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Highly Suspect Reviews: Straight Outta Compton

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F. Gary Grey’s bio-pic of formative rap band NWA seems to be shaking up reviewers across the country, and the Unusual Suspects have put together a very special episode of our show to review it. The film is a staggering 147 minutes long and in response, we go on for almost an hour talking about it. But not alone.

Joining Brian, Chris, JC and Joe this week on the show is Shane and Ryan from Oneofus’s superlative music podcast, Somebody Likes It. Check it out.


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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.