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    Circuit Q&A – Officer Mark Wahlberg

    It’s not uncommon for actors to find themselves pigeonholed into playing the same role over and over again. This mostly happens because the individual embodies the part so memorably, it leads to similar opportunities throughout their careers. While some will continue till it becomes stale, others will do variations on the role, reinventing it with […] More

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    New Blu-ray/DVD Releases (03/28/17) – Patriots, Priests, and Modern Women

    This week, one of 2016’s most underrated films in “Patriots Day” hits Blu-ray and DVD, along with a host of other titles. They include Martin Scorsese‘s latest, a Harry Potter spinoff and much more. Plus, there’s even a really strong Vintage pick to check out. With a variety like this, let’s just dive right in! […] More

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    Box Office: ‘Split’ Surprises Everyone With Huge January Opening

    (JANUARY 20 – JANUARY 22, 2017 estimates) “Split” (Opening) – $40,190,000 “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” (Opening) – $20,000,000 “Hidden Figures” (Week 5) – $16,250,000 “Sing” (Week 5) – $9,036,530 “La La Land” (Week 7) – $8,350,000 “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 6) – $7,036,000 “Monster Trucks” (Week 2) – $7,000,000 “Patriots […] More

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    Box Office: Oscar Hopefuls ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘La La Land’ Dominate MLK Weekend

    (JANUARY 13 – JANUARY 15, 2017 estimates) “Hidden Figures” (Week 4) – $20,450,000 “La La Land” (Week 6) – $14,500,000 “Sing” (Week 4) – $13,810,970 “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 5) – $13,759,000 “The Bye Bye Man” (Opening) – $13,378,000 “Patriots Day” (Week 4) – $12,000,000 “Monster Trucks” (Opening) – $10,500,000 “Sleepless” (Opening) […] More

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    BEST OF 2016: Personal Ballot of the Year

    [sg_popup id=”4″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]To start, and to simply put…this list is mine. Lots of thought and commentary went into naming the very best films and performances of 2016. Some were no-brainers, others were much more difficult. Even more commentary will be shared on Friday when the winners are announced, along with the order of the Top 10 […] More

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    2017 Awards Circuit In Line Series: 25 Actresses for an Oscar Nomination

    Welcome to the official 2017 AWARDS CIRCUIT IN LINE SERIES! The Academy Awards get tons of flack for not rewarding actors and actresses in the prime of their careers. It often boils down to poor timing, but sometimes the Academy’s choices are downright baffling. Here at Awards Circuit, we will begin an annual tradition called […] More

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    2017 Awards Circuit In Line Series: 25 Actors for an Oscar Nomination

    Welcome to the official 2017 AWARDS CIRCUIT IN LINE SERIES! The Academy Awards get tons of flack for not rewarding actors and actresses in the prime of their careers. It often boils down to poor timing, but sometimes the Academy’s choices are downright baffling. Here at Awards Circuit, we will begin an annual tradition called […] More

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    Weekend Openings: Oscar Hopefuls Litter the Holiday Weekend

    This weekend, a ton of Oscar contenders are finally hitting screens. The new releases are supported by expansions, including for Denzel Washington‘s film “Fences.” Technically, Sunday also brings the release of “20th Century Women,” “Hidden Figures,” “Live by Night” and “Toni Erdmann,” but they’ll be handled in next week’s column. In addition, “La La Land” […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Patriots Day’ Is a Poignant and Affecting Portrait of a National Tragedy

    Peter Berg knows the power of suspense, but even more than that, he knows the virtue of the human spirit, as is demonstrated by his work in “Patriots Day.” In a year that has already included an exhilarating demonstration with “Deepwater Horizon,” Berg has found his niche and comfort zone within filmmaking. Compelling and sobering, […] More

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