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The UnPopular Opinion: Straight Outta Compton

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** A couple of weeks ago, HBO debuted a four part...
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O'Shea Jackson Jr. to take the mound as baseball legend Dock Ellis

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON opened a lot of doors for actors Corey Hawkins , Jason Mitchell and O'Shea Jackson Jr. Though the former two have been the busiest with projects like DETROIT (Mitchell), 24: LEGACY (Hawkins) and KONG: SKULL ISLAND (both), Jackson is hot on their trail having just landed a starring role as one of the most colorful characters in all of baseball – Dock...
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Why It Works: Straight Outta Compton

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** When I first heard an N.W.A. biopic was in the works, I thought it was a cool idea, but I wasn't really sure what to expect. What I definitely didn't expect was a sleek, almost...
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Straight Outta Compton's Dr. Dre to front 24: Legacy

Yeah, so it's not the real Dr. Dre who'll be starring in Fox's relaunch of the 24 franchise with their LEGACY series. He ain't got time for that. He's too busy counting his money from that whole Beats sale. But the star of the show once played Dr. Dre in a movie once, so it's close enough.  Corey Hawkins , who played Dr. Dre in STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, has been tapped to front...
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This Week in Blu-ray / DVD Releases: Straight Outta Compton, Everest

This Week: Cruising Compton for summer's biggest shocker, man vs. mountain in Everest, and two movies with very different teenaged angst. ► The biggest surprise of last summer wasn’t what flopped, but the stunning box office of the N.W.A. bio STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON . With Ice Cube, Dr. Dre...
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Top 10 Movies of 2015 (Eric W.)

As always, it's tough to chose your "favorite" movies of the year, because the order can change in an instant. A few of these actually were not on my initial Top 10 when I started making it out a couple of weeks ago, but in a handful of cases the movie just wouldn't let me make a list without including it. Cinema can be stubborn that way, you think you've made up your mind on a film a few hours...
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The UnPopular Opinion: Top 5 Overrated Movies of 2015

Check out the Top 5 Underrated Movies of 2015 HERE Well Schmoes, as 2015 draws to a close we reflect on a year of ups and downs at the movies, both critically and financially. There were some surprises in regards to which highly anticipated movies lived up to their trailers and marketing as well as some dark horses that came out of nowhere to really steal the show. But, if...
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AFI's top-ten list of 2015 includes The Force Awakens and Mad Max: Fury Road

As the end of the year approaches we'll find ourselves inundated by a multitude of top-ten lists from all corners of the internet, we may agree with some and disagree with others, but they always make for a good topic of discussion. The American Film Institute (AFI) had delayed the date on which they choose the best pictures of the year so that its jury would be able to view several...
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Biopic based on Welcome to Death Row documentary and book being shopped

According to THR, talent agency APA is out shopping WELCOME TO DEATH ROW, a biopic based on the documentary and book of the same name by STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON co-executive producer S. Leigh Savidge. The film would essentially be a sequel of sorts to COMPTON, since it would feature many of the same figures as the N.W.A. biopic. While Compton chronicles the rise and breakup of...
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Cool Videos: Recut Straight Outta Compton trailer, Ben Folds style

I'm having a love affair with this recut STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON trailer. Why, you ask? Because I'm a huge Ben Folds fan, and instead of an N.W.A. song playing over the trailer, it is set to his cover of Dr. Dre's "Bitches Ain't Shit." Just be careful where you watch it though, because it's definitely NSFW . The Folds version was released in 2005, and reached number 71 on the US...
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Weekend Box Office Report: August 28-30, 2015

Straight Outta Compton still a crazy moneymaker! For the third weekend, the biopic of hip-hop group N.W.A. ruled the box office as  STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON was on top again with an estimated  $13.2 million ! With a domestic total of $134.1 million, the story of Ice Cube and Dr. Dre 's earlier days has passed WALK THE LINE's $119.5 million...
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Well, we've got another summer in the books, which was full of ups, downs, crashes, burns, and a few surprises. While many of us thought that AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON would be the clear winner in terms of box office and entertainment, we ended up with dinosaurs, ants, spies, emotions, and post-apocalyptic warriors besting it in one category or another. The summer most definitely benefited from...
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