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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 »

- Dani Levy and Will Thorne

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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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‘The Get Down Part II’: Netflix Announces Return Date With New Video Clip

23 February 2017 10:41 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Netflix has set an April 7 return date for The Get Down Part II, the follow-up to the premiere season of the Baz Luhrmann and Stephen Adly Guirgis hip-hop musical drama. “Gonna take our music from minor to major league,” says a voice-over on the new clip announcing the return date. Set in the late-1970s South Bronx and focusing on six gifted kids at the forefront of the hip-hop musical revolution, The Get Down premiered last August with six episodes and a cast including… »

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‘The Get Down’ Part Two: Exclusive Teaser Trailer Promises ‘Major League’ Music, Sets Release Date

23 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Get Down” got people up out of their seats when it debuted on Netflix last summer, but the new teaser trailer promises we haven’t seen anything yet. Come April 7, when the second half of Season 1 debuts, Baz Luhrmann and The Get Down Brothers are going to drop some “major league” music on us.

Better get ready.

The initial six episodes of “The Get Down” premiered in August 2016, earning largely positive reviews overall (and a rave from IndieWire). Starring Jimmy Smits, Giancarlo Esposito, Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Herizen F. Guardiola, and Jaden Smith, the first half of Season 1 tracked the rise of a hip-hop supergroup — The Get Down Brothers — formed in the Bronx during the summer of 1977. Simultaneously, Mylene Cruz (Guardiola) gained prominence on her own… with a bit of help from the group’s leader, Books (Justice Smith), and the two shared a steamy romance.

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- Ben Travers

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‘The Get Down’ Part Two: Teaser Trailer Promises ‘Major League’ Music, Sets Release Date

23 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Get Down” got people up out of their seats when it debuted on Netflix last summer, but the new teaser trailer promises we haven’t seen anything yet. Come April 7, when the second half of Season 1 debuts, Baz Luhrmann and The Get Down Brothers are going to drop some “major league” music on us.

Better get ready.

The initial six episodes of “The Get Down” premiered in August 2016, earning largely positive reviews overall (and a rave from IndieWire). Starring Jimmy Smits, Giancarlo Esposito, Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Herizen F. Guardiola, and Jaden Smith, the first half of Season 1 tracked the rise of a hip-hop supergroup — The Get Down Brothers — formed in the Bronx during the summer of 1977. Simultaneously, Mylene Cruz (Guardiola) gained prominence on her own… with a bit of help from the group’s leader, Books (Justice Smith), and the two shared a steamy romance.

Netflix provided the following synopsis for the second half of Season 1: “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 that will carry them through — and that they’ll sacrifice everything for their music, and each other.

The Get Down” Part Two premieres April 7. Watch the teaser trailer below.

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- Ben Travers

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Seijun Suzuki Dies: Cult Japanese Helmer Was 93

22 February 2017 5:50 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Seijun Suzuki, the celebrated Japanese director behind such cult films as Tokyo Drifter and Branded To Kill, has died at the age of 93. He died February 13 in Tokyo, with the cause of death given as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Suzuki was largely famed for matching pop art visuals and pulp stories and his work influenced directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Jim Jarmusch, Baz Luhrmann and Wong Kar-Wai. Born in Tokyo in 1923, Suzuki served in Japan's… »

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Applications open for 2017 Heath Ledger Scholarship

21 February 2017 3:53 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Australians in Film has opened applications for the ninth annual Heath Ledger Scholarship.

Established in memory of Ledger, the prize is awarded to an emerging Aussie actor between aged between 18-35 years. The recipient will receive Us$10,000 and two return airfares to La.

Last year's winner, Ashleigh Cummings stars in the upcoming Kiwi feature Pork Pie, distributed by StudioCanal later this year.

Other past winners include Anna McGahan, set to star in Foxtel.s Picnic at Hanging Rock, Ryan Corr (Mary Magdalene, The Water Diviner, Holding the Man), James Mackay (The Dressmaker, Hacksaw Ridge, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) and Bella Heathcote (Fifty Shades Darker, Dark Shadows, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies).

AiF board member and Heath.s sister Kate Ledger said the scholarship was close to the heart. .

.Seeing the struggles that Heath went through in making that transition with his international career and knowing »

- Staff Writer

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‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Moana’ Win Mpse Golden Reel Awards

20 February 2017 12:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” earned the top two sound editing awards Sunday night at the 64th Mpse Golden Reel Awards, while Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” and Disney’s “Moana” took musical and animation honors.

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble” and “Warcraft: The Beginning” won for documentary and score.

Hacksaw Ridge” now becomes the favorite to beat “La La Land” in the Oscar battle.

TV winners included “Westworld” (for both long form and short form FX/Foley), “The Night of” “Part 1 The Beach,” “Penny Dreadful III” “Ebb Tide,” “Stranger Things,” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again,” and “Mozart in the Jungle.”

The Filmmaker and Career Achievement Awards were presented to Guillermo del Toro and Harry Cohen.

64th Mpse Golden Reel Award Highlights:

Best Sound Editing In Feature Film – Dialogue / Adr

Hacksaw Ridge

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- Bill Desowitz

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Claudia Karvan on playing a 40-something with authority in 'Newton's Law'

14 February 2017 2:11 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Claudia Karvan in 'Newton's Law'..

How did you get involved in Newton.s Law?.

I think they originally wrote it for Miriam Margolyes. She was originally devised as an old, fat Jewish woman (laughs). I've never worked with them before so I don't know how I came on their radar. I was a big admirer of the film Mallboy.that Fiona [Eagger] produced a long time ago. It's one of my favourite Australian films. It really packs a punch..

I've never heard of it.

It's really worth checking out. I loved it. And then, obviously, [I.m] a big fan of SeaChange and totally appreciate the extraordinary phenomena that is Miss Fisher, and what successful producers they are. They just approached me, I read it, we had a few conversations and then it was all happening. I really wanted to play a character who was emotionally intelligent and had authority and »

- Harry Windsor

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Valentine's - An Elephant Love Medley to Moulin Rouge!

14 February 2017 11:30 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

We've been celebrating Valentine's with lovers from Eternal Sunshine, Gone Girl, and Weekend. Here's Jorge Molina on a film that's practically our mascot at Tfe.

There are many angles I could take on Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! for Valentine’s Day. Its unapologetic pastiche of classic tragedy and romance. Its embrace of melodrama and sentimentality. Its larger-than-life lens on life and characters. The way Nicole Kidman fake orgasms.

I decided I could take on all of them in 300 words the same way the movie did in 3 minutes and 50 seconds.

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- Jorge Molina

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Review: FX’s Legion shines like a crazy diamond, perfectly wrought

8 February 2017 11:01 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Spoiler Free Bottom line: If the film One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest met TV’s Stranger Things — with cinematic touches that would have equally delighted Stanley Kubrick and Baz Luhrmann — you might begin to describe how Legion looks on paper. But make no mistake, this is an artful take on the comic-book antihero, a modern masterpiece of one man’s fluid personal story told in recollections of his young life that raises the bar for the entire comic superhero genre made for TV. Even if you hate the DC Universe and Marvel’s Avengers’ comic yarns, this story will strike...read more »

- April Neale

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Nicole Kidman & Yahya Abdul-Mateen II set to join DC’s Aquaman

1 February 2017 2:11 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: David Sztypuljak

Overnight news broke that Moulin Rouge star Nicole Kidman and relative newcomer Yahya Abdul-Mateen II are set to join Warner Bros. / DC’s Aquaman. At this stage it seems both are in talks Atlanna, Aquaman’s mother and and the villain Black Manta respectively. If they are confirmed, they’ll join Amber Heard as Aquaman’s royal love interest Mera, Patrick Wilson as villain Orm (also Aquaman’s half brother) and acting veteran Willem Dafoe who is playing Vulko.

Abdul-Mateen II may not be someone you’re familiar with but he’ll appear in Paramount’s movie reboot of hit TV show Baywatch in the summer and has appeared in Netflix’s The Get Down from Moulin Rouge, Australia director Baz Luhrmann (spot the link!). At the moment neither have been confirmed by the studio but THR are reporting that they’re both have been in talks »

- David Sztypuljak

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'Aquaman' Finds Its Black Manta Villain With 'Get Down' Actor (Exclusive)

31 January 2017 12:01 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who starred in Netflix’s Baz Luhrmann show The Get Down, is in early talks to put on his wetsuit for Warner Bros.' Aquaman.

The actor has nabbed the part of Black Manta, one of the DC Comics villains. Director James Wan and the studio have been meeting with numerous actors for the part over the past two weeks, settling on Abdul-Mateen over the weekend. The official offer went out on Monday and the parties are now in talks.

If a deal is made, Abdul-Mateen will suit up as Manta, who first appeared in a DC comic in »

- Borys Kit

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Oscars 2017: What Are Mel Gibson’s Chances of a Best Director Nomination For ‘Hacksaw Ridge’?

19 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Mel Gibson on the set of ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

Mel Gibson has a chance at being nominated in the best director category at the 2017 Oscars for Hacksaw Ridge — but there is definitely some competition. While the 61-year-old multihyphenate has already received nominations at the Critics’ Choice Awards and the Golden Globes, snagging one from the Academy is not certain. How often have directors been gotten those two precursor nominations only to fall short of the all-important Oscar nomination?

Over the course of his lengthy career, Gibson has primarily been an actor. That being said, the New York native has stepped behind the camera and directed five feature films to date: 1993’s The Man Without a Face, 1995’s Braveheart, 2004’s The Passion of the Christ, 2006’s Apocalypto, and 2016’s Hacksaw Ridge — with the announcement of another, Berserker, on the horizon. The most successful of the bunch, »

- Carson Blackwelder

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The Simpsons mixes The Great Gatsby with hip-hop in misfiring special

16 January 2017 7:28 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

An attempt to combine F Scott Fitzgerald with the rap world, featuring cameos from Beyonce, Snoop Dogg and RZA, is nonsensical and sadly unfunny

The first attempted marriage between F Scott Fitzgerald’s heralded novel The Great Gatsby and hip-hop culture was Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 film adaptation starring Leonardo DiCaprio, a gaudy yet somehow hopelessly drab undertaking that (for whatever reason) sought to reimagine Jay Z’s Izzo as a flapper anthem, among other things. Last night’s episode of The Simpsons, The Great Phatsby, tried its hand at goofily bridging the same gap between the Roaring Twenties drama and a rap music video, subjects that only meet at their appreciation of excess, only this time it was supposed to work much better because at least they would be in on the joke.

Related: The Simpsons Thanksgiving marathon: the 25 best episodes to gorge on

Related: From The Monkees to The Get Down »

- Sheldon Pearce

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Manifesto Trailer: Cate Blanchett Stars in 13 Different Roles

15 January 2017 2:00 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Tour-de-force: a term so overused that we need an undeniable acting performance to renew its meaning for cinema. Cate Blanchett has just given us one, going all-out in Manifesto. Already respected as one of the best actresses in film, Blanchett raises the bar even higher by playing 13 different roles in Manifesto, embodying some of the most influential and emotional artist manifestos in history. The first trailer has been released ahead of its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23.

Manifesto is a 2015 Australian-German multi-screen film installation written, produced and directed by Julian Rosefeldt. It features Cate Blanchett in 13 different roles performing various manifestos. Production on the film began in December 2014 in Berlin, where it was shot over 12 days. The film premiered and screened at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image from December 9, 2015 to March 14, 2016. The installation was also shown in Berlin at the Museum f&#252r Gegenwart, from »

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