Awards Circuit Book Nook for December 2014

Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William J. Mann The murder of William Desmond Taylor is one of Hollywood's legendary...

Ryan Gosling: The Past, The Present, and The Future

To those who have been dedicated followers of The Awards Circuit for a while now, it's no secret that Ryan Gosling is my favorite...

17 for ’17: The Top Films to See at the Toronto International Film Festival

Now that we've come down from the rarefied air of Telluride, it's time to head north for the Toronto International Film Festival. Known for...

Weekend Openings: 6/21/2013

With the end of civilization on the line, Brad Pitt explores a new career path in Marc Forster's high-budget blockbuster zombie picture World War...

2018 Oscar Circuit: Best Original Screenplay

The Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay honors the screenwriters who develop the best story, best dialogue, best concept without adapting it from another medium.  This...

Box Office Report: “The Martian” contends with “Gravity” for October record

(OCTOBER 2 - OCTOBER 4, 2015 estimates) The Martian (Opening) - $55,000,000 Hotel Transylvania 2 (Week 2) - $33,000,000 Sicario (Week 3) - $12,075,000 The Intern (Week 2)...

Weekend Openings: It’s a ‘Big Friendly’ return!

Welcome to the glorious relaunch of Weekend Openings! I'll be bringing this column back to life and presenting it to you every Friday. In...

‘American Idol’ Week 1 Wrap-Up: Top 5 Contestants to Watch from New York &...

  When it comes to reality television, American Idol is where my heart lies. As corny as that sounds, it is absolutely true. For ten...
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BEST OF 2016: The “Unconventional” Citations of the Year Part 1

Taking in the full year in cinema is quite a task. Considering the very best and worst of film can often correlate to personal...

OSCARS 2016: Will Win/Should Win (Karen Peterson)

Over the last couple of years, the Oscars have gotten increasingly tough to predict. And that just makes it so much more fun. This...

Six Spot: Best Actress in a Leading Role (2015)

Welcome back to Six Spot!  Click the link if you want to read back issues of Six Spot, but if you're new, the concept...

Top Mothers of Film and Television

Mothers, the backbone of many children's lives.  They protect, provide, and encourage many individuals to be the best person they can be.  Quick shout...

Top 10 Presidential Films

In case you're living under some sort of large rock, we here in the United States are having a big election rather shortly. Yes,...

Awards Speculation: History of the Oscar Reboot

Massive change is the consequence of horror. Such was the case on the morning of January 22, 2009. Moviegoers, critics and even Academy voters...

2017 Middleburg Film Festival: Preview for a Regional Oscar Launching Pad?

With the big kick-off festivals behind us (Telluride, TIFF, and NYFF), and more than a few weeks away from AFI Film Fest, the regional...

Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs of New York” – Ten Years Later

Has an entire decade passed since Martin Scorsese’s massive and flawed, and massively flawed Gangs of New York (2002) thundered onto screens for the...

Oscars: 10 Actors and Actresses Still Searching for their Second Nomination

Oscar week continues with a look at some of the best actors and actresses who are desperately seeking their second Oscar nomination after being...

Emmy Episode Analysis: Can the “O.J.” Men Steal a Supporting Actor Victory

It's hard to be a supporting actor sometimes. You have to wrestle away the spotlight from people with much more screen-time than you. There's...

Sci-Fi Fridays: 10 Films to Look Forward to in 2018

Science fiction is a genre that endures because its ambition coincides with cinema's neverending quest to reinvent the film experience. Each year, the genre...

Awards Circuit Book Nook – Entry #1

You might be asking, “Why the hell is Awards Circuit covering books?”  Our endless movie watching, prognosticating on the Oscars, and living life has...

Batman Below-the-Line

We have spent the past three weeks talking about the past films, the characters, the history of Batman on film and the superstars attached...

Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (4/17/2012)

This week, one of the absolute finest films of 2011 hits shelves, along with another well regarded release...plus, well...not much else to really get...

Circuit Considerations 2017: Sam Elliott in ‘The Hero’ for Best Actor

Oscar ballots were sent to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, or better known as the Academy members, on Friday, Jan. 5.  We’ll...

What a Lovely Day! — Warner Bros. going hard for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road?’

Warner Bros. has launched its 2015 FYC site!  While it's certainly a time for excitement for those of us wanting the Oscars to ride...

Uncovering ‘The Imposter’ with director Bart Layton!

It's hardly a spoiler to say that 'The Imposter' is a documentary where all is not as it seems. Just look at its tagline:...

Emmy Chatter: Drama Series, Pt. 2 – Lead Actor, Actress and Series Predictions!

This is Part 2 of the Drama Series chat. You can check out Part 1 where Joseph and I discussed the supporting actors here. Terence:...

Box Office Results (12.01.13)

Happy December to you all! Hope the turkey and family time was good on you. This week, 'Gravity' (WB) was the #1 selling film...

Awards Circuit’s Top 10 Breakthrough Performers of 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year! End of year lists are flooding the internet - from essential compilations like Kris Tapley's top 10...

You Know Stealing’s Usually Considered Wrong, Right?

Here we go again... I feel especially rotten making the lovely Jennifer Lawrence the final straw in a trend this year that has been bothering...

New Character Images for Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’

Here are a few new character images from Tim Burton's upcoming black & white animated film, Frankenweenie. From creative genius Tim Burton (Alice in...

2014 Oscar Predictions – Is ‘Stories We Tell’ Our First Best Picture Contender?

Raves continue to pour in for Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell, the documentary about the family origins of writer/director Polley's life.  Standing sturdy at...

Chatting with the cast of ‘Bachelorette’!

Early last week I was lucky enough to be invited to another visit to one of the more upscale hotels in New York City...

Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (1/01/2013)

This week, we launch 2013 with a small group of Blu-Ray/DVD releases, but among them is one of the best films of last year....

Top 10 Greatest Performances of All Time (Sam Coffey)

Assembling a list like this is…daunting…impossible…embarrassing…satisfying. When Clayton tasked we Staff Writers with this assignment, my Top 6 performances immediately made my list—the order,...

Weekend Openings: The End of 2016

This week, 2016 comes to a close with a final handful of Oscar hopefuls vying for your attention. They are among the last titles,...