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

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • July 31, 2014 10:58 AM
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  • 22 Comments
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.

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

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 22, 2014 7:44 PM
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  • 16 Comments
Universal has set the film's release date for August 1, 2014, which is next week Friday.

First Looks At Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jill Scott In James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 13, 2014 4:48 PM
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  • 1 Comment
First Looks At Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jill Scott In James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

Chadwick Boseman Will Break 4th Wall In James Brown Biopic + New Pic Shows Off His Pompadour

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 12, 2014 5:35 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Chadwick Boseman Will Break 4th Wall In James Brown Biopic + New Pic Shows Off His Pompadour

Lafayette Is Getting A New Boyfriend For Final Season Of 'True Blood' Bringing Nelsan Ellis To The Fore

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2013 10:46 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Lafayette Is Getting A New Boyfriend For Final Season Of 'True Blood' Bringing Nelsan Ellis To The Fore

Nelsan Ellis Will Play Bobby Byrd - James Brown’s Friend & Musical Collaborator - In Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 21, 2013 8:01 PM
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  • 4 Comments
Universal has set the theatrical release date for its James Brown biopic, titled Get On Up, for Friday, October 17, 2014.

Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis All Eyed For Roles In James Brown Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2013 9:42 AM
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  • 5 Comments
Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer could be reuniting with their The Help director, Tate Taylor, in his James Brown biopic, which, yesterday, booked Chadwick Boseman in the starring role.

Review: Mira Nair’s 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' (Opens Friday)

  • By Nyabola, H. Nanjala
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  • April 24, 2013 11:00 AM
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Review: Mira Nair’s 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'

  • By Nyabola, H. Nanjala
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  • April 12, 2013 2:08 PM
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  • 3 Comments

Trailer For Nelsan Ellis' 'Damn Wonderful' Surfaces (On The Lives Of 6 Young LGBT Poets...)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 16, 2012 3:48 PM
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  • 1 Comment
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