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Octavia Spencer

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  • 'Red Band Society' implants 'Breakfast Club' into 'House'

     'Red Band Society' implants 'Breakfast Club' into 'House'
    "Red Band Society," which premieres Wednesday on Fox, takes place in the teen ward of a shiny L.A. hospital — the "division of adolescent medicine," with side trips to the eating disorders wing. Its lesson, to paraphrase the songwriter, is that...
  • TV This Week Sept. 14 - 20: 'New Girl' on Fox

    TV This Week Sept. 14 - 20: 'New Girl' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 14 - 20, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY The only thing we have to fear is not...
  • Octavia Spencer can weather 'Black and White' clouds, shine elsewhere

     Octavia Spencer can weather 'Black and White' clouds, shine elsewhere
    It's a warm day, not yet 24 hours after "Black and White's" afternoon premiere at the city's annual film festival, and one of its stars, Octavia Spencer, emerges from the doorway — a study in black and white, warm and cool. Black stilettos,...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Black and White'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The good news is that Kevin Costner does some of the finest, most deeply felt work of his career as a widower lawyer fighting for custody of his biracial granddaughter in Mike Binder's "Black and White." The bad news is that...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'MasterChef' on Fox

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'MasterChef' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 14 - 20, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES American Ninja Warrior In the season...
  • "Get On Up: The James Brown Story"

    "Get On Up: The James Brown Story"
     James Brown was revolutionary in the world of music and innovative in the world of business. However, he often had to take matters into his own hands. A movie about him, "Get On Up," directed by Tate Taylor ("The Help"), depicts how the "Godfather of...
  • 'Get on Up' reaches for high concept instead of getting down

     'Get on Up' reaches for high concept instead of getting down
    At 2 hours and 18 minutes, the James Brown biopic "Get On Up" runs exactly two hours longer than the knockout YouTube clip of the real Mr. Dynamite performing up a storm in 1964's "The T.A.M.I. Show." It is not time well spent. Despite the linked...
  • TV This Week Sept. 7 - 13: 'Boardwalk Empire' on HBO

    TV This Week Sept. 7 - 13: 'Boardwalk Empire' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download (updated Sept. 9, 12:45 p.m.) TV listings for the week of Sept. 7 - 13, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SUNDAY Once upon...
  • '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...
  • 'Get On Up' is partially funky

    'Get On Up' is partially funky
    **1/2 (out of four) When a biopic’s subject is widely known as “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business,” it’s not asking too much for the movie to prove a) That the nickname was warranted, and b) The source of said man’...
  • Film Review: 'Get On Up'

    Is it possible for a single movie to capture James Brown in all his multitudes, contradictions and reinventions? Probably not, but "Get On Up" makes an admirable, fitfully successful stab at the life of the brilliant but volatile funk-soul legend who wore...