Ron Howard Joins Tumultuous Untitled Han Solo Film

Uh oh, it sounds like things on the “Star Wars” set aren’t going well. Academy Award winner Ron Howard will finish directing the untitled Han Solo film, which has been filming for over 4 months.   In a shocking twist, original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were let go after a stunning upset between the […]

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 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, and […]

Circuit Madness 2017 Finals! Voting Now Open!

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Circuit Madness 2017 finals! If you haven’t been keeping up, we’re happy you’re here to join us. This year set Oscar-winning scores against each other in a March Madness-style bracket. We’ve found ourselves in the final round now, and the competition has been fierce. We’re left with two of the […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 39: ‘The Last Jedi’ Trailer, ACCA 1993 Noms, and Circuit Madness Final 4

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

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Rian Johnson and Mark Hamill Tease Major ‘The Last Jedi’ Plot Points

The panel for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at last week’s Star Wars Celebration in Orlando mostly served as a vessel for the film’s first trailer, but that hasn’t stopped director Rian Johnson and star Mark Hamill from subsequently teasing information about the film. Speaking to Good Morning America, Johnson confirmed that the issue of […]

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WATCH: First Trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

May the Force be with you. The first official footage for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the eighth film in the massively successful and iconic sci-fi series, premiered today during a panel for the film at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. Without further ado, check it out below: Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, director Rian Johnson […]

Awards Speculation: Can Disney Win Back-to-Back VFX Oscars?

Welcome to the 2017 Awards Speculation series, where we speculate on specific Oscar categories, analyzing big players and potential darkhorses.  For the next few weeks, we will bring you a category every Friday to talk about how it might shake out over the upcoming months. If you have a suggestion, please include it in the comments below. Be […]

Box Office: ‘Split’ Triumphs Over ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

(JANUARY 27 – JANUARY 29, 2017 estimates) “Split” (Week 2) – $26,268,685 “A Dog’s Purpose” (Opening) – $18,386,020 “Hidden Figures” (Week 6) – $14,000,000 “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (Opening) – $13,850,000 “La La Land” (Week 8) – $12,050,000 “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” (Week 2) – $8,250,000 “Sing” (Week 6) – $6,213,710 “Rogue […]


Box Office: ‘Split’ Surprises Everyone With Huge January Opening

(JANUARY 20 – JANUARY 22, 2017 estimates) “Split” (Opening) – $40,190,000 “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” (Opening) – $20,000,000 “Hidden Figures” (Week 5) – $16,250,000 “Sing” (Week 5) – $9,036,530 “La La Land” (Week 7) – $8,350,000 “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 6) – $7,036,000 “Monster Trucks” (Week 2) – $7,000,000 “Patriots […]

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Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Locked in Tight Race With ‘Rogue One’

(JANUARY 6 – JANUARY 8, 2017 estimates) “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 4) – $21,972,000 “Hidden Figures” (Week 3) – $21,800,000 “Sing” (Week 3) – $19,573,670 “Underworld: Blood Wars” (Opening) – $13,100,000 “La La Land” (Week 5) – $10,000,000 “Passengers” (Week 3) – $8,800,000 “Why Him?” (Week 3) – $6,500,000 “Moana” (Week 7) […]

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Soars With Second Highest December Opening

(DECEMBER 16 – DECEMBER 18, 2016 estimates) “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Opening) – $155,000,000 “Moana” (Week 4) – $11,664,000 “Office Christmas Party” (Week 2) – $8,450,000 “Collateral Beauty” (Opening) – $7,000,000 “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (Week 5) – $5,030,000 “Manchester by the Sea” (Week 5) – $4,156,338 “La La Land” […]

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Weekend Openings: A New ‘Star Wars Story’

For many, this weekend is damn near a holiday. Yes, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is hitting screens, along with at least one major Academy Award contender. It makes this installment of Weekend Openings a very solid one, without question. Furthermore, it’s the cross section of Oscar bait and holiday blockbusters, which is always […]

WATCH: New TV Spot for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ – “Together”

Check out this brand-new ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY TV spot! ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY is in theaters December 16 in 3D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D! Website and Mobile site: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Instagram: From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In […]

Women in Cinema: 10 Terrible Movie Moms

There are a lot of moms in the movies. There are great movie moms and terrible movie moms and some that are just sort of there in the background without a lot to do. This summer we’ve seen some interesting examples of motherhood. From the appropriately titled Bad Moms to this weekend’s less obvious release […]

More Details Emerge on Extensive ‘Rogue One’ Reshoots

  Back in June rumors of extensive reshoots for Disney’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” were confirmed, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter. Now, details of those reshoots have come to light, thanks once again to the folks over at THR. The outlet confirms the reshoots took place over a span of five […]

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 […]

Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 53: Dissecting the ‘Rogue One’ trailer

Disney sure knows how to lift our spirits for the weekend, don’t they? Last Thursday, the studio released a teaser trailer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to rabid fan approval. Theories have abounded in an attempt to connect this spin-off with last December’s The Force Awakens. Are we closer to finding the truth […]

Disney’s Search for Young Han Solo is Wrapping Up

The search for a young Han Solo is getting hot, this according to The Hollywood Reporter. The outlet was the first to report that one of the largest casting nets ever cast is closer to being reeled in following multiple screen tests. So who are the rumored hopefuls looking to tackle one of the most […]

Laura Dern, Benicio Del Toro Join ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

Filming for “Star Wars: Episode VIII” is well underway. With that news comes reports that big names such as Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro have joined the cast. Disney confirmed the news Monday, adding that Kelly Marie Tran has also been cast in an unspecified role. The film, which is a follow-up to the […]

“Star Wars: Episode VIII” Begins Production

Walt Disney Studios released the following statement and announcement video regarding “Star Wars Episode VIII” and the additions of Benicio del Toro and Laura Dern joining the cast: Rey took her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will continue her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the […]

‘Star Wars’ Production Company to be Prosecuted Over Harrison Ford Accident

The production company behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is in a bit of hot water. British workplace safety authorities are prosecuting the company over an incident that occurred in which star Harrison Ford broke his leg. Britain’s Health and Safety Executive announced the news today that it intended to prosecute Foodles Production (UK) Ltd. […]

2016 Oscar Circuit: Best Sound Mixing

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. […]

66th Annual ACE Eddie Award Nominations – Say Hello to ‘Sicario’ and ‘Joy’

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC): Mad Max: Fury Road Margaret Sixel The Martian Pietro Scalia, ACE The Revenant Stephen Mirrione, ACE Sicario Joe Walker, ACE Star Wars: The Force Awakens Maryann Brandon, ACE & Mary Jo Markey, ACE BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY): Ant-Man Dan Lebental, ACE & Colby Parker, Jr., ACE The Big Short […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 174: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and Everything Surrounding It

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 today: NON-Star Wars Talk up until the 14:15 mark. We talk about some of the big announcements by AMPAS including the Makeup shortlist, Foreign Language shortlist, and the 112 scores […]