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    Maggie Gyllenhaal High School Drama 'Won't Back Down' Has Some Teachers in a Tizzy -- But It's Not the First Time

    Writer-director Daniel Barnz's "Won't Back Down" is certainly not the first dramatization of the inner workings of a high school to breed controversy, but it arrives at an especially contentious moment. With debate raging for years and a high-profile teacher strike in Chicago recen...

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

    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 hoop...

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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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    Trailer Watch: Beautiful Creatures - Starring Alice Englert and Viola Davis

    Trailer Watch: Beautiful Creatures - Starring Alice Englert and Viola Davis

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

    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...

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

    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.

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

    The 48th Chicago International Film Festival will take place October 11-25, 2012. The full schedule will be announced on September 20th.

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    Chicago International Film Festival to Honor Joan Allen, Viola Davis and Helen Hunt with Silver Hugo

    The 48th Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) will pay tribute to Joan Allen, Viola Davis, and Helen Hunt for their noteworthy accomplishments and contributions to the arts by presenting them with the Silver Hugo.

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

    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:

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

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

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