• News
    Steven Spielberg Will Preside as President over the Cannes Film Festival Jury

    He wasn’t able to win his third Best Director Oscar last weekend, but Steven Spielberg has been chosen to head up the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival Competition Jury as a nice consolation prize. Spielberg competed for the Palme d’Or with his first film, The Sugarland Express, in 1974. That was the only...

  • Editor
    11 Flowers (***½)

    A wonderful surprise from a little movie that could, Xiaoshuai Wang’s 11 Flowers is a beautiful look at the gifts Chinese cinema can provide.  A classy, poignant tale that resonates loudly and enchants the most tender parts of the human soul. The film takes place in 1975, the final year of the...

  • Community
    Circuit 3: Academy Changes

    Now that we  have had a few days to recover from this crazy award season, let’s take a moment to reflect. This year so many unique things happened this awards season and many of them were derived from changes the Academy made. Of course like any change, there are sometimes problems along the way...

  • Television
    American Idol Recap: Sudden Death Round, Week 2 (The Girls)

    I know last night’s episode of American Idol is going to send a lot of people running to the mad house, but to me the end result wasn’t very upsetting or surprising (with one or two exceptions). Yes, I’m certain it irritates people that the “chosen” contestants automatically get a ticket to...

  • Film Reviews
    The End of Love (**½)

    Mark Webber is quietly setting up a potential career as a triple threat. A known if hardly A-list actor, he’s also a writer-director and his sophomore feature ‘The End of Love’ is a showcase for his talents. Easily his best performance to date, Webber also shows some potential as a filmmaker, but...

  • Trailer/Clips
    See hide and seek turn into a scarefest in new trailer for ‘The Conjuring’

    James Wan, the mastermind behind Saw and Insidious, has been scaring audiences for years now and judging by this frightening new trailer for The Conjuring, he’s done it again. The Conjuring is based on a true story of a family haunted by a presence in a farmhouse. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga...

  • News
    The DGA Awards Will Take Place on January 25th, 2014 and Other Key Dates for This Awards Season!

    The official release from the DGA was sweet and simple: LOS ANGELES – The Directors Guild of America today announced that the 66th Annual DGA Awards will take place on Saturday, January 25, 2014 in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. Along with the announcement for next year’s...

  • Poster
    Character Posters for Gosling, Cooper, and Mendes in ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’

    Anyone else super excited about Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines? The film comes out March 29th and could potentially be the first great film (and first Oscar contender) of 2013. In the meantime, here are three French character posters for the film, which stars Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray...

  • General
    An Epic Man: Hayao Miyazaki

    If you know anything about animated movies, then you would know the name Hayao Miyazaki and the term Studio Ghibli. Famous for creating countless classics beloved by audiences of all ages and countries, Miyazaki is most well-known for creating the cute and spunky Totoro, a spirit of the forest that guides and...

  • Film Reviews
    Safe Haven (*½)

    Despite it being the only thing I actually want to talk about in regard to ‘Safe Haven’, I promise not to spoil the twist that wraps up the conclusion of this latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation. Honestly, this film is just like all of the other movies made out of Sparks’ books, with...

  • Article
    2014 Oscar Crystal Ball – Part 1

    The 2013 Oscars are over!  I’m a little at loss for words about the actual Oscar ceremony which were for the most part, subpar.  The only jaw-dropping moment came when Mark Wahlberg and the CGI Ted announced a tie in Best Sound Editing for Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty.  For me, that’s...

  • Article
    Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (2/26/2013)

    When deciding on which of this week’s releases to give the top citation to, I had one of the hardest decisions in a long time folks. A pair of movies coming to Blu-Ray/DVD today are among my favorites of 2012, and while both just missed my Top Ten list, one came in...

  • Article
    The Academy Awards: Best Dressed

    Well this is it, the last hurrah. This year at the Academy Awards the actresses brought their A game when it came to the fashion. Making this list was difficult because a lot of the stars looked simply fantastic while few disappointed, which further proves this was a great year for Oscar....

  • News
    Nicole Kidman Aims for Her Second Oscar in ‘Grace of Monaco’

    The 2012 Oscar season is just barely in the grave, but you know that doesn’t stop us here at The Awards Circuit from looking ahead to the 2013 campaign. We are, after all, the site where Oscar Week never ends, right? So at or near the top of a few of our...

  • Article
    In The End, Was It Always ‘Argo’?

    Almost exactly a year ago, I mentioned Ben Affleck’s film Argo as a potential Best Picture winner at the 85th Academy Awards. We had just finished the prior season and with The Artist about to be crowned an Oscar winner, the staff of The Awards Circuit had turned our attention to this...

  • Article
    How did you spend Oscar Sunday?

    Ladies and gentlemen, it was officially Oscar Day yesterday! After literally months of obsessing over this, the biggest night in movies went down just hours ago, and while the Hollywood elite have plenty of traditions that they partake in before/after sitting in the theater and giving themselves a pat on the back,...

  • News
    The Razzie Awards bestow their (Dis)Honor on ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2′

    Taking a quick break from picking on Adam Sandler, the Razzie Awards chose an even easier target instead this time around by giving the Twilight franchise their own version of a proper sendoff. There’s not a whole lot one can say about these awards, since they’re mostly just for fun, but I...

  • Article
    Box Office Results (02.24.13)

    And the Oscars are done! With a few more awards, festivals, and competitions for awards, the scariest moments are, for the most part, over. For a full listing of 2013 Oscar winners, please check out the updated post. Internationally, ‘A Good Day To Die Hard‘ (Fox) sits comfortably on top in many...

  • General
    Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 2/24)

    Well it happened, ladies and gents! Ben Affleck’s mega-popular Argo “Crash“-ed its way to “Best Picture” victory. Just like Paul Haggis’ come-from-behind champion in 2006, Argo took home the very same wins in the very same categories (Picture, Screenplay, and Editing), in addition to being announced the winner by Jack Nicholson yet...

  • News
    2013 Oscar Winners As They’re Announced

    FULL REACTIONS COMING IN THE MORNING W/ 2014 PREDICTIONS GETTING UNDERWAY! Best Motion Picture – Argo Best Actor in a Leading Role – Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln Best Actress in a Leading Role – Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook Best Achievement in Directing – Ang Lee for Life of Pi Best...

  • General
    2013 Oscar LIVE Blog Begins!

    Talk with us about the Oscars until they’re over!!

  • News
    2013 Oscar Lineup for Tonight

    Via our great reader Jamie!!! Supporting Actor Animated Short Animated Feature Cinematography Visual Effects Costume Design Makeup & Hairstyling Live Action Short Documentary Feature Foreign Language Sound Mixing Sound Editing Supporting Actress Film Editing Production Design In Memoriam Original Score Original Song Adapted Screenplay Original Screenplay Lead Actress Lead Actor Director Picture...

  • Academy Idol
    Happy Oscar Day! – A Day Full of Excitement

    The day is finally here.  All the predictions, prognosticating, bitching, and moaning has led to this.  The Academy Awards begins at 8:00 pm Eastern time tonight with the Red Carpet beginning at 7:00 pm.  However, here we have a day full of great festivities for you to enjoy. First, if you haven’t...

  • Article
    Oscars 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Editor Clayton Davis)

    (The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known on the Oscar categories.  Each writer will reveal their choices everyday leading up to the Oscar ceremony.  Think you can do better?  Let your final thoughts...

  • Article
    Oscars 2013: Will Win/Should Win (Hamer)

    I knew this day would come, and it is with a sense of both excitement and sadness.  By the end of my long deployment, I will have earned the most difficult and significant achievement of my life – Surface Warfare Officer Qualification, and finally perform the mission that my ship and I...