Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson have been hanging out a lot lately. The actor joined the antichrist onstage a couple of weeks ago at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards show in L.A., and played guitar on "Sweet Dreams" and "Beautiful People." Depp also collaborated with Manson on a cover of Carly Simon' ... More >>
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 >>
The Forrest Gump soundtrack debuted on June 28, 1994, a week ahead of the film itself, which would go on to smash box-office records, win numerous awards and become one of the most beloved movies of the past 20 years. It is still endlessly quotable, emotional, and entertaining, and the soundt ... More >>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ‚ÄčAs research for an upcoming music feature, we met up w ... More >>
The Book of Eli's postapocalyptic theology is a little warped.
Houstonís busiest filmmaker relies on Zen calm ó and guerrilla tactics
Albert and Allen Hughes deliver a sensuous but grisly message From Hell.
Hughes brothers make pimpin' seem as benign as the cartoonish caricature of the profession
DVDs pull back the curtain on the movies, but do you really want to see the Wizard?
Poetry is the great escape for this prison film
Ice Cube's Player's Club takes African-American film to a new low point in sexism
Houston director Greg Carter makes an audacious first try in Fifth Ward
Panther is a sincere, but self-defeating, exercise
And the year ends with a surprise twist: fall movies that are falling flat
A review of the films of '93, and hopes for an adventurous '94