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New Birdman Clips and Posters Shine a Light On Michael Keaton’s Battle Against Edward Norton

10 October 2014 2:11 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I'm so exceed to see Birdman, a dark comedy starring Michael Keaton that director Alejandro González Iñárritu staged to appear as one long, continuous shot.  The film stars Keaton as an actor who once played an iconic superhero, and now faces troubles with his ego and family as he prepares to mount a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim past glory.  Two new clips from the film hit today, and both of them feature Keaton going toe-to-toe with Edward Norton as a smarmy New York theater actor.  And they're great.  We've also got a look at a few city specific posters for the movie. Hit the jump to check out the new Birdman clips and posters.  The film also stars Naomi WattsEmma StoneZach GalifianakisAndrea Riseborough, and Amy Ryan.  Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) opens in select theaters on October 17th. Just a heads up »

- Evan Dickson

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How Martin Scorsese’s New York Review of Books Obsession Inspired HBO Doc

29 September 2014 2:09 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Martin Scorsese is best known for his bloody chronicles of mobsters and made men, so the film legend wouldn’t seem like a natural fit to peel back the curtain on the New York Review of Books, the periodical of choice for the intelligentsia.

But when the publication’s founder and editor Robert Silvers reached out to the director he discovered that Scorsese had stacks of back issues and had been an avid Review reader since his days as a New York University student.

“He knew it, he read it, he was into it,” Silvers told Variety at the New York Film Festival premiere of “The 50 Year Argument” on Sunday.

The documentary Scorsese ultimately made about the five decade long history of the Review will be shown on HBO this week. It contains archival footage and interviews with Silvers and such regular contributors as Joan Didion, Susan Sontag, Norman Mailer »

- Brent Lang

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How Martin Scorsese’s New York Review of Books Obsession Inspired HBO Doc

29 September 2014 2:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Martin Scorsese is best known for his bloody chronicles of mobsters and made men, so the film legend wouldn’t seem like a natural fit to peel back the curtain on the New York Review of Books, the periodical of choice for the intelligentsia.

But when the publication’s founder and editor Robert Silvers reached out to the director he discovered that Scorsese had stacks of back issues and had been an avid Review reader since his days as a New York University student.

“He knew it, he read it, he was into it,” Silvers told Variety at the New York Film Festival premiere of “The 50 Year Argument” on Sunday.

The documentary Scorsese ultimately made about the five decade long history of the Review will be shown on HBO this week. It contains archival footage and interviews with Silvers and such regular contributors as Joan Didion, Susan Sontag, Norman Mailer »

- Brent Lang

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Daily | Nyff 2014 | Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi’s The 50 Year Argument

28 September 2014 7:27 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

David Tedeschi, who's edited Martin Scorsese's documentaries Shine a Light (2008), Public Speaking (2010) and George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011), makes his… co-directorial review with The 50 Year Argument. Marking half a century of the New York Review of Books, the doc sneak-peeked as a work-in-progress at the Berlinale in February and saw its official world premiere at the Sheffield Doc/Fest. Having popped up at festivals such as Telluride and Toronto, it now comes home to the New York Film Festival, which'll be slipping three screenings in before Monday night's premiere on HBO. We gather reviews, the trailer and interviews. » - David Hudson »

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Watch This Inspiring Mash Up of 'True Colors' and 'Brave' (Video)

26 September 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When it comes to fighting pediatric cancer, Hoda Kotb, Cyndi Lauper and Sara Bareilles make a good team. As a part of Today's Shine a Light Series on the NBC morning show, co-host Hoda Kotb joined forces with the two singers to make a music video called Truly Brave, which features young cancer patients from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, to help raise money for the cause. A cancer survivor herself, Kotb was diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago. "It was the scariest period of my life," she has said. I was very depressed, and really in the weeds, »

- Emily Strohm, @emablonde

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Watch This Inspiring Mash Up of 'True Colors' and 'Brave' (Video)

26 September 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When it comes to fighting pediatric cancer, Hoda Kotb, Cyndi Lauper and Sara Bareilles make a good team. As a part of Today's Shine a Light Series on the NBC morning show, co-host Hoda Kotb joined forces with the two singers to make a music video called Truly Brave, which features young cancer patients from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, to help raise money for the cause. A cancer survivor herself, Kotb was diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago. "It was the scariest period of my life," she has said. I was very depressed, and really in the weeds, »

- Emily Strohm, @emablonde

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Hear Sara Bareilles and Cyndi Lauper's 'Truly Brave' mash-up

25 September 2014 4:02 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Sara Bareilles’ “Brave” and Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” seem like a perfect match with their inspirational messages of self acceptance. 

Now the two musicians have combined the songs as part of a campaign organized by Hoda Kotb for Today’s Shine a Light series. “When I visit pediatric hospitals, all I want to do is make it better,” breast cancer survivor Kotb said. “If music helped me, I thought maybe I could give these kids the gift of that perfect song. A song just for them.”

Kotb, who is raising money for pediatric cancer research, is deeming the mash-up “Truly Brave, »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Your morning cry: Sara Bareilles and Cyndi Lauper mashup 'Brave' with 'True Colors'

25 September 2014 8:34 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Cyndi Lauper and Sara Bareilles combined two of their respective hits into one big song, which might make you a little misty eyed. In an effort to help raise money for the fight against pediatric cancer, "True Color" and "Brave" seamlessly connected to make "Truly Brave." A video featuring kids from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia premiered during Hoda Kotb's "Shine a Light" outreach segment on the "Today" show. If you like what you see or hear, donate at Crowdrise.com/Hoda. Here's more on "Truly Brave." »

- Katie Hasty

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Trailer Watch: Martin Scorsese’s Nyrb Documentary The 50 Year Argument

4 September 2014 2:34 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

“As long as we could pay the printer, we could publish anything we wanted,” says New York Review of Books co-founder Robert H. Silvers in this trailer for The 50 Year Argument, a documentary about the literary institution. It’s co-directed by Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi, the director’s editor on recent documentaries including Rolling Stones concert movie Shine a Light and the Fran Lebowitz profile Public Speaking. The film will be playing at Nyff before debuting on HBO on September 29th. It looks to be catnip for longtime readers of the publication, which in a just world would be just […] »

- Vadim Rizov

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Gabba Gabba Hey! Martin Scorsese Is Directing a Ramones Biopic

28 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

There’s no doubt that Martin Scorsese knows exactly what he’s doing when it comes to crafting thorough, smart and loving projects centering on the careers of beloved musical acts. He’s basically the unofficial godfather to the Rolling Stones, using their music in a number of his films and directing their fantastic concert doc Shine a Light. He has The Last Waltz, a doc chronicling The Band’s legendary 1976 farewell concert under his belt, as well as the Bob Dylan film No Direction Home, and a long-gestating project called Sinatra still in the works. What he hasn’t touched yet is punk, but he’s going back to the source by reportedly making a biopic about the Ramones, the seminal New York act that inspired a generation of leather jackets in 80-degree weather, ripped jeans, scowling faces and songs around two minutes in length (if we’re being very generous). Buried in a Billboard article »

- Samantha Wilson

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Martin Scorsese to direct biopic on The Ramones

28 August 2014 6:38 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As part of a 40th Anniversary celebration of the band’s 1976 debut album, Billboard is reporting that Martin Scorsese is attached to direct a biopic on the iconic punk rock band the Ramones.

The last surviving member of the band Tommy Ramone passed away last month, and now their manager of their estate, Jeff Jampol, intends to focus on the band’s complete legacy, planning a book, documentary, play and remastered music.

Scorsese is the type of director who would be an excellent choice for just about any project, but he has the musical background with concert films The Last Waltz (The Band), No Direction Home (Bob Dylan), Shine a Light (The Rolling Stones), and documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World, as well as plans for a biopic on Frank Sinatra.

Currently Scorsese is in pre-production on Silence, a drama about two Jesuit priests in the 17th Century »

- Brian Welk

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Martin Scorsese Is Making A Ramones Biopic

27 August 2014 8:48 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Music has long played a very important role in Martin Scorsese's career. Whether it's the memorable uses of songs like Eric Clapton's "Layla" or "I.m Shipping Up to Boston" by Dropkick Murphys in features like Goodfellas and The Departed or concert documentaries he's helmed like The Last Waltz and Shine A Light, the filmmaker has long found a way to bring the two mediums into harmonious sync. It's for this reason that we're not at all shocked by what's being proposed as Scorsese's next project after the religious period drama Silence. Billboard has it on good authority that Martin Scorsese is in the early process of trying to make a movie about The Ramones, the legendary punk band. While things appear to still be in the early stages, Jeff Jampol and Dave Frey - the co-managers of the band's estate - are working to plan a big »

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Martin Scorsese Reportedly Directing A Feature Film About Punk Legends The Ramones

27 August 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Martin Scorsese's rock 'n roll bonafides have never been in doubt. From his longtime association with The Rolling Stones (he's used their music in countless films and also directed the concert doc "Shine A Light") to helming the legendary "The Last Waltz," as well as the Bob Dylan pic "No Direction Home," the filmmaker is an ardent music lover. Even the energy of his films seems electric; "The Wolf Of Wall Street" is a fast moving opus of excess that's almost like one long, blistering guitar solo. And now, Scorsese may channel the punk spirit of that movie into a music biopic. According to Billboard, Scorsese is attached to direct a feature film about New York City's punk rock icons, The Ramones. This is all part of a brewing revival of the band, which will includes a book, a theatrical play, fashion tie-ins and much more, because merchandising and branding is hella punk. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Ricky Gervais to Produce David Brent Movie with BBC

5 August 2014 3:23 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Ricky Gervais is to produce a feature film centering on David Brent, the character he played in the original BBC version of TV comedy series “The Office.”

The movie, “Life on the Road,” will follow Brent’s progress in the 15 years since leaving the company at the center of the TV show. Brent will be seen working as a travelling salesman in order to fund a U.K. concert tour as he pursues his dream of becoming a rock star, the BBC reported Tuesday.

The film, which the BBC is developing, will take the form of a mockumentary. Brent believes it to be a rockumentary, in the style of Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Stones docu “Shine a Light,” but it turns out the crew are shooting a “Where are they now?” documentary, tracking down the original characters from “The Office.”

The pic is set to go into production next year. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Awesome Mix Tape: Vol. 2

3 August 2014 8:02 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Frequent listeners of the Sound On Sight podcast would have heard me discuss my day job working with kids. For the unfamiliar, I am the director of a community center, and the coordinator of a summer camp here in Montreal. At the start of the summer, I was talking to my kids about music and I discovered that none of them knew what a mix tape was, much less an audio cassette – so, I decided it would be a good idea to make them some complications. Of course, I’m not recording these on actual cassettes, but nevertheless, they get the idea. As it turns out, the kids love it, and now that the storyline in Guardians of the Galaxy revolves around a mix tape, they keep asking me to make more. Here’s the most recent compilation I’ve produced following Making Time. This one is simply titled, Awesome Mix Tape Vol. »

- Sound On Sight Podcast

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 20 Pairs of Passes to James Brown Story ‘Get on Up’

26 July 2014 11:18 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 20 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipated new music biography “Get on Up” starring Chadwick Boseman (“42,” “Draft Day”) as James Brown!

Get on Up,” which is rated “PG-13” and opens on Aug. 1, 2014, also stars Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Dan Aykroyd, Craig Robinson, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Fred Melamed, Jill Scott and Josh Hopkins. The film is directed by Tate Taylor (“The Help,” “Winter’s Bone”), written by Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth and produced by Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger.

To win your free “Get on Up” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Sheffield Doc/Fest: Review of Martin Scorsese’s New Movie ‘The 50 Year Argument’

12 June 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

I would have titled this dispatch “New Movies From Martin Scorsese,” plural, but during last night’s Q&A with Steve James (which, yep, I had to fight back tears for), I learned that Scorsese’s off-screen involvement in Life Itself was in lesser capacity than I’d thought. He’s merely an executive producer in name and had no creative or editorial impact on the film. That’s okay, as his on-screen involvement is perfect, probably the most emotional you’ll ever see him. Yet I do think that even his association with the Roger Ebert doc is fitting for the current trend in his documentary work. Following his films on cinema and his films on music artists, he’s now in a period of films on writers, whether that’s intentional or not. In addition to Life Itself‘s movie critic, there’s the Fran Lebowitz doc Public Speaking and now the New York Review »

- Nonfics.com

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Universal Pictures and DanceOn Partner To Promote Get On Up

9 June 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The funk don’t quit! Universal Pictures and DanceOn, the premier digital destination and No. 1 network on YouTube dedicated to dance entertainment, today announced a partnership to promote Get On Up, the upcoming James Brown biopic.

DanceOn will feature some of its channel partners—including Matt Steffanina, Ian Eastwood and Mega Jam—who have created original dance videos inspired by Get On Up and James Brown.

The dancers will also encourage viewers to create their own videos and submit them to Get On Up‘s official “Can’t Stop the Funk” website (www.cantstopthefunk.com), an interactive celebration of the Godfather of Soul.  Fan videos will be showcased alongside classic dance clips of James Brown; clips of Chadwick Boseman, who portrays Brown in the film; and original videos from DanceOn channel partners. The funktastic videos can also be shared with friends on Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter.

“James Brown was a »

- Michelle McCue

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Chadwick Boseman is James Brown In New Get On Up Trailer

28 May 2014 3:48 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Watch the brand new trailer for Get On Up, the upcoming Universal film that journeys through the life, struggles and success of legendary musician James Brown.

In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award-nominated blockbuster The HelpTate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown.

Get On Up opens August 1 and this one has the golden sparkle of Oscar written all over it.

Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.

Dan Aykroyd as Ben Bart and Chadwick Boseman as James Brown

Academy Award winner Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, »

- Michelle McCue

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Get On Up New Poster and TV Spot

21 May 2014 3:37 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Check out the first poster and latest preview for Get On Up.

In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown.

Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.

Dan Aykroyd as Ben Bart and Chadwick Boseman as James Brown

Academy Award winner Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, 8 Mile) produces for Imagine Entertainment, with Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman (Shine a Light) producing under their Jagged Films banner.

Get On Up Hits Theaters August 1, 2014.

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- Michelle McCue

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