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4 hrs ago | Philly.com

New and Noteworthy: Movies

Get On Up Chadwick Boseman, having played baseball legend Jackie Robinson in 42 , tries on a different kind of legend: the Godfather of Soul.


Related Topix: 42, Chadwick Boseman, The Help, Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Entertainment, Soul, Chris Pratt, Entertainment

6 hrs ago | WAPT-TV Jackson

Get On Up premiere in Madison

Big stars, and big crowds in Madison today for the premiere of the James Brown biopic -- shot entirely in Mississippi.


Related Topix: Get On Up, Mississippi, Black Entertainment, Soul, Chadwick Boseman, Theater, Arts

12 hrs ago | USA Today

Mick Jagger: James Brown 'gave his best in every show'

Mick Jagger, producer of biopic 'Get On Up,' copped plenty of dance moves from James Brown, and the similarities don't end there.


Related Topix: Mick Jagger, Pop/Rock, Black Entertainment, Soul, Get On Up, Chadwick Boseman, New York, Theater, Arts, Music, Entertainment

Yesterday | Boston.com

book review - Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!' is a book with a beat

Bob Dylan's legacy is practically a subgenre, mingling alongside books about the origins of classic albums, the Beatles versus the Rolling Stones, the life and times of Johnny Cash and James Brown, the rise of rap, Madonna's "Sex," and so forth.


Related Topix: Johnny Cash, Country, Black Entertainment, Soul, Rock-N-Roll, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The State

The music is the magic behind the beat of 'Get on Up'

It took producer Brian Grazer more than a dozen years – and an assist from Mick Jagger – to finally get on the good foot and make a biopic out of the turbulent, triumphant life of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business, music legend James Brown.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, 42, Chadwick Boseman, The Help

The Macon Telegraph

Midstate residents who knew James Brown hope new movie gets it right

Fred Daviss poses in his home in Perry in 2006 with a picture of James Brown and himself meeting the pope.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Houston County, GA, Perry, GA, Macon, GA, Bibb County, GA, Toccoa, GA, Stephens County, GA


Rolling Stones celebrate Mick Jagger's birthday with video retrospective

Mick Jagger celebrated his 71st birthday on July 26, enjoying a breather from The Stones' hugely successful 14 On Fire Tour and from promoting his James Brown biopic "Get on Up."


Related Topix: Mick Jagger, Pop/Rock, The Rolling Stones, Black Entertainment, Soul

The Macon Telegraph

Coming Sunday: The Godfather of Soul's Macon connection

Singer James Brown performs with his band of musicians and dancers during a seaside concert in Beirut Sunday night, January 2, 2000.


Related Topix: Macon, GA, Bibb County, GA, Black Entertainment, Soul


Mick Jagger Spotted Among 'Get On Up' Production Crew At The NY Premiere - Part 2

Rolling Stones star Mick Jagger was seen posing alongside Victoria Pearman, with whom he worked on the production of James Brown biopic 'Get On Up', and director Tate Taylor at the movie's New York premiere at The Apollo Theater.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones, Black Entertainment, Soul


'Get On Up' Star Tika Sumpter Looking Glamorous At The NY Premiere - Part 4

The cast and crew were spotted among the many arrivals on the red carpet at the New York premiere for James Brown biopic 'Get On Up'; among them included stars Tika Sumpter and Brandon Mychal Smith, co-screenwriter John-Henry Butterworth, co-producers Erica Huggins and Brian Grazer and director Tate Taylor.


Related Topix: Get On Up, Tika Sumpter, Black Entertainment, Soul

Hispanic Business

'Purple Rain' turns 30: How 1984 made Prince a superstar

His sales began to match his notoriety with his fifth album, "1999." The single "Little Red Corvette" joined .


Related Topix: Purple Rain, Music!, Drama Movies, Prince, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment

Fri Jul 25, 2014


A Week In Movies: Guardians Holds Two Premieres, Plus First Glimpses...

Guardians of the Galaxy buzz grows with L.A. and London premieres, while new trailers, features and photos tease audiences waiting for Fifty Shades, Lucy, biopics of James Brown and Alan Turing, and new Mad Max and Hunger Games movies... In the wake of especially strong buzz from critics who have seen the film, the cast of assembled for their world ... (more)


Related Topix: Guardians of the Galaxy, Mad Max, Action Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Black Entertainment, Soul, Fast & Furious


Hundreds see James Brown film premiere in Augusta

Filmmakers and stars of the new James Brown movie have given the soul singer's hometown a first look at their finished work.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Get On Up, 42, Chadwick Boseman


Mick Jagger compares Jay Z to James Brown

Speaking about the upcoming James Brown biopic Get On Up , on which he is acting as producer, Jagger discussed artists he thought were influenced by Brown's work ethic and business-minded approach to the music industry.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Get On Up

Vision Monday

Bold Face: Movie Men

Bold Face explores the cult of celebrity and the styles, trends and brands that stars show off in movies, at events and living their daily lives.


Related Topix: 42, Chadwick Boseman, Black Entertainment, Soul, Transformers: Age of Extinction


Will James Brown movie 'Get On Up' buck recent trend of low-grossing biopics?

Chadwick Boseman stars as James Brown in the 2014 Universal Studios movie "Get on Up," based on the life of James Brown from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Get On Up, Chadwick Boseman, The Help, The Social Network, Startups, Facebook, Movies, Entertainment

Salt Lake Tribune

At Twilight Concert, Charles Bradley ends Pioneer Day with a groove

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires entertained the crowd Thursday night. Amaris Jacques spent her Pioneer Day at her first Twilight concert.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WLTX-TV Columbia

StarsIn Augusta for Premiere of James Brown Movie

Fans from all over made their way to Augusta, the hometown of the "Godfather of Soul," James Brown for the premier of "Get On Up," a story about his life.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Augusta, GA, Columbia County, GA

Rock Hill Herald

Rock Hill Boxing Club members ready for fights Saturday in Fort Mill

Rumble From The Rock, the first USA Boxing-sponsored event ever held in Fort Mill, is set for Saturday, July 26 at the Comenius School for Creative Leadership gymnasium, at 8160 Regent Parkway in Fort Mill.


Related Topix: Fort Mill, SC, Black Entertainment, Soul

Film Comment

Soul Brother #1 comes to the Film Society in "James Brown: The...

When people think of James Brown, they think of his unforgettable charisma behind the mic and on the stage.


Related Topix: The Blues Brothers, Comedy Movies, Action Movies, Musical Movies, Sport Movies, Rocky IV, Drama Movies, Black Entertainment, Soul, 9, Blues