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Oscar Scuttlebutt: Nominations are Over, Let's Get On With It

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American Hustle
Tomorrow will offer the announcements for the Oscars, which means that part of the journey is almost over. We're at the midway point of season, and we're about to see things get really interesting. Especially when you have incidents like David O. Russell comparing Jennifer Lawrence's Hunger Games contract to slavery.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: The DGA and the Tightening Race

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Though the box office hasn't been stellar, the late birth of Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street may have given it more energy than some of the other limited release Oscar contenders. At least it seems that way going by the DGA announcements.

Alfonso Cuaron and Martin Scorsese Lead the 2013 DGA Nominations

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The DGA nominations (and usually the winners) are one of the clearest bellwethers for how the Oscars are going to go down. This year's five nominations helps set up a playing field, and it's one where David O. Russell and Martin Scorsese will compete for the same award.

American Hustle: Movie Review

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Sort of based on true events, American Hustle tracks a pair of New York City con-artists in 1978 as they get roped into helping an overeager FBI agent entrap politicians for taking bribes in the redevelopment of Atlantic City, inadvertently involving the mob.

Oscar Scuttbutt: 'American Hustle' and the Coens

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This week saw the two first awards ceremonies of the season, which mostly split the good between films, with the Gotham awards giving a prize to the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis, while the New York Film Critics Circle went heavy on David O. Russell's American Hustle.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Time to Take Stock of the Oscar Race

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We're just into November, and though there are definite candidates for who could be Oscar nominated, we've still got two months of releases to go, and very little sense of the room temperature. Why? Number one, because academy voters haven't seen the films, and number two, because in some cases, only a handful of people have seen the finished films.

Oscars 2013: Best Actress Winner And Reaction

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It's been a fierce battle, trying to figure out who will win this year's Best Actress Oscar. Unlike our Best Actor category, it's difficult to predict who will be going home with the golden statue. Jennifer Lawrence has been gaining a lot of momentum in the past month, winning one award after another, but there's still four other actresses who can easily take the top spot at this year's...

'The Ends Of The Earth': Jennifer Lawrence And David O. Russell Will Team...

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It seems that David O. Russell is hoping lightening will strike not just twice, but thrice—coming on the heels of the news that he has cast his Silver Linings Playbook star Jennifer Lawrence in the upcoming film Abscam, /Film now has it that the volatile director has also cast Lawrence in the upcoming The Ends of the Earth.

Jennifer Lawrence Taking Part In David O. Russell's 'Abscam'

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Director David O. Russell must have been so impressed by Jennifer Lawrence's acting ability that he had to get her on the next project he landed. Months after committing to the once-titled American Bulls--t, now Abscam, David O. Russell is bringing Jennifer Lawrence into the fold.

News Roundup: 'Jurassic Park 4' Gets 2014 Release Date, New 'Community'...

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Today, Universal announced that it plans to release Jurassic Park 4 next year. They don't even have a director yet, but they've got an official distribution date. They must be pretty confident in their script then (and they should be since it's by the same duo that brought you Rise of the Planet of the Apes). Also, for those of you who've missed Community as much as...

Silver Linings Playbook: Movie Review

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The formula in a formula picture is often more alchemy than science. It's the balance between making that ride both comfortable and unexpected. David O. Russell has thread this needle before - and quite brilliantly - with films like Three Kings and The Fighter, which took tired genres and made them interesting again. But with...

Toronto International Film Festival 2012: The Winners

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Well, the Toronto International Film Festival has finally wrapped up, and with its ending comes the big winners, including the People’s Choice Award, which, as Indiewire notes, can be “a good luck charm for Oscar” (previous winners include The King’s Speech, Slumdog Millionaire, and Precious).  We’ve got the full list of winners—check them out...

Amy Adams Joins David O. Russell's Next Project

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Dustin Hoffman's favorite actress Amy Adams just booked her next role. She'll be reuniting with director David O. Russell for his forthcoming untitled project, formerly known as American Bullsh*t. Adams would have actually been reuniting with Fighter co-star Christian Bale, but he dropped out yesterday and was quickly replaced by Jeremy...

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in the 'Silver Linings Playbook'...

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David O. Russell could be described as mercurial, so it's fascinating to see what he's doing with his post-The Fighter success clout. His next film is Silver Linings Playbook, an adaptation of the best selling book, and it looks like a quirk-fest, albeit one with a great cast that includes Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro,...

David O. Russell To Direct Russ Meyer Biopic?

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David O. Russell, the hotheaded (but brilliant!) director behind such films as The Figher, I Heart Huckabees, and Three Kings, has, in each of those films, tackled such themes as perseverance and family, the meaning of live, and recognizing human dignity in the midst the horrors of war, respectively.  And now, in tackling the story...

Mark Wahlberg Wants to Make a Sequel to The Fighter

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When The Fighter was making the junket rounds, Mark Wahlberg joked about how there could be a series of films made about his real-life character Micky Ward's fights with Arturo Gatti. He said "We’re doing those fights in the sequel. We’ll do four more films. We’ll do the first Gatti fight in the sequel" which led to director David O. Russell...

Vince Vaughn, David O. Russell to Tackle 2 Guns?

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This weekend, Vince Vaughn will tickle your funny bone in his latest comedy The Dilemma (check out our review), which is great for now but the actor already has another project in the works. According to Variety, Vaughn has his eye on a comic adaptation called 2 Guns. The trade reports that he's being tapped to star and David O. Russell is...