Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Movies

Jul 28 (TheWrap.com) - Time will tell which of these two films winds up being the fluke, but director Tate Taylor, the man behind the cloying and artificial “The Help,” has bounced back with “Get on Up,” a daring and often thrilling screen treatment of the life of music legend James Brown.
NEW YORK (AP) - Don't worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I'll be ready.
Jul 28 (TheWrap.com) - Oscar winner Christopher Walken and “Breaking Bad” villain Giancarlo Esposito have joined the voice cast of Jon Favreau‘s “The Jungle Book,” Disney announced on Monday.
LOS ANGELES - Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The "Ant-Man" cast is set.
COMING THIS WEEK By Steven Rea Get On Up Chadwick Boseman, having played baseball legend Jackie Robinson in 42, tries on a different kind of legend: the Godfather of Soul. With that unmistakable rasp, unmistakable pompadour, and unmistakable dance moves, a biopic of James Brown. From Tate Taylor, director of The Help. PG-13
Mods vs. rockers Though based on The Who's 1973 rock-opera album (and with three new songs by Pete Townshend), Franc Roddam's 1979 drama, Quadrophenia, is no musical: It's an engrossing portrait of alienated teens living rival pop lives of desperation in 1960s England. The film screens at 2 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville. Tickets are $11; $9 seniors; $7 ages 12 and under. Call 610-917-1228.
If anyone is having a Best Decade Ever, it's composer Robert Lopez. Along with 2013's powerhouse Frozen ($1.2 billion worldwide box office, the highest-grossing animated film ever) for which he cowrote songs with wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and his controversial Broadway smash written with South Park's creators, The Book of Mormon, at the Forrest Theatre starting on Tuesday, the 39-year-old is an EGOT (winner of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) - and the youngest at that.
Jul 29 (TheWrap.com) - Universal and director F. Gary Gray have found the remaining members of gangster rap group N.W.A, as Aldis Hodge and Neil Brown Jr. have been cast as MC Ren and DJ Yella, respectively, in “Straight Outta Compton,” TheWrap has learned.