Like any internet meme, even one that is unequivocally benevolent and productive, we knew that eventually the Ice Bucket Challenge, which has undoubtedly helped to raise awareness and funds for ALS, would reach the stage where human nature pushes a significant portion of society to nitpick at and ti ... More >>
Tyler Perry’s Single Moms Club Isn’t Bad if You Bring a Bullshit Detector.
Tyler Perry’s Single Moms Club isn’t bad if you bring a bullshit detector.
Rom-coms used to be a cash cow — and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
Welcome, Best Man Holiday. Black ensemble comedies have been away far too long.
Movies are alive in the Age of McConaughey.
Surveying the great diva's checkered film career.
Today is National Fortune Cookie Day! Since that is ridiculous in and of itself, we've compiled a list of ridiculous fortune cookie sayings. We like to call them Misfortune Cookies... "Yes, that is his new girlfriend in his profile picture. And yes, she's hotter than you." "We're sure you'll get ... More >>
A lot has been made about the Tupac "hologram" at Coachella. First off, it's not really a hologram as much as it is CGI "magic" and it's nothing new, seeing that they have been doing it Japan for a few years now. But they do lots of things in Japan. It's even to get swept up in the madness because ... More >>
This morning Aerosmith, the band that wouldn't die (or refuses to go away), announced a Houston stop on this summer's "Global Warming" tour at Toyota Center Monday, July 30. Taking a break from the casino/state-fair circuit, Illinois power-pop heroes Cheap Trick open. Aerosmith is still be rumored ... More >>
What you see above is one of the Healthy Choice Top Chef-branded entrees they keep hawking on this damned show. I bought two on an impulse tonight while shopping* at Target (*shopping = wandering the aisles vacantly and fondling various throw pillows and lamps instead of buying the 25-foot coaxia ... More >>
Brunette in 2012?Every year around this time, we go into New Year's Resolutions Mode, where we vow to lose that beer-belly, read more books, and hook up with at least one Kardashian. But Hair Balls is just regular folk, and no one's really interested in regular folk, which is why we're presen ... More >>
That's a man, baby.Happy birthday, Tyler Perry. The media mogul is celebrating his 41st with the news that he topped Forbes list of highest paid men in entertainment: Thanks to five movies he has cranked out over the past two years and two TV series, Perry earned $130 million between May 20 ... More >>
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ladies, meet Michael Flo ... More >>
Tyler Perry mangles Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls.
Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayThis Week's Panel: Bun B, Fat Tony, Montana, Kyle Hubbard, Thurogoo ... More >>
What Texans would do for a Lincoln
Tyler Perry brings his most loved character onstage for the first time in five years
Black Congress, Omotai, Side Arms, The Formations: Sat., Sept. 4. Walter's on Washington. The Bloody Beetroots: Sat., Oct. 23. House of Blues. Chris Isaak: Sun., Oct. 17. House of Blues. Corinne Bailey Rae: Sun., Aug. 15. House of Blues. Cory Morrow: Wed., July 28. Pub Fiction. Deniz Te ... More >>
Jill Scott returns to the studio after various screen projects and a son.
Hannah Montana gets upstaged by sea turtles in The Last Song.
One of Houston's own presents a story of the triumph of love
There's only one DVD release that's getting any attention today: Michael Jackson's This Is It. Culled from 80 hours of footage of Jackson in rehearsal for a series of London concerts, and interviews with associates and friends, This Is It is what fans get instead of a good-bye tour. The document ... More >>
Madea rides again in Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself, being released on DVD today. With more than $48 million in ticket sales, Perry's latest release proves that he's still got that magic touch. We say magic because Perry's plays and films, which are aimed squarely at African-Ameri ... More >>
Precious pushes the limits of taste, but locates the heart — and hell — of its heroine's struggle.
Photo by Sandra KoopThe 2009 Cinema Arts Festival Houston is rolling out the red carpet as we speak, for today's opening night screenings.Over at the Angelika Film Center, the highly anticipated Precious starts at 7 p.m., while over at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the festival's opening nigh ... More >>
Because things aren't already bad enough out there right now, the original lineup of crotch-rocking mooks Limp Bizkit annouced today they are reuniting. Here, according to a joint statement by the band's Fred Durst and Wes Borland, is their reasoning: "We decided we were more disgusted and bor ... More >>
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 >>
Wait, wait Madea isnt in this one
Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan get religion
$110 million can't be wrong. Can it?
Je'Caryous Johnson brings movie and TV stars to Houston. And chances are, you've never heard of him unless you're African-American
Tyler Perry's Diary will make audiences mad
Once homeless, Tyler Perry now sells out the house
I Can Do Bad All By Myself