Director: F. Gary Gray

Starring: Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, O’Shea Jackson Jr.

Release: August 14th, 2015

I don’t know much about the origins of rap, but what a perfect time to release this movie.  With the events of Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter movement, audiences are ripe for this kind of story & message, or at the very least as ready as they’ll ever be.  Taking an unknown cast and pairing it with a veteran like Paul Giamatti was smart too, lending some credibility to the whole project.  A little Dre, a little history, a powerful story; I’m in.