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Viola Davis Education Reform Drama 'Won't Back Down' Heading To Blu-ray/DVD 1/15 w/ Bonus Features

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 27, 2012 12:20 PM
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Oscar nominees Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis lead a stellar cast in what was supposed to have been an empowering drama inspired by actual events, but was ultimately just not very good, saved by its strong cast.

AFM News: Viola Davis Joins Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman In Vigilante Thriller 'Prisoner'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 5, 2012 10:22 AM
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Viola Davis has joined Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Hugh Jackman and Melissa Leo in Dennis Villeneuve's thriller Prisoner.

New In Theaters This Weekend - Viola Davis, Cee-Lo Green & Emergency Rooms Unscripted

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 28, 2012 12:06 PM
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I saw Won't Back Down last week, and found it quite dull and uninteresting, despite all the controversy the subject matter has attracted from teachers unions. All that noise may even help the film at the box office, as audiences might be motivated to go see for themselves, what all the hoopla is about.

Watch Viola Davis As Clairvoyant Amma In First Trailer For 'Beautiful Creatures'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 19, 2012 8:58 PM
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In what will be her next released project after this fall's education reform drama Won't Back Down, Viola Davis co-stars in the upcoming adaptation of Beautiful Creatures, the first of three novels by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl about Ethan, a mortal boy living in the South, and Lena, the girl he loves with enigmatic powers she’s trying to keep hidden.

First Look At Viola Davis In Adaptation Of YA Novel 'Beautiful Creatures'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 19, 2012 10:49 AM
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Here's your first official look at Viola Davis in the upcoming adaptation of Beautiful Creatures, the first of three novels by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl about Ethan, a mortal boy living in the South, and Lena, the girl he loves with enigmatic powers she’s trying to keep hidden.

Viola Davis To Be Honored w/ Career Achievement Award (Silver Hugo) + Retrospective At CIFF

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 18, 2012 12:13 PM
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The 48th Chicago International Film Festival will take place October 11-25, 2012. The full schedule will be announced on September 20th.

Spend 90 Minutes In Conversation w/ Viola Davis, Live, In Person, On October 6, In NYC

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 11, 2012 11:11 AM
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The New Yorker Festival kicks off the weekend of October 5 through 7, and in addition to what will be the USA premiere of the hotly-anticipated Cloud Atlas (with the filmmakers present for a conversation following the screening), there will also be this, which I definitely plan to attend:

Viola Davis Looks Fierce In These Set Photos From 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 31, 2012 5:32 PM
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Viola Davis Looks Fierce In These Set Photos From 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby'

Viola Davis On What To Expect From Barbara Jordan Biopic + What Critics Of Black Actors Don't Understand

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2012 12:02 PM
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One of a few new projects Viola Davis is developing via her recently-formed (with her husband) JuVee production company, first announced in March of this year, but I've yet to hear anything further about it... until today.

Another Supporting Role For Viola Davis - Joins Cast Of 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 9:07 AM
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Despite all the critical acclaim, accolades, and several vocal pushes by the likes of Meryl Streep, Viola Davis continues to be relegated to supporting roles in films that center on stories about Caucasian characters.