Oscar Circuit: End of the First Quarter, Any Academy Award Contenders So Far?

April may bring the “fools,” but along with that comes brand new predictions for the Oscars. With the first quarter of 2017 officially in the books, we haven’t yet been inundated with contenders. But over the last few years, films like “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The LEGO Movie” and “Zootopia” showed themselves as forces early […]

OSCARS: Charlize Theron’s Multiple Producing Projects and the “Double Troubles”

Over the past few days, the WAY TOO EARLY Oscar Predictions for 2018 have been updated category by category. In case you missed it, the first guesses for PICTURE, DIRECTOR, LEAD ACTOR, LEAD ACTRESS, SUPPORTING ACTOR, and SUPPORTING ACTRESS have been unveiled. Commentary is included at the top of each category page. Speaking as a […]

OSCARS: Taking A Look at the 2017 Hopefuls for the Academy

We’re already moving to a new Oscar season. As proven by the shocking Oscar win for Barry Jenkins’ masterpiece “Moonlight” at this year’s Academy Awards, the demographic and tastes of AMPAS is changing. While there are still hindrances and biases against certain films and genres (like superhero films, comedy or sci-fi), we could see some […]

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Film Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Shines In Diversity But Missteps in Originality

Walt Disney Pictures continues its stride to have diversity and inclusion in their films that reflect our growing and changing world. There are elements where their latest adaptation of the animated classic “Beauty and the Beast” gets upgraded by stunning visuals, but mirrored with some carbon copy replicas of the Oscar-nominated original, it tends to […]

OSCARS 2017: Thoughts on the Historic Night with the Biggest Shocker in Academy History

The dust has settled considerably over the last few hours where one of the biggest shockers in the history of the Oscars unraveled right before our eyes.   Barry Jenkins’ urban masterpiece “Moonlight” bested out the long standing frontrunner “La La Land” by Damien Chazelle, in the Best Picture category. Today, the media will be […]

Academy Award Winners – ‘Moonlight’ Upsets ‘La La Land’

The Oscars have begun! Come join the conversation and check back for winners. Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Mahershala Ali for “Moonlight” Costume Design – “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Makeup and Hairstyling – “Suicide Squad” Documentary Feature – “O.J.: Made in America” Sound Editing – “Arrival” Sound […]

#Oscars2017 Anticipation – LIVE Blog, Message Boards, and Final Predictions for Academy Awards Contest

The Academy Awards are our Super Bowl.  The 89th Oscars are what we live for, and what we have been debating for 364 days.  Is the night really made for “La La Land” to sweep?  Was “Moonlight’s” sweep at the Independent Spirit Awards telling of support?  Can “Hidden Figures” late surging success at SAG and […]

Final Oscar Predictions – Will ‘La La Land’ Tie or Break the 11 Win Record on Sunday? #Oscars

ENTER OUR OSCARS CONTEST via our CIRCUIT CENTER HERE! The Academy Awards ballots were handed in this past Tuesday, Feb. 21. We have stewed on this for months now, looking for alternatives in different sectors of the film year. Everything has pointed to “La La Land,” with a few subtle hints along the way that […]

OSCARS 2017: A Peek at the Ballots #4 (Female Voter Over 40) – Adores ‘Fences’ and Denzel Washington

  Speaking with voters for the Academy Awards can offer some wonderous insight.  Speaking with an older female voter, who only agreed to share her major categories with me, along with very few tech choices, she ended up pouring her heart out about her feelings about “La La Land,” Damien Chazelle, and the powerhouse performances in […]

OSCARS 2017: A Peek at the Ballots #3 (Male Voter Over 40) – Loves ‘Hell or High Water’ and ‘Manchester’

As the Academy Awards get ready to unveil their winners this Sunday, Feb. 26., we take a peek inside the ballots of Oscar voters from different parts of the world.  The look at the ballot down below is from an older male voter.  To protect his identity, he asks to only include one sentence from each […]