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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (**)

Suffering under the weight of the previous Lord of the Rings films, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey tries really hard to be its own entity while still tying into the...

Screen Actors Guild Award Predictions and Preview

Final SAG Predictions have been updated.  Go to the page under the menu bar, OTHER AWARD SHOWS. Here are general thoughts before you go and check them out. As tomorrow...

St. Louis Film Critics Nominations

Best Picture “Argo” “Django Unchained” “Life of Pi” “Lincoln” “Moonrise Kingdom” “Zero Dark...

Historical Circuit: Near Dark (****)

The first time I became aware of Kathryn Bigelow was in 1987 when I went to see a new vampire film entitled Near Dark (1987). There was little else out that interested...

Luncheon with Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Jessica Chastain, and Jason Clarke!

Though already scheduled, the people behind ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ had amazing timing in assembling a group of industry insiders and Oscar pundits to break bread...

The Gatekeepers (***)

I can only imagine being an Israeli citizen watching the documentary ‘The Gatekeepers’. The closest thing for an American like me would be the experience of...

Phoenix Film Critics Nominations!

 Best Picture· Argo· The Avengers· Beasts of the Southern Wild· Life of Pi· Lincoln· Les Misérables· Moonrise Kingdom· Silver Linings Playbook· Skyfall· Zero...

75 Songs Submitted for Original Song Oscar including Adele’s ‘Skyfall’

It is eligible folks!!!  After much speculation from the staff and I, Adele’s hit-song “Skyfall” from Sam Mendes’ Skyfall is submitted and...

Official Press Release for the Critics Choice Movie Award Nominations!

The Official Press Release is down below.  Awards Circuit will be one of the voting places to vote for “Favorite Film Franchise.”  Check out the details...

Critics Choice Nominations Announced!

18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Winners to be announced live on the CW Television Network from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on January 10, 2013. BEST...

Detroit Film Critics Nominations

Best Picture “Argo” “The Impossible” “Silver Linings Playbook” “Take This Waltz” “Zero Dark Thirty” Best...

104 Original Scores Compete for Oscar Nominations

AMPAS has narrowed the Original Score contenders down to a rather enormous field of 104, but at least it lets us in on what is eligible and what is not. One of the big...

Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Preview

Tomorrow morning, the Critics Choice Awards will bestow their nominees for the world to see.  While it might sound biased, I very much respect the organization’s...

Oscar Predictions include more ‘Beasts,’ ‘Master,’ and Dowd!

Short Oscar Circuit this week folks! As LAFCA, NYFCO, and BSFC all proved yesterday, you can’t keep a good ol’ film when its down.  The Master resurrected...

‘The Voice’ Recap: The Semifinals

Hello again, fans of The Voice! As you can imagine, I was very much upset by last week’s elimination of Amanda Brown, but even I have to admit that last...

Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (12/11/2012)

This week, some of the bigger summer releases of the year are hitting Blu-Ray/DVD, and each is a unique representative of the 2012 summer slate. One is that rare bit of...