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Things We Saw Today: The Full-Length Trailer for Hidden Figures, a Biopic About the Black Women Behind NASA’s Space Race

We’ve already gotten to see a teaser trailer for Hidden Figures, but today we’ve got a full-length trailer with just a little bit more from Taraji P. Henson (as Katherine Johnson), Octavia Spencer (as Dorothy Vaughan) and Janelle Monáe (as Mary Jackson). It’s a good thing this movie is coming out, since as the comments on this trailer prove, a lot of people did not know about these women… and still refuse to believe in them now:


  • Here’s Drake and Dave Chapelle getting their minds blown by a super-weird David Blaine magic trick.
  • Want to play a Star Wars tabletop game with really familiar mechanics? How about the Star Wars twist on Clue, which challenges players to escape the Death Star? (via io9)
  • This Japanese railroad company builds tunnels underneath the tracks so that turtles can safely cross.
  • Worried that Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins would get canceled! Worry no longer! Shadow and Act confirms the show will get a fifth season after all.
  • Elizabeth Warren wrote a letter to Trump that pushes back against his staffing appointments for his transition team, which she describes as “a slew of Wall Street bankers, industry insiders, and special interest lobbyists.” That certainly flies in the face of the “anti-establishment” team that Trump promised voters.
  • This dog has proven to be the ultimate master of the Mannequin Challenge:

What did you see out there today?

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