Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

New on Video: 'Straight Outta Compton'

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

New on Video: 'Straight Outta Compton'

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MOVIES "Straight Outta Compton" *** (R; 2:27) * Director F. Gary Gray's relevant biopic traces rap group N.W.A.'s short but pioneering life. The controversial act gave the world Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy E, DJ Yella and MC Ren. The group members' stories are overly familiar to rap fans, as are portrayals of the big bad music industry in general, but that doesn't take away from the film's dramatic tension. (Kevin C. Johnson)

"Everest" ** (PG-13; 2:01) * This truly breathtaking spectacle recounts the events of, and leading up to, May 10, 1996, when a series of controversial decisions and a heap of bad luck led to the deaths of eight climbers then the deadliest day in Everest history. Despite an impressive cast led by Josh Brolin and Jason Clarke, the emotions never land. (Associated Press)

"Learning to Drive" ** (R; 1:30) * Patricia Clarkson is a Manhattan book critic and Ben Kingsley is her fastidious Sikh driving instructor in this extremely decorous and civilized film. …

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