Somber drama is earnest to a fault.
Courtney Love House of Blues August 2, 2013 It was always a little puzzling to me that Courtney Love didn't do more acting. She was quite good opposite Woody Harrelson in The People vs. Larry Flynt, but I suspect eventually she found the business of being "Courtney Love" too exhausting to pursue mu ... More >>
Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen.
Michael Cimino revisits his notorious flop Heaven's Gate, which maybe was a masterpiece all along.
Seven Psychopaths is a great, nasty time at the movies.
I don't know much about The Hunger Games. It's nothing personal. Plenty of people enjoyed the series, but my stack of "need to read" books stands at about 50 titles already and generally swings between ponderous historical tomes and crime novels of the Dennis Lehane/George Pelecanos variety. ... More >>
Photos by Larami SerranoPropain (left) and DJ DonPropain "Say I Won't" video premiere party 300 Bowling, Katy May 15, 2011 Sunday night, Propain, whose name has to be brought up during any "Which New Houston Sir Is Most Likely Pop Nationally?" conversation, had a video premiere party for his ... More >>
Matthew McConaughey possibly has experimentedThe 82nd session of the august Texas Legislature will no doubt end as all the others have, without decriminalizing marijuana even for medical use. (We're just going out on a limb here with this prediction.) More and more states seem to be getting ... More >>
Rocks Off has no idea why Mick Jagger might prefer Performance to Ned Kelly.Over recent years, Rocks Off has been repeatedly surprised by the quality performances of musicians in films. Naturally, there are some duds in the mix; even Mick Jagger himself, who starred in 1970's Ned Kelly, disow ... More >>
Craig Hlavaty"As we all waited, sweat-covered and parched, for the encore, something flashed over us in the crowd. Courtney Love had finally kicked her demons into the gutter, and we were all there witnessing it together. "The lights dimmed a little more and Aftermath spied that shock of bl ... More >>
Out on DVD today is Pirate Radio, staring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bill Nighy. So, walk right by Woody Harrelson's Defendor, Lauren Holly's The Final Storm and unless you're just a die-hard fan, Robert Englund's Nightmare on Elm Street collection. If you've got kids (or fond childhood memories) ... More >>
The only DVD released today that earned big bucks at the box office was the Sony Pictures apocalyptic thriller 2012. The year 2012 has long been predicted by various ancient cultures as the year the world will end (or at least end as we now know it). That idea's the basis for director Roland Emme ... More >>
Marijuana's steady creep toward legalization nationwide.
At first, it seemed like a routine call to Houston cop C.M. Bullock. On June 23, 1965, a concerned relative of elderly couple Fred C. and Edwina Rogers had asked the police to check on the couple, as they hadn't been answering the phone for a few days. Bullock and his partner forced their way in ... More >>
Will Smith encores his Pursuit of Happyness
Forget this movie's poker face. It's the people who are cards.
Will Ferrell's umpteenth sports comedy is only half bad. His half.
A gay escort finds himself at the center of a classic D.C. scandal.
...is not quite what you'd expect
Richard Linklater's Scanner is a rotoscoped feast for freaks
Garrison Keillor's Prairie makes a fine pasture for Altman
This tear-jerking "women's film" won't win any prizes
Salma's shorts get top billing in an otherwise unwatchable caper
A tale of two sisters, and a father who wouldn't quit pursuing a killer
The Spy Kids go 3-D, but where are Mom and Dad?
Sandler and Nicholson yell at each other, and it's unpleasant
Music can free your soul, but can it spring the West Memphis Three?
A pumped-up U-571 recalls Wolfgang Petersen's famous German submarine drama
The insipid Austin Powers is a total waste
EDtv tries to upstage Truman on TV's impact
A fine Western love story gets reduced into a Mild Bunch
War films get redefined by the complex Thin Red Line
The faux-noir Palmetto winks at the audience instead of staring it down
Wag the Dog bares its teeth at the White House
All's more than fair in Welcome to Sarajevo
Larry Flynt the movie does something Larry Flynt the man wouldn't: It fails to go all the way
1996 Summer Guide
Combine TV, killing and crowds, and what do you have? Oliver Stone
The Cowboy Way takes a fun ride through New York