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David O. Russell Wants To Make A Musical With Amy Adams Plus ‘American Hustle’ Clip & Full Soundtrack Details

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 10, 2013 10:36 AM
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American Hustle
After tantalizing glimpses of David O. Russell's “American Hustle” through its trailer and six-minute preview at AFI Fest, the end result has screened for critics and indeed it seems another mostly solid hit for the “Silver Linings Playbook” director. Alongside its major NYFCC awards win, our review deemed the film “decidedly more admirable than affecting,” but with a limited release starting this week, Sony is pushing for spreading the word even more, showcasing a brand new clip and the reveal of the soundtrack along with the prospect of future projects from Russell.

Watch: Christian Bale Explains The Art Of The Con In Clip From 'American Hustle'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2013 6:33 PM
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American Hustle, Amy Adams
Fresh off a Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress win at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards yesterday, and with the first wave of mostly very positive reviews landing today, it looks like David O. Russell's sexy ensemble comedy/drama "American Hustle" is going to go off like a firecracker in theaters. And now another look is here to give you a tease of what's to come.

Watch: Christian Bale & Amy Adams Bond Over Duke Ellington In Clip From 'American Hustle'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2013 9:58 AM
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American Hustle
Chatting as we do around the water cooler from time to time, before various members of The Playlist team headed to parts unknown for Thanksgiving weekend, we got to talking about "American Hustle." And more specifically, about what music might be found in the movie that really revels in its '70s/'80s setting, and now we know at least two songs that will be in there or mentioned.

Watch: 50-Minute Actress Roundtable With Amy Adams, Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 25, 2013 5:09 PM
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From true life stories, to sassy period tales to rich domestic dramas, this year's crop of contending actresses have had some great material to dive into. And when rounding up Amy Adams ("American Hustle"), Emma Thompson ("Saving Mr. Banks"), Julia Roberts ("August: Osage County"), Octavia Spencer ("Fruitvale Station") and Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years A Slave") THR undoubtedly has wealth of things to talk about, from their films to the wide range of experience in the biz.

Watch: Jennifer Lawerence Loves Her Perfume In New Clip From 'American Hustle'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2013 4:11 PM
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American Hustle
And the clock continues to tick down for "American Hustle," it remains, along with "The Wolf Of Wall Street," the only true question mark of the awards season. Is it going to put David O. Russell back in the awards race following two big successes with "The Fighter" and "Silver Linings Playbook," or is just a big piece of pop eye candy? We'll leave the answer to the pundits for now, and just enjoy this new clip instead.

New Photos Of 'American Hustle' Featuring Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams & Christian Bale

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 15, 2013 6:20 PM
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American Hustle
It’s a testament to how great of an actor Christian Bale is: the year is almost done, but two of the most anticipated films from what's left of 2013 both star this “The Dark Knight Rises” actor. One of the films, “Out of The Furnace” we’ve seen (read our AFI review here). The other, “American Hustle” is still under wraps (though the first clip from the film arrived earlier today), so let’s start with that one.

Watch: TV Spot For 'American Hustle' Features New Footage Plus Fresh Pics From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 12, 2013 4:00 PM
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American Hustle
While it wasn't quite a world premiere, over the weekend, the AFI Film Festival was lucky enough to screen the first six minutes of David O. Russell's forthcoming "American Hustle." And yes, at least from what was shown, this should live up to expectations, with our man on the ground saying, "from what we’ve seen thus far that frothy period will be massively entertaining indeed." And with about a month to go before this hits theaters, Columbia Pictures is finally getting ready to uh, hustle, this flick.

David O. Russell Screens First Six Intensely Funny Minutes of ‘American Hustle’ During AFI Fest Tribute

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 9, 2013 4:24 PM
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American Hustle
Last night in Los Angeles on the first full day of programming for AFI Fest this year, director David O. Russell and his eclectic body of cinematic work was celebrated at the historic Egyptian Theatre, and he also brought the first six minutes of his highly-anticipated new film, “American Hustle.” However, a host of technical issues—including screening the first two minutes almost completely without sound—led the director to grow a little ornery (“We should probably shut it off,” he said, before escaping the stage to settle the problem). But even those couldn’t dismantle the comic energy and early promise that his latest effort sampled.

Oscars: A Look At The Best Actress Front-Runners, Including Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock & Amy Adams

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 16, 2013 3:00 PM
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Received wisdom has it that, in most years, the Best Actress category at the Academy Awards is less competitive than their male equivalent. It's certainly true, if it even needs to be said, that great roles for women are far, far less common than they are for men. But one only has to think of the performances that haven't been nominated in recent years to realize that it's not the lack of talent out there, so much as the Academy, or even the prognosticators, tending to be a little more conservative in their picks.

NYFF: Spike Jonze And His 'Her' Cast Decode Romance In The Age Of Technology

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 13, 2013 2:48 PM
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Her, NYFF press conference
The New York Film Festival closed with the world premiere of Spike Jonze’s swooningly romantic “Her,” a futuristic love story involving a mild-mannered office worker, played by Joaquin Phoenix, who falls for a sentient operating system (o.s.) named Samantha, voiced by Scarlett Johansson. The picture touches on a number of issues in regards to contemporary life, particularly how the plugged-in nature of our society simply isolates some and subconsciously troubles others (read our NYFF review here). But Jonze told the audience during the film’s press conference that the fairly prescient idea came to him almost ten years ago, thanks to the simple wonder of instant messaging.

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