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  1. 'The Help' is quite goodRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday |

    ... will be used against them and their families. She does successfully convince one maid, Aibileen (played by Viola Davis), to talk to her. Shortly after, another maid, Minny (played by Octavia Spencer), agrees to share her stories. After this, more ...


  2. My Weekend CrushRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 15 | Dorothy Surrenders

    ... "Far From Heaven" and I noticed, really noticed, who was playing Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid's maid. It was Viola Davis. I'd just never paid attention before. Which is terrible, but true. So watching now, knowing who she is, I was struck once ...


  3. Susan Granger's review of 'Get On Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 15 | New Canaan News-Review

    ... in the backwoods of South Carolina, where he was abused by his father (Lennie James) and deserted by his mother (Viola Davis), leaving him in the care of a paternal aunt (Octavia Spencer), a brothel madam. Not surprisingly, James Brown (Chadwick ...


  4. Scandal 's Shonda Rhimes is just as excited as we are for Shondaland ThursdaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 14 | She Knows

    ... because of her success and her refined sense of style. Rhimes' new show, How to Get Away With Murder , stars Viola Davis ( The Help , Doubt ) and Charlie Weber ( 90210 , Buffy the Vampire Slayer ). The series is described as a sexy, suspenseful ...


  5. Viola Davis, Andy Samberg added as Emmys presentersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 14 | CBS News

    Viola Davis speaks at the "How To Get Away With Murder'' panel during the Disney/ABC Television Group portion of the 2014 Summer Television Critics Association on July 15, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California.


  6. Carolina Herrera launches style appRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 14 |

    ... 29th annual Night Of Stars event at Cipriani Wall Street saw numerous glamorous guests including 'The Help' star Viola Davis with... Carolina Herrera's wardrobe staple is a white blouse. The designer is famous for her beautiful gowns which have been ...


  7. Happy Birthday, Viola DavisRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 11 | InStyle

    e're toasting Viola Davis ! The actress turns 49 today, but just because she's a year closer to 50 doesn't mean she'll be slowing down anytime soon. Davis, who has received awards for her work on screen and on stage (she started her career as a ...


  8. MOVIES 4 StarRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 9 | WWLP

    ... Aunt played by Oscar winner Octavia Spencer. Brown wasn't about to forgive being neglected by his mother, Viola Davis who came back into his life to share his glory. What a powerful scene they deliver. Boseman threw himself into the role so ...


  9. Scott D. Pierce: It's all about Shonda for ABC on ThursdaysRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 9 | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... to Get Away With Murder," which is both completely different from "Scandal" and weirdly the same. "Murder" stars Viola Davis ("The Help") as a lawyer/law professor who enlists the help of her students in murder cases. It, too, is utterly insane, but ...


  10. Review: Get On UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 8 |

    ... only scenes where the film is firing on the level of Boseman's performance are, not surprisingly, the ones with Viola Davis as Brown's no-account mother. It's not much more than a cameo, two scenes and change, but Davis proves again she doesn't need ...


  11. Movie review: - Get On Up'Read the original story

    Tuesday Aug 5 | Tahoe Daily Tribune

    ... in a rural cabin, where he was underfed by an impoverished mother and abused by his alcoholic father (played by Viola Davis and Lennie James, respectively). In 1941, at about 9 years of age, Brown (Jamarion and Jordan Scott) was sent to live with ...


  12. "Get On Up" starts strong but can't quite keep it upRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 5 | OnMilwaukee

    ... then off to his troubled childhood with an abusive drunk of a dad (Lennie James) and a walk-out mom (the great Viola Davis, seemingly doomed to forever be underutilized), then off to a press interview in Reno and then off to Brown's early music ...


  13. Movie review: 'Get On Up' bucks formula the way its trailblazer bucked musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 4 |

    Chadwick Boseman turns up the heat as James Brown in "Get On Up" also starring Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Dan Aykroyd, Tika Sumpter and Jill Scott.


  14. Rhythmic Anger: Thoughts on "Get On Up," the James Brown MovieRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 4 | The Virginian-Pilot

    ... probably a manifestation of the resentment Brown felt toward his mother, Susie Brown, played by the marvelous Viola Davis. As the movie recreates Brown's story through flashbacks, Boseman does a fine job embodying the deeply complex Brown both as a ...


  15. 'Get On Up': Standing "O" for Chadwick BosemanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 4 |

    ... for openers. We then go back in time to Brown's childhood and what a horrific one it was. His mother, Susie ( Viola Davis ), was an alcoholic, who was routinely abused by her husband and Brown's father, Joe ( Lennie James ). When James was a very ...


  16. James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' debuts third USRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 4 |

    ... theater average, taking in $5,695 per screen, just $25 less than second place Lucy. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Dan Akyroyd and Octavia Spencer, the movie received generally favorable reviews with a 77% positive score from Rotten ...


  17. Chadwick Boseman brings it in 'Get on Up'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 2 |

    ... Get on Up " covers the life of James Brown, from when he lived in a shack with his father (his mother, played by Viola Davis, left the family) to his early days of singing in the group, The Famous Flames, to when he reached the heights of his ...


  18. Aloe Blacc Goes from "Wake Me Up" to "Get On Up"Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 2 | KURB-FM Little Rock

    ... actors." The cast of Get On Up , which stars Chadwick Boseman as Brown, also includes such first-rate actors as Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Dan Aykroyd . It was directed by Tate Taylor , who also directed the hit movie The Help.


  19. Movie ClipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 2 | St. Albert Gazette

    ... to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd. From Marvel, the studio that brought ...


  20. 'Get On Up' Review Roundup: A Powerful James Brown BiopicRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 1 | HollywoodLife

    ... black pepper." "But like The Help , Get On Up is also carried by a singular performance. In The Help it was Viola Davis (who also plays Brown's mother) and in Get On Up it's Boseman, putting the film's most dynamic presence in all but a handful of ...