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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and March Movies: Tuesday’s Show (March 14, 2017)

Posted on · The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo heads into its second week. In just its first five days, the annual event has drawn more half a million visitors to events ranging from calf roping, to mutton busting, to the carnival and numerous big-name musical acts. On this edition of Houston Matters, we send Michael Hagerty to […]

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From ‘Lego Batman’ to ‘Tulip Fever’ — Must-Watch Movies for February

Posted on · Houston Matters takes you to the movies! Despite the A-list Oscars, February is often a slow time for movies. Our panel of film critics discusses new releases you should see this month, both in theaters and online. Our panel is comprised of: film critic and journalist Regina Scruggs, Joshua Starnes, a staff critic for ComingSoon.net, […]

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How ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ Became a Cult Classic

Posted on · When Gene Wilder died late last month (Aug. 29, 2016), area film critic Joe Leydon reached out to Houston Matters, noting what he called “unfortunately great timing” for a special screening in town (Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at Alamo Drafthouse) of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, starring Wilder as the titular Wonka. The film, […]

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Film Critic Joe Leydon Remembers Friend Roger Ebert, As “Life Itself” Opens in Houston

Posted on · A critically acclaimed documentary opened in limited release earlier this month, and hits Houston theaters today. It’s called Life Itself. Director Steve James captured the late film critic Roger Ebert in his final months, as Ebert fought recurring health problems and surgeries, which had left the famous critic unable to speak. Instead, Ebert took to writing […]