Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae, left), Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) and Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) celebrate their stunning achievements in one of the greatest operations in history. Photo Credit: Hopper Stone.

‘Hidden Figures’ Headed to TIFF For Exclusive First Look

“Hidden Figures” is shaping up to be a film to look out for. Fox is pulling out all the stops for the project by providing an exclusive first look at some footage from the film at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), a frequent stop for Oscar hopefuls. The Hollywood Reporter, who first broke the news, […]

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 […]

Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) are three brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Photo Credit: Hopper Stone.

Check out the First Poster for ‘Hidden Figures’ from 20th Century Fox!

20th Century Fox has just released the FIRST poster for their upcoming film, HIDDEN FIGURES, based on the women you don’t know behind the mission you do. This incredible untold story stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer & Janelle Monáe and hits theaters this January. Also, be sure to check out the the trailer for […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Chris Evans leads a motley crew out for blood and justice.

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 […]


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 […]