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Straight Outta Compton

Straight-Outta-Compton-final-posterDirector: F. Gary Gray

Writers: Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff

Cast: Jason Mitchell, O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Corey Hawkins, Paul Giamatti, R. Marcos Taylor

Cert: 15

Running time: 147mins

Year: 2015

The lowdown: Energetic and self-aggrandising, the story of legendary rap outfit N.W.A arrives with all the posturing and anger befitting the group who lit a fire under 1980s pop culture. Following the standard rags-to-riches biopic plotline, the police discrimination and re-enactments of the post-Rodney King LA riots nonetheless pack a 9mm punch due to their on-going relevance. But, for characters this larger-than-life a warts n’ all telling of their story would have been spicier than merely printing the legend.

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The full verdict: With Ice Cube, Dr...

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22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street - Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill - posterDirectors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Writers: Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel, Rodney Rothman

Cast: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens, Rob Riggle, Nick Offerman

Cert: 15

Running time: 112mins

Year: 2014

The lowdown: Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill return as Jenko and Schmidt, graduating to college after successfully busting high school back in 21 Jump Street. That film was 2012’s biggest surprise, so we’re happy to report the sequel earns 1st Class Honours in dumb, undisciplined, but smart n’ savvy, rude n’ lewd hilarity. It’s proudly the same as before, but with added bromance, soul-searching, frat houses and football. And a bigger budget. Go on… get arrested by the laugh-riot police.

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The full verdict: “Do the same thing as before”.

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