Welcome, one and all, to the 8 Ball in the Movie Zone! I’m your host Jeremy Thomas and as always, we will be tackling a topic and providing you the top eight selections of that particular category. Keep in mind that this list is meant to be my personal opinion and not a definitive list. You’re free to disagree; you can even say my list is wrong, but stating that an opinion is “wrong” is just silly. With that in mind, let’s get right in to it!
This week the long-awaited N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton hits theaters. The film about the landmark gangsta rap group is carrying a hefty amount of critical buzz and looks to be quite the success, becoming the latest in a long list of great musical biopics. Music and film of course have an indelible link to them; the relationship between the two makes for a natural fit and paves the way for films that cover musical ground to excel. While not all of them hit the mark, several have and this week we’re going to look at the greatest music biopics of all-time. Full story.
Jeremy Thomas (411mania.com) / August 11, 2015