Top 10: Female Villains in Film

The majority of villains in film are men. Let’s just get that out of the way. Google search famous big screen baddies and you will be inundated with male personas. It’s obvious that Hollywood doesn’t consider the female image to be as menacing, nor does it assume actresses can personify abominable roles as well as […]

Top 10: Best Performances From the Actors of the MCU

One of the biggest successes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is its ability to assemble quality casts. From the first “Iron Man” to last year’s “Captain America: Civil War,” the MCU is chock-full of both A-list stars and character actors. However, it’s rare to see anyone in the MCU do career-best work in the franchise, […]

Top Ten: Best Romantic Comedies of the Aughts

Love and laughter go hand in hand. That is the reason romantic comedies are possibly my favorite genre of film. From the screwball comedies of the ’30s to the famous pairings of Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in the ’90s, no other films can make my heart swoon and my sides split all at the […]

Top 10: Real Hollywood Couples Who Co-Starred Together

Chemistry between co-stars is an elusive art. It’s almost as if lightning has to strike in order to find the perfect on screen romantic pair. One way to try and ensure on screen chemistry is to hire stars who are actually romantically linked in real life. Even then, real life chemistry isn’t always able to […]

Top 10: Best Memorial Day Movies To Date

Memorial Day is a time for reflection, more so than a time for celebration. Obviously, nowadays it’s a date for barbecues and the beach, but that wasn’t always the case. Going back to the days of the Civil War, Memorial Day was always intended just to pay tribute to United States servicemen and servicewomen who […]

Top Ten Greatest Performances of All-Time (Clayton Davis)

We’ve come to the end.  No more analyzing, no more criticizing, just putting it all out there.  When we began these “10 Greatest” series two years ago, I wasn’t sure what they would turn into.  It’s easy just to say, “I like movies.”  It’s even harder to describe what they really mean to you.  Film […]

Top Ten Greatest Performances of All-Time (Michael Balderston)

I hate the word ‘greatest’ when it comes to making a list like this. The word is so definitive for something so imprecise and personal. I have loved reading all the lists from my fellow Awards Circuit staffers because they picked some great performances that didn’t spring to mind for me initially, but definitely deserve […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Doomed Epic Romances

This article was originally going to start off being a top 10 films of 1997 piece before Robert gave me a great suggestion on Twitter that I should do epic romances in honor of that behemoth called Titanic. However, after going through all the movies it seems as though all of the on screen romances […]

Box Office Results (03.02.12)

This week, ‘Pompeii‘ (TriS) took #1 on 10 on the international charts, ‘The LEGO Movie‘ (WB) on five international charts, and both ‘The Monuments Men‘ (Sony) and ‘Robocop (2014)‘ (Sony) land on top on four international charts. However, the highest grossing film with $33 million is ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug‘ (WB) in China. […]

Box Office Results (02.16.14)

Internationally, ‘The LEGO Movie‘ (WB) landed #1 on 12 charts, ‘RoboCop (2014)‘ (Sony) on 11 charts, and ‘Frozen (2013)‘ (BV) on three. In China, ‘The Monkey King‘ is the highest grossing film in about Sun Wu-Kong, the Monkey King that is very exciting and inspired many of the legends about his journey to the West. […]

Box Office Results (02.09.14)

On the international charts, ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street‘ (Par.) was very well received in Europe, followed by a ‘Frozen (2013)‘ (BV) South Korea, and then Spain did the ‘American Hustle‘ (Sony). So far in February, ‘Ride Along‘ (Uni.) dominated the charts until the release of ‘The LEGO Movie‘ (WB) which earned more than $35 […]

Box Office Results (02.02.14)

What a great way to start February! ‘The Wolf of Wall Street‘ (Par.) was the most popular film on the international charts, followed by ‘I, Frankenstein‘ (LGF) and then ‘Frozen (2013)‘ (BV). This week, on the daily charts, ‘Ride Along‘ (Uni.) claimed #1 until the Super Bowl froze over Sunday. January 2014 saw ‘Ride Along‘ […]

Box Office Results (01.12.14)

This week, ‘Frozen (2013)‘ (BV) overtook ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug‘ (WB), ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty‘ (Fox) and ‘Police Story (2013)‘ (Wanda), which ruled Asia and out-grossed the rest of the heavy hitters easily. This week, at the domestic box office, ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street‘ (Par.) howled away ‘Frozen‘, and the […]

Box Office Results (01.05.13) – ‘Frozen’ Back at #1

Hello and welcome to 2014! I hope you’ve taken time to read the fun articles on the site! On the international charts, Smaug continues to desolate the world, though ‘Firestorm‘ sits on top in China, grossing over $27 million alone. This year, ‘Iron Man 3‘ (BV) was the #1 film, grossing just over $409 million, […]

Best of 2013: The Davis Award Dream Ballot

I guess it all comes down to this.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (or AMPAS) will be handing in their Oscar ballots on January 8.  The best of 2013 will be determined by over 6,000 professionals, actors, directors, and more from around the globe.   We will never be at a point […]

Box Office Results (09.16.13)

This week, the international scene was a battle of ice and fire, ‘Frozen (2013)‘ (BV) freezing over the European countries and southern Asian countries, as ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘ (LG) burned up the last few days of the week, melting down Monday and Tuesday, before Smaug lent his fire in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation […]

Box Office Results (11.17.13)

The hammer of lightning has spoken and shot around to the world to the top of the charts, unopposed and undenied. The #1 grossing country is China, 3rd goes to Sandra Bullock and George Clooney floating through space, and the rest follows, dropping below $5 million per country. On the daily charts, Natalie Portman helped […]

Box Office Results (10.27.13)

With the release of ‘Carrie (2013)‘ (SGem) and ‘The Fifth Estate‘ (BV) in theaters, Gravity (WB) still blasted into #1 on the international charts, though lost its hold on the domestic charts, allowing ‘Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa‘ (Par.) into #1 upon release into theaters. This week, ‘Gravity‘ clung for dear life to #1 on the […]

Box Office Results (10.20.13)

‘Gravity‘ (WB) floats to the top of many of the international charts along with the daily domestic charts, the weekends blowing away all over competition. Still, on top on the weekly charts, ‘Captain Phillips‘ (Sony) can’t even nick it, sailing into #2. ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2‘ (Sony) rains into #3, ‘Runner Runner‘ […]

Box Office Results (10.13.13)

Lasting at #1 every day since its debut and currently #1 in many of the international charts, ‘Gravity‘ (WB) continues to captivate, grossing more as time goes by. This week, #2 goes to ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2‘ (Sony), ‘Runner Runner‘ (Fox) takes #3, ‘Prisoners‘ (WB) takes #4, with ‘Rush (2013)‘ (Uni.) at […]

Box Office Results (10.06.13)

Enjoying the pilots so far? Me neither. At least we still have movies. ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2‘ (Sony) topped the daily charts until ‘Gravity‘ (WB) blew it away. The release of ‘Runner Runner’ (Fox) puts it on the international charts grossing high in Russia, ‘Prisoners‘ (WB) banking in the United Kingdom, and […]

Box Office Results (09.29.13)

Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal chased ‘Prisoners‘ (WB) into #1 all week, though the cute ‘Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2‘ (Sony) drowned out all other competition. This month, ‘Insidious Chapter 2‘ (RD) took #1, ‘Riddick‘ (Uni.) at #2, and ‘Prisoners‘ (WB) took #3. Rounding off this quarter, ‘Despicable Me 2‘ (Uni.) is #1 […]

Box Office Results (08.25.13)

This month, so far, the longest lasting film at #1 on the daily charts is ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler‘ (Wein.) which has lasted a full nine days at #1. With only a minor break on Wednesday the 21st, where ‘The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones‘ (SGem) broke through, it is expected to finish the month […]

Ten Films that Get You In the Mood to Be an American

Happy 4th of July everyone! I put out a list last year about ten films about independence and am re-releasing with a new title. Simple enough, eh? It’s been a great year for The Awards Circuit and with all of your continued support, we will become bigger than we could have dreamed. I thank all […]

Highs and Lows of the First Half of 2013

One of my annual traditions, this is my rundown of the best and worst things that I’ve seen during the first six months of 2013. As it stands, I’ve seen more than 130 films, and honestly, mostly I’ve come away pretty disappointed with the first half offerings. Usually I’ve got at least a few things […]

Box Office Results (06.16.13)

With the Los Angeles Film Festival at full buzz, theaters, once again, attract thousands of people for the international variety offered of filmmakers from all around the world. This week, ‘The Purge‘ (Uni.) started on top, ‘This Is The End‘ (Sony) at the top on Wednesday, and ‘Man of Steel‘ (WB) from Thursday until today. […]

Box Office Results (06.09.13)

Most of this week saw ‘Fast and Furious 6‘ (Uni.) at #1 daily, until ‘Now You See Me‘ (LG/S) jumped out on top for two days on Wednesday, and Friday saw ‘The Purge‘ (Uni.) on top. This week, the racing crew of Vin Diesel speeds into #1, the trickster magicians open at #2, with ‘After […]

Box Office Results (05.19.13)

This week, the top 3 hardest hitters graced the #1 daily charts. ‘Iron Man 3‘ (BV) kept a good stride until ‘The Great Gatsby‘ (WB) drove past it into the daily #1 on Wednesday, May 15th, with ‘Star Trek Into Darkness‘ (Par.) in at #1 this Thursday, May 16th. Internationally, ‘IM3‘ stays at #1 in […]

Box Office Results (05.12.13)

No big surprises here, ‘Iron Man 3‘ (BV) sits on top at #1 every day at the box office, securing its placement for the weekly count, ‘Pain & Gain‘ (Par.) slips to #2, as ‘42‘ (WB) holds onto #3. ‘Oblivion‘ (Uni.) is bumped down to #4 followed by ‘The Big Wedding‘ (LGF) at #5. ‘The […]

Box Office Results (03.10.13)

Still on top during the week, since its release, ‘Jack the Giant Slayer‘ (WB/NL) leads by a great margin the top 10 during the week. ‘Identity Thief‘ (Uni.) trails by over $20M at #2, ‘21 and Over‘ (Rela.) a close #3, ‘Snitch‘ (LG/S) just behind it at #4, and, widening the gap a bit, ‘The […]

Box Office (03.03.13)

A week after the Oscars and the box office reflects the thoughts of the public. However, this week, comedy and romance sit at the top, the more serious of the nominations and movies trailing on. Topping the charts at #1 is ‘Identity Theft‘ (Uni.), followed by the new release, ‘Snitch‘ (Sum.) at #2, and ‘Safe […]

Top 10 Scores and Soundtracks of 2012

If you’re anything like me, you’re still recovering from the Oscar nominations a few days ago. Well, it’s also that time of the year again folks…time for my annual Awards Circuit tradition of talking about the best that the year had to offer in terms of scores and soundtracks! While I didn’t fall in love […]

Box Office (12.09.12)

As we near 12.12.12, the big question of who will be #1 on, the rumored, the end of the world is, currently, up for grabs! Unsurprisingly, ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2‘ (Sum.) has been dethroned in several other countries around the world, being replaced with the happy holiday 3D flick, ‘Rise of the Guardians‘ (P/DW), a […]