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The Edge of Stardom: Hailee Steinfeld and the New Hollywood Kids on the Block

2 hours ago | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Matt Rodgers

It feels strange to herald Hailee Steinfeld as a fresh cinematic supernova, considering her Oscar nominated turn as True Grit’s Mattie Ross was as far back as 2010. Since then she has carved out a wonderful niche as a supporting actress, often stealing the films from under the nose of the likes of Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect 2), whilst also sustaining what the kids tell me is a pretty good pop career.

Last year she stepped up to leading lady status with The Edge of Seventeen. It’s the kind of film that should have found a bigger audience, threatening a re-think of most people’s top ten of the year lists. One of those coming-of-age parables that truly reflects what it was/is like to be young, and as the sardonic Nadine, Steinfeld runs the full gamut of emotions; comedic to sympathetic, and always utterly watchable. »

- Matt Rodgers

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Baby Driver’

12 March 2017 1:46 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With “Baby Driver,” Edgar Wright believes he has made a movie about music, about the way that some people absolutely, positively require music in their lives. But “Baby Driver” is actually a movie about obsession — a rowdy heist movie-cum-romance, to be precise — about a guy named Baby who has different iPods depending on his mood, who hardly ever takes his earbuds out, whose favorite singer was his mother (now deceased), and who falls in love with a diner waitress who reminds him of dear old mom.

Like all Edgar Wright movies, “Baby Driver” is a blast, featuring wall-to-wall music and a surfeit of inspired ideas. But it’s also something of a mess, blaring pop tunes of every sort as it lurches between rip-roaring car chases, colorful pre-caper banter, and a twee young-love subplot — to the extent that the movie will resonate most with audiences that skew young, hip, and, »

- Peter Debruge

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The Get Down: Netflix Releases Part II Trailer

10 March 2017 5:37 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"Will success last or fade away?" Netflix has released the official trailer for The Get Down — Part II.From Baz Luhrmann and Stephen Adly Guirgis, 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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‘The Get Down’ Part II Trailer: The Time is Now

10 March 2017 7:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Get Down, co-cretor Baz Luhrmann‘s (The Great Gatsby) and Netflix’s depiction of the 1970s New York music scene,  returns for part two on April 7, 2017. The show picks up a year later in 1978, with Ezekiel “Books” Figuero (Justice Smith) and Mylene Cruz (Herizen F. Guardiola) now having to make more sacrifices for their music. Below, watch The Get […]

The post ‘The Get Down’ Part II Trailer: The Time is Now appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Trailer, poster and images for The Get Down Part II

9 March 2017 9:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With part two of The Get Down set to premiere on Netflix next month, the streaming service has debuted a new trailer for Baz Luhrmann and Shawn Ryan’s musical drama series along with a new poster and five first-look images; check them out below…

The Get Down

Part Two of The Get Down picks up in 1978, one year after the events of Part One. The sweeping upheaval of late 70s New York City finds an as-yet-unnamed new pop cultural force striking a new beat in the Bronx, while disco still reigns supreme. Our young lovers Books and Mylene are caught in the swirl of a looming cultural revolution destined to change everything about their world – but they have this moment to make their mark. Amidst the backdrop of a bankrupt New York City, ruthless gangsters and money-hungry record label bosses, they discover it’s only their creativity and love »

- Amie Cranswick

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Return To The Bronx With The New Trailer For Netflix’s ‘The Get Down – Part II’

9 March 2017 6:46 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When “The Get Down” arrived last summer, it came packaged with buzz that usually doesn’t get associated with Netflix shows — over budget, behind schedule, troubled. Indeed, the Baz Luhrmann-produced series grew so big, the first season wound up being split in two, but the next batch of episodes is coming soon and the streaming service is hoping you’ll drop the needle.

The Get Down — Part II” takes place one year later, where lovers, gangsters, and artists all collide in the uneasy social change gripping New York City during the late ’70s.

Continue reading Return To The Bronx With The New Trailer For Netflix’s ‘The Get Down – Part II’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Hugh Jackman Replaces Christian Bale in Michael Mann’s Enzo Ferrari Biopic

8 March 2017 11:55 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

While he was able to work with Christopher Nolan, Denis Villeneuve, Darren AronofskyBaz Luhrmann, Joe Wright, and many more directors during his 17-year stint as Wolverine, the newfound career freedom Hugh Jackman has after hanging up his claws in Logan is already being felt. Following the extensive press tour and hit opening weekend for his X-Men swan song, the actor has already found his next role, and it’s in one of our most-anticipated films.

Jackman is in talks to take over the lead role that Christian Bale exited in Michael Mann‘s Ferrari, according to Deadline. With Noomi Rapace still attached to play Enzo Ferrari’s wife, Linda, the film will depict their tumultuous relationship. The automotive legend had a “tyrannical and manipulative nature,” even pushing his drivers to death as he battled Maserati. Scripted by Mann and based on Brock YatesEnzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, »

- Jordan Raup

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Aussie producer enlists the stars of 'Creed', 'Cinderella' for first feature

5 March 2017 8:26 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Rachael Fung.

Young Aussie producer Rachael Fung has wrapped production on her first feature, Little Woods, starring Tessa Thompson (Creed, Thor: Ragnarok) and Lily James (Cinderella).

Fung has been back and forth between the Us and Oz for years, having been accepted into New York University.s film and television program straight out of high school.

In her first semester, the Sydney native produced a radio drama in her audio class and was hooked..

.I ended up winning a small award for that radio drama and that was all the encouragement I needed to pursue producing full time,. she tells If..

Fung spent the first few years after graduation working on shorts and music videos before landing a job at Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin.s company, Bazmark..

.I worked there for four years developing my business and management skills as a producer and they were incredibly supportive when I »

- Harry Windsor

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Young Aussie producer enlists the stars of 'Creed', 'Cinderella' for first featu

5 March 2017 8:26 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Rachael Fung.

Young Aussie producer Rachael Fung has wrapped production on her first feature, Little Woods, starring Tessa Thompson (Creed, Thor: Ragnarok) and Lily James (Cinderella).

Fung has been back and forth between the Us and Oz for years, having been accepted into New York University.s film and television program straight out of high school.

In her first semester, the Sydney native produced a radio drama in her audio class and was hooked..

.I ended up winning a small award for that radio drama and that was all the encouragement I needed to pursue producing full time,. she tells If..

Fung spent the first few years after graduation working on shorts and music videos before landing a job at Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin.s company, Bazmark..

.I worked there for four years developing my business and management skills as a producer and they were incredibly supportive when I »

- Harry Windsor

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Hugh Jackman Gives Skin Cancer Update and Sound Advice to All of Us

2 March 2017 8:36 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Hugh Jackman and his Australia director Baz Luhrmann agree: Ladies and gentlemen...wear sunscreen. The 48-year-old actor, who plays Wolverine on the big screen, was recently treated for basal cell carcinoma, or skin cancer, for what is believed to be his sixth time in more than three years. He revealed his newest ailment three weeks ago on Instagram, alongside a pic of him with a bandage on his nose. Sporting a smaller one, he said on Live! With Kelly Thursday that he is "all good, almost completely healed."   "It's a basal cell carcinoma, everything's fine," he said. "It is skin cancer but the least dangerous form of it, so »

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SAG-aftra Accuses ‘The Get Down’ Producers of Excessive Extensions of Actor Deals

1 March 2017 1:44 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

SAG-aftra has accused producers of “The Get Down” of contract violations by excessive extensions of the option holding deals for actors on the Netflix series.

The performers union is demanding arbitration against the show’s producer, Sony Pictures Television, alleging that actors were held under the option provisions of the contract for too long. Sony Pictures Television had no comment.

“Excessive hold periods violate our contract and are an abuse of the actors whose talents are part of what makes these shows successful,” said SAG-aftra president Gabrielle Carteris. “When producers attempt to evade or game the terms of the contract, we will be there to hold them accountable. Our commitment to protecting performers is a role we take very seriously.”

The union filed a claim in December covering all actors on “The Get Down” for a violation of the options and exclusivity provisions of the union’s television agreement.

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- Dave McNary

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Netflix's 'The Get Down' Hit With Union Claim for Holding Actors Too Long (Exclusive)

1 March 2017 11:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

The disco and hip-hop featured on Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down? Up-tempo. The production schedule? Perhaps not so much, and that’s a problem, says the top union for actors. 

SAG-aftra is demanding arbitration against the troubled Netflix show’s producer, Sony Pictures Television, alleging that actors were held under option contracts for too long, the union tells The Hollywood Reporter.

Actors typically are hired for a fixed time period with "hold" options that allow a producer to extend their services for a specific time if needed. Multiple production delays on The Get Down forced Netflix to unveil only the first half of »

- Jonathan Handel

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‘The Get Down’: Netflix Releases New Music Video and Soundtrack Details Ahead of The Show’s Return — Watch

28 February 2017 10:56 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Fans of “The Get Down” will soon be able to enjoy the newest music from the hit musical-drama, as Netflix has announced that the original soundtrack for Part Two will be released April 14.

Released through series creator Baz Luhrmann’s label, House of Iona, the original soundtrack will include both new tracks and classic reimagined songs from up-and-coming artists such as 6lack. Executive producer Nas will also contribute to the original soundtrack, and the show’s cast, including Skylan Brooks, Tremaine Brown Jr., Jaden Smith, Justice Smith and Shameik Moore as “The Get Down Brothers,” is also prominently featured.

Read More: “The Get Down” Part Two Teaser Trailer 

The second half of Season 1 will pick up one year after the events of the first half of the series, as the rise of hip hop is chronicled against the backdrop of a bankrupt New York City. Part Two of “The Get Down »

- Juan Diaz

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‘The Get Down’: Netflix Releases New Music Video and Soundtrack Details Ahead of The Show’s Return — Watch

28 February 2017 10:56 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fans of “The Get Down” will soon be able to enjoy the newest music from the hit musical-drama, as Netflix has announced that the original soundtrack for Part Two will be released April 14.

Released through series creator Baz Luhrmann’s label, House of Iona, the original soundtrack will include both new tracks and classic reimagined songs from up-and-coming artists such as 6lack. Executive producer Nas will also contribute to the original soundtrack, and the show’s cast, including Skylan Brooks, Tremaine Brown Jr., Jaden Smith, Justice Smith and Shameik Moore as “The Get Down Brothers,” is also prominently featured.

Read More: “The Get Down” Part Two Teaser Trailer 

The second half of Season 1 will pick up one year after the events of the first half of the series, as the rise of hip hop is chronicled against the backdrop of a bankrupt New York City. Part Two of “The Get Down »

- Juan Diaz

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Watch the Lively New Trailer for 'The Get Down' Part II

23 February 2017 6:30 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Netflix has unveiled the release date for The Get Down's next set of episodes. The show's "Part II" will premiere this spring. The network announced the return of Baz Luhrmann and Stephen Adly Guirgis' hip-hop drama via a short trailer.

In the brief 15-second clip, lively performance scenes are interwoven with audience clips, a motorcycle ride and DJ shots. "We're going to take our music from minor to major league," a voiceover says.

Set in the late 1970s in the South Bronx, the show recreates the fictionalized moments »

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The Get Down: Part Two Coming to Netflix in April

23 February 2017 5:06 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Fans of The Get Down are in for a treat. Deadline reports part two of the Netflix series will debut in April.From Baz Luhrmann and Stephen Adly Guirgis, 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… »

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TV News Roundup: ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Spinoff ‘Mayans Mc’ Casts Jd Pardo in Lead Role

23 February 2017 4:04 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s TV News Roundup, “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff “Mayans Mc” casts its lead, former Disney Channel star Debby Ryan lands a role in a CW pilot, Netflix releases the premiere date for part two of “The Get Down,” and more… 

Casting

The “Sons of Anarchy” spinoff and FX show “Mayans Mc” has cast Jd Pardo in the lead role of Ez Reyes.

In the show, which is set after the events of “Sons of Anarchy,” Ez Reyes is a prospect in the Mayan Mc charter on the California/Mexico border who struggles with his desire for vengeance against the cartel as well as his need for respect from the women he loves.

Pardo joins a cast which already includes Edward James Olmos and Clayton Cardenas, with “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter set to co-write the pilot with Elgin James as well as directing.

The Suite Life on Deck” and “Jessie” star Debby Ryan has »

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The Get Down returns in April with Part II

23 February 2017 3:05 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Netflix has revealed that part two of season one of Baz Luhrmann and Shawn Ryan’s upcoming musical drama series The Get Down is set to premiere on the streaming service on April 7th; check out the date announcement trailer below…

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, punk and disco – as told through the lives and music of the »

- Amie Cranswick

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Netflix’s Music Saga Continues With The Get Down Part II In April

23 February 2017 1:48 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Since the turn of the year, Netflix has steadily filled its slate of original content for the first half of 2017. Iron Fist, for instance, kicks things off with an almighty punch on March 17th, and will be followed in quick succession by new seasons of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Bill Nye Saves the World, which is a relative newcomer to the Netflix pantheon.

Another series that has now booked its placed on that bustling lineup is The Get Down. It’ll return with half a dozen new episodes on April 7th, and we understand Part II will check in on hip-hop supergroup The Get Down Brothers in 1978, a full year after their electrifying debut. Mylene Cruz (Herizen F. Guardiola) and Books (Justice Smith) will once again anchor the drama as two lovestruck musicians swept up in the cultural upheaval at the time. »

- Michael Briers

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‘The Get Down’ Part 2 Premiere Date, First Teaser Revealed (Video)

23 February 2017 10:45 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Netflix announced the premiere date for part two of Baz Luhrmann’s “The Get Down” on Thursday. The second installment of the series will air on April 7. Part two picks up in 1978, one year after the events of part one. Our young lovers Books (Justice Smith) and Mylene (Herizen Guardiola) are caught in the swirl of a looming cultural revolution destined to change everything about their world. Amidst the backdrop of a bankrupt New York City, ruthless gangsters and money-hungry record label bosses, they discover it’s only their creativity and love that will carry them through, and that they’ll sacrifice. »

- Joe Otterson

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