Straight Outta Compton is an upcoming semi-biographical movie that follows the founding members of the legendary rap group N.W.A. during the early years of the groups history. I wasn’t really aware of rap music/alive during NWA’s heyday so I can’t say they’re one of my favorite groups of all time, but I can definitely appreciate their story and the music they made. Straight Outta Compton looks like a very interesting film set in Southern California during the 1980’s. I have to say, the filmmakers made some excellent casting choices because the actors all look very similar to the men they portray in real life.
My favorite new comedy is back for season 2! Silicon Valley is one of the most original, well made comedies on TV right now. The show’s creator (Mike Judge) has an impressive resume in the industry, and the show features an excellent cast. TJ Miller, Kumail Nanjani, and Martin Starr are all veteran comedians who do an excellent job portraying “real” nerds in the show. It will be interesting to see how the show replaces billionaire Peter Gregory (played by the late Christopher Evan Welch). Silicon Valley is without a doubt one of the best shows on TV right now and I cannot wait for Season 2 to come out.
Beyond the Reach is an upcoming thriller featuring Michael Douglas in role that is very familiar to him, playing a wealthy CEO-type with villainous traits. Right from the start I have to say that I really like the film’s plot. It’s very different from what I’m used to seeing from the film industry nowadays and I like that. The movie reminds me a bit of the Anthony Hopkins/Alec Baldwin drama The Edge(1997) except without a killer bear. The films other main character is played by the relatively unknown Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) who looks to be a worthy adversary for Douglas in the movie.
Beyond the Reach looks imaginative, suspenseful and entertaining. I really look forward to watching this.
I’ll start off by saying that I’ve never been a big fan of the Fast & Furious movies. I enjoyed the first 2, but I don’t like how they’ve gotten progressively more exaggerated with both the movie’s plot as well as the stunts. With that being said I have seen all 6 of the previous films so that alone makes me somewhat interested in seeing the latest chapter in the Fast & Furious franchise.
Also, this movie just plain ol’ looks badass. I really hope the plot is somewhat coherent and not just a bunch of cool stunts and shots slapped together to form a movie. I like the addition of Jason Statham as the new villain, plus I’m interested to see how they dealt with Paul Walker’s death.
The addition’s of Kurt Russell, Dijimon Hounson(Blood Diamond) and Rounda Rousey are promising as well.
I haven’ really liked the past few Fast & Furious films, I hope Furious 7 is the exception.
Furious 7 is set to come out in theaters on April 3rd.