Could del Toro join friends Peter Jackson and Alfonso Cuaron by snagging a "Best Director" nomination?

Director Guillermo del Toro Begins Principal Photography on ‘The Shape of Water’

Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer to Star Read the Press Release: Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 2016 – Fox Searchlight Pictures’ Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley announced that principal photography on THE SHAPE OF WATER began today in Toronto, Canada.  The film stars Academy Award nominee Sally […]

I'll take what is given to me, but I wanted so much more from Octavia.

John Hawkes and Octavia Spencer headline Thriller “Small Town Crime”

The Hollywood Reporter announced that John Hawkes, Octavia Spencer, Anthony Anderson and Robert Forester have joined the cast of an upcoming crime drama, “Small Town Crime.” The film will be directed by Eshom and Ian Nelms (previously directed “Waffle Street”) and Spencer will also serve as an Executive Producer on the film. She has actually worked […]


Kevin Costner Joins Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer in ‘Hidden Figures’

“Hidden Figures” has nabbed another big name. Variety confirmed today that Academy Award winner Kevin Costner will join Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer in the astronaut drama. Costner has been cast as the head of the space program, according to Variety. “Hidden Figures” follows Katherine Johnson (Henson), a brilliant African-American mathematician who was part […]

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Octavia Spencer Joins Taraji P. Henson in “Hidden Figures”

Octavia Spencer will star alongside Taraji P. Henson in Fox 2000’s “Hidden Figures.” “Hidden Figures” follows Katherine Johnson (Henson), a brilliant African-American mathematician who was part of the brain power behind the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Two other women, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, served with Johnson on the mission, which was […]


Get On Up (★½)

“The hardest working man in show business;” “The Godfather of Soul;” “Mr. James Brown.” If I wasn’t already aware of these monikers, director Tate Taylor wouldn’t help me along. When a Brown biopic was first announced, so close after Brown’s death as to leave you wondering whether the man was even cold, questions were raised about […]