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Transformers

  • Film

    February 27, 2014

    Who Killed the Romantic Comedy?

    Rom-coms used to be a cash cow — and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?

  • Film

    January 2, 2014

    Movies 2014: The Most Anticipated Non-Sequels of 2014

    Checking out the notable stand-alones hitting the theaters.

  • Film

    December 19, 2013

    The Year in Movies 2013: Top 10 Movies, Houston Style

    The best movies this year that you had a chance to see.

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Decoding Jay Z and Justin Timberlake's Brilliant, Dumb "Holy Grail" Video

    Jay Z albums are events, mainly because Jay Z declares them to be events and he has a lot of money. In keeping with that, we recently saw the release of his music video for the sort-of-title track of Hova's latest record Magna Carta Holy Grail, Holy Grail, and it is some sort of action-movie train-w ... More >>

  • Film

    April 25, 2013

    Pain & Gain: American Idiots

    Michael Bay injects potent absurdity into the unbelievable true story of Pain & Gain.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Avengers Assemble Soundtrack Butt-Rocks into the Future

    Time was in the '90s that every big summer action movie came prepackaged with a great hard-rock soundtrack. As the industry went through growing pains it died off a bit, reducing a soundtrack to maybe one or two free downloads from a middling band close to the project. The heady days of hard-rock d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Know Your Subgenre: The Bros(tep)

    Photo by Matthew KeeverThe Doom That Came To Dubstep?​Subgenre: Brostep Parent Genre: Dubstep Imagine that you're a genre of music. You've been on the underground for a few years taking the sounds of your parents and evolving in to something new. For a long time few noticed but the last fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Pop Rocks: And Now, Your Least Anticipated Movies of 2012

    The end of the year is always a nice time for going to the theater. Studios are desperate to cram anything they want for "awards consideration" into the final two weeks of December, leading to a larger than usual number of thoughtful, well-made films available for your holiday viewing pleasure. Yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Pop Rocks: The Least Anticipated Movies of 2012

    The end of the year is always a nice time for going to the theater. Studios are desperate to cram anything they want for "awards consideration" into the final two weeks of December, leading to a larger than usual number of thoughtful, well-made films available for your holiday viewing pleasure. Yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    7 Reasons Transformers 3 Made Me Want to Kill Myself

    It stinks!​Yes, I try and keep it sports-related in this space as much as I possibly can. That's what I've been asked to bring to the table on Hair Balls and that's where my area of expertise lies. However, sometimes there is confluence of circumstance so powerful that I must stray from sports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    The Michael Bay Movie Generator: 5 Easy Steps To Mega-Box Office Success

    Insert as needed.​Some controversy, if you want to call it that, popped up this weekend over Michael Bay's apparent use of old footage from The Island in his latest release, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which grossed a staggering $400 million over the July 4th weekend. We can infer two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Non-Transformers Robot Movies We'd Like to See

    ​I have nothing against robots, per se. Some of the greatest antagonists in sci-fi have been fearsome automatons like those found in Fred Saberhagen's Berserker series, or the Terminator, or the...Battle Android Troopers (B.A.T.s) from G.I. Joe. I guess. And although robot offerings in recent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Pop Rocks: "Getting Too Old For This Shit" - A Cinematic History

    The first?​Time marches on. There comes a point in all of our lives when the inevitability of our eventual demise goes from esoteric concept to concrete fact. There's no set schedule for when awareness will strike; maybe it's the first time your back gives out, or when you find yourself squint ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Pop Rocks: It's All Michael Bay's Fault

    ​Most of my life has been spent seeking out a unifying theory of suckitude in the entertainment universe, "entertainment" in this sense meaning movies, music, and television. Originally, I'd hoped to find someone whose utter horribleness spanned the entire artistic firmament (including literat ... More >>

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