Tag Archives: won’t back down

  • ‘Won’t Back Down’ Movie Stirs Anger Against Teachers’ Unions

    Sep 29, 12 by Brainuser1 1 Comment

    *Daniel Barnz’s “Won’t Back Down,” a drama about the American education system, is ruffling some serious feathers. No surprise here, as any film that brings into focus teachers sitting on their behinds, not doing their jobs because they know those jobs are protected by a system put in place (unionization); well, suffice it to say, […]

  • EUR Film Review: ‘Won’t Back Down’

    Sep 28, 12 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *In 2010, California passed the nation’s first “Parent Trigger Law,” a bill which enables a neighborhood with an underperforming public school to fire the principal, replace the staff and convert it to a charter, provided a majority of the parents with students attending it sign a petition. The legislation has proved very controversial thus far, […]

  • Viola Davis Comments on Teacher Protests of ‘Won’t Back Down’

    Sep 24, 12 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments

    *Actress Viola Davis says she admires the courage of teachers who protested outside the New York premiere of her controversial new drama “Won’t Back Down.” [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB’s RSS FEED] In the film, Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal play desperate moms fighting to reform their children’s failing inner city school after growing unsatisfied with the local […]

  • Davis & Gyllenhaal’s ‘Won’t Back Down’ Shows Courage of Conviction (Video)

    Jul 31, 12 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *Two mothers, one played by Viola Davis, who is also a teacher, and the other portrayed by Maggie Gyllenhaal, are extremely upset about the lack of attention to their crumbling inner city school. They don’t just complain about it. These mothers work to change things and refuse to back down when up against as the […]

  • EUR Perspective: Summertime at the Movies

    Apr 21, 12 by EurPublisher 1 Comment

    *First the bad news: the widely-anticipated movie debut of Rihanna in the Peter Berg-directed action film Battleship looks like an absolute dud. Go on, go ahead and try to get through this trailer without cracking up, and not in the good way. The good news is that even if Battleship is a disaster, there are […]

  • Video: Eminem, Lil Wayne Team for SNL Performances

    Dec 20, 10 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Flanked by a full band, Eminem and Lil Wayne joined forces for a performance of “No Love” on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend. “The energy in the building is historical and it’s extra special to see everybody fight for position backstage to see Lil Wayne take over ‘SNL,’ ” DJ Scoob Doo told […]