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Paul Giamatti To Play Ruthless N.W.A. Manager In Straight Outta Compton

18 August 2014 5:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Since 2010, Paul Giamatti has been one of Hollywood’s most prolific actors, appearing in 19 films in the past five years. Some were great (12 Years a Slave, Win Win), and some were not so great (Rock of Ages, The Hangover Part II). However, regardless of the role, Giamatti was almost always a high point of the film. Now, the trusted character actor (and occasional leading man) has an exciting new role in his roster, as Jerry Heller, the controversial manager of the pioneering hip hop group N.W.A., in the music biopic Straight Outta Compton.

Before he managed the influential group, Heller represented pop acts like Journey, Reo Speedwagon and Marvin Gaye. After he co-founded Ruthless Records with N.W.A. member Eazy-e, Heller oversaw one of the genre’s defining records by the group, one which shares its title with this biopic.

However, he later became synonymous with ripping off the rappers. Several »

- Jordan Adler

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Paul Giamatti Joins N.W.A. Biopic, 'Straight Outta Compton'

18 August 2014 7:11 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Paul Giamatti has joined the cast of Universal's N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton playing music manager Jerry Heller for director F. Gary Gray. I also never reported on the casting of Neil Brown Jr. as DJ Yella and Aldis Hodge as Mc Ren, two names that weren't included in the original casting announcement which actually had me scratching my head a little since I personally appreciated the work of both those guys when I used to listen to a lot of N.W.A. and to think the group was merely Eazy, Cube and Dre would have been a bit dismissive. As for Heller, before co-founding Ruthless Records with Eazy-e he worked with the likes of Pink Floyd and Elton John and was later seen as one of the reasons N.W.A. ultimately broke up, favoring Eazy over the other members of the group. The film has been set for an August 14, 2015 release, »

- Brad Brevet

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The top 25 greatest Jason Statham films

14 August 2014 2:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

How do you rank perfection? Duncan has a go, as he lists the top 25 Jason Statham films...

For regular Den Of Geek readers, it will come as little surprise to see this list come round. We've chosen our favourite Statham films before, but such is the productivity of the great man, it was decided that a mere top ten was no longer large enough to contain his ever growing body of work. Last time I mentioned updating this piece to the man himself back in 2012 due to his insane workload, he cracked up and responded, “My productivity is overwhelming! 'Have a fucking day off!'”

Since this list has now expanded to encompass 25 of his movies, it seemed only right to include multiple sequels, with his big trio of action franchises all spawning some thoroughly entertaining fare worthy of mention, though I’ve tried to exclude the personal bias that »

- ryanlambie

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Casting Net: N.W.A biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' completes casting

29 July 2014 5:21 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Universal has found its last two members for the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton directed by F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job). Aldis Hodge (Leverage) will play Mc Ren and Neil Brown Jr. (The Walking Dead) will be DJ Yella, joining previously announced stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-e respectively. The film is set for a Aug. 14, 2015 release with Ice Cub and Dr. Dre serving as producers. [THR]

Zulay Henao (The Single Moms Club) will play adult film legend Vanessa del Rio in an untitled biopic. The project »

- Jake Perlman

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Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Friday, July 25th

11 July 2014 11:37 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Friday, July 25, following the Thursday schedule that was released yesterday. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

Friday, July 25

10:00am - 11:00am - Cartoon Network: Uncle Grandpa & Clarence

Good mornin'! What's better than a panel of one Cartoon Network Comedy? Two cartoon network comedies! That's right fans, prepare yourself for double the comedy, double the fun and double the friends with Uncle Grandpa and Clarence! Join the always-entertaining cast and crew for a behind-the-scenes look at two of the newest hit shows on Cartoon Network. It's woooooorth it. Appearing from Uncle Grandpa are creator Peter Browngardt (Uncle Grandpa), Kevin Michael Richardson (Mr. Gus), and Eric Bauza (Belly Bag). Appearing from »

- MovieWeb

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#SDCC14: Day Two (July 25th) Horror Highlights Include The Walking Dead, Sleepy Hollow, Horns, Everly, The Originals, Wayward Pines, Bates Motel, Tusk, and More

11 July 2014 11:13 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We're back with the horror highlights of Day 2 of this year's Sdcc, and you better rest up! On tap are "The Walking Dead," "Bates Motel," "Sleepy Hollow," Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, Scream Factory, and More!

What you'll find below is just the tip of the iceberg (and it does include a few "fringe" panels that we thought might be interest). Be sure to visit the official San Diego Comic-Con 2014 website for the full lineup.

Day 2: Friday, July 25, 2014

10:00 Am - Publishers Weekly: Behind the Digital Line

As digital comics have become a driving force of the medium, more publishers and creators have launched digital first lines of comics. How do publishers and creators deal with the unique properties of the web and tablet? How do readers react? Are they an evolution from webcomics or their own medium? And how will technological evolution affect storytelling as more choices arise? Pw's »

- Debi Moore

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Could Mark Wahlberg be the ‘Six Million Dollar Man’?

6 July 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Now that he is the new human face of Michael Bay’s Transformers series with a leading role in Age of Extinction, Mark Wahlberg finally seems to have a viable franchise going for him (along with Ted 2), after the ill-fated Max Payne movie proved ultimately forgettable, and presumed follow-ups to The Italian Job and Planet of the Apes never materialized.

Transformers 4 has its detractors, but the film’s worldwide box office take is edging toward $600 million, and with Wahlberg coming off of the (mostly) well-received 2 Guns and Lone Survivor – both of which were successful at the box office – his star is arguably as high as it’s ever been. Thus, now is as good a time as any ...

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- Anthony Vieira

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Mark Wahlberg in 'Transformers' is the best bad performance of the year

30 June 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

So maybe we all can just agree to disagree about Transformers. The critical establishment collectively agreed to give Michael Bay the benefit of the doubt with 2011′s Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which earned semi-decent reviews mainly because it was less obnoxiously worse than Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. But Trans4mers led that same critical establishment into hilarious paroxysms of scathing invective. (EW’s own Chris Nashawaty called it “numbing, exhausting, and migraine-inducing.”) Predictably, the movie made $100 million over the weekend.

Bad movies have made a lot of money since forever. There’s a generation of young-dude moviegoers who »

- Darren Franich

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Edge of Darkness: Does BBC Two's beloved drama stand test of time?

30 June 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Every once in a while, a television drama comes along that perfectly encapsulates the mood of the time in which it was made. In the 1980s - a decade best remembered in the United Kingdom for Thatcherism and the omnipresent threat of nuclear war - that drama was Edge of Darkness.

With its 30th anniversary fast approaching, Troy Kennedy Martin's eco-thriller is being afforded a welcome repeat showing on BBC Four - starting tonight (June 30) at 10pm.

Edge of Darkness - a six-part serial - is the story of Ronnie Craven, a Yorkshire police detective who initiates an off-the-books enquiry into his daughter's murder, only to discover that her death has broader political implications.

Soon, Craven is drawn into a world of corrupt politics and eco-terrorism, culminating in an ill-fated excursion into a radioactive waste facility known as 'Northmoor' - the hub of a power-hungry plot by malevolent forces. »

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‘Lone Survivor,’ ‘Jack Ryan’ Battle for Top Spot on Home Video Sales Charts

18 June 2014 4:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It was a neck-in-neck race for No. 1 in the home video sales arena for the week ending June 15.

While Universal Studios’ “Lone Survivor” is again the No. 1 title on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, third-ranked “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” from Paramount, actually sold more units.

The discrepancy is due to the fact that Walmart offered an exclusive Blu-ray Disc two-pack of actioner “Jack Ryan” with 2003’s “The Italian Job,” and this combo from the country’s No. 1 home entertainment retailer is tracked separately by VideoScan.

Combining sales data for the various configurations of “Jack Ryan” – a reboot of the franchise about author Tom Clancy’s famed CIA analyst, now portrayed by Chris Pine – shows it actually sold 4% more discs than “Lone Survivor” on the First Alert chart, which tracks overall disc sales, DVD and Blu-ray Disc combined sales.

“Jack Ryan,” which earned $50.6 million in U.S. theaters, also was unambiguously No. »

- Thomas K. Arnold

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Damn Straight Outta Compton Gets a Release Date with an Attitude

18 June 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | SmellsLikeScreenSpirit | See recent SmellsLikeScreenSpirit news »

When you read as many movie themed blogs as I do, you often hear that a movie is getting made, get really excited about it, see that it's coming out a long time from now, and then forget all about it. Then, as that movie starts shooting and promotional items are released, that movie gets thrust back into your consciousness and you get excited all over again. Today is one of those days as Universal Pictures announced the August 14, 2014 release date for Straight Outta Compton along with a photo of director F. Gary Gray (Friday, The Italian Job) and cast members Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (Eazy-e) and O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube) with two of the original N.W.A. members Dr. Dre and Ice Cube. It's gotta be a trip for O'Shea Jackson Jr. to play his father Ice Cube. Has that ever happened before? »

- Matthew McKibben

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Check Out The First Cast Photo From N.W.A. Biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’

18 June 2014 3:14 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The very first image and full synopsis for F. Gary Gray’s N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton has been revealed by Universal. The film, based on the lives of South Central La rappers Ice Cube, Mc Ren, Yella, Dr. Dre and Easy-e, will be released in cinemas on August 14th, 2015. O’Shea Jackson Jr. will play Cube (his real-life son), Jason Mitchell will play Eazy-e, and Corey Hawkins is Dr. Dre.

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country.  When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation.  Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A.Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about »

- Paul Heath

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First Look Photo From F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton

18 June 2014 1:52 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Credit: Todd MacMillan/Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures has released this first look photo from Straight Outta Compton. Count on this to be the sleeper hit of next summer!

Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube’s son – thus the uncanny resemblance), Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-e, Straight Outta Compton is directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job).

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation.

Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in »

- Michelle McCue

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First Look: Fresh Young Stars as Nwa in 'Straight Outta Compton'

18 June 2014 1:36 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After recently learning that Ice Cube's son O'Shea Jackson Jr. will play a younger version of the rapper turned actor in Straight Outta Compton, the story of rap group Nwa, we now have word on the other two new faces who will play Dr. Dre and Eazy-e. And as a bonus, we have a first look photo showing off the cast with the rap alter egos. However, director F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job, Law Abiding Citizen) stands in place of the late Eazy-e, who died in 1995. Corey Hawkins is playing Dr. Dre while Jason Mitchell will play Eazy-e. Both Jackson Jr. and Mitchell look very much like their alter egos, but Hawkins isn't quite a match. Still, it's cool seeing a photo like this with the young actors and original rappers. Look below now! Here's the first photo of the cast of F. Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton »

- Ethan Anderton

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Full cast revealed for N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton

18 June 2014 1:34 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We reported the other day some casting rumours for the long-gestating N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, but it looks one of those names was incorrect, as we now have our official cast.

Ice Cube will be played by his son O’Shea Jackson Jr, Dr. Dre will be played by Corey Hawkins (Non-Stop) and the late Easy-e will be played by Jason Mitchell (Contraband).

The movie will be produced by Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Easy-e’s widow Tomica Woods-Wright alongside Matt Alvarez. The movie is directed by F. Gary Gray (who worked with Ice Cube on Friday).

Here’s an image tweeted out by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube earlier…

And here’s the word from the press release…

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into »

- Luke Owen

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'Straight Outta Compton' Gets Full Cast, Release Date

18 June 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It is now official, O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube's son), Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins will be playing our younger versions of Ice Cube, Eazy-e and Dr. Dre for Universal Pictures and F. Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton Nwa biopic.

Dre and Ice Cube tweeted this news out as a cast photo that's...pretty cool.

Bottom row, left to right: O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins

Straight Outta Compton is gonna hit next August 15th.

2015 is packed!

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country.  When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation.  Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A.Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and »

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N.W.A. Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' Dated, but What N.W.A. Movie are We Going to Seec

18 June 2014 11:56 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Universal has been putting together their N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton, for some time now and have finally agreed on a cast, director and release date. The film, which will star O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-e respectively, will focus on the mid-80s gangsta rap group and sets out to tell the story of how the group revolutionized music and pop culture forever, by telling the world the truth about life in the hood, which ignited a cultural war. But will the truth about N.W.A. be toldc I grew up listening to N.W.A. so I'll be interested to see how this turns out and just how much dirt it gets into. Considering it's produced by Ice Cube and Dr. Dre with no mention of Antoine Carraby (DJ Yella) or Lorenzo Patterson (Mc Ren) I have my doubts about how authentic it will be. »

- Brad Brevet

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First Look At The Cast And Filmmakers For Nwa Biopic Straight Outta Compton

18 June 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After spending a long while in development, Nwa biopic Straight Outta Compton is finally moving forward now that it’s cast its three stars. O’Shea Jackson Jr. stars as Ice Cube (the actor is Cube’s son in real life), Corey Hawkins will take on the part of Dr. Dre, and Jason Mitchell has been tasked with bringing Eazy-e to life.

I’m excited to see the three young actors chosen to portray Cube, Dre and Easy-e on the big screen – all of them look somewhat similar to their real-life counterparts, and the thorough casting process that the filmmakers went through to find them speaks to how well Jackson, Hawkins and Mitchell must have embodied the rappers.

The biopic will chart the origins of rapper group Nwa and its rise to prominence with hits like “Fuck tha Police” and the title song. Check out an extended synopsis for the film, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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N.W.A Biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Going Straight Into Summer 2015 Fray

18 June 2014 11:48 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

As Universal’s Bourne sequel moves out of its August 2015 slot, the studio’s N.W.A biopic is taking its place in next summer’s schedule. Straight Outta Compton, helmed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job), has locked the lead cast for the origin story of the seminal gangsta rap group that burst out of the streets of Compton, CA, in the mid-1980s to spark a hip-hop revolution with politically charged songs about life in the hood. Corey Hawkins will play the young future Beats billionaire Dr. Dre, Jason Mitchell will play Eazy-e, and O’Shea Jackson Jr will […] »

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Meet the Starring Cast of Universal's N.W.A. Biopic, in Costume, as the Characters They'll Play + Release Date Set

18 June 2014 11:19 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

*Update: Corey Hawkins has been announced as the actor selected to play Dr Dre in the film, which obviously means that the previously-mentioned Marcus Callender is out. Universal Pictures has also set a release for the film for August 14, 2015, starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-e, directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Set It Off, The Italian Job). The drama is produced by original N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who are joined by fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright. Will Packer serves as executive producer of the film alongside Gray. My original post follows »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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