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NASA to honor Hidden Figures inspiration by naming new facility after her

NASA is planning to honor Katherine G. Johnson, one of the real-life inspirations behind the multi-award-winning film HIDDEN FIGURES, by naming their new research facility after her. Katherine, who was portrayed by Taraj P. Henson in the 2016 history drama, was known for being something of a "human computer" during her famous tenure at the National Aeronautics and Space...
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09.25.2017
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Weekend Box Office Report: January 13-15, 2017

Hidden Figures hiding in plain sight! Space was the place to go this weekend as the historical NASA drama HIDDEN FIGURES took the top spot at the box office with an estimated $20.4 million ! The inspirational story of black women's contributions to the Space Race expanded to 3200 screens on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend and stayed in...
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01.15.2017
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Review: Hidden Figures

PLOT: The true story of Katherine Johnson ( Taraji P. Henson ), a mathematician who, along with her African American colleagues, Dorothy Vaughan ( Octavia Spencer ) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) overcame segregation to become invaluable members of the NASA brain trust in the early days of the space race. REVIEW: I actually saw a bit of Theodore Melfi ’s...
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12.23.2016
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Taraji P. Henson rockets through the glass ceiling in Hidden Figures trailer

A great historical biopic should be able to teach you something new about the subject it’s depicting, giving you a whole new perspective that makes your time in history class seem pointless. I’m sure not many people knew before the movie LINCOLN came out that Abraham Lincoln looked exactly like Daniel Day-Lewis . Another example would be that when we all picture NASA...
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08.15.2016
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Weekend Box Office Report: March 27-29, 2015

Audiences go Home! Moviegoers took a trip with an animated alien this weekend, putting HOME on top at the box office with an estimated $54 million ! The latest from Dreamworks Animation features voice work from Rihanna , Jim Parsons and Jennifer Lopez , and got off to a better start than their Thanksgiving release PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, which opened with...
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03.29.2015
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Exclusive 1:1 Interview: Home director Tim Johnson!

Talk about a character! HOME director Tim John son is as bright and energetic as one of his animated creations. A nice surprise when the majority of Hollywood helmers can't exactly be considered the lives of the party. Johnson, who previously co-directed ANTZ, SINBAD: LEGEND OF THE SEVEN SEAS and OVER THE HEDGE, goes solo for the first time on HOME, Dreamworks' adventure about the...
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03.24.2015
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Review: Home

PLOT: Oh is an impossibly dopey alien who finds himself on the run from his own race. When he discovers a teenage girl searching for her mother - one of the many humans that Ohs people transplanted to Australia - the two must work together to find a place they both belong. REVIEW: In the new film from DreamWorks Animation, an alien race has taken over the planet Earth, and made...
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03.23.2015
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Exclusive Interview: Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jim Parsons talk Home!

Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jim Parsons , all together in the same room. I don't think I could've ever conceived of such an odd coupling, but as luck - and Dreamworks - would have it, I encountered all three at the same time just last week. Being a fan of each, I couldn't have asked for a more fortuitous circumstance. The group was together for HOME, the cute new animated feature about...
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03.23.2015
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The Good, The Bad and The Badass: Steve Martin

Last week , we took a look at the career of the luminous Naomi Watts , one of the best actresses of her generation. This week's subject is an all-out legend, often typecast in vanilla comedy parts, but capable of so much more... Steve Martin Steve Martin 's big-screen career has been going strong for thirty-six years now, and ironically – he...
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03.22.2015
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First Look at Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Steve Martin in DreamWorks Home

Over the past few years DreamWorks Animation has continued to up the ante when it came to their feature presentations. With HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, THE CROODS and RISE OF THE GUARDIANS, they are offering up quality storytelling with great animation. And from the looks of it, we just might be in for another treat with next year’s release HOME – due out March 27, 2015. Based...
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11.21.2014
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Jim Parsons to star in animated Elf TV special

While it’s not the sequel many of you have been wishing for, it’s likely to bring some joy to some this holiday season. There is an animated version of the 2003 hit ELF on the way courtesy of NBC called Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas which will be based on both the original movie and the hit Broadway show it inspired. The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons will...
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10.24.2014
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Ink & Pixel: Special Edition: 2014 Animation Preview

Ink & Pixel is a source of pride and joy for me as a writer and as such, Im always striving to take this column further for those who read and enjoy it. If you yourself, or anyone you know, helped to make any of the amazing feature animated films found within this column, I would love to talk to you to further my knowledge. Please contact me at steveseigh@joblo.com so we can discuss it...
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01.02.2014
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