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  • Reel Critics: A wild ride with 'Guardians'

    Imagine revisiting the classic intergalactic bar scene from "Star Wars." Bizarre humanoids from many planets share their mutual suspicion of each other while sipping strange drinks. Now throw a flash-bang grenade into the bar. The chaos that follows could...
  • A tribute and revelations from the son of the Godfather of Soul

    The world knew singer James Brown as The Godfather of Soul — the singer who essentially invented funk and who from the mid-1950s through the 1990s put more than 100 songs on the R&B charts and influenced generations of performers, including such...
  • Sharen Davis' Costumes Spiff 'Up' James Brown Biopic

    When it comes to recreating the world of iconic '60/'70s chart toppers, Sharen Davis has become the go-to guru of sartorial splendor, especially when it comes to outfits that pop on stage. For "Dreamgirls," the musical inspired by the mercurial rise of...
  • '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’...
  • Lollapalooza: Outkast closes day two

    Lollapalooza: Outkast closes day two
    Reports from Saturday, day two at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, from Greg Kot (GK), Bob Gendron (BG) and Kevin Williams (KW): 11:31 a.m.: Blood Orange's Dev Hynes posted several tweets after his Lollapalooza set Friday saying that he and his girlfriend...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sinead O'Connor pursues proof that she's the boss

    Sinead O'Connor pursues proof that she's the boss
    About halfway through Sinead O'Connor's latest album, "I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss" (Nettwerk), the listener could be forgiven for thinking the title and the glam-rocker-in-latex cover photo are some kind of ironic joke. Yes, she may look like the boss,...
  • Interview: James Brown's son talks about being the child son of the Godfather of Soul

     
    The world knew singer James Brown as The Godfather of Soul — the singer who essentially invented funk and who from the mid-1950s through the 1990s put more than 100 songs on the R&B charts and influenced generations of performers......