Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 13: Toronto Lineup, Trailers, Flops for the Fall

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POWERHOUR2Great news for our readership!  Our “Power Hour” will be moving to a weekly delivery.  As the thick of the race heats up and the Awards Circuit begins to move to the next phase of its existence, our conversations are moving  to Mondays.  So now, every Monday, our “Power Hour” will be up and running for your entertainment.  Also, get ready for some wonderful additions and guest spots from some people in the coming weeks.  For now, the agenda is listed below:

  • Gangster Squad being pushed back 
  • Life of Pi and Cloud Atlas trailer
  • TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Lineup
  • Give them an Oscar
  • Stop Making It Happen
  • Did You Know?
  • Non Oscar winners
  • Possible Fall Flops
  • Where Are They Now?
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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.


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Joey Magidson

Happy listening!

Steve Glansberg

I’d give Schumacher an honorary Oscar for Tigerland, which I actually prefer to Platoon. I’d pick Albert Finney for Murder on the Orient Express over Art Carney from Harry and Tonto. But I nearly fell out of my chair at the mention of Miller’s Crossing. I love that movie, very underrated one of the Coen’s best.

Josh P.

I think it’s interesting how most of the people featured in the “Where Are They Now” segment tend to be women. It’s a statement of how the industry generally treats female performers as they get older as opposed to men. For me, the Oscar Peter O’Toole should have received was for “The Lion in Winter.” Not only is it one of his best performances, but you’d also be taking away the Oscar from Cliff Robertson in “Charly”, which is a good performance but nowhere near what O’Toole did. I also agree with Steve that “Tigerland” is a great film and… Read more »



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