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Old 08-17-15, 09:07 PM
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

I'm willing to bet it gets some repeat watches from people all around.
After watching and talking about it, there may be things that some missed or just want to pay attention more. I wont go again but I know this is a BD purchase for sure and I know that will bring in some serious money especially if it includes a longer cut.
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

Originally Posted by Throwing Copper View Post
So this made $60 million in the opening weekend. How much do our box office experts think this movie could make during its run?

Does this have legs at all?

Sure it does. What opens this weekend? American Ultra, Sinister 2, and there was one more.
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

I will go and see it at least once more.
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I'll be seeing this on Wednesday and can't wait! It looks great from the trailers.
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Originally Posted by Throwing Copper View Post

Does this have legs at all?
Yes. It got applause at the end of my showing and an overall A Cinemascore. My prediction: $160-170mill domestic, add another $10-$20mill from overseas. So yeah, it's a big hit and we can expect more hip-hop biopics. I'm sure there'll be a casting call out soon for young actors who resemble Raekwon, the RZA, Method Man, U-God, etc.
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

I saw it again on Monday. It has been a long time since I babe seen a movie twice in the theater.
Old 08-18-15, 11:07 AM
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

Originally Posted by EctoCooler View Post
Yes. It got applause at the end of my showing and an overall A Cinemascore. My prediction: $160-170mill domestic, add another $10-$20mill from overseas. So yeah, it's a big hit and we can expect more hip-hop biopics. I'm sure there'll be a casting call out soon for young actors who resemble Raekwon, the RZA, Method Man, U-God, etc.
I'd go with a film about Ice-T and the Cop Killer controversy myself, or maybe a Public Enemy film directed by Spike Lee.

And of course we can expect Will Smith to produce his own biopic with Jaden playing him, and then the genre will reach its nadir with a movie about Vanilla Ice.
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

Don't Forget BDP. I need a film about the Teacher and when he "Set Adrift" Prince Be.
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

Just read Dee Barnes' take on the movie and was somewhat surprised-but-not to find out Dre beat up Tairrie B too. At the Grammys, yet.
Old 08-19-15, 02:21 PM
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

I saw it yesterday to a packed house, I thought it was great, it could've been 3 hours long and I don't think anyone would've minded. It was crazy how much each actor looked or sounded like who they were portraying, except for Ren.
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

Does anyone know if a longer version will be included on the bluray? I really hope so as I think it could help the problems every review has stated. Plus there are plenty of scenes in the trailers that I am pretty sure weren't in the movie.
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Hope the Dee Barnes mauling is on there as well.
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

As well as Eazy E & President Bush Sr.
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

This just made another $15 million on Monday & Tuesday combined.
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

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Does anyone know if a longer version will be included on the bluray? I really hope so as I think it could help the problems every review has stated. Plus there are plenty of scenes in the trailers that I am pretty sure weren't in the movie.
I don't remember Easy with the machine gun in the parking lot, and Giamatti telling him, " What the hell are you doing ? ", being in the movie.
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

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I don't remember Easy with the machine gun in the parking lot, and Giamatti telling him, " What the hell are you doing ? ", being in the movie.
I also recall a secene with two girls blowing smoke into each other's mouths that I did not see in the movie. I would love to see a longer version as well.
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

Originally Posted by Screwadu View Post
Just read Dee Barnes' take on the movie and was somewhat surprised-but-not to find out Dre beat up Tairrie B too. At the Grammys, yet.
Dr. Dre Apologizes to the ‘Women I’ve Hurt’: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/22/ar...hurt.html?_r=0
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Only 'cause Apple has him by the nuts.
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

Saw this tonight and overall I enjoyed it even if there were some issues. Without even knowing most of the actual history, I could tell that this thing was white washed to a degree. They also tried to cover way too much ground and I'd agree with others that the film loses quite a bit of steam in the final act. I also thought the acting was a little sub-par at times. Ice Cube's kid looks and sounds exactly like him, but absolutely does not have his dad's presence at all. Still, it was an entertaining slice of something a little different. It was nice to see a major studio film about black people that isn't just pandering to a black audience. I would like to think that this movie's success will give studios reason to be a little more diverse in their fare, but I'm sure it just means we'll get more rap biopics.

One random note...I about lost my mind in the opening scene when you see Eazy-E from behind wearing a fitted MLB hat in 1986. Fitted MLB hats did not have the MLB logo on the back until many years later. Then, to make matters worse, he turns around and the hat he's wearing is the black and white White Sox hat made famous by Dre in the Nothin But a G Thang video, which the team didn't adopt until 1991. There were other sports related costume gaffes, and as a uniform nerd it got me pretty fired up. I mean, how hard is it to take 2 seconds and research some of that stuff?
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

Originally Posted by Michael T Hudson View Post
I saw it again on Monday. It has been a long time since I babe seen a movie twice in the theater.
Are you sending a subliminal message that you saw Babe, that pig movie, twice in the theater?
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

A director's cut is being planned http://www.google.com/url?q=http://w...SavHPaII5M9gme

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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial View Post

Hell yeah!!!! Gray says he'll finishing up the director's cut on Monday. Wouldn't say how long it will be, but did say his original cut was a little over 3 hours.

I just hope it's on the first Blu Ray, and not just releasing the theatrical cut alone first and then we wait for a while for a special edition.
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

Since this is a Universal movie, I think they would do it right the first time, and include both versions of the movie. They have put out plenty of alternate cuts of their movies on home video.
Old 08-25-15, 05:12 PM
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Will we likely get this on home video sometime in November? I'm never really sure how long it takes for something to leave theaters and hit stores these days.
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Re: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA Biopic) - 2015 D: F. Gary Gray

I thought there were several problems with this movie, but being too short wasn't one of them.

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