Viola Davis

'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 05:46 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 07:13 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.