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Baz Lurhmann’s Netflix Drama ‘The Get Down’ Is Uneven, But Entirely Vital [Review]

11 August 2016 9:18 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There’s rarely been a better argument for auteur-driven television than “The Get Down.” Though it arrives from a large creative team including Pulitzer-Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis, Nas and Catherine Martin, the Netflix series wouldn’t scream Baz Luhrmann more if his name were watermarked on every frame. The show is at its best when he’s behind the […]

The post Baz Lurhmann’s Netflix Drama ‘The Get Down’ Is Uneven, But Entirely Vital [Review] appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kimber Myers

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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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The Get Down Review: Baz Luhrmann's Drama Deserves a Pretty Good Rap

3 August 2016 2:17 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Toward the end of Episode 2 of The Get Down, Baz Luhrmann’s ’70s-set drama about the rise of hip-hop and the fall of disco in New York City, there’s a line of dialogue that hints at the both the undeniable joys and the patented absurdities of the show’s premise and execution.

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“This ain’t Disneyland!” shouts Shaolin Fantastic (Shameik Moore), a famed graffiti artist and sometimes drug dealer-turned-aspiring DJ. “This s–t is the f—in Bronx!”

You wouldn’t expect even the most wide-eyed dreamer to »

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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: 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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Inside the Troubled Production of Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Get Down,’ Netflix’s Most Expensive Series Yet

26 July 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

An inside joke on the set of Baz Luhrmann’s “The Get Down” proposed an alternate title for the new Netflix series. Because the troubled production had started, stopped, and stalled so many times as scripts were written, tossed, and rewritten, some writers had taken to calling the show “The Shut Down.”

Over the two-and-a-half years since the hip-hop-focused project was set up at Netflix, Luhrmann went through two showrunners, numerous writers, and no small amount of strain with producer Sony Pictures Television. Production of the 12-episode season, the first half of which premieres Aug. 12, went well over the original budget of about $7.5 million per episode and wound up costing at least $120 million overall, with New York state tax incentives factored in, according to sources.

That makes “The Get Down,” Luhrmann’s first TV series, among the most expensive in history. It’s a huge bet even for Netflix, which has disrupted Hollywood with a seemingly limitless »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Travel Back To 1977 In The Trailer For Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Series The Get Down

25 July 2016 1:51 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Check out the new official trailer for the Netflix original series The Get Down. Part One of The Get Down, comprising six episodes, premieres Friday, August 12 on Netflix around the world.

The cast of the The Get Down 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).

The Get Downs 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 hip-hop and the last days of disco -– told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever.

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- Kellvin Chavez

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The Get Down: Baz Luhrmann's Opus to '70s NYC Music Scene Gets Full Trailer

25 July 2016 9:42 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Netflix has released a full trailer for The Get Down, Baz Luhrmann’s opus to the rise of hip-hop circa 1977 New York City, and it is wonderfully immersive.

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With six of 13 episodes premiering Friday, Aug. 12, The Get Down is described “a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to a new art form,” chronicling the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco — as told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever. »

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The Get Down Trailer Will Give You Blast From the Past (In the Best Way Possible)

25 July 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Step back Empire, there's a new musical drama coming your way and it's going back to the past for the action. Get your first look at Netflix's The Get Down in the trailer below. From Baz Luhrmann, The Get Down chronicles the rise hip-hop in New York City in the late 1970s. So long disco! The series follows the lives of several kids from the South Bronx. Nas serves as executive producer alongside Grandmaster Flash is an associate producer with Catherine Martin as executive producer, playwrite and co-creator Stephen Adly Guirgis as executive producer and many others on board as consultants, including graffiti artists. Please feel free to replay the trailer again and again until the soundtrack comes out in »

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7 Things We Learned at Baz Luhrmann's 'Get Down' Talk

25 April 2016 5:48 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Since its infectious trailer dropped in January (just try not to watch it on repeat), The Get Down has made every list of the year's hotly anticipated TV releases. The first six episodes premiere on Netflix on August 12th, so they're knee-deep in production right now, but on the closing night of the Tribeca Film Festival, series director Baz Luhrmann sat down with one of the show's writers and executive producers, the journalist and critic Nelson George, at the Sva Theater in Chelsea to talk about the show and his creative process. »

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Hidden gems by Anne-Katrin Titze

24 February 2016 4:01 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Tiffany & Co. in New York Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Rob Marshall, Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin on Carey Mulligan's The Great Gatsby pearls, Mickey Rooney in Blake Edwards' Breakfast At Tiffany's, Truman Capote, Fran Lebowitz coming out of a Tiffany clock in Martin Scorsese's Public Speaking, a connection to Marcel Broodthaers, Woody Allen and Wes Anderson in The Carlyle and Gay Talese not after Anna Wintour's 2015 Costume Institute Met Gala (Andrew Rossi's The First Monday In May to open Tribeca), DJs Andrew & Andrew and what's next for Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's director Matthew Miele.

The Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann: "I knew we could journey from Baz to China."

Who knew that the New York Yankees' logo, the interlocking N and Y, was conceived by Tiffany's, initially for a police medal? Or how much Steve Jobs loved his Tiffany lamp? Or that in 1886 Charles »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Diamond trailblazer by Anne-Katrin Titze

18 February 2016 5:40 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Director Matthew Miele: "And they said, 'Oh, Jessica Biel is going to be here.'" Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Matthew Miele's lively Crazy About Tiffany's highlights Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard in Blake Edwards' Breakfast At Tiffany's, Fran Lebowitz commenting on Mickey Rooney, Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin on Carey Mulligan's look in The Great Gatsby, Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Julia Roberts and George Clooney in Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven, Rooney Mara and Kate Mara's father, Fifty Shades Of Grey's Sam Taylor-Johnson, Rob Marshall and Jerry Weintraub. Andy Tennant's Reese Witherspoon and Patrick Dempsey moment in Sweet Home Alabama, Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson in Gary Winnick's Bride Wars, Katie Couric, Jennifer Tilly on Elsa Peretti and Jean Schlumberger, Jessica Biel and stylists Estee Stanley, Kate Young, Jill Swid, Rachel Zoe, Elizabeth Saltzman shine, and some even dish Oscar red carpet dirt. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Applications open for Heath Ledger Scholarship

17 February 2016 5:46 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Heath Ledger.

Applications are now open for the eighth annual Heath Ledger Scholarship run by Australians in Film.

Established in memory of Australian actor Heath Ledger, who served as an ambassador for AiF, the scholarship is open to emerging Australian actors 18-35 years old.

Since the prize was established in 2008, $230,000 in scholarship prizes have been awarded to date.

"The judges will be looking for an extraordinary young Australian actor with raw talent and charisma — someone who has the potential for real career longevity in Hollywood, not just [to be] the .next big thing., said AiF President Simonne Overend.

The recipient will obtain a Usd $10,000 cash fund, a two year scholarship at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre in Los Angeles, two flights on Virgin Australia - one to attend the announcement ceremony and a second flight when the winner is ready to transition their career to the United States - »

- Staff Writer

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'Silence of the Lambs' at 25: The Complete Buffalo Bill Story

14 February 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

You never know what's going to happen with an audition," actor Ted Levine remembers of the first time he portrayed Jame Gumb, The Silence of the Lambs villain also known as "Buffalo Bill." "I just pulled something out. It was scary. It felt kind of magical."

"I read with the three final guys who were going to be Buffalo Bill," says Brooke Smith, who played Catherine Martin, the U.S. senator's daughter whom Gumb abducts in the movie. "When Ted walked in, it was so crazily obvious. I asked him, »

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Silence of the Lambs Pt 5: The Nightmare Finale

12 February 2016 9:30 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Team Experience tag-teams a revisit of 1991's Best Picture The Silence of the Lambs for its 25th anniversary. And now... the finale. 

Part 1 The case. The players. An FBI "errand" 

Part 2 Buffalo Bill's next "Special Lady"

Part 3 Clarice & Lecter's "Quid Pro Quo"

Part 4 Monstrous escape. Gruesome realizations.

pt. 5 by Timothy Brayton

Jose left us in the wake of a most repulsive discovery, and Agent Starling is beside herself with ragehorror.

01:31:55 "And he c- he can sew, this guy, he's very skilled-" Jodie Foster is so amazing in this brief little exchange. Pacing back and forth jabbing her hands in the air with anxious fury. It's such a perfect extension of the arc she's built all movie: she's horrified and disgusted, but funnels all of that into hyper-professionalism.

01:32:09 Starling's frenzy in the homey little suburban bedroom is sharply contrasted with the Tom Clancy-thriller interior of an FBI plane, »

- Tim Brayton

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'Silence of the Lambs' at 25: 'It Broke All the Rules'

12 February 2016 6:30 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

I was terrified at the Academy Awards," screenwriter Ted Tally says. "I can't describe how nerve-racking it is. You go in the bathrooms, and people are boozing it up, smoking, doing lines of coke. You never saw so many famous people so nervous."

Twenty-five years ago on this coming Valentine's Day, The Silence of the Lambs opened in movie theaters. An intense, gritty crime odyssey, in which an FBI cadet (Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling) hunts down a serial killer (Ted Levine as Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb) with the help of another, »

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'The Silence of the Lambs': 25 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Serial Killer Classic

12 February 2016 5:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's hard to think of a movie less suitable for Valentine's Day than "The Silence of the Lambs."

Yet that's the day the unforgettable thriller debuted 25 years ago, on February 14, 1991. The creepy, gory adaptation of Thomas Harris's bestseller was an enormous hit, made an enduring pop culture figure of sophisticated flesh-eater Hannibal Lecter, transformed Anthony Hopkins into a star, and became only the third (and so far, the last) movie to win the top five Oscars -- Best Picture, Director, Actress, Actor, and Screenplay.

As many times as you've seen Hopkins's Lecter casually mention how well human liver goes with fava beans and a nice Chianti, there's still much you may not know about "Silence." Quid pro quo -- we'll reveal the movie's secrets, if you read on.

1. Hopkins wasn't the first actor to play Hannibal Lecter; that honor went to Brian Cox (above), in Michael Mann's 1986 "Manhunter, »

- Gary Susman

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Netflix 2016 confirmed details: Black Mirror, Love, Kimmy Schmidt S2, The Get Down & more…

19 January 2016 2:18 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It might be said that many of us love Netflix at the moment and, yes, I mean love. A sublime selection of programmes, films, originals and more have been gracing the streaming service and we’ve all been winners for some of the best television in years. Let alone the first series of Jessica Jones, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Daredevil, House of Cards, Master of None… and that’s just some I can think of right now. We’ve all found our favourites.

2016 is set to be another huge year for the Netflix folk, with Marvel’s Jessica Jones getting a second series; and casting on the highly-anticipated series Black Mirror. Anyway, enough of me, here’s your info:

Black Mirror

British star Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Concussion, Doctor Who) and Canada’s Mackenzie Davis (The F WordHalt and Catch Fire) have been cast in lead roles in one of the episodes »

- Dan Bullock

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Netflix Announces 11 New Series Release Dates

17 January 2016 11:43 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, today announced premiere dates for several upcoming comedy series and kids series, the renewal of its acclaimed drama Marvel's Jessica Jones and casting on the highly-anticipated series Black Mirror. British star Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights, Concussion and Doctor Who) and Canada's Mackenzie Davis (The F Word, Halt & Catch Fire and The Martian) have been cast in lead roles in one of the episodes of the Netflix original series Black Mirror. Owen Harris (Kill Your Friends) will direct the episode. Created and written by Charlie Brooker, the series is produced by House of Tomorrow, and Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones serve as executive producers.

Netflix also announced that Marvel's Jessica Jones will return for a second season. Currently streaming its first season on Netflix, Marvel's Jessica Jones is a suspenseful, edgy look into the life of Jessica Jones, one of the most popular »

- MovieWeb

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