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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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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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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.

NYFF Review: Spike Jonze's 'Her' Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams & Rooney Mara

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • October 12, 2013 8:06 PM
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Is social media anti-social? Has the information age divided us as much as it has been meant to unite? Is peer-to-peer simply an ironic term or are inter-personal, face-time relationships ripe for redefinition? While these are not the primary concerns of Spike Jonze’s lovely and perceptive relationship drama, “Her,” such implications are impossible to ignore in a movie that uses innovative and unconventional methods to explore some very universal anxieties.

Watch: New Trailer For David O. Russell's 'American Hustle' Struts Its Stuff

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2013 6:51 PM
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Without any festival appearance or advance screenings for press, David O. Russell's "American Hustle" remains the biggest, most exciting mystery of the fall movie season. Awards player or chewy piece of entertainment? Maybe it's both?

David O. Russell's 'American Hustle' Deals 5 Character Posters Plus One New Image

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2013 1:38 PM
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While some have ceded the Oscar race to "12 Years a Slave," the might of David O. Russell can't be forgotten. On paper, "Silver Linings Playbook" didn't look like much more than a quirky rom-com, but after storming the Toronto International Film Festival and winning over critics and audiences, it played huge with Oscar voters, with eight nominations (the entire lead cast got nods) and a win for Jennifer Lawrence for Best Actress. And certainly, while this might look like some high-gloss entertainment, Russell usually has some more subversive notes to play.

Watch: Christian Bale's 'Batman Begins' Audition Tape Featuring Amy Adams

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 22, 2013 11:19 AM
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Though "Interstellar" is still over a year away from hitting theaters, for Christopher Nolan fans looking for a fix, the forthcoming "The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector's Edition" will have plenty to dig into. More than just a box throwing together the three Batman movies, it's coming with a boatload of extra material, some of which is now making its way online.

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