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Viola Davis: From Stealing Food to Survive to Stealing Scenes

Jeff Rivera | Posted 04.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

I had the opportunity to talk to Davis about how she juggles motherhood, the new demands of fame, overcoming ageism and hair-ism in Hollywood and how her life has changed dramatically since The Help.

Viola Davis Gets Glam In Green AGAIN!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Style

It's official, green is Viola Davis' color! We'll never forget how she wowed on the 2012 Oscars red carpet in a green Vera Wang gown and this year the...

Viola Davis Joins Forces With Shonda Rhimes

Posted 02.26.2014 | TV

Shonda Rhimes is about to get some help from Academy Award nominee Viola Davis. Deadline reports that Davis has signed on to star in Rhimes' new AB...

Movie Review: Ender's Game Is Thought Provoking

Carole Mallory | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Why War? Why unnecessary death? How do we know what the enemy is thinking? Ender's Game poses these questions and many more about war.

Jill Scott To Play James Brown's Wife

Posted 11.01.2013 | Entertainment

Jill Scott will play the wife of James Brown in the forthcoming biopic about the Godfather of Soul. Scott will star opposite Chadwick Boseman ("42...

ReThink Review: Ender's Game -- Child Soldiers and Saviors

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

As a newcomer to the series, I found myself much more interested in the film's take on leadership, the military, war, and empathy for one's enemy.

Prisoners: Are the Black Characters Understated or Underused?

Zeba Blay | Posted 11.19.2013 | Black Voices
Zeba Blay

There's much to meditate on in Prisoners, the dark psychological thriller out this Friday starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Movie Review: Prisoners - Don't Believe the Hype

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Denis Villeneuve had two films at this year's Toronto Film Festival. The better one was called Enemy. The one that's getting the big studio release this week is called Prisoners.

'Prisoners' Is The Movie To See This Weekend

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment

Parenting involves countless mundane decisions – dozens a day. But as any parent knows, the potential for tragedy stemming from a wrong decision...

Movie Review: Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal in Intense Prisoners

Caryn James | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Caryn James

Prisoners is an extraordinarily well-made popcorn movie. Like most thrillers, this one doesn't provoke us to take things so personally; that's why thrillers make for great escapism.

STUNNING!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.05.2013 | Black Voices

Essence's October cover reads "Be Beautiful, Inside And out!" and we can't think of a better woman to impart that message then the glossy's cover girl...

Natural Hair Moments That Made Headlines

Posted 09.04.2013 | Black Voices

Sheryl Underwood's comments on her show The Talk have, once again, opened the floodgates in the mainstream media about the topic of self-love (or self...

The Man Playing James Brown Is ...

Posted 08.27.2013 | Entertainment

Papa's got a brand-new bag, and this time it's in the form of a biopic. James Brown will finally see his life play out on the big screen now that Univ...

Hugh Jackman Is Taking No 'Prisoners'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment

Guys, you still don't want to mess with Hugh Jackman. As for Terrence Howard? Well, perhaps. Or so it goes in the newest trailer for "Prisoners," ...

WATCH: Actresses Tackle The Light Skin Vs. Dark Skin Debate

OWN | Posted 06.26.2013 | OWN

In many parts of the world, people are judged not just by their skin color but also by their skin tone. The devaluing of dark-skinned women, which is ...

WATCH: Why Viola Davis Says Black Actresses Are 'In Crisis Mode'

OWN | Posted 06.21.2013 | OWN

Throughout her acting career on both the stage and in feature films, Viola Davis has captivated audiences and impressed Hollywood colleagues with awar...

Viola Davis: 'We're In Crisis Mode As Black Actors'

www.essence.com | Posted 08.20.2013 | Black Voices

Viola Davis, Phylicia Rashad, Gabrielle Union and Alfre Woodard sat down with Oprah for this Sunday's episode of Oprah's Next Chapter. Together th...

PHOTOS: The Week's Best Style Moments

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.24.2013 | Black Voices

As sure as the sky is blue, we can always count on Solange Knowles rocking a killer printed suit. And she did just that during one of her SXSW perform...

WATCH: Black Oscars Speeches Through The Years

Posted 02.23.2013 | Black Voices

From film scoring to production, direction and acting, African Americans have touched many facets of the film genre. As we approach this year’s 8...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Beautiful Creatures

Dan Persons | Posted 04.20.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The writer and director here is Richard LaGravenese, raising the question: Can the man who was an Oscar nominee for The Fisher King and has garnered praise for his screenplays for A Little Princess and Beloved, among others, bring a similar intelligence to a teen-oriented romance?

Beautiful Creatures: Writer-Director Richard LaGravenese Discusses His Wondrous New Film

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 04.16.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Beautiful Creatures is wonderfully wrought, funny, smart and enchanting, the best film I've seen thus far this year. Indeed, it's a tale of young love set in a milieu torn between the status quo and the supernatural.

Review: Beautiful Creatures (2013) Is Almost Fantastic

Scott Mendelson | Posted 04.15.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

So much of Beautiful Creatures is so unexpectedly terrific that it's almost a tragedy when the picture eventually falls victim to its own plot.

Viola Davis Believes in Ghosts, Witches, and Spirit-Snatchers ("I Can't Shake It")

Vanity Fair | Posted 04.14.2013 | Celebrity
Vanity Fair

By Bennett Marcus, Vanity Fair Viola Davis. Emmy Rossum's Beautiful Creatures character Ridley, a dark "caster"--the preferred term over "witch"-- ...

A Celebration of Black Women on Film in 2012

Yvonna Russell | Posted 04.09.2013 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

As Black History Month begins, let's celebrate the women of color on film who embraced the challenges of directing, producing and diverse on camera roles in milestone achievements of a year past.

PHOTOS: Our Favorite Style Stars At The 2013 SAG Awards

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.28.2013 | Black Voices

Hollywood's awards season continued Sunday night with the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards and so did the sensational style moments. Kerry Washingt...