Tag Archive for 'F. Gary Gray'

No ‘F8te’ But What We Make ‘Furious’ (Movie Review)

Franchise evolution is what keeps gas in the tank for a blockbuster film series. Superhero movies can ideally rely on a diverse set of characters that lend themselves to other subgenres, while James Bond generally works with what’s most popular in action cinema. Fast & Furious, a franchise I’ve unabashedly enjoyed and stuck by during the […]


The Fate of the Furious IS SERIOUS F-U-N! (Movie Review)

As I sit down to work on this movie review prior to seeing the actual movie itself I think to myself what a wonderful world.  LOL.  I am kidding.  I ponder about what they can do in this outing that hasn’t been done in the previous seven ones.  While watching the trailers for The Fate […]


Straight Outta Compton: Unrated Director’s Cut (Blu-ray Review)

This is a weird segue into this Blu-ray review and I completely understand that, but rest assured it serves a point.  Just mere weeks ago I was having a Skype meeting with some of the newer faces around here at WSB, Wes, Jerad, Shohan, Bron and Jordan, and I was kind of telling them about […]


Straight Outta Compton Gets Dated on Blu-ray w/ Unrated Director’s Cut

This news has me doing cartwheels as this is one of my favorite films of 2015.  It took me by surprise how much I loved it!  So here’s the deal.  Follow the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. as they forge their anger and inner-city frustrations into the most potent weapon imaginable: their music.  In Straight Outta […]


‘Straight Outta Compton’ Is Dope (Movie Review)

For the first time in a very long time I’m honestly not even sure where to start with this review.  I really never had any interest in the hip hop, rap musical group NWA even though I grew up with them during their rise and as a result, many controversies.  I always thought their music […]


STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON – Red Band Trailer w/ Intro from Dr. Dre & Ice Cube

I see a lot of promise here.  Straight Outta Compton reunites Ice Cube and director F. Gary Gray (Friday!) for a film that chronicles the early lives of Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, once known together as N.W.A. I am not usually one to check out red-band trailers (they tend to give away the goods, […]