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Error w/ 'Fruitvale' Oscar Voter Screeners - Potential Problems For Actresses or Smart Campaign Ploy?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 15, 2013 12:31 PM
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Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer Will Play James Brown's Mother And Aunt In Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 30, 2013 3:30 PM
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Universal has set the theatrical release date for its James Brown biopic, titled Get On Up, for Friday, October 17, 2014.

Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis All Eyed For Roles In James Brown Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2013 9:42 AM
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Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer could be reuniting with their The Help director, Tate Taylor, in his James Brown biopic, which, yesterday, booked Chadwick Boseman in the starring role.

Watch Octavia Spencer In First Trailer For Diablo Cody's 'Paradise'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 5, 2013 11:10 AM
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Octavia Spencer, seemingly riding high over the last 12 months, since her Oscar win for The Help, co-stars alongside Julianne Hough and Russell Brand in Diablo Cody’s directorial debut, titled Paradise (once titled Lamb of God).

Anthony Mackie Joins Octavia Spencer, Kevin Costner In Custody Battle Drama 'Black And White'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 22, 2013 1:50 PM
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What New Cities/Theaters Is 'Fruitvale Station' Opening In This Weekend?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2013 1:47 PM
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After a stellar opening box office weekend, last weekend, Fruitvale Station will expand to select theaters in 18 NEW cities, this weekend, beginning on Friday, July 19.

Review - Ryan Coogler Gets To The Heart of Human Portrayal In 'Fruitvale Station' (Opens Today)

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • July 12, 2013 11:08 AM
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“He didn’t like to be left alone.” Oscar Grant’s mother Wanda, played superbly by Octavia Spencer, delivers this line in one of the most compelling scenes in the film. It is a detail, that when considered in the context of the story, hits us on all sides, and most importantly, in the heart.

Watch 3 New Clips From 'Fruitvale Station'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 24, 2013 10:28 AM
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TWC Unveils First Release Poster For Lauded 'Fruitvale Station'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2013 12:50 PM
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First Look At Octavia Spencer In Sci-Fi Actioner 'Snowpiercer'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 8, 2013 2:38 PM
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One of several films I'm really looking forward to checking out this year is South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho's sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer.