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Now that Straight Outta Compton is headed straight for the box-office record books, we’re all dying to know which of these upcoming biopics will make big waves at the box office next.
Straight Outta Compton is still blowing up at the box office and raking in the dollars. As that film continues to have major success, we were wondering, do you know what some of the highest-grossing Black films are? If you missed out on these box-office hits, it might be time to make it a Netflix night.
Wesley Snipes as Lucious Lyon? Gabrielle Union as Olivia Pope? Empire and Scandal could have been a whole lot different had showrunners picked those stars to lead them. The following celebs were considered to play some of your favorite characters, but, of course, things turned out differently.
Have you been keeping up with all the biopics that have come out lately? You’re never going to be 100 percent happy with the way your favorite celebrity is portrayed. But fans say these biopics came way short of hitting the mark.
A few ambitious kids from Los Angeles—Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, MC Ren, and DJ Yella, collectively known as N.W.A—changed rap forever.
Now, almost thirty years later, they’re getting the biopic treatment in Straight Outta Compton. In the film, the role of Ice Cube, born O’Shea Jackson, is played by his son, O’Shea Jackson Jr.
GQ Magazine got father and son together to talk about it all.
Here are some of the quotes we loved, check the whole interview here.
O’Shea: Dad, did it ever cross your mind that you might someday be starring in movies?
Cube: Not in a realistic manner. When John Singleton approached me to do Boyz N the Hood, I was like, “Me? I don’t act.” And he pursued me for a couple years, and I ended up doing it and caught the movie bug. O’Shea, what made you really go so hard with this part?
O’Shea: I didn’t want nobody else to play you. I didn’t want to go in the movie theater and see somebody else being called O’Shea or see somebody else re-enact the story that I remember. It would have made me nauseous.
N.W.A were political in a way that rap groups before you hadn’t been. Does that moment in retrospect feel similar to the social moment that we find ourselves in now?
Cube: It’s all the same thing, man. People don’t understand that songs like “Fuck tha Police” are 400 years in the making. It’s a constant racism that affects black people in this country that’s never stopped. What’s crazy is that the people who inflict the pain don’t expect you to scream, don’t expect you to holler, don’t expect you to say that it hurts, don’t expect you to say, “Leave me alone!,” don’t expect protests. They expect you to just grin and bear it. Hell no. Hell no.
O’Shea, are these conversations that you guys have between the two of you?
O’Shea: My parents wouldn’t have sent me out into the world with wool over my eyes. You have to be aware or you’ll be swallowed.
The new photos of 2016’s X-Men Apocalypse recently leaked with a big surprise: Alexandra Shipp will be the new Storm. While we’ll all miss Halle Berry, there are quite a few reasons to be excited about Marvel’s newest star.
Netflix is truly the gift that keeps on giving. We all love a good Netflix binge-watching marathon. With thousands of hours of entertainment to choose from, it can be daunting to figure out what to watch next. We have some premium selections that you may love, including some new projects as well as some oldies (but goodies). Check out these 15 must-see Netflix movies and shows.
Beyond the Lights
One of the best independent movies to come out in 2014, Beyond the Lights was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, the talented woman who brought us Love & Basketball. It tells the story of a young pop star who must navigate the murky waters of fame, tragedy, and circumstance. It’s a must-see film with a great love story, awesome acting, strong direction, and a bangin’ soundtrack.
Have you been going to the movies a lot more? Been watching a lot more TV? There’s a good reason. Recently, women-centered movies have taken over the box office. And with groups of girlfriends filling more and more theater seats and increasing the ratings of popular shows, movie and network execs have finally figured out what women want to watch. Did you see these films and watch these shows?
Blockbusters are the best part of summer, but these customers are the worst part of the movies. From the chatty Cathys to the seat kickers, it’s hard to tell who’s more annoying.
As superhero movies keep rolling out, so do the opportunities for Black actors to take on starring role. Ava DuVernay directing? Beyoncé starring? Check out the Black actors and power players we may see in upcoming superhero movies.