anonymous asked:

did you see Straight Outta Compton yet? What do you think of the movie?

Originally posted by disquettesdemec

No, I have not seen it. And I have no plans to see it. What do I think about it?  This will not be a popular answer, lol. 

Straight Outta Compton got great reviews, and I assume it’s very well acted, directed, and very entertaining. I’m sure most people who watch it will really enjoy it. Just understand that the film is FICTION. It’s the Dr. Dre and Ice Cube fantasy version of events. It’s ‘based on a true story’ the same way that Zero Dark Thirty is ‘based on a true story’, lol.

The incredible mainstream push (think about how many ads you saw for it) that made it the #1 movie and helped it gross crazy amounts of money is also highly suspect. Where was that for ‘Selma’ or ‘12 Years a Slave’ or ‘Fruitvale Station’, all incredible and powerful films? Or how about ‘Get On Up’, the highly-entertaining James Brown biopic? When has white corporate America given the kind of sponsorship and media attention to a black film like it has for Straight Outta Compton? Highly unusual.

While I still love old-school Cube and Dre’s music, they are two of the biggest corporate sell-outs in Hip-Hop, and the movie is mostly fiction. The real story of N.W.A., of Ice Cube & Dr. Dre, Eazy E and the rest, is nothing like the one you’re seeing on screen. Sorry. I just can’t buy into bullshit, no matter how well it’s produced and marketed.


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i’m p excited about the movies we’re gonna watch in my film studies class

like yesterday we watched citizen kane (it was okay but i’d never seen it before and now i can say i have)

there are several movies on the syllabus i’ve seen (inglorious basterds, virgin suicides, pan’s labyrinth, the royal tenenbaums, lost in translation, and reservoir dogs) but a bunch i haven’t (let the right one in, the godfather, un chien andalou, fruitvale station, apocalypse now, notorious, a touch of evil)

literally the only movie that i’m not excited to see is the hurt locker (it’s the last movie we’re gonna watch so like maybe i can skip that day if possible)

anonymous asked:

I'm a black male, and I just finished watching fruitvale station and I'm paranoid as shit that I'm gonna get shot by these cops like real talk omg

I know how you feel, it’s okay, just be careful..please your life matters. ❤️