New Blu-ray/DVD Releases (03/14/17) – Sturdy ‘Fences’ And Underrated ‘Passengers’

This week, a trio of Oscar nominated titles his Blu-Ray and DVD. They happen to be a varied bunch in “Elle,” “Fences,” and “Passengers“. That makes today one of those days with something for everyone. Don’t believe me? Just see below for proof! PICK OF THE WEEK “Passengers” Unfairly maligned upon release, this space set […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 32: Instant Oscars Reactions Following the Show

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 31: Final Predictions for Oscars 2017

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

Box Office: ‘LEGO Batman’ Obliterates Matt Damon’s ‘Great Wall’

(FEBRUARY 17 – FEBRUARY 19, 2017 estimates) “The LEGO Batman Movie” (Week 2) – $34,225,000 “Fifty Shades Darker” (Week 2) – $20,966,845 “The Great Wall” (Opening) – $18,079,140 “John Wick: Chapter Two” (Week 2) – $16,500,000 “Fist Fight” (Opening) – $12,015,000 “Hidden Figures” (Week 9) – $7,100,000 “Split” (Week 5) – $7,038,400 “A Dog’s Purpose” […]

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USC Scripter Winners – ‘Moonlight’ Wins Film, ‘People v. O.J.,’ ‘Night Manager’ Tie in TV

The USC Scripter winners were announced Saturday. “Moonlight” took the prize in the film category, while “The Night Manager” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” tied in television. See below for the rest of the nominees. The finalist writers for film are, in alphabetical order by film title: Screenwriter Eric Heisserer for “Arrival,” […]

Academy Awards: Oscar Loves Long Films, No Matter the Category

How many people like long movies? Personally, there is nothing more satisfying than a well-told hour-and-a-half film. However, it seems Oscar is stereotyped as liking longer movies. When one thinks of a Best Picture winner, they typically think of the long epics – “Titanic,” “Gone with the Wind,” “Ben Hur” and the list goes on. […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 29: ACCA 2016 Winners Special, DGA, and ASC

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 28: SAG Award Winners and Oscars Check In

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

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Circuit Breaker Episode 27: Final Oscar Predictions and ACCA 2016 Nominations

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

EXCLUSIVE: New TV Spot Featurette on ‘Fences’ With Denzel Washington

With Oscar ballots in hand, AMPAS is beginning to weigh in on the year, and one of the hottest films to make a strong showing is Denzel Washington’s “Fences” from Paramount Pictures. We have an exclusive featurette, showing the outstanding cast and showcasing the leadership of producer, director and star Denzel Washington. Already nominated for […]

2017 USC Scripter Nominees: ‘Hidden Figures’ Muscles In Alongside ‘Moonlight’ and Others

The USC Scripter has announced their nominations: The finalist writers for film are, in alphabetical order by film title: Scriptcreenwriter Eric Heisserer for “Arrival,” adapted from the novella “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang August Wilson for the play and screenplay of “Fences” Screenwriters Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi for “Hidden Figures,” based on […]

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Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Locked in Tight Race With ‘Rogue One’

(JANUARY 6 – JANUARY 8, 2017 estimates) “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 4) – $21,972,000 “Hidden Figures” (Week 3) – $21,800,000 “Sing” (Week 3) – $19,573,670 “Underworld: Blood Wars” (Opening) – $13,100,000 “La La Land” (Week 5) – $10,000,000 “Passengers” (Week 3) – $8,800,000 “Why Him?” (Week 3) – $6,500,000 “Moana” (Week 7) […]

Central Ohio Film Critics Association Winners – Denzel Washington, Rebecca Hall Steal Best Acting

The Central Ohio Film Critics Association weighed in with its winners Thursday. Although there were some of the usual suspects, there were also several surprises. Chief among them, Denzel Washington (“Fences”) and Rebecca Hall (“Christine”) nabbing Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively. Best Supporting Actor went to “Moonlight” star Mahershala Ali, who dominated the circuit […]

BEST OF 2016: Personal Ballot of the Year

To start, and to simply put…this list is mine. Lots of thought and commentary went into naming the very best films and performances of 2016. Some were no-brainers, others were much more difficult. Even more commentary will be shared on Friday when the winners are announced, along with the order of the Top 10 Films of […]

Art Directors Guild Nominations – ‘Fences’ and ‘Hacksaw’ Cited, ‘Silence’ Misses Out

Awards Celebrate “Return to Hollywood” Feb. 11 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom There is a TIE in two categories resulting in six nominees respectively: PERIOD FILM and VARIETY, REALITY OR COMPETITION SERIES HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 5, 2017 – Nominees for the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in […]

2017 Guild Predictions: WGA and Art Directors Weighing In

A lot of major guilds will be announcing in the next seven days. It seemed like an appropriate time to offer up some predictions on how each of them will go. The major guilds that are announcing are: Writers Guild of America (Wednesday, Jan. 4) Art Directors Guild (Thursday, Jan. 5) BAFTA Nominations (Tuesday, Jan. […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 24: Guilds, In Line, and the New Oscar Frontrunner

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Nearly Overtaken by ‘Sing’

(DECEMBER 30 – JANUARY 1, 2016/2017 estimates) (4-day estimates in Italics) “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 3) – $49,539,000/$64,336,000 “Sing” (Week 2) – $42,820,000/$56,400,000 “Passengers” (Week 2) – $16,150,000/$20,700,000 “Moana” (Week 6) – $10,974,000/$14,301,000 “Why Him?” (Week 2) – $10,600,000/$13,000,000 “Fences” (Week 3) – $10,045,000/$12,700,000 “La La Land” (Week 4) – $9,530,000/$12,330,000 “Assassin’s […]

2017 Awards Circuit In Line Series: 25 Actresses for an Oscar Win

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 […]

Box Office: ‘Sing’ Only New Release to Challenge ‘Rogue One’

(DECEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 25, 2016 estimates) (4-day estimates in Italics) “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 2) – $64,377,000/$96,085,000 “Sing” (Opening) – $35,290,000/$56,080,000 “Passengers” (Opening) – $14,850,000/$23,100,000 “Why Him?” (Opening) – $11,050,000/$16,715,000 “Assassin’s Creed” (Opening) – $10,280,000/$15,000,000 “Moana” (Week 5) – $7,402,000/$10,447,000 “Fences” (Week 2) – $6,688,000/$11,366,000 “La La Land” (Week 3) – […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 23: Precursor Check In, ‘Rogue One,’ and Anticipating a Snub

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Soars With Second Highest December Opening

(DECEMBER 16 – DECEMBER 18, 2016 estimates) “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Opening) – $155,000,000 “Moana” (Week 4) – $11,664,000 “Office Christmas Party” (Week 2) – $8,450,000 “Collateral Beauty” (Opening) – $7,000,000 “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (Week 5) – $5,030,000 “Manchester by the Sea” (Week 5) – $4,156,338 “La La Land” […]

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Weekend Openings: A New ‘Star Wars Story’

For many, this weekend is damn near a holiday. Yes, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is hitting screens, along with at least one major Academy Award contender. It makes this installment of Weekend Openings a very solid one, without question. Furthermore, it’s the cross section of Oscar bait and holiday blockbusters, which is always […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 22: Critics Choice, Golden Globes, and SAG Nods

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]