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Birthday Boy Brad Pitt Loves Black Women As Much As They Love Him

Check out some throwback photos of Brad Pitt hanging with (and loving on) some of your favorite Black women over the years.


'I, Tonya,' Other Awards Contenders Keep Indie Box Office Alive Against 'Star Wars'

Not all moviegoers decided to go to a galaxy far, far away this weekend<p>Obviously, this box office weekend belong to “Star Wars,” accounting for a …


'The Shape of Water,' a love story as beautiful as a Shakespearean sonnet

<b>The Shape of Water<br>4.5 out of 5 Stars<br>Director:</b> Guillermo del Toro<b><br>Writer:</b> Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor<b><br>Starring:</b> Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, …

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Del Toro's 'Shape of Water' started with a romantic idea from a horror movie he saw as a kid

In the past decade, two Mexican filmmakers have taken home the Oscar for best director.<p>Guillermo del Toro could be the third.<p>His latest film, “The …


'SNL' in the White House: 10 Most Memorable Trump Sketches of 2017

<i>Saturday Night Live</i> has had a hectic year, tackling a growing list of Hollywood harassment stories as well as never-ending Trump coverage and weekly …

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The Powerful Reason Why Actresses Will Wear Black On The Red Carpet During Awards Season

This isn't drab, it's fab.<p>This awards season, protest will be the top red carpet trend. Actresses will reportedly ban together by wearing black when …


9 Celebrity #TBT Photos You Need To See This Week

Lindsay Lohan posting an iconic Mean Girls moment kicks off this week’s #ThrowbackThursday!

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‘Shape of Water’ is touching, surreal

<b>Michael Shannon</b> confronts <b>Sally Hawkins</b> and <b>Octavia Spencer</b> in ‘The Shape of Water.’ (Photo courtesy Fox Searchlight)The queerest film of 2017 may well …


9 Movies Worth the Haul to the Multiplex in January 2018

Take a mental break from the heavy-hitting Oscars bait.<p>The holiday hangover has begun, as the new year’s arrival brings with it a somewhat underwhelming cinema slate. Aside from two high-profile Oscar contenders that are opening wide after limited December qualifying runs, there’s not a lot of …


Doug Jones, the Man Behind Shape of Water's Monster, Finally Gets to Play the Leading Man

There are levels to Guillermo del Toro's latest masterpiece, <b>The Shape of Water</b>. You just have to plunge into the world and swim deep enough to discover them. On the whole, the astonishing new film has so much going for it. It's visually dazzling, rounding out intricate sets with bold color palettes …


Watch Guillermo del Toro and the Cast of 'Shape of Water' Unpack Its Mysteries

Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water" is one of the most enchanting and magical films of the year. Set in 1962, it concerns a mute janitor (Sally Hawkins) who works at a secret government lab, where she falls in love with an amphibious creature (Doug Jones) and evades detection by a nasty …


A Definitive Guide to the 50 Best Celebrity Fashion Moments of 2017

2018 is rapidly approaching, which means it’s time to bid 2017 farewell in the best way we can think of: paying tribute to the clothes. And boy, are …


There’s so much beauty to be found in The Shape of Water

Doug Jones and Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water. Image from YouTube and ultimately via Fox Searchlight Pictures.<p>Guillermo del Toro’s latest is an …


Review: The Shape of Water

<i>[THE FOLLOWING REVIEW CONTAINS MILD SPOILERS]</i><p><i>The Shape of Water</i> is whimsical, boldly original, defiantly weird, occasionally grotesque, and …


Movie Review: For Better and Worse, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water Is a Beautiful Children’s Movie for Adults

<b>The Shape of Water</b><br>★★★ <b><br>Opening Friday, Dec. 15</b><br>Guillermo del Toro’s <i>The Shape of Water</i> is a moral tale for troubled times. An Amazonian sea creature held …

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Real anxieties in the reel world: Here are Chris Vognar's top 10 movies of 2017

The year's best movies packed a sting of familiarity. Those that weren't ripped from the headlines still managed to engage in a conversation with the …


A 'Girls Trip' snub and the troubling black woman-savior trope that bedevils politics and Hollywood

No sooner had Doug Jones become the first Democrat in 25 years to represent Alabama in the U.S. Senate than the inevitable memes ensued: After statistics revealed that 98 percent of African-American women voted for Jones in Tuesday's special election, the BlackWomen hashtag began trending on social …

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The 50 top films of 2017 in the US: No 7 The Shape of Water

Guillero del Toro’s dark fairytale continues our countdown, with Sally Hawkins starring in a disturbing and thrilling romance that is the director’s best film to date<p>Guillermo del Toro is, without doubt, a film-maker of considerable talent. His canvas is visually unique, his imagination seemingly …

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How 2017 Became A Banner Year for Deaf Actors & Sign Language In Film

It’s been some 30 years since Marlee Matlin took home the Academy Award for her work in <i>Children of a Lesser God</i>, but despite this breakthrough …


Storybook imagery aside, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is no children's tale

Ken Eisner<b>Starring Sally Hawkins. In English and Russian, with English subtitles. Rated 14A</b>Guillermo del Toro’s latest is a virtuosic love letter to …

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Actor Richard Jenkins plays gay in ‘Shape of Water’

<b>Richard Jekins</b> and <b>Sally Hawkins</b> in ‘The Shape of Water.’ (Photo courtesy Fox Searchlight)Veteran actor Richard Jenkins has trouble describing his …


'Shape of Water': Could Guillermo del Toro's sci-fi romance clean up this awards season?

Sally Hawkins falls for a captured merman in Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water."


The Shape of Water is wondrous, but woefully narrow-minded

The visual achievement of Guillermo del Toro's new fantasy can't alleviate its reductive worldview. The Shape of Water, the latest fantasy from …

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The 2018 SAG Awards Being Presented By All Women Sounds Like The Change Hollywood Needs Right Now

In a dose of good news, <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> announced this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards will come with two major changes. For the first time …


SAG Film Nominations Snubs and Surprises: ‘The Big Sick’ Gets Its Due, but What Happened to ‘The Post’?

Steven Spielberg's "The Post" was ignored by the often Oscar-predictive SAG Awards' nominating committee.<p>On Monday night, “The Big Sick” team might …


Alyssa Milano, Stephen Colbert, more react to the Alabama Senate race results

The results of the Alabama Senate race are in — and Twitter has a lot to say about it.<p>From actresses to late night hosts, people joined in with their reactions to Democrat Doug Jones winning the Senate seat over Republican Roy Moore in the special election Tuesday.<p>Late night host Stephen Colbert …


Guillermo del Toro Brings Yet Another Strange, Beautiful Monster Story to Life in 'The Shape of Water'

Mexican auteur Guillermo del Toro has always been regarded as something of a curiosity, a man with a voracious visual appetite and an imagination …


Why Wasn't Tiffany Haddish Nominated for a Golden Globe? Jada Pinkett Smith Says HFPA Didn't Even See 'Girls Trip'

Despite the rave reviews, booming box office ticket sales and stellar cast, <i>Girls Trip</i> was sorely missed on Monday when the the 2018 Golden Globe …


21 Busiest Actors of 2017, From Nicole Kidman to Idris Elba (Photos)

Dwayne Johnson, Octavia Spencer and Sarah Paulson also top the list of Hollywood’s hardest workers


Pop Culture Happy Hour: Love Floats In 'The Shape Of Water'

Sally Hawkins stars as a woman who doesn't speak in the new film <i>The Shape Of Water</i>. Writer-director Guillermo del Toro is highly regarded for films across a spectrum wide enough to encompass <i>Pan's Labyrinth</i> and <i>Hellboy</i> and <i>Crimson Peak</i>. But <i>The Shape Of Water</i> is a romantic fable told in soft greens and …

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