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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 07.30.2014 | 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...

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...

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...

Who Will Be James Brown? Casting Begins For Bio-Pic

Posted 01.19.2013 | Black Voices

Last October producer Brian Grazer enlisted “The Help” director, Tate Taylor, to helm the long-awaited James Brown bio-flick. In addition to c...

James Brown Movie Moves Forward Without Spike Lee

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.23.2012 | Entertainment

In December of 2006, Spike Lee was hired to write and direct a film about the life of James Brown for producer Brian Grazer. One year later, Wesley Sn...

Actress Jessica Chastain Has The Help to Get Her Award Noms

Brad Balfour | Posted 04.28.2012 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

When actress Jessica Chastain attended the Sundance Film Festival more than a year ago, making the rounds for the film Take Shelter, she spoke on a pa...

Will The Help's Oscar Revive Interest in The Long Walk Home?

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.28.2012 | Home
Peter Dreier

In contrast to The Help, 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

Govindini Murty | Posted 03.01.2012 | Home
Govindini Murty

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.

Jordan Zakarin

'The Help' Director Rejoices Over Golden Globe Nominations

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 02.14.2012 | Entertainment

Tate Taylor's magical 2011 continued on Thursday, as his film "The Help" was nominated for four major Golden Globe awards. The '60s-set civil rights d...

Jordan Zakarin

'The Help' Star's Long, Emotional Journey

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 12.15.2011 | Entertainment

It would seem an impossible task: play a character that toes the line between ornery, funny, battered, distrustful and scared, all against the backdro...

Making A Big Move

Posted 01.04.2012 | Entertainment

While nothing's ever a sure bet in Hollywood, sometimes there's a collaboration so good that failure is nearly impossible. The Hollywood Reporter ...

Leslie Jordan Reveals His 'The Help' Crush

Leslie Jordan | Posted 12.04.2011 | Gay Voices
Leslie Jordan

When the call came that Tate Taylor wanted to offer me the part of Mr. Blackley in The Help, I almost fell on the floor. Perhaps this would be my chance to finally snag my man!

The Help's Octavia Spencer: "You Have to Know and You Have to Be Educated"

Ellen Sterling | Posted 10.11.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

Octavia Spencer may be best known to devotees of Ugly Betty as Constance Grady, the IMS agent who stalked Betty's father. Her film resume is varied, but she says, The Help was especially close to her heart.

HuffPost Review: The Help

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.03.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

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 The Help.

'The Help' To Be Made Into A Movie

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Kathryn Stockett and Tate Taylor have been best friends all their lives. Now they're collaborating on a major motion picture. DreamWorks Studios rece...