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"First Ladies": Viola Davis to Portray Michelle Obama in Showtime Series

Showtime and Viola Davis (ABC's How to Get Away with Murder) are teaming up to bring the story of First Lady Michelle Obama's time in The White House to the small screen in First Ladies. The hour-long drama was put on a fast-track development deal that includes a three-script commitment, with the first season focusing […]

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"How to Get Away With Murder" Season 6: Shondaland Series Set to Rest Its Case

After five seasons, Viola Davis' Prof. Annalise Keating will be leading her students on a final, season-long lesson when ABC's How to Get Away With Murder returns on Thursday, September 25, for what will be its sixth and final season. Small problem? This season's "teachable moments" could prove deadly enough that graduation is the least […]

ABC Renews 'How to Get Away with Murder' for a Fifth Season

ABC's #TGIT may be losing Scandal after the series wrapped up its run this season, but it will have Grey's Anatomy back for a 15th season and, as of today, How to Get Away with Murder will be back for season five. The pickup was announced this afternoon on Twitter by showrunner Peter Norwalk. Season […]

Scandal/HTGAWM Crossover: Olivia Welcomes Annalise to "The Show"

Shonda Rhimes's "universe" is set to get a little smaller in a very big way on Thursday, March 1st at 10 p.m. ET as TGIT series Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder are finally set to cross over. The two-episode event will serve as the first meeting between Kerry Washington's Scandal fixer Olivia […]

ABC's Scandal, How To Get Away with Murder Crossover Confirmed

Looks like the Shonda Rhimes' "universe" is about to get a little smaller in a very big way, with the Scandal creator and How to Get Away with Murder creator Peter Nowalk confirming to Deadline: Hollywood that the two series would be part of a major crossover event on ABC later this season. Both Rhimes and […]

'Fences' Review: Denzel Washington Solid But Viola Davis Steals The Film

Denzel Washington's passion project shows that when he has a vision, he is willing to take the long road if it means getting it right. Fences is a powerful and brilliantly acted film adaptation of the late playwright August Wilson's stage production about an African-American family living in Pittsburgh in the mid-1950s.

Viola Davis Says Amanda Waller Role Was 'Something So Often Not Given To Women'

The Suicide Squad film came in pretty underwhelming, and even though it certainly has its fans, at least where critics are concerned it was a total mess. What's sad about that is the film housed some great performances from Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn and Jai Courtney coming to life as Captain Boomerang. Another was Viola […]

'Fences' Stumbles From Lack Of Understanding Of What "Adapting" Means

Fences has sharp dialogue and excellent performances but it's shot like a play not a movie. Title: Fences Director: Denzel Washington Summary: An African-American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise is family in the 1950's and coming to terms with the events of his life. There are a […]

Fences' Second Trailer Asks The Hard Questions

Fences thus far is looking very good. It looks like it is sporting a pair of killer performances from Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. The first trailer was well done, not showing much about the story, but asking tough questions. The second stays in the vein, with themes such as the sacrafice of being an […]

Viola Davis On What Makes Amanda Waller Tick

One of the most talked about characters coming out of Suicide Squad… and fans of the comic or the Arrow TV series already new this… is Amanda Waller. The character is shocking in her determination and what she is willing to do to get the job done. They up that in the movie, but they […]

Is Suicide Squad What Was Needed Or A Terrible Mess? — A Review Round-Up

While the team here at Bleeding Cool will not get to see Suicide Squad until Thursday, a number of advanced reviews hit the wires this morning. Based on the headlines, the film is either exactly the course correction the emerging DC Films brand needed or another overstuffed blockbuster plagued by many of the problems dogging […]

Suicide Squad – Puppet Masters Trailer

In the newest trailer for Suicide Squad, we focus on the folks who pull the strings… in this case it's Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) and Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman). We see that Flag is the consummate soldier and leader while Waller is much more of the 'get it done by whatever means necessary'. Suicide Squad […]

Suicide Squad Character Photos Released

Today we see that Entertainment Weekly has released close up character photos for the upcoming Suicide Squad film. The photos were taken by Clay Enos. I'm a little surprised if they did these that they didn't go the extra mile, put a slate in front of them and do a series of mugshots. Suicide Squad […]

New Suicide Squad Trailer Unleashed

Airing as part of DC Films Presents: The Dawn of the Justice League, the new Suicide Squad trailer Amanda Waller assembling the worst of the worst. With a crack shot, a crocodile man, a possessed woman, a boomerang expert, a sword-wielder, a firestarter and whatever Harley feels like being at the moment, can the task […]

Empire Magazine Releases Psycho Killer Cover With Jared Leto's Joker

According to Yahoo! Movies, Empire Magazine will release a special subscribers cover featuring Jared Leto as the Joker, offering the clearest view of his off-kilter version of the character as he will appear in next summer's Suicide Squad: Comic Book Movie reports the magazine features an interview with Leto, in which he talks about his […]

Game Of Thrones Wins Most Emmys Ever In One Night

The Emmy Awards were presented last night during a ceremony in Los Angeles and Game of Thrones made history as the show presented with the most awards during one telecast. The HBO fantasy series picked up Outstanding Drama Series, while Peter Dinklage won Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series. The show also picked up […]

Has Warner Bros Found Their Amanda Waller?

Latino Review say they know who has been cast as Amanda Waller in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. When the rest of the cast was announced recently, the role of Waller was not announced but word was that three actress were being considered: Oprah Winfrey, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. Well, the word is that […]