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Friday October 21
Hell City Kings
LP/CD Release Party
with
TeXXXaSGhost Town Electric
The Freakouts
@ Fitzgerald’s
Well,  Say what you want about the Hell City Kings but damn if they don’t know how to promote a record release …

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SuperHeavy - SuperHeavy
September 30, 2011 – 1:18 pm | No Comment
SuperHeavy – SuperHeavy

By Jack Daniel Betz
We haven’t had a good super-group in a long time. And it looks like we’ll have to keep waiting because when members of SuperHeavy collaborate they end up sounding more …

Get Rothko, get RMC, get Cajun
September 30, 2011 – 8:17 am | No Comment
Get Rothko, get RMC, get Cajun

Besides sponsoring the Manhattan Short Film Festival (Friday night at the MFAH), SWAMP (Southwest Alternative Media Project) hosts a revival of the film Belizaire the Canjun this Sunday at the Rice Media Center. You can …

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
September 29, 2011 – 12:13 pm | No Comment
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil has a pedigree it tries it’s best to live up to, for the most part succeeding. I’m referring to the genre that glorifies the country bumpkin in a battle of …

Machine Gun Preacher
September 29, 2011 – 11:15 am | No Comment
Machine Gun Preacher

Machine Gun Preacher is the kind of film that might’ve come out in the 80s, produced by Cannon Films and starring Charles Bronson. And that’s actually is not such a bad proposition. MGP never apologizes …

FFW – The Free Press Preview for September 29 – October 05, 2011
September 29, 2011 – 6:00 am | No Comment
FFW – The Free Press Preview for September 29 – October 05, 2011

This Week’s Featured Show
Saturday, October 1
Roky Erickson
@ The Continental Club
I almost don’t want to mention this because you know it’s gonna sell-out and be packed and while I’m writing this I want to make sure …

50/50
September 28, 2011 – 8:37 pm | No Comment
50/50

50/50 is the odd type of film that explores death with a smile. The odds are high that you will laugh as well as cry, certainly more than the 50/50 chance that Joseph Gordon-Levitt, playing …

Restless
September 28, 2011 – 6:58 pm | No Comment
Restless

Restless marks a kind of return by Gus Van Sant to normal filmmaking. By that I refer to the fact that Restless feels forced like Van Sant’s studio assignments such as Finding Forrester although Restless …

What’s Your Number?
September 28, 2011 – 6:31 pm | No Comment
What’s Your Number?

The title What’s Your Number? doesn’t refer to getting someone’s cell phone digits but rather the number of sexual partners a person has had in their lifetime. Anna Farris and Chris star in a sweet …

‘Parker afraid of Dick’…Really!?!
September 28, 2011 – 4:41 pm | One Comment
‘Parker afraid of Dick’…Really!?!

By Alex Wukman
Headline writing in the age of the internet isn’t easy, sometimes it seems like those of us in the news mill are trying to combine Zen Koans and Simpsons’ references in an attempt …

Manhattan Short Film Festival
September 28, 2011 – 2:36 pm | No Comment
Manhattan Short Film Festival

The Manhattan Short Film Festival plays at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston this Friday, (7 pm., Brown Auditorium). Expect a cinematic cornucopia from around the world. The approximately two-hour program consists of eight shorts …