken over televisions, and the testicular fortitude of a s ... More >>

  • Film

    October 4, 2012

    Waits Variations

    Six ways of looking at Tom Waits, character actor.

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Danger Zone: 5 Great Tony Scott Film Soundtracks

    Tony Scott, one of the greatest action directors of all time, committed suicide by jumping off a bridge near Los Angeles this past Sunday. He was 69 and thought to have an inoperable brain tumor. Many of Scott's films also had great soundtracks, due in part to Hans Zimmer and Harold Faltermeyer. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Which Texas Musicians Would Get Page 1 New York Times Obits?

    Like it or not, death is an inevitable part of the news cycle. A big part of the news cycle, most of the time. Look at Tony Scott, Phyllis Diller and... wait, what time is it now? Rocks Off is not trying to be flippant at all here, because we had our own brush with the reaper less than a year ago: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Pocket Full Of Kryptonite

    Lindsay Lohan's in my next movie? Just leave the bottle.​I'd done a decent job putting the fact they're rebooting the Superman franchise *again* next year out of my mind, that is until a flurry of recent Man of Steel-related news items popped up in the last week or so. "Wait," you're saying, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    The Beatles: Eight Ways To Spruce Up Their iTunes Catalog

    ​In what was undoubtedly momentous news to the hundreds of music fans out there who haven't already a) copied their CDs of Rubber Soul and Revolver onto their hard drives, or b) illegally downloaded their entire collection, Apple made the entire Beatles catalog available on iTunes yesterday. ... More >>

  • Film

    November 11, 2010

    America, Back on Track

    The little guy saves small-town USA (and its corporate ­overlords) in Unstoppable.

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Remake My Day 2 (The Remakening)

    Honestly, do you really care?‚ÄčI write a lot about Hollywood's obsession with remakes because I'm a movie buff, first and foremost, and because as a "writer" it's easy to milk an announcement of the latest atrocity from Platinum Dunes for 750 indignant words regarding the creative demise of Hollywo ... More >>

  • Film

    July 8, 2010

    Momma's Boys

    Peter Pan complexes collide in Cyrus.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Remake My Day

    ​When it comes to movie remakes, I always think of Die Hard. Specifically, this Alan Rickman line: Sooner or later, I might get to someone you do care about! Granted, he was trying to force McClane to tell him where his detonators were, but the same sentiment applies to "reimagining" our fav ... More >>

  • News

    March 25, 2010

    Sharp-Dressed Fans

    Billy Gibbons and other Houstonians share their favorite Astros memories.

  • Film

    October 22, 2009

    Truth in Advertising

    Somers Town gets at the heart of working-class London. And might sell some train tickets, too.

  • Film

    June 11, 2009

    The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

    Why was this movie remade?

  • Music

    July 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 17, 2007

    Dropping Today

    Albums out today include: Zombie Girl Blood, Brains and Rock and Roll The electro/industrial/rock Canadian group is currently on tour with Front Line Assembly and Acumen Nation, but there's no Houston date announced. Pam Tillis Rhinestoned Tillis co-produces and releases Rhinestoned on h ... More >>

  • Film

    March 23, 2006

    It's a Crime

    Spike Lee's Inside Man plots the heist of your moviegoing dollars

  • Film

    November 10, 2005

    Love at First Fight

    This Pride & Prejudice brings fresh passion to an old love story

  • Film

    October 13, 2005

    Keira Get Your Gun

    Domino chronicles the life of a model-turned-bounty hunter

  • Film

    September 1, 2005

    Assault 'n' Prepper

    A reckless cop goes undercover as the Underclassman

  • Culture

    February 6, 2003

    The Pain Train

    Two years later, a digital-video short film became an overnight ad sensation

  • News

    May 31, 2001

    Dead Man Talking

    Ben Guillory helped the DEA bust some east Houston dope dealers. But he says the agency's cavalier approach has left him a marked man in his old neighborhood.

  • Film

    April 20, 2000

    Boot Camp

    A pumped-up U-571 recalls Wolfgang Petersen's famous German submarine drama

  • Film

    December 3, 1998

    Movie Starr?

    Enemy of the State parallels special prosecutor plots

  • Film

    March 5, 1998
  • Film

    June 5, 1997

    Air Disaster

    Bruckheimer's production shows all his Con-temptible traits

  • Film

    August 22, 1996

    Field of Nightmares

    In The Fan, Robert De Niro would kill for the Giants -- literally

  • Film

    May 18, 1995

    War Games

    Crimson Tide dives deep, but ends up dead in the water

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