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 — 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 […]


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, […]

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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 […]