Circuit 3: The Best Sci-Fi Films Since 2000

This weekend, the highly anticipated sci-fi thriller, Ex Machina, arrives in my neck of the woods. A sci-fi junkie from birth, I – along with many of you out there, I’m sure – have really been looking forward to seeing Alex Garland’s trippy looking flick. Since we already ranked our favorite/best sci-fi films ever made, […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Doomed Epic Romances

This article was originally going to start off being a top 10 films of 1997 piece before Robert gave me a great suggestion on Twitter that I should do epic romances in honor of that behemoth called Titanic. However, after going through all the movies it seems as though all of the on screen romances […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 5/19)

Just as Cannes 2013 is getting underway, Editor-in-Chief Clayton Davis felt an Awards Circuit Oscar Prediction 2014 update was in order. Check out his complete list of predicted nominees in every major category. According to him, Ridley Scott and his film The Counselor are the ones to beat, along with Bruce Dern for Nebraska, Naomi […]

Houston Film Critics Society announces nominations, Lincoln leads with 8

Contrary to popular belief, I am not a member of the Houston Film Critics Society. But you’ll be hard pressed to see me arguing with the nominations they’ve released. Lincoln leads the diverse groups of chosen films with 8 nominations, with Les Miserables and The Master behind it with 6. They also threw some love to […]

Spotlight on Scores: ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ and ‘Cloud Atlas’

The fantasy epic. Full of beautiful vistas, big sequences involving CGI, and usually a large than life score to emphasize how grand the proceedings are. Today’s Spotlight on Scores will focus on two adapted epics, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Cloud Atlas. If this is your first time reading this series, I’ve tried grouping […]

Box Office (11.04.12)

As ever-changing as the recent weather, during the week, Argo (WB) was in a clear lead on an every day basis nationally. Sitting on top of the weekday’s polls, even despite the release of Cloud Atlas (Warner Bros.) during the week and the weekend ride of Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (ORF), Argo claimed the #1 spot on […]

Around the Circuit: October 27th – November 2nd

It’s time to visit the week that was via our Around the Circuit piece, where we look back at articles that we feel are worth your time covering the Oscar race, new releases, or really just anything film related. Link(s) of the week: The big news this week (or year) was Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 26: Cloud Atlas, Lack of Documentary Viewing, and Oscar Predictions

The Awards Circuit Power Hour returns twelve hours earlier before Hurricane Sandy plows through the East Coast.  Just in case my internet and electricity go out, you’ll have our episode down in the books.  The staff and I discuss the following things on this week’s episode. The reception to Cloud Atlas.  Is it an Oscar contender?  What […]

Snippet Reviews

Cloud Atlas (***½) Simply put, Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer’s Cloud Atlas is an allegory about love, freedom, and the connectivity of the human spirit throughout all of time, space, and everything in between. But there is nothing simple about this film – this challengingly ambitious and wildly intrepid film – that weaves six […]

Cloud Atlas (Multiple Reviews)

Terence Johnson (****) Watching movies can provide you a range of experiences. There are films that make you question them, films that are just for enjoyment and films that make you feel. While a certain studio has coined the latter for most of its Oscar fare, those films barely scratch the surface of the power […]

Halle Berry shines in the new trailer for “Cloud Atlas”

A new and shorter trailer has premiered for the upcoming Cloud Atlas with Tom Hanks and Halle Berry.  The film is directed by The Wachowski Siblings (The Matrix, 1999) and Tom Tykwer (Perfume: The Story of a Murder, 2006). The new trailer showcases a possible strong turn from Oscar winner Berry, who’s hasn’t turned in […]