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  • 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' drifts among 'all the lonely people'

    Serenely melancholy but unfailingly melodramatic, "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" is a tone poem to love and loss thatgoes on too long and is more intent on creating a sad mood than withbreaking your heart or bringing you to tears. Writer-director...
  • "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...
  • James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up' to Open Zurich

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - 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...
  • James Brown Biopic 'Get on Up' To Open Zurich Festival

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - 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...
  • Fall TV 2014: Quick takes on all the new shows

    Warning: Your television is about to be slammed with a mind-boggling array of new shows featuring everything from comic book titans and political power players to kooky sitcom families, to one really bad judge. Yes, it's overwhelming, but we're here...
  • Season Preview 2014: What to watch on TV in Orlando

    Season Preview 2014: What to watch on TV in Orlando
    Here are the synopses, time slots and premiere dates, where available, for new series and programs from the broadcast networks, cable channels and PBS. Schedules can change. TV critic Hal Boedeker assesses the programs. ABC SELFIE, 8 p.m. Tuesday:...
  • Variety Picks 10 Actors to Watch for 2014

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Variety has announced its annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, an honor the publication has been bestowing since 1998. Past honorees include many future Oscar-winners and nominees such as Adrien Brody, Taraji P. Henson,...
  • Allison Janney on her double Emmys win and post-'West Wing' act in TV

    Allison Janney on her double Emmys win and post-'West Wing' act in TV
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - When "The West Wing" ended in 2006, Allison Janney was secretly terrified. She worried she would never find another TV series role as powerful as the one she held in the Bartlet administration for seven seasons. She was...
  • Allison Janney on Her Double Emmys Win and Post-'West Wing' Act in TV

    When "The West Wing" ended in 2006, Allison Janney was secretly terrified. She worried she would never find another TV series role as powerful as the one she held in the Bartlet administration for seven seasons. She was nervous about being typecast as...
  • Emmys: Julianna Margulies on Women in TV and Heavy Workloads

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Good Wife's" Julianna Margulies touched on two hot button issues for television during her Emmy Awards acceptance speech for lead actress in a drama series. "What a wonderful time for women on television," she said in her...