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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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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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Review: Fading Gigolo

PLOT : Fioravante is a down-on-his luck, part-time florist and recently laid off clerk at a closed bookstore. With a little nudge from his ex-boss Murray, the middle-aged man finds himself entertaining wealthy women for money. REVIEW : There are a handful of relationships that are explored in the new film FADING GIGOLO yet not all of them work. Written, directed and starring John...
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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 he’s going to own this role. The film directed by THE HELP’s 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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Woody Allen pimps out John Turturro to Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara in the trailer for Fading Gigolo

John Turturro may not be the prettiest guy around but apparently he delivers. I mean, really delivers . You may already know the tale: an older man pimps out his friend in order to make some extra cash. What they didn't expect was that the gigolo would be scoring beautiful women, and might be unexpectedly falling for one of them. Kind of like DEUCE BIGALOW but classy. I'm only...
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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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Woody Allen is a pimp (seriously!) in this trailer for John Turturro's Fading Gigolo

Besides being a fantastic actor, John Turturro is also a decent director. He hasn't helmed that many films (his last movie was 2010's PASSIONE), but he's got a solid cast for his latest project, FADING GIGOLO. Turturro wrote the script and is also the lead in the film alongside Woody Allen . The film is about two friends that get into the gigolo business: one as the...
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