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    What’s On TV? – Sunday (09/22/2019) – The Emmy Awards Dominate a Busy Sunday

    With the Emmy Awards on tonight, most networks are purposefully holding off on any major premieres or finales, lest they be swallowed up by the glitz and glamour of an awards show. Still, there’s plenty to watch this evening, from the exploits of a powerful family with problems to everyone’s favorite killer shark. LIVE TV […] More

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    Top 10: Best Movies That Opened Against the Super Bowl

    No show gets better ratings than the Super Bowl. Between Super Bowl parties, going out to the bars or watching your favorite team at home, everyone watches the big game. Unfortunately, this leaves little room for movie going. The box office usually takes quite a dip on Super Bowl Sunday. This poses an interesting issue […] More

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    Awards Circuit’s Top 10 Breakthrough Performers of 2016

    It’s hard to believe I’ve been compiling this list for eight years now – the last five right here at Awards Circuit. For the last few installments, the staff has helped me write up and make the final decisions on who gets into the list and who just barely misses the cut. To no surprise, […] More

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    Art Directors Guild Nominations – ‘Fences’ and ‘Hacksaw’ Cited, ‘Silence’ Misses Out

    Awards Celebrate “Return to Hollywood” Feb. 11 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom There is a TIE in two categories resulting in six nominees respectively: PERIOD FILM and VARIETY, REALITY OR COMPETITION SERIES HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 5, 2017 – Nominees for the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in […] More

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    Historical Circuit: Top 35 Dance Sequences in Film, Vol. 2

    If you read and enjoyed my previous foray into the world of dance in cinema, you’ll notice how easy it was determining what constituted a dance scene – anything highly choreographed. When the musical died out in the 1960s, dance became almost exclusively relegated to movies requiring a need for it, so subsequent generations had to get […] More

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    Box Office Report: “Deadpool” is highest R-rated opening and February release

    (FEBRUARY 12 – FEBRUARY 14, 2016 estimates) Last Weekend Deadpool (Opening) – $135,050,000 Kung Fu Panda 3 (Week 3) – $19,650,000 How To Be Single (Opening) – $18,750,000 Zoolander 2 (Opening) – $15,650,000 The Revenant (Week 8) – $6,900,000 Hail, Caesar! (Week 2) – $6,590,000 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Week 9) – $6,194,000 The […] More

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    Box Office Report: “Kung Fu Panda 3” heads Superbowl weekend while new releases falter, “Star Wars” breaks $900M

    (FEBRUARY 5 – FEBRUARY 7, 2016 actuals) Last Weekend Kung Fu Panda 3 (Week 2) – $21,242,181 Hail, Caesar! (Opening) – $11,355,225 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Week 8) – $6,973,316 The Revenant (Week 7) – $6,939,795 The Choice (Opening) – $6,050,443 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Opening) – $5,324,240 The Finest Hours (Week 2) […] More

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    Film Review: Hail, Caesar (★★★)

    Being Awards Circuit’s resident “historical expert” — unlike fellow writer, Mark Johnson, I didn’t live the history I’m watching — I fell in love with the Coen brothers latest film, Hail, Caesar from the moment the trailer showed Scarlett Johansson coming out of the water a la Esther Williams. Gearing up to be a hard […] More

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