TV Recap: CBS’ ‘BrainDead’ Premieres and lives up to its name

It’s not difficult to balance sci-fi and comedy, as countless Hollywood examples have demonstrated, e.g., “Men in Black,” “Spaceballs” and “Mars Attacks,” even the political milieu has been utilized several times, which is why CBS’ new Horror/Comedy/Drama series “BrainDead” feels like it’s coming up short. It’s not funny enough to be a comedy, not scary […]


‘The Martian’ Team, Andy Weir Set Up New Project

  The team behind “The Martian” is giving it another go, and this time they’re adding Andy Weir, who wrote the novel on which “The Martian” is based. This time around Weir will be writing the screenplay. No details on the plot of the film have been released, but it is known that Ridley Scott […]


Ridley Scott and Drew Goddard Re-Team on Western ‘Wraiths of the Broken Land’ for FOX

Academy Award-nominated writer Goddard to adapt the acclaimed novel by Bone Tomahawk’s S. Craig Zahler LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 10, 2016 – Ridley Scott will direct and Drew Goddard will adapt S. Craig Zahler’s western novel WRAITHS OF THE BROKEN LAND for Fox. Scott and Goddard most recently collaborated on Fox’s Academy Award-nominated box […]


Golden Globes Get 2017 Date, New Comedy vs. Drama Rules

In addition to announcing the air date for next year’s Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association also unveiled some new specifications for distinguishing a film as a drama versus a comedy in light of last year’s snafu involving “The Martian.” The HFPA has set January 8, 2017 for the 74th Annual Golden Globes show, […]

Still brilliant at the age of 74. Scott throws down the gauntlet for a generation of science fiction filmmakers.

Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant” Release Changed to Summer 2017

“Alien: Covenant,” Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” sequel, has been moved up to August 4, 2017 from October 6, 2017. The film, which stars Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Katherine Waterston, Jussie Smollet and Demian Bichir, is the second in a planned trilogy. The first film, “Prometheus,” was set 30 years after the events of 1979’s “Alien,” also […]


2016 Oscar Circuit: Best Production Design

Welcome to our annual Oscar Circuit series, our deep down look into each and every category that will be presented at the upcoming Academy Awards.  Each writer of will tackle a different category, offering up their own perspectives on those specific races.  If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2016. You can […]

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2015 Awards Circuit Community Awards Nominations – ‘Mad Max’ Leads While Mara Is A Lead

The readers of have voted in the annual Awards Circuit Community Awards for 2015.  In 22 categories, George Miller’s epic masterpiece “Mad Max: Fury Road” led the nominations with 12 including Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Charlize Theron), as well as Production Design, Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, Sound, […]


Final Predictions for the Golden Globes – Wide Open Races in Both Movies and Television

With SAG set to hand out their nominations this coming Wednesday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce their nominations for the 2016 Golden Globes on Thursday.  This year, more than ever, we’ll be looking at both organizations to get indications of support for certain films and performances.  The HFPA has already corrected certain campaigns […]


Online Film Critics love ‘Carol,’ ‘Sicario’

The Online Film Critics Society have announced the nominations for their 2015 award, the winners of which will be determined on December 14, 2015.  A strong showing for Oscar favorites Spotlight, Room, The Revenant, Brooklyn, and (somewhat surprisingly) The Martian are notable, but the headline belongs to Carol and Sicario, who lead the field.  The […]


Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 167: Tech Category Check In, The Martian, and Oscar Rematches

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. On the agenda: Gotham Nominations The weekend box office along with new Oscar talk surrounding “The Martian” winning Best Picture and Director.  Is it true? A look at some of the technical categories […]


Film Review #2: The Martian (★★★★)

As a voracious reader I try to give every translation from page to screen a fair shake; the Hollywood process differs so greatly from publishing it’s required elements be changed. By that same token, I tend to temper my excitement, as too often parts I love from the source material never leap to the film. When I can […]