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    Review: 'Get On Up' Starring Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Viola Davis And Octavia Spencer

    “You cats ready?” Chadwick Boseman’s James Brown asks the audience, breaking through the fourth wall, early in “Get On Up.” It takes a lot of confidence for a character (and a filmmaker) to take this direct approach. The asides to the camera would feel forced if the biopic were covering almost anyon...

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    Watch 8 Clips From James Brown Biopic, 'Get on Up' + Check Out the New Poster

    Universal has set the film's release date for August 1, 2014, which is next week Friday.

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    Daily Reads: Viola Davis on the Best Roles for African-American Actresses, a People's History of Tattooine and More

    Plus: Why the best Christian movies are made by "miserable sinners" and how "The Last Kiss" retroactively killed "Garden State."

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    Quote of the Day: Viola Davis on Her Move to the Small Screen

    "How to Get Away With Murder" will give Davis to finally take center stage.

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    Viola Davis Says Television Gives Her More Interesting Characters To Play Than Feature Films

    According to Viola Davis, television might be the place black actresses should look to play more complex and challenging roles.

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    Two Tantalizing Images of Michael Mann's Upcoming Cyber-Thriller Released

    Has Michael Mann found a new title for his next movie, tentatively titled "Cyber," Legendary/Universal's crime drama filmed in Hong Kong about American and Chinese agents working to bring down a powerful network of Balkan hackers?

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    Why Shonda Rhimes' Upcoming Fall Drama Is Already a Hit

    While Rhimes doesn't attempt to cater specifically to women, or to people of color, her approach and her shows open doors for both.

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    Trailer Watch: Shonda Rhimes' How To Get Away With Murder

    ABC's "How To Get Away With Murder" will air on Thursdays at 10 pm.

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    Watch Full Trailer For New Viola Davis/Shonda Rhimes Drama 'How To Get Away With Murder'

    Watch Teaser Trailer For New Viola Davis/Shonda Rhimes Drama 'How To Get Away With Murder'

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