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    Review: 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them' Starring Jessica Chastain & James McAvoy

    The existence of "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby" is one of the strangest events in recent American cinema. First time writer-director Ned Benson managed to attract a killer cast at his first time at bat. The film, a New York-set relationship drama, was conceived, shot and screened at Toronto In...

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    Why 'Get On Up' Star Viola Davis Is Setting Film Aside for ABC's 'How To Get Away With Murder' (TRAILER)

    If you can't get what you want at the movies, go to television. Viola Davis, Tony-winning Broadway star and Oscar-nominated supporting Hollywood player, now has her own ABC TV series thanks to Shonda Rhimes, who made Kerry Washington a star with "Scandal." This one will follow that one on Thursday n...

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    Viola Davis Looks Commanding in First Poster for 'How To Get Away With Murder'

    Davis will play the lead character named Annalise DeWitt, the brilliant law professor and accomplished criminal defense attorney, who is further described as an excellent manipulator of people, particularly the law students who work at her law firm.

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    Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington, Ellen Pompeo Welcome Viola Davis to Shondaland (Video)

    Thursday nights will be Shonda nights on ABC: "Grey's Anatomy" (8-9 pm); "Scandal" (9-10 pm) and "How to Get Away With Murder" (10-11pm).

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    Review: Chadwick Boseman's Performance Saves 'Get On Up' From Being an Incoherent Ride

    The pacing may be messy, the direction disjointed, but its a testament to James Brown that his story and his music can ultimately withstand whatever structural flaws that plague this movie.

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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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