Get On Up DVD

The biopic depicting James Brown’s life as the Godfather of Soul, Get On Up, will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD on January 6th, 2015. Movie Scene Queen is giving away a handful of DVDs!

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Rated PG-13, Get On Up stars Chadwick Boseman in yet another career-making performance as James Brown, with a stellar supporting cast that includes Oscar®-nominee Viola Davis, Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Oscar-nominee Dan Aykroyd, Craig Robinson and Jill Scott. James Brown’s ferocity, talent and ambition propelled him from his hardscrabble South Carolina roots to some of the most prestigious musical venues in the world, earning him a reputation as “the hardest working man in show business.” Get On Up takes audiences behind the scenes of his brilliant, six-decade-long career for an uncensored look at the turbulent forces that drove the legendary performer.

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Get On Up Passes

Comment below with your favorite James Brown song for a chance to win tickets to see his biopic, Get On Up.

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In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up. 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 Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Craig Robinson, Octavia Spencer, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter and Jill Scott.

The screening will be held Wednesday, July 23rd at South Side Works Cinema beginning at 7:30 PM.

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Baggage Claim

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Director David E. Talbert assembles an all-star Black cast for this Fall’s romantic comedy about one woman’s frantic search for love in Baggage Claim. The cast features Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Jill Scott, Tia Mowry, Djimon Hounsou, Christina Milian, Taye Diggs, Boris Kodjoe, Lauren London, Jenifer Lewis, La La Anthony, Trey Songz, Rickey Smiley, and Terrance J.

Miss Montana Moore (Patton) is an attractive flight attendant who has 30 days and 30,000 miles to find a date to her little’s sister wedding. Stricken with the cliché “always a bridesmaid and never a bride” and with the help of her friends, she devises a plan to not only find a man, but a husband. This plan backfires when she realizes that what she’s looking for has been sitting right up under her nose the entire time.

Ladies, we’ve all been in our Montana Moore moment, where our heart is broken and nothing but a Saturday filled with Lifetime movies and ice cream will do. Toni Braxton’s Unbreak My Heart is our anthem and tissue just won’t dry up the tears. It’s in that very moment that we must come to some sort of reality about the recent break up and use it as fuel to get back up, dust our shoulders off, and find a new love.

Move over Paula Patton because Miss Jill Scott is clearly marking her territory as a voluptuous vixen and great actress. There’s no doubt that she’s a talented musical artist but with her recent movie endeavors, such as Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married film series and the 2012 adaptation of Steel Magnolias, she’s a jack of all trades. Her Baggage Claim character, Gail Best is sexy, strong and independent. Similar to Montana, she’s a single flight attendant. Unlike Montana, she has no desires to get married and enjoys the company of many men. Never seeing Jill Scott in this light, it was energizing to see her recent weight loss has brought on some sexual spontaneity with her acting roles.

Systematically, the movie worked for me; however, there were minor glitches that I thought could have easily been avoided. For example, one scene Paula Patton’s dress was up her butt. Two scenes later, she has lip stick on her teeth. And during the entire movie, her clothes were either wrinkled or displaced as if the movie’s stylist was absent every day on set. It is the small things that distract you from actually enjoying the movie. I doubt these small errors were setting the tone for her character; it just looked like amateur movie mistakes.

3 Stars: It was a typical comedy romance. Half way through the movie, I knew exactly what was going to happen and I felt a little bamboozled when it took so long to reveal the ending. Baggage Claim is definitely a feel good movie for the single ladies providing hope for all those who haven’t found the right one yet.

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