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 job taking over the reins for two weeks during my deep entrenchment in the Los Angeles Film Festival. Speaking of Los Angeles’ most […]

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 may happen for at least one of them… Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum take us into the world of male strippers in Magic Mike, about a seasoned dancer who […]

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 that’s far better than it probably has any right to be (I’ll talk more about the Altman connection in a bit). A ton of credit goes to filmmaker […]