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Re: “OK James Brown biopic Get On Up fumbles one of pop music's most compelling stories

I just saw the film, and while it's easy to pick apart occasional Hollywood excesses, and bemoan all the important things that had to be either left out or over-simplified, I think it was much better than the average music bio-pic and much better than this review suggests. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who loved Brown's music. I also think Chadwick Boseman did an amazing job.

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Posted by rottentomatofest on 08/05/2014 at 6:50 PM

Re: “OK James Brown biopic Get On Up fumbles one of pop music's most compelling stories

I'm waiting for the Jackie Wilson biopic, myself.

Stacy Harris
Publisher/Executive Editor/Media Critic
Stacy's Music Row Report

Posted by Stacy Harris on 08/04/2014 at 8:08 PM
Posted by Pete Wilson on 08/04/2014 at 6:35 PM

Re: “OK James Brown biopic Get On Up fumbles one of pop music's most compelling stories

Get on Up, a film that tells the story of legendary singer Black, James Brown. Biographical film was directed by Tate Taylor and also the leader of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger. Chadwick Boseman will play the legendary James Brown, in the film directed by Tate Taylor ("The Help"). Remained in history as "The Godfather of Soul" features the Chadwick Boseman, starring alongside Nelsan Ellis, Tika Sumpter, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and Dan Aykroyd, best movies

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Posted by Elena Chera on 08/04/2014 at 5:38 AM

Re: “The stars align for James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, a summery antidote to superhero bombast

A new team of Marvel superheroes will make its entry into theaters, composed of characters as different as it is interesting. Newcomers are the Guardians of the Galaxy, some lesser known Marvel universe, so studios have considered it appropriate to launch a major character in the film guide, which will help to avoid confusion between, for example, Dey and Korath Rhomann, but also finding some useful biographical orientation in the complex world of fighters Galaxy. Guardians of the Galaxy tackles a bold new way of looking at superheroes and one of the riskiest and various Marvel projects, an epic space adventure that combines sci-fi adventure, action, and - after cool movies

Posted by Elena Chera on 08/01/2014 at 2:21 AM

Re: “OK James Brown biopic Get On Up fumbles one of pop music's most compelling stories

Can't wait (for the documentary instead).

The upcoming Hank Williams biopic probably should be a similar treatment of (re)viewing complicated, once-in-a-lifetime contemporary 20th century musical genius on the widescreen.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Conslor on 07/31/2014 at 5:34 AM

Re: “Within the picture-book perfection of Ida, a Holocaust orphan finds the bitter truth of her lineage

Historian Jan Gross has written about anti-Semitism after Auschwitz. In addition, Anna way back to the monastery, is related to its double orphan condition. He lost his family, now lost twice. In a world of utter uprooting, Anna chose to flee the world. He turns to Jesus, to withdraw to mourn forever, those "killed at dawn" (Zbigniew Herbert). Wash the statue of Christ forever, hoping to find the Son of Man as humanity could descend into the horror of the Holocaust. Labor and labor of mourning memory, "Ida" is, above all, a harrowing confession about the lives of the injured (to resume Adorno's words) of what was once Central Europe.

Posted by Elena Chera on 07/28/2014 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Rediscovered singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez embraces newfound fame through the doc Searching for Sugar Man

Well that's what the program was explaining, how 'they' tried to change his name to make it sound other-then-Mexican.

Posted by Daisy on 07/25/2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “In a battle of train vs. Transformer, Bong Joon-ho's allegorical sci-fi actioner Snowpiercer wins any competition that matters

A new concept of a future black fiction often approached like a little eccentric film that combines humor with grim and allows actors to express a variety of characters able to survive any company submitted Joon-ho Bong looks pretty decadent divided into social classes, living the same state of claustrophobia undergoing common destiny, lack of freedom train fascinating truth is that a bold idea makes thriller transmit various moods imposed by running the action, give reason uncomfortable questions like: how he managed to run for 17 years in both harsh weather and whether humanity is worth saving? Under the guise of fantasy, desire emerges clearly express the injustices of our society.

Posted by Elena Chera on 07/20/2014 at 8:11 AM

Re: “A satisfied man gets his due in Steve James' stirring Roger Ebert doc Life Itself

I don't know how I'm going to review this one myself, Criz. Roger was so kind to me when I didn't deserve it, and so gracious ... hell, what you said ....

And I love Kael too. And you dude...

Posted by Philip Martin on 07/10/2014 at 9:09 PM

Re: “A thrilling summer blockbuster driven by ideas and characters, even if they're not human

The film, directed by Matt Reeves (Let Me In, Cloverfield), is starring Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Judy Greer Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was recently launched and the sequel now has a new poster, which you can see on Caesar, the new leader of the planet, with his successor. In Dawn of the Planet of the Apes newly formed nation of genetically modified monkey is threatened by a group of human survivors of the devastating spread of the virus a decade ago. Reached a fragile truce, but it turns out to be short-lived, because both sides are ready to stir up the final war that will decide who deserves the title of dominant species on Earth, best movie

Posted by Elena Chera on 07/10/2014 at 11:10 AM

Re: “A satisfied man gets his due in Steve James' stirring Roger Ebert doc Life Itself

Wow, I may have to see this! Any mentioning of his involvement in the Russ Meyer movies? There's gotta be some juicy stories there, eh?

Posted by Mark P. on 07/10/2014 at 10:12 AM

Re: “On the surprisingly strong Tammy, and its emerging feminist hero Melissa McCarthy

Warner Bros has released a comedy director Ben Falcone, who is entitled Tammy. The main role is owned by actress Melissa McCarthy (The Heat), a woman takes her diabetic grandmother a great day trip, after being fired from a fast food restaurant and discovers that her husband has an adventure. Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon in the comedy Tammy If you like humor that is shown in this video is a good chance you want to revisit, Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) has a bad daylight possible. She ran out of the car that was raised was dismissed from work and instead find comfort at home, finds her husband with the neighbor in her own home. The bad news is that it's broke. He quickly packed things and starts to her parents' house. She wants to use her mother's car, but instead to travel alone, her grandmother Pearl (Susan Sarandon) wants her trip. The film also stars Allison Janney, Gary Cole, Mark Duplass, Toni Collette, Nat Faxon, Dan Aykroyd, and Kathy Bates, best movie

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Posted by Elena Chera on 07/06/2014 at 2:10 AM

Re: “The Karate Kid, only with Susan Sarandon ... and ping-pong? Sold!

Ping Pong Summer A family vacation in the summer of 1985 changed everything for a teenager obsessed with tennis, a comedy with many funny scenes, a great cast: Susan Sarandon, Lea Thompson, Amy Sedaris, John Hannah, Judah Friedlander, Quinn McColgan, Robert Longstreet, Emmi Shockley, best movie for the whole family

Posted by Elena Chera on 07/04/2014 at 10:54 PM

Re: “A fourth Transformers jackhammering at Michael Bay's hands is four too many

Bay's success is easy to understand. There will always be people -- apparently a lot of people -- who want to put their brains on hold and watch stuff blowing up really big and loud. Bay now actually has disciples and imitators. Hello, Zack Snyder!

As for product placement, it's not new. I recently rewatched THE BREAKFAST CLUB (1985) and couldn't help but notice the prominent placement of Coca-Cola cans in one scene. And I mean in every shot of the scene. Apparently, this school only served one brand of soft drink.

Posted by Mark on 07/03/2014 at 5:37 PM

Re: “If anything, the deeper, darker How to Train Your Dragon 2 is better than the first

In "How To Train Your Dragon 2" Kit's villain type role that has been identified so far. First Animation "How To Train Your Dragon" was a great success and won 10 trophies Annie - awards which recognize the most important achievements in the field of animation. Produced by studio DreamWorks' How To Train Your Dragon 2 "was one of the animations announced by the manufacturer for the period 2012 to 2014," How to Train Your Dragon 2 "we see how life evolved after the Vikings were tame dragons moved in the same city and have become a sort of stud. Each Viking riding a dragon fly, which is also a partner in adventure and best friend, im very good cast actors Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Jay Baruchel, Kit Harington and others, best film

Posted by Elena Chera on 07/02/2014 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Obvious Child: the abortion-centric rom-com we didn't know we needed

The next logical step for this genre is the post STD rom-com we never knew we needed. An anti-Philadelphia if you will. Can you imagine the side-splitting hilarity a Tom Hanks-spoofed scene with an HIV-positive woman doing a pole dance with an IV stand to Getchur Freek On? Now that's empowerment for the modern hip woman!

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Posted by katysdad777 on 06/30/2014 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Obvious Child: the abortion-centric rom-com we didn't know we needed

While I do commend Obvious Child for not villifying a woman who is considering an abortion, I do wish that this review would have talked more about the movie instead of issue. Not every groundbreaking film is a good movie. And since going to the movies is expensive, I like to save my money for the good ones.

Additionally, just as not every woman who is considering an abortion is a monster, we must also remember that not every woman who continues an inconvenient pregnancy does so because abortion is unattainable for her. Pro- choice means respecting both choices

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Posted by N on 06/27/2014 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Obvious Child: the abortion-centric rom-com we didn't know we needed

^^^ I don't think you needed to identify as a pro-lifer, it's clear from your problem with someone having a positive reaction to this film.

"Why don't you leave your personal opinions out of this completely subjective art form, and apply the basic mathematical formula to determine if the movie is good? I mean, as a film reviewer, why would you think anyone actually wants to hear your opinion?? Some people, amiright!"

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Posted by mynamesnotmolly on 06/27/2014 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Obvious Child: the abortion-centric rom-com we didn't know we needed

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5 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by zachmosc on 06/26/2014 at 5:34 PM

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