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    Why Jagger & Gibney's 'Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown' Is a Musical

    Alex Gibney loves music docs. From "The Blues" to "Finding Fela" and his in-the-works looks at Frank Sinatra and Janis Joplin, he's a music maven. So it's fitting that he and producer Mick Jagger take a musical slant on the Godfather of Soul in "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown" (HBO, October 2...

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    What to Expect from Alex Gibney's HBO Doc 'Mr Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown'

    Workhorse Alex Gibney's latest documentary 'Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown' debuts on HBO on Monday, October 27. Gibney was given exclusive access to the Brown Estate archives. But is this an honest picture of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business?

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    'Get on Up' Lots of Loss, and a Whole Lot of Soul

    The James Brown biopic starts off when a 55 year old James Brown reacts negatively to a tragic event that just took place in his life and storms into an insurance meeting. It is not until the end of the film that you piece the timeline of events together to understand why and how he behaved the way ...

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    Tribeca: Alex Gibney's James Brown Documentary 'Mr. Dynamite' Is Unfinished, But We Got an Early Look. Here's the First Verdict

    A movie about the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, made by the Hardest Working Man in Documentaries.

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    Tribeca Film Festival Adds James Brown and Björk Documentaries to Their 2014 Lineup

    Keeping up with a musical theme, the Tribeca Film Festival has just added the work-in-progress James Brown documentary as well as "Björk: Biophilia Live" to their 2014 lineup. Tribeca also announced that Nas will perform onstage following the opening night premiere of his film "Life is Illmatic."

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    10 Lost, Unmade & Possible Future Projects Of Spike Lee

    You hardly need to be a daily reader of our humble blog (though if you're not, what's wrong with you?) to know that there are few filmmakers we are more eternally fascinated by than Spike Lee, despite, and let's be honest, often because of his predilection for pissing people off. Lee is an epochal f...

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    Watch: Video For "The Payback" Featuring James Brown & Tupac From Oscar Winning 'Django Unchained'

    Here's one last victory lap for "Django Unchained." Last night, the film took home two awards which were both a bit of a surprise -- Best Supporting Actor for Christoph Waltz and Best Original Screenplay for Quentin Tarantino. But just before the festivities got underway in California,...

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