Arts & Entertainment

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"Get On Up" says it loud: He's Brown and he's proud!

Tate Taylor's well-directed Get On Up is the latest movie about tortured artiste who acts in self-destructive ways, a biopic about "The Godfather of Soul," James Brown.

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"Lucy" evokes Kubrick, visually visionary

Writer/director Luc Besson's "Lucy" is arguably the most visually visionary science fiction movie since Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey."

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Cult film's John Waters gets "Carsick"

Carsick will keep readers entertained, presenting what it's really like these days to hitchhike across the United States.

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In "Snowpiercer," classes struggle on a train

The master and inventor of the perpetual train lives in the engine, while subsequent cars are filled with succeeding levels of privileged people. Our heroes barely survive in the back.

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"Begin Again" features music industry and people

Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and several products of Apple, Inc. It's about producing and distributing music without the overhead costs or help of the traditional industry.

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“We Are the Best!”: Little anarchists start a band

Clearly, "We Are the Best!" is a remembrance of someone's 1982 life on the cusp of womanhood.

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Today in labor history: Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" released

Twenty-five years ago today Spike Lee's union-made blockbuster movie on race and racism, "Do the Right Thing" was released in theaters nationwide.

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The brief but bright life of Aaron Swartz - R.I.P.

Brian Knappenberger's riveting documentary, The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz is required viewing for anyone who values free speech and justice.

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"Sarajevo": Saga of 1914 joins ranks of great pacifist films

Like Oliver Stone in JFK, Sarajevo's director Andreas Prochaska and writer Martin Ambrosch have created a counter-narrative to the official version of why the archduke was shot.

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A million laughs: Go Seth, young man!

Seth MacFarlane's R-rated "A Million Ways to Die in the West" serves up a heaping pile of humor with a million mirthful movie moments.

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