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True Blood & Get On Up actor Nelsan Ellis has passed away at 39

Actor Nelsan Ellis – known for his roles on the hit HBO show TRUE BLOOD and movies like GET ON UP – has passed at the young age of 39. The result of the star's shocking passing was due to complications from heart failure. Having earned his Bachelor's in Fine Arts from Juilliard in 2004, Ellis’ most memorable role was that of Lafayette Reynolds on BLOOD,...
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This Week in Blu-ray / DVD Releases: Boyhood, No Good Deed, Get On Up

This week: The remarkable Boyhood, the ridiculous No Good Deed, and a third round of Girls. ► The word Ďepicí gets thrown around a lot for movies which donít deserve it, but Richard Linklaterís BOYHOOD truly earned the title last year. Its story is folklore by now, but no less amazing: The same actors...
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What's New in Blu-ray and DVD releases this month? (January 2015)

This month on Blu-ray and DVD, Richard Linklater covers 12 years in BOYHOOD , Ben Affleck searches for a GONE GIRL , Brad Pitt unleashes his FURY , Robert Duvall takes on THE JUDGE , Laika's latest, THE BOXTROLLS , arrives, Scarlett Johansson portrays LUCY for Luc Besson, James Brown gets his own biopic with GET ON UP , scary doll ANNABELLE haunts, MEN,...
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Review: Get On Up

PLOT: The life and times of James Brown ( Chadwick Boseman ) – from his painful childhood to his rise to the top of the charts. Along the way, Brown has trouble with the law as well as his own band, all the while alienating his best friend and band-mate Bobby Byrd ( Nelsan Ellis ). REVIEW: When I heard that THE HELP ’s Tate Taylor would be directing a...
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New trailer and first poster for Get On Up starring Chadwick Boseman

Director Tate Taylor ’s ( THE HELP ) James Brown biopic GET ON UP has a new trailer for you to check out. 42 star Chadwick Boseman is the Godfather of Soul in the movie that will cover the famed performers life from growing up as an impoverished child to becoming one of the most popular recording artists of all time. I'm a sucker for a good biopic, but I...
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Chadwick Boseman is James Brown in the trailer for Get On Up

Man, it feels like yesterday when I was talking about Chadwick Boseman being cast as James Brown in GET ON UP. Now we have a trailer of the actor in action, and he looks like heís going to own this role. The film directed by THE HELPís Tate Taylor focuses on the story of Brown and his rise to become The Godfather of Soul . I know Brown and his music, but had no clue about...
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2014 Universal Pictures Preview!

Universal Pictures had a banner year in 2013, raking in $3.67 billion in domestic and international box office combined, thanks to hits like FAST & FURIOUS 6, DESPICABLE ME 2, and lower budget breakouts like IDENTITY THIEF, MAMA, THE PURGE, and BEST MAN HOLIDAY. They weren't without their losses, however, especially with the long-delayed 47 RONIN, which tanked. The tragic loss of Paul Walker...
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Fifty Shades of Grey and ID4 2 delayed, plus release date changes for Dracula Untold and Get on Up

I know this is going to just break all of your hearts, but it looks like you're going to have to wait a little longer to experience the deep eroticism of the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY film. Universal Pictures has done some release date shuffling, and chief among them is Sam Taylor-Johnson 's film version of E.L. James' steamy novel. The film, once scheduled to open on August 1, 2014...
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Dan Aykroyd and Jill Scott join the James Brown biopic starring Chadwick Boseman

The elusive Dan Aykroyd and singer Jill Scott have joined the cast of the upcoming James Brown biopic GET ON UP, which is being produced by Mick Jagger 's Jagger FIlms banner. The Tate Taylor -directed pic also stars Viola Davis , Octavia Spencer , and Chadwick Boseman as Brown in a "story that takes the singer from his humble beginnings to the height of stardom, while...
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