Laurence Fishburne

  • Film

    June 5, 2014

    Limited Reception

    The Signal is too busy blowing minds to tell a story.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Missed Opportunities: 10 Musicians Who Turned Down Big Hits

    Have you ever had one of those moments where you thought to yourself, "Why did I do that?" or "Why did I turn that down?" Those kinds of moments happen to all of us. It's part of life, unfortunately. This happens all the time in the movie world, but you never seem to hear about it in the music worl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Bastards, Thugs & Hoggs: This Week In Houston Rap Videos

    Ah, rappers and music videos. Some are vehicles for self-promotion, others are tools used to promote a message, a gaggle of asses or some good ol' wholesome debauchery. In the case of the Houston rap class, music videos are always eye opening glimpses into the future, either telling what a talent co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Fishbone's Ska-Punk Casts A Long Shadow In New Film

    Photo by Ann Summa​The documentary Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone flirts with a balance between history and character as it looks behind the scenes at a group that failed to achieve large-scale commercial success, but inspired many groups that did. Directors Lev Anderson and Chris ... More >>

  • Film

    September 8, 2011


    Steven Soderbergh turns the star-studded Hollywood disaster flick on its head.

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Bun B Leads Rap And Religion Debate At St. John's UMC

    Photos by Marco Torres​Tuesday night, Bun B moderated a discussion panel at St. John's United Methodist Church downtown. It was hard to find any information about the rapper on the Internet, besides the fact that he's from Port Aransas or something. Bun and his panel started out intending to ... More >>

  • News

    January 20, 2011

    Prized Possessions

    Homeless in Houston share their most important objects.

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    When Rock Stars And Movie Stars Reproduce: Five Offspring Bands

    ​No, these aren't Offspring cover bands, which would be gross, since Offspring sucks pretty badly on their own. They aren't as cool as we thought they were in 1994. No, let's talk about what happens when famous folks let their children loose to be rock stars. Some fall while others find fame i ... More >>

  • Film

    May 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Lil' Keke's 11 Favorite Gangster Movies

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. We'll incorporate the number five in there somewhere. Send tips to ‚ÄčAs research for an upcoming music feature, we met up w ... More >>

  • Music

    April 8, 2010

    From On High

    Two-tiered Mezzanine Lounge aims for sports-bar casual, not hot-spot swank.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Sonidos y Mas: Various Artists, "The Price of Silence"

    Sixty years ago this week in Paris, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The original text was a collaborative effort from representatives from many nations including the United States (Eleanor Roosevelt was part of the team), written as a way to repudiate the atroci ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 21, 2008
  • Calendar

    July 31, 2008

    Sam Taylor-Wood

    Get another look at this “End Game” artist at the CAMH

  • Film

    March 27, 2008

    Counting Sheep with 21

    This flick doesn't hit the jackpot. Doesn't even come close.

  • Home Entertainment

    January 26, 2006

    Exit the Matrix

    The Matrix: Path of Neo is more chop suey than chopsocky

  • Film

    January 20, 2005

    Unlucky 13

    This Assault attacks the original and does no damage

  • Film

    November 6, 2003

    Silly Humans, The Matrix Is for Kids!

    Revolutions runs a playful joyride through a nifty vision of hell

  • Film

    October 23, 2003

    Rage Against the Past

    Eastwood takes a guilt trip down the mighty Mystic River

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2003

    Crash Course on Cuba

    A one-night film fest at the Shrine bookstore

  • Film

    May 29, 2003

    Think Different

    Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?

  • Film

    May 15, 2003

    Neo Sparrin'

    The Matrix Reloaded doesn't dodge the dynamic action

  • Film

    January 30, 2003

    Blowin' Smoke

    Biker Boyz is furious, but it ain't fast, which is a real drag

  • Film

    January 23, 2003

    Year of the Woman

    The big-screen dames of cinema 2003 will keep you watching

  • Film

    December 26, 2002

    Fishing for Compliments

    Antwone Fisher would make a great role model, says Antwone Fisher

  • Film

    August 30, 2001

    No Moor

    Tim Blake Nelson's ill-conceived O reimages Othello as a basketball star

  • Film

    August 9, 2001

    Cavity Search

    Osmosis Jones ails from more than the virus that overtakes Bill Murray's body

  • Calendar

    November 4, 1999
  • Film

    August 26, 1999

    Deep Shallow

    Undercover cop film is underdeveloped, too

  • Film

    June 24, 1999

    Wilde Fun

    With great wit and cast, Ideal Husband is an ideal comedy

  • Film

    April 1, 1999

    High-tech High Jinks

    Sci-fi Matrix moves beyond reality at warp speed

  • Film

    August 28, 1997
  • News

    January 2, 1997

    Two for the Road

    In which our man in Dallas joins Sofia Staks, Kayla Kleevage and other noted First Amendment activists on a mission to rescue Houston from the pashas of prudery. Or something like that.

  • Film

    January 18, 1996

    Sly Evil

    The name of the film may be Othello, but Iago's the star

  • Film

    March 2, 1995

    The Evil and the Stupid

    Reactionary and racist, Just Cause is just too dumb to get worked up about

  • Film

    January 12, 1995

    B.S. 101

    John Singleton's Higher Learning fails to make the grade