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  • Season Preview 2014: What to watch on TV in Orlando

    Season Preview 2014: What to watch on TV in Orlando
    Here are the synopses, time slots and premiere dates, where available, for new series and programs from the broadcast networks, cable channels and PBS. Schedules can change. TV critic Hal Boedeker assesses the programs. ABC SELFIE, 8 p.m. Tuesday:...
  • Variety Picks 10 Actors to Watch for 2014

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Variety has announced its annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, an honor the publication has been bestowing since 1998. Past honorees include many future Oscar-winners and nominees such as Adrien Brody, Taraji P. Henson,...
  • Emmy Fashion: Red, White and Safe All Over

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It's no longer even an open secret that celebs don't pick their own clothes for red carpet events, or any events really. They hire stylists, stylists have relationships with fashion houses, and fashion houses make strategic...
  • Inside the Emmy Parties: MPTF's Evening Before, Showtime, NBC, ICM Partners Cap Emmy Eve

    The Emmy Awards are on NBC at 5 p.m. Monday, but the celebrations start early. Variety will be on hand inside the best parties around Hollywood as the stars mingle, nibble and toast to TV's finest. Here's our party report for Sunday, Aug. 24: 11:55 a.m....
  • "Get On Up: The James Brown Story"

    "Get On Up: The James Brown Story"
     James Brown was revolutionary in the world of music and innovative in the world of business. However, he often had to take matters into his own hands. A movie about him, "Get On Up," directed by Tate Taylor ("The Help"), depicts how the "Godfather of...
  • Review: 'Get on Up' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Get on Up' ★★&#9733 1/2
    Everything about "Get on Up," a provocatively structured and unusually rich musical biopic, is a little better, a little less formula-bound, a little sharper than the average specimen in this genre. I'm surprised it's this good, given that director Tate...
  • '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' is partially funky

    'Get On Up' is partially funky
    **1/2 (out of four) When a biopic’s subject is widely known as “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business,” it’s not asking too much for the movie to prove a) That the nickname was warranted, and b) The source of said man’...
  • Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer,' Kate Winslet's 'A Little Chaos'

    The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...
  • Is Toronto Film Festival Losing Its Awards Mojo?

    Toronto's lineup, announced Tuesday, has awards pundits drooling in anticipation, but here's some free advice: Wipe away the drool and manage your expectations. A few years ago, the Canadian fest was the focus of many awards campaigns. But the...
  • '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...