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“Dark Universe” is what Universal Studios calls its attempt to establish a new movie series full of classic monsters. After watching Disney make billions with its Marvel and Star Wars franchises, the studio now wants its own piece of the pie. The opening to its new series, “The Mummy,” is the studio’s attempt at getting...

The skies opened up in Houston this weekend and washed festival goers out of Eleanor Tinsley Park. About halfway through the Saturday performances and only a few shows deep on Sunday, attendees of Free Press Summer Fest were asked to evacuate the premises and take shelter due to severe weather. “For me, I ended the...

Here it is – the eighth movie of Universal’s automotive carnage franchise, and the first to see the original crew moving on after Paul Walker’s tragic death. It was the actor’s chemistry with Vin Diesel that got the series this far, which makes it crucial to see if the fans are still committed (and they are). Before...

On any muggy night, Houston is brimming with music from the Revention Center, House of Blues, the warehouse-like Walter’s, or ever increasingly, in the nooks and crannies of abandoned taquerias, industrial studios and houses which serve as the DIY venues this city has gained a reputation for. As many of these venues...

Indie director Zach Braff, better known as the dreamy doctor J.D. from “Scrubs,” has delivered his third feature film, and this time there’s nothing indie about it. Although the family-friendly feel-good comedy is highly entertaining, it misses the edginess seen in his previous work. Three senior citizens, Joe...

NOTE: Article may contain spoilers On what would have been Donald Barthelme’s 86th birthday, Catastrophic Theater played host to the world premiere of his novella “Snow White’s” adaptation to the stage. Director Greg Dean said that this was a passion project of his. Not only did he finish the script that Barthelme...

Kendrick Lamar released his highly anticipated third studio album this past Good Friday. Before everyone gets upset, I’m not counting “Untitled Unmastered.” Lamar is one of the few artists that causes massive hype whenever he drops something, yet no one knows where he’s going to go next. This 14-track record is a...

Photo by Julie Araica / Cooglife In a sea filled with hundreds of comic, game, movie and anime characters — and more than an acceptable amount of Kiritos — there was me, dressed in nothing more than a t-shirt and jeans with a camera in hand.   This year was my first year attending Anime Matsuri out of cosplay. I went...

For more of my reviews, visit my blog As the Book Ends .I received an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. My best friend has this saying anytime we go out to eat and the food didn’t completely knock our socks off, but wasn’t inedible, he looks up at me and says, “It’ll make a turd.” Certainly an...

“The Disaster Artist” When a small movie called “The Room” hit two theaters in the Los Angeles area in 2003, no one knew what to do with the film or Tommy Wiseau, its mysterious director. Advertised as a drama, the movie seemed to ignore every fundamental rule of filmmaking. It turned into a hilarious reel of unrelated,...