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2 hrs ago | NBC New York

Getting James Brown

The tricky business of making movies about real-life musicians tends to best succeed in flicks about great performers or composers who died far too young.


Related Topix: The Blues Brothers, Comedy Movies, Action Movies, Musical Movies, Sport Movies, Rocky IV, Drama Movies, Black Entertainment, Soul, Glenn Miller, Jazz, Rock-N-Roll, Jerry Lee Lewis, Entertainment

6 hrs ago | Denver Westword

Get On Up is an inspired James Brown biopic

He couldn't have known it at the time, but James Brown's debut recording and first chart hit - made in 1956 with the Famous Flames - is a question that contains its own answer.


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

6 hrs ago | Essence Magazine

Jill Scott on Playing James Brown's Abused Wife: 'She Loved Him Completely'

Behind every good man is a good woman. James Brown, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, might have agreed.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, Jill Scott, Hip-Hop, R-N-B

8 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Janelle Monae is ready for change

In a span of 13 days, the 28-year-old R&B singer/songwriter covered James Brown with Stevie Wonder in Los Angeles, opened for comedian Dave Chappelle in New York and spent Fourth of July on stage with Prince in New Orleans.


Related Topix: R&B, R-N-B, Black Entertainment, Soul, Stevie Wonder, Music, Entertainment

11 hrs ago | Switched

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 still persists eight years after his death.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul

17 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

This week's new movies: 'Boyhood,' 'Magic in the...

Trailer: 'Get on Up': 'Get on Up' offers a fun, fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, 42, Chadwick Boseman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Magic in the Moonlight

Tue Jul 29, 2014


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


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


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


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

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


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

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