Top 10: Best Producing Teams of the Millennium

Anyone who has ever worked on a film knows it is a totally collaborative process. There are so many roles and everything has to come together just right. And bringing all of those elements and people together is the producer. Or, in this case, the producers – because even production is often better in teams. […]

Top 10 Tuesday: Best Cinematic Battles

There’s no two ways it about it — this season of Game of Thrones featured one of the most viscerally and visually accomplished battles to ever be captured on film. Go ahead, watch “Battle of the Bastards” and pretend to be unimpressed. This in turn has spun my wheels in reverse as I began to […]

STUDIO CIRCUIT: Did Warner Bros. Send a ‘Sniper’ To Eliminate the Competition?

More FYC sites have launched and the Studio Circuit series ventures on.  Warner Bros. weighed in with a respective slate that includes “The LEGO Movie,” “The Judge,” “Inherent Vice,” “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” and “American Sniper.” Warner Bros. must be walking into the season feeling very confident.  Just last year, with eight […]

Comic Con: Warner Bros Hall H Panel Highlights

The Hall H craziness started off with a bang at 10 am as Warner Bros had their panel and they rocked the crowd in the beginning, before ending the panel with a whimper. Here are the highlights. Batman vs. Superman Dawn of a Still Really Long and On the Nose Title Justice -Zack Snyder introduced […]

Peter Jackson, Joe Letteri and Weta Digital to Receive Producers Guild Vanguard Award

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) will be presenting their 2014 Vanguard Award to filmmaker Peter Jackson, visual effects artist Joe Letteri, and Weta Digital at the 25th annual Producers Guild Awards. The ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, January 19. The special award recognizes achievements in new media and technology. Former recipients of this honor include James Cameron, Stan […]

7 New Character Posters for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Emerge

We’re only a few weeks away from the second installment of Peter Jackson‘s version of “The Hobbit” book.  Seven new character posters have emerged for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug featuring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, and Evangeline Lilly. Warner Bros. has listed the film on their awards site for consideration for several […]

Warner Bros. Launches Awards Site – ‘Gravity’ and ‘Her’ Set for Oscar Play

Warner Bros. sent out e-mails to all major awards guilds, including the Broadcast Film Critics Association, today announcing the launch of their awards site with screening dates and categories listed.  The studio who last year won Best Picture with Ben Affleck’s “Argo” seems to have another strong possibility for many award citations this coming season. […]

New Trailer and Banner for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

Warner Brothers has unveiled a new trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second installment in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Gandalf  (Ian McKellan), and the band of dwarves continue their adventure to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor – and the countless gold it contains – from the fearsome dragon, Smaug […]

Watch: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ 6-Minute Featurette

There is no place on Earth quite like Middle-earth, sadly. Or is there? Have a look at Peter Jackson and company transforming New Zealand into the land of hobbits and orcs in a new 6-minute long featurette. Remarkable vistas and landscapes spill out before you making you wonder how a place like this still exists. The […]

First Trailer for Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second installment in what is now The Hobbit Trilogy. The trailer will drop theatrically in front of Man of Steel this weekend (read Terence’s review for that film here). We brought you a first look at Smaug’s new poster on Sunday, which is quite lovely. After […]

First Look At Evangeline Lilly As Tauriel In ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’

As The Awards Circuit’s reigning champion for both LOST and The Lord of the Rings, I’m excited to post the first image of Evangeline Lilly (LOST’s Kate Austin) as Tauriel, the warrior elf, in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (courtesy of Entertainment Weekly). Apparently Tauriel – who is an original Peter Jackson character, as you […]