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    Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal Court Controversy With Won't Back Down

    When was the last time there was a movie that focused on two women (or more) both over 30 that opened on 2,500 screens?  I count three in the last two years.  Earlier this year there was Joyful Noise starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton (which wasn't a big success.)  And last y...

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    Watch: Viola Davis & Maggie Gyllenhaal 'Won't Back Down' In 4 Clips From The Education Drama

    With her performances in “Doubt” and “The Help” both garnering her deserved Oscar buzz, actress Viola Davis quickly attached herself to another awards season hopeful, the education-reform drama “Won't Back Down.” Apparently 20th Century Fox believes so too, an...

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    Watch Viola Davis In 4 New Clips From "Won't Back Down" + Official Poster

    Here are 4 clips and the offifical poster for the Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal education-reform drama, initially titled Still I Rise, was then switched to Learning To Fly, and finally landed on and has, so far, stuck to Won't Back Down.

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    Maggie Gyllenhaal Gears Up To Help Defend The Oval Office In 'White House Down'

    Well, this is a bit curious. Maggie Gyllenhaal has never really been a tentpole/blockbuster kind of gal, and aside from Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight," she's mostly stuck to the indie/drama route. But it seems blowing up the White House with Roland Emmerich is just too good ...

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    Hysteria - Directed by Tanya Wexler, co-written by Jonah Lisa Dyer

    Here is a repost of the review of the review I wrote after I saw the film at the Toronto Film Festival.  The film opens in the US today.

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    Trailer Watch: Won't Back Down

    This is my kind of movie. It stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, and Holly Hunter. Look for it in Theatres September 28.

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    Hysteria—movie review

    Understandably, this R-rated comedy is being promoted as the story of how the vibrator came to be invented. That’s not untrue, but what makes 'Hysteria' so entertaining is the larger picture it paints of repressed Victorian society. That it does so in the form of a farcical comedy makes it all the m...

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    Hugh Dancy and Maggie Gyllenhaal In Witty, Slyly Feminist "Hysteria"

    Hysteria, one of the highlights of the Tribeca Film Festival, is now opening in theaters. If you misssed my Tribeca review of this sharp witty film, here it is:

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