Rapper Eazy-E would have turned 52 this week (Sept. 7), but his life was cut short in 1995 after his battle with HIV.
I would recommend seeing Straight Outta Compton. I hope the producers recognize their obligation to the community that is making it such a success. The movie has a lotta heart. Now Cube, Dre, and F. Gary Gray, please show that heart to Compton.
Of the core trio of actors, all three deliver. While's O'Shea Jackson Jr.'s relative newness to acting is evident at times, he has an undeniable screen presence that, coupled with his uncanny resemblance to his pop, manages to do a lot of the lifting.
I saw Straight Outta Compton on opening day. Here are 10 things I learned:
This is a movie that should appeal to a limited audience, but it is presented with such skill and with such compassion and heart that it should draw in huge numbers of persons wanting to see a real work of art.
Esta semana les traemos dos géneros muy diferentes. Para grandes y para chicos también.
They told the truth and didn't give a damn about FBI threats.
Straight Outta Compton isn't some chump change indie movie about the rap group NWA. Nor is it a should-have-gone-straight-to-DVD after-thought about hip-hop culture. This is an Oscar-caliber film. This movie is a monster. It's big!