I am happy to introduce a new weekly post to you dear Awards Circuit readers: Around the Circuit will take a look back at the week around the internet, focusing primarily on bringing you perspectives on the awards race from sister sites, while also sharing just about anything movie related that might be worth your special attention.
So let’s begin, shall we?
The link of the week:
Following the news of the November release date for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, the great Guy Lodge of Hitfix’s In Contention warned us of jumping the gun on any foregone conclusions that Daniel Day-Lewis would win his third Oscar. At least not until we’ve actually seen the performances in competition (or at least a trailer for his film!). I wholeheartedly agree, and in fact have John Hawkes (The Sessions) as my early prediction to win over my favorite actor (unless Phoenix ends up Lead for The Master, then I’ll switch to him). I mean, look how long it took the legendary Meryl Streep to win her third Oscar, right? Not to mention that no one has ever won three Lead Actor Oscars. If anyone was to do it, though, my money would be on Day-Lewis, who I regard as the finest actor of the last 20+ years. Read his post here.
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As s film enthusiast I find sanctuary in the realm of cold, dark theater. Humanity can often times provide the ugliest things ever witnessed. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Colorado, both victims and families.
I sincerely hope all of you, readers and staff, will continue to go to the movies and not let this senseless act take away your those feelings the movies give you.
Stand strong! Stand tall!
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I won’t waste anyone’s time with this installment of Weekend Openings. No pussyfooting around or trying to disguise the only new release worth discussing today:
Arguably the most anticipated film of the year, The Dark Knight Rises brings Christopher Nolan’s massively successful and influential Batman trilogy to an end, this time with Tom Hardy’s Bane pushing our hero to his breaking point in a plot to destroy Gotham City once and for all. This film has been the subject of just about every journalist and commentator associated with the entertainment industry as of late (with even this very site undertaking a Bat-marathon in preparation for it). What sequel to one of the major cinematic cultural phenomena of the previous decade wouldn’t be?
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