Box Office Recap: Summer 2011

As the calendar turns to September, the fall movie season brings forth its annual treasure trove of highly anticipated Oscar hopefuls and prestige pictures;...

Sizing Up the Best Picture Field

An annual tradition for me here at The Awards Circuit is to make an early grouping of the hopefuls for Best Picture, categorizing them...

Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (9/6/11)

Apologies for the delay in this article going up on the site, but as you can see...we've been busy.  Still, the DVD column waits...

Cinematic Blind Spots

Let’s face it, we all have movies that it’s assumed we’ve seen but we actually have not.  For someone in my position, it’s a...

Ben Affleck…Better than Eastwood?

I’ve always liked Ben Affleck more than most.  I’ve never had a problem with his acting (more his choice of roles once he got famous),...

Best Picture Changes…A Mistake?

By now, I'm sure everyone is aware that the Academy has voted to change their rules again, notably regarding Best Picture.  Not that anyone has...

The Highlights and Lowlights of the 1st Half of 2011

It’s an annual tradition for me at The Awards Circuit...sizing up what the first 6 months of the year were like in film.  For...

10 Great Movie Trailers

I don’t know about you, but I’m a real lover of movie trailers.  There’s something about getting a 1-3 minute glimpse ata film you’ve...

WHO WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN

As is always the case here at The Awards Circuit, we bring to you our picks for how the Oscars will go, along with...

Sayonara, Summer!

The Big Boys By Robert Hamer And so the summer flies by, and we Oscar prognosticators can steel ourselves for the “real” contenders to roll out...

The Most “Taxing” People in Film Today

Most Americans have had to start last Friday going through an ungodly amount of paperwork, W-2 forms, and financial documents (if not just pay...

On Racism and The Help

  There isn’t much that I can say about Tate Taylor’s hit social message drama The Help from a pure critical standpoint that hasn’t already...

Top Ten Patriotic Films

To commemorate the 235th Independence Day of the United States, I decided to celebrate the films that have done the most to invoke feelings...

The Folly of Source Loyalty

It must be hell to adapt a comic book superhero franchise into a movie.  It’s not enough that they are attempting to create a...

Top Ten Funniest Female Performances of All Time

It’s no secret by now that I am very excited for Bridesmaids.  Not just because of its great reviews or my not-so-secret crush on...

Cannes Post-Mortem

So the most prestigious film festival in the world is over, the prizes have been handed out, and all of the pundits are abuzz...

Michael Fassbender: A Star Is Born

 This weekend is the release of X-Men: First Class, a prequel of sorts to the original X-Men trilogy most of us grew up with...

The Curious Case of Michael Bay

Another summer, another Michael Bay movie.  Or perhaps vice versa is more appropriate?  After all, he appears to have marketed himself successfully as the...

TV Review: Mildred Pierce (***)

So now the five-part Mildred Pierce saga is over, and after its utterly fantastic conclusion had settled for me, I have to admit a...

Don’t Be Fooled

I’m guessing – based on its box office take – that at least some of you saw The Hangover: Part II.  Which means that...

The Summer and the Oscars

Ah, summer.  The season when school is out, sun tan is in, and cinephiles like us can look forward to massive studio-produced blockbusters that...

Kicking Ass for Christ

A strange feeling rose up in me while I was watching the latest trailer for Priest.  No, it was not the feeling that this...

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