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Marshall Trailer #2 (2017) “The Only Way to Get Through a Bigot’s Door is to Break it Down”

Before he was the Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman turned in two of the most impressive biopic performances in recent years portraying baseball icon Jackie Robinson in 42 and soul legend James Brown in Get on Up.  This fall Boseman will be portraying Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice and civil rights pioneer.  The film, directed by Reginald Hudlin, focuses on a case early in Marshall’s career, before he became one of the most formidable lawyers and jurists in American history.  Co-starring with Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, and Josh Gad, Boseman’s Marshall will arrive in theaters October 13, 2017.
Josh Gad and Chadwick Boseman in Marshall

Marshall Trailer #1 (2017) “The Only Way to Get Through a Bigot’s Door is to Break it Down”

Before he was the Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman turned in two of the most impressive biopic performances in recent years portraying baseball icon Jackie Robinson in 42 and soul legend James Brown in Get on Up.  This fall Boseman will be portraying Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice and civil rights pioneer.  The film, directed by Reginald Hudlin, focuses on a case early in Marshall’s career, before he became one of the most formidable lawyers and jurists in American history.  Co-starring with Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, and Josh Gad, Boseman’s Marshall will arrive in theaters October 13, 2017.
Josh Gad and Chadwick Boseman in Marshall

Movie Review: Get On Up (2014)

Get On Up, Chadwick Boseman

We’ve had some truly fantastic musical biopics in the last decade with Ray and Walk the Line.  In both cases, you had an actor who was able to almost become that musician and through their music we learned the narrative of their lives.  In Get On Up you have half of that.  Chadwick Boseman is fantastic as James Brown, but the movie is so without a driving narrative line that at times it’s almost incoherent (and I mean incoherent in comparison to James Brown talking.) Continue reading Movie Review: Get On Up (2014)

FOX Shuffles Release Dates for Frankenstein, Gone Girl and Other Films

FOX20th Century FOX has released a press statement this morning containing a number of release date shifts including ones for Frankenstein and David Fincher’s adaptation of my favorite book of last year: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

Following this morning’s news that 20th Century Fox has set Roma Downey and Mark Burnett’s Son of God for a February 28, 2014 release comes a few more release date announcements and changes from the studio.

Jorge R. Gutierrez’s Book of Life, formerly set for release on October 3, 2014, will now arrive two weeks later on October 17. The animated film, produced by Guillermo del Toro, is said to be a “Romeo and Juliet” style love story set against a Mexican “Day of the Dead” backdrop. The new date has Book of Life opening opposite Tate Taylor’s James Brown biopic, Get On Up.

The Paul McGuigan-directed Frankenstein, formerly set for release on that same October 17, will now arrive January 6, 2015. With a cast that includes Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy and Jessica Brown Findlay, Frankenstein is currently set to open without any newly-released competition.

Finally, David Fincher’s Gone Girl, which was formerly without a release date, will open October 3, 2014. Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit and Carrie Coon, Gone Girl will go up against Gary Shore’s Dracula Untold.
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn