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Octavia Spencer Says She’s Tired Of The “Small” Film Roles as TV Has Opened Up New Opportunities for Black Actresses

  • By Sergio
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  • July 31, 2014 6:19 PM
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  • 9 Comments
Joining the chorus, Octavia Spencer says that television seemingly appears to be the new golden opportunity for black actresses looking for challenging roles.

Review: Chadwick Boseman's Performance Saves 'Get On Up' From Being an Incoherent Ride

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • July 31, 2014 10:58 AM
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  • 22 Comments
The pacing may be messy, the direction disjointed, but its a testament to James Brown that his story and his music can ultimately withstand whatever structural flaws that plague this movie.

Octavia Spencer & Kevin Costner are Caught in a Custody Battle in 'Black And White' (Photo + TIFF Premiere News)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 29, 2014 5:05 PM
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  • 12 Comments
Anthony Mackie co-stars in the film.

Watch 8 Clips From James Brown Biopic, 'Get on Up' + Check Out the New Poster

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 22, 2014 7:44 PM
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  • 16 Comments
Universal has set the film's release date for August 1, 2014, which is next week Friday.

Watch Star Octavia Spencer In First Trailer For FOX's 'Red Band Society' Remake

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 23, 2014 7:07 PM
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  • 5 Comments
Watch Star Octavia Spencer In First Trailer For FOX's 'Red Band Society' Remake

Octavia Spencer Will Lead The Peaceful Amity Faction In 'Insurgent'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 12, 2014 4:11 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Octavia Spencer Will Lead The Peaceful Amity Faction In 'Insurgent'

Octavia Spencer Is Busy. Books Co-Starring Role In DreamWorks Comedy Feature 'Las Madres' Playing A Bounty Hunter

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 9, 2014 12:18 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Octavia Spencer Books Co-Starring Role In DreamWorks Comedy Feature 'Las Madres' Playing A Bounty Hunter

Octavia Spencer Doesn’t Agree With John Singleton’s Claim That Black Directors Are Being Shut Out

  • By Sergio
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  • April 9, 2014 11:32 PM
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  • 16 Comments
Octavia Spencer wasn't exactly happy with what John Singleton said about the increasingly lack of opportunities for black directors. Is she right? Or is Singleton?

Coming To OWN: Toni Braxton Will Star In Darlene Love Biopic; Octavia Spencer Will Lead In 'Tulsa' & More...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 3, 2014 11:08 AM
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  • 4 Comments
Coming To OWN: Toni Braxton Will Star In Darlene Love Biopic; Octavia Spencer Will Lead In 'Tulsa' & More...

Kevin Costner Explains How Hard it is to Make a Movie About Racism with New Film 'Black and White'

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • April 1, 2014 12:20 PM
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  • 11 Comments
At a recent press conference promoting his upcoming football drama Draft Day, actor Kevin Costner also opened up about the challenges of making his next film Black and White, which deals pointedly with issues of racism.