Awards Speculation: Female-Centric Films to Look Forward To in 2017

Every year, news outlets point to a film or media study to underscore the case that the entertainment industry is overcoming systemic practices of sexism. Last year, the female-led “Ghostbusters” reboot got people excited about the progressive steps studios were taking to end patriarchy in Hollywood. Around the same time, journalists were quick to point […]

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 […]

Weekend Openings: Oscar Hopefuls Litter the Holiday Weekend

This weekend, a ton of Oscar contenders are finally hitting screens. The new releases are supported by expansions, including for Denzel Washington‘s film “Fences.” Technically, Sunday also brings the release of “20th Century Women,” “Hidden Figures,” “Live by Night” and “Toni Erdmann,” but they’ll be handled in next week’s column. In addition, “La La Land” […]

Film Review: ‘Passengers’ Brings Romance to Deep Space Travel

Getting lost in space has long been a staple of science fiction cinema. Whether alone or with a crew/family/stranger, the coldness of deep space is inherently thrilling. Now, when you factor in an unexpected romance, that gives something like “Passengers” a unique spin. Mixed with a “Cast Away” in a luxury hotel type setting, there’s […]

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Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeremy Irons Will Join Jennifer Lawrence in ‘Red Sparrow’

Matthias Schoenaerts and Jeremy Irons will join Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton in “Red Sparrow.” The film is an adaptation of the espionage novel by Jason Matthews. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the casting news. Back in August, Edgerton signed on for the film. It is unknown what role the “Loving” star […]

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WATCH: New ‘Passengers’ Clip Featuring the First Date for Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence

Some new footage from “Passengers” just debuted, and it features the first date between Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt‘s characters. The Sony Pictures film is one of the more anticipated films of the year and hails from Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Game”).   “Passengers” is the story of two passengers on board a spaceship transporting them to […]

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WATCH: New ‘Passengers’ Clip With Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt

One of the more anticipated films of the winter season is “Passengers” from Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Game”). Sony Pictures released some new footage today of the film, which stars Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.  “Passengers” is the story of two passengers on board a spaceship transporting them to a new life on […]

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Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 60: Five Takeaways from the “Passengers” trailer

One week ago, Sony Pictures dropped the official trailer for the highly anticipated film, “Passengers.” Watch the trailer first and then read on to discover the five major things we took away from it. 1. Star persona is a big selling point – Like Matt Damon in “The Martian,” it appears that “Passengers” will revolve […]

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WATCH: ‘Passengers’ Trailer With Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence

One of the most anticipated films of the winter season is “Passengers” from Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Game”). Starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, distributor Sony Pictures released the first official trailer Tuesday. “Passengers” is the story of two passengers onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. The […]

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CHECK OUT: First Poster for ‘Passengers’ With Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt

One of the most anticipated films of the awards season is “Passengers” from Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Game”).  Starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, distributor Sony Pictures released a brand new poster for us today. “Passengers” tells the story of a spacecraft that is traveling to a distant colony planet and is transporting thousands […]

Joel Edgerton Eyeing Role Opposite Jennifer Lawrence in ‘Red Sparrow’

  Joel Edgerton is looking to join Jennifer Lawrence in the adaptation of Jason Matthews’ spy novel “Red Sparrow.” The “Loving” star is in early talks for the film, according to Deadline. Francis Lawrence (who previously directed Lawrence in several “Hunger Games” films) is on board to direct, with a script originally written by Eric […]

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Legendary Nabs ‘Bad Blood’ with Jennifer Lawrence, Adam McKay

  In one of the most high profile bidding wars of recent weeks, Legendary has emerged victorious in its battle to obtain rights to “Bad Blood.” The film is set to star Jennifer Lawrence as Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the embattled blood testing company Theranos. When news broke that Lawrence would star and Adam […]

WATCH: Final Trailer for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ with Hugh Jackman Cameo

The final trailer for “X-Men: Apocalypse” was released earlier today and it spills a few of the film’s secrets along the way. The trailer shows a few major things that had not been seen in previous trailers and clips. Firstly, the trailer reveals that Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) is kidnapped by Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) and […]

Darren Aronofsky Drama Gets Michelle Pfeiffer and Domhnall Gleeson

Darren Aronofsky’s latest mystery project just got a little less mysterious, as several big names are reportedly joining the cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, three-time Oscar nominee Michelle Pfeiffer and breakout star Domhnall Gleeson are in negotiations to join the cast of Aronofsky’s untitled drama for Paramount. The outlet also reports that screen veteran […]

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WATCH: First Official “X-Men: Apocalypse” Trailer Drops!

The latest trailer for “X-Men: Apocalypse” is out, and things aren’t looking good for humans or mutants. The film, which is reportedly the last in the trilogy that started with “X-Men: First Class” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” will follow everyone’s favorite mutants as they prepare to take down Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) and his […]

2016 Oscar Circuit: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Welcome to our annual Oscar Circuit series, our deep down look into each and every category that will be presented at the upcoming Academy Awards.  Each writer of AwardsCircuit.com will tackle a different category, offering up their own perspectives on those specific races.  If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2016. […]

Super Bowl TV Trailer: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ from 20th Century Fox

20th Century Fox has debuted a SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL for X-MEN: APOCALYPSE! X-MEN: APOCALYPSE hits theaters everywhere May 27, 2016! SYNOPSIS Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men […]

Golden Globes: ‘The Revenant’ and Leonardo DiCaprio Win Big as Shockers Come All Night Long

The Golden Globes threw curveball after curveball with their awards on Sunday night.  Beginning with the first award of the night, two-time winner Kate Winslet beat out Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina”) and Jennifer Jason Leigh (“The Hateful Eight”) for her work in Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs.”  That wasn’t all that “Steve Jobs” overtook in some […]

Film Review #2: Joy (★★½)

As someone who’s analyzed director David O. Russell’s use of women, I was incredibly skeptical about his latest film, Joy, being anywhere near amazing. Sorry, but I don’t blindly subscribe to the cult of Russell and Jennifer Lawrence collaborations, and haven’t found much enjoyment in the director’s work since The Fighter. Complications over his rewriting of Annie […]

Watch the First Trailer for ‘X-MEN: APOCALYPSE’ with Motion Poster and Images!

20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for X-MEN: APOCALYPSE! Check out the trailer below and get your first look at Director Bryan Singer’s new X-Men film starring, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, […]

Final Predictions for the Golden Globes – Wide Open Races in Both Movies and Television

With SAG set to hand out their nominations this coming Wednesday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce their nominations for the 2016 Golden Globes on Thursday.  This year, more than ever, we’ll be looking at both organizations to get indications of support for certain films and performances.  The HFPA has already corrected certain campaigns […]

Film Review: Joy (★★)

David O. Russell seems to have made a self-indulgent attempt to return to his quirky filmmaking style which garnered him a legion of lovers following “I Heart Huckabees” and “Flirting with Disaster.”  However, it seems he tried to mix his “acclaimed” straight-forward style that has made him a bonafide Oscar favorite with “The Fighter” and “American […]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (★★★)

The franchise has finally come to an end. What began in The Hunger Games and begun wrapping up with the unnecessarily bifurcated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is now over. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 suffers from being only part of a whole, but it’s the superior part, heavy on tension […]