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With 'Ma,' Octavia Spencer Finally Gets The Bonkers Role She Deserves
An inside look at how Tate Taylor's thriller became Spencer's first lead vehicle, in a part originally written for a white actress.
Emily Blunt Just Can't Mind Her Own Business In 'The Girl On The Train' Trailer
The adaptation of the best-selling thriller opens Oct. 7.
Is 'Get On Up' Worth Your Money?
Get On Up
-- Soul Brother No. 1 Lives Again
Gentleman farmer, film critic for ReThink Reviews
If you hear that there's a biopic coming out about an influential African-American icon, the six words you don't want to hear connected to it are "From the director of
5 Ways James Brown Made An Impact On American Culture
As James Brown’s highly anticipated biopic, “Get On Up,” is set to hit theaters this Friday, The Godfather Of Soul’s legacy
Chadwick Boseman On James Brown: 'There Is A Certain Amount Of Cutthroat-ness To Him'
By Associated Press, Associated Press
"Get on Up," produced by Brian Grazer, had gone through other iterations. At one time, Spike Lee was to direct. Later, Mick
Jill Scott Reveals Most Difficult Challenge About Filming James Brown Biopic, 'Get On Up'
“So we’re very ginger, but you feel it. I definitely did. I had a stunt coordinator, but I had to let go in order to actually
Chadwick Boseman Explains Why He Nearly Passed On Portraying James Brown In 'Get On Up'
What were some of the most interesting facts that you learned about him that you didn't know prior to filming? I knew it
'Get On Up' Trailer Gets On Up
Universal is hoping that audiences will shake their money makers at movie theaters this summer. The studio has set Tate Taylor's
Jill Scott To Play James Brown's Wife In 'Get On Up'
Scott also joins Dan Aykroyd among the newest casting additions for "Get On Up." Aykroyd will play Ben Bart, the president
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Chadwick Boseman As James Brown: '42' Star Cast As Godfather Of Soul
Papa's got a brand-new bag, and this time it's in the form of a biopic. James Brown will finally see his life play out on the big screen now that Universal and Imagine Entertainment are moving forward with the long-gestating film.
Chadwick Boseman As James Brown: '42' Star Cast As Godfather Of Soul In Tate Taylor's Biopic
According to Variety, Chadwick Boseman, who broke onto the scene this year as Jackie Robinson in "42," will play Brown. Tate
James Brown Movie Producer Brian Grazer To Begin Casting
“I had the rights for a very long time, from about 12 years ago. I was really determined to do it for a variety of reasons
James Brown Movie Hires Tate Taylor To Direct, Mick Jagger As Producer
Now, however, it appears Lee's version will go the way of his long-planned Jackie Robinson biopic. Deadline.com reports that
Actress Jessica Chastain Has
to Get Her Award Noms
Veteran Interviewer; Pop Culture Chronicler
It was such a great experience that I hope I will be afforded more. We were really supportive of each other, and I believe
's Oscar Revive Interest in
The Long Walk Home
E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, Occidental Col...
In contrast to
The Long Walk Home
shows African-American maids as active participants in the civil rights struggle -- and remains a much more uplifting and hard-hitting movie about the plight and pluck of black domestic servants confronting racism.
The Cinema of Liberty: The Top 10 Pro-Freedom Films of 2011
It is greatly worthwhile to celebrate the notable movies of 2011 that took the risk of advocating for democratic freedom, the political principle that makes so much film artistry possible.
Golden Globes 2012: 'The Help' Director Tate Taylor On His Film's Nominations
Will your crew, Allison Janney and Octavia Spencer, etc., be in that one? Are they now your go-to? I've always admired what
Octavia Spencer On 'The Help': Civil Rights, Character & Friendship
What I hate to say is, because when you ever own anything like that, people think you're playing yourself. And there is so
Melissa McCarthy Teams Up WIth 'The Help' Director Tate Taylor On Comedy
Though Taylor's recent period drama was a box-office stunner, it isn't to say that his comedy chops aren't up to snuff. McCarthy
My Not-So-Secret Crush on the Set of
Actor and writer
When the call came that Tate Taylor wanted to offer me the part of Mr. Blackley in
, I almost fell on the floor. Perhaps this would be my chance to finally snag my man!
's Octavia Spencer: "You Have to Know and You Have to Be Educated"
Award-winning journalist and editor
Octavia Spencer may be best known to devotees of
as Constance Grady, the IMS agent who stalked Betty's father. Her film resume is varied, but she says,
was especially close to her heart.
Author, film critic, filmmaker
Some will say: This is yet another movie about the civil-rights movement moment in our history, in which the white people are the heroes, saving the black characters. But that's far too simplistic a reading of
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