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James Brown Held the Spotlight, No Matter How Dark Life Got

Ted Fox | Posted 09.05.2014 | Entertainment
Ted Fox

From what Mr. Brown told me, and as the wonderful new movie, "Get On Up" powerfully shows, whatever frustrations he was dealing with then couldn't begin to match the pain, rejection and daily obstacles he endured as boy and young man.

These People Probably Had A Better Summer Than You Did

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.01.2014 | Entertainment

Summer isn't just for Country Time Lemonade and apple pie, it's also a season that can create Hollywood's next batch of superstars. This year, we coun...

10 Things I learned From Screening "Get on Up" #NABJ14

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

1. Viola Davis, Dan Akyroyd, and Octavia Spencer, should all get Oscar nods. 2. Chadwick Boseman is funky as the Godfather of Soul, Mr. Dynamite, ...

Feel James Brown's Groove: Get On Up

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Reese Halter

Universal Pictures 'Get On Up' is an inspiring, emotional and masterful biopic of James Brown, one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century.

Is 'Get On Up' Worth Your Money?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.01.2014 | Entertainment

Papa's got a brand new movie: Tate Taylor's "Get On Up," the story of iconic singer James Brown, arrives in theaters this weekend with the backing of ...

ReThink Review: Get On Up -- Soul Brother No. 1 Lives Again

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.01.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

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 The Help".

5 Ways James Brown Made A Major Impact On American Culture

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices

As James Brown’s highly anticipated biopic, “Get On Up,” is set to hit theaters this Friday, The Godfather Of Soul’s legacy still persists eig...

Chadwick Boseman Discusses James Brown 'Cut-Throat' Qualities

Associated Press | JAKE COYLE | Posted 08.01.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- A year after playing Jackie Robinson in "42," Chadwick Boseman was back in biopic spring training. To become James Brown for the ...

WATCH: Jill Scott 'Got Pretty Banged Up' Filming James Brown Biopic

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.28.2014 | Black Voices

James Brown’s highly anticipated biopic, “Get On Up” is set to hit theaters nationwide on August 1st. Starring “42” actor, Chadwick Boseman...

Brennan Williams

'42' Star Explains Why He Nearly Passed On Portraying James Brown

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.02.2014 | Black Voices

Filling the shoes of "The Godfather Of Soul" James Brown for a feature-length film is not an easy task, according to actor Chadwick Boseman. This summ...

'Draft Day' Is An Off-Season Treat

AP | TODD McCARTHY | Posted 04.10.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pre-pre-season opening kickoff of the 2014 National Football League schedule is returned for a score in "Draft Day," an entir...

Chadwick Boseman Talks 'Draft Day'

Black Film | Posted 04.07.2014 | Black Voices

Coming out this week is the Ivan Reitman’s football film, ‘Draft Day,’ starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Ellen Burstyn, Denis Leary, Fran...

WATCH: New James Brown Movie Gets Funky First Trailer

Posted 03.13.2014 | Entertainment

Universal is hoping that audiences will shake their money makers at movie theaters this summer. The studio has set Tate Taylor's James Brown movie, "G...

Vanity Fair's 2014 Hollywood Issue Cover Is STUNNING

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 02.03.2014 | Celebrity

A mix of seasoned actors and industry newcomers grace the cover of Vanity Fair's 20th annual Hollywood issue. The three-panel foldout boasts Oscar nom...

What's In Store For Margot Robbie And Other Breakout Movie Stars?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Last year's breakout stars are still reveling in their ascent to fame, but we're more anxious to see what 2014 has in store for them. Margot Robbie wo...

Jill Scott To Play James Brown's Wife

Posted 11.01.2013 | Entertainment

Jill Scott will play the wife of James Brown in the forthcoming biopic about the Godfather of Soul. Scott will star opposite Chadwick Boseman ("42...

The Man Playing James Brown Is ...

Posted 08.27.2013 | Entertainment

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 Univ...

Mississippi To Host Major Film Project

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 10.27.2013 | Entertainment

JACKSON, Miss. — Tate Taylor, the Mississippi native who directed "The Help," said Monday that he'll make a biographical feature film about Jame...

Popcorn Preview: 42

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: 42 (2013) Cast includes: Chadwick Boseman (The Kill Hole), Harrison Ford (Clear and Present Danger), Nicole Beharie (American Violet), Christoph...

Interview: Actor Alan Tudyk Plays a Racist in 42

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In the film about Jackie Robinson's first year in the majors, Chapman shows up spitting one racial epithet after another from in front of the Phillies' dugout at Ebbets Field, a monologue of bitter bigotry that left Tudyk feeling slightly hungover after each day of filming.

How He Became Jackie Robinson

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment

Chadwick Boseman is channeling the legacy of Jackie Robinson by portraying the baseball legend, the first African-American to play in the major league...

Chadwick Boseman Talks Jackie Robinson in 42 Interview

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 06.15.2013 | Entertainment
Danai P. Maraire

I spoke with Chadwick Boseman a few weeks before the film's opening and discussed carrying the legacy of such a beloved sportsman, seeking the approval of both his family and living widow Rachel, and all he learned working opposite leading man Harrison Ford.

ReThink Review: 42 -- Which Side of History Are You On?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.12.2013 | Sports
Jonathan Kim

Despite its flaws, 42 is a great illustration of a moment where America was given the choice between the right and wrong side of history, and by and large, we chose correctly.

Zaki's Review: 42

Zaki Hasan | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

42 is an exceptional story told unexceptionally. As a depiction of the trailblazing story of Jackie Robinson, who shattered the color barrier for prof...

Movie Review: 42

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In telling Robinson's story, Helgeland doesn't dwell on the endless barrage of racist bile that Robinson (and his wife) endured, but he doesn't shy from it either. As a result, Robinson's achievement takes on more meaning and more power.