* Last week, I previewed some rather interesting films opening on the last weekend of July.
* Joey Magidson recommended yet another acclaimed sci-fi thriller for his DVD Picks of the Week, and gives us his favorite Ryan Gosling performances.
* Mike Ward reported a surprising drop in the attendance for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 for last weekend.
* Joey also argued that – as a director – Ben Affleck’s star may shine brighter over time than Clint Eastwood’s.
* John H. Foote listed films from the Aughts that he feels are under-appreciated.
* Finally, the results of the ACCA 2001 are in, and I’m proud to say that the Awards Circuit community made some unexpected and delightfully idiosyncratic choices. Well done!