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  • 'Get On Up' is partially funky

    'Get On Up' is partially funky
    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’s drive. “Get...
  • Box Office: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' to Blast Off With $65 Million

    "Guardians of the Galaxy" arrives in our solar system this weekend, powered by the strength of one of the most powerful brands in movies -- Marvel. These interstellar adventurers are not well known to non-comicbook readers, but studio analysts are...
  • James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' revels in drama and dance moves

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) - At first Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer thought she was seeing early concert footage of James Brown but then was told it was a screen test by Chadwick Boseman to play the "Godfather of Soul" in...
  • James Brown, 'On Up' in a really loud ski sweater

    James Brown, 'On Up' in a really loud ski sweater
    The James Brown biopic "Get On Up" opens Thursday evening; I see the film tonight at a press screening. According to those on the coasts who've already caught it, one scene re-creates the extraordinary "I Feel Good" dance number Brown performed, in an...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Mick Jagger on James Brown: 'He Was Very Generous and Kind With Me and He Wasn't Kind With Everybody'

    The Mecca of R&B music, aka Harlem's Apollo Theater, played host to Monday's world premiere of Universal's James Brown biopic "Get On Up." "I first saw James Brown at the Apollo," said Mick Jagger, who produced the film through his shingle Jagged Films....
  • Michelle Obama pushes for music, arts in schools at awards lunch

    Michelle Obama pushes for music, arts in schools at awards lunch
    First Lady Michelle Obama took to an entertainment-industry pulpit in Los Angeles to stump for expanding the role of arts in education, saying that 6 million children in the U.S. have no exposure to any form of arts in school. Speaking before an...
  • Chop & Quench brings Fela Kuti's 'The '69 L.A. Sessions' to life

    Chop & Quench brings Fela Kuti's 'The '69 L.A. Sessions' to life
    It was proclaimed more than once over the evening at California Plaza that history was being made in downtown Los Angeles on Friday night as part of the Grand Performances series. For the first time, a choice selection of the iconic Nigerian bandleader...
  • The dark side of choreographer Angelin Preljocaj comes to L.A.

     The dark side of choreographer Angelin Preljocaj comes to L.A.
    There is dark, and then there is the ├╝ber-noir, transgressive vision of modernist choreographer Angelin Preljocaj. Founding Ballet Preljocaj in Champigny-sur-Marne in 1984, the French-born Albanian shot to fame in 1990 by setting "Romeo and Juliet" in...
  • Review: Sharon Jones and Valerie June electrify the Wiltern

    Review: Sharon Jones and Valerie June electrify the Wiltern
    Beyond its musical attributes, the exhilarating performance delivered by soul singer Sharon Jones and her band the Dap-Kings on Tuesday testified to the restorative power of music. Other than her ultra-short hair, there was no outward evidence of the...