Some people find insults coarse, base and a sorry excuse for invective from the intellectually feeble. I call those people "bloggers who read the comments section." But seriously, a good insult is a work of art. If you don't believe me, well, "I do desire we be better strangers," (Shakespeare). Yo ... More >>
Houston Babylon, the feature that came out earlier this week, dissects a few of the creepiest and most chilling events in Houston history. In coming up with four of those tales, we stumbled over many more -- too many to fit the print edition. All this week we'll bring you some extra, online-only s ... More >>
One of the not-so-fun things in the world is to get insulted or, in the words of Kelso from That 70's Show, get "burned." Now, let's imagine what it would be like to be insulted by some musician on one of their albums -- that "burn" I can only imagine was magnified by a million. Nevertheless, som ... More >>
During a panel discussion on C-SPAN recently, someone mentioned that the Ronald Reagan Library has a list online of every movie he and Nancy watched at Camp David or the White House. So we checked it out. They watched a lot of movies, including Reagan's old films. There are a lot of Hollywood class ... More >>
The movies are full of bed-hopping men -- think of Humphrey Bogart's serial flirtations in The Big Sleep (1946), and Richard Roundtree laying his way uptown and down in Shaft (1971). But in Steve McQueen's Shame, slated to open in Houston December 16, womanizing is not just an outgrowth of the plot ... More >>
We are only less than three hours out from bringing you live-blogging coverage, right here, of this year's Academy Awards, and we are more than excited to take you through the night for every win, loss, awful dress, awesome dress, foible, and foul-up Hollywood throws our way.
Not just a Warren Beatty movieKristi Thibault was one of thousands many Democratic State Reps to go down to defeat yesterday.Little did we know just what a bullet we dodged.A Friend of Hair Balls sent us a flyer he had seen posted in Thibault's district, from what is no doubt a well-respected gro ... More >>
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 >>
Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayWe admit, we never thought he had it in him, but apparently the Governator is capable of human cleverness - just like all non-cybernetic organisms. That is, if we accept that the acrostic in this veto message here isn't just a coincidence (read the first ... More >>
You can leave your hat on...but get the rest of that kit off fast. The ladies don't mess around when it comes to superficially hot, oiled-up dudes (of questionable sexuality, but does that really matter?) getting naked on the stage at La Bare. But because the musical content at places like Chippend ... More >>
Mike Tyson's many personalities are on display in James Toback's new documentary.
What do Rita Coolidge, Sheena Easton, and Chris Cornell have in common (aside from jockeying for position in a future "Where Are They Now" segment on E!, that is)? That's right, they all sang the title song in a James Bond movie. They also are conspicuously absent from this list of the best Bond the ... More >>
This one goes out to the conspiracy theorists
Poor George Clooney. I mean that honestly, sincerely, truly. I think even if I were a man, I would be saying it. Poor George Clooney. The man cannot commit. The 47-year-old dapper actor recently broke up with his twentysomething girlfriend Sarah Larson after one year of dating, and for the firs ... More >>
Adam Sandler returns as a Mossad baddie turned stylist, and the bubbies will love him
Theater LaB Houston production gets tripped up by awkward writing
Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.
Tristan & Isolde's clumsy romance may make you crave Shakespeare
Jim Jarmusch offers up another quest story for hipsters, and they'll be pleased
HGO has a ball with The Barber of Seville
Thank J.R. Quinn for the gay celebrations
Movie producer Robert Evans preserves his golden myth in The Kid Stays in the Picture
Chris Rock's third-generation copy of Here Comes Mr. Jordan barely registers
Clint Eastwood's charming Space Cowboys tosses youth demographics out the cargo bay
Deena Nichols organized everything in her life. And when life spun out of control, she organized her death.
The old were bold in an era of Hollywood mainstream misses
Everyman's Jim Carrey examines TV's omnipotence in The Truman Show
In A Friend of the Deceased, our hero longs for the U.S.S.R.
Narcissism drives Warren Beatty into the 'hood
In a new book, film critic David Thomson shows himself at his best -- and worst
In a cineplex world ruled by mega-corporations, how much damage can one man do?