Straight Outta Compton

MTV unveils the first round of presenters for 2016 MTV Movie Awards!

March 24, 2016

On Tuesday, MTV announced the first round of presenters for this year’s MTV Movie Awards. The presenters announced for the first round are Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain from The Huntsmen: Winter’s War, Seth Rogen and Zac Efron from Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Olivia Munn from X-Men: Apocalypse and supermodel Gigi Hadid.  In case you missed it, this year the MTV […]

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MTV reveals nominations for 25th Annual MTV Movie Awards with Star Wars: The Force Awakens receiving 11 nominations

March 10, 2016

Yesterday MTV revealed the nominees for this year’s MTV Movie Awards. Being its 25th year, this will be an opportunity for fans to celebrate and recognise blockbuster movies which have received critical acclaim. Titles such as Avengers: Age of Ultron, Creed, Deadpool, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Straight Outta Compton have been nominated for ‘Movie of […]

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DVD Review: Straight Outta Compton (MA15+) (USA, 2015)

February 15, 2016

N.W.A have, is, and always will be integral to hip hop and it’s status as one of the most unique, and accessible, forms of self-expression in music. Birthed in the excessively rough neighbourhood of Compton, California, the group became a reference point for hip hop as a channel through which youth can make sense of […]

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Charlize Theron rumoured as the next villain of Fast 8

February 11, 2016

Fast and Furious fans, you may wanna keep a watch on this one! It’s been circling around the internet that Universal have offered Charlize Theron to play the new villain of the next Fast and Furious movie. Although negotiations have been made unclear, it’s been said that the studio are eager to add Theron to […]

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Australia’s Miranda Otto and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton) will star in 24 reboot

January 28, 2016

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer would not be the main character of 24′s reboot. However, it has been announced that Straight Outta Compton’s  Corey Hawkins, will be undertaking the main role for the 12-episode series. Hawkins will be playing Eric Carter, a war veteran returning to the US with challenges that will […]

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The Iris Interview: O’Shea Jackson Jr talks Straight Outta Compton, Oscars, career goals & more

January 27, 2016

O’Shea Jackson Jr. is following in his father’s footsteps alright. His dad, better known as Ice Cube, hit the acting scene hard in 1991 (the year O’Shea Jr was born) with Boyz n the Hood, an in-depth drama about South Central L.A that remains one of the most highly praised films about African-American youth ever […]

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Win a copy of Straight Outta Compton on DVD

January 9, 2016

One of the 2015’s biggest cinema success stories is Straight Outta Compton, the biopic that tracks the beginnings and progress of the world’s most notorious hip-hop group N.W.A. Rife with racial tension, inner city frustration, and self-expression, the film has gone on to become a commercial and critical triumph, dominating both the box office and […]

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The Strength of Street Knowledge: Our favourite ‘Hood Films’ of all time

September 10, 2015

Brimming with crucial social and political issues, the canvas of the ‘hood film’ has provided film directors with a vast array of meaning for decades, ever since Colors and Do the Right Thing were released to critical acclaim in the 1980s. Almost always bleak, the ‘hood film’, which predominantly deals with African-American and Hispanic-American populated […]

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Exclusive Interview: O’Shea Jackson, Jr talks portraying his father in Straight Outta Compton

September 3, 2015

Straight Outta Compton is fresh of a huge three-week dominance in the U.S Box Office, holding onto the number 1 position despite some strong competition. The N.W.A biopic, which currently has a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, has finally made it’s way down to Australia and at the Sydney premiere we caught up with O’Shea […]

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Exclusive Interview: Ice Cube on the success of Straight Outta Compton and new music

September 3, 2015

At the Sydney red carpet premiere for N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton we talked to legendary emcee Ice Cube about the film’s success, the timeline of the plot, and find out if filming has inspired him, in a similar way to Dr Dre, to release new music. Having put his 10th studio album, Everythang’s Corrupt […]

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Film Review: Straight Outta Compton (USA, 2015)

September 2, 2015

N.W.A have, is, and always will be integral to hip hop and it’s status as one of the most unique, and accessible, forms of self-expression in music. Birthed in the excessively rough neighbourhood of Compton, California, the group became a reference point for hip hop as a channel through which youth can make sense of […]

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A follow up to Straight Outta Compton already in the works; will follow Snoop Dogg and 2Pac

August 21, 2015

West Coast legend Daz Dillinger recently confirmed to TMZ that the world will be seeing a “sequel” (or sorts) to Straight Outta Compton sooner rather than later, with work already kicking off for biopic that will continue into the early 90s through Snoop Dogg, 2Pac and the infamous Death Row Records. UPDATE (23/08/15): Universal and […]

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Most Memorable Movie Bromances

August 6, 2015

Today, Sony announced 16 films set to be released in the near future, including the sequels Bad Boys 3 and 4. It’s been 20 years since Will Smith and Martin Lawrence graced the big screen as a budding bromance duo fighting crime. With the release of Straight Outta Compton in September we’ve decided to compile some of the […]

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Ice Cube and Son, O’Shea Jackson Jr. Heading to Australia for Release of Straight Outta Compton

August 6, 2015

Universal Pictures just announced that Ice Cube and O’Shea Jackson Jr. will be heading to Sydney in September in support of one of the hottest films of 2015 – Straight Outta Compton. Joining them is visionary director of the film F. Gary Gray  (Friday, The Italian Job). All three will be attending the Australian Premiere in Sydney on Tuesday 1st September. Straight Outta Compton  follows the true […]

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Universal Pictures unleash intense new trailer for N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton

April 2, 2015

“Our art is a reflection of our reality”. Universal Pictures upcoming biopic for notorious hip hop group N.W.A is edging closer and closer, and with it comes more insight into what kind of film we will be seeing come August. The group have been forever etched into the halls of music history with not only […]

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Ice Cube and Dr Dre introduce the official trailer for Straight Outta Compton

February 10, 2015

Dr Dre and Ice Cube are rolling through Compton in the introduction to the official red band trailer for biopic Straight Outta Compton. Reminiscing on the highly influential and controversial hip hop group, they visit the likes of Game and Kendrick Lamar and talk about the impact they made back when they released their classic […]

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Ice Cube debuts trailer for Straight Outta Compton at Sydney concert

December 7, 2014

This past week saw legendary West Coast emcee Ice Cube return to Sydney on his current Australian tour for the first of two shows at the famed Enmore Theatre. Fans were not only treated to a set list of some of Cube’s best tracks, but they also became some of the first in the world […]

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