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Angelina Jolie’s ‘By the Sea’ Sets Fall 2015 Release Date

I know that there are a few on staff here at The Awards Circuit who are super excited for By the Sea, which will represent Angelina Jolie‘s next film as director....

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Awards Profile: By The Sea

Welcome to the 2015 Awards Profiles series. For the next two months, every day (except for Saturday), we will bring you a run down of a future 2015 film that we see as a...

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2016 Oscars: A Year for Minority Directors on the Horizon?

The Oscar Predictions overhaul continues this month and next on the docket is Best Achievement in Directing.   With Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu snagging the trophy for...

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Top 40 Anticipated Women-Centric Films of 2015 (Part II)

Women in Cinema: Welcome back to the second installment of the 40 Women-Centric films of 2015, if you missed Part 1, click here. Again, this is in no particular order...

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SAM #5: Best Director and its precursors

Welcome to Stat Awards Monday (or, S.A.M., for short). In this new awards season weekly column for Awards Circuit, I—Sam—will be guiding an investigation of...

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Oscars: Why ‘Unbroken’ Is NOT Out of the Race Just Yet

We read reviews from various outlets to seek out an Oscar contender.  When a film is panned, dragged through the mud, or even just receive standard reception, we take...

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Oscars Circuit: Golden Globes Analysis, Ava DuVernay, and Predictions Updated

The Golden Globes unveiled their nominees on Wednesday with “Birdman” leading the way in nominations.  When it comes time for Oscar nominations morning, I...

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SAM #4: Actresses Turned Producers & Best Picture

Welcome to Stat Awards Monday (or, S.A.M., for short). In this new awards season weekly column for Awards Circuit, I—Sam—will be guiding an investigation of...

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Film Review: Unbroken (★★★½)

There are so many things to admire when looking upon Angelina Jolie‘s English language directorial debut.  “Unbroken” checks most of the boxes of a...

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Could the Academy Nominate Two Women Directors this Year?

Women in Cinema: The Academy has the opportunity to do the unthinkable this year: nominate two women directors in the Best Director category. Even in a year when...

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Oscar Circuit: The Coming of ‘Selma’ and the Little Guys

The coming of Ava DuVernay‘s “Selma” has offered a needed shake up in the Best Picture race.  With Paramount Pictures likely initially feeling that...

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New Trailer, Posters & Social Movement from Angelina Jolie’s UNBROKEN Drop!

We have a set of new posters and a trailer for Angelina Jolie‘s hotly anticipated “Unbroken” with Jack O’Connell.  On paper, this is our Oscar...

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Disney’s Maleficent Arrives On Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD & On-Demand Nov. 4, 2014!

BURBANK, Calif. August 1, 2014— Disney’s most iconic villain “MALEFICENT” comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014.  Starring Academy Award®-winning...

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Oscar Circuit: When People Stop Being Polite, and Start Getting Real

It’s always a good time for an Oscar Predictions update, especially in the thick of a festival.  NYFF is about to drop the bomb with Paul Thomas Anderson’s...

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Are There Legitimate Musical/Comedy Contenders for the Golden Globes?

The 2014 Musical/Comedy races at the Golden Globes look bleak. After one of the best Musical/Comedy fields in memory in 2014, it looks like we’re back to a crop of...

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OSCARS or NOT: Top 50 Films You Need to See for the Fall

This week we have the official kick off to awards season with the Telluride Film Festival starting for critics everywhere.  Films will be “secretly”...

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 109: Bad Movies Make Money, Unexpecting Selma, and Supporting Stars

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. Lots of things on the...

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‘Maleficent’ Coming to Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand November 4th!

Read the Press Release: BURBANK, Calif. August 1, 2014— Disney’s most iconic villain “MALEFICENT” comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014.  Starring...

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Check Out Jack O’Connell’s Bloody Eye in the Poster for ‘Unbroken’ by Angelina Jolie

UPDATE: Neither are official posters. They are from DeviantArt. Pity. http://myrmorko.deviantart.com/gallery/ I was watching some trailers on Hulu Plus and noticed the...

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Angelina Jolie will write, direct, and co-star with Brad Pitt in ‘By the Sea’

Remember when it was being floated around town that Angelina Jolie was planning to work with hubby Brad Pitt on her next outing as a filmmaker? Well, it seems like...

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Brand New Trailer for Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’

Aside from that Olympics centric Trailer from a little while ago, we haven’t seen too much of Angelina Jolie‘s awards hopeful Unbroken. Well, today we have a...

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OSCARS: Lead vs. Supporting as the Awards Festival Circuit Nears

We don’t spend a lot of time on rumors here on the Awards Circuit but when it’s a juicy tidbit, even if it turns out not to be true, I’m excited to...

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Community Reactions: What did you think of ‘Maleficent’?

Directed by: Robert Stromberg Written by: Linda Woolverton (written by), Charles Perrault (based from the story “La Belle au bois dormant” by), Jacob and...

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Maleficent (★★★)

Disney’s latest reimagining of a classic fairy tale is surprisingly affecting and deeply involving. Maleficent, starring the great Angelina Jolie, viciously rips your...

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Maleficent (★★)

Boy is this ever good money thrown after meh. Visually lush for the most part but narratively boring, Maleficent is probably the least interesting way to spin the...