GIRL POWER IN SPACE

GIRL POWER IN SPACE

Katherine Waterston’s performance in “Alien: Covenant” instantly conjours up memories of Sigourney Weaver as Ripley. The actress talks to Cinema Buzz’s Shawn Edwards about the simularities and character parrellels. CAST: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby Directed…

THE MEN OF "HIDDEN FIGURES"

THE MEN OF "HIDDEN FIGURES"

Kevin Costner and Jim Parsons sat down with Cinema Buzz’s Shawn Edwards to discuss the importance of the Academy Award nominated movie for Best Picture “Hidden Figures.” Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — serve as the brains behind one…

PHARRELL SETS THE TONE FOR "HIDDEN FIGURES"
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PHARRELL SETS THE TONE FOR "HIDDEN FIGURES"

Pharrell Williams taks to Cinema Buzz’s Shawn Edwards about being a producer and the music producer of “Hidden Figures.” Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch…

GET A REAL LIFE LOOK AT "HIDDEN FIGURES"
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GET A REAL LIFE LOOK AT "HIDDEN FIGURES"

Cinema Buzz’s Shawn Edwards sat down with NASA Astronaut Stephanie Wilson, NASA Chief Historian Bill Cherry and NASA Engineer Shelia Nash Stevenson too discuss the behind scenes aspect of “Hidden Figures.”   “Hidden Figures” is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American…

RYAN REYNOLDS AND JAKE GYLLENHAAL EXPLORE THE UNKNOWN
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RYAN REYNOLDS AND JAKE GYLLENHAAL EXPLORE THE UNKNOWN

Ryan Reynolds fresh off “Deadpool” and Jake Gyllenhaal who was last seen in “Nocturnal Animals” sat down with Cinema Buzz’s Shawn Edwards and attempted to discuss their new movie “Life.” Not like they wasn’t lit to hype their new sci-fi thriller but sometimes you just want a two-piece and a biscuit.     Astronauts (Jake…

WILL RECORD-BREAKING DIVERSITY AT THE OSCARS EQUAL RECORD-BREAKING WINS?
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WILL RECORD-BREAKING DIVERSITY AT THE OSCARS EQUAL RECORD-BREAKING WINS?

Could it be a zero sum gain at the Oscars this year for diversity? The answer is probably not. If you think that a record breaking number of blacks nominated for an Oscar this year will equal a record breaking number of wins then you are correct. The most wins in a single year at…

#OSCARSSOWHITE MAY BE TAKING A VACATION THIS YEAR
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#OSCARSSOWHITE MAY BE TAKING A VACATION THIS YEAR

The African American Film Critics Association (full disclosure I co-founded the organization) proclaimed that 2016 was the best year ever for black film. That bold statement will be validated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that hands out the Oscars. When they announce their nominees on January 24th no less…

Taraji P. Henson - Octavia Spencer - Janelle Monáe Talk About Hidden Figures
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Taraji P. Henson - Octavia Spencer - Janelle Monáe Talk About Hidden Figures

Shawn Edwards talked with Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe about Hidden Figures Hidden Figures is a 2016 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Theodore Melfi and written by Melfi and Allison Schroeder, based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly. The film stars Taraji P. Henson as…

Yes They Let Women do Some Things at NASA - HIDDEN  FIGURES
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Yes They Let Women do Some Things at NASA - HIDDEN FIGURES

“Yes, they let women do some things at NASA….” HIDDEN FIGURES uncovers the incredible, untold yet true story of a brilliant group of women who changed the foundations of the country for the better — by aiming for the stars.  The film recounts the vital history of an elite team of black female mathematicians at…