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    Straight Outta Compton (2015)

    Red band trailer, with intro from Cube and Dre



    Looks like an interesting film

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    LOVE the album and this looks awesome. I'm so going to see this.

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    Ive been waiting for this for a long time. My favorite band ever.

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    Will be watching this!!

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    Ice Cube's son portrays him in the film when this all started..looks amazing!

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    Movie looks good as this group was with me through my younger years in grade school and onto the beginning of high school. It reminds me though of other flicks back in that same time period like New Jack City, Menace 2 Society and Juice where there was violence erupting at the showings. Certainly hope that isn't the case with this flick.

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    I'm pure rock and metal and have always found rap music an interesting art form but for the most part it relied on "borrowing" from music/riffs already out there to push their lyric.

    N.W.A. was something completely different and special. Mind blowing explosiveness in every aspect of their craft. Compelling music and an absolutely brutal reality intelligently delivered thru thoughtful writing and a real feel for their way of life in an environment not well understood by many in this country. I raise my glass and toast to these fuckin' guys for doing it right and this film I welcome with open arms...can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koolmike View Post
    "borrowing" from music/riffs already out there to push their lyric.
    sampling! I love this form of "beat making" there is a whole documentary defending this art form! oviously people are easy to jump on the it's "stealing and not original" wagon. Not true....there are many forms of sampling...simple loop where you know exactly what song it came from..usually you have to get the original bands OK in order to do this unless it is under 4seconds long. Or I could take a Black Sabbath loop. Slice that loop up into 16 small "stabs" and mess with it's tempo and or pitch until you would not recognize it and in turn make a new sound.

    Sampling is a lot of fun! I love old school hip hop so you know I am DEF going to see this one!!!

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    I actually kinda want to go and check this out think it's out in April.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishG3nt View Post
    Or I could take a Black Sabbath loop. Slice that loop up into 16 small "stabs" and mess with it's tempo and or pitch until you would not recognize it and in turn make a new sound.

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    I wonder why Lil' E is not playing Eazy.

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    I believe there is still animosity between the surviving members and Lil' E... also you saw the Game hada cameo, Game and Lil'E hate each other.

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    Looks pretty good actually. Doubt I'll go pay to see it, but definitely a downloader

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    I saw the trailer over the weekend. Looks good, but won't pay to see it in theaters.

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    Looks like an awesome movie directed mostly toward those late 80's early 90's kids like me that grew up listening to this music. One fictional aspect that I noticed in the trailer though is a red and black bandanas crossed together. Anybody that knows about bloods and crips policies knows that could never happen in real life.
    Other than that, if the time is right and the I could watch it with the right people, then I can make a weekend out of it.

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    Straight Outta Lo-Cash...sorry wrong movie.

    With a raging 103 fever accompanying a no nonsense sinus infection nothing was keeping me from going to this screening for the press. I noticed reviews starting to trickle in last week but I ignored them and did not read one word, this was a movie I wanted my focus to be on 100% with nothing to sway how I felt. NWA was such a huge part of me growing up and moving from grade school into high school a movie dedicated to show a side of them we have only just assumed and read about demanded my full attention. Many parts (and firsts) of my life happened with this music in the background...thus my review of Straight Outta Compton...

    The movie starts out a bit questionable for me as we are witnessing Eazy-E getting caught up in a full on SWAT raid on a place he is selling drugs. A chase ensues in which Eazy ends up running across and jumping from rooftop to rooftop to get away. It's a great action piece filmed wonderfully but I thought we were getting an NWA biopic? Now I don't doubt something of this nature may have taken place but if I did not know I was watching a movie about NWA this would have fit right in with as an action scene from a Fast and Furious flick. It is that ridiculous.

    After this the movie settles down quickly and becomes more of what I was expecting, which makes the opening stand out of place much more. I then found myself in that comfort zone I was hoping for as I watched the introduction of each group member unfold and essentially form what we know them as NWA.

    This is where nostalgia began to take over and I found myself flashing back to points back in the day where all of this was so prevalent. The film mainly focuses on Eazy, Cube, and Dre...Ren and Yella at times feel as though they are just along for the ride as we are in the audience. Granted they are not the prominent members of the group but the movie makes them feel tacked on not only for the film but the group as well.

    The movie absolutely shines during the concert scenes but even more so in the studio recording sessions when they are all hanging out and truly having a good time. The chemistry shown here is one of a family and it amplifies some of the anger in their lyrics much more. Back when I was a young delinquent listening to their music it came off as just a ploy to be over the top as a shtick, this shows it truly is not the case. These are the best parts of the movie by far and when this portion comes to an end the movie suffers from some major pacing issues.

    Before I touch upon the pacing, I have to say although Giamatti is outstanding he is written in as the token "white devil" although he does nothing drastically intentional to do the group harm. He is more of a slinky weasel taking advantage of the group here and there for his own benefit. It is a role we have seen countless times before but this is where that opening comes in to play again. It makes me wonder how much of his character is true to the part or made up for the Hollywood of it all. The thing here though is he is an integral part of NWA and not just a quick action sequence so there is more at stake.

    The pacing issues start when it starts paying homage or nodding towards everything NWA created. All their separate career paths, record labels, copy cats, groups they influenced, talent they found becomes extremely drawn out and kind of unnecessary. This is where the movie actually feels the two and a half hours run time it actually is...and then some. There is no doubt this movie could have been at least a half hour shorter in length.

    As a trip down memory lane the movie is brilliant. If you grew up with NWA and listened to their music religiously like I did, I'm talking smile from ear to ear goosebumps on your arms brilliant. At the same time if you are a movie buff (like most of us here are) you can't help but feel a little disappointed at times. But when then you have NWA on screen, in concert...music blasting in stadium thumping, state of the art theater sound system you don't care for a few minutes. You will find yourself nodding to the beats and mouthing the lyrics just like you always have. Not saying I did that though. OK, fuck yeah I did that!

    The ending credits are special and tie up this homage perfectly. I have to say homage instead of biopic because I feel the movie took way to many liberties. Nothing wrong with that but it is not what I was expecting. But yeah, outside of a shameless Beats by Dre plug during the ending credits they are special.

    Biased score 9/10
    Realistic score for this as a movie 7/10. The middle portion really drags it down...it's simply to long for no good reason.

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