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Get Caught Up in a Robbery Gone Bad When “The Drop” Hits Blu-ray and DVD January 20!

The Drop A phenomenal cast, including Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini, lead this gritty thriller about Bartender Bob Saginowski (Hardy) and his hardened employer Uncle...

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Film Review: The Drop (★★★)

I think at this point, you know when something comes from the world of writer Dennis LeHane. With The Drop, not only has it been adapted from one of his stories, it was...

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Under the Circuit: James Gandolfini

The late actor's last film hits theaters this Friday, could he earn posthumous nomination?

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OSCARS or NOT: Top 50 Films You Need to See for the Fall

This week we have the official kick off to awards season with the Telluride Film Festival starting for critics everywhere.  Films will be “secretly”...

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New Images and Clips from ‘The Drop’ with Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini

Check out Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace & James Gandolfini in new clips & images fromAcademy Award nominated director Michaël R. Roskam’s THE DROP! The...

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New Images Released for Michael R. Roskam’s ‘The Drop’ with James Gandolfini

Film fans are highly anticipating the upcoming movie The Drop, formerly called “Animal Rescue.”  This will mark the final film appearance for the late James...

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Title Change! Michaël R. Roskam’s ‘Animal Rescue’ Becomes ‘The Drop’

Looking ahead to the 2014-2015 awards season, one of the film’s that many have anticipated is Michaël R. Roskam‘s Animal Rescue written by Dennis Lehane....

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15 Best Screenwriters of 2013

Everyone has their favorite performances and their favorite films of the year but no one really gives their proper due to the writers of our beloved films that...

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Oscar Circuit: ’12 Years a Slave’ Tries to Keep Its Lead Over the Holiday Movie Rush

OSCAR PREDICTIONS 2013: Well, here we are…many of the studios will be closing up for business today to go on their holiday leave, save for a couple of publicists...

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 76: Globes, SAG, and The In-Between

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. Another week and more...

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First Awards Screenings for ‘American Hustle’ Scheduled, Gandolfini Goes Lead at the Globes

After having some technical difficulties showing its first six minutes at the AFI Festival last night, David O. Russell‘s highly anticipated American Hustle has...

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Enough Said (★★½)

Nicole Holofcener’s Enough Said goes down easy but is ultimately unremarkable, unmemorable, and at best a lower tier episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. It does,...

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 60: Movie Trailers, Early Screeners, and The Pulled-In Performances

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. After a big week that...

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First Trailer for ‘Enough Said’ Starring James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the first trailer for Nicole Holofcener’s Enough Said, via Apple. The film, which arrives September 20, stars the...

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Images and Poster for ‘Enough Said’ Starring the Late James Gandolfini

With the unexpected passing of character actor James Gandolfini, future projects he was working on are still in post-production.  One of them is Nicole...

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Posthumous Performers – 5 Actors Remembered

With the recent passing of the talented character actor James Gandolfini, the staff and I discussed on this week’s Power Hour, some of the great posthumous...

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Around the Circuit: June 15 – June 21

  Link(s) of the week: The big news of the week, sadly, was the untimely death of actor James Gandolfini. Many sites (including ours) paid respects to the Sopranos...

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Circuit 3 Special Edition: James Gandolfini

By now you’ve probably heard the sad news about the death of James Gandolfini. The star of the HBO series The Sopranos died at the age of 51 from an apparent heart...

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R.I.P. James Gandolfini

Sleep well sir.  Thanks for Tony Soprano and the countless other roles you gave the cinematic and television world. This is a big loss for the community.  Our...

Violet & Daisy (**)

I can definitely see what Oscar winning screenwriter turned filmmaker Geoffrey Fletcher was shooting for (no pun intended) with his directorial debut Violet & Daisy....

Killing Them Softly: A Future Appreciation

Last year I saw a number of great films that never got the attention that they deserved. Chief among them was Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly, and with the...

Not Fade Away (***1/2)

No matter what David Chase chose to do with his feature debut, it was always going to be judged against the work he did on HBO with ‘The Sopranos’. Had he...

Weekend Openings: 11/30/2012

We have a bit of a slow weekend for new releases this week, with a few stragglers trying to occupy theaters in the calm before the end-of-year, heavy-hitter storm. ...

Zero Dark Thirty (***½)

Among the many successful elements of Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal’s new film ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, the thing I feel they should be most proud of is the...

Killing Them Softly (***½)

As angry as any film you’ll see this year, but also probably as entertaining at the same time, ‘Killing Them Softly’ is a movie that works on multiple...