• News
    Bradley Cooper Wins ELLE Style Award for Best Actor

    Not only has Bradley Cooper been Oscar-nominated for his performance in Silver Linings Playbook, but the actor has also been named Best Actor by the ELLE Style Awards. Have a look at the official release after the jump, which labels Cooper as the “Hollywood Man of the Moment.”

  • Oscar Circuit
    Oscar Circuit: Best Documentary Feature

    In a strong and impressive year for movies, 2012 has not only given us the most compelling Oscar race in years, but in terms of documentary filmmaking, one of the most richly rewarding years the genre has ever seen. As many proclaim this to be a new Golden Age for documentaries, with...

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    Circuit 3: Christian Bale

    Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Wales on January 30th, 1974. As a child, Bale starred in television commercials before making a few made-for-television films, including Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986). His first big screen performance came in Empire of the Sun, for which he won the “Best Performance by...

  • Festivals
    SUNDANCE: Blue Caprice (**)

    I went into  Blue Caprice with rather high hopes. This dramatization of the events we know as the Beltway Sniper attacks completely misses the point of that crime spree and wastes a very good performance from Isaiah Washington. Co-writer/director Alexandre Moors has the absolute wrong focus here, choosing to make a statement...

  • General
    Watch The Online Premiere of Disney’s Oscar Nominated Short ‘Paperman’

    Those who saw Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph in theaters have already witnessed the legendary company’s latest short film, Paperman. For those who missed it, you are in for a real treat. Disney has released the short film in full (all 6 minutes and 33 seconds of it) online. After winning the PGA, Wreck-It Ralph is...

  • News
    ‘Searching for Sugar Man’s’ Rodriguez Set to Record First Album in 42 Years

    For those who have not seen the incredibly fascinating and inspiring documentary Searching for Sugar Man, I highly recommend doing so. Not only is it the best doc I saw this year, but it is one of the best films of the year as well. The Academy thinks so too, as it...

  • Festivals
    Park City Dispatch – Episode 9: The Best of the Fest!

    Sundance Film Festival may be over, but we’ve still got fun stuff to share! In addition to the final reviews and analysis, Joey and I sat down before leaving Park City to record one final video where we share our thoughts about the festival and dole out some awards. So without further...

  • News
    Barbra Streisand to Sing Live at the Oscars

    The last time two-time Academy Award winner Barbra Streisand performed at the Oscars was 36 years ago, when she sang the love theme from A Star is Born. In sticking with the theme of honoring movie musicals, the producers have proudly announced the return of Babs to the telecast.  Give the official release...

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    Steven Spielberg Honored by American Cinema Editors

    The 63rd annual ACE Eddie Awards will be presented Saturday, February 16th, honoring excellence in film editing for 2012. The Board of Directors of the American Cinema Editors (ACE) has selected Steven Spielberg to give their highest honor to, the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award. Have a look at the official release...

  • News
    First Look at Disney’s ‘The Muppets… Again!’

    Kermit and the rest of the gang are back at work to bring us the sequel to the highly successful return of the Muppets – now officially titled The Muppets… Again! Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, and Ray Liotta are all on board to star, and James Bobin – who directed...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit: Best Visual Effects

    And the Nominees are… The Avengers – Janek Sirrs, Daniel Sudick, Jeff White, and Guy Williams Oscar Scene: Hulk smashing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – David Clayton, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, and R. Christopher White Oscar Scene: The introduction to Gollum Life of Pi – Erik De Boer, Donald Elliott, Guillaume Rocheron, and Bill Westenhofer...

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    Disney’s ‘1952’ Officially Re-titled ‘Tomorrowland’

    The Disney produced film formerly known as 1952 has since been given the new title of Tomorrowland. The film stars George Clooney, is directed by Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), and is written by Damon Lindelof (LOST) and Jeff Jensen (Velocity). But you will have to wait a...

  • Festivals
    SUNDANCE: Upstream Color (**½)

    Go figure, Shane Carruth managed to make a movie that, when compared to his previous film Primer, makes that one seem downright simple. Right before I walked in to see this film at the Sundance Film Festival, I tweeted that I expected Carruth to turn my brain into some form of fondue....

  • Article
    Entire Staff of Awards Circuit Release Their Ten Best Films!

    I love this website. I love this staff. I’m constantly in awe of their talents, personalities, and what each of them brings to the table. I don’t always tell them how much I appreciate them but I sincerely do. I keep finding myself admired by their eclectic choices in not only films...

  • Poster
    Incredible Looking Posters for the BAFTA Nominated Films

    Every year, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) selects one lucky artist to create posters for the films nominated for their awards. This year, Jonathan Franks of handsomefrank.com was chosen, and the work is quite impressive. Have a look at the beautiful images after the jump or click the gallery...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit: Best Original Song

    And the nominees are: “Before My Time” from ‘Chasing Ice‘ – Music and Lyric by J. Ralph “Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from ‘Ted‘ – Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane “Pi’s Lullaby” from ‘Life of Pi‘ – Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri “Suddenly” from ‘Les Misérables‘ –...

  • News
    Disney to Debut New Footage From ‘The Lone Ranger’ on CBS Pregame Show

    Fans of Johnny Depp now have a reason to watch the Super Bowl’s kickoff coverage this weekend. See the official release for The Lone Ranger after the jump.

  • News
    Did the PGA Provide Us With a Frontrunner for the Animated Feature Oscar?

    In a race that has been without a real frontrunner, the Producers Guild of America might have finally given us the one to beat for Oscar’s Best Animated Feature this past weekend. Wreck-It Ralph was named the best animated theatrical motion picture of the year by the PGA, honoring Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Clark Spencer...

  • Festivals
    SUNDANCE: Interview with ‘kink’ director Christina Voros

    It’s not every day you get to speak with someone who has even been to a porn shoot, let alone made a documentary about one of the bigger studios. But that’s what happened when I sat down with kink director Christina Voros at Java Cow in Park City last week. In what was...

  • Article
    An Invisible Struggle

    So far, the most well-known Asian entertainers can all fit on two hands. Strangely enough, though entertainment is evolving, the stereotypes are the hardest to get rid of. With the industry in the state of growing and appearing more inclusive, there is the overwhelming sense that it is just the opposite. Especially...

  • News
    AMPAS and MoMA to Celebrate Oscar Docs

    It turned out to be a pretty great year for documentaries (at least from what I’ve seen), so if you haven’t put in the time to watch some of the Oscar nominated docs, there is still over three weeks until Oscar to do so. Meanwhile, AMPAS and MoMA (The Museum of Modern...

  • Festivals
    SUNDANCE: Prince Avalanche (***)

    Prince Avalanche is the film I wish David Gordon Green had made after Pineapple Express hit theaters a few years back. I’ve been a long time fan of Green’s, especially his early work, All The Real Girls, which is an underrated masterpiece in my eyes. I’ve even found things of interest in...

  • News
    TNT and TBS Announce New Three-Year Contract with SAG

    On the heels of Sunday night’s highly successful Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards presentation – which drew 5.2 million viewers – TNT and TBS have announced a new three year extension to their contract with SAG-AFTRA. Have a look at their official release after the jump.

  • Festivals
    SUNDANCE: The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman (**½)

    With style to spare but substance at a premium, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman is the type of film that works as a calling card for a filmmaker, but not as too much else. Director Fredrik Bond has taken a somewhat half-baked screenplay by Matt Drake and spiced it up with...

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    SUNDANCE: kink (***½)

    Raucously entertaining and yet incredibly earnest, Christina Voros’ documentary kink is a fascinating film about the inner workings of the porn studio kink.com. Certainly not for the faint of heart or prude of mind, Voros spares us nothing in her examination of BDSM porn by way of the most profitable studio of...