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  • 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...
  • Reel Critics: A wild ride with 'Guardians'

    Imagine revisiting the classic intergalactic bar scene from "Star Wars." Bizarre humanoids from many planets share their mutual suspicion of each other while sipping strange drinks. Now throw a flash-bang grenade into the bar. The chaos that follows could...
  • "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...
  • '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’...
  • Shonda Rhimes night thrills WFTV

    Shonda Rhimes night thrills WFTV
    What does WFTV-Channel 9 make of ABC's performance last season? And what new show is the Orlando affiliate most excited about this fall from the Disney-owned network? "ABC had a very strong May," WFTV General Manager Shawn Bartelt told me. She...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' returns Sept. 15

    'Dancing With the Stars' returns Sept. 15
    ABC will bring back its most popular series, "Dancing With the Stars," on Sept. 15, a week before the TV season officially begins. The Disney-owned network will offer six new series in the fall. "Forever," a drama about a medical examiner who won't die,...
  • 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...
  • ABC's Paul Lee Talks Diversity, Scheduling and Last Season's Stumbles

    The diversity featured in ABC's upcoming primetime lineup is no accident, ABC Entertainment Group prexy Paul Lee told reporters Tuesday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour. ABC has a high volume of shows that come from minority creators and...
  • TCA 2014: ABC President Paul Lee showcases more diverse lineup

    ABC is taking a bold step this fall to diversify prime-time television by prominently showcasing African Americans, Latinos and other minorities on a scale never before seen on a major American network.   The broadcast networks have traditionally cast...
  • '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...
  • Just Go: Celebrities Line Up to Help Unusual Suspects' Youth Program

    The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company will host its annual spring gala May 29 at Cicada Restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles to help raise money for the program, which aims to empower youth, ages 9-21, in underserved communities in L.A. County by providing...