Film Review: ‘The Beguiled’ is a Flawless Execution from Sofia Coppola

Touted with suspense and riveting performances from its cast, Sofia Coppola‘s “The Beguiled” stands alone as the single best film of 2017 so far, and the crowning jewel of the director’s career.  The film is packed with stunning imagery, an engaging story, and a skillful eye to capture emotions and complex ideas from its themes. […]

WATCH: First Trailer for Boston Drama ‘Stronger’ with Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany

  Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will release STRONGER in theaters September 22, 2017 Stronger is the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff, a 27-year-old, working-class […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 46: First Half Oscar Contenders, Emmy Races, and Festival Guesses

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, and Karen Peterson. 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 […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 45: Aging Performers, Weak Oscar Lineups, and ‘The Beguiled’

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, and Karen Peterson. 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 […]

New Poster for ‘Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators’ Debuts!

The Orchard has released the official poster for Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators! Featuring a narrow escape from the Nazis on makeshift bicycles, Monkey Business explores the extraordinary lives of Hans and Margret Rey, the authors of the beloved Curious George children’s books. Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators will be available on demand and digital August […]

WATCH: First Trailer for ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ with Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie

The first trailer for Simon Curtis’ highly anticipated “Goodbye Christopher Robin” has dropped.  The biopic following A.A. Milne, the author of “Winnie the Pooh,” stars Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, and Kelly Macdonald. The film is written by Frank Cottrell Boyce (“The Railway Man”) and Simon Vaughan (producer of TV’s “War and Peace”). Curtis, who has […]

Film Review: ‘It Comes at Night’ Brings Refreshing Fear and Disturbing Intensity

An eye for thrill-seeking cinema, director Trey Edward Shults redefines the term “heart palpitations” with his newest film “It Comes At Night.”  With an all-star cast that boasts incredible performances in particular, Joel Edgerton and Christopher Abbott, the film is constructed as one of the most disturbing and frightening experiences in years. “It Comes at […]

Awards Speculation: Festivals Ignite the Foreign Language Oscar Race

While the Cannes Film Festival is often hit or miss when it comes to launching major Oscar contenders, there’s one category where it has become a reliable launchpad. Each year the long road to the Foreign Language Oscar effectively begins at this glitzy event, where no less than 4 of this decade’s winners were first unspooled […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 44: ‘Wonder Woman’ Talk, Cannes Winners, and Oscars Check Up

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, and Karen Peterson. 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 […]

Film Review: ‘Wonder Woman’ Ignites the Screen with the Magic of Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins

Color me surprised.  “Wonder Woman,” the newest film in the DC Cinematic Universe encompasses sincerity, heart, and a charismatic and endearing performance from its star Gal Gadot.  Directed by Patty Jenkins, her first feature since “Monster” in 2003, the marriage of character and vision is apparent in every frame, amounting to the best DC film […]

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Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Martin Short, and Jane Krakowski Join Cast of Bron Animation’s ‘THE WILLOUGHBYS’

MAYA RUDOLPH, TERRY CREWS, MARTIN SHORT AND JANE KRAKOWSKI JOIN CAST OF BRON ANIMATION’S PRODUCTION OF THE WILLOUGHBYS WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY KRIS PEARN Burnaby, B.C. (June 2, 2017) – Bron Animation has added Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski and Sean Cullen to the cast of its production of The Willoughbys, based […]

Netflix Acquires David France’s ‘The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson’

Following its premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, the acclaimed documentary feature “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson” will screen at Outfest Los Angeles this summer.  It also has a home at Netflix. Read the Press Release below: LOS ANGELES, CA – June 2, 2017 – Netflix announced today that it has […]

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WATCH: New Clip for ‘The Book of Henry’ with Sarah Silverman and Naomi Watts

We have a new clip today from Colin Trevorrow’s upcoming “The Book of Henry” with Jacob Tremblay, Jaeden Lieberher, and Naomi Watts.  The film sopens June 16th, 2017 in select cities. Henry (Jaeden Lieberher) and Peter (Jacob Tremblay) know the drill when their mom (Naomi Watts) and her best friend, Sheila (Sarah Silverman), finish a […]

Hollywood: Why Wonder Woman Matters So Much

WOMEN IN CINEMA: For young girls growing up in the early 1980s, strong female role models were in short supply. We were too young to know that Ellen Ripley or Sarah Connor existed, let alone aspire to be like them. The popular characters in those days were the “Transformers” and He-Man and GI Joe and… Barbie. […]

Top 10: Female Villains in Film

The majority of villains in film are men. Let’s just get that out of the way. Google search famous big screen baddies and you will be inundated with male personas. It’s obvious that Hollywood doesn’t consider the female image to be as menacing, nor does it assume actresses can personify abominable roles as well as […]

WATCH: First Trailer for ‘The Mountain Between Us’ with Kate Winslet and Idris Elba

What if your life depended on a stranger? 20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US, directed by Academy Award nominee Hany Abu-Assad and stars Academy Award winner Kate Winslet and Golden Globe winner Idris Elba. Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 43: Memorial Day, Disney Games, and Oscar Swap

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com 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 podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 42: ACCA 1993 Winners, News, and Forgotten Oscar Nominees

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com 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 podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

2017 Awards Profile: Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja” From Netflix

FILM: “Okja: PRODUCERS: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Dooho Choi, Lewis Taewan Kim, Ted Sarandos and Joon-ho Bong DISTRIBUTOR: Netflix DIRECTOR: Bong Joon-ho WRITERS: Bong Joon-ho and Jon Ronson CAST: Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Byun Hee-bong, Lily Collins, Steven Yuen, Shirley Henderson, Je-moon Yoon, Devon Bostick, Giancarlo Esposito, Daniel Henshall, Choi Woo-shik […]

Awards Speculation: Will Winston Churchill Secure the Votes?

Over the years, awards season has increasingly resembled political elections, with hopefuls all but kissing babies to win industry approval. For this upcoming 2017-2018 awards cycle, that analogy couldn’t be more appropriate. Several actors across TV and film will step into the shoes of Winston Churchill, attempting to channel the political moxie of one of […]

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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Andrey Zvyagintsev’s ‘Loveless’

Read the press release: NEW YORK (May 17, 2017) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights in North America and Latin America to Andrey Zvyagintsev’s LOVELESS.  The Russian language film will premiere In Competition at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, May 18.  Sony Pictures Classics and Zvyagintsev previously worked together […]

WATCH: ‘Okja’ Comes to Life in the Official Trailer for Bong Joon Ho’s Latest Film

Netflix reveals the official trailer for the upcoming film Okja, which includes the first full look at the massive animal at the heart of Director Bong Joon Ho’s latest film. Okja will have its world premiere at the 70th Cannes Film Festival. Director Bong, a visionary director and one of the world’s greatest storytellers, has […]

90th Oscars® Reunites Host Jimmy Kimmel and Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd

LOS ANGELES, CA – For a second consecutive year, late-night talk show favorite Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars® telecast and Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will produce, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. The 90th Academy Awards® will air live on the ABC Television Network and broadcast outlets worldwide on […]

2017 Awards Profile: Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ From Fox Searchlight Pictures

FILM: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” PRODUCERS: Martin McDonagh, Graham Broadbent and Peter Czemin DISTRIBUTOR: Fox Searchlight Pictures DIRECTOR: Martin McDonagh WRITERS: Martin MCDonagh CAST: Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges, Caleb Landry Jones and Kathryn Newton SYNOPSIS (via IMDB): “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a […]

Awards Speculation: History of the Oscar Reboot

Massive change is the consequence of horror. Such was the case on the morning of January 22, 2009. Moviegoers, critics and even Academy voters were in a state of utter disbelief following the “Best Picture” nomination announcement. Christopher Nolan’s unanimously praised “The Dark Knight” was nowhere to be found in the lineup despite landing eight […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 41: 1993 Retrospective, Emmy Predictions, and Circuit Madness Finale Results

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com 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 podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 40: Nine Year Anniversary Special

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com 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 podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]