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    Octavia Spencer Says She’s Tired Of The “Small” Film Roles as TV Has Opened Up New Opportunities for Black Actresses

    Joining the chorus, Octavia Spencer says that television seemingly appears to be the new golden opportunity for black actresses looking for challenging roles.

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    Review: Chadwick Boseman's Performance Saves 'Get On Up' From Being an Incoherent Ride

    The pacing may be messy, the direction disjointed, but its a testament to James Brown that his story and his music can ultimately withstand whatever structural flaws that plague this movie.

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    Review: 'Get On Up' Starring Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Viola Davis And Octavia Spencer

    “You cats ready?” Chadwick Boseman’s James Brown asks the audience, breaking through the fourth wall, early in “Get On Up.” It takes a lot of confidence for a character (and a filmmaker) to take this direct approach. The asides to the camera would feel forced if the biopic were covering almost anyon...

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    Watch 8 Clips From James Brown Biopic, 'Get on Up' + Check Out the New Poster

    Universal has set the film's release date for August 1, 2014, which is next week Friday.

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    9 Actors Who Gained Recognition Later in Their Lives

    The actors in "Land Ho!" aren't the only ones who are getting recognition later in life. Here are nine others we love who were a bit older when they got their foot in fame.

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    Watch: Seeing These 10 Actors On 'The X-Files' Before They Were Famous is Gloriously '90s

    Acting on TV is nothing to be ashamed of now, but back in the 90s TV was still known as a secondary art to that of film. But famous actors today shouldn't be ashamed of appearing on "The X-Files," one of the best television shows to ever grace the end of the last millennium.

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    Watch Star Octavia Spencer In First Trailer For FOX's 'Red Band Society' Remake

    Watch Star Octavia Spencer In First Trailer For FOX's 'Red Band Society' Remake

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    Octavia Spencer Will Lead The Peaceful Amity Faction In 'Insurgent'

    Octavia Spencer Will Lead The Peaceful Amity Faction In 'Insurgent'

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    Charlize Theron Checks In For 'American Express,' Octavia Spencer Joins 'Insurgent' & More

    Stuntman and sometimes actor Nash Edgerton (yep, brother of Joel Edgerton and part of the Blue Tongue Films collective) has earned the most acclaim for his directorial efforts, fare such as 2008's "The Square" or the recent short "Bear." And now he's lining up a project that could see him getting hi...

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