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    Film Review: ‘Ma’ Is Ridiculous Fun Helmed by Octavia Spencer

    “Ma” is one of the funniest films of the year, which would be great news if this was a comedy. As a horror flick, though, Blumhouse and Universal‘s latest film misses in ways that make this venture wickedly fun, but mostly by accident. Diana Silvers is Maggie, the new girl in town. After her divorce, […] More

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    WATCH: Octavia Spencer Plays an Obsessive Psychopath in New ‘Ma’ Trailer

    Octavia Spencer has proven herself to be a reliable scene stealer. However, she hasn’t ever played a leading role in a movie. But thankfully, that is changing. In the upcoming horror film “Ma” from Blumhouse, she plays the titular antagonist. Also, the film’s trailer demonstrates how deranged her character is. In “Ma,” Spencer plays Sue […] More

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    Octavia Spencer Reunites With Tate Taylor for New Horror Pic ‘Ma’

    Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer will reunite with the director that guided her to her Oscar for “The Help.” Variety is reporting that Spencer will star in Tate Taylor‘s upcoming horror/psychological thriller, “Ma.” Spencer joins a cast that includes Luke Evans and Juliette Lewis. Tate Taylor made his directorial debut with the 2008 film “Pretty […] More

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    Film Review: ‘The Girl on the Train’ Shows Off Emily Blunt’s Powerhouse Abilities but Little Else

    The reviews are flooding in for Tate Taylor‘s latest, “The Girl on the Train.” The film boasts an all-out amazing performance from Emily Blunt, but that’s about the only major highlight from this frustrating and very predictable thriller. Co-stars Haley Bennett and Rebecca Ferguson also manage to shine in a script that’s written by Erin Cressida […] More

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    WATCH: New Trailer for ‘The Girl on the Train’ with Emily Blunt

      Director Tate Taylor‘s latest, “The Girl on the Train,” is shaping up to be one of fall’s most anticipated thrillers. The film, which is based off of British author Paula Hawkins’ novel of the same name, is darker fare for Taylor, who previously directed “The Help” and “Get On Up.” The book’s synopsis is […] More

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    Top 10 Most Anticipated Films Led by Women in the Second Half of 2016

    It seems like every year there are all kinds of articles proclaiming that THIS will finally be the Year of Films Led By Women. And, inevitably, every year ends up being a bit (or more than a bit) of a letdown. Whether it is the films that actually make it to the screen, or the […] More

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    2016 Awards Profile: ‘The Girl on the Train’ from Tate Taylor

    Welcome to the 2016 Awards Profiles series, where we talk about high and low-profile films coming to a theater near you at some point this year. We will analyze the potential for these films to be players for the Academy Awards, and while many of these have the potential to be recognized, many will not […] More

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    Tate Taylor will direct ‘In the Event of a Moon Disaster’

    I can’t say that I’ve been much of a fan of Tate Taylor‘s work yet, but I can recognize that he’s far from untalented as a filmmaker, so it might just be a matter of him hitting on the right material for me (or not playing it as safe as he did in The Help). […] More

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    Six Spot #5: Best Director 2011

    Welcome back to The Six Spot!  In case you missed last week’s 2003 Best Actress Six Spot, you can catch it here. This week, we discuss one of the more interesting pre-nomination races of the last decade, the 2011 Best Director race.  Unlike the four previous Six Spots, where we had a ton of non-nominees […] More

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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. […] More

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