Community: What are your favorite Horror movie franchises?

With “The Conjuring 2” behind us and “The Purge: Election Year” releasing this week, this summer has already been host to a pair of horror franchises. While the summer is an unusual place to drop scary movies, each franchise has earned its box office cred. With franchise fever on the brain, we want to know […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Movies with Killer A.I.

We live in an age where there’s a new device, invention or thing created to make life on this planet easier, better and more comfortable. Artificial intelligence is something we’ve come to expect from our machines and it does indeed have a net positive on our lives. However, like all good things too much can […]


Women in Cinema: “The world is round, people.”

Women in Cinema: While everyone has been raving, and deservedly so, about Lupita Nyong’o‘s Oscar speech, there was another that had me shouting an enthusiastic “Yes!” at my television screen. It was when Cate Blanchett won Best Actress for her flawless work in Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen’s latest female-centric film about a woman in crisis, […]


Circuit 3: Science Fiction Films

As the odds grow stronger and stronger that Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity might become our first Science Fiction film to win Best Picture (though some, including myself, would argue it is not a genuine sci-fi flick), it seems an appropriate time to discuss the greatest sci-fi films of all time. Sci-fi is right up there with Film Noir as […]


Women in Cinema: The Future for Men Only

How long can information stay relevant before we move on to the next thing?  I ask because seeing as how it’s Friday, my topic may no longer be relevant.  Sci-fi fans waited with bated breath to hear the announcement of the new Doctor, the title character of BBC’s long-running series Doctor Who.  We all know […]

Circuit 3: Sir Ridley Scott

On Friday, November 30th, Sir Ridley Scott turns 75 years old. While he might be best known for his achievements in science fiction cinema, Scott’s films range extensively in backdrop and eras. Born in the town of South Shields, England, Scott would eventually study at the Royal College of Art and go on to work […]

31 Days of Horror: Terrible Tuesday Way to Die (The Worst Death Ever)

Ah, the final installment of this part of 31 Days of Horror is upon us here at The Awards Circuit. For this last time around, why beat around the bush? I’m going with what I feel is the greatest death scene in film…the infamous chestbursting scene from ‘Alien‘. It’s certainly a classic, so just sit […]

Circuit 3: Movie Aliens

  Last week, we continued the 31 Days of Horror theme by listing our favorite Movie Monsters in our Circuit 3 post. This week we will be ranking our favorite Movie Aliens. We talked a little about the difference between a Monster (Frankenstein) and an Alien (Predator) last week, but the basic difference is that […]

Circuit 3: Movie Monsters

As you’ve seen in other posts, The Awards Circuit is getting in the spirit of Halloween by dedicating many of our series to horror movies, and so for the month of October, Circuit 3 will take part by ranking certain aspects from the genre. We are going to start with listing our three favorite/best movie Monsters in […]

Prometheus (***)

For about a 4-5 year span, Ridley Scott ruled the movie world.  Arriving amidst a post-George Lucas and Star Wars science fiction fervor, Scott brought unpredictability, horror, intensity, and edginess to the science-fiction world with 1979’s iconic Alien.  Scott likewise defined much of the look and structure of a great number of post-apocalyptic cinema for […]