O’Shea Jackson Jr

Film Review: Den of Thieves (USA, 2018) is a competent homage to Michael Mann’s epic heist saga Heat

February 2, 2018

Heist films are a dime-a-dozen these days. They’re the ones that fit the “put people on a mission” genre, starring a well known ensemble cast, who have been given an exciting plot where cast chemistry, filmmaking chops and fun storytelling mix together to make an entertaining night out for cinemagoers.... Continue Reading

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Ingrid Goes West (USA, 2017) Savages Social Media

June 12, 2017

At first glance, the logline for Ingrid Goes West can sound a bit twee, tacky or hyperbolic. In the wrong hands, this feels like a film that could easily have come off the wrong way. However, it’s to the credit of director Matt Splicer that it feels less like a lecture from your parents more like a cautionary tale that feels only a few steps away from the everyday. ... Continue Reading

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MTV reveals nominations for 25th Annual MTV Movie Awards with Star Wars: The Force Awakens receiving 11 nominations

March 11, 2016

Yesterday MTV revealed the nominees for this year’s MTV Movie Awards. Being its 25th year, this will be an opportunity for fans to celebrate and recognise blockbuster movies which have received critical acclaim. Titles such as Avengers: Age of Ultron, Creed, Deadpool, Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Straight Outta Compton have been nominated for ‘Movie of The Year’ with Star Wars: The Force Awakens getting the most nominations for a franchise.... Continue Reading

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The Iris Interview: O’Shea Jackson Jr talks Straight Outta Compton, Oscars, career goals & more

January 27, 2016

O’Shea Jackson Jr. is following in his father’s footsteps alright. His dad, better known as Ice Cube, hit the acting scene hard in 1991 (the year O’Shea Jr was born) with Boyz n the Hood, an in-depth drama about South Central L.A that remains one of the most highly praised films about African-American youth ever made. Now, his son has his own acclaimed acting debut propelling him into the spotlight, portraying his father in Straight Outta Compton, a music biopic about the most controversial hip hop group of the 80’s and 90’s, N.W.A. O’Shea Jr’s performance was met with high praise, as was the film, which went on to break box office records, steaming to the top to become the number one high grossing music biopic of all time.... Continue Reading

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Exclusive Interview: O’Shea Jackson, Jr talks portraying his father in Straight Outta Compton

September 3, 2015

Straight Outta Compton is fresh of a huge three-week dominance in the U.S Box Office, holding onto the number 1 position despite some strong competition. The N.W.A biopic, which currently has a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, has finally made it’s way down to Australia and at the Sydney premiere we caught up with O’Shea Jackson, Jr, son of Ice Cube, who portrays his father in the film.... Continue Reading

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