The First Official Trailer For James Brown Biopic (video)

“Get On Up,” the James Brown biopic is set for U.S. release on Aug. 1.

“42″ star Chadwick Boseman portrays the Godfather of Soul in the film that recounts his impoverished childhood, time in prison and ascendancy to super-stardom. The story also follows Brown’s mother, played by Viola Davis, who abandoned him at age 6, and his aunt (played by Octavia Spencer), who raised him in a brothel.

Mick Jagger (and Victoria Pearman) are producing under their Jagged Films banner.

This looks amazing:

Snake in a Cab Prank Has Hissed Some People Off (video)

A comedian with a New York City taxi license pranked customers by surprising them with a python.

The comedian would pick up his victims, throw a python in the backseat and then get footage of them flipping out on camera.

He calls his two-minute short film, ‘Snakes in a Cab’ after the cult film ‘Snakes On a Plane,’ and passengers can be seen cursing and yelling on camera.

The comedian may be getting his license revoked over the prank, but he insists that he’s just “trying to promote a book and have fun.”
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Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifiankis & President Obama

President Barack Obama appeared on Zach Galifianakis Funny or Die interview show ‘Between Two Ferns’. Galifianakis began by shooshing the US president, stumbling over the pronunciation of his last name Obama, and then asking him what it is like to be the “last black president”.He then asked Obama about sending “ambassador Dennis Rodman” to North Korea and outlawing “same-sex divorce”. President Obama spent two minutes of the six-and-a-half-minute interview trying to convince young people to sign up for Obamacare.

VIDEO: Dave Grohl, Billy Corgan And More Appear In The Smart Studios Documentary Trailer

The trailer for a documentary about Wisconsin’s Smart Studios features some famous faces like Dave Grohl, Billy Corgan, and producer/Garbage founder Butch Vig.

Each of them share stories about how the studio became the birthplace of albums like Nirvana’s “Nevermind”, Smashing Pumpkins’ “Gish” and Fall Out Boy’s “Take This to Your Grave”.

“The Smart Studios Story” is seeking funds on Kickstarter and so far, it has gotten $25,000 in pledges. It has a way to go before it reaches its $120,000 goal by March 30th.

If the funding happens, the documentary will tell the story of how Vig and fellow Garbage-member Steve Marker founded Smart Studios and closed its doors for good in 2010. Artists who sat for interviews in the doc include Shirley Manson, L7′s Donita Sparks, Death Cab For Cutie’s Chris Walla, Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace, as well as members of Killdozer, Die Kreuzen, Bongzilla, Young Fresh Fellows and more.

By the way , there are rewards for people who help with the funding. Rewards include dinner with Vig and Marker, autographed posters and various skull caps. If all goes as planned, the doc would be out by October 2015.