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    Top 10: Raunchiest Comedies That Made Your Jaw Drop

    High art is wonderful. Classy cinema engages your mind, as well as your heart and soul. It’s what the Academy Awards were built (until this new debacle) to celebrate. On the flip-side, low art has a special place too. Laughing at bodily fluids, dirty jokes, and all around filth can bring a much-needed smile to […] More

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    Best of 2013: Davis Awards Choose Breakthrough and Body of Work Mentions

    The next phase of the Best of the Year citations continue with some highlights of many actors and actresses that will likely not get too many mentions at the end of the awards season, at least where it counts.  Many performers made their breakthrough in either their first feature performances or were finally given a […] More

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    Scarlett Johansson Campaigned in Lead Actress for ‘Don Jon’ by Relativity Media

    Relativity Media launched their awards site over the weekend that includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s directorial debut Don Jon and Scott Cooper‘s thriller Out of the Furnace.  With only one studio left to launch (20th Century Fox), we now have nearly all the campaign questions answered. One question that was surrounding Levitt’s film was where they would […] More

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    Don Jon (★★)

    Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s directorial debut, certainly means well. However just because a film means well doesn’t mean that it’s guaranteed to be a good film and unfortunately for audiences, Don Jon isn’t one. Despite its sterling supporting performances and interesting subject matter, the film feels like little more than an exccericse for a man […] More

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    Weekend Openings: 9/27/2013

    It’s been a while since Ron Howard has crafted a truly great and exciting film, having lost himself in über-contemporary Dan Brown novel adaptations, a political drama, and a dilemma of a comedy, so Rush is an exhilarating effort from the Oscar-winning director.  He seems to have gone with a winning formula this time around […] More

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    Don Jon (★★★½)

    Another actor proves his can write and direct! Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes an incredibly strong directorial debut with Don Jon (formerly known as Don Jon’s Addiction when I saw it back at Sundance earlier this year), an outstanding take on and deconstruction of romantic comedies. Writing and directing as well as taking the lead role here, […] More

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    Highs and Lows of the First Half of 2013

    One of my annual traditions, this is my rundown of the best and worst things that I’ve seen during the first six months of 2013. As it stands, I’ve seen more than 130 films, and honestly, mostly I’ve come away pretty disappointed with the first half offerings. Usually I’ve got at least a few things […] More

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    Happy Father’s Day! Tony Danza shines in first clip from ‘Don Jon’

    We here at the Awards Circuit hope that all of you out there are having a great Father’s Day. Joseph Gordon-Levitt also wished everyone a Happy Father’s Day in his own way, by releasing a clip  for his highly anticipated directorial debut, Don Jon. In the clip, Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) introduces his new girlfriend (Scarlett […] More

  • The Next Great Actors-Turned-Directors

    I believe Ben Affleck is slowly becoming the next Clint Eastwood, as I’ve written about many times before. He’s on a path to be better known as a filmmaker than as an actor, which I’m sure almost no one could have anticipated earlier on in his career. I’ve long admired Affleck’s work behind the camera, […] More

  • Relativity Media Announces 2013 Releases!

    While Oscar always has their eyes on anything produced by the Weinstein Company, other studios are showing up with an impressive slate of films for the 2013 awards season.  Relativity Media, who haven’t had their fair share of award-worthy projects has announced their upcoming films for the rest of the year. Last year, the company […] More