Screen Junkies » nwa http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:30:49 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 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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Ice Cube Returning To Thug Life In FX Vigilante Series, Will Presumably Use His AK http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/ice-cube-returning-to-thug-life-in-fx-vigilante-series-will-presumably-use-his-ak/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/ice-cube-returning-to-thug-life-in-fx-vigilante-series-will-presumably-use-his-ak/#comments Mon, 12 Dec 2011 22:02:43 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=239485 In the pilot episode, he performs a home invasion on those kids from 'Are We There Yet?'

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Ice Cube will return to being his crazy motherf*cker self on FX, starring in the upcoming Eye for an Eye. Cube will play a paramedic, who, having seen his fill of violence and injustice begins meeting out his own punishments to criminals. As time passes, he finds himself enjoying his vigilante lifestyle, to the detriment of his personal life and ethical code. So it’s like Dexter, but with Ice Cube. It’s like someone is producing my dreams.

The project is in its infancy, as his production company, the awesomely named Cube Vision, is currently looking for a writer to pen the pilot.

Ice Cube has never worked in TV before, unless you count his role as executive producer on TBSAre We There Yet?, which I don’t.

I’m genuinely excited about this project for a number of reasons. First off, it’s great to Ice Cube not be a total pussy about things for the first time in almost a decade. Secondly, the premise is such that even if the quality isn’t stellar, it could still be very entertaining. Third and thirdmostly, FX has done a great job with its dramas, so I feel that point number two could be moot.

Crack some skulls, Cube.

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7 ‘Glee’ Tributes We’d Like To See http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/7-glee-tributes-wed-like-to-see/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/7-glee-tributes-wed-like-to-see/#comments Wed, 07 Dec 2011 17:11:01 +0000 Nicholas Pell http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=239027 Enough with the shitty bands.

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So apparently Glee is paying tribute to Michael Jackson. We couldn’t be more excited. You see, we’re big fans of Glee around these parts. We just can’t get enough of that feel-good musical dramedy with all the highs and lows of real life encapsulated into a single hour.

Is the snark being laid on heavy enough here, or are we leaving room for ambiguity? Please let us know so we can get it right next time. Anyway, Glee is doing a tribute to late pop singer and noted child enthusiast Michael Jackson. Here’s our own list of people we hope get the Glee tribute treatment soon.

Slayer

Slayer pretty much invented music, so we’re a little confused about why Glee has’t paid tribute to the masters of thrash yet. We’re thinking they should do an extra-special, two-hour episode of Glee where the gang sings the entirety of Seasons in the Abyss and South Of Heaven. Maybe they can mix it up and throw in some At The Gates and Cannibal Corpse tunes while they’re at it? We’re just making a suggestion here. We’re not married to the idea.

NWA

NWA were, along with Slayer, the driving force behind the invention of modern music. Those of you not old enough to remember won’t recall the days when every song in existence was recorded by Pat Boone fronting the Lawrence Welk Orchestra. NWA changed all that. Fronted by a dwarf from Compton, NWA featured Ice Cube back when he was into jheri curls, the LA Raiders and saying “f*ck the police.” You younger readers now know Ice Cube as the conductor at Shining Time Station and the star of a host of Disney movies. We think the Glee gang can do a great version of “I Ain’t The One” and “She Swallowed It.”

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