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‘Get on Up’ Trailer: The James Brown Biopic Brings the Funk

Get On Up Trailer

Chadwick Boseman stars in the James Brown biopic 'Get on Up,' and now there's a trailer for the movie about the Godfather of Soul's rise to fame and fortune. Will this follow director Tate Taylor's 'The Help' in being both a late summer hit and an Oscar favorite? It's possible.

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How the Hottest Stars of 2013 Got Their Big Breaks

Hottest Breakout Stars 2013

From those getting their long-awaited big breaks to newcomers making a splash, this next heap should be closely watched come Oscar time and in the years to come.

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Has the ‘Black Panther’ Already Been Found in ’42′ Star Chadwick Boseman?

Chadwick Boseman Black Panther
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It looks like Morris Chestnut might have jumped the gun, 'cause Marvel's reportedly got another name in mind for their upcoming 'Black Panther' film: '42' star Chadwick Boseman.

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’42′ Review

42 Movie Review
Warner Bros.

My grandmother, Rhoda Singer, died earlier this year. She lived much of her life in Brooklyn and was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan. Her favorite player was Pee Wee Reese, the Dodgers' scrappy white shortstop who famously silenced a racist Cincinnati crowd by putting his arm around his black teammate Jackie Robinson during pre-game warmups.

I thought about my grandmother a lot while watching '42,' the new biopic of Jackie Robinson and his quest to break the color barrier in baseball. On an intellectual level, I can tell you a dozen things wrong with the movie, from its excessively preachy dialogue to its bloated length. But on an emotional level, I have to admit that this movie bypassed my brain and grabbed my heart, pulling each and every string contained therein firmly and repeatedly. It's a pretty good tribute to a great man. And when Pee-Wee and Jackie embraced on that field in Cincinnati I cried.

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’42′ Featurette Highlights the Heroism of Jackie Robinson

Warner Brothers

'42' looks fascinating, and not just for Harrison Ford's weird make-up. Relaying the biography of Jackie Robinson, it shows how the star baseball player (played by Chadwick Boseman) had to struggle against the prejudices that didn't want to see professional baseball become integrated. Now there's a featurette that plays up Robinson's historical significance.

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Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman Star in Jackie Robinson Bio-Pic ’42′ Trailer

Warner Brothers

Sorry for the groaner, but this trailer for '42' makes the film look like a can't miss. Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford lead the cast of this Jackie Robinson bio-pic, and the inherent drama of Robinson's ascendancy in the face of institutionalized racism makes this look like it will play well on the big screen.

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