Around the Circuit: July 13 – July 19



Link(s) of the week:

In the wake of the George Zimmerman trial verdict, The Hollywood Reporter’s Pamela Mc Clintock examines the  striking parallels and increased public interest in Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station

Other worthy news from around the web…

With the arrival of Fruitvale Station, The LA Times’ Glenn Whipp declares that the opening bell for Oscar season has been rung.

Brad Brevet at Rope of Silicon updates his Lead Actress predictions, elevating Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) to frontrunner status.

Guy Lodge at In Contention wonders if Mads Mikkelsen is an Oscar sleeper for his performance in The Hunt.

What Culture’s T. J. Barnard names ten actors whose careers faltered after winning Oscar gold.

Yes, the film Sharknado really did happen, and what a wonderfully entertaining disaster it was. The movie got Kevin Carr at Film School Rejects wondering what state would be at the highest risk of a real life sharknado event occurring. I think I’m safe here in Ohio.

If you are a fan Nathaniel Rogers’  Yes, No, Maybe So series at The Film Experience, then you’ll want to check this one out. It’s a five-for-one special.

The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg lists his five biggest takeaways from the Emmy nominations.