Tag: Octavia Spencer

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Gifted: Evans, Grace charm audiences

Chemistry between performers can go a long way to help or hurt a movie. Two actors who share good rapport and work together frequently provide an added spark that audiences pick up on, enhancing a film. Actors without chemistry often wreck well-intention projects both critically and commercially. “Gifted,” a film that could easily have been written and produced on the Lifetime Movie Network, is … Read More Gifted: Evans, Grace charm audiences

The Divergent Series Allegiant: Sleepwalking through cinema

If you’ve ever wanted to take a long nap while watching a movie in theaters, there’s likely no better film to snooze through this year than “The Divergent Series: Allegiant.” No one will blame you, least of all the film’s cast and crew, who sleepwalk their way through “Allegiant,” the third in the teen dystopian film franchise based on the books by Veronica Roth. … Read More The Divergent Series Allegiant: Sleepwalking through cinema

Insurgent: Up-and-down Divergent entry a step in right direction

Powerful and bold performances from young women have dominated the cinematic landscape early in 2015, from Dakota Johnson’s career-changing performance in “Fifty Shades of Grey” to a Disney blockbuster in “Cinderella.” While the year’s most gripping performance from a leading actress so far — Jennifer Lawrence in the limited release “Serena” — has been relegated to the second tier of cinema known as video … Read More Insurgent: Up-and-down Divergent entry a step in right direction