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Spike Lee

  • Film

    November 28, 2013

    Spike Lee's Oldboy Is Utterly Unnecessary

    The film is savage but lacks any weight or meaning.

  • Film

    November 28, 2013

    Jointmaker

    Nearly 25 years after Do the Right Thing, Spike Lee releases his first "film."

  • Film

    March 21, 2013

    Gimme the Loot: NYCDIY

    The sweet small pleasures of Gimme the Loot.

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Oh, You Mean There Is Actually A Game During NBA All-Star Weekend? (Plus, Can You Name The Rappers In Our Courtside Photo?)

    After a weekend of human gridlock at the Galleria, traffic snarls, bottles poppin', and all the parties you could handle, NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston came to a close on Sunday with the Western Conference defeating their Eastern foes 143-138, the Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul getting the game' ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Jerry "The King" Lawler Piledrives Clipper Fan: Old School WWE Wrestlers for Each NBA Playoff Series (w/ VIDEO)

    People laugh dismissively when I say it, but the more they can incorporate WWE performers and the general WWE "way" of entertainment, the more enjoyable other genres of sports will become. No, I'm not talking about the predetermined outcomes of matches (The NBA has already incorporated that aspect o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Mo' Better Tunes: The Ultimate Spike Lee Soundtrack

    ​When Spike Lee puts out a new film, I always make a point to check it out, even if I hated his last one. He's directed more hits than misses, and even his duds have been quality duds. The first Spike Lee joint that I saw as a kid was Malcolm X, which I definitely did not understand at all beyond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Top 10 Films to Celebrate Black History Month

    In 1926 historian Carter G. Wilson began what was known as Negro History Week in an effort to make the African American story more prevalent in our culture's consciousnesses. The week evolved into an entire month-long celebration and promotion of African American history, which we recognize this mon ... More >>

  • Articles

    December 22, 2011
  • Culture

    December 22, 2011

    The Film Issue

    Looking back on the year in movies, and what's coming in 2012.

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    2011 NBA Draft -- The Live Blog

    Keep coming back for the latest​The overwhelming consensus on the 2011 NBA Draft is that it's, by and large, a pretty underwhelming group of players, and it may quite possibly be completely devoid of future All-Stars. So why am I so excited about tonight's festivities? Because of all the thin ... More >>

  • Music

    November 11, 2010

    Homecoming

    Gang Starr's DJ Premier still mourns partner Guru.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    The Top 5 Musical Eco-Fails

    uscgd8 via Flick​The bad news about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is that BP's magic undersea dome didn't work, and the slick is now the size of Connecticut. And unless the latest half-assed stopgap measure (a "junk shot" of debris fired down the well in an attempt to plug it) works, it could be ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2009

    Tommy Davidson

    Web exclusive!

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    SXSW Film Festival Line-Up Is, To Use A Terrible Word, Finalized

    The SXSW Film Festival's complete line-up has been announced, featuring 108 features over nine days, with half of those being world premieres.(And many of those "world premieres" being also "the only time these films will play on a large screen.")The big names include Spike Lee, with his filmed vers ... More >>

  • Film

    September 25, 2008

    Very Minor: Miracle at St. Anna

    No matter the run time and budget, Spike Lee's WWII drama is an epic bore

  • Film

    September 11, 2008

    Oh, Canada

    Midway through the Toronto film fest, and things are looking bleak

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2008

    Movies For Your Hurricane Party Tonight

    Hola, Edouard. I hope you won't mind, but we Houstonians are still a little fatigued from taking 12 hours to drive from The Woodlands to Conroe during Hurricane Rita to get too worked up over the "threat" of a [*snicker*] Category 1 storm. And to cheer you up, we've compiled a list of the top five h ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 28, 2008

    When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

    Spike Lee’s look at Hurricane Katrina might be his most important work yet

  • Home Entertainment

    December 27, 2007

    The Best DVDs of 2007

    They made old movies feel new again

  • Calendar

    October 18, 2007

    Independent Black Film Festival

    PopCornNLemonade Films screens nine African-American films

  • Home Entertainment

    July 19, 2007
  • Blogs

    February 27, 2007

    Song of Sommore

    Spike Lee chose comedian Sommore to participate in The Queens of Comedy, a follow-up to The Original Kings of Comedy, for her tendency to address subjects most women are too modest to discuss. An example from one of her bits: "He asked me what my favorite position was. I told him, 'Well that depends ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    January 4, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    December 21, 2006
  • Blogs

    August 29, 2006
  • Film

    April 6, 2006

    Sans Quentin

    Lucky Number Slevin plays Tarantino's game, without Tarantino's results

  • Film

    March 23, 2006

    It's a Crime

    Spike Lee's Inside Man plots the heist of your moviegoing dollars

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Second Run

    Celebrating the overachieving, underhyped movies of 2004

  • Film

    September 16, 2004

    I Hate It

    This Spike Lee joint is a cockeyed, self-righteous and graceless diatribe

  • Film

    June 24, 2004

    Wrong Wayans

    Do the right thing: Avoid White Chicks in bad masks

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2003

    The Music The

    If you want poetry, read a book

  • Film

    January 9, 2003

    Ground Zero Hour

    A man's last day of freedom becomes Spike's moving meditation on 9/11

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    Far from Happy

    The year's best featured plenty of sad white guys

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    Art and Soul

    From our innermost insecurities to the wildest flights of fantasy, 2002 stimulated both heart and head

  • Film

    October 19, 2000

    The Malcolm X Files

    Spike Lee's scathing satire of network television goes out with a bang

  • Film

    August 17, 2000

    Just for Laughs

    Spike Lee's gloriously unpolished concert film focuses on the yuks -- to our great amusement

  • Music

    March 11, 1999

    Original Style

    The Roots makes rap come alive live

  • Calendar

    September 10, 1998
  • Music

    June 11, 1998
  • Film

    April 30, 1998

    Fouling Out

    With He Got Game, Spike Lee lets down the sport he loves

  • Film

    October 24, 1996
  • Film

    March 21, 1996

    Talk It Up

    Spike Lee works the phone-sex lines, but loses his connection

  • Film

    December 28, 1995

    The Year in Film

    Though not great, 1995 still produced some movies worth seeing (and reseeing)

  • Film

    September 14, 1995

    Running Out of Time

    With Clockers, Spike Lee givesa touching, and harrowing, view of inner-city life

  • Film

    January 12, 1995

    B.S. 101

    John Singleton's Higher Learning fails to make the grade

  • Calendar

    December 29, 1994
  • News

    June 23, 1994

    Rockets Mania

    As the Rockets fought for the title, Houstonians fought -- and failed -- to keep their sanity

  • Film

    May 19, 1994

    City Life, Family Strife

    Spike Lee returns to old haunts, and old ways, in Crooklyn

  • Culture

    April 14, 1994

    A Sermon from the Past

    In attitude and action, Purlie Victorious feels rooted in a more hopeful time

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