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Russell Crowe Eyes Race Drama ‘Arc of Justice’ With David Oyelowo

Russell Crowe is circling the race drama “Arc of Justice,” according to new reports. Should the deal close, Crowe would join “Selma” star David Oyelowo, who is currently officially attached to the film. “Narcos” director Jose Padilha is directing the film based on Kevin Boyle’s 2004 nonfiction book of the same name. The book’s official synopsis also provides […]

2017 Awards Circuit In Line Series: 25 Actors for an Oscar Nomination

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 […]

WATCH: New Trailer and Poster for ‘A United Kingdom’ with David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike

Fox Searchlight has released a new trailer and poster for Amma Asante’s “A United Kingdom.”  The film stars David Oyelowo and Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike. “A United Kingdom” tells the true story of the forbidden love of King Seretse Khama of Botswana (Oyelowo) and Ruth Williams (Pike), a white woman from London.  The two […]

J.J. Abrams (God Particle)

New Report Claims ‘God Particle’ Is Latest in ‘Cloverfield’ Film Universe

The J.J. Abrams-produced sci-fi film “God Particle” may be the latest film connected to “Cloverfield,” a new report claims. The intel comes by way of TheWrap, who writes: Not only will ‘Particle’ be the third in a series of connected ‘Cloverfield’ films, but Abrams and studio partner Paramount Pictures are quietly developing more movies for the […]

Queen of Katwe

Film Review: ‘Queen of Katwe’ Is Charming but Imperfect

One wouldn’t expect to find a chess prodigy hidden in the slums of Katwe, Uganda. Yet that’s exactly what happened when Phiona Mutesi happened upon Robert Katende’s Pioneers on an afternoon that would ultimately change her life. There is a lot to enjoy about Mira Nair‘s new film “Queen of Katwe.” From the inspirational story […]

CHECK OUT: First Poster for ‘A United Kingdom’ From Amma Asante

Check out the brand new poster for “A United Kingdom” from Amma Asante.  The film stars David Oyelowo and Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike.  The film will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival in the coming days.  Stay tuned for news on distribution and possible plans for a year-end release. A UNITED KINGDOM is […]

WATCH: First Trailer for ‘A United Kingdom’ with David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike

Today we have the first trailer for Amma Asante’s highly anticipated “A United Kingdom” with David Oyelowo and Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike. The film will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival early next month where Awards Circuit will be in attendance. The film also stars Jack Davenport, Tom Felton, Terry […]

John Krasinski

John Krasinski in Early Talks for J.J. Abrams’ Sci-Fi Film ‘God Particle’

John Krasinski may be joining the cast of J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi film “God Particle.” The former star of “The Office,” is in early talks for the film. Krasinski would join previously announced stars David Oyelowo and Gugu Mbatha-Raw for the Paramount and Bad Robot project. J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing for Bad Robot. […]

David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw Sign On for ‘God Particle’

David Oyelowo and Gugu Mbatha-Raw have signed on for Paramount and Bad Robot’s upcoming film, “God Particle.” The two will portray the leads in a film that is set to be directed by Julius Onah (“The Girl is in Trouble”). According to TheWrap, “God Particle” will follow an American space station crew who believe they […]

WATCH: First Trailer for Nina Simone Biopic “Nina,” Starring Zoe Saldana

The first trailer for the Nina Simone biopic “Nina” was released today. The trailer offers the first glimpse of Zoe Saldana as the famous jazz singer. The film mostly focuses on Simone later on in her career, as well as her relationship with her nurse-turned-manager Clifton Henderson (“Selma” star David Oyelowo). “Nina” is the directorial […]

Ava DuVernay, Lupita Nyong’o in Talks for Sci-Fi Thriller “Intelligent Life”

Ava DuVernay and Lupita Nyong’o are both in talks for the upcoming sci-fi thriller film “Intelligent Life.” DuVernay, who last directed “Selma,” is in negotiations to direct and Nyong’o is in negotiations to star. “Intelligent Life” will follow a script by Colin Trevorrow (“Jurassic World”) and Derek Connolly (also “Jurassic World”). The film is the […]

SELMA comes to Blu-ray on May 5th, Digital HD on April 21st

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  –-  Hailed as “extraordinary” (David Denby, The New Yorker), “deeply moving” (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and “a triumph” (A.O. Scott, New York Times), director Ava DuVernay’s powerful drama SELMA debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand May 5, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The film arrives two weeks early on […]

Paramount Pictures to Distribute “Captive” Starring David Oyelowo and Kate Mara

Paramount Pictures announced today that it has secured the worldwide distribution rights to “CAPTIVE,” starring David Oyelowo (“SELMA”) and Kate Mara (“FANTASTIC FOUR,” “House of Cards”). The studio will release the film on September 18, 2015. Directed by veteran filmmaker Jerry Jameson, the film is based on the book Unlikely Angel:  The Untold Story of the […]

Oscars 2015: Will Win/Should Win (Cristina Lule)

It’s Oscar Week! Each staff member will be revealing their final picks for the upcoming Academy Awards on February 22. Missed one? Click on Will Win/Should Win 2015. Make sure to make your picks in our Oscar Pool hosted by Fun Office Pools. Last year was an unforgettable cinematic year. We got “Boyhood,” a once […]

JENNIFER ANISTON, SIENNA MILLER, DAVID OYELOWO, CHRIS PRATT, JOHN TRAVOLTA AND KERRY WASHINGTON TO PRESENT AT 87TH OSCARS®

LOS ANGELES, CA—Jennifer Aniston, Sienna Miller, David Oyelowo, Chris Pratt, John Travolta and Kerry Washington 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. Aniston has starred in such films as “Cake” […]

Film Review #2: Selma (★★★½)

With the overabundance of fervent platitudes of love for director Ava DuVernay’s Selma, anything I say will reek of copycatting and rehashing what my betters have penned. But, I must make the attempt regardless…. From the deaths of four little girls to the rampant debate regarding Ferguson, we aren’t any closer to being a “post-racial” society, […]

Film Review: Selma (★★★★)

Passionate, informative, and tenderly told, Ava DuVernay‘s vision of Martin Luther King Jr. and his fight for voters’ rights is fully realized in her newest film “Selma.” Written by Paul Webb, the film is ambitious, moving, and features a performance fit for the history books from David Oyelowo.  It’s one of the single best things […]

Black Reel Nominations – Double Mentions for David Oyelowo and Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Black Reel Nominations announced and not surprising that Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” leading the pack with Justin Simien’s “Dear White People.”  Double mentions for David Oyelowo and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as well. Check out the nominees: MOTION PICTURE Outstanding Motion Picture “Belle” “Beyond the Lights” “Dear White People” “Selma” “Top Five” Outstanding Actor Chadwick Boseman, “Get on […]

SAG Thoughts: What Today Means to the Oscar Race?

    The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced earlier today with a few surprises and a few shocks to this year’s race to the Oscars.  Leading the tally was “Birdman” picking up four nominations for Cast Ensemble, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, and Emma Stone.  “Boyhood,” “The Imitation Game,” and “The Theory of Everything” were […]

Film Review: A Most Violent Year (★★★★)

At the Museum of Modern Art, New York audiences were treated to the “New York Premiere” of J.C. Chandor‘s “A Most Violent Year,” as a part of their Contenders 2014 series.  Chandor’s previous films “Margin Call” and “All is Lost” were also screened there over the years.  The former is a well-told story, which garnered […]

AFI Fest Film Review: Selma (★★★)

AFI Film Festival: Like Martin Luther King, Jr. before her, director Ava DuVernay is a trailblazer for people of color everywhere. Her films are about transcending the everyday struggles, triumphs and breakthroughs of her community through relatable, extraordinary characters living ordinary lives. Her work isn’t heightened or overblown — it’s grounded in the real and […]

‘A Most Violent Year’ Joins Original Song Race with “America for Me” by Composer Alex Ebert

AFI Film Fest is currently underway and kicking things off last Thursday was J.C. Chandor‘s “A Most Violent Year” starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain.  The film was very well received, and already feeling like a contender in the top categories including Best Picture.  With Chastain already confirmed in Supporting, switching from her original Lead […]