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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 93: Horror Film Evolution, Sequels and Remakes, and Circuit Madness Winner

POWERHOUR_LOGO_NEW1Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment.

We go on for a while this week but it’s all with fascinating results.  We promise.

We kick things off with announcing the winner of the Circuit Madness tournament.  Meryl Streep vs. Elizabeth Taylor.  One of the hardest choices for many, but will the results surprise you?  Listen in.

We go over the news of last week that included images for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Godzilla, and Boyhood.  We talk about the prospects of those pictures and what they can bring to the 2014 landscape.

The troubled film Jane Got a Gun has been pulled from the calendar by Relativity Media.  This action brings us into a conversation about another troubled picture by Kenneth Lonergan titled Margaret, which garnered lots of admirers.  

Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s Birdman has been given an Oscar-friendly release date in mid-October.  With the film not screening at Cannes, what can a film like that do this year?

A very interesting talk erupts about the entire horror genre thanks to Joseph Braverman’s terrific “Sci-Fi Friday piece” and who got their start there.  There are problems with the genre nowadays which lets us compare it to the films of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s and how its all changed.

Thanks to a piece about sequels and remakes, we get into a hot debate about how films like Team America and Kill Bill would fare with another installment to the franchises.  

Finally, we are seven episodes from our 100th episode!  We are taking personal questions from you every week about just about anything and how you can get to know us better.  Make sure to send one in.

We get into some talk about future projects like “Batman vs. Superman,” DVD releases this week, and more.

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. 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, CNN.com, 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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