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Six Spot #3: Best Supporting Actor 2012

Welcome back to the Six Spot!  In case you’re new to the Six Spot, this is a column where I look at the cold hard facts to determine who or what would have been...

In Defense: Channing Tatum

The alternate title for this post was going to be ‘Why Channing Tatum is our Next Great Movie Star (and could win an Oscar soon)’ but I decided to spare you...

Oscars 2013: Will Win/Should Win (Hamer)

I knew this day would come, and it is with a sense of both excitement and sadness.  By the end of my long deployment, I will have earned the most difficult and...

Snippet Reviews: ‘Flight’ and ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

For someone who has a tremendous fear of flying, I can say that the opening act of Robert Zemeckis’ Flight is one of the most terrifying film experiences I’ve...

Box Office Review: The Calm Before the Storm That’s Rising

It didn’t take long for The Amazing Spider-Man to be dethroned at the box office, though I think some of us were thinking it might last another week before being...

Sequel to ‘Magic Mike’ in the works

Channing Tatum has done his part to change my opinion of him this year. He hit a new low for me with ‘The Vow’ back in February, but a month later he...

Box Office Review: ‘Amazing’ Amount of Dollars Tangled in Spidey’s Web

The Semi-entertaining Amazing Spider-Man had a very successful six-day opening, hauling in over $140 million in its first week in release ($65 million for the weekend)....

Box Office Review: ‘Ted’ and ‘Magic Mike’ Prove That Raunchy Can Sell

Disney/Pixar’s Brave didn’t have a very long run at the top of the box office. In fact it fell to third in what was only its second week in release. While...

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 7/1)

Hello everyone! I am officially back to bring you the weekly recap on all that went down at The Awards Circuit. I would like to thank Robert Hamer for doing a tremendous...

Weekend Openings (June 29-July 1)

Looks like this weekend will go down in the books as one of pleasant surprises, both financially and quality-wise.  Whether that will translate into Oscar nominations...

Magic Mike (***½)

If Robert Altman had chosen to make a film about the lives of male strippers, the end result might have resembled ‘Magic Mike’, a shockingly great flick...

New ‘Magic Mike’ trailer gives us more beefcake and Pettyfer

The Magic Mike promo swing is in full effect. Not only have the stars done a full article and photo shoot in Entertainment Weekly, but a new trailer from the film has...