We invite all Advocate readers to start their own blog and add their voice to a constructive community conversation. For technical assistance on starting a blog, please contact digital editor via email at Thomas Martinez or 361-580-6519.
We ask all bloggers to follow our community standards for commenting.
- Transparency. Your full name is required.
- Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
- PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
- Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
- Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
- Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
- Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. And receive photos, videos of what you see.
- Don’t be a troll. Don’t post inflammatory or off-topic messages, or personal attacks.
All those posting and blogging are solely responsible for what they post.
The names have been changed but “Honey Boy” is based on Shia LaBeouf’s childhood as a young actor and what we see on screen is far from glamorous.
As a fan of the show, I can attest that “Downton Abbey” the film is a treat for devotees of the British television series. Newbies will still be able to enjoy the lighthearted fare that takes place at the real life Highclere Castle which substitutes for the show’s fictional Yorkshire estate,…
There’s nothing like a good LAPD action-thriller to entertain you for a couple of hours. “Training Day,” “Colors’” “L.A. Confidential,” and “Heat” come to mind, and of course hearing Jack Webb deliver the iconic lines "This is the city--Los Angeles, California." "I carry a badge." "My name's…
“Jojo Rabbit” won’t connect with everyone. But if it does, the film by Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok”) will take you on a rollercoaster ride filled with emotional ups and downs. Laughter turns into heartbreak in the same spirit as the director’s 2016 film “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” which f…
For moviegoers who shy away from documentaries, filmmaker Dan Krauss remains resolute to get the story out of 21-year-old Adam Winfield, a U.S. soldier who witnessed atrocities committed by his platoon against Afghanistan civilians, that he’s turned his 2014 documentary “The Kill Team” into …
Co-writers David Michôd and Joel Edgerton separate King Henry V from Shakespeare as the two venture into new territory with Timothée Chalamet leading the onslaught as Prince Hal, the boy who would be king. Edgerton pulls double duty by playing Sir John Falstaff as a weary but valiant warrior…
Cynthia Erivo’s spirited performance as the heroic Harriet Tubman who escaped slavery to become a freedom fighter for the Underground Railroad (and who should be on the $20 bill right now) is the highlight of the first biopic about the American abolitionist, suffragist, political activist an…
We recently learned about some great news at the University of Houston-Victoria. The university has received a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will help us launch new programs to promote undergraduate student success. That good news was followed by an announcem…
Robert Eggers returns with his sophomore offering after delivering one of the best horror films of the decade, 2016’s “The Witch.” Set in the 1890s just off the coast of Maine, the black and white film stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson as a couple of lightkeepers, one a crusty veteran …
Based on Alvin Schwartz’s series of children’s books frightfully illustrated by Stephen Gammell, “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” comes to life with the help of executive producer Guillermo del Toro under the direction of Norwegian filmmaker André Ovredal who brought us “Trollhunter” and …
The con is on in this masterful tale from South Korean director Bong Joon-ho who made a big splash with 2007’s “The Host.”
Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s 1983 beloved book “The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World,” writer-director Robin McKenna slams the brakes on this fast-paced world which revolves around commerce by using the spirit of Hyde’s novel to bring us four character-driven stories centered …
Eddie Murphy is his name and making audiences laugh is his game! He was great in 2006’s “Dreamgirls” and over the years the Oscar-nominated actor-comedian found success with “The Nutty Professor” and in animated form (“Shrek,” “Mulan”) but “Dolemite Is My Name” features the best performance …
Hannah Pearl Utt makes her directorial debut with the funny “Before You Know It” in which she plays a restrained stage manager named Rachel who operates a small New York City theater just below the apartment she lives in with eccentric sister Jackie (Jen Tullock) and her coming of age daught…
The nominations for the Fourth Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards were unveiled today by The Critics Choice Association (CCA). The awards will be handed out at a gala event, hosted by “Property Brothers’” Jonathan Scott, on Sunday, November 10 at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York.
“Pain and Glory” is the 21st full-length feature by Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar. It is third part of a trilogy that began with 1987’s “Law of Desire” followed by 2004’s “Bad Education.” In each film, the central character is a filmmaker who is toying with the idea of a new project as desi…
Unpredictable and prolific Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike returns with a story of two outlaws on the run from the Yakuza, Chinese gangster, and corrupt police officials in an entertaining amalgamate of violence, comedy and action.
I want to start this post with a greeting and then an apology. The greeting is “Happy New Year!” Many people celebrate the new year Jan. 1, but on college and university campuses around the country, our new year is the start of school in the fall. So, “Happy New Year” to all of you in Jaguar…
U.S. Rep. Michael Cloud, R-Victoria, is scheduled to appear at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in a live interview with Victoria Advocate Editor and Publisher Chris Cobler.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and the perfect time to unveil Bill Haney’s new documentary about Texas immunologist and Nobel laureate James P. Allison, the executive director of Immunotherapy Platform at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Oscar-winner Renée Zellweger is breathtaking as iconic Hollywood movie star Judy Garland in Rupert Goold’s biopic “Judy,” based on Peter Quilter’s play “End of the Rainbow.”
A young couple (Bill Skarsgård and Maika Monroe) on the lam after robbing a gas station get more than they bargained for after their car runs out of gas and they find themselves hiding out in the home of eccentric husband and wife George (Jeffrey Donovan) and Gloria (Kyra Sedgwick) who are h…
When the Advocate first reported in early July on concerns Victoria Regional Airport commission members have regarding how Victoria County managed Hurricane Harvey recovery money, it turned out to be just the beginning.
Beneath a blanket of snow in an isolated section of the Catskill Mountains, secrets refuse to remain buried in the supernatural horror thriller “The Deeper You Dig” from filmmaking family Toby Poser, John Adams and Zelda Adams.
WOW! I have absolutely no idea what happened to summer. After a busy time traveling, babysitting a little and enjoying the season, we are now entering fall and it’s my favorite season. I love the pumpkins, putting up my decorations (both inside and outside) and enjoy getting ready for our an…
Based on the 2015 article by Jessica Pressler (played here by Julia Stiles) which appeared in New York magazine, “Hustlers” recounts the brazen story of a group of strippers led by the assertive Ramona (Jennifer Lopez in her best performance since 1998’s “Out of Sight”), a veteran pole-danci…
200 years after 18-year old Mary Shelley wrote “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus” comes the latest interpretation by independent horror virtuoso Larry Fessenden.
“Satanic Panic” sounds like something uttered by Dr. Frank-N-Furter, but you won’t find any sweet transvestites in the sophomore film from director Chelsea Stardust — just a bunch of feminist Satanists (catchy!) looking for a virgin to sacrifice.
The Losers Club is reunited to once again take on Pennywise the evil clown in Andy Muschietti’s conclusion to 2017’s “It,” which passed “The Exorcist” and “The Sixth Sense” to become the highest-grossing horror film of all time.
The Victoria City Council recently passed an initial, somewhat controversial ordinance aimed at limiting where the homeless can camp in the city.
- Victoria driver crashes, suspected of driving while intoxicated
- Industrial overcomes Goliad to advance to 2nd straight state tournament
- 23-year-old Inez man killed in 1-vehicle crash
- Blotter: Officer says man tried to sell him 500 ecstasy pills
- County judge's board service raises conflict-of-interest questions
- 'He's just one': Veteran displaced by Harvey finds shelter through Gulf Bend program
- Marriage licenses Nov. 1-7
- Consignment store owner says loyal staff, going with the flow are keys to business longevity
- Longtime Yoakum educator resigns amid investigation
- A&E TV show 'Trey the Texas Medium' catapults local casket designer into new realm