DePalma replays all his greatest hits, and that's not a bad thing.
Today Woody Allen's latest film, Blue Jasmine , his 45th directorial effort in as many years, opens in Houston at the Landmark River Oaks Theatre. The living legend's tireless output has led to a hit-or-miss career, but his highs have been so high as to make him one of the most critically acclaimed ... More >>
Note: Elvis Presley would be 78 years old today, if he had not (supposedly) died in Memphis in August 1977. This article originally appeared as part of Rocks Off's "Elvis Week" in January 2011, and still seems plausible two years later. Do you realize that Woody Allen, Julie Andrews, the dude who w ... More >>
People do a lot of traveling during the holidays. From Thanksgiving through the beginning of the New Year, the airports are packed with people going home to see their families or just trying to get home where they left their eight-year-old boy alone to fend for himself and set up elaborate booby tra ... More >>
Everything continues apace in Woody Allen's latest comedy, and that's not so bad.
Woody Allen and two co-stars meet in L.A. to talk about his new film, To Rome With Love, and some old themes (art, death, love).
Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson have been hanging out a lot lately. The actor joined the antichrist onstage a couple of weeks ago at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards show in L.A., and played guitar on "Sweet Dreams" and "Beautiful People." Depp also collaborated with Manson on a cover of Carly Simon' ... More >>
Photo by Jeremy Parzen.Champagne isn't just for celebrating. It's also one of the world's greatest food-friendly wines.Like many Jewish-Americans, I grew up going to the movies and eating classic Americanized Chinese food on Christmas Day. Today, now that I'm all growed up and married to a M ... More >>
Looking back on the year in movies, and what's coming in 2012.
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 >>
Going to Ragin Cajun on Ash Wednesday was simultaneously the best and worst decision I made this week. Although I expected the restaurant to be busy, I didn't anticipate standing in line for almost 35 minutes to get a tasty but overpriced plate of fried seafood. But I also didn't expect th ... More >>
Do you realize that Woody Allen, Julie Andrews, the dude who was in the Darth Vader suit, and Ron Paul are all the same age as Elvis Presley would be on Saturday? Look at Woody Allen next time you see him on TMZ and just think, he's as old as Elvis. In order to get in the frame of mind to t ... More >>
Oh, don't act surprised.2011 is barely out of the oven and I'm already filled with dread. Could it be the fact I've spent the entire year so far coughing up chunks of green lung tissue? That I've finally despaired of ever finding a writing gig that doesn't involve "Lady Gaga sex tape" Google ... More >>
But compelling ones! Liberal guilt's got soul in Please Give.
Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski remains under house arrest in Switzerland, awaiting possible extradition to the United States for fleeing sentencing after pleading guilty to "unlawful sex" with a 13-year old in 1977. His attorneys are, naturally, fighting this possibility, while a numbe ... More >>
Unsurprisingly, Iron Man 2 was tops at the box office last weekend. The $128.1 million haul was considered a mild disappointment by some, proving once again that even the fifth biggest opening weekend in movie history can be spun as a negative in Hollywood, where it was also argued semi-convi ... More >>
We have been hooked on primo coffee beans roasted locally (well, in The Woodlands) ever since last summer, when we saw a supper show at Dosey Doe Coffee House (25911 I-45 North, The Woodlands) starring songwriter Jimmy Webb. The show was intimate, the venue cozy, the food a nice blend of do ... More >>
Not even the great Larry David can salvage Woody's shtick.
The Terminator is back. Plus lots of other movies we can't wait to see this season.
Thanksgiving isn't just about federally subsidized gluttony and a spike in domestic disturbance calls, it's about slipping into a tryptophan-induced coma while watching TV. This year, instead of enduring another slapstick performance by the Detroit Lions, how about checking out a few Turkey Day them ... More >>
Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson join forces — and some other stuff — in Woody Allen's (winning!) latest
Life Stinks, Blah, Blah, Blah
The story behind Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons comes to the Hobby Center
Life and art meet sweet in this breezy French comedy
For Argentine director Daniel Burman, life is a movie
Woody Allen's second straight English excursion is a failed return to comedy
Nouveau punk rockeros need love, too
Woody Allen's Match Point can't return serve
One day in the life of angst-ridden New Yorkers reveals a promising young director
It's his 45th movie in 40 years, and you're not likely to remember it
After a tough sweeps month, KHOU turns to porno
Letters For the Week of 05-23
Hollywood Ending shows Woody Allen in obvious decline -- and delusion
Down on the Matt, High-Water Woes, Reaching the Pentacle
Jade Scorpion showcases Woody Allen at his satirical best
Woody Allen's Crooks aims low and succeeds
Woody's clever Celebrity charts the descending pain of fame
Clever and comical T3 ends too quickly
The cocktail party never ends in le cinema du Henry Jaglom
In Barbara Kopple's documentary, Woody Allen plays Woody Allen
Director Julie Davis barely connects with I Love You, Don't Touch Me!
In Woody's world, everyone erupts into show tunes
Good idea, good characters, bad result; Allen's roll comes to a stop