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Contest: Ice Cube/O’Shea Jackson Jr. Universal Pictures Movie Bundle
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Den Of Thieves banner Ice Cube prize pack

Universal will be releasing Den of Thieves, the action heist starring Gerard Butler, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr., and Evan Jones, on Blu-ray and DVD​ on April 24th. In conjunction with this release, we are giving away an O’Shea Jackson/Ice Cube Universal Pictures Movie Bundle!

Enter for your chance to win a prize pack, which includes:

– 1 Blu-ray Combo Pack of Den of Thieves
– 1 Blu-ray Combo Pack of Straight Outta Compton
– 1 Blu-ray Combo Pack of Ride Along
– 1 Blu-ray Combo Pack of Ride Along 2
– 1 Blu-ray Combo Pack of Ingrid Goes West

TO ENTER: There’s just two simple steps:

(1) Subscribe* to Geeks of Doom Daily Email Digest.

(2) Fill out the entry form here below and submit. (Form is here after the jump.)

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Movie Review: Straight Outta Compton
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Straight Outta Compton
Director: F. Gary Gray
Screenwriters: Johnathan Herman, Andrea Berloffk
Cast: Corey Hawkins, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jason Mitchell, Paul Giamatti, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge
Universal Pictures
Rated R | 147 Minutes
Release Date: August 14, 2015

On the surface, many biopics based on a music artist or group will probably follow the same old Behind the Music narrative of the successes, hardships, and downfalls of said career. Of course, the subject of those episodic documentaries have had some sort of significance, but few have had as much of an impact both in the music industry and culturally as NWA.

In F. Gary Gray‘s Straight Outta Compton, we see a dramatized version of the rise and fall of the rap group whose significance resonates even 30-plus years after their first studio album of the same name. It was because of NWA’s groundbreaking music that the world learned about Compton, CA, and South Central Los Angeles. But the film also covers what went on when the music stopped, revealing that meteoric success can’t stop an inevitable disbanding.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Interviews: Cast Talks Scoring “Life Lottery,” Expectations, More
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Straight Outta Compton covers the real life story of NWA, the music group that helped bring gangster rap into the mainstream as well as put a spotlight on the injustice of law enforcement. Though the film chronicles over five years of DJ Yella, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and MC Ren’s activities as NWA from their start to their eventual disbanding in a little over two hours, it does so much more than dramatize a real-life story.

Geeks of Doom were invited to the film’s press day where we got to talk to the young cast, O’Shea Jackson Jr. – Ice Cube’s own son – who plays Ice Cube, breakout star Corey Hawkins who plays Dr. Dre, and scene stealing Jason Mitchell who plays Eazy-E. During the press conference the three talked about portraying their real-life counter parts, some of the emotional scenes, and the bonds that were created during the production of the film. Check out the full interview below, and be sure to check out our interview with Ice Cube, DJ Yella, and director F. Gary Gray if you missed it.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Interview: F. Gary Gray, Ice Cube On Bringing NWA’s Legacy To The Big Screen
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Straight Outta Compton chronicles the history of the iconic rap group NWA, and how its members helped revolutionize the music industry and influence a nation with their controversial music that was a reflection of their life in south Los Angeles. From their meteoric rise to their disbanding, the biographical film exposes the honest truth about each of the members’ dreams, ambitions, and hopes, and goes far beyond the conventional “Behind The Music”-style documentary storytelling.

We were recently invited to the film’s press day where we had an opportunity to talk to Straight Outta Compton director, F. Gary Gray, as well as two of its producers and NWA members, Ice Cube and DJ Yella, where we talked about how the project came into fruition, the auditioning process, how the cast exceeded expectations, and addressing the critics who condemned NWA’s music but are receiving praise for the film. Check out the full interview here below.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Trailer and Character Posters
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Universal has released a new trailer for G. Gary Gray‘s (Friday, The Italian Job) NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton. The film chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the iconic rap group NWA, and its members Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson Jr.), Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins), and Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell). The red band trailer premiered already, and this new trailer features more footage of the group struggling to make it big but also inspire a revolution of a silenced generation.

Hit the jump to check out the new trailer for Straight Out Of Compton.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Red Band Trailer With Ice Cube & Dr. Dre Intro
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The trailer for Straight Outta Compton, which looks to be a surefooted biopic of the incendiary and provocative Los Angeles hip hop group NWA, has been released, and like the legendary band, who are now almost steeped in mythos in the city in the contemporary age, the film also looks to be a hard punch to the senses.

Watch the red-band trailer here below, which includes an introduction by NWA’s Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, and check out the image gallery for the teaser poster and stills from the film.

Straight Outta Compton, which was also the name of NWA’s 1988 multi-platnium selling release, in which their life in essence imitated their art and vice versa, seems to be a no-apologetic look at the band, who were right in a hot bed nerve center that was Los Angeles in the late 1980s, with cities like Compton and Watts full of economic strife, crime, restlessness, and an un-abiding deep hatred for Police and Law Enforcement in general due to the lack of support for the aforementioned problems. It’s an attitude that still runs high today in the city, and in light of recent racial incidents and tragedies across the nation in the last few years, it’s also an attitude that runs high in the nation.

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Suge Knight Suspected Of Hit and Run Death Near ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Set
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Death Row Records founder Suge Knight was involved in a hit and run yesterday with two men on the set of the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, which left one man dead and the other injured, according to the LA Times.

The former rap music mogul reportedly visited the Compton, CA, film set on Thursday, January 29, 2015, where he got into an argument with two unidentified men. Filming had reportedly wrapped for the day on the F. Gary Gray-directed movie about the 1980s pioneering rap group featuring Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, both of whom are producers on the film and were reportedly not on set at the time of the incident.

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Movie Review: 22 Jump Street
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22 Jump Street movie review

22 Jump Street
Director: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Screenwriters: Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel, Rodney Rothman
Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, Nick Offerman, Rob Riggle, Dave Franco
Columbia Pictures | Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Rated R | 112 Minutes
Release Date: June 13, 2013

“Hey! Stop fuckin’ with Korean Jesus. He ain’t got time for yo problems! He’s busy… with Korean shit!” – Ice Cube, 21 Jump Street

Back in 2008, when Columbia Pictures announced they were developing a film adaptation of 21 Jump Street, I was wracked with cynicism. “Really?” I asked incredulously. “Because Starsky & Hutch and Bewitched did so well?” My cynical nerd-brain jumped immediately to the place it so often does these days, “Just what we need, another reboot that no one asked for!”

I was pleasantly surprised, however, to discover that this revamp wasn’t a gritty, self-serious take like Michael Mann’s Miami Vice, but rather an uproarious action-comedy by the directing duo of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. And I certainly wasn’t expecting 21 Jump Street to be such a smart, self-reflexive satire of ’80s buddy cop flicks and teen movie tropes.

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’22 Jump Street’ Red Band Trailer Arrives; Offers Just As Much Fun As The Original
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22 Jump Street With Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill

When the 21 Jump Street reboot / relaunch / remake I don’t think anyone expected to enjoy it as much as they did, but thanks to some incredibly witty writing (including some very meta commentary on remaking movies) and some great performances the movie found a very receptive audience.

Now, the upcoming sequel 22 Jump Street has a new trailer out which promises more of the same laughs as Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill reprise their undercover cop roles, this time in college, and more commentary on movie sequels in general and even the first film courtesy of Nick Offerman’s opening lines.

Check out the NSFW red band trailer for 22 Jump Street below, which opens in theaters June 13th, 2014.

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Watch Now: 5-Minute ’21 Jump Street’ Red Band Trailer
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21 Jump Street

I initially found it disappointing that Jonah Hill was using his well-earned celebrity clout to mount a big-screen 21 Jump Street movie, even though the actor was insisting it would be funny and violent. I got even less interested when Channing Tatum, the moderately talented human two-by-four from the Step Up movies and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, signed on to be Hill’s co-star. The trend of reviving outdated television series as outsized comedy flicks, kicked off in 1987 with Dragnet, has never caught on as an actual trend and the original 21 Jump Street show was not something I was a fan of anyway.

Then the first trailer for the movie hit and I found it really funny. Now, there’s a newer, longer, and more profane 21 Jump Street trailer for you to laugh your ass all the way through.

You can watch the red band clip here below, but be advised: there’s a ton of swearing in it.

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