• News
    “Argo” having a sneak screening at Telluride TODAY!

    The Telluride Film Festival is getting underway as you’re reading this, and we can now confirm earlier reports that one of the annual surprise screenings at the fest is going to be ‘Argo’. The Playlist has reported here that Ben Affleck’s third directorial outing is getting a spot there before its “official”...

  • Trailer/Clips
    New Clip for The Perks of Being a Wallflower – “A Toast to Charlie”

    Here’s a new clip of the upcoming “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller. The film opens in limited release September 21st.

  • Around the Circuit
    Around the Circuit: 8/25 – 8/31

    It’s time to visit the week that was via our Around the Circuit piece, where we look back at articles that we feel are worth your time covering the Oscar race, new releases, or really just anything film related. Link of the week: Brad Brevet at Rope of Silicon brings us a...

  • Article
    Short Subject Documentary Film Entries Due September 4th for the 2012 Oscars

    Here is more information on the deadline to submit your short subject documentary, you know, in case you have one and want to win an Oscar for it: Beverly Hills, CA –Tuesday, September 4, 5 p.m. PT is the deadline for documentary filmmakers to submit short subject documentaries and all required paperwork...

  • Film Reviews
    2016: Obama’s America (*)

    I know that there’s plenty of people who will disregard my take on this documentary due to my politics, but that shouldn’t matter. Yes, I’m a registered Democrat and self identified liberal, one who thinks that President Barack Obama has done a good but not great job and will be voting for...

  • Film Reviews
    Premium Rush (***)

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt proves a suitable leading man for action films in the bicycle thriller ‘Premium Rush’, a fun flick that basically is a series of chase sequences stitched together. Yes, it’s all just formulaic, but using a bike instead of a car or just being on foot gives the movie a bit...

  • News
    Michel Hazanavicius circles another project!

    Since winning the Oscar for Best Director last year, it’s safe to say that ‘The Artist’ director Michel Hazanavicius has a lot of offers on his table these days. According to Collider here, he’s potentially going to be tackling a high concept comedy project that ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and ‘Ruby Sparks’ directors...

  • News
    Oscars: There Will Be Five Original Song Nominees

    Remember the debacle in the Original Song category last year (and every year)? Well we have yet another change coming, this time, hopefully for the better. There will now be a solid, concrete, five original songs nominated in their respective field. Here is the official release from AMPAS: The Board of Governors...

  • News
    Lineup for the 2012 Telluride Film Festival!

    Though sometimes sadly overlooked, the Telluride Film Festival is an important part of the festival and awards season. Jason Reitman for one can attest to how big a boost the fest can be for a possible Oscar contender, and this year there’s a couple of very interesting films playing in the town...

  • Article
    Oscar Shocks: Best Actor

    Yes I was horrified when Roberto Benigni won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Life is Beautiful (1998), but the Screen Actors Guild had prepared me for the fact it might happen when they awarded him their Best Actor prize a few weeks earlier. There had been such a groundswell of...

  • Film Reviews
    The Possession (**½)

    I’m not fully sure whether or not ‘The Possession’ benefits or suffers due to the recent critical thrashing (rightly so, I might add, but you all knew that already) that ‘The Apparition’ received last week, by yours truly as well as by basically every other human being on the planet. This flick...

  • Film Reviews
    About Cherry (**½)

    The initial goal of ‘About Cherry’ is one that’s certainly intriguing. The drama sets out to chronicle the story of small town girl and her introduction into the world of pornography while never demonizing it. Cowriter/director Stephen Elliot has the right idea here, but far too often he winds up just showing...

  • Trailer/Clips
    Watch the Trailer for Robert Redford’s ‘The Company You Keep’

    As an actor, Robert Redford has been a part of a few of my favorite films of all time. From Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), to The Sting (1973), to All the President’s Men (1976), his resume is pretty outstanding. As a director, however, the results have been a little...

  • Community
    Circuit 3: Ingrid Bergman

    Ingrid Bergman was born on the 29th of August, 1915, in Stockholm, Sweden. Bergman starred in a dozen Swedish films before being introduced to the American audience in an English remake of Intermezzo (1939). Her remarkable elegance and beauty only added to the extraordinary talent that Bergman would display on screen, and...

  • General
    Red Band trailer for ‘The To Do List’ highlights all star cast, awkward Aubrey Plaza-Donald Glover sex

    That was as classy as I could keep the title for this post about the deliciously raunchy red band trailer for The To Do List. Intermixed with commentary from Aubrey Plaza, the trailer shows Plaza as Brandy Klark, a type-A high school grad who makes a to-do list of all the sexual activities...

  • Article
    Is Willie Nelson Going to Win an Oscar This Year?

    Some would say it took Meryl Streep 29 years to win her third Oscar. Others would say it took her 29 years to work with the Weinsteins, who produced The Iron Lady, for which Meryl finally won that elusive third award. Having won back-to-back Best Picture titles with The King’s Speech (2010)...

  • News
    Ryan Gosling and Christina Hendricks to team up for his directorial debut ‘How to Catch a Monster’!

    Ryan Gosling’s acting career is so hot right now that any move he makes will be highly anticipated. Which is why it’s pleasantly surprising that the news today isn’t about his acting career, rather his choice to make his directorial debut. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Gosling is set to direct How...

  • General
    Amy Adams Shines in New Clip From ‘The Master’

    Amy Adams was a guest on Late Night with David Letterman last night, and with her appearance came yet another clip from Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master. Many of us think Adams has a great chance at a nomination for her performance in the film, where she plays the wife and assistant...

  • News
    New cut of ‘On The Road’ will play at the Toronto Film Festival

    The often impending yet always delayed release of ‘On The Road’ has been a source of bemusement and anticipation here at The Awards Circuit, especially from myself and Clayton. At long last, the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, to expectedly mixed reviews. One of the big issues...

  • General
    John Hawkes Gets Anxious in the First Clip From ‘The Sessions’

    In The Sessions, Academy Award nominee John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone) plays real-life writer and poet Mark O’Brien, a man stuck in an iron lung after being stricken with polio as a child. When O’Brien decides that he wishes to lose his virginity, he enlists the help of Cheryl Cohen Green, a sexual...

  • General
    Michael Fassbender in talks to join Natalie Portman in ‘Jane Got A Gun’

    In a move that would see two of our more ubiquitous actors working together, Vulture is reporting that Michael Fassbender is in the final stages of signing on to join Oscar winner Natalie Portman in the western Jane Got a Gun. Based on a 2011 Black List script written by Brian Duffield, Portman...

  • Trailer/Clips
    ‘The Master’ gets one final Trailer before it hits theaters next month!

    In just about 2 and a half weeks time, theaters will begin showing ‘The Master’, and the fall Oscar season will fully be upon us. The new Paul Thomas Anderson movie has already shown off some brilliant Posters and Trailers, and now they’ve concluded the marketing essentially with one final Trailer, which...

  • Article
    Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (8/28/2012)

    This week the highs of the prior Blu-Ray/DVD output are met with a real slide in quality, if not in quantity. It’s not a wasteland by any stretch, but when 2 of my 10 worst films of the year so far are coming out and only one movie actually is recommendation worthy...

  • Poster
    Posters Added for Oscar Hopefuls

    Missed a bunch of these over the past few weeks but I thought I’d share some new posters courtesy of Impawards.com, the best collection of posters on the web.  The posters include the following: Robert Lorenz’s Trouble with the Curve starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, and Justin Timberlake. Nicholas Jarecki’s Arbitrage starring...

  • News
    Could the Wachowski Siblings helm Justice League?

    The rumor mill continues to churn out possibility after possibility in regard to who might wind up directing the ‘Justice League’ movie that we know for sure is coming in a few years. Obviously Ben Affleck was the original top choice, but he’s now firmly shot that down, leaving Warner Brothers to...