SATURDAY STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
6PM FOXTEL PREMIERE ★★★
Hip-hop pioneers NWA’s landmark 1988 debut album (from which this biopic takes its name) still sounds like a live broadcast from a war zone. This long movie hits maximum impact in a gripping first half where the rap collective rapidly get their abrasive act together, then rush headlong at an unsuspecting world. This is where the likes of Ice Cube and Dr Dre got their start. Know their names? Then you know you want to see this.