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Marc Webb’s ‘Gifted’ Sets Release Date

Director Marc Webb’s (“500 Days of Summer,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”) latest project has set a release date. “Gifted,” which stars Chris Evans and Octavia Spencer, has been given the go-ahead for an April 12, 2017 release. The film stars Evans as Frank, a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary […]

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 […]

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Pharrell Williams Boards ‘Hidden Figures’ to Produce, Write Music

“Hidden Figures” is shaping up to be a film to look out for. Pharrell Williams has signed on to the film as producer, and will also create and write original songs and oversee musical elements of the film and its soundtrack. In addition, Kirsten Dunst (“Midnight Special”), Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”), Janelle Monáe […]

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Octavia Spencer in Talks to Star in Guillermo Del Toro’s Upcoming Project

Octavia Spencer is in talks to join Guillermo Del Toro’s latest mystery project for Fox Searchlight. According to Variety, Del Toro is writing, directing and producing the film, which will be an otherworldly love tale set in America during the Cold War era. The outlet reports that Del Toro had been weighing several options for […]

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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 […]

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Film Review: Black or White (★★★)

I’ve always admired the work of filmmaker Mike Binder a bit more than most (particularly the underrated gem Reign Over Me, though also many of his smaller comedies as well), particularly in terms of the material he gives his actors. As such, I’ve had my eye on this bit of would be awards bait (or more […]

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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 […]

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Snowpiercer (★★★½)

LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL 2014: Give me a moment to catch my breath as I type up this review for Snowpiercer, because my lord was this movie a relentless experience, filled with more bloodshed and bodies than one train can handle! Nope, “train” isn’t a metaphor – South Korean director Joon-ho Bong’s dystopic action thriller […]

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The Funk Don’t Quit in the New ‘Get On Up’ Trailer with Chadwick Boseman

Today we have a new trailer for Tate Taylor‘s upcoming James Brown biopic Get on Up starring Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Nelsan Ellis, and Octavia Spencer.  This could be a potential Oscar player in several categories based on the trend of the Academy and their love for biopics like Ray and Walk the Line.  We […]

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Awards Profile: Get On Up

Directed By: Tate Taylor Cast: Chadwick Boseman, David Andrew Nash, Nelsan Ellis, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Dan Aykroyd, Jill Scott, Tika Sumpter, Craig Robinson Synopsis: A chronicle of James Brown’s rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history. Why It Could Succeed: On paper, this project sounds really exciting. […]

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Awards Profile: Snowpiercer

Directed By: Bong Joon-ho Written By: Bong Joon-ho and Kelly Masterson Cast: Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, Song Kang-ho, Octavia Spencer, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Ewen Bremner, Go Ah-sung, and Luke Pasqualino. Synopsis (From IMDB): In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class […]