Denver Film Critics Society Nominations: Doubling Down on the Aaron Taylor-Johnson Surge

The Denver Film Critics weighed in with their nominations with some surprising citations along the way. Their notables were in Supporting Actor where they have doubled down on the sudden surge for Aaron Taylor-Johnson in “Nocturnal Animals,” but he also came alongside Timothy Spall from “Denial” and John Goodman from “10 Cloverfield Lane.” Check out […]

2017 Awards Circuit In Line Series: 25 Actors for an Oscar Nomination

Welcome to the official 2017 AWARDS CIRCUIT IN LINE SERIES! The Academy Awards get tons of flack for not rewarding actors and actresses in the prime of their careers. It often boils down to poor timing, but sometimes the Academy’s choices are downright baffling. Here at Awards Circuit, we will begin an annual tradition called […]

Circuit Tech: Horror’s Best Shot at the Oscars this Year

We’re now a little more than halfway through the film year, and the fact remains that despite an influx of well-received horror films, little headway is going to be made to rid the Academy of its bias against said genre. However, that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. No longer is the genre considered amateurish, […]

Circuit Tech: 2016 Genre Films that Deserve “Best Picture” Heat

The term “genre” has long since abandoned its general definition in the industry, and is now primarily used to classify films falling outside your typical human drama or comedy. As we all know, such films rarely resonate with an elite Academy that has all the power when it comes to anointing the “best” of cinema in […]

’10 CLOVERFIELD LANE’ comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack June 14th and Digital HD May 31st

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – Acclaimed producer J.J. Abrams and up-and-coming director Dan Trachtenberg deliver a new masterpiece that critics are calling “riveting, gripping and loaded with tension” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”) when 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand June 14, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The film arrives two […]

Box Office Report: “Batman v Superman” plummets on second weekend but remains unchallenged for #1

(APRIL 1 – APRIL 3, 2016 estimates) Last Weekend Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Week 2) – $52,385,000 Zootopia (Week 5) – $20,000,000 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (Week 2) – $11,130,000 God’s Not Dead 2 (Opening) – $8,104,321 Miracles From Heaven (Week 3) – $7,550,000 Allegiant (Week 3) – $5,725,000 10 Cloverfield Lane (Week 4) – $4,750,000 Meet the […]

Box Office Report: “Batman v Superman” rises above critical blows as it demolishes March records

(MARCH 25 – MARCH 27, 2016 estimates) Last Weekend Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Opening) – $170,100,000 Zootopia (Week 4) – $23,138,000 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (Opening) – $18,120,000 Miracles From Heaven (Week 2) – $9,500,00 Allegiant (Week 2) – $9,500,000 10 Cloverfield Lane (Week 3) – $6,000,000 Deadpool (Week 7) – […]

Box Office Report: “Zootopia” fends off “Allegiant” on its third weekend crossing $200M

(MARCH 18 – MARCH 20, 2016 estimates) Last Weekend Zootopia (Week 3) – $38,042,000 Allegiant (Opening) – $29,050,000 Miracles From Heaven (Opening) – $15,000,000 10 Cloverfield Lane (Week 2) – $12,500,000 Deadpool (Week 6) – $8,000,000 London Has Fallen (Week 3) – $6,894,000 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Week 3) – $2,805,000 The Perfect Match (Week 2) […]

Box Office Report: “10 Cloverfield Lane” reaps benefits of brand association, grim prospects for “Grimsby”

(MARCH 11 – MARCH 13, 2016 estimates) Last Weekend Zootopia (Week 2) – $50,000,000 10 Cloverfield Lane (Opening) – $25,200,000 Deadpool (Week 5) – $10,800,000 London Has Fallen (Week 2) – $10,668,000 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Week 2) – $4,600,000 The Perfect Match (Opening) – $4,150,000 The Young Messiah (Opening) – $3,404,000 The Brothers Grimsy (Opening) […]

Film Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane (★★★½)

With the 24/7 media blitz that is Hollywood, the fact anyone can make a secret movie and release it with zero advance knowledge is remarkable. But, then again, what do you expect when you have J.J. Abrams – master of the “puzzle box” theory of filmmaking – involved in some capacity? Described as a “blood […]