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Top 10: Best Summer Beach Movies

Who doesn’t love summer? The sun, the beach, and no school. This makes it prime moviegoing season, as everyone is free and looking to beat the heat. What better way to do that then retreating to an air conditioned movie theater? Luckily, even before “Jaws” invented the blockbuster, beach movies were already a staple at […]

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 […]

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‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ and ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Get Release Dates

The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm announced today the release dates for two of their most highly anticipated sequels. Per the studio, “Star Wars: Episode IX” will bow May 24, 2019. The film will be directed by Colin Trevorrow, and follows the events of this December’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The studio also announced […]

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Steven Spielberg’s Mysterious Pentagon Papers Film Gets Awards Season Release

Oscar watchers beware! Steven Spielberg‘s latest film – a mysterious, untitled Pentagon Papers drama – will have its limited release Dec. 22 of this year, followed by a wide release on Jan. 12, 2018. Not much is known about the film, which Twentieth Century Fox is distributing. However, per Variety, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep […]

ACCA 1993 Nominations Announced- ‘Schindler’s List’ Leads With 14 Nominations

NEW YORK (April 19th, 2017) – Awards Circuit today announced its nominees for the 1993 Awards Circuit Community Awards. The awards are voted on by Awards Circuit’s community of readers from all over the world. For the first time ever, the Circuit Center was used to give readers a preferential ballot to vote. Steven Spielberg’s historical epic […]

Community: What are your favorite MONSTER films?

Monster films have been part of the film world since the dawn of cinema. From Godzilla to Mighty Joe Young, and even giant robots, they have fascinated audiences for decades. However, the true king is returning to cinemas this week, with “Kong: Skull Island” roaring onto the screen. The first sighting of Kong was back […]

OSCARS: Taking A Look at the 2017 Hopefuls for the Academy

We’re already moving to a new Oscar season. As proven by the shocking Oscar win for Barry Jenkins’ masterpiece “Moonlight” at this year’s Academy Awards, the demographic and tastes of AMPAS is changing. While there are still hindrances and biases against certain films and genres (like superhero films, comedy or sci-fi), we could see some […]

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Netflix Announces Hollywood and WWII Docuseries With Spielberg, Coppola & More

An exciting new three-part docuseries about Hollywood and WWII, based on Mark Harris’ bestselling book “Five Came Back,” will debut on Netflix, the streaming giant announced today. In “Five Came Back,” Harris tells the untold story of how Hollywood changed World War II, and vice versa, through the eyes of five film directors who served: […]

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Community: What are your favorite Steven Spielberg movies?

With “The BFG” opening this weekend, excitement for the latest Spielberg film is building. I personally gave the film a positive review, but the famed director has so many great accomplishments, I don’t believe it is a top 5 Spielberg film. Spielberg remains one of the greatest directors of his generation, so we want to […]

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 […]

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Legendary Nabs ‘Bad Blood’ with Jennifer Lawrence, Adam McKay

  In one of the most high profile bidding wars of recent weeks, Legendary has emerged victorious in its battle to obtain rights to “Bad Blood.” The film is set to star Jennifer Lawrence as Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the embattled blood testing company Theranos. When news broke that Lawrence would star and Adam […]

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Sam Mendes Film ‘The Voyeur’s Motel’ Moves Forward, Sets Writer

Sam Mendes’  “The Voyeur’s Motel” has found its writer in Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Mendes is directing and producing the project, which also has Steven Spielberg attached to produce. Cairns will adapt the script from Gay Talese’s upcoming book of the same name (which will be released July 12), as well as from his article of the […]

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Japanese Star Win Morisaki Joins ‘Ready Player One’

Another player has joined the mix for Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Japanese boyband singer and actor Win Morisaki has been cast as Daito in the film, which has T.J. Miller, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn and Mark Rylance already booked. An official logline for the film has yet […]

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Emily Carmichael Locked for Spielberg and Trevorrow’s ‘Powerhouse’

Colin Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg are teaming up again, this time for a family action film titled “Powerhouse.” Details on the story are being kept under lock and key, but it is being reported that Trevorrow developed the story idea and indie filmmaker Emily Carmichael will be directing and writing the film from Trevorrow’s story. […]


Cannes Review Round-Up: ‘The BFG’ Lands But Not With the Big Thud It Intended

At the Cannes Film Festival today, Steven Spielberg‘s highly anticipated “The BFG” premiered, and the early word seems to be mixed. From an awards standpoint, we were looking for this to possibly run the gauntlet in some of the technical races like Visual Effects, Cinematography, and even perhaps Score by 50-time nominee John Williams.  With […]

69th Cannes International Film Festival Lineup Announced

The full lineup for the 69th Cannes International Film Festival was announced this morning in Paris. Steven Spielberg, Jodie Foster, Shane Black, Woody Allen, Sean Penn, Jeff Nichols, Pedro Almodovar, Xavier Dolan, the Dardenne brothers and Paul Verhoeven are just some of the directors who have films showing at the festival. In the out of […]

Mark Rylance Eyeing Role in Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’

Another day, another Spielberg project for Mark Rylance. The Oscar winner is circling Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rylance is in final negotiations for the film, which is being backed by Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow. THR reports that Rylance and Warner Bros. are currently finalizing dates. Assuming the negotiations […]

Steven Spielberg and Mark Rylance Team Up Again for ‘The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara’

Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg has lined up his next project: the historical thriller “The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara.” The film is an adaptation of the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Kertzer. Tony Kushner (who previously wrote the screenplay for Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” for which he was nominated for an Oscar) adapted the screenplay. Mark Rylance, […]

WATCH: New Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ showing the Big Friendly Giant

We have a brand new trailer for “The BFG,” which includes new, never-before-seen footage of the BFG (Big Friendly Giant).  Check it out below with additional info on the film. The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” […]

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Simon Pegg Looking to Join Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One”

British actor Simon Pegg is seeking to join Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” it was announced Friday. The deal, when it closes, would cast Pegg alongside previously announced stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn. The screenplay is being adapted from the Ernest Cline novel of the same name by “X-Men: Last Stand” and “Avengers” […]

Astronaut Comedy with Seth Rogen, Bill Hader and Zach Galifianakis Gets Release Date

Universal’s latest comedy starring Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader and Seth Rogen has been set for a May 26 release date next year. The film, which currently lacks an official title, will center on three astronauts who find a mysterious spacecraft and find out the hard way that they are not meant to represent humanity against […]

Tye Sheridan Lands Lead in Spielberg’s “Ready Player One”

Tye Sheridan, who has an impressive list of film credentials despite his young age (he’s 19), has been cast as the lead in director Steven Spielberg’s upcoming “Ready Player One.” Sheridan joins Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn on the project. The film is based on the Ernest Cline novel of the same name. Sheridan will play […]

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 […]

Disney unveils first poster for The BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg

The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) […]

WATCH: First Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ from Walt Disney

Steven Spielberg, looking for his EIGHTH Best Director nomination this year for Bridge of Spies, unveils first teaser for Disney’s THE BFG! The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg and written by […]

Historical Halloween: Poltergeist (★★★★)

Poltergeist’s 1980s horror combined with Steven Spielberg’s golden era examination of suburban families – with horror as a metaphor for changes and issues – creates a film that could just as easily have been made in 1942. With a cadre of top-notch performances, from both its child actors as well as the adults, Poltergeist can […]