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Digging Into: Clayton Davis

After attending an early and advanced screening of the then-unfinished 2006 film “Bobby”, Clayton Davis, the respected and esteemed Awards Circuit editor was then a...

50/50 (****)

Stricken with a shocking, confounding, and life-threatening cancer diagnosis, 27-year old Adam Lerner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is forced to deal with realities he never...

Weekend Openings (September 30-October 2)

As we wave goodbye to September, the awards season just keeps heating up.  A lot of interesting releases this weekend, both wide and limited, some of which could be...

Oscar Circuit: “I Wish”

My Oscar Predictions are due this weekend and I’ve been playing with them quite a bit.  I’ve even been having mini-pow-wow’s with some of my staff...

The Whale (***)

An aquatic/animal welfare documentary that plays it pretty safe, and almost too safe if you ask me, ‘The Whale’ has an interesting topic and charm to spare, but it...

Historical Circuit: Citizen Kane (****)

Let me be clear before I begin writing this and you begin reading…I do not believe for one minute that Citizen Kane (1941) is the greatest American film ever...

Dancing with the Stars: Week 2 Results

Tuesday’s results show on Dancing with the Stars was a big surprise. It’s normal that early in the season the lowest scores are the ones to get eliminated...

Digging Into: Anna Belickis

In an industry dominated by testosterone, explosions, and hot-tempered men who think they know everything, Anna Belickis, one of the newest writers to The Awards Circuit...

Trailer: “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

MPAA Ratings Bulletin No. 2191 (9/28/11)

As a continuing feature here at Awards Circuit, here are the latest ratings provided by the MPAA Ratings Board – The Classification and Ratings Administration (CARA)....

Poster: “War Horse”

Under the Circuit: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Born: February 17th, 1981 Place: Los Angeles, California Major Awards and Citations: Golden Globe Awards (2010): Nominated for Best Actor in a...

TV Review: Family Guy (****)

Now in its 10th season, there is no denying that Family Guy is one of the most popular shows on television. The absurd scenarios the Griffin’s get themselves into are...

TV Review: Free Agents (**)

Free Agents tells the story of an emotionally distressed man, Alex dealing with his recent divorce and an emotionally heartbroken women, Helen dealing with her...

Red State (*½)

Kevin Smith’s career has been very frustrating to observe.  Here is a man whose debut was hailed as a vanguard of a new kind of independent cinema, and since then...

Digging Into: Joey Magidson

To know Joey Magidson is to know you have a friend. The loyal readers of The Awards Circuit have read Joey’s work for years but, all you know is Joey the writer. When...

Box Office Final: A Prideful “Lion” Stays #1

A burgeoning teen movie star, a big budget political drama-slash-action film, an inspirational family drama from the producers of “The Blind Side”, and a...

Dancing with the Stars: Week 2

Metta World Peace is gone and the rest of the stars try to prove they are worthy or reaming apart of the competition. This week the stars had their work cut out for them...

TV Review: Two and a Half Men (**1/2)

Charlie Harper is dead and Walden Schmidt is in. During the premiere episode it begins with the death of Charlie Harper. All of his conquests show up to his funeral...

High Heels and Tumbler Wheels

I’m pretty sure that, by the time Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises actually hits theaters on July 20th, the internet will have leaked so many “inside...

Digging Into: John Foote

Few names in the film community unite actors, filmmakers, bloggers, Oscar prognosticators, publicists, and the general media in respect like John Foote does.  Yes, a...

Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (9/27/2011)

It’s a bit of a light week on DVD for me here at The Awards Circuit, especially considering my distaste for the major release of the week.  I’ll get to that...

Digging Into: Michael Ward

To the average observer, Michael Ward is the definition of the American everyman.  An unassuming, workaday family man, it wouldn’t be immediately obvious that there...

Why Did “Drive” Stall at the Box Office?

I’m of two minds about the current box office numbers for Ryan Gosling’s collaboration with Nicolas Winding Refn ‘Drive’.  On the one hand, it...

Women In Cinema: Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway is this generations “America’s Sweetheart”. In every film, including Rachel Getting Married, she manages to shine and win the audience’s heart....