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THE WITCHES (2020)
Starring Anne Hathaway, Jahzir Bruno, Codie-Lei Eastick, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Chris Rock, Philippe Spall, Charles Edwards, Simon Manyonda and Jonathan Livingstone. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.

The darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. The boy and his grandmother come across some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, so Grandma wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe - undercover - to carry out her nefarious plans.

REVIEWS The Witches - Horrifying for all the wrong reasons

ONWARD (2020)
Starring Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez, Ali Wong, Lena Waithe, John Ratzenberger, Tracey Ullman and Kyle Bornheimer. Directed by Dan Scanlon.

Two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.

REVIEWS Onward - Not the fairytale Pixar film we wanted

DOLITTLE (2020)
Starring Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland, Octavia Spencer, Emma Thompson, Antonio Banderas, Jim Broadbent, Selena Gomez, Ralph Fiennes, Rami Malek and Craig Robinson. Directed by Stephen Gaghan.
INSTANT FAMILY (2019)
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner, Octavia Spencer, Eve Harlow, Julie Hagerty, Tom Segura, Tig Notaro, Iliza Shlesinger and Allyn Rachel. Directed by Sean Anders.

REVIEWS Instant Family - You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to adopt kids!

THE SHAPE OF WATER (2018)
Starring Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Lauren Lee Smith, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Sally Hawkins, Nick Searcy, Dru Viergever and David Hewlett. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro.

In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

REVIEWS The Shape of Water - An Oscar-winning fairytale for the ages
The Shape Of Water - A modern fairytale for the adults

GIFTED (2017)
Starring Chris Evans, Jenny Slate, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer, McKGrace, Glenn Plummer, Julie Ann Emery, Joe Chrest, Keir O'Donnell and Jona Xiao. Directed by Marc Webb.

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

REVIEWS Gifted - A heartfelt drama worth unwrapping

THE SHACK (2017)
Starring Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Radha Mitchell and Alice Braga. Directed by Stuart Hazeldine.

After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.
HIDDEN FIGURES (2017)
Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Glen Powell, Ariana Neal and Saniyya Sidney. Directed by Theodore Melfi.

The incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson - brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanised the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

REVIEWS Hidden Figures - Great women and heroes finally given their dues
Hidden Figures - Out of the shadows

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT PART 1 (2016)
Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Keiynan Lonsdale, Jeff Daniels and Bill Skarsgard. Directed by Robert Schwentke.

After Tris opened the box at the end of 'The Divergent Series: Insurgent', releasing the message from the Founders of the city, life within Chicago has devolved into chaos, with Evelyn and Johanna at odds over who should assume control. Tris, Four and their band of comrades must fight their way out of the city to discover what the world outside holds. There they encounter a whole new society, with a new set of rules, controlled by a brillant scientist names David. Tris is embraced by David and the leadership, causing friction in her relationship with Four. Ultimately, they must figure out how to set aside their differences to stop the violence that is overtaking Chicago, and confront an even greater threat.

REVIEWS The Divergent Series: Allegiant Part 1

ZOOTOPIA 3D (2016)
Starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, J.k. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk, Shakira and Don Lane. Directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore.

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde, to solve the mystery.

REVIEWS Zootopia - A new dazzling Disney animated classic

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT (2015)
Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Miles Teller, Jai Courtney, Keiynan Lonsdale, Octavia Spencer and Zoë Kravitz. Directed by Robert Schwentke.

One choice can transform you – or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue to try to save those she loves – and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

REVIEWS Insurgent - Aussie Keiynan Lonsdale takes on the 'Divergent' series
The Divergent Series: Insurgent - Putting it all at stake

SNOWPIERCER (2014)
Starring Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Chris Evans, Kang-Ho Song, Octavia Spencer, John Hurt, Ed Harris and Alison Pill. Directed by Joon-Ho Bong.

It's been 18 years since a failed global warming experiment froze the earth and killed off most life on the planet. The few remaining humans live on the Snowpiercer, a train on an infinite loop around the globe. For those at the front, it's a lavish paradise of drugs and sushi in the lap of luxury; for those trapped in the tail section, life is short and cruel. But change is in the air.

Curtis, desperate to escape the tail of the train, plans an uprising, aided by his mentor Gilliam (Hurt). What begins as an isolated riot explodes into a mass revolution, an all-or-nothing push to the front of the train, and a war for humanity's future.

REVIEWS Snowpiercer - Balls-to-the-wall trip of a lifetime
Snowpiercer - A dystopian science fiction marvel

FRUITVALE STATION (2013)
Starring Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand, Chad Michael Murray, Ahna O'Reilly, Ariana Neal, Keenan Coogler, Trestin George and Joey Oglesby. Directed by Ryan Coogler.

This is the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother, whose birthday falls on New Year's Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend, who he hasn't been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to T, their beautiful 4 year old daughter. He starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realises that change is not going to come easy. He crosses paths with friends, family, and strangers, each exchange showing us that there is much more to Oscar than meets the eye. But it would be his final encounter of the day, with police officers at the Fruitvale BART station that would shake the Bay Area to its very core, and cause the entire nation to be witnesses to the story of Oscar Grant.

REVIEWS Fruitvale Station - Life & death of an ordinary man

MA
Starring Octavia Spencer, Juliette Lewis, Missi Pyle, Luke Evans, Diana Silvers, Kyanna Simone Simpson, Allison Janney, McKMiller, Corey Fogelmanis and Dominic Burgess. Directed by Tate Taylor.

Sue Ann is a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town, to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her own. She offers the kids the chance to avoid drinking and driving by hanging out in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober. Don’t curse. Never go upstairs. And call her “Ma.” But as Ma’s hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorising nightmare, and Ma’s place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on earth.
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Starring Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis and Lennie James. Directed by Tate Taylor.

Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.
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