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Get On Up (Tate Taylor, 2014)

Biopics are a tricky thing to get right. Veer towards hagiography and there’s little point in telling the story. But go warts-and-all and the risk of alienating fans and losing any official access to the subject’s life story could be commercially damaging. 527 more words

Get On Up (2014)

Shortly after his mother (Viola Davis) leaves his father (Lenny James), James Joseph Brown Jnr (Jamarion and Jordan Scott; Chadwick Boseman) is left in the care of Aunt Honey (Octavia Spencer). 648 more words

Film Reviews

Get on Up

My Oscar season watching continued last night with Get on Up, the biopic based around the life of James Brown. Following him from his impoverished childhood, to his rise to mega stardom and legendary status, this film is full to the brim with kinetic energy, leaving any audience member tapping their feet at the very least. 298 more words


NOVEMBER 15: Teens making news

NOVEMBER 15 was a good day for at least two African American entertainers, although Eddie Murphy attained far wider fame than Little Willie John.

Nov. 15, 1780: “Young Gwinn,” 158 more words


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Phil Alden Robinson


  • Robert Redford as Martin Bishop
  • Dan Aykroyd as Mother
  • Sidney Poitier as Donald Crease
  • David Strathairn as Whistler…
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Movie Reviews

Film Review & Trailer: Get On Up

Frances Winston reviews this biopic, and feels that you get a sense of the man, but not the musician.

Directed by: Tate Taylor – Starring:Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Keith Robinson, Octavia Spencer, Lennie James… 636 more words

Culture & Arts

Variety: The Most Disgusting Comedies Ever Made

Introduction: Some comedies touch the heart, while others stimulate the mind. Most aim to amuse, a few to enlighten. But only one features Jeff Daniels unloading into a toilet for two-minutes straight after drinking a bottle of laxative. 58 more words