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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...
  • Watch: Two Love Stories in First 'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' Trailer

    The first official trailer for "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" will transport you to "someplace good," as star Jessica Chastain puts it simply, before taking a turn for the worst. This groundbreaking take on an age-old love story, which marks Ned...
  • 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' 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’...
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom stays up late with new Harambe Nights

    Disney's Animal Kingdom stays up late with new Harambe Nights
    Disney World is introducing a dinner-and-show combo in a unique setting: After dark at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park. The event, dubbed Harambe Nights, debuts June 7 and runs Saturday evenings through Aug. 9. There will be familiar Disney World...
  • Broadcast TV viewers in U.S. to see more dramas next season

    By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) - Viewers may be laughing a lot less when they turn on their televisions this fall, as the major U.S. broadcasters are loading up their schedules with dramas in an effort to lure some defecting viewers back from cable. For...
  • ABC's New Shows: Watch Trailers for the Fall 2014 Lineup

    ABC has announced its new schedule for the 2014-2015 season, and with it, released the first trailers for its upcoming fall series. Below, see the promos and summaries for ABC's lineup, which includes Shonda Rhimes' latest drama "How to Get Away with...
  • At ABC, Thursday night is prime Shonda Rhimes time

    At ABC, Thursday night is prime Shonda Rhimes time
    — ABC is turning over its most valuable real estate to its proven hit-maker, Shonda Rhimes. This fall, three hour-long dramas created by Rhimes will run back-to-back-to-back on Thursday night: "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and her latest creation:...