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Taraji P. Henson at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 25th February 2017

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Taraji P. Henson at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 25th February 2017

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Taraji P. Henson at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards held in Santa Monica Beach - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 25th February 2017

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Taraji P. Henson seen on the red carpet at the 2017 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 13th February 2017

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Taraji P. Henson seen at the 2017 GRAMMY Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th February 2017

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Taraji P. Henson seen alone and with Janelle Monae in the press room at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Expo Hall - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 29th January 2017

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Aldis Hodge, Mahershala Ali, Jim Parsons, Kimberly Quinn, Kirsten Dunst, Octavia Spencer, Lidya Jewett, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Glenn Powel and Theodore Melfi
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Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst and Octavia Spencer in the press room at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) 2017 held at The Shrine Auditorium Media Complex - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 30th January 2017

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Taraji P. Henson arrives at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) 2017 held at The Shrine Auditorium Media Complex - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 29th January 2017

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Janelle Monae and Taraji P. Henson with their awards for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture award for 'Hidden Figures' at the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) held at The Shrine Auditorium Media Complex - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 29th January 2017

Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson and Winners Of The Outstanding Cast In A Motion Picture Award For 'hidden Figures'
Kirsten Dunst, Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Winners Of The Outstanding Cast In A Motion Picture Award For 'hidden Figures'
Kirsten Dunst, Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Winners Of The Outstanding Cast In A Motion Picture Award For 'hidden Figures'
Kirsten Dunst, Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Winners Of The Outstanding Cast In A Motion Picture Award For 'hidden Figures'
Kirsten Dunst, Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Winners Of The Outstanding Cast In A Motion Picture Award For 'hidden Figures'
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Taraji P. Henson at the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 28th January 2017

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Taraji P. Henson And 50 Cent Feud On Instagram Over 'Empire' Ratings


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50 Cent is once again hitting out at Fox series ‘Empire’, accusing the show of suffering from a drop in ratings. But what 50 probably didn't count on was actress Taraji P Henson, who plays the feisty Cookie Lyon on the hit show, firing back at the rapper with some shade of her own.

Taraji P Henson Taraji P Henson hit back at 50 Cent’s ‘Empire’ shade on Instagram

According to E! News, in a now deleted post, 50 shared a screenshot of Taraji along with a headline claiming ’Empire’s’ ratings were falling.

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Hidden Figures Trailer


Even from a young age, Katherine Johnson's family and teachers knew she was made for great things. Even as a child, her mind was something special. She was gifted with an ability to work out complicated math sums far superior to anything a young child ought to be able to do.

There were a number of factors standing between Katherine and her education - most spanning from the fact that she was black and it was the 1920's. The country of Virginia where she and her family lived would not supply an education over a eighth grade to anyone of Afro-American ancestry and few family worked impossibly hard, splitting their time over two counties, to make sure their little girl could become the success they knew she would be. Their hard work paid off and Katherine became a math teacher before being poached by a new and exciting agency looking to recruit some of the most talented mathematicians of the time.

Katherine, along with two fellow mathematicians, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, were introduced into a whole new use for maths. The ladies who worked in the department were human computers and they unravelled huge flight calculations and soon Katherine was once again headed up the ladder to work on a space mission - a mission to send a man to the moon and safely return back to earth.

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Term Life Trailer


Nick Barrow designs high target crimes for a living, he studies and surveys banks and high value locations and comes up with a plan to carry out successful heists which he then sells to the person willing to pay the most for his scheme.

Nick sells his latest project to the son of a cartel boss called Alejandro. Nick walks through every aspect of how the robbers will infiltrate and escape from the location. Wishing to go ahead with the project, Alejandro and his team carryout a successful heist, that is until the entire team of robbers are all shot dead. Nick finds himself on the wrong side of Alejandro's father and is suddenly thrown into a world he's not used to.

Out for revenge after the death of his son, Viktor Vasquez is out to hunt down the person he sees responsible for his son's death and wishes to put him through the same pain that he's currently going through by killing his daughter, Cate.

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Taraji P. Henson Hands Out Cookies As She Wins Golden Globe For 'Empire'


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Taraji P. Henson scored her first Golden Globes win on Sunday, taking home the Best Actress – Television Series, Drama award at the 2016 ceremony. When her name was called the ‘Empire’ star wasted no time in channeling her inner Cookie Lyon, by passing out tasty treats to her fellow attendees.

Taraji P. HensonTaraji P Henson won the Golden Globe for Best Actress – Television Series, Drama on Sunday.

Henson handed cookies to stars including Angela Bassett, Lady Gaga, and Leonardo DiCaprio, as she made her way to the stage. Backstage the actress revealed that her decision to hand out the treats was a spontaneous one, there just happened to be a packet of cookies on the table.

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Video - 'Gracepoint' Stars Anna Gunn And David Tennant At FOX Upfronts - Part 3


'Gracepoint' stars Anna Gunn and David Tennant posed together on the blue carpet at the FOX Network Upfront presentation at The Beacon Theater in New York alongside a host of other recognisable TV faces.

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Video - Patrick Stewart, Jennifer Carpenter And Maggie Grace Arrive At NY 'Killing Them Softly' Premiere - Part 2


The New York 'Killing Them Softly' premiere was Hollywood star central with numerous movie stars taking to the red carpet including 'Star Trek' star Patrick Stewart with his partner Sunny Ozell, 'Dexter' star Jennifer Carpenter, Maggie Grace from 'Taken', 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' actress Taraji P. Henson and one of the premiering movie's stars Scoot McNairy.

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Think Like A Man Trailer


Tired of their men behaving like egotistical, sport-obsessed, womanising jerks, four interconnected women prepare to fight back obsessively using advice from relationship expert Steve Harvey's bestselling self-help book 'Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man'. When the four friends realise their girlfriends have been using Harvey's advice against them, they retaliate. not foreseeing how their ploy could badly backfire on them.

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Larry Crowne Review


OK
A painfully squishy centre completely undoes this rom-com, although it's difficult to know what might have made it less goofy. The diminished dual star-wattage of Hanks and Roberts just about makes it watchable.

After being sacked for his lack of a degree, Larry (Hanks) enrols in a community college. There isn't much else going on in his life, so he dives into his studies: Mercedes (Roberts) teaches speech, while Dr Matsutani (Takei) teaches economics. When Larry downsizes to a scooter to save money, he befriends the cool scooter-riding Talia (Mbatha-Raw), who gives him a style makeover. He also joins her biker gang, led by her boyfriend Gordo (Valderrama). Meanwhile, Mercedes is struggling with her marriage to Dean (Cranston). So maybe she and Larry can help each other outside the classroom as well.

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Larry Crowne Trailer


Larry Crowne is one of the best employees at the local big-box store where he works and he's been named as 'store employee of the month' for the past 8 months, however when Larry meets with his bosses he receives some unwelcome news. In an effort to downsize the company Larry is laid off.

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The Karate Kid Review


Good
Even though it's corny, unnecessary and far too long, this remake of the 1984 hit is surprisingly engaging. This is mainly due to the crowd-pleasing story and a relatively understated performance from Jackie Chan.

Dre (Smith) is annoyed when his mother (Henson) moves from Detroit to Beijing, where he's mercilessly bullied by a gang of schoolboy thugs led by Cheng (Wang Zhenwei). Sure, there's the cute violinist (Han) to distract him, but things don't really start looking up until the maintenance man (Chan) agrees to teach him kung fu. Now Dre has three goals: learn skills to defend himself, compete in an upcoming tournament against Cheng and his evil mentor (Yu), and of course get the girl.

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The Karate Kid 2010 Trailer


When Dre and his mum pack up all their belongings and move to Beijing, China neither of them expect it to be an easy change but they're willing to give it a go. At his new school Dre falls for his classmate Mei Ying, she returns the feelings but Dre has chosen the wrong girl, Cheng the school bully takes an instant disliking to Dre and Mei Ying's friendship and decides to keep them apart by beating up the class newcomer.

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Date Night Review


Excellent
The presence of Carell and Fey lifts this comedy far beyond what it could have been. Their sharp improvisational skills give us a terrific look at a slightly tired marriage, even as the plot gets increasingly trite.

Phil and Claire (Carell and Fey) are a typically frazzled New Jersey suburban couple with two lively kids and no real time to connect with each other. Even their regular date nights seem to get easily derailed. Then they plan an evening in the city, which takes a surprise twist when they're mistakenly cornered by a couple of gun-pointing thugs (Simpson and Common) who are working for a notorious mob boss (Liotta). Now on the run, they seek help from a well-connected old contact (Wahlberg), while a cop (Henson) is tenaciously on their tails.

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Not Easily Broken Review


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Not Easily Broken is a Tyler Perry movie without the Tyler Perry. To be fair, Perry did contribute a half-assed pull quote that is proudly displayed on the front cover of the film's DVD case. Of the film, Perry says, "It's a powerful movie." As a counterpoint, I say, "It's insipid, inspirational gobbledygook."

The film has all the attitude of a standard Urban Professionals in Transition movie (think Brown Sugar or The Brothers) and is made with all the over-pronounced storytelling and shove-it-down-your-throat moralizing of a cinematic church tract. The title refers to the three-way bond between a husband, wife, and God, and the film is wrought with all the stereotypical signposts of a "We Need Jesus" story -- the couple with "no time for sex," who "can't pay the bills," and "aren't quite ready to have kids" discovers that their "marriage is on the rocks" and must work to save it, thereby solidifying their "spiritual bond." Yuck.

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The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button Review


Essential
Every great filmmaker is allowed one bad film. For David Fincher, his first was his worst.

An intelligent director, Fincher cut his teeth on television commercials and music videos before making his feature debut in 1992 with a forgettable and regrettable installment in the Alien franchise. It was all uphill from there. Fincher's next five films arguably are modern classics, each impressively different from its immediate predecessor. Gen X fanboys idolize him for the basement-dwelling aggressions of Fight Club. The director brought flash -- and a needed backbone -- to pulp thrillers like The Game and Panic Room. And cineastes found plenty to appreciate in the meticulous musings of Fincher's cold-case police procedural, Zodiac.

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The Family That Preys Review


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Tyler Perry is trying. Instead of sticking exclusively to the urban morality plays that made him a certified superstar, he appears to be broadening his niche-based appeal. And he's doing so by taking risks both in and outside the medium. Sure, most of his movies have been nothing more than mere translations of his theatrical works, but efforts like Daddy's Little Girls, and now The Family That Preys, show an artist who is at least endeavoring to expand his horizons.

Alice Pratt (Alfre Woodard) and Charlotte Cartwright (Kathy Bates) have been friends for over 30 years. The former runs a small diner. The latter is the CEO of a local construction company. Alice has two daughters -- snooty career gal Andrea (Sanaa Lathan) and honest, hardworking Pam (Taraji P. Henson). Charlotte has a conniving son named William (Cole Hauser) who cheats on his wife Jillian (KaDee Strickland). After marrying the decent Chris (Rockmond Dunbar), Andrea begins a torrid affair with her boss -- who happens to be William. He wants to take over for his aging mother, believing it is his birthright. In the meantime, a new employee (Robin Givens) stirs things up for the adulterous duo. Soon, all the simmering secrets in the Pratt and Cartwright households will be out in the open.

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Smokin' Aces Review


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A double-decker, monster-man sandwich of a movie with all the condiments dripping off and the tomatoes soaking through the bread, Joe Carnahan's Smokin' Aces grabs you by your lipstick-smudged collar and chucks you headfirst into a car-crash dizziness of crime, punishment, and bureau hobgob.As with most directors, Carnahan is eager to put the giddiness of his debut, Blood, Guts, Bullets & Octane, on top of the professionalism of 2002's brooding Narc, only too happy to throw in a who's-who of dynamite character actors to add flavor. Flipping scene-to-scene with a racecar driver's patience, Smokin' Aces quickly engages the viewer but just as quickly stuffs the plot with enough peripheral storylines to garner an Advil intermission. Carnahan, however, seems only the merrier to turn the mayhem up to eleven.Here's the scoop: Buddy "Aces" Israel (Jeremy Piven) has turned states evidence and has been marked to be deposited in an unmarked grave, heart removed and in the hand of the invalid Don of the Las Vegas mafia. Quicker than you can say Vincent Vega, a plethora of gun-totting, knife-brandishing assassins are descending on the Lake Tahoe hotel where Israel has commandeered the penthouse suite and filled it with enough blow and prostitutes to garner a Motley Crue reunion gig. There's a sexually-ambivalent pair of Jackie Brown's (scene-stealers Alicia Keys and Taraji P. Henson), a trio of Nazi-punk, south-bred Mad Max's (led by dirtied-up pretty-boy Chris Pine), a relentless torture artist (Nestor Carbonell), and a superbly vicious Ethan Hunt-type mask-wearer named Lazlo Soot (Tommy Flanagan). Oh, and not to mention a bail bondsman and two ex-cops (Ben Affleck, Peter Berg, and Martin Henderson) hired by a Herpes-positive lawyer (Justin Bateman).Israel's right-hand man Sir Ivy (hip-hop ingénue Common in a solid acting debut) has suspicions on Buddy's loyalty as the bureau chief (Andy Garcia, his cheeks tight enough to brandish a diamond ring from a lump of coal) deliberates on whether Buddy is essential to the FBI's case or not. To fast-track the proceedings, two FBI agents are sent to pick Israel up, played with welcome integrity by Ray Liotta and Ryan Reynolds. This is all confounded by a paint-by-numbers mystery about the Las Vegas Don's origins and his hand in an FBI agent's death.Not for nothing, Carnahan's big mess has a stunningly concise tone to it, not trashy enough to be campy and not serious enough to be harshly considered. There's no denying, however, that Smokin' Aces is a backpedal from the grimy cop paranoia of its predecessor. Ultimately, many of the characters are superfluous to the kinetic frenzy of the film and come off as cameos (Bateman, Affleck, and a surprise Matthew Fox head the list). This also lends itself to a problem of absurdly curt storylines that seem to mass into a rubber-band ball of narratives. That being said, it's still a kick to watch Carnahan go all in, pulling out some primo action scenes including a climactic shoot-out that ends with an assassin taking a chainsaw up the keister. The effect sprays about as much bodily fluid to the ironically-named Nomad hotel as one could imagine from a Tarantino disciple with time and money on his hands.Aces high.

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Buddy "Aces" Israel (Jeremy Piven) is a Vegas card sharp come gangster and former member of the La Cosa Nostra (LCN), one of the largest criminal organizations in the United States. In exchange for a vanishing act with Witness Protection, Israel (who is currently hiding out in the penthouse of The Nomad Casino in Lake Tahoe with his posse of bodyguards and hookers), has agreed to testify against his former mentor, Primo Sparazza, and the LCN.

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Hustle And Flow Review


Very Good
As is duly noted in the chorus of the catchiest of the songs used in Hustle & Flow: It's hard out here for a pimp. Especially when said pimp only has three girls working for him (one pregnant, all with pretty lousy attitudes), his car has no air conditioning, and he's sliding into a mid-life crisis. In Craig Brewer's hot and sticky Memphis homebrew of a film, the pimp is far from what we're used to seeing. He's not a character of impossible swagger or campy ridicule (no fur coats, it's too damn hot). He's just DJay, a guy stuck in his way of life because he came from nothing but has a gift for bullshit that lends itself to the profession. As personified by Terrence Howard, this pimp becomes far more than the sum of the job's cliches, even if the film itself doesn't always know how to be quite as original as its star.

Until recently, Howard has been one of American film's mostly unnoticed gems. A journeyman actor since the early '90s, he came into his own in Malcolm Lee's romantic comedy The Best Man, in which he served as the sleepy-eyed provocateur, wisely watching all the fools who surrounded him, goading them into fury by slyly undercutting their fantasies with his keenly observed truths. It was one of that year's great performances, but being mired in such a conventional work (not to mention being in a black film aimed at black audiences, and thus mostly invisible to the critical establishment), he never received his due. He's worked steadily since then, coming into his own with this year's Crash - turning in an open wound of a performance that stood out even in that film's excellent ensemble. In Hustle & Flow, he's found a role that puts him in the spotlight, and he grabs the role tight with both hands, though never so showily as to make you notice how hard he's really working.

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Baby Boy Review


Weak

At the heart of "Baby Boy" -- director John Singleton's return to his "Boyz 'N the Hood" roots -- is a character with whom it's extremely hard to sympathize.

Played by R&B hip-hop artist Tyrese Gibson, his name is Jody and the fact that he's only 20 years old is supposed to excuse him for being a selfish, shallow, disdainful, disloyal, disrespectful, lying, cheating, irresponsible hypocrite with a huge chip on his shoulder.

Singleton, who set this story in the same neighborhood as "Boyz," expects us to see "Baby Boy" as Jody's journey into manhood because toward the end of the film he has a tired cliché of an insincere quickie epiphany. He realizes maybe he should stop running around on one of the two girls who have already borne his children, start taking some responsibility, get a job and support his kids -- or at least one of them. Well, duh.

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They were the picture of a perfect relationship for many years. From a chance encounter...

Proud Mary Trailer

Proud Mary Trailer

There's no-one quite like Mary Goodwin. She's a sexy and totally bad-ass hitwoman with an...

Hidden Figures Trailer

Hidden Figures Trailer

Even from a young age, Katherine Johnson's family and teachers knew she was made for...

Term Life Trailer

Term Life Trailer

Nick Barrow designs high target crimes for a living, he studies and surveys banks and...

Think Like A Man Too Trailer

Think Like A Man Too Trailer

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No Good Deed Trailer

No Good Deed Trailer

Colin is a violent and narcissistic killer who has spent plenty of time in prison...

Think Like A Man Trailer

Think Like A Man Trailer

Tired of their men behaving like egotistical, sport-obsessed, womanising jerks, four interconnected women prepare to...

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Larry Crowne Movie Review

Larry Crowne Movie Review

A painfully squishy centre completely undoes this rom-com, although it's difficult to know what might...

Larry Crowne Trailer

Larry Crowne Trailer

Larry Crowne is one of the best employees at the local big-box store where he...

The Karate Kid Movie Review

The Karate Kid Movie Review

Even though it's corny, unnecessary and far too long, this remake of the 1984 hit...

The Karate Kid 2010 Trailer

The Karate Kid 2010 Trailer

When Dre and his mum pack up all their belongings and move to Beijing, China...

Date Night Movie Review

Date Night Movie Review

The presence of Carell and Fey lifts this comedy far beyond what it could have...

Date Night Trailer

Date Night Trailer

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