UA-17272164-1 October 2012 - AwardsCircuit.com - By Clayton Davis
  • Article
    A Tale Of Two Countries

    After many talks about forming an American-China co-production for Iron Man 3, China is stubborn about their rules and regulations as to how American Production Companies must go about shooting in Beijing, China. As one of the most anticipated movies of 2013, even Marvel’s heroes don’t get any slack when it comes...

  • Article
    31 Days of Horror: Devilish DVD Pick of the Day (Week 5)

    The end of 31 Days of Horror is upon us, so what better way to celebrate than to just let loose with a bunch of DVD recommendations to watch on Halloween? I wanted to go out with a bang here and give you a half dozen solid options, a few of which...

  • Television
    Dancing with the Stars All-Stars: Week 6 Results

    Monday night on Dancing with the Stars All-Stars, the stars were tasked with incorporating country into their routines while performing a 20 second solo and then following it up with a group dance in which Kirstie Alley received 2 extra bonus points. Disney star Sabrina Bryan led the pack while soap star...

  • Academy Idol
    AWARDS CIRCUIT’S SEASON SIX OF “ACADEMY IDOL” TO FEATURE 26 FILMS

    As awards season gears up, The Awards Circuit (http://www.awardscircuit.com) is preparing for its sixth season of the internet game, Academy Idol.  Loosely based on FOX’s hit-show “American Idol,” the game is constructed to give the Awards Circuit readership a voice during awards season.  In partnership with the popular Awards Circuit Community Awards...

  • Article
    7 Films Oscar Shouldn’t Have Been Scared Of

    Last year I made a sad observation for the comedy genre that often gets overlooked time and time again.  As Halloween is canceled on the East Coast due to the storm, I realized the Horror genre gets the finger more often than its comedic counterpart.  How many horror films would you throw...

  • Film Reviews
    Samsara (***½)

    A cinematographically brilliant documentary film meant to be a guided meditation filled with breathtaking landscapes and beautiful performances over the span of 58 countries, Samsara (2012) defines the world by its very meaning, impermanence. Referring to the life cycles in the ever-changing world we live in, Samsara contains a series of comparisons...

  • Article
    Top 100 Horror Films: The Top 10

    Well folks, we’ve come to the end of the road. What started as a simple idea in my mind has turned into 31 days of posts, videos and lists and now we have reached the pinnacle: the top 10 horror films of all time. It’s been a tough thing, creating this list...

  • Film Reviews
    Starlet (*½)

    When it comes to awkwardness, there’s a fine line between endearing and uncomfortable, with a delicate balance being hard to come by.  Sean Baker’s (Prince of Broadway) second directorial feature, Starlet, struggles to find a happy medium between the two stages of the social handicap.  The indie film spends most of its...

  • Film Reviews
    The Bay (***)

    When you think of Director Barry Levinson and the many different movies that he’s made in his career, I’m sure you don’t think of scary movies, unless of course you take particular issue with one of his past works. Regardless, Levinson is among the last people you’d expect to make a found...

  • Article
    31 Days of Horror: Terrible Tuesday Way to Die (The Worst Death Ever)

    Ah, the final installment of this part of 31 Days of Horror is upon us here at The Awards Circuit. For this last time around, why beat around the bush? I’m going with what I feel is the greatest death scene in film…the infamous chestbursting scene from ‘Alien‘. It’s certainly a classic,...

  • Article
    Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (10/30/2012)

    This week, the new release Blu-Ray and DVD titles fight for attention with the record breaking storm that is Hurricane Sandy. I don’t have power in my home yet, but I made sure to find a place with internet to make sure I could get this column out to you ASAP. If...

  • News
    Disney acquires LucasFilm for $4.05 billion, Star Wars XII to arrive in 2015

    It takes something pretty big to unseat a hurricane from the discussions on Twitter, but leave it to the Mouse House to give us a great distraction. In a stunning development, it was announced that the Walt Disney Company would be acquiring LucasFilm for a cool $4.05 billion in stock and cash....

  • News
    Academy To Salute Stanley Kubrick

    The great Stanley Kubrick – director of such classics as 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and A Clockwork Orange (1971) – is about to be honored by AMPAS. Here is the official release: BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the life and career of...

  • Article
    “The Voice” Recap: Knockout Rounds, Team Adam & Team Cee Lo

    Between its stellar ratings and beyond-talented crop of contestants, The Voice is slowly but surely becoming the definitive singing show in America. Look, my first love will always remain the same, so don’t think I’m jumping ship from my beloved Idol just yet, but The Voice has improved so much this go-around...

  • Article
    31 Days of Horror: Horror Musical Moments

    With the news about Les Miz being ~175 minutes and power going out on the east coast, it seemed appropriate to take a bit of a detour into some horror musical moments. (Yes I know it’s a stretch but go with it) So instead of Joey’s fun series about Terrible Tuesday Ways...

  • Television
    Dancing with the Stars All-Stars: Week 6

    It’s country night on Dancing with the Stars All-Stars!! Last week because of the presidential debate, Dancing was split into two nights resulting in nobody getting eliminated. This week last week’s scores will be combined into Monday night’s scores leading to an elimination Tuesday night. Monday night on Dancing the stars had...

  • Editor
    Oscar Circuit – The Calm Before the Storm (No Pun Intended)

    Writing this LIVE in the middle of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, what’s a better time to talk about Oscar Predictions than now.  As we enter the leg of the season this November, some categories start to look more clear and less of a mystery.  Some films also emerge as the...

  • Article
    Daniel Craig Joins Clooney’s ‘The Monuments Men’ All-Star Cast

    George Clooney’s fourth directorial effort, The Monuments Men, has added Daniel Craig to its all-star cast that already includes Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban, and Clooney himself. Clooney and long-time partner Grant Heslov are adapting Robert M. Edsel’s book “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi...

  • Article
    31 Days of Horror: Favorite Horror Movie Experience Open Thread

    When the weather outside is frightful…watch a movie! Inspired by Kel Doucette’s podcast question and the Frankenstorm currently bearing down on the East Coast (stay safe everyone!), we thought we’d engage in a little discussion about our favorite horror movie experiences. My personal favorite was when I went to go see The...

  • News
    Box Office (10.28.12)

    The ever-changing box office never ceases to amaze as movies are released around the holidays. The first noticeable difference earlier this week was Taken 2 (Fox Studios) falling off its number 1 spot on the international charts and, mostly, being replaced by Paranormal Activity 4 (Paramount Studios), but that only lasted a couple days...

  • Film Reviews
    Wreck-It Ralph (***½)

    In true topsy-turvy form, where this summer’s Brave is a Pixar film with Disney sensibilities, Wreck-It Ralph is a Disney film in name only. From its intimate characterizations, right on down to its all-ages accessibility, everything about this wholly unique video game adventure feels so wonderfully Pixar-esque! This is due in large...

  • Podcasts
    Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 26: Cloud Atlas, Lack of Documentary Viewing, and Oscar Predictions

    The Awards Circuit Power Hour returns twelve hours earlier before Hurricane Sandy plows through the East Coast.  Just in case my internet and electricity go out, you’ll have our episode down in the books.  The staff and I discuss the following things on this week’s episode. The reception to Cloud Atlas.  Is it an...

  • Film Reviews
    Nobody Walks (**½)

    ‘Nobody Walks’ is a strange little film. Somewhat of a West Coast take on the Mumblecore sub genre, the movie itself is a really well acted drama that consists of a whole lot of scenes that don’t really piece together that well. Almost every moment here in this character study is a...

  • Film Reviews
    Gayby (***)

    It’s almost refreshing to see an indie comedy embrace its broad humor these days. Jonathan Lisecki’s ‘Gayby’ is a good example of how a small scale flick like this one can use broader jokes normally more in line with a mainstream movie in the service of an appealing independent film. There’s a...

  • Article
    31 Days of Horror: Quote of the Week

    Via The Exorcist…with some creepy test footage after the jump! Demon: What an excellent day for an exorcism. Father Damien Karras: You would like that? Demon: Intensely. Father Damien Karras: But wouldn’t that drive you out of Regan? Demon: It would bring us together. Father Damien Karras: You and Regan? Demon: You and us.