All posts tagged "Terence Johnson"

  • General
    Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 2/24)

    Well it happened, ladies and gents! Ben Affleck’s mega-popular Argo “Crash“-ed its way to “Best Picture” victory. Just like Paul Haggis’ come-from-behind champion in 2006, Argo took home the very same wins in the very same categories (Picture, Screenplay, and Editing), in addition to being announced the winner by Jack Nicholson yet...

  • Article
    Oscar Speeches – Who Would You Thank?

    Whether it’s the veteran finally getting up on stage or an ingenue looking to make an impression, Oscar speeches are just as much a part of an actor’s legacy as their wins for their work. Have you ever thought about what you would say if you won? Luckily, Thank the Academy is...

  • Article
    Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections(Terence)

    (The annual “Will Win/Should Win” of the Awards Circuit has been our most popular yet most challenging series where each writer let’s their final thoughts be known on the Oscar categories.  Each writer will reveal their choices everyday leading up to the Oscar ceremony.  Think you can do better?  Let your final...

  • Trailer/Clips
    ‘The Internship’ trailer highlights Vaughn and Wilson chemistry, big ensemble

    I’m sure SoCal and New York denizens are used to seeing places they frequent being used in movies, but it was so much fun seeing buildings from my alma mater Georgia Tech (go Yellow Jackets!) in this trailer for The Internship, even if the real building is in the Silicon Valley. The...

  • Images
    Academy unveils 84 Olly Moss posters celebrating Best Picture winners

    We are ramping up to the Oscars and the Academy has released some new poster art to celebrate the occasion. Olly Moss, the talented designer, was commissioned to create a poster inspired by past Best Picture winners and came up with the wonderful creation you see on the right. The poster was...

  • General
    Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 2/10)

    We are now officially two weeks away from Oscar Sunday, which only means The Awards Circuit is working double-time to bring you the latest and greatest in awards news. We started off our charitable offerings with some fun yet informative banter on Power Hour, each of us sharing our thoughts on the...

  • Oscar Circuit
    Oscar Circuit: Supporting Actress

    Supporting Actress has proven to be one of the best categories recently for the Academy Awards. For every year there was a clear front runner (Spencer, Monique, Hudson), there was another year when we had no idea who was winning (Leo, Swinton, Weisz, Cruz). Although after a few award shows, it’s clear...

  • General
    Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 2/3)

    Just when The Awards Circuit thought Argo would put the brakes on its steamrolling of the competition, it shocks us again with key victories at SAG and DGA. It’s now abundantly clear that Ben Affleck’s third directorial outing is the frontrunner heading into the Oscar ceremony.

  • News
    ‘Revenge’ star Emily Van Camp to join ‘Captain America: The WInter Soldier’

    Well this certainly came out of left field, but what a welcome surprise! Deadline has broken the news that Emily VanCamp, the lead of ABC’s fantastic show Revenge, is currently in talks to star alongside Chris Evans in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. VanCamp is rumored to be playing Sharon Carter, a...

  • Oscar Circuit
    Oscar Circuit: Best Production Design

    New name. Same Category. The Academy Award for Best Production Design celebrates the best in art direction and set design. Production designers have an incredibly difficult role in the making of film. Whether it’s a fantasy film set in far off world or a recreation of a historical building, production designers create...

  • Film Reviews
    Warm Bodies (***)

    You’d be hard pressed to find a person who was more unsure of Warm Bodies than me when the trailer dropped. In this age of reboots and re-imaginings and remixes, this just seemed like another in the assembly line of ideas. Luckily the writers took care to develop a dynamite script that...

  • Festivals
    Park City Dispatch – Episode 9: The Best of the Fest!

    Sundance Film Festival may be over, but we’ve still got fun stuff to share! In addition to the final reviews and analysis, Joey and I sat down before leaving Park City to record one final video where we share our thoughts about the festival and dole out some awards. So without further...

  • Festivals
    SUNDANCE: Interview with ‘kink’ director Christina Voros

    It’s not every day you get to speak with someone who has even been to a porn shoot, let alone made a documentary about one of the bigger studios. But that’s what happened when I sat down with kink director Christina Voros at Java Cow in Park City last week. In what was...

  • Festivals
    SUNDANCE: kink (***½)

    Raucously entertaining and yet incredibly earnest, Christina Voros’ documentary kink is a fascinating film about the inner workings of the porn studio kink.com. Certainly not for the faint of heart or prude of mind, Voros spares us nothing in her examination of BDSM porn by way of the most profitable studio of...

  • Festivals
    SUNDANCE: Interview with ‘American Promise’ composer Miriam Cutler

    One of the best things about Sundance is that you get to meet every matter of person involved in indie film. Miriam Cutler has been composing music for documentary films since 1988, authoring over 100 scores. She’s also been a longtime advisor in the Sundance Composers Lab, as well as a long...

  • Festivals
    Sundance: Pit Stop (***)

    Sometimes movies are incredibly clear in their intentions from the outset. Other films take their time, sneaking up on you and subtly creeping into your consciousness. and there are those films that sneak up on you, creeping into your consciousness. Pit Stop, an eloquent look at gay men living in Texas and...

  • General
    Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 1/27)

    As the talk of 2012 slowly comes to an end, The Awards Circuit moves forward by embracing the new film year. Joey Magidson and Terence Johnson spent a full nine days in Park City, Utah getting to know the films and filmmakers that could make a huge impact in 2013. Check out...

  • Festivals
    SUNDANCE: Fruitvale (***)

    Every so often as a critic you get the opportunity to witness a film that’s so ingrained in your experience that it becomes difficult to even comprehend how you feel about the film. On one hand, Fruitvale is a rich, if slightly problematic, retelling of the day in the life of Oscar...

  • Festivals
    SUNDANCE: Interview with ‘Kill Your Darlings’ star Michael C. Hall

    Michael C. Hall is having a bit of a film breakout. Sure we all recognize him from Six Feet Under and Dexter, but his role as David Kammerer in the Sundance film Kill Your Darlings is something of a marvel, allowing the actor to show of his immense talent on the big...

  • Festivals
    Park City Dispatch – Episode 8: ACOD, Fruitvale and Blue Caprice

    It’s the final countdown! In the penultimate episode of Park City Dispatch, Joey and I recount our final day at the fest including the morning snow and the films we screened: Blue Caprice, ACOD, The Spectacular Now and Fruitvale. Enjoy!

  • Festivals
    Park City Dispatch – Episode 7: Lovelace, Fun Interviews, and The Way Way Back

    Sundance is winding down and in our second to last video, we recount the quiet day that we had. After the fiasco I had with youtube delaying yesterday’s video, we decided to keep this one short. We review the three films Joey saw (Lovelace, The Way Way Back and Emmanuel and the...

  • Festivals
    SUNDANCE: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (**½)

    Do you all remember that split screen in 500 Days of Summer where we see the main character’s expectations vs. reality? Well my screening of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints was very much like what the main character went through. In my mind, Aint Them Bodies Saints was a thrilling yet poetic film...

  • Festivals
    Park City Dispatch – Episode 6: The Spectacular American Promise of the Upstream Color Pit Stop

    Episode 6 is in the books! In this episode we attempt to unravel the complexities of Shane Carruth’s newest film Upstream Color, describe our feelings towards The Spectacular Now (Joey loved it), Pit Stop (I loved it) and The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman (it was average). We also get a bit...

  • Festivals
    SUNDANCE: Stoker (***)

    Stoker is a delightfully demented film that derives its pleasures from uncomfortable situations, shocking violence and magnetic characters. Chan-wook Park bring his trademark visual style to deliver a feast for the eyes. And yet despite this and some fabulous performances from Matthew Goode and Nicole Kidman, the plot never lets you embrace...

  • General
    SUNDANCE: Stories We Tell (***½)

    Stories We Tell, the sterling documentary from Sarah Polley, is a delicately assembled exploration of a family and how the stories they tell weave together a complicated tapestry. Sarah Polley starts the film nimbly enough presenting  all of the subjects, her family members and close family friends. But what starts out as...