Brie Larson Frontrunner for ‘Captain Marvel’

Plenty of high profile names have been dropped in the pursuit of casting the eponymous superhero in “Captain Marvel,” but a new frontrunner has emerged: Best Actress Oscar winner Brie Larson. According to Variety, Larson is now the presumed favorite in a race that at one time included big names such as Emily Blunt and […]


Superheroine Producers Needed – A Plea for Gender Equality in Hollywood

WOMEN IN CINEMA: With the latest installment in The Avengers franchise kicking off the summer with soaring box-office digits and the release of Marvel’s latest superhero venture “Ant-Man” this week, superhero films are aplenty in Hollywood – male superhero films, anyway. There hasn’t been a major comic book to film adaptation featuring a superheroine (but […]

I could listen to Thor and Loki's brotherly banter for eons (Image Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures)

Thor: The Dark World (★★★½)

You know a franchise is a keeper when its films start becoming comfortable in their own skins, self-assured and confident with every grand — and I mean GRAND — gesture they make (visual and otherwise). Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World is total proof of this. Right from the start, it absorbs us with an aura […]


Women in Cinema: Where is Wonder Woman?

With the unceasing popularity of comic book hero turned action movie star, many fans are wondering, where is Wonder Woman? Making her debut in 1942, Wonder Woman has been a DC darling ever since. (With the exception of a brief stint in 1986 when the heroine returned to Themyscira–otherwise known as “hiatus.”) As recently as […]


James Spader to Play Ultron in Marvel’s ‘Avengers’ Sequel

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love the news that James Spader will be playing Ultron in the upcoming sequel to The Avengers. I must admit, I know nothing about the character. I only know that Spader will certainly make this film more fun. Marvel made the announcement today, and Avengers: Age of […]


Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Begins Production!

Principal photography for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has commenced in the UK, according to Walt Disney Studios. Guardians is scheduled for an August 1, 2014 theatrical release. Have a look at Disney’s official statement below: BURBANK, CALIF. (July 23, 2013) – “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the next epic adventure from Marvel Studios has started […]


‘The Avengers’ Wins Big at the Saturn Awards!

Along with being one of the highest grossing films of all time, The Avengers was the big winner at the 39th Annual Saturn Awards.  The Saturn Awards honor excellence in Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy Films (as well as television) and bestowed four awards upon The Avengers – including Best Science Fiction Film. Here is a […]


Robert Downey Jr. Signs on for Two More Avengers Films

This is an interesting bit of news. Robert Downey Jr. has come to an agreement to star in two more Avengers films, playing Iron Man/Tony Stark. However, there is nothing in the report that says the actor has agreed to play the superhero in a fourth Iron Man stand-alone film.  There are plans to begin shooting […]

MTV Movie Awards Goes Big for ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

The MTV Movie Awards have officially (almost anyway…) moved away from the Twilight series into new territory with some of their choices that were seen in last night’s ceremony that hosted by Rebel Wilson, now an MTV Movie Award winner herself.  With sketches that included a wink from Oscar host James Franco, the show started […]

Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Young)

(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 thoughts be known […]

‘The Avengers’ Cast to Present on Oscar® Show

You can add Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo to the growing list of presenters on Oscar night. The Avengers was the highest grossing film of the year, and four out of the five actors are former Oscar nominees, so it is a nice addition to a growing lineup […]

Oscar Circuit: Best Visual Effects

And the Nominees are… The Avengers – Janek Sirrs, Daniel Sudick, Jeff White, and Guy Williams Oscar Scene: Hulk smashing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – David Clayton, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, and R. Christopher White Oscar Scene: The introduction to Gollum Life of Pi – Erik De Boer, Donald Elliott, Guillaume Rocheron, and Bill Westenhofer Oscar Scene: Any […]

2013 Visual Effects Society Nominees Announced

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced their nominees for the VES Awards, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey leads the pack with seven nominations. Life of Pi (presumed by many to be the favorite come Oscar time) and The Avengers are right behind the furry-footed hobbits with six nods. We’ll have to wait until February 5th to […]

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 9/30)

And the Oscar goes to…Homeland? Wait…what?! Oh, that’s right, I meant the The Emmys — only the second-most substantial entertainment awards ceremony of the year! The Awards Circuit was on hand Sunday to talk Emmys on our first LIVE Blog since the 84th Academy Awards in February. Not only was it an eventful night to […]

Box Office Report (9.3.2012)

After being left on the Lionsgate shelves for a fair amount of time, The Possession finally got its opportunity to play at the multiplex and won the final weekend at the box office, earning an estimated $17.2 million, wrapping up an interesting 2012 summer box office season. Outpacing the Prohibition-era crime drama Lawless, The Possession was the […]