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Too many loose ends in Get On Up

Too many loose ends in Get On Up

Aug. 1 | By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Any actor hired to play “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business” in a biopic expectedly would be challenged at every split or scream he’d attempt in character on screen. Chadwick Boseman demonstrated...

Will Get On Up get it right?

Will Get On Up get it right?

Jul. 30 | James Brown a/k/a the Godfather of Soul, precursor to Prince, did not lead what you would call a wholesome life. He grew up in a shack dirt poor, lived in a brothel, went to prison at age 16 for robbery, later went to prison again for assault and...

Maid in America—Oscars tend to award Black  actors playing stereotypical roles

Maid in America—Oscars tend to award Black actors playing stereotypical roles

Mar. 7 |     When Viola Davis lost the Oscar for best actress portraying an African American maid in Katherine Stockett’s The Help to Meryl Streep portraying former Britain Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady at the 84th Academy Awards...
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