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James Brown Killed Dumb Biopics: Why the Messy Get On Up Gets It Right

James Brown stripped pop to its rhythmic essentials: the groove and the grunt, the bridge, and the scream. Tate Taylor’s Get On Up likewise reduces James Brown — and the biopic form — to all that matters most. Here are the highs of the man’s life, both artistic and … Full News here – Houston […]

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Language and Food

Dear Mexican, What is it about the many gringos/gabachos that constantly slaughter Spanish words?  Spanish is easy to pronounce (and spell) compared to English. The vowels (a, e, i, o, u) are always pronounced the same way. In English, vowels vary a lot — difficu… Full News here – Houston Press | Complete Issue

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Capsule Stage Reviews: July 31, 2014

Equus Equus, which won the 1975 Tony Award as Best Play, depicts a psychiatrist trying to find out why a 17-year-old boy blinded six horses. Matthew C. Logan brings a revival to the Frenetic Theatre, with Kevin Daugherty as psychiatrist Martin Dysart, who yearns for an imagined, ideali… Full News here – Houston Press | […]

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Capsule Art Reviews: July 31, 2014

“Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris” Charles Marville was an early and prolific photographer of old Paris, commissioned to record the before, during and after of Emperor Napoleon III’s radical transformation that remade a medieval city into the first modern one. But these aren’t the rose… Full News here – Houston Press | Complete Issue

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Hercules Surprisingly Has Both Brains and Brawn

One could be forgiven for being skeptical that a Hercules movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and directed by Brett “Rush Hour Trilogy” Ratner might have a brain in its head, but it actually does. We’re not talking Snowpiercer levels of intelligence, but it’s far less aggressiv… Full News here – Houston Press | Complete […]

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Magic in the Moonlight: There’s Nothing Inspired in Woody’s Annual Update

“The heart wants what it wants,” Woody Allen has taught us, and apparently what his heart wants these days is not to have to bother with writing second drafts of film scripts. His latest, Magic in the Moonlight, plays like a sumptuous vacation, its stars larking in ’20s finery about… Full News here – Houston […]

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Get on Up Is an Inspired James Brown Biopic

He couldn’t have known it at the time, but James Brown’s debut recording and first chart hit — made in 1956 with the Famous Flames — is a question that contains its own answer. The lyrics to “Please, Please, Please” speak, pretty obviously, of sexual desire. But Brown’s voice is so hungr… Full News here […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy Has a Sense of Humor, but No Real Wit

Beware the movie that’s Fun! with a capital F, the one populated with seemingly unpretentious characters that say adorable, clever things, the one that presents each off-kilter joke as if it were a porcelain curio, the one that boasts a comfort-food sound track of songs you’ve always liked but pe… Full News here – Houston […]

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Take Two: The Terminator

Who would have guessed that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s best acting role would be as a robot? A cyborg at that. And he’s terrific. In James Cameron’s sci-fi whooper The Terminator (1984), T-800 Model 101 arrives on earth from the year 2029, programmed to kill sweet, but m… Full News here – Houston Press | Complete Issue

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Houston Symphony with Mariachi Cobre

The Houston Symphony has had a pretty wide range of collaborators in concert: rock bands…circus performers…Bugs Bunny cartoons. But a musical partner of more regional interest returns as the city’s biggest band presents a program once again with Mariachi Cobre. But make no… Full News here – Houston Press | Complete Issue

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Magic in the Moonlight: There’s Nothing Inspired in Woody’s Annual Update

“The heart wants what it wants,” Woody Allen has taught us, and apparently what his heart wants these days is not to have to bother with writing second drafts of film scripts. His latest, Magic in the Moonlight, plays like a sumptuous vacation, its stars larking in ’20s finery about… Full News here – Houston […]

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Keenum, Savage battle for back-up QB role

Case Keenum worked all off-season to try to put the disastrous results of 2013 behind him. That doesn’t mean he’ll ever forget them. Full News here – KHOU – Sports

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Amazing! Teen creates epic ‘selfie’ project

A local Houston high school graduate is getting noticed on YouTube for a video he created compiled of self photos or “selfies.” Full News here – KHOU – News – Local

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Get on Up is an Inspired James Brown Biopic

He couldn’t have known it at the time, but James Brown’s debut recording and first chart hit — made in 1956 with the Famous Flames — is a question that contains its own answer. The lyrics to “Please, Please, Please” speak, pretty obviously, of sexual desire. But Brown’s voice is so hungr… Full News here […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy has a Sense of Humor, but No Real Wit

Beware the movie that’s Fun! with a capital F, the one populated with seemingly unpretentious characters that say adorable, clever things, the one that presents each off-kilter joke as if it were a porcelain curio, the one that boasts a comfort-food sound track of songs you’ve always liked but pe… Full News here – Houston […]

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