Don’t Trust the B**** in Apt 23 (***)

Starring: Krysten Ritter, Dreama Walker, Liza Lipara, James Van Der Beek, Eric Andre, Michael Blaiklock, Ray Ford Airs on: ABC Day and Time: Wednesday Nights @ 9:31pm The new show from creator Nahnatchka Khan titled “Don’t Trust the B**** in Apt. 23” is one of the more pleasant sitcoms to hit this season. Very reminiscent […]

Warner Bros. to go “Inside the Script”, eBooks available soon

Have you ever wondered how Hitchcock created the famous crop duster scene in North by Northwest? Or what Charles Heston’s acting journals from Ben Hur might look like? Warner Bros. is launching a new initiative called Inside the Script, which will offer illustrated interactive eBooks of classic movie scripts like Casablanca, An American in Paris […]

The Invisible War (***)

I had the pleasure of attending the 36th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival in March, which just so happened to be the first film fest I have attended. Unfortunately, due to a tight weekend schedule, I was only able to attend one film, but the one that I selected was the absolute right choice. I was […]

Box Office Report: ‘Think Like a Man’ Repeats

Sony’s Think Like a Man remains at the top of the box office report after its second week in theatres, though the film dropped its total by 46% down to $18 million. Sony also managed to take the runner-up spot this week with The Pirates! Band of Misfits. And while The Hunger Games slid to fourth this week, […]

God Bless America (***)

Comedian turned filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait has built his cinematic career on toying with an audience’s expectations. With the possible exception of his directorial debut ‘Shakes the Clown’ (where he was still finding his voice), he’s taken to throwing his viewers for a loop. ‘Sleeping Dogs Lie’ was more a look at contemporary relationships and the […]

‘American Idol’ British Week: Song Suggestions

Holy cow, can you believe we are down to just five contestants on American Idol? This may not be my favorite top five in Idol history (that award goes to Season Five), but I believe all the remaining contestants will continue to wow us with some astute song choices and powerful performances. It’s no surprise […]

Sound of My Voice (**½)

You know, I like an open-ended conclusion as much as the next guy (and sometimes more), but I do have the pre-requisite that the film earn its ending. ‘Sound of My Voice’ is an example of a good movie that doesn’t earn its abrupt and supposedly shocking ending. Up until the final moments of the […]

Check Out the New 3 Minute Trailer for “Prometheus”

The release of ‘Prometheus’ is getting closer and closer, so it makes perfect sense that the promotional material for the film is ramping up. The latest is a new Trailer that runs almost 3 minutes long and gets way into the plot of the film, potentially veering into spoiler territory, depending on how much you […]

Sam Raimi to Produce ‘Poltergiest’ Remake

MGM, looking to pull itself out of financial woes, is remaking two of its most famous horror titles. While a remake of Carrie is already in production, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Sam Raimi has been attached to be the producer on a remake of Poltergiest, with a script by Pulitzer Prize winning writer David […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 4/29)

Wow, where do I even begin? This was the James Cameron of weeks here The Awards Circuit. We delivered big, and as a result our success was tantamount to Camerons’ Avatar and Titanic in my book. As you can see, The Awards Circuit has undergone a huge transformation, evolving what you all know and love […]

The Five-Year Engagement (***)

If one didn’t know this already, Judd Apatow likes his films to be on the long side, both the ones he directs and the ones he produces. It’s hard to make a comedy sustain its energy when you’re approaching 2 hours, but Apatow has had good luck in that regard. ‘The Five-Year Engagement’ is further […]

Disney acquires rights to ‘The Graveyard Book’, Selick to direct

Although they’ve yet to replace Rich Ross, Disney has begun to determine what the post-Ross era will look like. Deadline is reporting that Disney has acquired the rights for a big screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book and hired Henry Selick to direct. Selick is most famous for directing stop motion animation films […]

Weekend Openings (April 27-29)

Almost there, folks.  One week from today will be the official start of the Summer Movie Season: Franchise Flicks, Explosions, CGI, the whole works.  As we say goodbye to the general dumping ground (with the occasional peppering of gems between them), we say hello to four new films debuting today: A film about a wedding…a […]

Trailer for ‘This is 40’ hits!

There’s no doubt that I was in the minority in praising Judd Apatow’s last film ‘Funny People’ as his best yet, but I know I’m not in the minority of loving his two previous flicks ‘The 40 Year Old Virgin’ and ‘Knocked Up’. Today we bring you the first trailer for his newest directorial work […]

Hear “Breath of Life” from Snow White and the Huntsman

The promo machine for the summer blockbusters is in full effect. After presenting footage at Cinema Con, Universal has released the first track from the Snow White and the Huntsman called “Breath of Life.” The song is written and performed by Florence + the Machine. With those ominous drums and Florence’s voice and choral arrangements, the […]

Skarsgard and Sanada Board “The Railway Man”

Via The Hollywood Reporter–Stellan Skarsgard and Hiroyuki Sanada have signed on to join the cast of The Railway Man. The film which also stars Jeremy Irvine and Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth, details the true story of Eric Lomax, “a victim from World War II’s “Death Railway” sets out to find those responsible for […]

A Moment of Silence for Sherri Foote, John’s wife

To Our Entire Readership, It’s our deepest sadness that I announce that John Foote’s wife, Sherri Foote, passed away early this morning. If anyone knows John, they know they’ll likely never witness a man more in love another person or more devoted.  Please send John and his daughters your condolences here and we wish her […]

Intoducing…Mark Johnson!

As the Awards Circuit grows into one of the finest assemblies of film and television fanatics on the web, our team must constantly keep up with the demand of our readership and the news.  I’m proud to announce that former Editor and Owner of the AwardContenders.com, Mark Johnson has joined our Awards Circuit family as […]

Rooney Mara to star in new Spike Jones film and ‘Brooklyn’ adaptation

After showing her acting mettle in two David Fincher films, The Social Network and her Oscar nominated turn in Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Rooney Mara has been seriously in demand. She’s just finished filming a movie with Terrence Malick and is currently shooting The Bitter Pill with Steven Soderbergh and has added two more […]

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Award Winners!

This year was the first time that I’ve ever attended the Tribeca Film Festival, despite it taking over numerous theaters in Lower Manhattan every year around this time. The screenings/after-parties are interesting enough, but I’m always most interested in what the award winners are. Well, the 2012 winners have been announced, and after the jump […]

Could movie theaters soon allow texting?

I was planning to hold my tongue on this issue, but I keep getting asked about it these past few days, so I’m going to bite the bullet and rant away. At CinemCon, a number of theater exhibitors discussed potentially relaxing the rules of the movies that forbid texting. They seem to think that they’re […]

Jennifer Connelly and Saoirse Ronan join ‘Noah’

It was a rather safe bet that Darren Aronofsky’s next film ‘Noah’ would not be a one man show, so it was only a matter of time until the cast expanded beyond leading man Russell Crowe. There were (and still are) rumors of Liam Neeson taking the part of an antagonist/villain of some sort in […]

Could ‘The Gangster Squad’ play at Cannes?

While the announcement of films playing at the Cannes Film Festival did not include ‘The Gangster Squad’, a piece by The Playlist suggests that Sean Penn is coming to Cannes with a new performance, and since he only has one film in the can…well…you do the math. This could possibly make a lot of sense […]

First Official Photos from ‘Django Unchained’

Whenever Quentin Tarantino releases a movie it’s sure to be anticipated every step of the way. Slowly but surely information is being released about the movie. Last week, we got an official synopsis and today, EW has released some fantastic new images from the film of stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jaime Foxx and Christoph Waltz.

Cannes Film Festival Jury Announced!

Coming on the heels of the selection of films in competition, the organizers of the Cannes Film Festival have announced the jurors who be tasked with judging the films. The jurors include Ewan McGregor, Diane Kruger, Oscar winner Alexander Payne and other notable international film presences.

Justin Lin to Direct “Chinglish” Adaptation

After directing four Fast & Furious movies, Justin Lin is looking to shift gears. Lin has acquired the rights to produce and direct the film version of the Broadway play Chinglish. Written by David Hwang, the play is about “an American businessman arrives in a bustling Chinese province looking to score a lucrative contact for […]