Vin Diesel

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis of a Fat, Drunk Chicago Bears Fan Smacking Into a Pole

    Alcohol, like many mind altering substances, has a tendency to take whatever your primary personality traits are and augment them. (I hesitate to say "enhance" them, because if your primary personality trait is "being an asshole" then being a bigger asshole can hardly be seen as an "enhancement.") ... More >>

  • Film

    September 5, 2013

    Riddick Returns to the Big Screen Lacking Charm

    You'll cheer for the movie to kill its namesake.

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Top Four Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend: Mom, I'm Bored Edition

    It's here again, that time of year when the kids are let out of school and immediately begin whining that there's nothing to do. Oh, sure, you try and try to make them happy. You can invent a brand-new game with balls and paper sacks and even clean up the damn mess they make when they nearly kill th ... More >>

  • Film

    May 23, 2013

    The Sublime Dumb Play of Fast & Furious 6

    Oh, this is why we have car chases.

  • Film

    May 16, 2013

    Star Trek Heads into Darkness and Familiar Territory

    Throwing canon to the wind in the follow-up to the 2009 reboot.

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Mario Diaz-Gomez: Gives Cops Awesome Car-Spinning Demo On Washington Ave., Gets Fired Upon And Arrested

    People pay to see Fast and Furious movies, you know. Like all 10 or 15 of them, or however many they've made. Give the public some wildly spinning cars, and it's money in the bank. Give Houston cops a wildly spinning car on a busy party street, and you get shot at for your troubles. That's the les ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    13 Celebrity Chef Doppelgangers

    I didn't know Rocco DiSpirito was a Jonas Brother! And was that really Gordon Ramsay starring opposite Will Ferrell in Step Brothers? Who knew! Check out these and more Celebrity Chef Doppelgangers: 13. Rocco DiSpirito vs. Nick Jonas Renowned chef, cookbook author and the fifth Jonas Brother.

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Dirty, Guilty Little Pleasures

    After eating somewhere in the ball park of 12 Robin's Eggs today, with my stomach getting that sour, sickly feeling from too much sugar, I realized a few things: First: There's a little fat kid living inside of me. And second: I came to grips with the fact that I, like everyone else on this strange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Pop Rocks: Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Gina Carano

    Who doesn't love a woman with an Uzi? Oh, right: the Palestinians.​Steve Soderbergh, the director of Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Traffic, and The Limey has always had an experimental streak. This has come out particularly in recent years, with a remake of Solaris, something called The Girlfriend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Pop Rocks: We Must Avenge Patrick Swayze

    ​Assholes: Surf thriller "Point Break" will get a modern update by Alcon and Warner Bros., much to fans' chagrin. According to, the new version will be set in the world of extreme sports. Kurt Wimmer ("Salt," the upcoming "Total Recall" remake) has written the script for the ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Food Fight: Washington Avenue Crab Cakes

    Soma's Crab Cakes 4.0​June marks the start of blue crab season in Texas. While Houston has a plethora of restaurants serving up this tasty little crustacean, I decided to delve into just one of its many forms - the crab cake. And to narrow it down further, I focused my battle on Houston's own ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Lights, Camera, Osama

    It'll be the feel-good movie of the year.‚ÄčOn the Geologic Internet Time Scale, the news of Osama bin Laden's death took place almost a century ago. We're already fondly recalling our whereabouts when we heard the fateful news (drinking beer and watching The Killing...NEVAR FORGET) and relivi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 12, 2010

    2 Everything 2 Terrible 2: Tokyo Drift

    The Alamo Drafthouse screens a feature-length mix tape of videos

  • Film

    April 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Idol Beat: The Final 13

    Ray Mickshaw/ Fox Paula liked the way Scott McIntyre handled his instrument.Tonight's theme? "Michael Jackson Night." Thus, a lot of tears (and no lack of cruel laughter) are pretty much guaranteed - and the King of Pop won't even be there! * Ryan Seacrest outsources announcing duties to som ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    June 29, 2006
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    June 8, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    December 15, 2005

    They've Got Game

    Barbarians, brain-eaters and beagles round out the best of 2005

  • Film

    March 3, 2005

    Lt. Nanny

    Vin Diesel moves in, and the laughs move out

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2003


    H-town skydiving options

  • Film

    May 29, 2003

    Think Different

    Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?

  • Film

    October 10, 2002

    Son Set

    Disorganized crime turns boys into men in Knockaround Guys

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Cheap Thrill

    On-ramp to I-45 from Allen Parkway

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • Film

    August 15, 2002

    Cruel Summer

    Looking for fun? Crush will leave you blue.

  • Film

    August 8, 2002


    Bond is reincarnated -- sort of -- as a shaved-head punk in xXx

  • Film

    April 18, 2002

    Rock in Role

    As The Scorpion King, the People's Champ doth layeth the smacketh down

  • Film

    June 21, 2001

    In Fast Company

    Mindless racing flick still manages to burn rubber

  • Film

    December 28, 2000

    Better in Pairs

    Generally a letdown, the year in film offered some well-crafted works that are best viewed as double features

  • Film

    February 17, 2000

    Pitch Black Beauty

    This sci-fi funfest finds plenty of action

  • Film

    February 17, 2000

    $tocks and Bonding

    Boiler Room steams with the stark greed of go-for-brokers

  • Film

    August 5, 1999

    Iron Beauty

    A cartoon boy and a big metallic man carry a message of peace

  • Film

    July 23, 1998

    Combat Reality

    Spielberg desanitizes WWII with the powerful Saving Private Ryan