Viola Davis

‘Blackhat’ Review: The Mann-liest Hacker Movie Ever

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by Matt Singer January 13, 2015 @ 11:17 PM
Universal
On the list of uncinematic activities, computer hacking has to rank near the top, somewhere between small-business accounting and taking a nap. It’s tedious, static, and solitary work, and what little’s interesting about it is largely incomprehensible to those without advanced degrees in computer science. In a lesser filmmaker's hands, a hacker movie like ‘Blackhat’ would be terminally boring. But ‘Blackhat’ is in the hands of Michael Mann, and that means it’s also stylish, moody, and punctuated by intense action scenes.

Comic Strip: Updates on ‘Ant-Man’ and ‘Batman v Superman’ and ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Arrow’ and...

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by Jacob Hall January 12, 2015 @ 10:30 AM
Marvel
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, a weird ‘Batman v Superman’ rumor springs up, ‘Ant-Man’ releases its first trailer, and ‘Daredevil’ locks in a release date.

‘Suicide Squad’ Star Viola Davis Reportedly Signed For Multiple Films in the DC Universe

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by Britt Hayes January 9, 2015 @ 8:23 PM
ABC
Nowadays it’s become common for stars to sign on for multiple films in a comic book franchise or film universe, like most of the stars over at Marvel Studios. Even still, a new report regarding Viola Davis’ multi-film contract with Warner Bros. for their DC film universe is pleasantly surprising because it indicates that Davis’ Amanda Waller character is integral to DC and WB’s film plans beyond ‘Suicide Squad.’

‘Suicide Squad’ Casts Viola Davis as Amanda Waller

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by Jacob Hall December 17, 2014 @ 9:57 AM
ABC
And like that, ‘Suicide Squad’ has seemingly added another big name to its already impressive ensemble. According to the latest rumor, two-time Academy Award nominee and ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ star Viola Davis has nabbed the role of Amanda Waller in David Ayer’s upcoming supervillain team-up film. We’ll see how the actual movie shakes out in a little under two years, but this may very well be the craziest cast ever assembled for a comic book adaptation.

'Get on Up' Trailer: James Brown Wants You to Get Up Off of That Thing

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by Damon Houx May 20, 2014 @ 5:46 PM
Universal
http://youtu.be/x-rZgo6WSfg
In the second trailer for Tate Taylor's James Brown biopic 'Get on Up,' we're informed that James Brown (Chadwick Boseman) made it to soul superstardom without -- and perhaps in spite of -- his mother (Viola Davis), who only came into his life once he achieved success.

'Get on Up' Trailer: The James Brown Biopic Brings the Funk

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by Damon Houx March 13, 2014 @ 7:13 PM
Universal
http://youtu.be/vXnIz63pdlI
Chadwick Boseman stars in the James Brown biopic 'Get on Up,' and now there's a trailer for the movie about the Godfather of Soul's rise to fame and fortune. Will this follow director Tate Taylor's 'The Help' in being both a late summer hit and an Oscar favorite? It's possible.

'Beautiful Creatures' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman February 13, 2013 @ 11:00 PM
Warner Bros.
“Define good.”
It's a challenge young Lena (Alice Englert) asks Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich) when they first meet and when they say their goodbyes. On the surface it's a response to whether or not the book she's reading (a collection by Charles Bukowski) is worthwhile. On a deeper (but not too deep) level it comments on the true nature of a young woman born into a family of “casters cursed to the dark side.” But from my vantage point, that of a critic readying his review, it was a plea.