Movie Exclusive – First Trailer for James Brown Biopic “Get On Up”

Director Tate Taylor gained critical acclaim for his 2011 film, The Help, and it looks like he has another powerful film under his belt. Collider has shared the first trailer for Taylor’s next directorial adventure, a James Brown biopic entitled Get On Up.

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The cast behind this film includes Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Dan Aykroyd, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, and Jill Scott. This is Boseman’s second time portraying a historical icon as he also recently played Jackie Robinson in last year’s 42.

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Image via Collider

Here is an official synopsis for Get On Up (via Apple Movie Trailers):

“In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up.  Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.  Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.”

What do you think of this new trailer? Would you be interested in seeing Get On Up when it hits theaters on August 1, 2014? Do you think this film could be an Oscar contender next year?

Sources: Collider, YouTube, and Apple Movie Trailers

Television Exclusive – New Image and Character Portraits for AMC’s “Low Winter Sun”

The AMC Network has a very big summer coming up with the series finale of the hit show Breaking Bad and the series premiere of Low Winter Sun approaching.

Low Winter Sun is a new cop drama series that stars Mark Strong, Lennie James, David Costabile, Athena Karkanis, James Ransone, Sprague Grayden, Billy Lush, and Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The story follows two police detectives working in Detroit that are involved in the murder of a fellow cop. From there, things begin to unravel and detective Frank Agnew (Strong) must battle with his inner morals.

What so you think of this new still and the character portraits? Will you be watching Low Winter Sun when it premieres August 11, 2013 after the Breaking Bad season premiere? What do you think of the actors involved in this show? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Sources: The Wrap (Photo Gallery), The Wrap (Article)

Television Exclusive – AMC Sets Premiere Date for Final Season of “Breaking Bad”

AMC has recently announced the premiere date for the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad. The first of the final eight episodes will premiere Sunday, August 11, 2013.  Fans may note this the premiere date has been changed from the original announcement made almost a year ago.

The premiere of Breaking Bad‘s final season will lead into the debut a new drama called Low Winter Sun, which stars actors Mark Strong and Lennie James as police detectives working in Detroit that are involved in the murder of a fellow cop. Watch an exclusive trailer for the show here.

Breaking Bad will also be getting a half-hour talk show called Talking Bad that recaps what happened in the night’s episode. There is a similar show on the air now called Talking Dead, which recaps the episodes of The Walking Dead.

Will you be watching the final episodes of Breaking Bad? Would you be interested in watching Low Winter Sun? Do you think there needs to be a talk show to recap the episodes of Breaking Bad? Why do you think AMC is cancelling such a successful show?

Poster of Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad.

Source: IMDb