Sat, 16 August 2014
Erin and Paul review two fake autobiographical origin stories from two gigantic pop stars. First: 1984's PURPLE RAIN, starring Prince as a hypertalented, self-destructive young musician struggling to overcome a difficult home life and to find an audience for his scandalous brand of sexed-up R&B dance music; then, 8 MILE, Curtis Hanson's 2002 drama starring Eminem as a dead-broke trailer-trash underdog trying to make a name for himself within Detroit's competitive rap-battle underground. "Let's Go Crazy" or "Lose Yourself": which will prevail?
Plus our quick takes on SNOWPIERCER, GET ON UP, LOCKE, and COHERENCE.