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    How to Play James Brown, By Chadwick Boseman: Study the Man, Listen to Drake

    Chadwick Boseman, who was recently cast as Marvel's "Black Panther," spoke with Indiewire about embodying James Brown for his award-worthy performance in "Get On Up."

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    Boseman, Coltrane, Pike Among Santa Barbara Fest's 7 Virtuosos Award Winners

    Chadwick Boseman ('Get on Up'), Ellar Coltrane ('Boyhood'), Logan Lerman ('Fury'), David Oyelowo ('Selma'), Rosamund Pike ('Gone Girl'), J.K. Simmons ('Whiplash') and Jenny Slate ('Obvious Child') will accept this prestigious honor in February 2015.

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    Watch: How New Marvel Recruit Chadwick Boseman Channels James Brown in 'Get On Up' (Exclusive Video)

    Now that Chadwick Boseman, who channels mercurial funk star James Brown in the musical biopic "Get On Up," has landed Black Panther in the Marvel universe, his chances of getting an Oscar nomination are improved. We talk about why in this exclusive video interview.

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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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    Can 'Get On Up' Star Chad Boseman Land a Best Actor Oscar Nomination?

    After the packed "Get On Up" Producers Guild of America screening Thursday at the Pacific Design Center, star Chadwick Boseman, who channels mercurial funk star James Brown in the musical biopic, earned a rousing standing ovation. During the Q & A, Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer (Ron Howard's "...

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    Box Office Top Ten: What Marvel's 'Guardians' of the Galaxy' Opening Means, Can 'Get On Up' Cross Over?

    Marvel continues to rule the Hollywood roost. Origin myth "Guardians of the Galaxy" yet again shows the power of Marvel's unified vision of a comic-book universe whose characters inhabit a clearly defined and immersive world. Like "Iron Man," these Guardians are less widely known than Thor, the Hulk...

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    WATCH: First Trailer for James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

    A first trailer has arrived for the James Brown biopic "Get On Up," starring Chadwick Boseman (who played another African American icon, Jackie Robinson, in last year's "42") in the title role. Tate Taylor of "The Help" is directing, while Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer (Oscar nominated and Oscar w...

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