Top Ten: Best Mother-Daughter Movie Relationships

There’s nothing like spending Mother’s Day in the movie theater with your mom. Opening this weekend, “Snatched” brings to life a new mother-daughter pairing in Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn. The film marks Hawn’s return to film after a 15-year hiatus. As mother and daughter find themselves kidnapped while on a South American vacation, “Snatched” […]

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Bill Murray on How He Lost the ‘Toni Erdmann’ Role to Jack Nicholson

News broke last week that Oscar-nominated film “Toni Erdmann” will get a U.S. remake starring Jack Nicholson and Kristen Wiig. According to CNBC, though, Bill Murray was almost involved in the new film. In the interview, he explained that Wiig initially brought the project to his attention, but he dropped the ball. “Kristen Wiig, who I […]

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UPDATE: Original Producers, Director Won’t Work on ‘Toni Erdmann’ Remake

“Toni Erdmann” director Maren Ade and the film’s producers won’t be working on the newly announced U.S. remake. The comments were made today at the Berlin Film Festival. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comments also suggest that previous reports of a done deal for Paramount are inaccurate. Per the outlet: Komplizen Film, the Berlin-based […]

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‘Toni Erdmann’ To Be Remade With Kristen Wiig and Jack Nicholson

That was fast. According to Variety, who broke the news, Oscar-nominated “Toni Erdmann” is getting the remake treatment. The German-made film premiered just last year at the Cannes Film Festival. Per the report, Jack Nicholson, who hasn’t appeared in a film since 2010, will star. Kristen Wiig will play his daughter in the film. The […]

The Overdue: Can Michael Keaton’s Comeback Win Him an Oscar?

Few careers go from not being third billed in a poorly reviewed “Robocop” remake to leading two consecutive Best Picture winners. However, not many actors have a career that spans three decades like Michael Keaton does. If there’s one thing that Hollywood loves more than a movie star, it is a comeback story. No longer […]

Oscar Rematch: ‘Chinatown’ vs. ‘Day for Night’

In this week’s Oscar rematch we’re talking about one of the best film noir’s of all-time going once again with one of the best films about filmmaking of all-time. Roman Polanski’s ‘Chinatown’ and Francois Truffaut’s ‘Day for Night’ were both nominated for Best Original Screenplay back in 1975 with Robert Towne’s script for ‘Chinatown’ named […]

Circuit Madness Final Two Voting Open! – Daniel Day-Lewis vs. Jack Nicholson

We’re finally here!  The Circuit Madness final vote of the season.  Two breathtaking Lead Actor winners pitted against each other. Jack Nicholson won his first of three Academy Awards for his stunning work in Milos Forman’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” which five Oscars overall.  He’ll take on Daniel Day-Lewis’ second Academy Award winning […]

Circuit Madness Final Four Games Begin! Nicholson vs. Hopkins and Day-Lewis vs. DeNiro

We’re near the end of Circuit Madness and we’re down to the final four Lead Actor winners.  These are two of the most competitive matches we’ve ever had in the tournament.  Make sure to choose your winners and listen to the Awards Circuit Power Hour for the results. Whoopi Region Winner vs. Crystal Region Winner […]

Good Reads: “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” & “Dog Day Afternoon”

The second instalment of ‘Good Reads’ takes us back to 1975 with two classics winning the top screenplay prizes. Adapted: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, written by Bo Goldman and Lawrence Hauben (based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Ken Kesey) and original: Dog Day Afternoon, written by Frank Pierson. (links […]

Ten Greatest Performances of All Time (Mark Johnson)

When considering the greatest screen performances of all time, you have to acknowledge the fact that not all eras in film were created equal. Before Constantin Stanislavski’s Method Acting  – later adapted by the great Lee Strasberg – revolutionized the way thespians portrayed their characters on screen – with emotion being at the forefront of the performance […]

Top Ten Greatest Performances of All-Time (Michael Balderston)

I hate the word ‘greatest’ when it comes to making a list like this. The word is so definitive for something so imprecise and personal. I have loved reading all the lists from my fellow Awards Circuit staffers because they picked some great performances that didn’t spring to mind for me initially, but definitely deserve […]

Six Spot #7: Best Actor 1997

Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s 2007 Best Director Six Spot, you can catch it here. This week, in honor of ACCA 1997, we dive into the 1997 Best Actor race (thanks to Terence for his persistent suggestion of this Six Spot idea). The last time we saw the […]

Jack Nicholson Retires from Acting Due to Memory Loss?

UPDATE (9:46pm) – Maria Shriver as confirmed that Jack Nicholson is not retiring from acting and is actively reading scripts.  Times are good again. UPDATE: Several sources are reporting that the report is not true.  Waiting on final confirmation from Nicholson’s representative.  It’ll be happy news to say the least.   At 76, this day was […]

Historical Circuit: Terms of Endearment (**½)

Familial tear jerks have always been a popular staple in cinema, but boy were they popular in the 1980s.  Past Oscar winners like Kramer vs. Kramer and Ordinary People both dealt with families going through crisis; the latter, especially, looked at the death of a family member.  In the interest of full disclosure, Terms of […]