Oscars: 10 Actors and Actresses Still Searching for their Second Nomination

Oscars: 10 Actors and Actresses Still Searching for their Second Nomination

Oscar week continues with a look at some of the best actors and actresses who are desperately seeking their second Oscar nomination after being welcomed into the club some time ago. If we look back at others that used to fit this criteria, you can pull out names like Marion Cotillard, who was striking out […]

WANTED! Search for the Surprise Oscar Nominee Begins with 10 Suspects

WANTED! Search for the Surprise Oscar Nominee Begins with 10 Suspects

We look for them every year. The nominee that swoops in at the last minute and shows either the strength of a certain film that is nominated for Best Picture or one that simply makes your jaws drop. We’ve seen them over the years like Tommy Lee Jones in “In the Valley of Elah,” William […]

Oscars: Golden Globes and SAG Add to a Wide Open Season

Oscars: Golden Globes and SAG Add to a Wide Open Season

What a crazy two days it has been.  Nominations for the SAG Awards and Golden Globes were announced and made more than few heads spin.  Completely changing the landscape of a couple of categories, while solidifying some others accordingly.  Let’s try to digest it all (at least some of it): SAG made jaws drop with […]

Oscar Circuit: The Year of Firsts and Records Broken?

Oscar Circuit: The Year of Firsts and Records Broken?

There are lot of moving pieces as studios gear up for the official kick off for Phase 1 of Oscar season.  On November 30, New York Film Critics Circle will unveil their winners before National Board of Review chimes in the next day.  News broke that AFI pushed back their announcement of their annual top ten […]

Film Review: Spotlight (★★★★)

Film Review: Spotlight (★★★★)

Seconds after the credits for Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight” roll, an overwhelming feeling of changing your career takes over.  Is film criticism really where I belong?  What important, life-changing story am I not writing about?  Truth is, quite a bit of classic films give off that same feeling.  “Rocky” made a bunch of our fathers and […]

Venice 2015: Instant reactions to ‘Spotlight’

Venice 2015: Instant reactions to ‘Spotlight’

After the less than positive reception (and that’s putting it incredibly delicately) that Tom McCarthy was given with his last film The Cobbler, it might have been fair to wonder if the love affair that critics had with the filmmaker was over. In some ways, his new movie Spotlight, which just debuted today at the […]

Watch the First Trailer for ‘Spotlight’ with Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel McAdams

Watch the First Trailer for ‘Spotlight’ with Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel McAdams

The TRAILER for Open Road Films upcoming movie, SPOTLIGHT, has just been released! Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schrieber, Brian D’Arcy James, Stanley Tucci and Billy Crudup, SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the […]

TIFF 2014 Review: A Little Chaos (★)

TIFF 2014 Review: A Little Chaos (★)

TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL: Set during the early-ish days of the French Old Regime, Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos is about a female “builder” (gardener, garden architect, landscape-gardener?) who gets hired by the royal gardener to build a stone outdoor ballroom of sorts at an in-process Versailles. The film re-teams Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman (be […]

OSCARS or NOT: Top 50 Films You Need to See for the Fall

OSCARS or NOT: Top 50 Films You Need to See for the Fall

This week we have the official kick off to awards season with the Telluride Film Festival starting for critics everywhere.  Films will be “secretly” screened, buzz will reach a fever pitch for certain films, and some films will fall on their face.  It’s the nature of the game.  The entire staff of AwardsCircuit.com has put […]

Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, and Rachel McAdams are in talks for Tom McCarthy’s next film

Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, and Rachel McAdams are in talks for Tom McCarthy’s next film

I have a sneaking suspicion that we have an upcoming Oscar hopeful on our hands here folks. After he gets done directing Adam Sandler in the fantasy dramedy The Cobbler, filmmaker Tom McCarthy is next turning his sights to a passion project of his that’s also a real bit of prestige cinema. It’s a film […]

Transformers: Age of Extinction (★½)

Transformers: Age of Extinction (★½)

How dare you Michael Bay?  How dare you?   I uttered that exact question to a passing critic upon walking out of the latest screening of Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Age of Extinction.  He shook his head in dismay.  The director, who has made his mark on films like Pearl Harbor and The Island, has hit […]

New Trailer and Poster for ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’

New Trailer and Poster for ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’

20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation have just released a brand new adventure-filled TRAILER for their upcoming film, MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN. Starring Ty Burrell and Max Charles, MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN hits theaters everywhere on March 7th, 2014!   MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN Time Travel Adventure Comedy Release: March 7, 2014, in 3D Director: Rob Minkoff Producers: Alex Schwartz […]

English-Language Voice Cast Revealed for ‘The Wind Rises’

English-Language Voice Cast Revealed for ‘The Wind Rises’

Read the Press Release: BURBANK, Calif. (December 17, 2013) – An A-list roster of voice talent has been assembled for the English-language version of Studio Ghibli’s “The Wind Rises,” which opens in select North American theaters on Feb. 21, 2014, expanding wide on Feb. 28, 2014. The film marks director Hayao Miyazaki’s final feature, as the […]

Some Velvet Morning (★★★)

Some Velvet Morning (★★★)

Ladies and gentlemen, Neil LaBute is back. Some Velvet Morning is a dark, grim, chamber piece melodrama with some black comedy elements that has almost all of the hallmarks of the work that LaBute made a name for himself with. Now, whether or not that’s a good thing depends on who you are, but for […]

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (★★★)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (★★★)

An almost all around improvement on the already solid film that The Hunger Games was, Catching Fire (or officially The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) is a very well made and enjoyable flick that only has a few things standing between it and being an all around great movie. I never thought I’d say this, but […]