In this week's review of The Hangover III, "Entitled Fraternity Dicks Return to The Hangover Part III," Chris Packham writes: "In the slobs-versus-snobs comedies of the 1970s and '80s, the snooty rich kids were always the antagonists, bullying the nerds and cheating at cross-camp field days." But the tables have turned, writes Packham: "Now the snobs have seized the cultural momentum and basically won the American economy."
"What Warner Brothers marketing is now calling the "Wolf Pack Trilogy" is funny but unlovable, asking the audience not just to laugh at all this meanness but actively to identify with it."
Here are ten slobs we love, guys who would be bullied by the "four pampered rich-boys" of The Hangover III.
Where Bocca Deli succeeds for now is by being forward-thinking enough to offer its creature comforts to the so-called urban pioneers moving into and renovating older Northside homes, but never excluding the people who've lived there for years. What you'll find in its modern and airy dining room...
The 2nd Annual CCA Texas Concert for Conservation was held at Sam Houston Race Park on Saturday, May 18, 2013 with performances featuring Dwight Yoakam, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Hayes Carll, and Robert Earl Keen with surprise guest Lyle Lovett. PHOTOS BY LEONEL NERIO.
Niko Niko's 2013 Gyro Eating Contest was held on May 19, 2013 at the Houston Greek Festival. Joey Chestnut took first place with new world-record of putting down 22 1/4 Niko Niko's gyros in 10 minutes! Second Place went to Matt Stonie with 20 gyros, and the lovely Miki Sudo took third place...
The inaugural Houston Press Brewfest brought craft beer fans together under Silver Street Studio's roof on Saturday, May 18. Over 100 craft brews, many hailing from Texas, were available for sampling. Eatsie Boys, Speers Rolling Bistro, Stick It, and Pi Pizza food trucks were on site and...
Stereo Live was packed for another sold out show Thursday night as EDM star Steve Aoki hit the stage to play some tunes, throw some cake, and create sensory overload. PHOTOS BY MARCO TORRES.
Steve Aoki at Stereo Live, 5/16/2013
Thursday night's sold out Taylor Swift show was one of the loudest in recent memory. Check out the slideshow to see the fans, the homemade outfits, and Miss Swift herself. PHOTOS BY GROOVEHOUSE.
Taylor Swift at Toyota Center, 5/16/13
Black beans, jalapeños, cilantro and diced tomatoes shouldn't work in an Italian pasta dish, but at Bellissimo they do, working in harmony with chargrilled chicken and a delicately flavored jalapeño fettucine whose gentle green ribbons provide a festive backdrop for the fiesta of ingredients....
The Pachanga Latino Music Festival was held last Friday and Saturday -- May 10th & 11th, 2013 -- at the Fiesta Gardens in Austin, Texas. Since 2008, this annual, family-friendly festival has showcased the "vibrant blend of Latino-created music and art and its impact on American culture". The...
This weekend the indie craft fare, art, and music festival known as Pop Shop Houston took place at Spring Street Studios. Get a look at the fashion, art, and more that made up the day. PHOTOS BY LEONEL NERIO.
The weather cleared just in time for the 26th Annual Houston Art Car Parade to go on with only a small change in the schedule on May 11th 2013. PHOTOS BY ABRAHÁN GARZA.
Cover Story: The Art Car Parade: Enjoying the Ride
Witchcraft is neither wholly craft beer bar nor wholly restaurant, but can be either or both depending on your needs. It's the clownfish of restaurants, with a simultaneous hermaphroditic quality to it that's refreshing and enjoyable. Witchcraft can cater to light or heavy appetites, beer and...