Screen Junkies » F. Gary Gray http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:27:19 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 Eazy-E And Dr. Dre Actors Cast In N.W.A. Biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/eazy-e-and-dr-dre-actors-cast-in-n-w-a-biopic-straight-outta-compton/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/eazy-e-and-dr-dre-actors-cast-in-n-w-a-biopic-straight-outta-compton/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:36:47 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=262280 I mean, was there any chance it wasn't going to be titled 'Straight Outta Compton'?

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In case you thought there was going to be an N.W.A biopic without Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, you can exhale. They will be in it, and those roles have been cast. Otherewise, it wold just be Ren and Cube sittin’ around, talkin’.

Marcus Callender is a classically trained Shakespearean actor (really) and will be signing on for the part of Dr. Dre. Jason Mitchell took a more circuitous route to get into the film. Mitchell works in a kitchen, has no acting experience, and reportedly went to an open call and just killed the audition. Joking aside, that’s a pretty interesting dichotomy between the two.

We’ll see what kind of results it yields in F. Gary Gray‘s long-simmering film.

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F. Gary Gray To Show You ‘The Last Days Of American Crime’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/f-gary-gray-to-show-you-the-last-days-of-american-crime/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/f-gary-gray-to-show-you-the-last-days-of-american-crime/#comments Mon, 09 May 2011 16:30:14 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=211097 It's got Sam Worthington and it's set in the future!

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You might remember reading a mention or two of a movie set to star Sam Worthington called The Last Days of American Crime. Contrary to what the title might suggest, it’s not a docudrama about those halcyon days when gangsters had respect for women or something – it’s a science fiction story about a future where the US government institutes technology that wipes out all human impulse to commit any kind of criminal behavior. Worthington and his gang of pals decide to pull of one last heist before the technology is activated (note to the government: If you ever actually develop technology of this kind, don’t publicize the exact date of when it goes into effect).

Anyway, the movie now has a director in F. Gary Gray, whose work includes Friday, The Negotiator, and most recently Law Abiding Citizen. We’ll see if this mostly action-oriented director can make a movie that lives up to its interesting premise. (Deadline)

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Director Shortlist For ‘G.I Joe 2′ Induces Indifference, Yawns http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/director-shortlist-for-g-i-joe-2-induces-indifference-yawns/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/director-shortlist-for-g-i-joe-2-induces-indifference-yawns/#comments Fri, 11 Feb 2011 18:38:48 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26400 The idea of a 'G.I Joe' sequel smacks of film making as a numbers game, and the search for a director isn't helping, as Paramount is batting around 3 different but equally middling talents for the job.

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Do we really need a sequel to 2009′s G.I Joe? Box office receipts aside, did anyone come away from that movie with any real satisfaction? The whole thing smacks of film making as a numbers game, and the search for a sequel director isn’t helping, as Paramount is batting around 3 different but equally middling talents for the job. Jon Chu (Step Up 2, 3),  Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown), and F. Gary Gray (Law Abiding Citizen) are all being considered.

Honestly though, who cares? And that’s not even a snarky, sarcastic blogger question. I really want to talk to someone who cares passionately about either G.I Joe getting a sequel, or any of these three directors. Okay, I will personally admit that I have a soft spot in my heart for Step Up 2 The Streets. I like movies about break-dancing and I saw it on Valentines Day 2008 with my ex girlfriend, okay? There, I said it. Does that mean I want to see G.I Joe pop and lock all over Cobra Commander’s shiny face mask? Yes? Did I just accidentally endorse Jon Chu as the lesser of 3 evils because he knows how to shoot people dancing? Fine. Congrats to everyone! Enjoy your paychecks! We’ll be enjoying the fruits of your labor on coast-to-coast flights, and on HBO at 3 am sometime in the near future. (The Playlist)

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