Rose Byrne steals the movie.
Hudgens may be the best actor from the Disney teen machine.
The film on the momentous event fails to rise to the occasion.
For At Any Price director Ramin Bahrani, bigger films demand bigger targets.
A thrilling corruption of the Disney princess set.
Cooler temperatures mean that the City Hall Farmers Market is open once again and that more Houstonians will be heading out to enjoy the many other excellent farmers' markets across the city. Each week, we'll be spotlighting a produce pick from the Urban Harvest network of farmers' markets by showin ... More >>
Who is Bon Iver? The name originally referred to a band, I guess in the same way Nine Inch Nails referred to a "band," but since hitting it big, it's mostly just a nickname for frontman and songwriter Justin Vernon, who, depending on who you ask, may either be Jesus or the antichrist. Consulting my ... More >>
The chemistry fizzles in Notebook-lite The Lucky One.
Charlize Theron is an actress from South Africa who lives in Los Angeles and is currently filming a shitty-looking Kristen Stewart movie set in England, so naturally she's the best choice for this week's episode of Top Chef: Texas. This show continues to make less and less sense the more it wears ... More >>
Neil Strauss Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness ItBooks, 554 pp., $16.99 While most music-journo compendiums usually collect a sonic scribe's most famous interview pieces into one book, Strauss - one of the finest currently practicing the trade - takes a whol ... More >>
Also known as My Big, Fat Musical
Sorry Kanye, Twitter is over capacity.Going back to school sucks, and Rocks Off feels the pain of students far and wide. We've got another two semesters left before we graduate from college and get to move out of our parents' house. Yay! In the meantime, there are a few songs/albums/artists ... More >>
Photo by Troy FieldsLucky Strike Lanes & Lounge (1201 San Jacinto, 713-343-3300) is the kind of place where Zac Efron and John Mayer bowl. At least the Lucky Strike in Los Angeles is, according to the framed PR rags mounted over the urinals at the Houston location. So you might not run into a ... More >>
Photo from justjared.com Breathes there a hotter man alive on the face of this earth -- nay, in this solar system -- than Zac Efron?And before you fans pile on us, we'd take the category to "the entire extent of the galaxy," but we just don't know what the stars of Zebon-17's version High School ... More >>
We covered the first half of 2010 a couple of days ago, to resounding snores, but that won't keep me from exercising my First Amendment right to complain about derivative cinematic entertainment I could otherwise easily avoid. Now then...The A-Team -- June 11 I like how shows like Beavis and Butth ... More >>
Richard Linklater's Orson Welles puts on quite a show.
Get starstruck, South-Asian style
Matthew McConaughey is scary bad in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.
Zac Efron should stick to musicals.
Michael Becker/ Fox Bottom Feeding: Lil Rounds and Matt Giraud will likely be right back here next week.At the beginning of Wednesday's American Idol, I was pretty sure that whoever the week's lowest vote-getter was - Lil Rounds or Matt Giraud - would go home. No save for them. So when Simon ... More >>
So I totally do not know what the kids are listening to or even watching as I’m gettin’ a little long in the tooth, at least as far as MTV is concerned. (I remember the first video I ever saw on MTV was a-ha’s “Take On Me,” and I’m kind of willing to bet whoever is currently in charge o ... More >>
Wishing Upon a Star
MEMO TO: Ms. Leibovitz FROM: Vanity Fair Editors Loved your Miley Cyrus shots and they’re certainly getting us a lot of press! Esp. loved the ones that included Billy Ray. Don’t worry about controversy surrounding these current pics. It’s great for business plus it’s sure to die down as ... More >>
Okay, so I suppose it’s time to admit that I’ve caught a little bit of MTV’s “A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila,” and all I really have to say about that is HOW COULD SHE HAVE CHOSEN BOBBY OVER DANI? I mean, really. Houston’s very own Vietnamese MySpace nymphette Tila Tequila (whose hea ... More >>
The former UH undergrad gears up for a Non-Stop Dance Party
So they’re going to remake Footloose. Hear that? It’s the sound of my teenage soul curling up and dying a slow, agonizing death. Remake Footloose?!?!? I don’t think so. Footloose. The film that taught me how to use the Bible effectively to make an argument. (Ecclesiastes 3: “To every ... More >>
Movie musical of the musical of the movie is nowhere near divine