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'The Get Down' (August 12th)

Netflix
"The paleface media tells us we're all going to hell. But maybe we're just the first ones to light the fire!" Baz Luhrman's long-brewing musical drama aims to succeed where Smash and so many others failed. The Get Down is basically Empire meets Vinyl: A group of teen music hustlers in the South Bronx of the 1970s, looking to make their score in the rapidly expanding New York scene, just as disco, punk and hip-hop are starting to make noise. There's a cast of promising newcomers, plus Jaden Smith alongside the always-stellar veterans Giancarlo Esposito and Jimmy Smits. RS

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