Marvel’s Squirrel Girl and ‘New Warriors’ Given Straight-to-Series Order at Freeform

Marvel’s  “New Warriors” is coming to living rooms everywhere! Freeform gave the show a straight-to-series order for sometime in 2018, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series will be Marvel’s first 30-minute live-action comedy, and will feature 10 episodes initially. Marvel has said the show will follow “six young people with powers living and working together,” and aims to […]

Top 10: Best Performances from a ‘Twilight’ Alum

Few film franchises have endured more ire than the “Twilight” franchise. The first film was produced for a relatively small budget from Summit Entertainment in 2008. While met with middling reviews, it became a massive surprise hit amongst the younger crowds. From there, the sequels skyrocketed in box office, but took a nosedive in quality. […]

Film Review: In ‘Table 19,’ Russell, Kendrick and an Adept Ensemble Add to the Duplass Brothers’ Nonpareil Filmographies

“Table 19“ is further proof that the Duplass brothers can do no wrong. Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass have consistently consummated what very few filmmakers have been able to do in their careers: they have complete creative control over all of their projects. They have joined independent royalty along the likes of Richard Linklater, Quentin Tarantino and […]

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BEST OF 2016: The Unconventional Citations of the Year Part 2

We’re moving right along with the “BEST OF 2016,” naming the unconventional attractions that graced that are worth talking about.  Yesterday, I dabbed into some of the overlooked and underrated gems of the year. This time, it’s good to get into some unconventional specifics.  When MTV was at its prime, recognizing both music and movies, […]

2017 Awards Circuit In Line Series: 25 Actresses for an Oscar Win

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 […]

Film Review: ‘The Hollars’ Reminds Us Why We Go to the Movies in the First Place

In a theatrical landscape littered with roles shamelessly written for statue-seekers, multiple comic book universes, and controversial subject matter intended to rile audiences into a social media frenzy, it is refreshing to finally see a film that reminds you why we go to the movies in the first place. At the core, we watch movies to feel. […]

WATCH: Latest Trailer for ‘The Accountant’ Gives Look Into Ben Affleck’s Character

  Ben Affleck plays an accountant in his latest film, the aptly titled “The Accountant.” The newest trailer for the film, which was released today, gives a better look at Affleck’s complicated character. In the film, Affleck plays Christian Wolff, a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a […]

WATCH: First Trailer for ‘The Accountant’ Is a Dark Mystery with Ben Affleck

As Ben Affleck took on the Caped Crusader this year with “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” his next venture will teaming up with Gavin O’Connor on his latest effort “The Accountant.”  Also starring Academy Award nominees Anna Kendrick, John Lithgow, Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons, and Emmy winner Jeffrey Tambor, “The Accountant” tells the story of […]

Film Review: Get a Job (★★★)

The trend of long delayed films turning out to be unnecessarily shelved continues with Get a Job. Now, this comedy isn’t a lost masterpiece like Margaret or anything of the sort, but it is an entertaining comedy that manages to remain just as relevant as it would have been, had it made its original 2012 […]

Film Review: Digging for Fire (★★★)

There’s something really pleasurable about watching a new act in a filmmaker’s career. With his new movie Digging for Fire, multi-hyphante Joe Swanberg has fully emerged from his mumblecore beginnings and become an incredibly nimble writer and director. His early works like Hannah Takes the Stairs or Nights and Weekends established his simple aesthetic, but it’s […]

Film Review: Pitch Perfect 2 (★★★)

I’ll admit it…I was one of the few not to be particularly charmed by Pitch Perfect. It wasn’t bad, sure, but nothing special at all. Pitch Perfect 2, however, somehow managed to win me over. Far from perfect (no pun intended), this sequel manages to make the music even catchier, even if the comedy is […]

Film Review: The Last Five Years (★★★)

One of the simplest musicals in the past few years, The Last Five Years also manages to be one of the most effective. This isn’t a particularly great musical in comparison to others we’ve seen lately, but it’s solid and features a lovely turn from Anna Kendrick. She easily outdoes her work in Into the […]

Anna Kendrick to Perform at the Oscars®

LOS ANGELES, CA—Actress and singer Anna Kendrick will make a special appearance at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. “Out of the woods and on to the Oscar stage, Anna will be performing […]

Film Review: The Voices (★★½)

If ever there happened to be a talented actor who should make it his business to stay away from big budget action films, it’s Ryan Reynolds. Despite his good looks and skills in the genre, he just can’t seem to stay away from a disaster. For my money, he’s far better utilized in comedies (even […]

Film Review: Cake (★★★)

Every once in a while, and admittedly not often enough, an actor or actress opens your eyes to talents you weren’t aware they inhabited.  Over the past few decades, I think of performers like Charlize Theron in “Monster” or Halle Berry in “Monster’s Ball” as prime examples.  Joining the elite list is the beautiful and […]

Film Review: Into the Woods (★★★)

Slick, lavish, and imaginatively vibrant, Rob Marshall‘s newest musical adaptation “Into the Woods” hits most of the notes as a thoroughly entertaining experience of the holiday season.  Assembling one the year’s finest casts, Marshall brings his ability to bring each actor to their utmost potential, while keeping composer Stephen Sondheim‘s brilliance intact.  In the end however, […]

‘Into the Woods’ Lands On Oscar’s Doorstep, Will They Bite?

At the Directors Guild Theater in New York City, the first official set of voting members, critics, and more set their eyes on Rob Marshall’s newest musical adaptation “Into the Woods” from Walt Disney Pictures.  Simultaneously screened in Los Angeles, and later a Q & A streamed on Yahoo! with stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James […]

Tune In for the LIVESTREAM Q&A with the Cast and Filmmakers from ‘Into the Woods’

Tune-In tonight, November 22nd at 9:30pm EST to a livestream Q&A with the cast and filmmakers of Disney’s INTO THE WOODS on Yahoo! Movies, including a first-look at an exclusive featurette from the film. The Q&A will include the film’s stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, […]

Watch the Brand New Trailer for Walt Disney’s ‘Into the Woods’

Just a few hours after Walt Disney Pictures released a barrage of character posters for Rob Marshall’s “Into the Woods,” we are given a new trailer to boot. Check it out down below with the film’s details. Check out the latest Oscar Predictions including Best Picture see where “Into the Woods” ranks! Like us on […]

New INTO THE WOODS Featurette (with singing!)

Finally, the loud contingent with soured faces can relax their facial muscles: Disney is advertising singing in their upcoming awards vehicle, Into the Woods.  And might I add, the singing sounds great.  We hear bits of Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, James Corden, and others singing the Act 1 masterpiece, “I Wish.”  Of most delight, we get […]

Meryl Streep Going Supporting for ‘Into the Woods’, Corden and Blunt Going LEAD

I’ve known this for a couple of weeks but haven’t been able to share.  If you pay attention to my constant Oscar Prediction updates, I updated the “secret” over the past few updates. This is “unofficial word” but Meryl Streep is said to be campaigned in Supporting Actress for “Into the Woods” with Emily Blunt and […]

STUDIO CIRCUIT: Walt Disney Pictures Going ‘Big’ with ‘Woods’

Last year, Walt Disney Pictures had a slate with a ton of potential. A biopic about their titular founder based off one of the most successful and beloved movie musicals of all time. A billion dollar animated musical phenomenon. A Pixar movie. And a movie with production design by Robert Stromberg. Oh, and The Lone […]

New ‘Into the Woods’ Poster!

Today, Disney unleashed the first poster for their highly anticipated film adaptation of the Tony-winning Stephen Sondeim musical, Into the Woods.  Just yesterday, our fearless leader wrote a rundown of the film, specifically focusing on the curious silence re: the category placement of the film’s performers. The murkiest of category placements is The Witch.  Many will […]

FYO (For Your Oscars) – ‘Into the Woods’ Category Placements Still Undecided

It’s been such a conversation piece over the past few months about where the ladies of Rob Marshall‘s highly anticipated Into the Woods will be campaigned.  Starring three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Oscar-nominee Anna Kendrick, along with James Corden, Chris Pine, and Johnny Depp, the Oscar pundits on the awards beat have […]

2015 OSCARS: Films Move Out, Some Move In, First Look at Foreign Language

2015 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: The Toronto Film Festival ventures on.  Films like “The Judge” have fell by the wayside and some have mixed reviews but still may have some legs like “Men, Women & Children.”  Other films like “St. Vincent” were very well received for contenders like Bill Murray, and now Melissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts. […]

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 questionable inclusions and non-Oscar contenders. Below, I analyze Musical/Comedy contenders and pretenders for the Best Picture – Musical/Comedy, along with Best Actor and Best Actress […]

Oscars 2014: New Faces, Few Spaces

OSCAR CIRCUIT: A few changes have occurred in the 2014 Oscar Predictions.  Rumors of Saul Dibb‘s Suite Francaise, Todd Haynes’ Carol, and Justin Kurzel‘s MacBeth moving to 2015 have floated around so I jumped the gun and removed them from the predictions.  Sadly on the surface, with those three big films moving, I’m beginning to […]

Check out the First Photos from ‘Into the Woods’

One of the most intriguing films in this season’s awards race is Into the Woods. The big budget musical with its seemingly awards friendly cast and definitely awards friendly technical team has gotten a ton of ink from bloggers and critics alike. Not all of that has been positive however, from Sondheim’s comments about the […]

Happy Christmas (★★★)

It’s terrific to see filmmakers evolve in front of your eyes, especially as you see their filmmaking abilities and keen sense of moments expand from movie to movie.  In Joe Swanberg‘s Happy Christmas starring Academy Award nominee Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Lena Dunham, as well as himself, he manages to capture the feel of the […]