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110: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins

Straight Outta Compton tore it up at the box office this weekend.

In an age when musical bio-pics tend to stall out at the box office what did Compton get right that Love & Mercy, Get On Up and so many others didn’t?

And are we, of all people, qualified to discuss it? Of course we’re not. So we brought in a little help. Donny Fandango from KPNT-105.7 The Point and Orlandez Lewis from St. Louis’ legendary independent record store Vintage Vinyl.

All this plus Tom reads us the highlights from his hashtag war on Twitter.

It’s Reel Spoilers 110 – Straight Outta Compton.

You’ve been warned.

Starring: Donny Fandango, Orlandez Lewis, Tom O’Keefe, Joe Buttice, Blake Fehl
Run-time: 1hr 39min

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Tom O'Keefe
Member of the St. Louis Film Critics Association. Co-host of Reel Spoilers. Tom's writing career thus far has consisted of online film criticism for, ToastedRav, and snappy Facebook status updates. Tom previously worked in radio, but is currently the Marketing Manager for The Family Arena in St. Charles. He can be heard reviewing films on KTRS with John Carney or online at with Thom West & Joe Dinero. He is also the host of a weekly film podcast called Reel Spoilers available on iTunes. More:
Joe Buttice
Film Critic for Review St. Louis. Co-host of Reel Spoilers. Comic book reviewer and aficionado. "A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Blake Fehl
Member of the St. Louis Film Critics Association. Co-Owner of Review St. Louis. Co-host of Reel Spoilers. Digital Strategist by day, film/beer/hockey fanatic by night.