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Apparently, there are theater owners who feel they need extra security in order to show the new film, Straight Outta Compton.

“We are hiring a little extra security in a couple of our theaters,” said Phil Zacheretti, chief executive of Phoenix Theatres Entertainment, a Knoxville, Tenn. chain with 10 theaters in Maryland, Kansas and several other states. “We don’t expect any major issues, we just want to make sure everybody feels comfortable coming to the theater to see the film.”

Wait, you don’t expect any issues, yet need you need extra security? Well, that’s odd … or is it. This sounds more like another case of perceived danger from minorities than anything else. Yes, we know NWA rapped “F*ck The Police”, but what’s really ironic is that the main consumer of N.W.A music was actually suburban teenagers (yup that’s right, just check Soundscan). And while NWA’s lyric may come off as aggressive, it was only in response to the unjust and racist treatment they received from the police (sound familiar?). We suggest actually seeing Straight Outta Compton first before passing judgement and determining that only trouble-seeking, cop-hating hoodlums are interested in seeing the film.

Futhermore, it’s quite concerning that theater owners feel Straight Outta Compton needs more security, but aren’t looking to amp up the manpower for Trainwreck, even though a man opened fire in a crowded Lafayette, Louisiana screening of the film. And they probably won’t seek more police presence for the upcoming Batman v Superman flick although The Dark Knight screening was the site for the horrific Colorado theater shooting. Hmmmm.

While Phil in Phoenix is the only theater owner that has gone on record as requesting extra security, a spokesperson for Universal Pictures has revealed that the company will reimburse any theaters choosing to the same plan of action. “We’re not soliciting enhanced security for theaters, but Universal is partnering with those exhibitors who have requested support for their locations,” said a spokesman for the studio.

As Kanye would say, “racism’s still alive, they just be concealing it.”

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What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Sattelite

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One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind; to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crisis around the world and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genius behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at it’s core, it’s like, listen, ‘we gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of back bone, a message about climate change and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the cautiousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural ills and weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “Integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying ‘here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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