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Win a copy of ‘The Jungle Book’ on DVD

18 August 2016 10:25 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Earlier this year audiences were mesmerised by Disney’s live-action epic adventure “The Jungle Book,” which to date is the biggest film released in the UK this year. Jon Favreau’s stunning live-action reimagining of Walt Disney’s animated classic introduces newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli and has an all-star voice cast including Bill Murray, Sir Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Idris Elba and Christopher Walken.  

Now brought to you on 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray and DVD from 22nd August 2016, we are offering 1 winner the chance to take home a copy of the DVD!

The Jungle Book” is a live-action epic adventure based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories, inspired by Disney’s classic 1967 animated film and centered on Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger »

- Paul Heath

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Drama’s in the Details for Emmy-Nominated Series

18 August 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Whether it’s planting seeds from which future plot twists bloom or hiding Easter eggs to tantalize die-hard fans, the showrunners of this year’s Emmy-nominated drama series recognize the high level of scrutiny their shows face from eagle-eyed viewers in the social media age.

Better Call Saul” executive producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould say they’re both reading a book about the original “Star Trek” and while fan scrutiny was acute during that classic show’s run, fan theories now get distributed at warp speed. “What’s changed is the technology nowadays — some form of social media allows folks like Peter and I instantaneous reaction from these hardcore fans if we choose to partake in it,” Gilligan says.

“Fan theories 50 years ago might have been published in a mimeographed fanzine. Now it’s up on Reddit or up on Twitter and spreads really fast,” Gould says.

The Americans” creator Joe Weisberg says the scrutiny has »

- Rob Owen

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The Get Down Season 1 Review

10 August 2016 10:12 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Three episodes were provided prior to broadcast. 

Decadent, dazzling, disorderly, and altogether more than a little dizzying, Netflix’s The Get Down (its biggest original series to date, as well as one of the expensive television shows ever made) is unmistakably a work of Baz Luhrmann, who’s been drawn to theatrical romance and aesthetic excess like a moth to flame since his directorial debut. Its gluttonous premiere clocks in at a mammoth 92 minutes, resplendent with pop-pastiche posturing and far too many characters all clamoring for attention within its larger-than-life setting (1977 The Bronx by way of an adrenalized, Nwa-influenced West Side Story). And the subsequent two episodes made available for review, though considerably tighter than their predecessor, still suffer from its commitment to an epic sprawl it can never quite do justice.

Still, Luhrmann’s ambitions are written plainly across every frame of the series. Each installment includes one if »

- Isaac Feldberg

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The Get Down: Netflix Releases Season One Photos of Hip-Hop Series

10 August 2016 10:59 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

That is life and destiny. That is the get down! Check out these beautiful production stills from the first season of The Get Down TV show on Netflix. Creators Baz Luhrmann and Stephen Adly Guirgis executive produce with Catherine Martin, Nas, Thomas Kelly, and Paul Watters. The Hip-Hop drama series is produced by Sony Pictures Television for Netflix. The Get Down season one premieres on Netflix, Friday, August 12 at 12:01am Pt/3:01am Et.The Get Down TV series cast includes: Shameik Moore (Shaolin Fantastic), Justice Smith (Ezekiel “Books” Figuero), Herizen Guardiola (Mylene Cruz), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Cadillac), Jaden Smith (Dizzee Kipling), Skylan Brooks (Ra-Ra Kipling), Tremaine Brown Jr. (Boo Boo Kiping), Mamoudou Athie (Grandmaster Flash), Jimmy Smits (Francisco “Papa Fuerte” Cruz) and Giancarlo Esposito (Ramon Cruz).Read »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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New Trailer for Indie Comedy 'Brother Nature' with Bobby Moynihan

5 August 2016 12:21 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"We're brothers now." A new comedy from the people behind Saturday Night Live. Brother Nature is an indie comedy produced by SNL's Lorne Michaels, featuring at least four SNL cast members. The story involves a straight-laced politician named Roger, played by Taran Killam, who goes on a retreat to a cabin with his dream girl, played by Gillian Jacobs. But in the woods they meet his soon-to-be-brother-in-law, played by Bobby Moynihan, and his family, and things get wild as expected. Also featuring Rita Wilson, Bill Pullman, Ellen Bloodworth, Sarah Burns, Giancarlo Esposito, Rachael Harris, Kumail Nanjiani, Kenan Thompson and David Wain. This is chock full of really dumb humor that makes me wonder if it's going to feel like a very drawn out SNL skit that just doesn't work on the big screen. Have fun. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Matt and Oz's Brother Nature, from YouTube: »

- Alex Billington

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A Proposal Goes Awry in Trailer For ‘Brother Nature’ With Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan & More

5 August 2016 6:06 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

If you’re a fan of Saturday Night Live (and some other NBC shows), look no further than this new Lorne Michaels-produced comedy. Directing duo Matt Villines and Osmany Rodriguez‘s feature debut, Brother Nature, follows a by-the-books politician named Roger (Taran Killam) and his dream girl (Gillian Jacobs) as decide they deserve a break. With plans to propose, they take a retreat at a cabin to meet his soon-to-be-brother-in-law (Bobby Moynihan) and family, who makes the trip less of a time to relax and more of a disaster. As his plans go awry, Roger tries to assimilate into a family that proves much more trying than he thought.

Villines and Rodriguez have both worked on the show The Last Man on Earth, along with making a slew of video shorts before this debut, which also stars Bill Pullam, Ritz Wilson, Rachael Harris, and Kenan Thompson. See the trailer below, »

- Mike Mazzanti

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‘Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito To Voice NBC Olympics Opening Film – Sneak Peeks

4 August 2016 7:01 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

He scared the bejeezus out of us on Breaking Bad and is about to lay it down in Netflix's Baz Luhrmann series The Get Down, but Giancarlo Esposito’s going for gold tomorrow as the voice of NBC's Rio Olympics opening film. Joining the Olympics narration company of James Earl Jones, Andre Braugher, Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Game Of Thrones' Peter Dinklage, the Emmy nominee vocal tones will be one of the first things viewers hear on the Comcast-owned net's primetime… »

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Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down gets a series of character posters

4 August 2016 5:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following last week’s trailer [watch it here], Netflix has debuted two group posters for Baz Luhrmann and Shawn Ryan’s upcoming musical drama series The Get Down along with five character posters featuring Ezekiel “Books” Figuero (Justice Smith), Cadillac (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), Dizzee Kipling (Jaden Smith), Mylene Cruz (Herizen Guardiola) and Shaolin Fantastic (Shameik Moore).

The Get Down focuses on 1970s New York – broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped – dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them – except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from Cbgb to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Giancarlo Esposito-Narrated Film to Open Rio Olympics on NBC (Exclusive Preview)

4 August 2016 1:17 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NBC is kicking off its coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics with a short film celebrating the 11,000 athletes and 207 nations competing in the Summer Games titled The Most Beautiful Things in the World. Narrated by Breaking Bad alum Giancarlo Esposito, the five-minute video will precede the opening ceremony of the Xxxi Olympic Games, which will take place at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday and will air at 7:30 p.m. Et/Pt on NBC. “I am honored to be the narrator of this beautiful film kicking off the Games of the Xxxi Olympiad,” Esposito said in a

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- Jackie Strause

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Review: ‘The Get Down’ is the Baz Luhrmann Movie You’ve Been Waiting For Since ‘Moulin Rouge!’

4 August 2016 11:29 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

What Is ‘The Get Down’? Check Out Our Photo Gallery For More

Shaolin’s the DJ that we call conductor

‘Cause Shaolin Fantastic’s a bad motha–

Amid the many lyrics sung, said and slung in “The Get Down” — Baz Luhrmann’s enthusiastic retelling of how hip-hop was created from an energized blend of disco and soul music — no other is packed with such transformative passion as the above one-two mantra. Stated as simply as a line reading but immediately recognized for the poetic potential within, the string of words form a declarative statement not only for The Fantastic Four + 1 — a street crew led by the aforementioned Shaolin Fantastic (Shameik Moore) and his wordsmith, Books (Justice Smith) — but an embodiment of what makes “The Get Down” a wholly unique and deeply compelling feat of television.

By taking a musical genre overexposed and misunderstood in the modern day and breaking it »

- Ben Travers

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Review: ‘The Get Down’ is the Baz Luhrmann Movie You’ve Been Waiting For Since ‘Moulin Rouge!’

4 August 2016 11:29 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

What Is ‘The Get Down’? Check Out Our Photo Gallery For More

Shaolin’s the DJ that we call conductor

‘Cause Shaolin Fantastic’s a bad motha–

Amid the many lyrics sung, said and slung in “The Get Down” — Baz Luhrmann’s enthusiastic retelling of how hip-hop was created from an energized blend of disco and soul music — no other is packed with such transformative passion as the above one-two mantra. Stated as simply as a line reading but immediately recognized for the poetic potential within, the string of words form a declarative statement not only for The Fantastic Four + 1 — a street crew led by the aforementioned Shaolin Fantastic (Shameik Moore) and his wordsmith, Books (Justice Smith) — but an embodiment of what makes “The Get Down” a wholly unique and deeply compelling feat of television.

By taking a musical genre overexposed and misunderstood in the modern day and breaking it »

- Ben Travers

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TV Review: ‘The Get Down’

4 August 2016 9:27 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The titular “get down,” as it is used in Baz Luhrmann’s hotly anticipated and ridiculously expensive Netflix new drama, is the term for the sections of songs that are better than everything that surrounds them. It’s the distilled essence of greatness in the four-measure breakdown, or the 10-second outro — the nugget of brilliance around which the rest of the track is constructed. As Shaolin Fantastic (Shameik Moore) explains to Ezekiel Figuero (Justice Smith), finding the get down is about isolating it from the “wack” that surrounds it, which is sometimes the whole rest of the vinyl record.

The two aspiring musicians — the leaders of a ragtag group of teens named, eventually, “The Fantastic Four Plus One” — spend the second episode, and to a degree, the entire show, searching for the methodology of finding, isolating, and reproducing the get down. It’s both a technical process and a metaphorical one. This »

- Sonia Saraiya

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‘Brother Nature’ Trailer: Taran Killam Faces Humiliation From Bobby Moynihan In New Comedy

4 August 2016 9:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Meeting your significant other’s family can be tough, especially when they have a quirky brother who keeps landing you in a series of unfortunate events. Paramount Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films released the first trailer for the new comedy, “Brother Nature,” which deals with a similar situation.

Taran Killam stars as Roger, a straight-laced politician who has big plans to propose to his dream girl (Gillian Jacobs) at her family’s lake house. But everything goes awry when he meets his potential brother-in-law Todd (Bobby Moynihan): a full-time camp counselor with a heart of gold and a wild sense of fun, pining to be Roger’s best friend, and ultimately catapulting him into a series of ridiculous misfortunes. Roger soon realized that being part of this new family may be harder than he thought.

Directed by Matt Villines and Oz Rodriguez, “Brother Nature” also co-stars Rita Wilson, Bill Pullman, »

- Liz Calvario

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in August 2016 (And the Best Episodes of Each)

1 August 2016 9:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

1. “The Get Down” Season 1, Part 1 (available August 12)

Why Should I Watch It? Baz Luhrmann brings his wild style to the small screen in a story inspired by the creation of hip-hop. I know, I know — you’re already in, but there’s so much more! Made from a carefully curated combination of experienced minds — including Grandmaster Flash, Nas and Nelson George — “The Get Down” chronicles how kids in Queens during the late ’70s blended disco and soul music to create what’s currently the most popular pop music genre. Oh, and did we mention it’s a love story? A handful of newcomers join respected actors like Jimmy Smits and Giancarlo Esposito for the 12-hour first season, but we’re only getting six episodes to start with. It can’t all be perfect.

Best Episode: While Luhrmann served as showrunner for the entire first season (and directed a few episodes »

- Ben Travers

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in August 2016 (And the Best Episodes of Each)

1 August 2016 9:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

1. “The Get Down” Season 1, Part 1 (available August 12)

Why Should I Watch It? Baz Luhrmann brings his wild style to the small screen in a story inspired by the creation of hip-hop. I know, I know — you’re already in, but there’s so much more! Made from a carefully curated combination of experienced minds — including Grandmaster Flash, Nas and Nelson George — “The Get Down” chronicles how kids in Queens during the late ’70s blended disco and soul music to create what’s currently the most popular pop music genre. Oh, and did we mention it’s a love story? A handful of newcomers join respected actors like Jimmy Smits and Giancarlo Esposito for the 12-hour first season, but we’re only getting six episodes to start with. It can’t all be perfect.

Best Episode: While Luhrmann served as showrunner for the entire first season (and directed a few episodes »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Get Down’: How Shameik Moore Had to Relearn Hip-Hop for Baz Luhrmann’s New Netflix Series

27 July 2016 12:55 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann wasn’t the only person on set who had to get schooled on hip-hop for his Netflix musical drama “The Get Down.”

Its young stars, including “Dope” breakout Shameik Moore, had to relearn what hip-hop is in the context of 1970s New York, when the drama takes place. Moore, who is a rapper, singer and dancer in his own right realized that all of his moves were wrong for the period.

The show created a hip-hop bootcamp where world-renowned choreographers and brothers Rich and Tone Talauega recruited B-boys Phantom and Samo to teach Moore how to breakdance. The lessons were all-encompassing: “The thing about the show is not just acting,” said Jimmy Smits at the Television Critics Association press tour Wednesday. “The had to relearn hip-hop, how to stand, how to move —“

“— how to hold a mic,” chimed in music and culture writer Nelson George. “There »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘The Get Down’: How Shameik Moore Had to Relearn Hip-Hop for Baz Luhrmann’s New Netflix Series

27 July 2016 12:55 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann wasn’t the only person on set who had to get schooled on hip-hop for his Netflix musical drama “The Get Down.”

Its young stars, including “Dope” breakout Shameik Moore, had to relearn what hip-hop is in the context of 1970s New York, when the drama takes place. Moore, who is a rapper, singer and dancer in his own right realized that all of his moves were wrong for the period.

The show created a hip-hop bootcamp where world-renowned choreographers and brothers Rich and Tone Talauega recruited B-boys Phantom and Samo to teach Moore how to breakdance. The lessons were all-encompassing: “The thing about the show is not just acting,” said Jimmy Smits at the Television Critics Association press tour Wednesday. “The had to relearn hip-hop, how to stand, how to move —“

“— how to hold a mic,” chimed in music and culture writer Nelson George. “There »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Get Down: Netflix Releases New Series Trailer

26 July 2016 6:19 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"This ain't Disneyland. This is The Bronx." Netflix has released a new trailer for their upcoming series The Get Down.From Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, and Nas, the drama explores the dying days of disco and the emergence of hip hop in late '70s New York City. The cast includes Shameik Moore, Justice Smith, Herizen Guardiola,  Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jaden Smith, Skylan Brooks, Tremaine Brown Jr., Mamoudou Athie, Jimmy Smits, and Giancarlo Esposito.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Baz Luhrmann’s Musical Drama The Get Down Unveils New Trailer

26 July 2016 10:03 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Baz Luhrmann, director behind The Great Gatsby and Romeo & Juliet, has been deliberating The Get Down for the better part of a decade but soon, his vision for a ’70s musical drama will become a reality.

Set to premiere via Netflix on August 12 as part of the company’s enviable lineup of original series, Luhrmann’s long-in-development show chronicles the rise of hip-hop through the lens of a group of poverty-stricken kids from South Bronx.

Chatting to the Telegraph ahead of The Get Down‘s arrival in three weeks’ time, the filmmaker spoke of his self-proclaimed obsession with the core premise, stating “throughout, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of how a city in its lowest moment, forgotten and half destroyed, could give birth to such creativity and originality in music, art and culture.”

Among the cast on board for Netflix’s new arrival are Jimmy Smits (Sons Of Anarchy »

- Michael Briers

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The Get Down: trailer for Baz Luhrmann's Netflix series

25 July 2016 10:57 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Jul 26, 2016

Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down will chart the rise of hip-hop in 1970s New York, on Netflix. Here's the trailer...

Save for a Chanel No. 5 advert, Baz Luhrmann has been absent from our screens since his typically lavish 2013 production of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. But now he's back, having swapped the glitz and glamour of Gatsby for the grit of street-level New York.

Luhrmann has created, executive produced and directed a fair chunk of The Get Down, a new Netflix show set to chronicle the rise of hip-hop in the 1970s in the Bronx. Here's the trailer for the six-part series...

And here's the synopsis, courtesy of Collider...

"The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to a new art form. Set in New York  in 1977, this music-driven drama series chronicles the rise of »

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