Hidden Figures Not So Hidden

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What does a Mathematician, an engineer, and informal supervisor have in common? These are three people who helped put men into space, and they are Katherine Goble, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughn.

Watching their TV documentaries over a month ago is so much better than watching the movie, you see movies inspire us to watch great characters such as these three extraordinary ladies telling their stories of how they suffer from being noticed in this male dominated world of being smart. Black people are smart too, and their gender too.

But back in 1957 and the 1960’s, black people were segregated among the white people, and not being respected of their talent and skills they have. They have great minds too.

When I watch Hidden Figures the movie, these three incredible women broke the barrier and sacrifice themselves that black people are smarter and able to help us in any particular way to get into space. They are not spies, they want to help us.

Hidden Figures is nominated for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer.

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Octavia Spencer deserved to win an Oscar for her role in the movie.  If she wins, it will be her second time since “The Help” (2011).  She also won the Golden Globes in 2012 for her performance “The Help”.

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Taraji Penda Henson actress, author, and singer. She studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows before making her breakthrough in Baby Boy (2001). In 2005, she starred in Hustle & Flow and played Queenie in David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), for which she received an Academy Award nomination. In 2010, she appeared in the comedy Date Night and co-starred in the remake of The Karate Kid. In 2012, Henson was in the large ensemble cast film Think Like a Man and reprised her role in its sequel.

Henson has also had an extensive career in television, having been a regular cast member on series such as The Division, Boston Legal, and Eli Stone. From 2011 to 2013, she co-starred as Detective Jocelyn Carter in the CBS drama Person of Interest for which she won a NAACP Image Award. As of 2015, she stars as Cookie Lyon on the Fox drama series Empire, for which she became the first African-American woman to win a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series. She also won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for two Emmy Awards.

In 2016, Time named Henson one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list. Henson also released a New York Times best-selling autobiography titled Around the Way Girl.

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Janelle Monáe, is a singer, model, and actress. In 2016, she had major roles in two feature films, Hidden Figures, and Moonlight, for which she received widespread praise. Both films received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture.

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The Divergent Series: Allegiant Part 1 (2016) Review

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Directed by Robert Schwentke

Screenplay by Stephen Chbosky, Bill Collage, Adam Cooper, and Noah Oppenheim.

It is the first of two cinematic parts based on the novel Allegiant, the final book in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth, and the third installment in The Divergent Series, produced by Lucy Fisher, Pouya Shabazian, and Douglas Wick, and distributed by Lionsgate. It is the sequel to Insurgent and will be followed by the concluding entry, Ascendant.

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Shailene Woodley

In 2008 Woodley was cast in the lead role of Amy Juergens in The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008) and in 2011 she had her big screen breakthrough when she appeared in Alexander Payne’s The Descendants (2011), opposite George Clooney. Her performance in the role of Alexandra King brought critical acclaim and recognition by the movie industry. She won an Independent Spirit Award and the 2012 MTV Movie Awards Breakthrough Performance Award, as well as a Golden Globe nomination.

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Theo James

Theo James is from Oxford, Oxfordshire, England as Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis. He is an actor, known for Divergent (2014), Insurgent (2015) The Divergent Series: Allegiant – Part 1 (2016) as Four. You have seen him in Underworld: Awakening (2012).

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Ansel Elgort

Ansel was born in New York City to photographer Arthur Elgort ( Fashion photographer) and opera director Grethe Barrett Holby. His father is of Russian Jewish heritage, while his mother has English, German, and Norwegian ancestry. Ansel made his film debut in the horror remake Carrie (2013), and co-starred with Shailene Woodley in both the science-fiction tale Divergent (2014) (playing her character’s brother) and the romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars (2014) (playing male lead Augustus Waters, who is Woodley’s character’s love interest). Ansel also had a role in Jason Reitman’s drama film Men, Women & Children (2014), and returned for the sequel to Divergent, Insurgent (2015).

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Zoë Kravitz

Zoë Isabella Kravitz she’s a singer and model. She is the daughter of musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet. She first appeared in the films No Reservations (2007) and The Brave One (2007), and played Angel Salvadore in the Marvel Comics superhero film X-Men: First Class (2011).

She played rock singer Pearl on the fourth season of the Showtime television series Californication, and co-starred in After Earth (2013), with Will and Jaden Smith. She played Christina in The Divergent Series, and played Toast the Knowing in George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) which was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Kravitz fronts the band Lolawolf when not working as an actress.

Maggie Q

She changed her name to the easily pronounceable “Maggie Q” (for the Chinese audience). She had a cameo in the Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker smash hit Rush Hour 2 (2001) and is part of the supporting cast in Mission: Impossible III (2006), starring Tom Cruise. Live Free and Die Hard (2007) and Nikita (2010- 2013)CW.

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Naomi Watts

Watts was in Shoreham, Kent, England. She is the daughter of Myfanwy Edwards (née Roberts), an antiques dealer and costume and set designer, and Peter Watts (1946–1976), a road manager and sound engineer who worked with Pink Floyd. Her maternal grandfather was Welsh and her maternal grandmother was Australian.

She known for in King Kong (2005), Mulholland Drive (2001), The Ring (2002), The Impossible (2012).

 

If you haven’t seen this movie, it’s amazing. The visual effects are extraordinary. You would not be disappointed. Here’s a brief story.

After discovering the truth about their walled city, (Donald Trump built the wall) and breaking down its oppressive faction system, Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) lead a journey outside of Chicago to learn more about who has been manipulating their civilization. But once their group comes face-to-face with the society that turned their city into an enclosed experiment, secrets are uncovered that threaten the fate of humankind. Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Naomi Watts, and Zoë Kravitz reprise their roles. Jeff Daniels joins the cast.

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Insurgent

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I would like to say, that this movie, Insurgent, was exciting to watch.   Shailene Woodley is exciting to watch. Her presence and her acting are remarkable.

For people who do not know what is Insurgent? Veronica Roth is an author of both books, Insurgent and Divergent, and it is made into Blockbuster movies.  The movie is fantastic to watch and so was the visual effects.

Adding to the existing cast, the supporting cast was filled out with Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts, Suki Waterhouse, Rosa Salazar, Daniel Dae Kim, Jonny Weston, Emjay Anthony, and Keiynan Lonsdale.

The plot of Insurgent takes place three days after the previous installment and continues to follow Tris Prior; Tris and Four are on the run after evading a hostile takeover from Jeanine and the rest of Erudite. The faction system in post-apocalyptic Chicago is crumbling, and everyone is desperate for power — and answers.

Shailene Woodley as Beatrice “Tris” Prior

'The Divergent Series: Insurgent' New York Premiere, NYC

 

An American actress. Her first roles included Felicity Merriman in the 2005 television film Felicity: An American Girl Adventure and Amy Juergens in The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008–13).

Woodley found breakthrough success in The Descendants (2011). Her performance as Alexandra King received praise from critics and award recognition, including the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female and a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture. In 2013, she played Aimee Finecky in the independent film The Spectacular Now, her performance gained recognition from critics, and won the Special Jury Award for Acting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead. She can act.

Woodley gained prominence when cast as the main protagonist, Beatrice “Tris” Prior, in The Divergent Series, based on the best-selling series of novels by author Veronica Roth, and Hazel Grace Lancaster in The Fault in Our Stars, based on the novel of the same name by John Green.

 

Theo James as Tobias “Four” Eaton

 

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An English actor. He is known for portraying Jed Harper in Bedlam, Walter William Clark, Jr. in the crime drama Golden Boy and Tobias “Four” Eaton in the film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s dystopian sci-fi novel, Divergent.

 

Octavia Spencer as Johanna Reyes

Octavia Spencer

She is best known for her role as Minny Jackson in the 2011 film The Help, for which she won the BAFTA, Golden Globe, SAG, Critics’ Choice, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Other notable films include Get on Up, Black or White, and Fruitvale Station. On television she recently starred in the Fox series Red Band Society. Spencer created the character of Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective for a children’s book series, releasing The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit in 2013, and The Sweetest Heist in History in 2015.

 

Jai Courtney as Eric Coulter

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An Australian actor known for his role as Varro in Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010), and for his roles in the feature films Jack Reacher (2012), A Good Day to Die Hard (2013), I, Frankenstein (2014), Divergent (2014) and Terminator: Genisys (2015).

 

Ray Stevenson as Marcus Eaton

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A British film and television actor. He is known for playing Titus Pullo in the BBC/HBO television series Rome (2005–2007) and in film as Dagonet in King Arthur (2004). Stevenson has portrayed two Marvel Comics characters: Frank Castle/The Punisher in Punisher: War Zone and The Super Hero Squad Show; and Volstagg in Thor and its sequel Thor: The Dark World. In the film Kill the Irishman, Stevenson portrayed Cleveland mobster Danny Greene. In 2012 he appeared in the seventh season of Dexter as Isaak Sirko.

 

Zoë Kravitz as Christina

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An American actress, singer and model. She is the only child of musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet. She has appeared in the films No Reservations (2007), The Brave One (2007), and as Angel Salvadore in the superhero film X-Men: First Class (2011). Kravitz played Pearl on season four of the Showtime television series Californication, and co-starred in After Earth, with Will and Jaden Smith, directed by M. Night Shyamalan. She is also well-known for her role as Christina in the sci-fi dystopian franchise, The Divergent Series.

 

Miles Teller as Peter Hayes

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An American actor and musician. After suffering from a near-fatal car accident and graduating from New York University’s Tisch School of Arts, he made his feature film debut in Rabbit Hole (2010). Since then he has shown his comedic and dancing abilities in Footloose (2011), Project X (2012), That Awkward Moment (2014). He has also had the lead roles in critically acclaimed films The Spectacular Now (2013) and Whiplash (2014). He will star in the upcoming biopic Bleed for This (2015), as boxer Vinny Paz. Teller received commercial success for portraying Peter Hayes in the  Divergent Series based on the best-selling series of novels. He will appear as Reed Richards / Mister Fantastic in the upcoming film Fantastic Four (2015).

Ansel Elgort as Caleb Prior

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An American actor, music producer, and DJ under the name “Ansølo”. As a film actor, he is known for playing Tommy Ross in Carrie (2013), Caleb Prior in Divergent (2014) and Augustus Waters in The Fault in Our Stars (2014).

 

Maggie Q as Tori Wu

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An American actress and model. She achieved international fame starring as the title role on The CW’s action-thriller series Nikita that aired from 2010 to 2013. In 2014, she portrayed Tori Wu in the film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s novel Divergent, and stars in the Kevin Williamson CBS drama series Stalker as Lieutenant Beth Davis.

 

Kate Winslet as Jeanine Matthews

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She made her film debut in Heavenly Creatures (1994), for which she received praise. She garnered recognition for her supporting role in Sense and Sensibility (1995) before achieving global stardom with the epic romance Titanic (1997), which was the highest-grossing film of all time at that point. Winslet’s performances in Iris (2001), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), Little Children (2006), and Revolutionary Road (2008) continued to draw praise from film critics; her performance in the last of these prompted the critic David Edelstein to describe her as “the best English-speaking film actress of her generation”. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in The Reader (2008) and the Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries for portraying the title role in Mildred Pierce (2011). Winslet’s greatest commercial successes have been the romantic comedy The Holiday (2006), the animated film Flushed Away (2006), and the science fiction film Divergent (2014).

 

Suki Waterhouse as Marlene

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English model and actress

Waterhouse quit her education at 16 years old to pursue a modeling career. At that age, she was a self-confessed tomboy who competed in karate tournaments and loved to rock-climb.

 

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