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straight-outta-compton--Long-Sleeve-ShirtsYesterday I ventured to the movie theaters to see a film that I had been waiting for someone to make for a very long time. It had been a while since I did a Based On A Truesday (play on the words True and Tuesday) Story post and I figured Straight Outta Compton was the perfect piece to return with. The film is about the rise and fall of one of the greatest hip groups in the world in N.W.A. It was the group that featured the greatest rappers Compton had to offer at the time in Dr. Dre (played by Corey Hawkins), Ice Cube (played by O’Shea Jackson Jr.), Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell) DJ Yella (Neil Brown Jr.), and MC Ren (played by Aldis Hodge). The group changed the way rap was done back int he late 80’s to ealry 90’s and the film chronicles their struggle to put Compton on the map to their rise to fame and eventual downfall. The film also stars Paul Giamatti (American Splendor) as Jerry Heller, Marlon Yates Jr. as The Doc, R. Marcos Taylor (Dead Man Down) as Suge Knight, Keith Stanfield (The Purge: Anarchy) as Snoop Dogg, Carra Patterson (Why Did I Get Married Too) as Tomica Wright, Marcc Rose as Tupac, Mark Sherman as Jimmy Iovine, and the film was directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday).

watch-straight-outta-compton-n-w-a-biopic-movie-red-band-trailer-videoThis has to be by far the movie of the year or at least one of the greatest biopics ever made on the history of this earth. I literally had goosebumps while I was watching the film remembering the rise of rap.Hip Hop and what a beautiful thing it was to watch. I think every guy did a good job playing the role they were given especially Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr. who was given the role of a lifetime. The only complaint that I have about the film is the fact that they diminished MC Ren’s role in all of this like he wasn’t that important of a person in the group. I feel like MC Ren had more of a role in the beginnings of the group, but his role in the film is minimal at best. I get it hat the most important ones out of all of them were Dre, Eazy, and Ice Cube who all enjoyed major success in life. The one thing the film reminds you is how sad it was that we never had the N.W.A. reunion that we all deserved as it was about to be set up until Eazy-E passed away. Everyone from top to bottom did an amazing job in this film as it felt so real and you almost felt like you wee there at the exact moment in time that it was happening. I did want to also mention that R. Marcos Taylor did an amazing job capturing who Suge Knight was and I don’t know who Marcc Rose is, but will someone sign him up for a Tupac biopic already cause it was scary how much he looked like Tupac. This film deserves to be an Oscar contender and if it’s not then we all know the Academy had no idea what there jobs are. I am going to give the film an A+ for a final grade because it kicked so much butt it kicked ass.

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not of thisRoger Corman is considered a master of b-horror as well as many other types of films because the man has produced over 400 films in his lifetime including this 1988 remake of the 1957 that was directed by Corman. This version was directed by Jim Wynorski and it stars the very sexy Traci Lords as Nadine Story, a nurse that has been asked to give a strange man blood transfusions at his house. Mr. Johnson (Arthur Roberts) is an alien from another planet that has come here to steal blood from humans like a vampire. With his special mental powers, Johnson is able to convince Dr. Rochelle (Ace Mask) to allow him to have these transfusions without any questions asked. Johnson’s planet is slowly dying and they need a new supply of blood and Earth is the new place to get it. The film also stars Kelli Maroney (Fast Times At Ridgemont High), Roxanne Kernohan (Critters 2),  Lenny Juliano (Commando), and Roger Lodge (Why Did I Get Married Too).

TracilordsThe film is so campy that it’s not even funny and some of the acting is just so cheesy. If you like movies with plenty of nudity, then this is surely the film for you because not only do you get to see Traci Lords naked (A couple of times), but much more. The scene with the hookers was kind of funny until he takes his sunglasses off and sucks the soul right out of your body. The beginning intro with the opening credits was real cheesy as they show you footage from other movies with aliens whose mouths look like vagina’s, etc. It’s not a very long movie and Traci Lords definitely adds a comedic twist to the film as she was clearly the MVP of the film. On a scale of 1 being close to an A-List film and 5 being the cheesiest film of all time, I am giving this film a 4. Remember that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a bad grade because the film was fun to watch.

Mr. Johnson Needs Your Soul

Mr. Johnson Needs Your Soul

 

 

 

 

 

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