Viola Davis

‘Suicide Squad’ Casts Viola Davis as Amanda Waller

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by Jacob Hall 4 days ago
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.