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Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.
A coming of age comedy/drama for the post hip hop generation. Malcolm is a geek, carefully surviving life in The Bottoms, a tough neighborhood in Inglewood, CA filled with gangsters and drug dealers, while juggling his senior year of college applications, interviews and the SAT. His dream is to attend Harvard. A chance invitation to a big underground party leads Malcolm and his friends into an "only in Los Angeles" gritty adventure filled with offbeat characters and bad choices. If Malcolm can persevere, he'll go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself.
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Written by Rakim Mayers, Mario Loving, Nesbitt Wesonga Jr.
Performed by Rakim Mayers (as ASAP Rocky)
Used courtesy of ASAP Worldwide/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records
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I remember thinking this movie looked cool because of the retro 90's style to it. Although not knowing exactly what it was going to be about from the previews, it seemed interesting, fun and sort of like another "The Wood" type of movie (awesome movie by the way and I LOVED the Stacey reference, that was cool)
It started great and for the first 15-20 mins I was into it, but then it just started getting weird and complex. The story took a complete turn and not in a good direction. After about 35-40 mins I found myself completely bored and uninterested in the movie.
It started off strong and as a viewer you can kind of feel what direction a movie is going, but with "Dope" it kept going in all different directions - trying to cover a little bit of everything which didn't work and just left me feeling annoyed and bored.
It's upsetting because I had high hopes for this movie. If the writer/director just stayed on one general topic instead of trying to cover everything, it could have worked. There are ways of adding different twists and obstacles in a movie while remaining on course (Harold and Kumar, Running Scared, etc.). Unfortunately, DOPE was not one of those and failed. This really had the potential to be a "Dope" movie but instead, it was just another disappointing "coming of age" wanna be.
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