Awards Circuit Staff Unveils Their 2013 Oscar Predictions!

The entire writing staff have updated their Oscar Predictions for 2013.  Lots of diversity among our writers in what they believe or not believe may come to fruition. Use this post to include your own predictions for the following year.  Also, the official pages by myself will be updated throughout the weekend so watch out […]

Mirror Mirror (**½)

Presented as a live-action family film, Mirror Mirror is the first of two very different, but equally high profile 2012 adaptations of the iconic tale of a princess named Snow White and her quest in finding her handsome Prince Charming. Aiding in that pursuit, are seven dwarves who work with Snow White in helping her […]

Take This Waltz gets a new Trailer!

One of last year’s potential Oscar contenders that got pushed out of the race to this year was Sarah Polley’s film ‘Take This Waltz’. It had solid reviews from festivals, but just never really got going in 2011. Could this be the year that it gets some recognition? Well, it opens this June, and there’s […]

First Look at Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables!

This dropped a few days ago on various websites, but it got lost in the shuffle here, so we’re a few days behind on this one. Hey, it’s still worth displaying, so here it is regardless of time. This image is our first actual look at what the characters in Tom Hooper’s take on ‘Les […]

The Human Centipede in danger of not becoming a trilogy!

I know some of you are as morbidly curious about ‘The Human Centipede’ franchise (yes, it’s a full fledged franchise now) as I am, so this news of tension over script issues between filmmaker Tom Six and his would be returning star Dieter Laser might be of some interest. Apparently, lawsuits are the true horror […]

Weekend Openings (March 30-April 1)

This weekend, the odds will not be in favor of the two opening titles vying against The Hunger Games at the box office.  Strong word-of-mouth and momentum of ticket sales throughout the weekdays could see it score a jackpot that may even challenge Avatar’s record for second-weekend grosses. That’s not to say its take won’t […]

Trailer for ‘People Like Us’!

Maybe I’m more curious than most, but I’ve been keeping an eye on the film ‘People Like Us’ (formerly known as ‘Welcome To People’) for a little bit of time now. I haven’t had much to go on, but I’m a sucker for a dysfunctional family flick. The movie now has a Trailer to judge […]

‘American Idol’ Recap: Reviewing the Top 9

This week on American Idol, the standing ovations were at an all time rise, pun intended. I swear, there were about five standing ovations for the whole performance evening — an Idol record to be sure. These ridiculous moments of praise may be our next big drinking game following Melissa McCarthy’s “Scorsese” drinking game that […]

Awards Profile: Killing Them Softly

Directed by: Andrew Dominik Written by: Andrew Dominik Cast: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Sam Shepard, Garret Dillahunt, and Slaine Synopsis (from Coming Soon): Adapted from George V. Higgins novel and set in New Orleans, “Cogan’s Trade” (now entitled Killing Them Softly) follows professional enforcer, Jackie Cogan (Brad […]

The slate of films for the Cannes Film Festival may be emerging…

We’re getting closer and closer to the start of the 65th Cannes Film Festival, and with so many titles still up in the air for inclusion, it’s an exciting time for festival junkies and awards nuts alike. So far, we only know that Wes Anderson’s film ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ will be playing the fest, but other […]

Get ready for ‘Anchorman 2’…

I freely admit that I’m not as big a fan of ‘Anchorman’ as most are (I still like it, but it isn’t the funniest film ever made or anything), but part of that might be that I’ve only seen it once and can’t quote it like a surprisingly large amount of the general public can. […]

Matthew Weiner to Make Feature Directorial Debut for Gilbert Films

Owen Wilson and Zach Galfianakis are set to star in Matt Weiner’s directorial debut.  After directing and writing several episodes of AMC’s hit show “Mad Men,” which just premiered last Sunday, Weiner will take to the big screen.  SNL alum Amy Poehler in talks for a role.  Check out the press release after the jump.

‘The Master’ is officially headed to theaters on October 12th!

It’s been rumored for almost a month now that Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film ‘The Master’ would be getting an October release date (we even had a previous news piece about it earlier this month here at The Awards Circuit), but we haven’t had any official timeframe given by The Weinstein Company. Well, that’s all […]

The Dictator gets a new Trailer!

So far, we’ve only seen a few short looks at the upcoming Sacha Baron Cohen film ‘The Dictator’, and honestly it looks like more of the same after ‘Borat’ and ‘Bruno’, only far less original looking. This new trailer has shown more of a plot, and makes me slightly more optimistic for the flick. Take […]

Dancing with the Stars: Week 2 Results

The last two weeks of Dancing with the Stars have been mighty impressive. I have to say that this is by far the best beginning to a season I have ever seen. But, it doesn’t change the fact that someone has to be eliminated. During the season premiere the stars came out and kicked ass […]

Box Office Final: A “Hunger” Burns Inside (March 23-25, 2012)…

Banking on broader appeal than the Twilight franchise and delivering the third-largest opening weekend of all time, Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games surpassed even the most optimistic of expectations, with a $152.5 million opening weekend.  In a snap of one’s fingers, Jennifer Lawrence will forever be associated with Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson will likewise forever […]

Awards Profile: The Gangster Squad

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer Written by: Will Beall Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Giovanni Ribisi, Nick Nolte, Frank Grillo, Robert Patrick, Michael Pena, Anthony Mackie, Josh Pence, and Mireille Enos Synopsis (from Warner Brothers): Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, […]

The Weinstein Company is releasing ‘Bully’ Unrated!

This Friday, the documentary ‘Bully’ is being released by The Weinstein Company into a limited number of theaters, and instead of taking the controversial R rating that they were handed by the ratings board, they’re going to be releasing the film unrated in New York and Los Angeles. It’s mostly a statement by TWC, but […]

‘The Voice’ Recap: Battle Rounds Part 4

To everyone’s dismay, The Voice saved its worst Battle Rounds episode for last. There were no perfect performances; heck, I’d venture to go as far as saying only one Battle Round performance was even good. The worst offense of the night was committed by Adam Levine, who might have just made the dumbest decision in […]

Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (3/27/2012)

This week, there’s not too much to get excited about in terms of DVD releases (or really even theatrical releases, but that’s another story), but since this is nothing new to the faithful readers of this column, we won’t have any trouble pressing on regardless. This is also a rare occasion where I’m going to […]

Love the Awards Circuit? We Have Merchandise Now!

It’s been a long time coming!  I love the Awards Circuit and I love our readers.  I pride myself on being called a ‘Film Geek’ nearly on a daily basis.  Here at the Awards Circuit, we should all pride ourselves as “Gold Geeks.”  We love the Oscars, and just plain award shows in general.  Wear […]

Dancing with the Stars: Week 2

It’s week two of Dancing with the Stars! After an amazing beginning to the new season, the stars are back this week dancing the Quick Step and Jive. Every star raised the bar last week, but this week we were able to see clearly who is strong and who could possibly go home. Monday the […]

Awards Profile: Frankenweenie

Directed By: Tim Burton Written By: John August Cast: Winona Ryder, Christopher Lee, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Atticus Shaffer, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Robert Capron, Tom Kenny, James Hiroyuki Liao Synopsis: Tim Burton’s 1984 Short Film, Frankenweenie, is being brought back to life on the big screen. Frankenweenie tells the story of a young boy named […]

James Cameron up to bigger things than ‘Avatar 2’…

This isn’t actually movie news per say, but since it involves an A-list director doing some very cool things with his time, I figured it was worth sharing. James Cameron has just reached the deepest spot on Earth, hundreds of miles down in the depths of the ocean. It’s actually very exciting stuff for the […]

‘The Hunger Games’ sets records with its Opening Weekend!

I don’t think anyone expected ‘The Hunger Games’ to be a failure, but I’m not sure that anyone expected quite as big an opening weekend for the film as it appears to have achieved. It’s looking like an opening of over $150 million, which is of historic proportions, especially for a non-sequel, though of course […]

The Raid: Redemption (***)

An action film for those who think the modern action film is too talky, ‘The Raid: Redemption’ is almost one long and sustained action sequence stretched out to feature length. The editing and pacing are terrific, and those who want intensity in their fight scenes will be thrilled, but if you’re looking for anything deeper […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 3/25)

With Oscars 2012 officially a month behind us (*sobs*), The Awards Circuit has kept itself busy as usual, giving you readers the latest in film news, reviews, and early Oscar prognostication. This week was no exception. We began the week with a brand new episode of Awards Circuit Power Hour! Clayton, Anna, Joey, and Michael […]

‘The Deep Blue Sea’ – 2012’s First Oscar Contender?

It’s often folly to talk about Oscar contenders this early in the year (though I did discuss the exceptions to that rule in a recent article you can read here), but we are after all an awards-centric site. While ‘The Hunger Games’ and (to a lesser extent) ‘The Raid: Redemption’ are the films most people […]

Weekend Openings (March 23-25)

So there’s this little film coming out this weekend. I’m not sure you’ve all heard of it. It’s called The Hunger Games, and um…yeah, I suggest checking it out. Oops, turns out my one million friends on Facebook already saw it, and gave it nearly $20 million in midnight show earnings. Never mind, things aren’t […]

Armond White isn’t America’s most Cantankerous critic!

Apparently Armond White doesn’t even qualify this year, according to the study that The Atlantic Wire did on fickle film critics. I know we all like to laugh at White and some even question his validity as a film critic, but he’s apparently not the most egregious offender in the field, as you’ll see below. […]

Terrence Malick gave his blessing for The Wettest County to be retitled Lawless!

When it was recently announced that the upcoming period drama ‘The Wettest County’ was getting a Harvey Weinstein related title change and that ‘Lawless’ was in the cards, a lot of people were wondering what that meant for Terrence Malick’s in development film of the same name. Well, apparently Malick himself has given his blessing […]

New Posters Hit including The Great Gatsby!

Via Sasha Stone at Awards Daily, Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” got a poster showcasing Oscar Nominee Carey Mulligan displayed prominently in the forefront.  I believe in her potential for Oscar but not convinced on a category placement.  My gut says they’ll push her Lead.  Also after the jump is character posters for Tim Burton’s […]