<p>Viola Davis as Susie Brown, James Brown&#39;s mother, in &quot;Get on Up.&quot;</p>

Viola Davis as Susie Brown, James Brown's mother, in "Get on Up."

Credit: Universal Pictures

Exclusive: Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman face off in new 'Get On Up' clip

A poignant moment for the Godfather of Soul

Viola Davis may have a potential hit series on her hands with Shonda Rhimes' "How to Get Away with Murder," but don't worry movie fans, she isn't giving up her day job. The two-time Oscar nominee has a number of big screen roles on the way including a reunion with Tate Taylor, the director of "The Help" in "Get On Up," which hits theaters next month.

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No 'Mockingjay' or 'Jurassic World' top Comic-Con 2014 schedule surprises

No 'Mockingjay' or 'Jurassic World' top Comic-Con 2014 schedule surprises

Where did the comedy panels go?

Comic-Con has become a strange bird to Hollywood studios.  Bringing talent and previewing footage can give tremendous hype and word of mouth to eventual blockbusters ("Django Unchained," "Gravity," "Iron Man") or it can end up providing false hope for genre films hope will be smash hits ("Cowboys and Aliens," "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World").  That means it can be an expensive endeavor if things don't go well and, moreover, you might not realize that until six months later on your opening weekend.

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Best and Worst: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" isn't perfect?

Best and Worst: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" isn't perfect?

Kerri Russell's tears, Ape on a Talk and more

It's rare that a sequel is better than the original film, but "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" joins "22 Jump Street" in pulling that feat off this summer.

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Comic-Con Saturday: Bye bye to 'The Hobbit,' 'Sin City' returns and Marvel will rule

Comic-Con Saturday: Bye bye to 'The Hobbit,' 'Sin City' returns and Marvel will rule

Could their be an 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' tease?

A two-hour panel scheduled for "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies?" That's a big hint that a lot of surprises could be in store for movie fans on yet another packed Comic-Con Saturday. The organizers released the schedule for July 26 and have slotted over eight-straight hours of movie panels in Hall H. And in what is becoming a tradition, Marvel Studios will be the last to show their wares.

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Comic-Con Friday: Daniel Radcliffe (finally) and 20th Century Fox will rule the day

Comic-Con Friday: Daniel Radcliffe (finally) and 20th Century Fox will rule the day

Channing Tatum, Sam Jackson and 'The Maze Runner' cast will be on hand

One of Comic-Con's worst-kept secrets was confirmed by Comic-Con International today. Daniel Radcliffe, who never made it to San Diego during his "Harry Potter" years, will finally visit the pop culture fest in conjunction with a panel for the new indie comedy "Horns." That's big news in and of itself, but besides a massive two-hour presentation from 20th Century Fox, Friday is going to be pretty weak on the movie side.  

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Comic-Con Thursday: Will Chris Nolan's 'Interstellar' show?
Credit: Paramount Pictures

Comic-Con Thursday: Will Chris Nolan's 'Interstellar' show?

Sneak peeks from 'The Giver,' 'Goosebumps' and 'Pixels'

Comic-Con International announced the Thursday schedule for 2014's San Diego Comic-Con and after a few years of slow movie days to kick off the event, this year looks much more intriguing. Thursday actually features a number of studios that haven't always been regulars at the annual pop culture event.

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Forget 2015, is 2016 going to be the biggest movie year ever?

Forget 2015, is 2016 going to be the biggest movie year ever?

A 'Star Wars' spinoff and more

There has been a lot of scuttlebutt over the past week or so about what a terrible summer it's been for the movies. Box office is down and there appears to be a dearth of real blockbusters on the horizon. It's led to some predictable "The sky is falling!" stories from media looking for something scandalous to write about. Well, take a deep breath, people. Hollywood knew this summer was weak months ago.

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Would Roger Ebert have loved Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby?'

Would Roger Ebert have loved Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby?'

Chaz Ebert talks about her husband and 'Life Itself'

One of America's greatest film critics received a welcome honor this past weekend. "Life Itself," the documentary chronicling the career of Roger Ebert, opened in limited release grossing $131,411 in 23 theaters. That might not seem substantial, except when you realize the doc debuted simultaneously on VOD, a modern day necessity for small films that the technologically forward thinking Ebert may have been more than OK with (or not).

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Best and Worst: 'Tammy' gives 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' a run for its money

Best and Worst: 'Tammy' gives 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' a run for its money

Maybe a cameo from produce Will Ferrell would have helped?

Listen, we feel bad for Melissa McCarthy.  She's an incredible actress and comedienne.  She became an unexpected box office sensation because of her ability to pull laughs from even the lamest material.  She rocked in "Bridesmaids." She made "Identity Thief" watchable on a plane. She ruled "The Heat" with Sandra Bullock.  She was even one of the funniest parts of "This is Forty."  Her new comedy/dramedy/call it what you will "Tammy"?  Unfortunately, not one of McCarthy's finest moments.

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<p>Shia Labeouf, Logan Lerman and Brad Pitt in David Ayer&#39;s &quot;Fury.&quot;</p>

Shia Labeouf, Logan Lerman and Brad Pitt in David Ayer's "Fury."

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David Ayer says Shia LaBeouf is more 'calculated' than the public understands

'He's just a regular guy'

Visiting the set of "Fury" last October, it was impossible to imagine what cast member Shia LaBeouf would be up to less than two months later.

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