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Opening This Week: Onward, Emma, The Way Back, Spenser Confidential, and More!

Opening This Week: Onward, The Way Back, Spenser Confidential

Opening This Week is a weekly look on Friday morning at what you can head to theaters this weekend to see, or stay in and watch on streaming. This week, March 6th, sees the release of the newest Pixar film Onward, Ben Affleck's, a new version of the Jane Austen classic Emma. Two new releases. […]

'Dolittle' is the World's Penance For Iron Man {REVIEW}

'Dolittle' is the World's Penance For Iron Man {REVIEW}

Dolittle is not a good film. Let's get that out of the way right off the bat. Mired in development hell and release date changing and everything else bad that comes along with releasing a film, all of those problems are evident onscreen. A new take on the property sees Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.) and […]

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Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer May Gain Superpowers in Netflix's 'Thunder Force'

Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer are in talks to star in the Netflix film, Thunder Force, where they could play two women who gain superpowers with presumably hilarious results. Thunder Force will be written, produced and directed by McCarthy's husband, Ben Falcone. Joining him on producing are Marc Platt and McCarthy. No details of the […]

La La Land's Damien Chazelle Lands New Series at Apple

Looks like La La Land's Damien Chazelle will be stepping out on the town with someone other than Netflix, with the award-winning director/screenwriter/producer receiving a direct-to-series order by Apple for a new dramatic series. While details on the series are still under wraps, Chazelle will write and direct every episode; and serve as executive producer […]

'The Shape Of Water' Red Band Trailer Highlights Doug Jones' 'The Asset'

With anticipation and awards buzz growing out of its incredibly well-received screening at the Venice Film Festival, Fox Searchlight released a new red band trailer for Guillermo del Toro's fantasy-drama The Shape of Water.  Unlike previous trailers, this time we get a much better look at Doug Jones' mysterious aquatic "Asset" and how he serves as […]

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'Hidden Figures' Is So Much Better Than It Has Any Right To Be

Hidden Figures tells the fascinating story of three women who have been overlooked by history with great performances and an easy going confidence that their material is worth it. Title: Hidden Figures Director: Theodore Melfi Summary: Based on a true story. A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch […]

Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape Of Water Begins Production

Fox Searchlight announced today that principle photography has commenced on The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro's follow-up to last year's Crimson Peak. The film stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg and frequent del Toro collaborator Doug Jones. "Being supported by this beautiful group of actors and artists, I feel […]

Taraji P. Henson Calculates Launch Trajectory In Hidden Figures Trailer

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe star in the trailer for the upcoming drama Hidden Figures as three African-American women working at NASA in the 1960s. Their mission: put astronaut John Glenn into orbit. But a long the way, they face prejudice, the pressures of their home lives and a nation near the […]

Rumored Details Of Guillermo Del Toro's Cold War Project Emerge

Back in September, word broke that Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro was working an a new original project said to be an other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. It was also described as "WALL-E meets Splash" at the time. As months went by, Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer were said to […]

Guillermo Del Toro's New Project Looks To Add Octavia Spencer

According to Variety, actress Octavia Spencer is in talks to join Guillermo del Toro's next film. The project, currently untitled, is said to be set in 1963 and combine Cold War tensions with del Toro's love for magic and what The Hollywood Reporter called an "otherworldly love story." It is unclear what role Spencer might […]