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  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Review: 'Get on Up' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Get on Up' ★★&#9733 1/2
    Everything about "Get on Up," a provocatively structured and unusually rich musical biopic, is a little better, a little less formula-bound, a little sharper than the average specimen in this genre. I'm surprised it's this good, given that director Tate...
  • DreamWorks Taps Lyndsay Harding as CFO

    Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios has hired Lyndsay Harding as its new chief financial officer, replacing Larry Wasserman. Jeff Small, president and COO, made the announcement. Wasserman left recently for the same post at David Ellison's Skydance...
  • Leslie Mann Joins New Line's 'Vacation' Reboot as Audrey Griswold

    Leslie Mann is joining the cast of New Line's reboot of "Vacation" opposite Ed Helms and Christina Applegate. Shooting is set to start next week in Louisiana with John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein making their directorial debut from their script....
  • '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. 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...
  • Which Toronto International Film Festival movies are Oscar material?

    The Toronto International Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday and runs through Sept. 14, is a key indicator not only of the upcoming fall movies but of the awards season. Eight of the last nine best picture Oscar winners built awards-season momentum...
  • James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up' to Open Zurich

    LONDON -- Tate Taylor's James Brown biopic "Get On Up" will open the Zurich Film Festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Taylor and Chadwick Boseman, who plays the singer, will be in Zurich to attend the premiere. The film, which...
  • James Brown Biopic 'Get on Up' To Open Zurich Festival

    PARIS- Zurich Film Festival will open with James Brown biopic "Get on Up," helmer Tate Taylor's follow up to Oscar-winning "The Help." Taylor, Chadwick Boseman, who plays Brown, and Octavia Spencer, who stars as the singer's aunt, will be in Zurich to...