TV Review: ‘Wizard of Lies’ Tackles Financial Scandal With Great Performances

Few people have been as villainized in modern times than Bernie Madoff. His Ponzi scheme took over $50 billion from Americans, leaving many without their life savings. It’s a tragic story that helped contribute to a financial crisis that rocked the country. It stands to reason that few would want to see this man humanized. […]

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CHECK OUT: First Look at Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

The first look images of Kenneth Branagh‘s “Murder on the Orient Express” are here, and they give us our first real look at the film’s gorgeous production design and exquisite period costumes. The images, which come by way of Entertainment Weekly, can be viewed below: In addition to directing, Branagh is also starring as the iconic […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 35: Oscar Narrative Preview, ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ and Reader Questions

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at, and […]

OSCARS: Taking A Look at the 2017 Hopefuls for the Academy

We’re already moving to a new Oscar season. As proven by the shocking Oscar win for Barry Jenkins’ masterpiece “Moonlight” at this year’s Academy Awards, the demographic and tastes of AMPAS is changing. While there are still hindrances and biases against certain films and genres (like superhero films, comedy or sci-fi), we could see some […]

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Josh Gad Boards ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ With Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp

Josh Gad is the latest person to join a stacked cast for “Murder on the Orient Express.” The film also stars Daisy Ridley, Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Peña and Judi Dench. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gad “will play Hector McQueen, a skittish man who drinks too much and works as an assistant/translator […]

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Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer Could Be Headed to ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

According to a new report, Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer are in the running to join Kenneth Branagh‘s “Murder on the Orient Express.” The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news, but is quick to note that neither are formally attached. Instead, they are “names of interest” for the project. In August, Angelina Jolie left the project. Variety, […]

Top 10: Who are the most Dastardly Superhero Villain of All Time?

A superhero movie is only as good as its villain is bad. This directly proportional relationship is something that has yielded some of the landmark highs of the superhero genre. This weekend sets a whole crew of villains out in Gotham City in “Suicide Squad.” In honor of the latest DC film opening on Friday, […]

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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 […]

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 […]

The Family (★★)

Back when this film was known as “Malavita” (the only remaining hint of that is the family dog has that name), it had been bandied about as potentially an Oscar vehicle for Michelle Pfeiffer. Oh boy is that ever not the case. Now known as The Family, this is a dumb action comedy that’s thoroughly […]