You enjoyed the memes, now see the movie. “Straight Outta Compton” hits theaters this Friday and tells the true story of rappers Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E, who revolutionized the music industry in the late 1980s. A film version of the classic show “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” is also new in theaters. Read more about those movies and this weekend’s other new releases below.
“Straight Outta Compton”: This drama directed by F. Gary Gray follows five young African American men from Compton, California who revolutionized the hip-hop industry in the late 1980s with their lyrics about life in their city. Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson, Jr.), Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins), Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell), Dj Yella (Neil Brown Jr.), and MC Ren (Aldis Hodge) risk it all, using their music to stand up to the authorities. Runtime: 147 minutes. Rated R for language throughout, strong sexuality/nudity, violence and drug use.
“The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”: Directed by Guy Ritchie, this thriller based on the classic TV show of the same name is set during the Cold War in the early 1960s, where CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) team up to take down a mysterious organization trying to spread nuclear weapons. Runtime: 116 minutes. Rated PG-13 for action violence, some suggestive content, and partial nudity.
Other movies opening in St. Louis:
· “Brothers: Blood Against Blood”
Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.
- Wehrenberg Theatres
- AMC Theatres
- Regal Movie Theatres
- Galleria 6
- Chase Park Plaza
- Granite City
- Moolah Theatre
- Hi-Pointe Theatre
- St. Andrews Cinema
- Plaza Frontenac Cinema
- Tivoli Theatre