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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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    Top Ten Box Office Takeaways: 'Turtles' Beats 'Guardians'; 'Hundred-Foot Journey' Scores With Adults, 'Get On Up' Stumbles

    For the second time this summer and the first time ever in August, two films grossed over $40 million on the same weekend. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (Paramount) opened over expectations at $65 million, while Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" (Buena Vista) dropped a reasonable 56%. Last summer ...

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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: New Trailer For James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up' Blows The Roof Off

    This summer, a man in shiny suit who can defy gravity will be coming to theaters everywhere. Nope, he's not a superhero—he's just the hardest-working man in show business, and he's coming to the big screen in all his fiery fury.

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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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    Watch: Chadwick Boseman Channels James Brown in 'Get On Up' Trailer

    In the vein of Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman, actor Chadwick Boseman seems to be getting some highly-coveted roles playing renowned African-American icons. One year after his breakthrough performance as Jackie Robinson in "42," Boseman now returns to the screen to play none other than musical...

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    Watch: First Trailer & New Photos Of James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

    It’s taken the story of James Brown’s musical legacy a decade or more to get to the big screen. Spike Lee was adamant about making it, but the biopic fell through his fingers a few years back (with potentially Eddie Murphy in tow, image that?). Perhaps in what might be a safer, more crowd-pleasing a...

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    Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2015 Best Picture Contenders

    The star of "Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past" and the singer from 30 Seconds Of Mars are Oscar winners, "12 Years A Slave" beat "Gravity," Adele Tazeem became the most famous non-existent person on the planet, and no one's stopped talking about selfies for about 72 hours. The streets of LA are now full o...

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    'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Will Now Arrive For Valentine's Day 2015 Plus See Christian & Anastasia Together For The First Time

    There is probably an easy joke here about how good things come (ha) to those who wait, and it's never good to rush into bed or something, but it looks like Universal and Focus Features have decided to give "Fifty Shades Of Grey" the space it needs to do it right (sorry). So for those of you who were...

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