Billy Bob Thornton

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    50 Important SXSW Questions

    Editor: We have so many questions here in Austin. Here are 50 of them. 1. Will I like the pedicab costumed as The Hulk if he gets angry? 2. Are we all really just in New York? 3. Is this t-shirt rad? 4. Do you want to get some 'za, which is now absolutely the slang for pizza? 5. How far can you spr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    SxSW: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

    Did you read Monday's Onion story "SxSW as Cool and as Real as It Gets, Reports Marketing Associate?" Once again, the satirical site takes aim and takes down its target. South by Southwest mania is upon us, and chances are your social-media channels are already being inundated with dispatches from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week in Phoenix

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.

  • Music

    October 11, 2012
  • Music

    October 20, 2011
  • Music

    August 18, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Six Degrees of The Elected

    Blake Sennett of The Elected: Somehow connected to Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, and Bright Eyes.​The 1993 film Six Degrees of Separation, about how everybody is ultimately connected to everybody else through somebody else, has spawned some spin-offs -- most notably, the game "Six Degrees of Kevin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    A.V. Club's "Least Essential Albums of 2009" Right on the Money

    Yes, that is Billy Bob Thornton's band. No, we didn't need to hear their latest album.​Sometimes an actor feels necessary to spread out their talent to other venues outside of cinema. They remember playing guitar in high school and deem themselves worthy musicians, unleashing album after album of ... More >>

  • Music

    November 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Celebrate Santa's "Bad" Side Tonight In Tempe

    Billy Bob Thornton as Willie T. Stokes, the model for Bad Santas everywhere. Everyone deserves to be a little dirty, even jolly old Saint Nick. In fact, we're sure he's probably in major need of a stiff shot and a lap dance right about know, especially since he's likely hip-deep in elves and p ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 18, 2008

    Southbyscurvy: The Best of SxSW

    Well, I managed to survive another fun and frantic SxSW festival. While I'm laid up at home recovering, I thought I'd bring you some of the highlights from this year's fest.

  • Calendar

    December 20, 2007

    Silent Night?

    Not in IMAX 3D

  • Film

    February 22, 2007

    Fly Me to the Moon

    Daring to dream

  • Film

    September 28, 2006

    Men Behaving Badly

    Bad Santa meets Napoleon Dynamite in tepid man-child comedy

  • Film

    November 24, 2005

    Common Cold

    Just a reheated Christmas caper

  • Calendar

    October 20, 2005
  • Film

    July 21, 2005

    Bad News

    One more awful remake strikes out

  • Culture

    June 2, 2005

    Excess Hollywood

    In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise

  • Film

    January 13, 2005

    Not Rockne

    A worthy actor rides the bench in the listless Coach Carter

  • Dining

    October 14, 2004

    Brazil Nuts

    Superlative churrascaria in the enchanted kingdom of Ahwatukee

  • Film

    October 7, 2004

    Hell of a Catch

    A football movie that scores

  • News

    January 1, 2004

    A Second Opinion

    Our critics pick the flicks that the best-of list overlooked

  • Calendar

    December 11, 2003

    Meet My Shorts

    Arizona filmmakers keep it reel

  • Film

    November 6, 2003

    Big, Wet Kiss

    Richard Curtis is in Love with love, so what's new?

  • Film

    October 9, 2003

    A Ball, Screwed

    The Coens make a '40s comedy with a Cary named Clooney

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2003

    Mock Party

    Warhol and company hop on Pop

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2003

    You Hook Me All Night Long

    Off the Hook's benefit concert takes a village, people

  • Film

    June 19, 2003

    Hollow Man

    Billy Bob comes close to nothingness in the curiously titled Levity

  • Music

    August 22, 2002

    The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash

    Distance Between (Ultimatum Music)

  • Film

    February 7, 2002

    Banging Bigotry

    A racist Billy Bob gets funky in Monster's Ball

  • Film

    November 1, 2001

    Through a Lens Darkly

    The Coen Brothers use black humor to put a new twist on film noir

  • Film

    October 11, 2001

    The Bald and the Beautiful

    Bandits plays out like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with bad hairpieces

  • Culture

    September 13, 2001

    Feel His Pain

    Billy Bob has a simple plan: to sing about life and lovin' his wife

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    Various Artists

    The Gift (Will), You can Count on Me (Artemis/E-Squared), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Mercury)

  • Film

    January 18, 2001

    The Psychic Network

    So many movies have beat The Gift to the punch that it doesn't have any of its own

  • Film

    December 21, 2000

    Mexican Jumping Scenes

    All the Pretty Horses is pretty, has horses, and that's about all

  • Film

    November 11, 1999

    Princess Broods

    An agile teen battles the forces of evil in the Japanese blockbuster Princess Mononoke

  • Calendar

    August 12, 1999
  • Film

    April 22, 1999

    Tin Men

    Amid the pressure cooker of air traffic control, human foibles surface

  • Film

    December 31, 1998

    A Slightly Dirty Dozen

    Although many standout films were released in 1998, no single movie really stood out

  • Film

    August 6, 1998

    Gallo's Humor

    Fledgling filmmaker Vincent Gallo scores audacious debut with Buffalo 66

  • Film

    July 30, 1998

    Deal Me Out

    The Negotiator fails to hold viewer hostage

  • Film

    July 2, 1998


    All climax, no plot Armageddon deserves to be sent back to the meteor showers

  • Calendar

    June 11, 1998

    Night & Day

    June 11 - 17, 1998

  • Film

    February 5, 1998

    Savior Breath

    Despite a rafter-raising lead performance, Robert Duvall's The Apostle hasn't a prayer

  • Film

    May 1, 1997

    Indie Mood

    Fourth annual Saguaro Film Festival offers cinema toast

  • Film

    February 13, 1997

    Volley of the Drawls

    Thornton's haunting, droll Sling Blade draws rich blood

  • Film

    March 28, 1996
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