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4 hrs ago | Deadline

Get On Line: Pluto.TV To Stream James Brown '60s Videos On Biopic's Debut Weekend

Online video site Pluto.TV will launch a James Brown-focused channel, streaming for free his classic 1960s-era live performances and timed with the Friday debut of " Get On Up ," a biopic about the "Godfather of Soul," starring Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis and directed by Tate Taylor .


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

8 hrs ago | SFGate

Review: Boseman drips with charisma as James Brown

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from "Get On Up."


Related Topix: 42, Get On Up, Media, Universal Pictures, Black Entertainment, Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis

13 hrs ago | VH1

Get On Up: Jennifer Hudson, Questlove + More Of Your Favorites...

The long-awaited James Brown biopic Get On Up explores the late Godfather of Soul's legacy that continues to influence hip-hop, R&B, funk, and nearly every other musical genre to this day.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Music, Entertainment

14 hrs ago | Reuters

James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' revels in drama and dance moves

At first Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer thought she was seeing early concert footage of James Brown but then was told it was a screen test by Chadwick Boseman to play the "Godfather of Soul" in the new biopic "Get On Up."


Related Topix: Get On Up, Arts, Dance, Black Entertainment, Soul, 42, Octavia Spencer

15 hrs ago | Spokane 7

Friday's openings: Beyond the 'Galaxy'

Following Scarlett Johansson 's transition into the Internet - setting her up for, hmmm, her role in "Her" ? - sci-fi of sort continues as a theme this week in the nation's theaters.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Hot Chicks, Scarlett Johansson, Guardians of the Galaxy, 42, Black Entertainment, Soul

18 hrs ago | ContactMusic.com

Ten Of The Best Quentin Tarantino Movie Soundtrack Songs

Let's forget the controversy for a minute. In Django Unchained , Quentin Tarantino has managed to assemble another top draw soundtrack; established names like Ennio Morricone are including, as past and present soul and R&B stars like James Brown and Rick Ross, right up to modern contemporaries like John Legend - even Tupac makes an appearance.


Related Topix: Django Unchained, Jackie Brown, Thriller, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Pop/Rock, Soundtrack, Black Entertainment, Soul, Celebrities, Uma Thurman

19 hrs ago | Times Herald-Record

Classic Catskills: Finding ways to preserve the heritage of the Catskills

In the '50s and early '60s, the Catskills were one of America's top entertainment hot spots, at least on a par with their glitzy cousins.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Sullivan County, NY, Celebrities, Billy Crystal, Jerry Seinfeld, Bethel, NY, Fallsburg, NY

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Women's Wear Daily

Daryl Brown Talks 'Inside the Godfather of Soul'

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Get On Up

Back Stage

1 Way Kerry Barden Maintained Authenticity in 'Get On Up'

Director Tate Taylor's "Get on Up," a biopic of the late soul singer James Brown, features a powerful cast of actors recreating Brown's life, from his humble beginnings to his huge, worldwide success.


Related Topix: The Help, Get On Up, Black Entertainment, Soul

Detroit News

Drummer Gene Dunlap is serious about setting the 'groove'

Growing up in Detroit, Dunlap says he was a major James Brown fan, with mad love for the drummers in the godfather of soul's band.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Marcus Miller, Jazz, George Duke, Earl Klugh

Oakland Post

Actor Nelsan Ellis as Bobby Byrd in the anticipated new film, Get on Up James Brown's Right Hand Man

The one and only James Brown- proclaimed "Godfather of Soul" who forever changed the landscape of rhythm, blues, funk and dance around the world-was a composite of influences, mostly negative, as the story's told in GET ON UP, the new film chronicling his life, directed by Tate Taylor .


Related Topix: Get On Up, Black Entertainment, Soul, True Blood, Entertainment, Television, Nelsan Ellis, The Help, Chadwick Boseman

ABC News

A Double-Header of Biopics for Chadwick Boseman

To become James Brown for the film "Get on Up," Boseman needed to rely on an entirely different skill set.


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

Sun Jul 27, 2014


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

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

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


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