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John Boyega Heads to Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit Race Riot Drama

Newly minted “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star John Boyega is heading to Kathryn Bigelow‘s latest film about the Detroit race riots of 1967. Details about the film, including its title, are relatively unknown. Up until now, the cast was also unknown. The Hollywood Reporter notes that the cast is being touted as an ensemble, […]

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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 […]

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National Board of Review Chooses 2017 Date for Awards Gala

  Next year’s awards calendar is quickly booking up. The National Board of Review announced today that Jan. 4, 2017 will be its date for its annual film awards gala. The NBRs quick start awards season each year, as it is usually one of the first organizations to announce its winners in early December. The […]

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Could the Academy Nominate Two Women Directors this Year?

Women in Cinema: The Academy has the opportunity to do the unthinkable this year: nominate two women directors in the Best Director category. Even in a year when women-led films are few and far between, 2014 could be the year that women directors finally, truly become recognized as equal to their male counterparts. I know. I […]

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Six Spot #9: Best Actress 2012

Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s 2013 Best Actor Six Spot, you can catch it here. ***DISCLAIMER — please refrain from spoiling the Six Spot is the comment section!  Feel free to point out gaps in my logic and who YOU think would have won, but please don’t say […]

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Megan Ellison: Financial Hero of Indie Film

Most audiences probably aren’t familiar with her name or her production company, but the film industry has quickly taken notice to producer Megan Ellison. At just 28 years old, Ellison has produced the films of some of Hollywood’s most revered independent filmmakers, such as Paul Thomas Anderson, Spike Jonze, the Coen brothers and David O. […]

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2014 Grammy Nominations – Jay Z leads with Nine, Timberlake Scores Seven

Jay-Z led the 2014 Grammy nominations with nine.  On the film front, “Argo” looks to continue its sweep from last year with a Best Score nomination alongside this year’s “The Great Gatsby.” Some of my favorite artist scored mentions including Bruno Mars, Pink, and they great Justin Timberlake.  Also, big shout out to Marc Anthony […]

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Will Jessica Chastain Join the Cast of ‘A Most Violent Year?’

It looks more and more likely that Jessica Chastain will join Javier Bardem in A Most Violent Year. The Academy Award nominated actress of The Help and Zero Dark Thirty is currently in negotiations to star in J. C. Chandor’s next project. Little is known about the film other than it being a crime/thriller. Chastain […]

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Circuit 3 Special Edition: James Gandolfini

By now you’ve probably heard the sad news about the death of James Gandolfini. The star of the HBO series The Sopranos died at the age of 51 from an apparent heart attack while in Rome. Gandolfini will likely be remembered best for playing mob boss Tony Soprano, a role that earned him a Golden Globe, three […]

Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Mark Johnson)

(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 […]

Oscar 2013 Will Win/Should Win Selections (Melkonian)

(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 […]

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 […]