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  • James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up' Gets First Trailer

    Universal is promising plenty of funk, singing, dancing and pathos with the first trailer for "Get On Up," the James Brown biopic set for U.S. release on Aug. 1. "42" star Chadwick Boseman (pictured) portrays the Godfather of Soul in the film that...
  • Sundance Presents Cross-Section of U.S. Indie Fare, Music-Themed Pix at London Festival

    LONDON -- As the lineup for the third Sundance London film and music festival is unveiled, Variety talks to John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Trevor Groth, Sundance's director of programming, about the selection (see below for...
  • 'Snowpiercer' to Open L.A. Film Festival

    The Los Angeles Film Festival has set Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" as the opening night film on June 11, two weeks before the film's U.S. release from Radius-TWC. The festival, now in its 20th year, is centered in downtown Los Angeles at L.A. Live and...
  • What's next for Lupita Nyong'o?

    "THERAPY proves that sexual desire leads us awry. The erotic life is ashamed, conflicted, awkward, embarrassed, uncertain. "The way to survive psychically is to find people to love. But in order to feel safe enough with other people, most of us feel we...
  • Toni Braxton to Star as Darlene Love in OWN Biopic

    Toni Braxton will star as singer Darlene Love in OWN's biopic of the famed pop vocalist. In a series of announcements set for the cabler's upfront presentation Thursday, OWN has also set Octavia Spencer to topline a miniseries revolving around a...
  • OWN announces projects with Toni Braxton, Octavia Spencer

    Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network announced Wednesday an upcoming slate of projects featuring the likes of Toni Braxton, Octavia Spencer, Justin Timberlake and of course Oprah herself.  The network will make its first foray into the TV movie genre with "My...
  • Jackson's rant highlights enduring issue of racial misinformation

     Jackson's rant highlights enduring issue of racial misinformation
    Being chased or attacked. Being nude in public. Dying. Drowning. Falling. Flunking a test. These calamities star in the classic nightmares that haunt our sleepy time under the sheets. I bet Sam Rubin gladly would have traded any of those nocturnal...
  • The Contenders: Octavia Spencer gets real in 'Fruitvale Station'

    The Contenders: Octavia Spencer gets real in 'Fruitvale Station'
    Octavia Spencer worked as an actress for 15 years before becoming an overnight success. Her performance as the forceful maid Minny in Tate Taylor's "The Help" won her the Academy Award for supporting actress in 2012, along with just about every other...
  • Musician biopics can score, but often languish in development

    Music biopics often seem ubiquitous, but it's not always easy to drum up movies about famous tune-smiths. Take Don Cheadle's in-the-making movie about the jazz trumpet player and composer Miles Davis, which he's been trying to get started for years....
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Continuum' on Syfy

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Continuum' on Syfy
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of August 25 - 31, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Cracked The Canadian police drama...
  • National Board of Review selects 'Her' as best picture

    "Her," Spike Jonze's quirky love story about a lonely man and his warmhearted computer operating system, was named best picture of 2013 on Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Jonze also won best director. "Spike Jonze is one of...