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  • 'Get on Up' revives the funk, and James Brown

    "Get on Up" is a movie of uncompromising soul, unadulterated funk and unalloyed joy. Dazzling, witty and emotional, this warts-and-all musical biography of James Brown rides on the able shoulders of Chadwick Boseman. It turns out that his terrific if...
  • Film Review: Supertrain action flick derails in third act

    Film Review: Supertrain action flick derails in third act
    Of the three Korean directors to have achieved international fame in the past decade, two made their English language debuts last year — Kim Jee-woon with the utterly pedestrian Schwarzenegger vehicle "The Last Stand," and Park Chan-wook with the...
  • "Dancing" stars bring tour to Bethlehem, Upper Darby

     
    “Dancing With the Stars” professional dancers Julianne and Derek Hough have launched their own dance production, “Move Live on Tour,” which comes to Tower Theater in Upper Darby at 8 p.m. June 20 and Sands Bethlehem Event Center at...
  • 'Snowpiercer' director Bong Joon-ho conducts the sci-fi train his way

    'Snowpiercer' director Bong Joon-ho conducts the sci-fi train his way
    He has been referred to as Korea's version of Quentin Tarantino, with Quentin Tarantino himself recently likening him to Steven Spielberg. Now, with the ambitious sci-fi action film "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho makes his English-language debut and a bid...
  • 'The Help' Director Tate Taylor Joins 'In the Event of a Moon Disaster'

    FilmNation Entertainment has tapped 'The Help" director Tate Taylor to helm "In the Event of a Moon Disaster." FilmNation, which is producing and handling international sales, announced that Taylor will also come aboard to produce with his production...
  • 'Red Band Society' EP says Fox drama not meant to be a downer

    'Red Band Society' EP says Fox drama not meant to be a downer
    In "Red Band Society," Fox's forthcoming coming-of-age drama, school lockers and hallway rivalries are traded in for IV bags and nurse supervision. The series is an adaptation of the popular Spanish series, "Polseres Vermelles." It follows the...
  • 'Red Band Society' Cast Talks Hospital Shows, On-Set Singalongs at L.A. Screening

    For "Red Band Society" scribe Margaret Nagle, setting her show in a children's hospital recalled some of her earliest childhood memories, a personal connection she shared with the guests who gathered for a pilot screening and Q&A at the Landmark Theater...
  • Hurtling along in Bong Joon-ho's train movie 'Snowpiercer'

    Survival, when the odds are desperate, breeds a certain mania, a kill or be killed ethos that we've seen played out in countless post-apocalyptic movies. By their very nature, these are dark, depressing, violent affairs beset by plagues, pestilence and...
  • Kevin Costner wins another MPAA appeal; 'Black and White' gets a PG-13

    Kevin Costner wins another MPAA appeal; 'Black and White' gets a PG-13
    Kevin Costner is two-for-two. Six months after his football movie "Draft Day" won its appeal to the Motion Picture Assn. of America to overturn an initial R rating, Costner persuaded the organization to do the same for his upcoming drama "Black and White....
  • 'Transformers 4' vs. 'Snowpiercer': What Michael Bay and Bong Joon-ho Have in Common

    Two action movies opened in U.S. theaters this past weekend. One of them -- which you may not have heard of, thanks to the Weinstein Co.'s criminally nonexistent marketing campaign -- is "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho's marvelously imaginative dystopian...
  • Daniel Dae Kim Joins Summit's 'Insurgent' (EXCLUSIVE)

    "Lost" actor Daniel Dae Kim is set to board Summit's "The Divergent Series: Insurgent," the sequel to "Divergent" starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James. Octavia Spencer, Jonny Weston and Suki Waterhouse recently joined the cast, with Jai Courtney,...