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  1. 'Get On Up': Chadwick Boseman does commendable job portraying James BrownRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 1 | Christian Science Monitor

    ... he is to virtually everyone around him. As his longtime backup singer Bobby Byrd , Nelsan Ellis is nuanced, and Viola Davis , as Brown's mother, has a powerful backstage scene with her estranged son that is the film's highpoint - even if it's ...

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  2. Will 'Get On Up' Make You Stand Up and Cheer?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 1 | ABC News

    ... seminal moment in the latter part of his life -- a life that began with an awful childhood in which his mother (Viola Davis) left him to fend for himself with his seemingly abusive father who, in turn, handed over young James to his aunt (Octavia ...

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  3. He's got soul: Star shines in James Brown biopicRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 31 | HeraldNet

    ... and business adviser Ben Bart (Dan Aykroyd). The latter is a much-needed parental figure, as Brown's folks (Viola Davis and Lennie James) are far from ideal influences. Director Tate Taylor ("The Help") knows how to generate dramatic punches, and of ...

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  4. 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Get On Up': Review RevueRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 1 | WSJ Media and Advertising

    ... starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana ) and the Godfather of Soul (" Get On Up ," starring Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis ). Find out what the critics have to say on Rotten Tomatoes. How strong is the Marvel juggernaut right now? It's so strong ...

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  5. Trailer Park - 8/1 Edition: 'Get On Up' and 'Guardians of the...Read the original story

    Friday Aug 1 | TheCelebrityCafe

    ... The Mick Jagger produced musical biopic plays for two hours and nineteen minutes. It stars Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd. An adventurer and his crew of misfits fight to keep ...

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  6. Reviews Round-Up: Critics Fall For The James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 1 | ContactMusic.com

    ... of the twentieth century's most enduring musical icons. Boseman is joined on the cast list by Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and Dan Aykroyd. So far, the film has received a great deal of compliments. Owen Gleiberman of BBC Worldwide is one of the ...

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  7. Movies: Get On UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 1 | Q1043.com

    ... is highly effective. So is Dan Aykroyd as his manager. Most impressive in a small role: the always Oscary-worthy Viola Davis as the mom of James Brown. She gives a positively heartbreaking , raw performance. The most fun: Brandon Smith in an itty ...

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  8. Get On Up: When Boseman Finally Transforms, He's ElectricRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 1 | CBS Local

    ... nd eventually "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business." And Boseman ultimately does Brown proud. Also starring Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd. Directed by Tate Taylor. Rated PG-13.

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  9. Get on UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 1 | NWAonline

    ... for Brown's actual performances. Get on Up covers Brown from his birth to impoverished parents (Lennie James and Viola Davis) in rural Georgia up until his legal troubles in the late 1980s. Abandoned by his parents, he spent much of his youth ...

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  10. 'Get on Up' chronicles the life of the legendary James BrownRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 31 | Examiner.com

    ... figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by the amazing talents of Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Craig Robinson, Octavia Spencer, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter and Jill Scott. Of course, Boseman is in good hands guided by ...

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  11. IMG - Get on Up Review: An Iconic LifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 31 | IGN

    ... mall. Brown emerges from the friction of nature and nurture; Early on, Brown's violent father chases his mother (Viola Davis) out of the house, out of his life. The trauma keeps young James searching for the ethereal joys that later fuel his music ...

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  12. 'Get On Up' is very uneven but it gets it right where it countsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 31 | Examiner.com

    Chadwick Boseman turns up the heat as James Brown in "Get On Up" also starring Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Dan Aykroyd, Tika Sumpter and Jill Scott.

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  13. Octavia Spencer and Chadwick Boseman giggle at Atlanta premiere of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 25 | Daily Mail

    ... a black and white lace jacket, and black skinny jeans tucked into matching studded boots. Get On Up also stars Viola Davis as the mother that abandoned Brown only track him down once he became famous. Taylor directed Davis and Spencer in The Help, ...

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  14. The Lone Non-Oscar Nominee: A History of Rude Trailer BillingRead the original story

    Friday Jul 25 | OhNoTheyDidnt

    ... we really need to dangle Oscar nominations in front of the viewers? Because yes, Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, and Terrence Howard are all nominees, and Melissa Leo is a winner. But Maria Bello has to be placated with "Golden Globe ...

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  15. Watch 10 (6) Clips From James Brown Biopic, 'Get on Up' + Check Out the New PosterRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 23 | OhNoTheyDidnt

    ... Brown biopic, "Get on Up," begins with a 6-year-old James Brown, as he's abandoned by his mother (played by Viola Davis) and left to live with his Aunt Honey (played by Octavia Spencer), who runs a brothel. And the film ends in 1993 with a comeback ...

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  16. Donna Donna: WATCH: James Brown Bio Pic Produced by Mick JaggerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 22 | WBAB-FM West Babylon

    ... is played by Chadwick Boseman, who most recently portrayed baseball player Jackie Robinson in "42," co-stars Viola Davis, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer and Dan Aykroyd and is directed by Tate Taylor, who adapted the novel 'The Help' into the Oscar ...

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  17. Over 12 New Get on Up Images Show James Brown Coming to LifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 21 | Collider

    ... by any means, so I'm sure hitting those required bases will provide some kind of enjoyment. The film also stars Viola Davis , Octavia Spencer , Nelsan Ellis , Lennie James , Tika Sumpter , Jill Scott , and Dan Aykroyd . It opens on August 1st. Check ...

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  18. Check Out 20 New Stills from the James Brown Biopic Get on UpRead the original story

    Monday Jul 21 | ComingSoon.net

    Universal Pictures has brought online more than 20 new stills from director Tate Taylor's Get on Up , the upcoming James Brown biopic starring Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.

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  19. Mick Jagger and cast of 'Get On Up' about James Brown appeared on 'Today' showRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2014 | Examiner.com

    Chadwick Boseman turns up the heat as James Brown in "Get On Up" also starring Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Dan Aykroyd, Tika Sumpter and Jill Scott.

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  20. James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' - first trailer dropsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2014 | NME

    ... Tate Taylor follows up his Academy Award nominated drama The Help casting Boseman as James Brown alongside Viola Davis ( Prisoners ), Octavia Spencer ( The Help ), Lennie James (The Walking Dead) and Dan Aykroyd ( Ghostbusters ). Promising a ...

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