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  • Get on out to see 'Get on Up'

    "Get on Up" is loud, proud, funky, soulful, sweaty, emphatic and sometimes a little hard to understand, just like its subject, James Brown. Another point of similarity: It gives 110 percent and doesn't stop till we're entertained to the point of wrung-...
  • 'Get on Up' reaches for high concept instead of getting down

     'Get on Up' reaches for high concept instead of getting down
    At 2 hours and 18 minutes, the James Brown biopic "Get On Up" runs exactly two hours longer than the knockout YouTube clip of the real Mr. Dynamite performing up a storm in 1964's "The T.A.M.I. Show." It is not time well spent. Despite the linked...
  • 'Get on Up' revives the funk, and James Brown

    "Get on Up" is a movie of uncompromising soul, unadulterated funk and unalloyed joy. Dazzling, witty and emotional, this warts-and-all musical biography of James Brown rides on the able shoulders of Chadwick Boseman. It turns out that his terrific if...
  • Film Review: 'Get On Up'

    Is it possible for a single movie to capture James Brown in all his multitudes, contradictions and reinventions? Probably not, but "Get On Up" makes an admirable, fitfully successful stab at the life of the brilliant but volatile funk-soul legend who wore...
  • Brian Grazer is Hustling to Keep Imagine Entertainment Relevant in Ever-Changing Hollywood

    It's odd to see Brian Grazer chillin'. But there he is -- the frenetic mega-producer -- lounging in his sprawling backyard in Santa Monica, Calif., overlooking the Riviera Country Club, munching on a breakfast of turkey bacon and eggs over easy, drinking...
  • 'Godzilla' to devour weekend box-office competition

    'Godzilla' to devour weekend box-office competition
    A 355-foot-tall lizard is poised to crush box-office rivals this weekend as Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' "Godzilla" arrives in theaters. The $160-million film could gross around $70 million in ticket sales in the United States and Canada through...
  • 'Godzilla' Director Gareth Edwards, Legendary's Thomas Tull on Doing the 'King of the Monsters' Justice

    Hollywood can be a beast for anyone looking to establish a business. Movies and TV shows frequently fail. Financing can dry up instantly. And the outsized egos and conflicting agendas of insecure executives can drive anyone mad. So the long odds overcome...
  • James Brown's legacy stays on the scene with 'Get on Up'

     James Brown's legacy stays on the scene with 'Get on Up'
    It took producer Brian Grazer more than a dozen years — and an assist from Mick Jagger — to finally get on the good foot and make a biopic out of the turbulent, triumphant life of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, music legend James...
  • 'Lee Daniels' The Butler,' '12 Years A Slave' top NAACP Image Awards nods

    'Lee Daniels' The Butler,' '12 Years A Slave' top NAACP Image Awards nods
    "Lee Daniels 'The Butler," "12 Years A Slave" and the ABC drama "Scandal" were among the top nominees for the 45th NAACP Image Awards, which celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in film, TV, music and literature. Both films were nominated...
  • Musician biopics can score, but often languish in development

    Musician biopics can score, but often languish in development
    Music biopics often seem ubiquitous, but it's not always easy to drum up movies about famous tune-smiths. Take Don Cheadle's in-the-making movie about the jazz trumpet player and composer Miles Davis, which he's been trying to get started for years....
  • Reel Critics: Racial themes dominated year's best films

    Reel Critics: Racial themes dominated year's best films
    Last year closed with several strong candidates for Best Picture. It's hard to narrow them down to a 10-best list, but these are my picks without ranking them in order. This was a hallmark year with three major films focused on the African American...
  • Chadwick Boseman and Eddy Duquenne to Receive CinemaCon Kudos

    Chadwick Boseman has been tapped to receive the Male Star of Tomorrow kudo at this year's CinemaCon, the annual exhib confab hosted by the National Assn. of Theater Owners. Boseman, who studied at the British American Drama Academy, made his feature...