Circuit 3: Ian McKellen

Circuit 3: Ian McKellen

As the site advocate for all that is Middle-earth (I make no secret that The Lord of the Rings trilogy was my #1 film of the first decade in the 21st century), I have to say that my enthusiasm for the final installment of The Hobbit trilogy – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five […]

Circuit 3 A-Z: Films That Begin With the Letter ‘H’

Circuit 3 A-Z: Films That Begin With the Letter ‘H’

How do you follow up ranking films that begin with the letter G when so many of the greatest films of all time begin with that letter? Trick question, yo! You follow it with films that begin with the letter H, duh. While this week doesn’t offer quite the bounty of choices that last week gave […]

Peter Jackson, Joe Letteri and Weta Digital to Receive Producers Guild Vanguard Award

Peter Jackson, Joe Letteri and Weta Digital to Receive Producers Guild Vanguard Award

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) will be presenting their 2014 Vanguard Award to filmmaker Peter Jackson, visual effects artist Joe Letteri, and Weta Digital at the 25th annual Producers Guild Awards. The ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, January 19. The special award recognizes achievements in new media and technology. Former recipients of this honor include James Cameron, Stan […]

New Image and Poster From ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

New Image and Poster From ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

I’m looking forward to seeing a new trailer for the second film in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. It seems like it has been a while since we have had anything to look at for the film. Today we have a new stylized image of Bilbo and the dwarves barreling over […]

Harvey Weinstein’s Statement Following the Ruling on ‘The Butler’ Title Dispute

Harvey Weinstein’s Statement Following the Ruling on ‘The Butler’ Title Dispute

The widely publicized title dispute over The Weinstein Company’s upcoming film, The Butler, and Warner Brothers (who had a silent short film of the same name from 1916) has come to an end. The result of their conflict leaves TWC with a new title:  Lee Daniels’ The Butler.  Following the verdict determined by The Motion Picture […]

First Trailer for Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second installment in what is now The Hobbit Trilogy. The trailer will drop theatrically in front of Man of Steel this weekend (read Terence’s review for that film here). We brought you a first look at Smaug’s new poster on Sunday, which is quite lovely. After […]

First Look At Evangeline Lilly As Tauriel In ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’

As The Awards Circuit’s reigning champion for both LOST and The Lord of the Rings, I’m excited to post the first image of Evangeline Lilly (LOST’s Kate Austin) as Tauriel, the warrior elf, in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (courtesy of Entertainment Weekly). Apparently Tauriel – who is an original Peter Jackson character, as you […]

Box Office Results (12.23.12)

With the international release of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Adventure‘ (WB), it claims #1 wherever it has been released, including the American box office. Domestically, it is followed by ‘Lincoln‘ (BV) and ‘Rise of the Guardians‘ (Par./DW). ‘Skyfall‘ (Sony) is down to #4 but ‘Life of Pi‘ (Fox) remains at #5. ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2‘ […]

Snippet Review: ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

Nine years after Peter Jackson put a wrap on The Lord of the Rings trilogy (LOTR), the acclaimed director returns to Middle-earth with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I should start by making everyone aware of what a geek I am for this world of wizards, elves, and dwarves: I named the LOTR trilogy as the […]

The Sound of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

Say what you will about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (I happened to have enjoyed it a lot), but there is no denying the excellent work delivered from the craft side of the film, perhaps most notably, the sound. As the good people of Sound Works Collection always do, they have put together a detailed […]

Around the Circuit: December 8th – December 14th

Link(s) of the week: The big buzz around the web this week was in response to the SAG and Golden Globe nominations. The actors that receive a nomination never seem to generate as much discussion as the actors that get left off, and the web was humming the same tune about the SAG omissions of […]

Trailergate: The Great Trailer Debate

There’s the infamous Watergate scandal; sports followers still get a kick out of Crygate; and Antennagate  briefly plagued Apple’s release of the iPhone 4.  Well, here’s a new one for you: Trailergate.  It’s completely made-up and involves no impeachable offenses or villainous superstar athletes, so bear with me while I set this up. DISCLAIMER: This […]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Full Soundtrack

You don’t have to wait until December 11th to listen to Howard Shore’s full soundtrack to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Thanks to Empire you can now listen to it online! It can not be embedded at this time, so you will have to go here to listen. Shore seems to have nailed the atmosphere […]

Oscar Circuit – “Master” of Networking?

As the awards season is underway, multiple scenarios are playing out in my mind suggesting what can occur for the remainder of the year.  Films like The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Zero Dark Thirty are still sight unseen with Django Unchained and Promised Land about to get their first set of eyes.  Last week […]

Seven New Banners for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey may not open until December 14th, but until then you can probably expect a blitz of promotional materials similar to what we saw prior to Prometheus and The Dark Knight Rises earlier this year. With advanced tickets already on sale, and crushing the likes of Skyfall and Breaking Dawn Part Two in earnings, […]