Circuit Breaker Episode 48: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ ‘Baby Driver,’ and Oscar Check

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Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, and Karen Peterson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and submit your comments and questions at the bottom of the episode.

On the agenda:

  • The first wave of reviews have dropped by “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and we’re talking the highs and lows.  All, without spoilers.  Did Tom Holland live up to the hype?  Where does it rank among the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
  • “Baby Driver” opened wider and we talk about its successes and where it could rank among the year’s best.
  • The first half of the year is officially over.  What films have stood out from the first half and what films are we looking forward to for the rest of the year?

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  • Joey Magidson

    Enjoy!

  • Luke McGowan

    Next week!
    Weakest Lead Actress lineup since 2000.

    Honestly I think 2015 is okay at best. It was so barren Lawrence actually made it for Joy, I’m not a fan of Rampling, Larson is a thin lead, and Blanchett wasn’t as good as Mara. Ronan saves it.

  • Jeff Marshall

    I have a possible question for next week. If actors were allowed multiple nominations in the same category in a given year, can you think of a year in which an actor would have scored two nominations? (e.g. Keaton – Annie Hall/Looking for Mr. Goodbar; Streep – Out of Africa/Plenty; Day-Lewis – In the Name of the Father/Age of Innocence)

  • Kevin

    Cinephile Showdown:

    Empire Strikes Back or Godfather: Part 2
    United 93 or Zero Dark 30
    Minority Report or Collateral
    Finding Nemo or Toy Story 2
    Wonder Woman or The Dark Knight Rises
    Matthew McConaughey: Dallas Buyers Club or Interstellar
    Tom Cruise: A Few Good Men or Rain Man
    Tom Hanks: Big or Saving Private Ryan

  • Ryan

    Circuit Breaker Question:

    What film that seems to be loved pretty much only by the Oscars, do you think will be recognized as a classic down the line? (a la Citizen Kane, The Shawshank Redemption, It’s a Wonderful Life)

  • Mike

    Choose the Gold

    2006 Best Actor:
    Forest Whitaker: The Last King of Scotland
    Leonardo DiCaprio: Blood Diamond
    Ryan Gosling: Half Nelson
    Will Smith: The Pursuit of Happyness
    Peter O’Toole: Venus

    Question:
    What actors or actresses with zero Oscar nominations does it bother you the most that they don’t have one, and how many would you give them if it was up to you?

  • RaulSGama

    Circuit Breaker Question:

    Has an oscar win ever had a bad effect on someon’s career?

    Ex: If Jennifer Lawrence had won over Lupita or Redmayne had won over Dicaprio, i belive it would have a negative effect for them, has something similar ever happened?