Historical Circuit: Wedding Crashers (2005)

Who hasn’t wanted to crash a wedding? Free food, open bar, music of questionable quality. What’s not to like? The comedy Wedding Crashers took that idea and turned it into one of the top 10 highest grossing films of 2005. Raunchy and irreverent, the Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn match up is a completely sexist, […]

WATCH: New Clip from ‘Nine Lives’ – “I’m a Cat Whisperer”

EuropaCorp has just released a BRAND NEW CLIP for their upcoming family film, NINE LIVES! Starring Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Malina Weissman, Cheryl Hines, Christopher Walken, Mark Consuelos and Robbie Amell, NINE LIVES is the story of a stuffy businessman, Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey), who finds himself trapped inside the body of his family’s cat. Check out the video below to […]

Film Review: The Jungle Book (★★★½)

Anticipating the live action adaptations of some of our beloved animated classics of our childhood has been a task to endure.  Add that with an even grueling process of waiting for “The Jungle Book,” as directed by “Iron Man” director Jon Faverau, and you would find my expectations down with anything surrounding another “Scary Movie” […]

Community Reactions: What did you think of “Jersey Boys”?

Directed by: Clint Eastwood Written by: Marshall Brickman (screenplay and musical book) and Rick Elice (screenplay and musical book) Cast: Vincent Piazza, John Lloyd Young, Steve Schirripa, Christopher Walken Synopsis: The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock […]

Jersey Boys (★★½)

What an interesting turn of events this is. Clint Eastwood has switched gears with his latest outing, the Broadway adaptation of Jersey Boys, and in doing so has crafted almost inarguably his most likable film in years. At the same time though, most of the reasons that this musical manages to entertain for the most […]

Awards Profile: Jersey Boys

Directed by: Clint Eastwood Written by: John Logan Cast: John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza, Erich Bergen, Michael Lamenda, Christopher Walken Synopsis: Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical of the same name, Jersey Boys tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, their lives as blue collar kids on the mean streets of […]

Historical Circuit: Annie Hall (1977) (★★★½)

“I just feel life is divided up between the horrible and the miserable,” says Alvy Singer in a scene that perfectly summarizes the main character of Woody Allen‘s iconic film, Annie Hall. The romantic comedy that would become the model for many of Allen’s later films still manages to be relevant some 35 years after […]

Weekend Openings: (12/14/2012)

The long-awaited (expected) journey back to Middle Earth finally sets off with the first installment of Peter Jackson’s imminent The Hobbit trilogy (still baffled as to how this turned into a hat-trick).  As Bilbo, Thorin, Gandalf and the rest of the Dwarves make their way to the Lonely Mountain, so too will the film soar […]

Weekend Openings: 11/2/2012

Forgive the obvious pun, but I’ve got my money on Ralph wrecking his competition at the box office this weekend to cap off a nice week of triumphs for Disney.  Robert Zemeckis is also back at it with the help of a non-animated Denzel Washington.  And perhaps a little stylized kung fu from a hip-hop […]

Oscar Question of the Day – Double Dipping Men

This year we have several actors in contention for Oscar nominations from the same film.  The Supporting Actress category is typically has no problem nominating two ladies from the film as we saw just recently with Jessica Chastain and eventual Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer from The Help (2011).  This year, the following films have two or […]

Seven Psychopaths (***½)

Seven Psychopaths is a movie about…well I’m still processing the film and its many interpretations.  On the surface it’s just a black comedy about crazy people acting crazy telling crazy stories. But more than that, Martin McDonagh’s film is an exploration of screenwriting and a bristling take down (send up?) of male dominated action comedies. It’s […]

Lead Actor Overstuffed

This year’s race for the Academy Award for Best Actor will have no shortage of worthy nominees; in fact I daresay they could nominate five worthy actors right now. However there are still many more performances to be unveiled, work that will end up in the category, work that will not, disappointing audiences, the Academy […]

“Stand Up Guys” with Pacino, Walken, and Arkin Get Qualifying Oscar Run

Another potential Oscar player added to the books ladies and gentleman.  Stand Up Guys starring Academy Award Winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin are getting an Oscar qualifying run in December as the film is set to open wide January 11.  The film is directed by Fisher Stevens and produced by Tom Rosenberg, the […]

Here’s the Trailer for ‘Seven Psychopaths’!

If you’re a fan of ‘In Bruges’, then chances are you’ve been looking forward to this for a while now. Martin McDonagh wowed many with his last flick, and now he’s returning to theaters this year with a new film in ‘Seven Psychopaths’, which debuted a Trailer today. Starring Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, […]

Historical Circuit: Batman Returns (**½)

Awards Circuit Presents: 30 Days of Batman It’s sort of hard to imagine now, what with The Avengers having demolished seemingly every box office record in existence, but prior to the New Millennium, comic book superhero movies were not the ubiquitous Hollywood staples that they have become today.  In fact, prior to Bryan Singer’s X-Men kicking […]

Rock of Ages (*)

CRUISE (****) Adam Shankman is not much of a movie director. His last film of any note was Hairspray (2007) which used the gimmick of casting John Travolta as a Jewish mom in the role created by gay legend Harvey Fierstein on Broadway. Hairspray (2007) had its moments, Christopher Walken was terrific (as always) and […]

Weekend Openings (June 8-10)

Oh my, what is this?  One of the most anticipated movies of the year seems to be causing a bit of a stir if the early responses are an indication of what’s to come when everyone sees it (and certainly everyone from Awards Circuit will/has)… That’s right; Ridley Scott’s long awaited sort-of-Alien­-prequel-but-not thriller Prometheus is […]

Awards Profile: Seven Psychopaths

Directed By: Martin McDonagh Written By: Martin McDonagh Cast: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Olga Kurylenko, Gabourey Sidibe, Kevin Corrigan, Tom Waits, Zeljko Ivanek Synopsis (Courtesy of IMDB): A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster’s beloved Shih Tzu.