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Win Hidden Figures on Blu-ray

26 June 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Competitions

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment celebrates the incredible untold true story of three brilliant African-American women working at Nasa, with the home entertainment release of Hidden Figures arriving on Digital Download 19th June 2017, and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on 3rd July 2017. To celebrate, we’re giving away 2 Blu-ray copies!

Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. This stunning achievement restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race between Russia and the U.S.A., and galvanised the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Check out this great featurette from the Blu-ray™ and DVD extras featuring Theodore Melfi and Octavia Spencer talking about the legacy of Dorothy Vaughn. »

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Win Hidden Figures on Blu-ray

15 June 2017 6:32 AM, PDT | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment celebrates the incredible untold true story of three brilliant African-American women working at Nasa, with the home entertainment release of Hidden Figures arriving on Digital Download 19th June 2017, and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on 3rd July 2017. To celebrate, we’re giving away 2x Blu-rays!

Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. This stunning achievement restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race between Russia and the U.S.A., and galvanised the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Directed by Theodore Melfi (St. Vincent), and written by Allison Schroeder (Pineapple Express), Hidden Figures was nominated for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best »

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Win tickets to Hidden Figures screening

5 June 2017 4:02 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

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To mark the release of Hidden figures on 3rd July, we’ve been given 2 pairs of tickets to an exclusive screening of the film at a central London location on 19th June.

Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. This stunning achievement restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race between Russia and the U.S.A., and galvanised the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Please note: This competition is open to UK residents only

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Open to UK residents only The competition will close 13th June 2017 at 23.59 GMT The winner will be picked at random from entries received No cash alternative is »

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A Brief History of Casting Talent Over Resemblance for Biopics

7 April 2017 3:17 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

How important is resemblance, really?

As we mentioned in our newsletter yesterday, Christian Bale is reportedly in talks to star as former vice president Dick Cheney in an Adam McKay helmed biopic, alongside Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney and Steve Carrell as Donald Rumsfeld. The news, broken by Variety, has lead to a host of reactions across the internet, including a number of Dark Knight and American Psycho related jokes because, you know, duh. Front and center in many of these reactions is speculation (though in some cases, anticipatory salivation might be more accurate) over how Bale will transform for the role.

After all, Christian Bale is known for physical metamorphoses that rank just below those of caterpillars on an impressiveness scale; he famously lost 60 pounds for his role in The Machinist (bringing the 6' actor to a skeletal 120-ish pounds), and afterwards went directly to Batman Begins, eating and weight-lifting his way to 220 pounds, which »

- Ciara Wardlow

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Janelle Monae on Getting Back to Music After Acting: ‘This Year Has Been Surreal’

30 March 2017 11:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It had been over a year since Janelle Monáe had performed on stage, but fans couldn’t tell as the petite powerhouse rocked the mic during the grand opening of Lord & Taylor’s new 5th Avenue shop The Dress Address last Thursday.

“It was so electrifying,” Monáe told People just after her set. “I miss the people, the stage, performing my songs.” The Grammy-nominated singer had taken time off to try her hand at acting, which proved a very good bet: She starred in both the Oscar-nominated historical hit Hidden Figures and the Oscar-winning indie film Moonlight.

“This year has been surreal, »

- Janine Rubenstein

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‘Hidden Figures’: Oscar-Nominated Octavia Spencer Takes Center Stage in Exclusive Home Video Featurette

27 March 2017 9:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hidden Figures” tells the story of three strong women of color overcoming both white male and white female prejudice and discrimination in their personal and professional lives, all while sending the first man into space. Based on the true story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, these women demonstrate tenacity, intelligence, and authority in the white-dominated Nasa program of 1961.

Read More: ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘black-ish’ Win Big at 48th NAACP Image Awards

Hidden Figures” was nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay at this year’s 89th Academy Awards. At the ceremony, the real-life Katherine Johnson was brought on stage in front of the Academy and guests by the cast of “Hidden FiguresTaraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae, where she received a standing ovation.

Read More: ‘Hidden Figures’ Trailer: Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer Star in the Untold Story of Women »

- Kerry Levielle

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Newswire: Hidden Figures hero Katherine Johnson now has her own Lego figure

2 March 2017 7:16 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

During the Oscars Sunday, the stars of Hidden Figures paid tribute to Katherine Johnson, one of the women who inspired the nominated film. Johnson, a renowned Nasa mathematician, came out on stage with Taraji P. Henson, who portrayed her onscreen, Janelle Monáe, and Octavia Spencer. Hidden Figures, a box office hit, has helped raise the profiles of Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan, but now Johnson is being immortalized in another fashion: blocks. According to the Associated Press, Johnson is one of the people featured in Lego’s new “Women of Nasa“ set. The other scientists turned into toys include Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride, Nancy Grace Roman, and Mae Jemison. Stem-lovers and admirers of awesome ladies will have to wait a while before they can purchase the collection; it won’t be available until either late 2017 or early 2018, the AP noted. »

- Esther Zuckerman

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‘Hidden Figures’ 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Dates and Details

28 February 2017 6:10 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The Academy Award-nominated historical film Hidden Figures starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae has been cleared for a March 28th landing on Digital HD followed by 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD appearances on April 11th.

Hidden Figures is the true story of Nasa engineers Katherine Johnson (Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Monae), African American women who were at the center of launching John Glenn into orbit at a time of deep racial segregation.

Though Hidden Figures did not win any Academy Awards, it was nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Spencer) and Best Adapted Screenplay. More impressive is that the modestly budgeted film of $25 million has crossed $182 million at the worldwide box office and continues to attract audiences.

The high-def versions of Hidden Figures will include 7.1 DTS-hd Master Audio and the following extras:

It All Adds Up – The Making of Hidden Figures

No Limits »

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‘Hero’ Katherine Johnson – the Inspiration for Hidden Figures – Joins Film’s Stars on Oscars Stage

26 February 2017 6:40 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Retired mathematician Katherine Johnson — whose pioneering work partially inspired Hidden Figures — appeared at Sunday night’s Academy Awards, where she was hailed as “a true Nasa and American hero” by Taraji P. Henson, the woman who plays her onscreen.

Johnson, 98, appeared onstage alongside Henson and Figures‘ two other lead actresses, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer, as they announced the winner for Best Documentary Feature.

In their introductory remarks before handing out the prize, the film’s stars focused on the importance of unearthing history’s hidden stories, such as the life and career of Johnson and her fellow black Nasa »

- Adam Carlson

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Taraji P. Henson Pays Tribute to Hidden Figures ‘Selfless Heroes’ at Oscars: ‘These Women Changed the Course of History’

26 February 2017 4:53 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Taraji P. Henson didn’t have to think twice about signing on to star in Hidden Figures.

The actress opened up about working on the Oscar-nominated film while walking the red carpet at the Academy Awards on Sunday.

“It became a passion project,” she said. “I said, ‘I dont even care how much I’m getting paid.’ I signed on right away. Projects like this don’t come along often.”

Henson said she was immediately touched by the three real-life women that the film was based on, calling Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson “selfless heroes.”

“We know the »

- Jodi Guglielmi

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Ranking All the Best Picture Nominees — By How Hard They’ll Make You Cry

25 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When it comes to the Oscar-nominated films that make up the ceremony’s Best Picture category, it’s more than likely every contender will fit at least one of these four groups: Biopics, devastating true life stories of people overcoming adversity, soaring movie-musicals, and the type of film with one scene that will leave you shamelessly ugly-crying in the theater.

Of course, not all of this year’s Best Picture nominees are guaranteed to make you sob in public (and if you do, we’re not judging) but if you’ve got a limited amount of tissues at your disposal, »

- Julia Emmanuele

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Exclusive: Janelle Monae Wears Pop of Yellow on Red Carpet, Explains Her Signature Black-and-White Look

24 February 2017 6:00 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Janelle Monae is known for her signature black-and-white looks, but she rocked a pop of yellow at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Gala in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Et's Courtney Tezeno caught up with the Hidden Figures and Moonlight star, where she opened up about her ensemble, and the sweet meaning behind her black-and-white "uniform."

Exclusive: Janelle Monáe Delivers One-Two Punch With ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘Moonlight

"I picked this out a long time ago. I knew this is what I wanted to look like for Essence," Monae revealed.

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"I'm a no stress, no drama type of girl and my mom is here, too, tonight," she said. "My story has been really inspired by her… her wearing her uniform and being a high school janitor and me wearing my uniform, which is black and white, to honor her and pay homage to those who work every single day to make this country go round and around »

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13-Year-Old Aspiring Astronaut Raises Enough Money for 1,000 Girls to See ‘Hidden Figures’: ‘The Movie Shows We Can Do Anything!’

24 February 2017 12:26 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Thirteen-year-old Taylor Richardson was so inspired after watching the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures that she set out to raise enough money for 1,000 girls to see the encouraging flick in theaters.

The seventh grader from Jacksonville, Florida, first saw the movie at The White House Hidden Figures in Space Exploration event in December during a special screening. Taylor, an admirer of engineer and astronaut Mae C. Jemison, grew up dreaming of space exploration and aspires to work for Nasa one day. 

The movie — starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe — is a biographical drama based on the book of »

- Rose Minutaglio

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Hidden Figures Fun Facts

21 February 2017 12:38 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Since its release late last year, Hidden Figures has captured audiences and critics with its award-winning performances and ultra-inspiring plot.

The film, which is up for a Best Picture Oscar, tells the story of three African-American mathematicians working at Nasa — Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan — whose research helps John Glenn become the first American astronaut to orbit Earth.

In honor of Hidden Figures‘ many accolades this awards season, we rounded up a bevy of fun facts and set secrets to hold you over until the Academy Awards this Sunday night.

1. While the three leading roles ultimately went to Octavia Spencer, »

- Grace Gavilanes

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Why Hidden Figures should win the best picture Oscar

21 February 2017 1:19 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Theodore Melfi’s feelgood biopic about three African-American women working for Nasa in the 1960s breaks boundaries with a knowing kick of its kitten heel

Traditionally the period drama sweeps the red carpet at the Academy Awards, training the best picture statuette in its sights with the aid of lavish costumes, detailed sets, a casual approach to factual accuracy and important historical figures stuttering or slaying evil kings. In 2017, however, it’s not easy to argue the case for this sort of crowd-pleaser when the rest of this year’s slate boasts largely gritty, groundbreaking and norm-challenging nominees. But Hidden Figures manages to both stay faithful to the genre’s most enjoyable elements while puncturing the boundaries with a knowing kick of its kitten heel.

Theodore Melfi’s biopic tells the previously untold story of Katherine G Johnson (Taraji P Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe »

- Kate Hutchinson

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2017 Oscar Previews: Part 1

20 February 2017 12:41 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The 89th Annual Academy Awards will take place Sunday February 26th at 8:30pm Eastern time. Here is our overview of the major awards nominees in case you didn’t get to see them yourself. 

There’s always a lot of talk leading up to the big day about who will win what awards. We try to make our predictions based on trends from the past, but we can’t help to be swayed by our own personal opinions. Some movies truly strike a chord with us, while others aren’t interesting at all. Furthermore, Oscar films are usually heavy in the drama department and therefore they aren’t always the easiest or most entertaining movies to watch.

That’s why we’re here. Here is your guide to the nominees of this year’s Academy Awards. We’ve compiled the following brief summaries, interesting facts, and critical reviews for all these films and people. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Hidden Figures review – rocket science with plenty of uplift

19 February 2017 12:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This drama about a trio of African-American women doing maths wonders for Nasa has few subtleties, but is done with such verve it’s hard to dislike

Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe are Katherine Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, a trio of Nasa scientists who each played their part in sending astronaut John Glenn (the first American to orbit the Earth) into space in 1962. These three are fun, fast-talking and fabulously coiffed (thanks to costume designer Renee Ehrlich Kalfus). They’re also African American women, which perhaps explains why this nugget of history has remained untold until now. Sure, some of it feels a little obvious, but with its “based on a true story” title card, cartoon palette and bouncy Pharrell (co)-penned soundtrack, this splashy, feelgood period piece is every bit as enjoyable as a best picture Oscar-nominated blockbuster could hope to be.

The »

- Simran Hans

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Exclusive Interview – Oscar nominated screenwriter Allison Schroeder on Hidden Figures, #OscarsSoWhite, and more

17 February 2017 1:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Alex Moreland chats with screenwriter Allison Schroeder about Hidden Figures, her upcoming projects, and more…

Hi Allison!

Hi!

Congratulations on the various award nominations you’ve received for the film.

Thank you, it’s pretty bananas.

How does it feel that the film has achieved such high levels of acclaim?

It’s incredible, and definitely a little bit unbelievable. I remember writing on my sofa in my little apartment, not too long ago, thinking “Will this movie ever get made?”, and now here we are. So it’s pretty incredible.

I’ve also been struck by the social impact of the film – I’m sure you’ve seen the various charity screenings there have been, to try and inspire young girls – how does that make you feel? The response that it’s having in those terms?

That’s actually probably one of the best parts about this, just watching the »

- Alex Moreland

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Why Janelle Monáe Put Her Music on Hold to Take Hollywood by Storm

16 February 2017 12:37 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Janelle Monáe is shooting for the stars.

After carving out her own unique corner of the pop world, the six-time Grammy nominee has ascended to Hollywood stardom with memorable performances in two of the year’s hottest films, Moonlight and Hidden Figures.

“I allow the universe to rearrange and reinvent me,” she said in American Way magazine’s February issue. “I have had a gathering phase.”

But when the universe came to her with the script for Hidden Figures, a true-to-life film about the African-American women who helped put a man in space, Monáe — who has said that she »

- Mike Miller

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Hidden Figures review

16 February 2017 2:42 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Taraji P Henson leads a strong ensemble in Hidden Figures, a story of Nasa's past that makes for compelling and important cinema.

Cinema is good at this. At finding little known stories, and shining a beacon of light on them. In the case of Hidden Figures, arriving in UK cinemas off the back of Oscar nominations and a $100m+ gross at the Us box office, author Margot Lee Shetterly got there first; it’s her best seller that’s the basis of this excellent film. The movie adaptation does it proud.

The story here focuses on the space race in the early 1960s, specifically the moment where it looked as if Russia had firmly seized the initiative. As Nasa was struggling to get an American into space, Russia was having far more success, and the pressure was duly on.

That pressure in part fell on the shoulders of Al Harrison »

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