Circuit Rewind: Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Circuit Rewind: Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)

It’s been ten years since our last ‘Star Wars’ outing, so in celebration of May the fourth, lets revisit “Episode III – Revenge of the Sith”

Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 44: Analyzing the latest ‘The Force Awakens’ Trailer

Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 44: Analyzing the latest ‘The Force Awakens’ Trailer

Holy Chewbacca, how awesome was that trailer?! J.J. Abrams is certainly known for making an entrance but I didn’t expect to be so blown away by the scintillating imagery of each individual frame. In fact, only the last shot is as close to conventional as the teaser gets…though in that particular instance I think all […]

Awards Profile: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Awards Profile: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Welcome to the 2015 Awards Profiles series.  For the next two months, every day (except for Saturday), we will bring you a run down of a future 2015 film that we see as a potential awards vehicle for next year’s Academy Awards.  This is all speculative since with just about all these films, we haven’t seen a […]

Daisy Ridley’s role in ‘Star Wars’ could span the entire new trilogy

Daisy Ridley’s role in ‘Star Wars’ could span the entire new trilogy

It seems like the rumors that Daisy Ridley has one of the larger roles in Star Wars: Episode VII has a bit more validity to it, not that anyone especially seemed to doubt it. Apparently, not only that, but her character could be one of the main through lines to Episode VIII and Episode IX […]

J.J. ABRAMS OFFERS FANS THE CHANCE TO WIN A PRIVATE HOMETOWN SCREENING OF STAR WARS: EPISODE VII BEFORE IT HITS THEATERS

J.J. ABRAMS OFFERS FANS THE CHANCE TO WIN A PRIVATE HOMETOWN SCREENING OF STAR WARS: EPISODE VII BEFORE IT HITS THEATERS

LOS ANGELES, CA, JULY 21, 2014 — All Wings Report In! On the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, Director J.J. Abrams was interrupted by an X-Wing pilot and rogue robot as he announced the chance for fans to win an advance private screening of Star Wars: Episode VII. “We are so grateful for the support that the […]

Watch Kevin Smith talk about visiting the set of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Watch Kevin Smith talk about visiting the set of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Over in Switzerland this weekend at the annual Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, Kevin Smith was giving a Master Class talk, which basically was a normal Q and A session of his. Nothing newsworthy there, right? Well, besides just being something I always enjoy, at one point during the session he was asked about visiting […]

Oscar Isaac: Too Hot to Handle in 2014?

Oscar Isaac: Too Hot to Handle in 2014?

Anyone who reads AwardsCircuit.com knows that last year I did everything but bribe the Academy to cite and remember the towering performance of Oscar Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen.  The 35-year-old actor charmed the pants off many critics and earned himself a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in […]

Lupita Nyong’o Joins the ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ cast

Lupita Nyong’o Joins the ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ cast

I know a lot of folks were bummed when the initial cast announcement for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII was put out and it didn’t include some of the bigger names rumored for parts, with Lupita Nyong’o being the one name most frquently cited. Well, you all can rest easy now as Nyong’o has […]

Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 18: My Problem with “Adaptation Phobia”

Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 18: My Problem with “Adaptation Phobia”

FOREWARNING: There will be MAJOR spoiler talk in this article with regards to several high profile franchises, so be wary of this fact before continuing on to read. So guys and gals, I have a problem. It seems everywhere I look, popular franchises are either being rebooted, star super-sized, or used as platforms to boost […]

Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 17: Speculating the roles of the new ‘Star Wars’ cast, Part 2

Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 17: Speculating the roles of the new ‘Star Wars’ cast, Part 2

Happy Friday, everyone! This week’s Sci-Fi Fridays episode continues where I last left off: going through the roster of cast members for Star Wars: Episode VII and determining their respective roles in the new film based on what little info we know. Last week I speculated on the unnamed characters played by Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac […]

Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 16: Speculating the roles of the new ‘Star Wars’ cast, Part 1

Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 16: Speculating the roles of the new ‘Star Wars’ cast, Part 1

SCI-FI FRIDAYS: Well, it appears as though May the 4th came early this year! Rather than dropping major Star Wars: Episode VII casting news on the official Star Wars holiday, Disney and Co. decided to officially end the speculation this week before any leaks could be made to the press. Just one week prior, I […]

More ‘Star Wars’ casting news still to come

More ‘Star Wars’ casting news still to come

The buzz around yesterday’s casting announcement for Star Wars: Episode VII was about as positive as J.J. Abrams and company could have hoped for. That being said, it’s still a male dominate universe, though rumor has it the odds are going to be evened out somewhat in the coming days. Apparently this weekend was when […]

New ‘Star Wars’ Cast Revealed – Includes Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, and More

New ‘Star Wars’ Cast Revealed – Includes Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, and More

Yes folks, after one of the longest stretches of just out and out speculation that we’ve seen among movie fans, Disney and LucasFilm officially announced who J.J. Abrams would be directing in Star Wars: Episode VII, and apparently Inside Llewyn Davis is a popular flick in a galaxy far far away. Awards Circuit favorite Oscar […]

Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 15: Thoughts on the Latest ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Updates

Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 15: Thoughts on the Latest ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Updates

Happy Friday, everyone! So…remember a few months back when I made my sales pitch to Disney regarding who they should cast in the upcoming Star Wars film? Well, it turns out my efforts were for naught. Apparently, director J.J. Abrams and writing partner Lawrence Kasdan (both of whom are turning into the new George W. Bush […]

The villain in Star Wars Episode VII is…Adam Driver

The villain in Star Wars Episode VII is…Adam Driver

Any official news on the upcoming Star Wars sequel is still to come, but lots of reports yesterday have a bit of casting all but confirmed for the flick. Apparently, the main bad guy in the film is going to be played by Adam Driver. In what seems like no time, Driver has gone from […]