Tag: Straight Outta Compton

Race: Inspirational biopic runs around in circles

There’s a terrific film out there somewhere about African-American sprinter Jesse Owens, who overcame racial prejudice in both America and Nazi Germany on his way to Olympic gold. Owens, a pioneer in the world of track and field as much for his courage and perseverance off the track as his athletic accomplishments, is a more than worthy candidate to be honored with a feature … Read More Race: Inspirational biopic runs around in circles

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Academy Awards Preview: Picks to win and a shoutout to the boys at Filmventure

Most years, picking Academy Award winners can be pretty straightforward. There’s a movie that’s heads and tails above the rest and you can hit a pretty high percentage of correct predictions by picking that movie as the winner in every category it’s eligible in. You’re not going to hit them all, but that’s okay. 2015 isn’t one of those years because instead of one … Read More Academy Awards Preview: Picks to win and a shoutout to the boys at Filmventure

Straight Outta Compton: Rap supergroup featured in new biopic

Hollywood has struggled in recent years with developing a broad appeal for its critically popular staple of biographical films, dubbed “biopics,” despite large portions of accolades being heaped upon the genre which brought us Eddie Redmayne’s Oscar-winning portrayal of Stephen Hawking in the little seen “Theory of Everything.” For every Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood helmed “American Sniper,” there’s at least a half dozen … Read More Straight Outta Compton: Rap supergroup featured in new biopic