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The Princess Without Voice Trailer: Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water!

Guillermo Del Toro has a new film called The Shape of Water ‘an otherworldly fairytale’ set in a secret government laboratory where Elisa and her co-worker Zelda discover something magnificent.

The first trailer for The Shape of Water suggests that it might be as indescribable and beautiful and even heartbreaking as his classic Pan’s Labyrinth.

The Shape of Water will be in theaters on December 8th.

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Nominees Meryl Streep and Octavia Spencer To Present at 89th Academy Awards®!

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS – Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins – Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Meryl Streep and Octavia Spencer are among the the final presenters announced for the 89th Academy Awards®. Both are nominated for acting Oscars® this year – Streep for the title role in Florence Foster Jenkins (Actress in a Leading Role); Spencer for the role of Dorothy Vaughn in Hidden Figures (Actress in a Supporting Role).

Other presenters named who are also nominees are Matt Damon (Best Picture, Manchester by the Sea), Ryan Gosling (Actor in a Leading Role, La La Land) and Dev Patel (Actor in a Supporting Role, Lion).

The Oscars® will be broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre® in Los Angeles (ABC, 7/6C). Jimmy Kimmel will host.

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You’re A Good Person Trailer: Gifted!

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What’s more important: giving a gifted child a chance to reach her intellectual potential and deny her the chance to be a kid, or allow her to be a kid at the expense of denying her the chance to reach her intellectual potential? Or is there a way to do both?

Those are the questions at the heart of Gift, the new movie by Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer). Check out trailer after the jump.

Gifted will be in theaters on April 12, 2017.

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Not Giving Up On Brain Power Trailer: Hidden Figures!

DF-00227_R - Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) offers some help to NASA mission specialist Karl Zielinski (Olek Krupa). Photo Credit: Hopper Stone.
HIDDEN FIGURES – Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) offers some help to NASA mission specialist Karl Zielinski (Olek Krupa). Photo Credit: Hopper Stone.

There’s a new international trailer for 20th Century Fox’s Hidden Figures – the story of the black women behind launching astronaut John Glenn into orbit. It features a fair bit of new footage.

Check it out after the break. Hidden Figures stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Kevin Costner and will be in theaters on January 13th.

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Black Women Changed The World Featurette: Hidden Figures!

DF-05465 - HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of 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, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world.  The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. Photo Credit: Hopper Stone.
HIDDEN FIGURES (Photo Credit: Hopper Stone.)

Brilliant female African American mathematicians helped launch John Glenn into orbit.

Hidden Figures is their story. Check out the featurette after the break. Hidden Figures stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monaé. It launches on January 13th, 2017.

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Pressure Trailer: The Divergent Series: Insurgent: Stand Together!

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Summit Entertainment has released the final trailer for Insurgent, Part 2 of The Divergent Series. It’s title, Stand Together refers to much more than just the Tris/Four relationship.

It’s a heckuva trailer. Check it out after the jump. Insurgent prmieres on March 20th.

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Serious Response Trailer: The Divergent Series: Insurgent

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The new trailer for Insurgent is entitled Fight Back. Sounds like a plan. Check it out after the jump.

Insurgent opens on March 20th.

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Fugitive Trailer: Divergent Series: Insurgent!

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Tris and Four are on the run, along with the rest of the Divergents, in the new trailer for the second film in the Divergent series, Insurgent.

Why? Because there’s a box that can only be opened by a Divergent – and it will give Jeanine and her Erudite faction what they need to take over.

Check it out after the jump. Divergent Series: Insurrection opens on March 21, 2015.

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Kids Will Be Kids! Octavia Spencer Talks Fox’s Red Band Society!

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Fox’s new drama Red Band Society is about a group of teenss whose illnesses require them to live in the hospital. The pilot avoids the expected clichés and cutesy kinds of moments one might expect in favor of telling stories about characters who live with the prospect of the unknown every day.

Oscar®-winner Octavia Spencer plays Nurse Jackson, the understanding but firm woman in charge on the floor. Late last week, she spoke with a group of journalists bloggers about the show and her part in it. Red Band Society premieres on Wednesday, September 17th. Continue reading Kids Will Be Kids! Octavia Spencer Talks Fox’s Red Band Society!

The Help: Great Film Badly Served By DVD Release!

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Today’s release of The Help on DVD is cause for celebration because the film plays just as well on the small screen as on the big one. It’s also cause for great disappointment because of this lovely, lovely film getting terribly wronged by whoever put the bonus features together – they consist of two deleted scenes and a music video – total time: nine minutes, fifty-two seconds!

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The Help Is an Unexpected – If Wonderful – Summer Surprise!

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In the early ‘60s, when the Deep South was segregated, yet many rich white families had ‘help’ to cook, clean and raise their children, the inequality of ‘separate but equal’ was being seriously challenged for the first time, there were as many unsung idealists who helped pave the way for the civil rights movement to succeed. The Help is based on a novel about one such idealistic person – Skeeter, a young, college educated woman who persuades ‘the help’ to tell their stories for publication – and the two maids, Aibileen and Minny, who risk everything to share their stories with her.

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