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    Six Circuit: Which 2013 Adapted Screenplay Missed Out on a Nomination?

    Welcome to the thirty-eighth entry in our Six Circuit series. Our focus this week goes to the 2013 Best Adapted Screenplay race. This year’s Oscar nominations went almost exclusively to the same movies. Of the twenty acting nominees, only ten different movies were represented. Of those ten movies, eight of them were Best Picture nominees. […] More

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    Academy Awards: Oscar Loves Long Films, No Matter the Category

    How many people like long movies? Personally, there is nothing more satisfying than a well-told hour-and-a-half film. However, it seems Oscar is stereotyped as liking longer movies. When one thinks of a Best Picture winner, they typically think of the long epics – “Titanic,” “Gone with the Wind,” “Ben Hur” and the list goes on. […] More

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    Top 10: Best Book-to-Movie Adaptations of the Millennium

    The book was better than the movie. It’s an adage that has become only more prevalent as time wears on. Literature has been a fertile ground for stories for film since the dawn of the medium. In many ways, book adaptations never used to be seen as mere cash grabs. One need not look further […] More

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    ’12 Years a Slave’ Actress Storm Reid Nabs Lead in ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

    In another move towards an incredibly diverse cast, up-and-coming star Storm Reid will the play the lead in Ava DuVernay‘s “A Wrinkle in Time.” The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news. Reid’s first role came by way of Best Picture winner “12 Years a Slave.” Since then, she nabbed the leading role in “American Girl: […] More

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    Paul Dano’s Directorial Debut Will be Adaptation of Richard Ford’s ‘Wildlife’

      Paul Dano is headed to the director’s chair, Variety reported today. The actor, who is known for arthouse flicks like “Youth,” “12 Years a Slave,” and more recently “Swiss Army Man,” will direct a big screen adaptation of Richard Ford’s classic, “Wildlife.” According to the report, Dano also co-wrote the screenplay with actress Zoe […] More

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    ‘Birth of a Nation’ Helmer Nate Parker Gets New Project

      Nate Parker, whose film “Birth of a Nation” stormed Sundance this year and is expected to play into awards season, has another project in the works. It is being reported that Parker has signed a deal to write, direct and produce a film for Legendary. The details, including a title, are being held extremely […] More

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    Good Reads: “Her” & “12 Years A Slave”

    Welcome back to Good Reads, where I look into what makes the screenplay winners Oscar worthy. Last week I analysed Birdman and The Imitation Game, this week we flash back to 2013 with one of the Academy’s best pair of choices not only recently but ever. Next week it’s Django Unchained and Argo‘s turn. “Her” […] More

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    Circuit 3: Films Starring Brad Pitt

    I have just one question for you: Who the hell doesn’t love Brad Pitt? Not only is the guy one of the coolest people in the world (I mean, he landed Angelina, amiright?), but he is also one of our finest, most under appreciated actors working today. Even when he stars in a sub-par film (The […] More

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    TIFF: Do ppl luv or h8 Men, Women & Children?

    Much like the insta-tweet reactions from last weekend’s Telluride, Awards Circuit brings you more insta-tweet reactions from the Toronto International Film Festival.  Toronto is often a very important place for Oscar-winning films to screen, as evidenced by recent Best Picture champs 12 Years a Slave, Argo, The Artist, The King’s Speech, The Hurt Locker, Slumdog […] More

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