The film is savage but lacks any weight or meaning.
Nearly 25 years after Do the Right Thing, Spike Lee releases his first "film."
The sweet small pleasures of Gimme the Loot.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Looking back on the year in movies, and what's coming in 2012.
Keep coming back for the latestThe 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 >>
Gang Starr's DJ Premier still mourns partner Guru.
uscgd8 via FlickThe 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 >>
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 >>
No matter the run time and budget, Spike Lee's WWII drama is an epic bore
Midway through the Toronto film fest, and things are looking bleak
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 >>
Spike Lees look at Hurricane Katrina might be his most important work yet
They made old movies feel new again
PopCornNLemonade Films screens nine African-American films
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 >>
Lucky Number Slevin plays Tarantino's game, without Tarantino's results
Spike Lee's Inside Man plots the heist of your moviegoing dollars
Celebrating the overachieving, underhyped movies of 2004
This Spike Lee joint is a cockeyed, self-righteous and graceless diatribe
Do the right thing: Avoid White Chicks in bad masks
If you want poetry, read a book
A man's last day of freedom becomes Spike's moving meditation on 9/11
The year's best featured plenty of sad white guys
From our innermost insecurities to the wildest flights of fantasy, 2002 stimulated both heart and head
Spike Lee's scathing satire of network television goes out with a bang
Spike Lee's gloriously unpolished concert film focuses on the yuks -- to our great amusement
The Roots makes rap come alive live
With He Got Game, Spike Lee lets down the sport he loves
Spike Lee works the phone-sex lines, but loses his connection
Though not great, 1995 still produced some movies worth seeing (and reseeing)
With Clockers, Spike Lee givesa touching, and harrowing, view of inner-city life
John Singleton's Higher Learning fails to make the grade
As the Rockets fought for the title, Houstonians fought -- and failed -- to keep their sanity
Spike Lee returns to old haunts, and old ways, in Crooklyn
In attitude and action, Purlie Victorious feels rooted in a more hopeful time