WATCH: First trailer for ‘Logan Lucky’ from Steven Soderbergh

The trailer for Steven Soderbergh‘s new comedy heist film, “Logan Lucky” is here. “Logan Lucky” is the tale of two brothers who attempt to pull off a heist at a at the Coca Cola 600 race in Charlotte, North Carolina. The brothers put together This is the first collaboration for Channing Tatum and Adam Driver, […]

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CHECK OUT: First Look Images of ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’

The first look images for “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” dropped today courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. The new images, which can be viewed below, show series newcomers Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges and Halle Berry in character. Taron Egerton‘s Eggsy is also shown looking dapper in an orange tuxedo. The first film, “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” was […]

Director of X-Men Spinoff ‘Gambit’ Leaves Project

  “X-Men” spinoff “Gambit” is going through yet another round of changes. Doug Liman, who was attached to direct, has left the project according to The Hollywood Reporter. According to the report, the decision was mutual between Liman and the studio. It was also just announced that Liman would be directing “Justice League Dark” for […]

Colin Firth’s Character Seemingly Alive and Well for ‘Kingsman’ Sequel

  “Kingsman: The Secret Service” was one of last year’s biggest surprises. The film was a hit with audiences and critics alike, taking in around $414 million worldwide and garnering mostly positive reviews from critics. Naturally, following the success of the film, a sequel was put into motion. Since word broke about the sequel, many have […]

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‘Guys and Dolls’ Remake Moves Forward, Tony Winner Michael Grandage to Direct

  The long-awaited “Guys and Dolls” remake is finally moving forward over at Fox, according to Deadline. The outlet broke the news today that Tony winner Michael Grandage has signed on to helm the film. John Goldwyn is producing through Working Title, and Bernie Telsey (of Telsey + Company casting fame) is casting. Grandage is […]

Channing Tatum Joins ‘Kingsman’ Sequel

Channing Tatum is joining the cast of “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” the actor confirmed via his Twitter account. The “Hail, Caesar!” actor tweeted the following to announce the news: I’m about to get all up in that Golden Circle. #Kingsman pic.twitter.com/LqCPJ6monO — Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) April 14, 2016 Last month Empire Magazine revealed that the […]

Historical Circuit: Top 35 Dance Sequences in Film, Vol. 2

If you read and enjoyed my previous foray into the world of dance in cinema, you’ll notice how easy it was determining what constituted a dance scene – anything highly choreographed. When the musical died out in the 1960s, dance became almost exclusively relegated to movies requiring a need for it, so subsequent generations had to get […]

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Looking to Star in KKK Film

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is producing and possibly looking to star in Amazon Studios’ upcoming film on the Ku Klux Klan, “K Troop.” “K Troop,” which will be set in the post-Civil War period, will follow the rise of the KKK in the American South in 1865. More specifically, it will follow the man who led the […]

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“Wolverine” Director James Mangold Signs on for “Captain Nemo”

“Wolverine” and “Walk the Line” director James Mangold is on board to direct “Captain Nemo” for Disney. The film is based on the main antihero from the classic Jules Verne novel “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” The Hollywood Reporter writes that the film will be an original story rather than a strict adaptation of the […]

Film Review: Hail, Caesar (★★★)

Being Awards Circuit’s resident “historical expert” — unlike fellow writer, Mark Johnson, I didn’t live the history I’m watching — I fell in love with the Coen brothers latest film, Hail, Caesar from the moment the trailer showed Scarlett Johansson coming out of the water a la Esther Williams. Gearing up to be a hard […]

New ‘THE H8FUL EIGHT’ Trailer from Quentin Tarantino!

Check out the new trailer for Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming western, The Hateful Eight.  Not surprisingly, it looks awesome. In post-Civil War Wyoming, eight travelers try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive? Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim […]

Hail, Coens! “Hail Caesar!” Trailer drops!

The first trailer for the Ethan and Joel Coen comedy “Hail Caesar!” has dropped!   From Universal’s Youtube description of the film: The Coens write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, […]

Magic Mike XXL Arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 6 or Own It Early on Digital HD on September 22

Burbank, CA, August 19, 2015 – Feel the magic and make it rain when “Magic Mike XXL” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 6 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Emmy® Award winner Gregory Jacobs (“Behind the Candelabra”) directed “Magic Mike XXL,” which reunites Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam […]

First Images of Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’ Released

With the Cannes Film Festival approaching, we’re about to see Harvey Weinstein unveil some sort of a preview for Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming The Hateful Eight. Weinstein/The Weinstein Company usually has a sizzle reel of sorts to show off his top contenders for the year while at Cannes, so a sample of Tarantino’s flick is highly […]

Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Liam Neeson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Channing Tatum to present at 87th Oscars®

Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Liam Neeson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Channing Tatum will be presenters at this year’s 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. Bateman appeared in the Best Picture Oscar®- nominated films […]

Film Review: Jupiter Ascending (★★½)

After the atrocity that was Cloud Atlas, (sorry to its few fans) I expected Andy and Lana Wachowski to deliver a near-three hour opus of space moralizing with excessive special effects and utterly stupid writing. Thankfully, I wasn’t disappointed. That’s all there in their latest, Jupiter Ascending, but it looks so glorious and the actors are […]

Watch Channing Tatum Do a Twirl in the Steamy Teaser for ‘Magic Mike XXL’

The financially successful “Magic Mike” was a staple of the 2012 film year, and was the starting gun of what we affectionately called the “McConaissance.”  With a $7 million dollar budget, Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh turned “Magic Mike” into $113 million dollar worldwide phenomenon.  It was only a matter of time before the studio […]

Film Review #2: Foxcatcher (★★½)

AFI Film Festival: To quote a much different movie, “I feel like I’m taking crazy pills.” That’s the only way to explain the fact that people are falling over themselves in love with Bennett Miller‘s new film, Foxcatcher, while I’m sitting in the corner wondering what, exactly, I was supposed to like about it. The […]

Stat Awards Monday #1 – Making sense of the fresh faces in Best Actor

Welcome to Stat Awards Monday (or, SAM, for short—see what I did there?—I know, but just go with me here). In this new awards season weekly column for Awards Circuit, I—Sam—will be taking you on an investigation of interesting stats currently brewing in the Oscar race. Sometimes, it’ll be big (have the Oscars ever “split” […]

Film Review #2: Foxcatcher (★★★½)

BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL: It’s been a long wait. After a year and a half of hype, Foxcatcher is finally among us. This isn’t really the type of film that earns such excitement. It’s a cold, hard, slow burn, but one that’s meticulously crafted. It’s a film easier to appreciate than to enjoy. It tells the […]

Full Theatrical Trailer for Bennett Miller’s ‘Foxcatcher’ from Sony Pictures Classics

In theaters November 14, 2014.  Read the Full Review from the New York Film Festival HERE. Synopsis Based on true events, FOXCATCHER tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers. When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited […]

Film Review: Foxcatcher (★★★½)

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: A film that takes its time presenting its case, Bennett Miller’s wickedly brutal “Foxcatcher” entices audiences to learn more about the questions around us, and where they could lead.  Seated firmly in the center are a trio of dazzling performances from Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, and Mark Ruffalo, all of which […]

Sony has hired a writer for ’23 Jump Street’

You know, after those phenomenal 22 Jump Street end credits, I really thought this franchise had come to end. Apparently though, money talks, as Sony has begun plans to make another sequel. Yes, Deadline is reporting that the studio has set scribe Rodney Rothman to write 23 Jump Street. Rothman was one of the writers […]

New Teaser for ‘Foxcatcher’ Shows How Creepy Steve Carell Can Be

Hot on the heels of the Telluride announcement, Sony Pictures Classics has released another teaser for Bennett Miller’s Oscar hopeful Foxcatcher starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo.  As I speculated when we received the first poster featuring Tatum prominently, the studio seems to be doing a three-stage marketing campaign, each focusing on different […]