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Jamie Foxx says Quvenzhane Wallis is an “Annie” for Everyone !

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Everyone’s favorite orphan is back … but this time without a head full of red hair and freckles. Oscar nominated actress Quvenzhane Wallis takes on the role of Annie in the remake produced by Jayz and Will Smith. But if you’re thinking this is a black version of a beloved classic, Jamie Foxx says Wallis is an Annie all girls can relate to.

“Whenever I go anywhere, black, white, mainstream”, explained Foxx during the film’s New York junket. “When [people] hear that she’s in it … they say I loved her from “Beasts of the Southern Wild”, so I think that she transcends that color part.”

In this modern version, Wallis plays a resilient foster kid living in uptown NY when she is taken in by a wealthy mayoral candidate played by Foxx. Both Foxx and Wallis sing a number of songs in the film, but the 11 year old actress told us she wasn’t feeling any pressure. “It was really fun and something I was glad to do,” shared Wallis. “I watched the original Annie like a million times.”

And it definitely paid off. Wallis has already nabbed a Golden Globe nomination for her role. But she isn’t the only one who put on a great performance. Cameron Diaz, Rose Bryne and Bobby Cannavale also shine in the film. Don’t believe us? Go see it. Annie is theaters December 19th.

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Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Is Bigger & Better Than The First

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If you liked Kingsman:The Secret Service, get ready for The Golden Circle. Hands downs this Kingsman is bigger, badder and better than the first.

Director Matthew Vaughn really takes it up a notch and gives fans much more action and fight sequences. Right off the top we see Eggsy (Taron Egerton) in this amazing car chase scene that will have you applauding as soon as the Prince track ends.

And while we’re talking music the film has an amazing sound track. And if you didnt know, Elton John is also in the film acting and singing some of his classic tunes.

What I also loved were the new editions.  Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal who play the Statesmen – the American version of the Kingsman –  and the dynamic between the two is pretty comical. Vaughn really explores the difference between the two cultures – mannered men in suits versus macho men in jeans and cowboy boots.

Then there’s Julianne Moore who plays the villain, she’s like this maniacal Martha Stewart esque drug lord and she’s quite good at it.

Now there are some obnoxious moments (like that sex scene between Egerton and Poppy Delevigne).  But I think that’s the point. This franchise is all about turning the spy genre on it’s head and introducing the younger generation to a new type of Bond flick … And we think they are going to love it.

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