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    Before Midnight (★★★★)

    TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off last Thursday with Pre-Festival screenings giving press and...

  • Article
    WonderCon: Warner Bros. previews The Conjuring and Pacific Rim

    With a slate that includes The Hangover Part 3, Man of Steel, The Great Gatsby, The Conjuring and 300: Rise of an Empire, Warner Bros is set to have a really big summer. They took the time to stop by WonderCon and share footage from two of those films, The Conjuring and...

  • News
    Circuit Madness Sweet 16 Round Results

    Voting has already begun for the Elite 8, so be sure to vote today and tomorrow so that your favorites advance to the Final 4. You already know the winners for the Sweet 16 round, but here are the final numbers (percentage-wise) for voting that round so that you can see how...

  • Community
    Circuit Madness Final 8 is Open!

    The search for the “Best” Best Picture Winner of all-time. Download the Bracket HERE>>>Oscar_Madness_Full_16 The final eight films are competing in some of the best matchups that could have been possible.  VOTE HERE. Check out the matchups down below: Casablanca -vs.- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest The Godfather -vs.- Amadeus Schindler’s...

  • Around the Circuit
    Around the Circuit: March 23rd – March 29th

      Link(s) of the week: The big news of the week centered around the March 2 2014 date for the 86th Academy Awards. Pete Hammond at Deadline gives his analysis on why the date was pushed back rather than moved forward.

  • Trailer/Clips
    Trailer and Poster for Colin Firth’s New Film ‘Arthur Newman’

    Academy Award winner Colin Firth and Emily Blunt star in Arthur Newman, a heartwarming tale of a middle-aged man (Firth) starting over after a difficult divorce, whose plans are derailed by a woman (Blunt) struggling to leave her own past behind. The screenplay is by Academy Award nominee Becky Johnston (Seven Years in...

  • Article
    Some “Passed Over” Films from 2012

    With earlier this week marking the start of Passover for 2013, I wanted to tie in one of my favorite family holidays (I’m not a fan of the religious aspect, but I do love the food assorted shenanigans with people I only see once a year) and one of my favorite things...

  • Weekend Openings
    Weekend Openings: 3/29/2013

      Nearly four months into the year and we finally have an (prematurely timed) awards contender, in the mix with Derek Cianfrance’s dramatic masterpiece in The Place Beyond the Pines.  After deeply moving with Blue Valentine (2010), Ryan Gosling teams up with Cianfrance again to follow-up with another heavy performance, proving what...

  • News
    Will We See Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ This Year?

    The synopsis for Wes Anderson’s (Moonrise Kingdom) latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, has been unveiled, increasing speculation that the quirky director’s new movie might hit theaters in 2013 after all. Fox Searchlight has acquired worldwide distribution rights, with rumors swirling for a late 2013 release. Anderson’s films almost always include the most...

  • Poster
    First Look: Disney’s ‘Planes’ Poster

    Planes, Disney’s latest action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure, tells the story of Dusty (voiced by Dane Cook) a plane who dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. Dusty is apparently not built for speed, however, and has a fear of heights, so there are some obstacles for him to overcome in order to pursue his dream....

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    First Trailer for Richard Linklater’s ‘Before Midnight’

    Sony Pictures Classics has released the first trailer for Richard Linklater’s third film in the Before series. Before Midnight reunites Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) nine years since their last encounter (Before Sunset), and eighteen years since their first (Before Sunrise). The film opens May 24, and you can read...

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    Circuit 3: Quentin Tarantino

    Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born on March 27, 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tarantino is known best for his non-linear story-lines and excessive on-screen violence. His first completed feature film, Reservoir Dogs (1992), screened at the Sundance Film Festival and received immediate praise. The critics followed suit in their admiration of the film and its director....

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    ‘The English Teacher’ Gets a Poster – FINALLY Coming to Theaters

    We all love and root for Julianne Moore to finally win her inevitable Oscar, but no one has supported her chances for The English Teacher anywhere near as much as our very own editor, Clayton Davis. For the last few years he has anxiously awaited the release of this film, and now, finally,...

  • Award Profile
    Awards Profile: Foxcatcher

    Directed By: Bennett Miller Written By: E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman Cast: Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave Synopsis: Foxcatcher tells the story about how John du Pont suffered paranoid schizophrenia and killed Olympic wrestler David Shultz in 1997. Why it Could Succeed: The story of John du...

  • Article
    American Idol Season 12 – Top 8 (Detroit Theme) Recap

    The Top 8 American Idol hopefuls took the stage tonight taking on the music of Detroit with Motown legend Smokey Robinson in tow to guide them through the process.  This theme and genre has been done countless times on American Idol and hopefully Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe is getting wind of that...

  • Award Profile
    Awards Profile: Her

    Directed By: Spike Jonze Written By: Spike Jonze Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, Samantha Morton, Sam Jaeger, Luka Jones, Katherine Boecher Synopsis (From IMDB): A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly-purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need. Why It Could Succeed: After directing...

  • Trailer/Clips
    Full Trailer for ‘The Wolverine’

    It’s going to be a summer full of super heroes (again), with Marvel’s Iron Man 3 and Warner Brothers’ Man of Steel looming as enormous box office giants. Twentieth Century Fox hopes to be in on the action as well, with their stand alone story of The Wolverine. Hugh Jackman reprises his role as...

  • News
    BAFTA Announces Ceremony Date – Still Prior to Oscar

    The British Academy has pushed their awards schedule back a week, announcing February 16, 2014 as the date for the 67th BAFTA awards ceremony. This keeps the British version of the Oscars in front of the Academy Awards ceremony after AMPAS’ recent decision to move the Oscars to March 2 in an effort to...

  • Film Reviews
    The Place Beyond the Pines (****)

    There’s something almost mythical about the story being told in The Place Beyond the Pines, Derek Cianfrance’s absolutely brilliant follow-up to his award-winning drama Blue Valentine (2010). Both traditional and unique in its nature, Cianfrance has crafted something just as strong as last time out while focusing on a different subject and...

  • Television
    The Voice Recap: Blind Auditions Part 2

    Wow…that was good, real good. Last night’s blind audition episode of The Voice was perfect from top to bottom. Shakira was more comfortable and gave specific, outstanding feedback that demonstrated her commitment to the show and its new flock of contestants. As for Usher, what can I say? The man’s disposition is as...

  • Film Reviews
    Wrong (**½)

    I think it goes without saying that multi-hyphenate filmmaker Quentin Dupieux is one weird dude. Known for his cult film ‘Rubber’ from a few years ago (yes, the one about the killer tire), Dupieux is back with a new movie called Wrong, and the title fits rather nicely if I do say...

  • Television
    Dancing with the Stars: Week 2 Results

    On Dancing with the Stars first elimination, reality star Lisa Vanderpump and boxing champion Victor Ortiz found themselves in the bottom two. Which star is the first to go home? Dorothy Hamill? Yes, you heard right, Olympic skater Dorothy Hamill has chosen to leave the show due to an injury. After being...

  • News
    Get a Glimpse of the Battle Room in New ‘Ender’s Game’ Teaser Poster

    The adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s beloved sci-fi classic, Ender’s Game, is one of the year’s most quietly anticipated releases.  A newly released teaser poster features Ender poised and ready for his strategic training in the Battle Room.  Along with the poster (see below) is an updated synopsis as follows:

  • Community
    Circuit Madness Sweet 16 Open!

    The battle continues.  We’re down to the heavy hitters and we have some really fantastic match-ups going on like: Casablanca vs. The Bridge on the River Kwai One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest vs. Lawrence of Arabia The Godfather vs. All About Eve Amadeus vs. The Godfather Part 2 Schindler’s List vs....

  • Award Profile
    Awards Profile: Inside Llewyn Davis

    Directed By: Joel and Ethan Coen Written By: Joel and Ethan Coen Cast: Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, and F. Murray Abraham Synopsis: A singer-songwriter navigates New York’s folk music scene during the 1960s.