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 >>
Six ways of looking at Tom Waits, character actor.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The little guy saves small-town USA (and its corporate overlords) in Unstoppable.
Honestly, do you really care?I 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 >>
Peter Pan complexes collide in Cyrus.
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 >>
Billy Gibbons and other Houstonians share their favorite Astros memories.
Somers Town gets at the heart of working-class London. And might sell some train tickets, too.
Why was this movie remade?
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 >>
Spike Lee's Inside Man plots the heist of your moviegoing dollars
This Pride & Prejudice brings fresh passion to an old love story
Domino chronicles the life of a model-turned-bounty hunter
A reckless cop goes undercover as the Underclassman
Two years later, a digital-video short film became an overnight ad sensation
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.
A pumped-up U-571 recalls Wolfgang Petersen's famous German submarine drama
Enemy of the State parallels special prosecutor plots
Bruckheimer's production shows all his Con-temptible traits
In The Fan, Robert De Niro would kill for the Giants -- literally
Crimson Tide dives deep, but ends up dead in the water