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Straight Outta Compton – Mostly The Straight $#!+!

Straight Outta Compton - Slow Walk

F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton is a pretty straightforward recounting of the rising of hardcore rappers N.W.A. – and their almost equally speedy disintegration. It also whitewashes an important aspect of the group’s life in the early days – the over the top misogyny – while being very open about a member’s death from AIDS-related health issues.

Even with its omissions, it’s a powerful statement about the perils of becoming too big too quickly and not paying attention to details – while being scarily relevant to race-based problems that are still ongoing. Even someone as far out of the targeted demographics as I am, can see and feel all of that.

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Ridiculous Trailer: Ride Along 2

Ride Along

After Ride Along racked up some impressive numbers over its first weekend, Universal Pictures was quick to greenlight a sequel – and, it seems, everyone involved was quick to get production rolling.

Ride Along 2 has its first trailer and it is every bit as off-the-wall ridiculous as anything we saw in the first movie – which is good, because Ride Along might not have been genius, but it was a lot of fun. Follow the jump to watch as the Brothers-In-Law meet some heavy duty crazy in Miami.

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Inside Look: Crimson Peak!

CrimsonPeak - Mia Wasikowska

Tom Hiddleston refers to Guillermo Del Toro as  ‘the primary interpreter of gothic romance in contemporary cinema’ in a new featurette on Del Toro’s Crimson Peak.

Check it out following the jump. Crimson Peak premieres on

Crimson Peak – Featurette: “A Look Inside”
In Theaters This October

When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place ?lled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak.

From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro comes a supernatural mystery starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam.

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures & Legendary Pictures

Trainwreck – Funny Woman; Funny Movie!

Trainwreck - Amy & Nikki

Amy is a hardworking, hard drinking, hard playing woman. If she wasn’t a woman, she could be any of a thousand guys we’ve seen before in movies and on TV – that’s what makes Trainwreck so much fun.

Written by and starring Amy Schumer, and directed by Judd Apatow, Trainwreck carries the raunch-with-heart stamp that we know from Apatow’s past films – and Schumer’s insanely funny TV series, Inside Amy Schumer.

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She’s Leaving Home In Flames Trailer: Sisters!

The Nest

Universal is kicking much @$$ at the box office this year and may be keeping that trend alive with the raunch-with-heart- Sister, starring Amy Poehler and Tina Fey as sisters who decide to have a blowout party before their parents sell their childhood home.

The first trailer for Sisters is one of those green band trailers that is so close to the edge that you don’t really even need the red band trailer to know exactly what it’s going to be. Check it out after the jump. Sisters opens on December 18th.

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Genius Trailer: Steve Jobs!

Steve Jobs - Fassbender-Rogen 2

It looks like we’re getting the warts-and-all Steve Jobs biopic that we didn’t get last time – courtesy of writer Aaron Sorkin and director Danny Boyle.

Starring Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Kate Winselt and Jeff Daniels, Steve Jobs is a look behind the scenes at three iconic moments in Jobs’ career – and pivotal launches in Apple’s history.

Check out the trailer after the jump. Steve Jobs enters on October 9th.

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Jurassic World Has All the DNA of a Summer Hit!

Jurassic World

Jurassic World is as solid a summer blockbuster as you could ask for – it’s smart (but not too smart), flashy (maybe a hair too flashy) and filled with great visual effects that never (quite) overwhelm its basically decent heart.

It has an old-fashioned hero, kids in peril, a heroine who goes from stick in the mud to tuchus-kicker, an amoral scientist, an incredibly mercenary would-be visionary and… DINOSAURS!

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A Stroll Through The Woods Trailer: Jurassic World!


As the anticipation mounts for Jurassic World, Universal Pictures has posted a new featurette – A Look Inside – featuring comments from Steven Spielberg, Chris Pratt and more.

Check it out after the jump. Jurassic World premieres on June 12th.

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