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After a close to the 2015 summer season, this week we get two interesting movies that have been doing a TON of marketing. The two major headliners this week are The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Straight Outta Compton.
What Not to Watch: Nothing. For the first time, I don’t have any movies that you shouldn’t watch. Basically, what I’m trying to say is that you it probably won’t be a complete waste of money to see any of the movies coming out this week.
What to Watch: Straight Outta Compton and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Straight Outta Compton
This week’s highest rated movie features Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Junior and tells the story of how Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and other music artists started the gangsta rap group N.W.A. in Compton, California. This origin story shares the lives of these famous rappers and how their first album changed the hip-hop music genre today. If you are a fan of rap or music in general, than this film is definitely for you. With a current rating of 87% on Rotten Tomatoes, you can be pretty sure this won’t be a waste of your money.
Note: I will say that this movie is rated R, and given that the music of N.W.A. had a lot of profanity in it, this movie probably isn’t for kids.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
This spy movie is directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Henry Cavill (known for his role as Superman) as a spy named Napoleon Solo. While this movie isn’t terrible (it currently has a 68% on Rotten Tomatoes), don’t expect it to be a blockbuster hit either. It definitely lacks the star power that the other movies we’ve seen this year have. Furthermore, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is in the currently saturated spy movie genre that also has Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, the newest James Bond film Spectre, Spy, Bridge of Spies, and Hitman: Agent 47 (there are a few more that I haven’t mentioned as well!). The one thing that sets this movie apart is the fact that it is set in the 1960s. The commercials for this film showed that this film may have a good amount of action and a decent storyline. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to watch this movie.