Billy Bob Thornton

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, 7/11-7/13

    So let's get this straight: right when it's starting to resemble something akin to a real Texas summer, with some triple-digit temperatures in the forecast, we start hearing about a polar vortex? Well, anything's possible. And with the World Cup drawing to a close this weekend, we might all be teete ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    The 6 Best Concerts in Dallas this Week, April 7-13

    Alright y'all, I know you're still basking in a Springsteen glow from March Madness Festival this weekend, but it's a new week with new concert picks. Luckily, we've got some good stuff coming up. From Bad Sports to Jeff Bridges, don't stay cooped up this week. The weather might still be playing hot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    50 Important SXSW Music Questions

    Editor: We have so many questions 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 sprint w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Gig Alert: Billy Bob Thornton and Somebody's Darling Perform At Tonight's SAG Holiday Party

    Alisha Hurt​David Ponder, guitarist for the local alt-country combo Somebody's Darling, just sent word that his band and The Boxmasters (Billy Bob Thornton's band, which just played The Loft earlier this week) will both play the Screen Actor Guild's Holiday Party tonight at Gilley's.Although Gille ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Giveaway: Tickets To Catch Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters Tonight at The Loft

    ​The Boxmasters are a country band--one that, yes, happens to be fronted by one Billy Bob Thornton. And, though the former Mr. Angelina Jolie may not want you to consider his acting when considering his band's music, well, it's pretty tough not to, all things considered. Surprisingly enough, thoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Whitt's End: 9.11.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *As for August's PPM radio ratings - surprise! - 1310 AM The Ticket continues to dominate. Among men 25-54, The Ticket remains No. 1 in the market leading every hour from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Today In Music News: Phil Spector's Found Guilty, Billy Bob Thornton Cancels His Tour and Bow Wow Retires

    Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, April 14, 2009...In what should be a surprise to no one, Phil Spector was found guilty in his re-trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson. He could spend at least the next 18 years in prison.Billy Bob Thornton's band The Boxmasters has canceled the re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Thomas Haden Church on How Owen, Luke Wilson Really Got Their Nicknames

    The Ninth Annual Texas Film Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held last night on the site of the old Austin airport, was quite the damp, frigid shindig -- part all-star love-in, part call to arms. Amidst the inducting -- and feted this year were the likes of Powers Booth (SMU's own), Twilight directo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    10 Questions: Hector Garcia

    He escaped Cuba with his family in 1962, grew up in New Jersey, studied in Chicago and spent the last 30 years here in Dallas--hence Garcia's convoluted accent.The owner of Hector's on Henderson wanted to be an actor. But a stint waiting tables turned his career in another direction. Eventually, he ... More >>

  • Music

    December 25, 2008

    Pop Quiz, Music Snobs!

    What the hell happened with music in 2008? Well, let's see if you know.

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2008

    Last Night: Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters at House of Blues

    Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters House of Blues July 24, 2008 Better than: Watching Hearts Afire on DVD. What do you think of when you see the term actor/musician? Do you think of someone who is great at both, like Zooey Deschanel? Or do you think of someone who’s good at one and sucks a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 11, 2008

    In the Waiting Line

    No doubt, a thousand other bloggers will provide you with a far better photo of Mark Cuban, on stage at left, and Michael Eisner, speaking today at SXSW. A true South by Southwest film fest first: a waiting line to get into a panel. Course, this was the Mark Cuban-Michael Eisner panel, which just le ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 9, 2007

    Sling Song

    Billy Bob sings at the HOB

  • Film

    February 22, 2007

    Fly Me to the Moon

    Astronaut Farmer dares to dream

  • Calendar

    January 18, 2007

    Matinee Feature

    The KidFilm Festival returns

  • Film

    September 28, 2006

    Men Behaving Badly

    Bad Santa meets Napoleon Dynamite in tepid man-child comedy

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Billy Bob Thornton

    Hobo (Big Deal)

  • Film

    July 21, 2005

    Bad News

    One more awful remake strikes out

  • Film

    January 13, 2005

    Not Rockne

    A worthy actor rides the bench in the listless Coach Carter

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Method Rocking

    Minnie Driver and Juliette Lewis have started bands. Come on, you know you're curious.

  • Film

    October 7, 2004

    Hell of a Catch

    Friday Night Lights goes deep, rare for a movie about football

  • Film

    April 8, 2004

    Messin' With Texas

    The Alamo gets what it always needed--a happy ending!

  • Film

    January 1, 2004

    A Second Opinion

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

  • Film

    November 27, 2003

    The "S" Word

    Bad Santa is crude and rude and the jolliest Christmas movie ever

  • Film

    May 15, 2003

    Hollow Man

    Billy Bob comes close to nothingness in the curiously titled Levity

  • Film

    October 24, 2002

    Damaged Goods

    Waking Up in Reno is not that bad, but it's not that good, either

  • Film

    February 7, 2002

    Banging Bigotry

    A racist Billy Bob gets funky in Monster's Ball

  • News

    January 31, 2002

    Behind the Screens

    As president of Texas-financed Magnolia Pictures, respected indie-film vet Eamonn Bowles projects a bright future

  • Film

    October 11, 2001

    Hairy Situation

    Bandits holds out for a hero and gets two: Willis and Thornton

  • Calendar

    September 20, 2001

    Say It, Don't Sing It

    IFC's new documentary, Crossover

  • Culture

    September 13, 2001

    Feel His Pain

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

  • Film

    January 18, 2001

    Evil Twin

    Sam Raimi peaked long ago, and The Gift proves that now he's coasting downhill

  • Film

    December 21, 2000

    Ranch Hams

    Matt Damon and cast tackle Cormac and give us a predictably mythic Cowboy flick. Yeehaw.

  • Film

    November 4, 1999

    Gods almighty

    Princess Mononoke is beautiful, but is she worth the wait?

  • Music

    July 29, 1999
  • Film

    April 22, 1999

    Tin men

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

  • Film

    December 31, 1998

    Eight is enough

    Hollywood mainstream in the slipstream: hits, misses, remakes, and blasts from the past

  • Film

    December 31, 1998

    A slightly dirty dozen

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

  • Film

    December 10, 1998

    Money changes everything

    A Simple Plan dishes up a frozen treat from a moral deep freeze

  • Film

    July 30, 1998

    Talking down

    Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey can't negotiate their way through this thrill-free thriller

  • Film

    July 2, 1998

    The long trailer

    The mega-hyped disaster flick Armageddon signals the death of storytelling

  • Calendar

    April 23, 1998

    Night & Day

    April 23 - 29, 1998

  • Film

    March 19, 1998

    Four-year itch

    Primary Colors mixes comedy with civic-minded goo and revue-sketch impersonation

  • News

    March 5, 1998
  • Film

    January 29, 1998

    Heaven forbid

    The Apostle's road to hell is paved with good intentions

  • Film

    October 2, 1997

    Stone cold

    As film noir goes, U-Turn is all pulp and no meat

  • Film

    February 6, 1997

    A deep cut

    Thornton's haunting, droll Sling Blade draws rich blood

  • Film

    January 2, 1997

    '96 rewound

    Good, but not that good

  • Film

    April 4, 1996

    Blood ties

    Artless but sincere, A Family Thing thrives on simplicity of feeling

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