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While we celebrate the holidays, Rocks Off is resurrecting a few of our best Christmas-themed blogs from the past few years. (Wait... resurrecting is Easter. Never mind.) This blog originally appeared December 14, 2010. No doubt you have all been chin-deep in Christmas movies since you undid your b ... More >>
One of the lasting images of last season's NFL lockout took place in the press conference after the owners and players reached an agreement in late July. Jeff Saturday, at the time the center for the Indianapolis Colts, embraced and paid tribute to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, whose wife ... More >>
People laugh dismissively when I say it, but the more they can incorporate WWE performers and the general WWE "way" of entertainment, the more enjoyable other genres of sports will become. No, I'm not talking about the predetermined outcomes of matches (The NBA has already incorporated that aspect o ... More >>
Blake Shelton RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 7, 2012 See more pictures from Wednesday's rodeo in our . Blake Shelton could very well be the Vince Vaughn of modern country music. Or is that Brad Paisley? No, I think Brad Paisley is the Paul Rudd and that would make someone like Jason Aldean th ... More >>
Can you smell it? Either love is in the air or the Chick-fil-A has started using chicken-scented billboards. Yes, Valentine's Day is coming to give all men night sweats over what to do on the most romantic of the Hallmark holidays. As we were searching around for entertainment suggestions, we were t ... More >>
Ah, rappers and music videos. Some are vehicles for self-promotion, others are tools used to promote a message, a gaggle of asses or some good ol' wholesome debauchery. In the case of the Houston rap class, music videos are always eye opening glimpses into the future, either telling what a talent co ... More >>
When you think of the big, international film festivals, Sundance is definitely one of the first that comes to mind. Held annually in Park City, Utah, the festival showcases new work from American and international independent filmmakers. Movie lovers flock to the city to catch the next Academy Awar ... More >>
In the holiday movie Fred Claus, Vince Vaughn plays Fred, the bitter older brother of Santa Claus. In one scene, he goes to a group counseling session with the brothers of Sylvester Stallone, Bill Clinton, Alec Baldwin and others to vent his frustration. Today is the 60th birthday of David Knopfler. ... More >>
Nightfly braves the daylight to take in the most popular club in Southwest Houston.
tonkoorevaar.beTuesday, Paste reported that director John Scheinfeld will be adapting Elvis: Still Taking Care of Business, the memoir of Elvis Presley confidante Sonny West, who was one of the King's bodyguards for 16 years. West was a member of the "Memphis Mafia," Elvis' merry band of bone ... More >>
The International House of Crappy SculptureJust getting back into the swing of things after a weekend wedding in San Antonio. The wedding actually took place on the Riverwalk, marking the first time I've ever done anything sober on the Riverwalk other than "walking to the place where I'm havi ... More >>
It's hard out there for an employed, middle-class, white-collar male in Horrible Bosses.
Good thing he wasn't named Sam SchnackenpfefferhausenToday marks the 175th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, the glorious day when a ragtag Texan army surprised a siesta-enjoying Mexican force and won independence for the Lone Star State. The battle, fought near present-day Refinery ... More >>
Together at last...If it's a month with an "r" in it, there must be another Jennifer Aniston movie coming out. Sure enough, the airwaves are littered with commercials for her latest, Just Go With It, and she's dutifully hitting the talk show circuit (Ellen, Conan) and also making the rounds o ... More >>
No doubt you have all been chin-deep in Christmas movies since you undid your belt on Thanksgiving evening. Rocks Off made sure to steal a copy of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation from our folks' house before the calendar even hit December. Unlike other blogs, we don't hate all Christm ... More >>
The Appleseed Cast, Ananlog Rebellion: Fri., Nov. 5. Fitzgerald's. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Os Mutantes: Sun., Nov. 7. Fitzgerald's. Barenaked Ladies: Wed., Nov. 3. Verizon Wireless Theater. "Best Of Houston Launch Party" With Robert Ellis & The Boys, The Zydeco Dots, Los Skarnales, ... More >>
In the immortal words of Vince Vaughan, "Tattoo on the lower back? Might as well be a bullseye" "It's wedding season, kid!" Whether you're taking the plunge yourself, in the bridal or groom's party or just crashing, Rocks Off thinks knowing what you'll be dancing to at the reception is just as i ... More >>
Photos by Jason Wolter Some British band - it may have been the Thompson Twins - once sang about what a drag it is getting old. Aftermath is getting on in years, but still young at heart, which is what compelled us to go check out a similarly more seasoned Old 97s at the House of Blues Saturday n ... More >>
The thinner, younger version of Vince Vaughn of a few years ago was more physically attractive, but the heftier, 40-year-old version we see in Couples Retreat is more attractive in other ways. He's smarter, for one. (Vaughn not only stars - with name-above-the-title credit - he also co-wrote the ... More >>
Since Thanksgiving night, local dentist office-core radio station Sunny 99.1 FM has been pumping out non-stop Christmas tunes as they have been doing now for quite a few years. It's a Houston phenomenon and an ominous bellwether for the coming holiday. You pretty much know when you can hear Vanes ... More >>
Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to email@example.com. The rumblings of an Internet rumor are beginning to be heard and, as much we are all about perpetuating untr ... More >>
Vince Vaughn tries to attract a different set of underage babies with Fred Claus
Bad Santa meets Napoleon Dynamite in tepid man-child comedy
Vaughn ensures an amicable Break-Up
Failure is McConaughey's perfect movie, and a pretty good one for us
Ryan Reynolds recalls his fat years in Just Friends
A film fest descends on the Capital City
Mike Mills's debut is smart, funny and gorgeously sad
The 40-Year-Old Virgin gets a heart-on while telling wonderfully dirty jokes
Skirt-chasing Vince Vaughn is Wedding Crashers' master of ceremonies
It'd Be Cool if this sequel were any good. Too bad it ain't.
No obvious joke goes untouched in this so-so TV show remake
Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.
Mr. Ferrell comes into his glory in Old School
Travolta's performance can't overcome the horror of this evil-stepfather cliché
Five years after Swingers, Jon Favreau just wanted to get a movie Made
A pair of Swingers gets whacked in the witless mob comedy Made
The Cell delves into a dark, psychotic unconscious and discovers -- a wounded child!
Product placement comes to adult videos...hey, watch where you put that thing!
Impressive Human Traffic isn't always pretty, much like the scene it covers
Van Sant pumps fresh blood into his tribute to the classic
Powerful Clay Pigeons scores with country-style noir
The Jurassic Park sequel isn't nearly nasty enough
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