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With less than two weeks left until Universal Pictures' Straight Outta Compton hits theaters, IMDb has debuted a brand new clip, featuring all of the members of N.W.A. defending their music at a press conference. While their detractors claim N.W.A.'s music "glamorizes" drugs, gangs and violence, Ice Cube states that their art is a reflection of their reality. The actor who portrays Ice Cube is the rapper/actor's actual son, O'Shea Jackson Jr..
In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, »
Dr. Dre will release his first album in 16 years - the soundtrack for the upcoming movie, "Straight Outta Compton," a bio on the infamous, groundbreaking hip-hop group that came to prominence in the late 1980s, which Dre was a founder of. The Universal Pictures project is directed by F. Gary Gray, with O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-e, respectively. Meanwhile, Aldis Hodge plays Mc Ren, and Neil Brown Jr. is DJ Yella in the N.W.A biopic titled "Straight Outta Compton." Carra Patterson and Paul Giamatti are also in the cast, playing Tomica Woods, Eazy-e's widow (who inherited his share of »
- Tambay A. Obenson
In an interview to promote the N.W.A biopic, Grey was asked about these rumours, which he dismissed, but noted that it would be something that he’s interested in.
“I would love to direct a superhero movie,” he told BlackTree TV. “We’ll see what happens. If [the rumours are] right, I’m there!”
Watch the full interview below:
Ironically enough, F. Gary Gray turned down the chance to direct Captain America: The Winter Soldier so he could go off and make Straight Outta Compton, and its that movie that has now put him back on Marvel’s radar.
- Luke Owen
First published in 1943, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's much-loved children's tale Le Petit Prince has been adapted several times: including as a live-action version in 1974 and a recent French TV cartoon series. Now here's the trailer for the latest iteration, with Kung Fu Panda's Mar Osborne directing, and Jeff Bridges, James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro, Mackenzie Foy, Ricky Gervais, Albert Brooks and Paul Giamatti leading the voice cast.Saint-Exupéry's plot sees a pilot crashing in the Sahara desert and meeting a young boy who claims to be a prince fallen to Earth from an asteroid. The Prince regales the Pilot with tales of other asteroids, narrow-minded adults, a fox, a rose and more.As you'll have seen, the trailer reveals another layer to that narrative in Osborne's version, with the Pilot recounting his strange tale to an audience of one: a young girl with a high-achieving mother. »
Well, it's finally August, and while the summer movie season isn't completely over it might as well be. This article was a difficult one to put together, because there just isn't much to recommend this month. But you know what, that's okay, I think I managed to pull together five solid titles for the "must-see" section, and lucky for us the fall festival season is just around the corner, which means things are about to heat up exponentially on the prestige movie front just in time to compensate for things cooling down outside as the seasons change. (I should note here, it is currently 106 degrees fahrenheit here in the desert, and the thought of things cooling down is marvelous, but also very premature.) We are coming off what turned out to be a pretty solid month last month, in my opinion, as I settled back into my routine after a »
- Jordan Benesh
Read More: Watch: New Trailer For N.W.A. Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' Drops The Beat "These are not bangers, these are artists!" might as well be the official tagline of F. Gary Gray's N.W.A biopic, "Straight Outta Compton" (named after the rap super-group’s first album). Instead, the line is tossed off by Paul Giamatti (starring as the group’s manager, Jerry Heller) during an altercation with the police, one that almost immediately leads to the penning of the group’s seminal song "Fuck Tha Police," an on-the-nose assertion that only hints at the rough — and gratingly obvious — road to come. And yet Gray’s film starts strong, introducing a wide cast of players in illuminating and energetic ways. Eric "Eazy-e" Wright (Jason Mitchell) kicks off the action — appropriately enough, given his legacy as the group’s leader — with an ill-advised visit to a local flophouse, »
- Kate Erbland
Title: Straight Outta Compton Director: F. Gary Gray Writer: Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berlof Cast: O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Paul Giamatti, Aldis Hodge, and, Neil Brown, Jr. In theaters August 14, 2015 As a general rule, I’m not a fan of the biopic movie genre, which is riddled with cliches and tropes. Protagonists don’t seem to have decisions and choices in biopics because they’re always working on the idea of destiny. They are no longer normal people, but rather agents of success and admiration. Of course, this is just a general rule and there are biopics that have come to surprise me with its level of craft, [ Read More ]
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- Rudie Obias
There are few movie forms more stagnant than the biopic. I am not a fan for the most part, and it takes something special to knock me out of that mindset. While "Straight Outta Compton" plays by the rules for the most part, the film has a great cast and an undeniable energy that drew me in, and considering we're talking about events from a quarter-century ago, there is a surprisingly urgent undertone to the entire enterprise that reminds us that we have not made as much progress as we'd like to think as a culture. Screenwriter Andrea Berloff made her feature debut nine years ago with "World Trade Center," and she hasn't had a produced credit since. She had an impossible job here, trying to boil down the rise and fall of an iconic band to a mere 142 minutes. Jonathan Herman is co-credited for the script, with S. Leigh Savidge »
- Drew McWeeny
The ferocious rhymes of hip-hop icons N.W.A.’s controversial 1988 anthem “F–k tha Police” scarcely seem to have aged when they blast on to the soundtrack of “Straight Outta Compton,” echoing into a world where the abuse of black Americans at the hands of law-enforcement officials remains common headline news. But if “Compton” is undeniably of the moment, it’s also timeless in its depiction of how artists and writers transform the world around them into angry, profane, vibrant and singular personal expression. A conventional music-world biopic in outline, but intensely human and personal in its characterizations and attention to detail, director F. Gary Gray’s movie is a feast for hip-hop connoisseurs and novices alike as it charts the West Coast rap superstars’ meteoric rise, fractious in-fighting and discovery that the music business can be as savage as the inner-city streets. A very smart piece of counter-programming in a »
- Scott Foundas
Madame Bovary Alchemy Reviewed by: Tami Smith, Guest Reviewer for Shockya. Grade: B Director: Sophie Barthes Screenwriter: Felipe Marino, Sophie Barthes, based on Gustave Flaubert’s novel Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans, Ezra Miller, Logan Marshall-Green, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Laura Carmichael, Olivier Gourmet, Paul Giamatti Release date: DVD August 4, 2015 Madame Bovary have been scripted into films on the big screen many times, starting with the 1932 Albert Ray’s version, which was followed by 1949 Vincente Minneli’s, 1969 Hans Schott Schobinger’s, 1991 Claude Chabrol and the latest of 2014 Sophie Barthes’. Director Barthes took some liberties with Flaubert’s novel, by introducing us to Emma (Mia Wasikowska), a pig-farmer’s daughter completing her [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
Coming this fall, the National Geographic channel will present "Breakthrough," a new series produced by Imagine Entertainment and Asylum Entertainment. Executive produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Mark Dowley, the series is an anthology about leading scientists and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements will change our lives in the immediate future and beyond. The series intends to bring to life the stories, people and technology behind these breakthroughs, and show how they are changing our world. Each hour-long episode will be directed by a Hollywood filmmaker, and Angela Bassett is one of them. She joins Peter Berg, Paul Giamatti, Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard and Brett Ratner as the first six directors. Worth noting, she's both the only black director of the six, as well as the only woman director. The first episodes, now in production, explore remarkable breakthroughs in brain science, longevity,...
- Tambay A. Obenson
In the video below, N.W.A members salute their their late comrade Eazy-e, in a behind-the-scenes featurette for Universal Pictures’ upcoming N.W.A. biopic, "Straight Outta Compton." In it, Fab Five Freddy talks with the original members of N.W.A about the legacy of Eazy-e and his impact on the group’s success. The film is directed by F. Gary Gray, with O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell starring as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-e, respectively. Meanwhile, Aldis Hodge plays Mc Ren, and Neil Brown Jr. is DJ Yella in the N.W.A biopic titled "Straight Outta Compton." Carra Patterson and Paul Giamatti are also in the »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Producers of “The Parkland Doctors,” a documentary about the doctors who tried to save President Kennedy, have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to complete the film.
The seven doctors in the film describe their efforts to resuscitate Kennedy in the emergency room at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital on Nov. 22, 1963. They also recount the ensuing moments when the body was forcibly removed from the hospital and describe the irony of trying to save the life of accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, two days later.
“We are on Indiegogo because we believe that the citizens of the internet have the power to ignite a public debate on this subject,” Garnet said. “While we need your financial support, we also need you to become activists and advocates for the truth.”
The physicians in the film are Drs. »
- Dave McNary
The film stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Giamatti, Colton Haynes, and Kylie Minogue and has made almost $460 million worldwide since its release. It will be available in both 3D and 2D Blu-ray Combo Packs.
After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.
–Audio Commentary by Director Brad Peyton
–San Andreas »
- Scott J. Davis
Even The Rock can't keep the world from falling apart in Warner Bros. disaster flick, San Andreas, but you'll be able to see him try in the comfort of your own home this October. WB has revealed their plans for the film's upcoming blu-ray release, including all the bonus features. Come inside to learn more!
If you missed out on the disaster movie (one of my personal guilty pleasure movie genres) in theaters, you'll get your chance in a few months, as San Andreas comes to blu-ray on October 20th. Today, WB has given us a look at all you can expect to come on the disc.
Where will you be, who will you be with and who will you save when “San Andreas” arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. “San Andreas” follows a rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife (Carla Gugino, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley announced the 2015 Emmy nominations this morning. Spoiler alert: they were both nominated, along with Jon Hamm for Mad Men, Taraji P. Henson for Empire, Amy Schumer for Inside Amy Schumer, and Anthony Anderson for Black-ish. There are a few double nominees and a ton of first-timers, making this year's race already one of the most exciting in a while - not to mention the fact that Game of Thrones has a whopping 24 nominations. Take a look at the full list below! Outstanding Drama Series Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men Orange Is the New Black Outstanding Comedy Series Louie Modern Family Parks and Recreation Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, »
Dwayne Johnson takes on the "big one" in the modern earthquake disaster flick, San Andreas. If you missed the mayhem at cinemas, Warner Home Video has announced that San Andreas is rumbling to home video October 6 exclusively on Digital HD, followed by the San Andreas Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD release date a couple weeks later on October 20.
Joining The Rock in San Andreas are Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Art Parkinson, Colton Haynes and Paul Giamatti. The film digitally that levels numerous California cities and landmarks was directed by Brad Peyton and has earned just shy of $460 million at the worldwide box office thus far.
You will have three options to purchase physical disc versions of San Andreas on home video: the Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack ($44.95 Srp), Blu-ray Combo Pack ($35.99 Srp) and 2-disc DVD Special Edition ($28.98 Srp). A 5.1 Dolby Atmos audio track »
In the video below, WorldstarHipHop, along with hip-hop vet Fab Five Freddy and the original members of N.W.A. give you a behind the scenes look into the making of Universal Pictures’ upcoming N.W.A. biopic, "Straight Outta Compton." The film is directed by F. Gary Gray, with O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell starring as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-e, respectively. Meanwhile, Aldis Hodge plays Mc Ren, and Neil Brown Jr. is DJ Yella in the N.W.A biopic titled "Straight Outta Compton." Carra Patterson and Paul Giamatti are also in the cast, playing Tomica Woods, Eazy-e's widow (who inherited his share of »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Here is the complete list of nominees for the 2015 Emmys Awards: Drama Series Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men Orange Is The New Black Comedy Series Louie Modern Family Parks & Recreation Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Limited Series American Crime American Horror Story: Freak Show Olive Kitteridge The Honorable Woman Wolf Hall Lead Actor in a Drama Series Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, Mad Men Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan Kevin Spacey, House of Cards Lead Actress in a Drama Series Claire Danes, Homeland Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder Taraji P. Henson, Empire Tatania Maslany, Orphan Black Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men Robin Wright, House of Cards Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Adrien Brody, Houdini Ricky Gervais, Derek Timothy Hutton, American Crime Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge David Oyelowo, »
- Richard Rushfield
The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on July 16 and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” received the most nominations.
Andy Samberg will host the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20. Fox will broadcast them live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
The nominees are below:
Outstanding Drama Series
“Better Call Saul”
Outstanding Comedy Series
Lead Actor, Drama
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Lead Actress, Drama
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Lead Actor, Limited Series Or Movie
- Variety Staff
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