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Is James going to review "Straight Outta Compton"? 
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Post Is James going to review "Straight Outta Compton"?
I'm curious as to his thoughts on it.


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It looks like the answer is no, which I think is a shame. It seems JB has given up on reviewing the niche pictures to write his fantasy fiction. Unfortunate, because the niche films are a lot more interesting than the multiplex slop.

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Post Re: Is James going to review "Straight Outta Compton"?
This was mentioned in the competition thread, apparently the actual reason JB isn't reviewing this film is because he got sick on the day of the screening.

Hopefully he'll review it on DVD later like he did with The Help.

I think multiplex films are still pretty good, this film is one I may see on DVD.


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I want to see it, but am going to give it a couple of weeks to let the riff raff clear out.

#noracist.


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I don't usually go in for sarcasm Cru, but that made me lol this morning. PC can be fun sometimes.


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Kind of terrible on their part, yet still hilarious (they are serious about that expectation much?):

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Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:33 pm
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peng wrote:
Kind of terrible on their part, yet still hilarious (they are serious about that expectation much?):

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The film's studio actually did hire extra security for theaters showing the film, and fears about violence may not be entirely unfounded, given that someone was killed during a showing of Boyz in the Hood back when it came out.


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Post Re: Is James going to review "Straight Outta Compton"?
Yes, 24 years ago (and this one is a straight-up biopic with the racial aspect not to the forefront). I feel like if there's an incident with in theaters with similar pictures in the interim it would have been more founded. Not to mention, like the discussion for Fast & Furious films and other stuff, I find linking a film as a cause for violence and bad behaviors is really weak.


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Post Re: Is James going to review "Straight Outta Compton"?
I'm still waiting for him to review "Shaun the Sheep".

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Post Re: Is James going to review "Straight Outta Compton"?
Syd Henderson wrote:
I'm still waiting for him to review "Shaun the Sheep".


Me too! I really wish he would have reviewed it, it was such a good movie!


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Yeah, that's my favorite comedy of the year so far.


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Yes, 24 years ago (and this one is a straight-up biopic with the racial aspect not to the forefront). I feel like if there's an incident with in theaters with similar pictures in the interim it would have been more founded. Not to mention, like the discussion for Fast & Furious films and other stuff, I find linking a film as a cause for violence and bad behaviors is really weak.

I know it's weak, but given the recent theater shooting at a showing of Trainwreck, I can hardly blame the studio for wanting to prevent a similar incident with this film.


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Post Re: Is James going to review "Straight Outta Compton"?
That was actually in my mind as I was writing "in the interim", and I had a thought of relating to the profiles of two recent theater shootings. Somehow can't make it not seem sarcastic (maybe because to see the fear for Straight Outta Compton among the actual details for two recent ones feel almost inherently ridiculous to me), so I avoid in case of being too glib.


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Post Re: Is James going to review "Straight Outta Compton"?
i'll say what people in here are too afraid to say. I wasn't lying when I said I would go see it later to let the riff raff clear out. This movie won't cause people to be more violent, but a certain crowd will be first in line to see it. There are stereotypes for this crowd being rude and rowdy at movie theaters.


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Post Re: Is James going to review "Straight Outta Compton"?
Pretty sure you will always find people being rude and rowdy with any high-profile film being released. Not sure what you're trying to imply...?


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Post Re: Is James going to review "Straight Outta Compton"?
Convictions wrote:
Pretty sure you will always find people being rude and rowdy with any high-profile film being released. Not sure what you're trying to imply...?


Cru is a bigot. He's made this clear in the past. If frat boys were cheering on Leo in Wolf of Wall Street, he'd have no problem, as long as they aren't black frat boys.


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Convictions wrote:
Pretty sure you will always find people being rude and rowdy with any high-profile film being released. Not sure what you're trying to imply...?


Cru is a bigot. He's made this clear in the past. If frat boys were cheering on Leo in Wolf of Wall Street, he'd have no problem, as long as they aren't black frat boys.

Indeed, which is why i've had him on my "foes" list for quite some time, it's not just worth responding to him.


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Post Re: Is James going to review "Straight Outta Compton"?
Well, I'm off to see it.

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Post Re: Is James going to review "Straight Outta Compton"?
I saw it. It was pretty tits, though Dr. Dre was most certainly not the saint they made him out to be...guess they didn't want to show all the women's ass he kicked.

Love and Mercy was such a better portrait of a genius artist.


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Post Re: Is James going to review "Straight Outta Compton"?
Well, Dr. Dre was one of the producers of the film; it's not going to rip him apart. Nice performances by the three leads (though I sometimes had trouble telling Ice Cube and Easy-E apart). Plotting has the same problems as many biopics in that real biographies don't follow neat trajectories. Still, I was never bored and I enjoyed the music and, yes, the breasts.

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