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This was a man who was hard to like, at least to those in his inner circle. But people around him knew he was a genius. James Brown was a revelation and this movie helps people remember what he brought to the music industry.

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It’s here! Trevan and Eric celebrate their 100th podcast with a look back at their favorite moments. And when they’re done looking back, they review some movies!

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Any way you look at it, Grant’s shooting is an awful tragedy, and debates about the whether the amount of time served by the man who shot him was enough (11 months of a 2-year sentence) are completely warranted. Coogler’s intention, however, for this film is clear: to give voice and dignity to Oscar. This isn’t the story of two people and their chance trajectories ending in tragedy. It’s the story of the victim.

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‘Hitchcock’ and ‘Smashed’ may not have the kind of heavy drama you’d expect from their subject matters, but each movie, out now on Blu-ray and DVD, works on its own terms.

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‘Smashed’ is a successful exploration of alcoholism because of its charming cast and simple story that puts the weight firmly on the recognizable obstacles that face its characters.

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