Now that it’s officially in theaters, we can’t get enough of
Hidden Figures, starring Empire favorite Taraji P. Henson,
Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, who is pulling double duty this season with
the indie hit Moonlight. The film,
about the untold stories of three black women who worked for NASA and helped
send a man to the moon, is shaping up to be an Oscar contender, thanks to
standout performances by Spencer, who won an Oscar for The Help, and Monáe.
As John Boone writes in his review for ET, “Hidden Figures is done with a pop of fun and overpowering optimism, set to a Technicolor soundtrack from Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams. It may be the movie we need right now, with opportunities to laugh and cry and just feel good.”
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Hidden Figures is now in theaters.
While these selections got us excited for the week, see what
else is coming in 2017. Here’s a brief look at the biggest shows to come this