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'American Sniper' With Bradley Cooper Will Have To Target A New Director As Steven Spielberg Drops Out

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 5, 2013 4:56 PM
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Usually known for moving with confidence from project to project and working at a prodigious rate, it would seem that Steven Spielberg can't settle on his next film. For a while, it looked as though that the blockbuster "Robopocalypse" would follow "Lincoln," but he put that on hold at the beginning of the year. Then this spring he put his name to "American Sniper," a project that seemed right up his alley with Bradley Cooper attached to star. But now it looks like he's not ready to direct that one either.

Good Times, Bad Times: Watch The First Trailer For David O. Russell's 'American Hustle'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 31, 2013 10:44 AM
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Okay, we've seen the hair and the cleavage, and had a decent little chuckle and smirk, but what does the final shape of David O. Russell's "American Hustle" actually look like? Well, a trailer has now arrived and this looks like an assured, entertaining piece of pop culture time travel.

The Oscar For Best Haircuts Goes To David O. Russell's 'American Hustle' In These First Look Images

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 29, 2013 5:43 PM
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Yeah these haircuts look amazing right? Seems like the stuff of a good, "The Informant!" style comedy, doesn't it? Well, hold on to that thought as Sony has stressed that David O. Russell's upcoming "American Hustle" is strictly a drama, though we think the '70s setting and wardrobe are still pretty lol-worthy. But we're sure once the story gets moving, all of that will be pushed to side because it's based on a pretty fascinating true tale.

Bradley Cooper Says Danny McBride Also On Board New Cameron Crowe Film That Will Shoot This Fall

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2013 5:07 PM
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Cameron Crowe has been keeping details on his next film a little bit on the down low. He's not quite Noah Baumbach, but aside from the cast— Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams and Emma Stone— we don't really know much else about the film. Granted it's expected to be reworking of the filmmaker's aborted "Deep Tiki," which he was once slated to make with Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon, but what exactly he's changed remains to be seen. But we do now know one more cast member who's coming aboard.

Review: While Darker, ‘The Hangover Part III’ Ends Series In Forgettable, Unremarkable Fashion

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • May 22, 2013 3:59 PM
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Director/writer Todd Phillips' filmmaking career has been fairly inconsistent so far, but the peaks and positive results have always been hilariously effective. "Road Trip" was unexpectedly funny and "Old School," a comedy touchstone of sorts, practically invented the fratty, bromantic, arrested development comedy of man children that’s become its own cottage industry genre (Example: while "Wedding Crashers" was not written by Phillips, that comedy classic owes much of its form to his college-set comedy). Then came the uneven "Starsky & Hutch" and the compromised "School For Scoundrels," which dulled Phillips' dirty politically-incorrect comedy edge.

Scarlett Johansson Joins Jon Favreau's 'Chef' As Michelle Williams & Marion Cotillard Circle Rival Bradley Cooper Pic

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 15, 2013 11:25 AM
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The culinary arts and filmmaking don't seem to go together that often. You get the occasional great picture set in the restaurant world -- "Big Night" and "Ratatouille" spring to mind -- but more often than not, you end up with films more like "No Reservations" when you try to put cooks on screen. But now, chefs are suddenly the new, uh, Snow White, with two big names gearing up rival foodie-related pictures, to the extent that legal issues may be brewing over their titles.

Over 40 New Images From 'The Hangover Part 3' Get You Ready For The Return Of The Wolf Pack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2013 1:19 PM
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At the end of the month, you'll be faced with making the decision of which bros who you want to hang out with -- Vin and the boys in "Fast & Furious 6" or the Wolf Pack in "The Hangover Part III"? It's gasoline vs.alcohol, Las Vegas vs. London (and other exotic locales), and Luke Evans vs. John Goodman in the bad guy department. We'll leave it to you to decide which way you're gonna go, but these forty plus new images from "The Hangover Part III" give a glimpse of what you might be missing.

"Chow Is A Cancer": Watch The First Clip From 'The Hangover Part III' Plus New Posters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 4, 2013 12:09 PM
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While plot details (such as they are for this franchise) have been kept secret, director Todd Phillips recently teased the driving force behind "The Hangover Part III" and how it ties into the first movie. "It's very much all one big story of [how that moment when] Alan buys drugs from Black Doug in the first movie basically fucked their lives up for six years," he told THR. But it would appear that the Dougs have once again been potentially mixed up.

Bradley Cooper Enlists 'Chef' John Wells For New Cooking Drama

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 2, 2013 6:52 PM
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The story of “Chef” is rather complicated, but let’s have a go at it. And before we get there, do not confuse this with the very-similarly sounding “Chef” project that Jon Favreau is now attached to. Written by “Eastern Promises” screenwriter Steven Wright, “Chef,” is a cooking comedy/drama that’s been in development for some years. It interested David Fincher and Keanu Reeves for a while a few years back, but the project never gained enough traction (Fincher’s short attention span went elsewhere). Owned by the house of Weinstein, Bradley Cooper became involved in the lead after Harvey Weinstein figured their “Silver Linings Playbook” went swimmingly well (Oscar noms for Cooper, over $100 million domestically, etc.). Cooper then tried to enlist his “Place Beyond The Pines” director Derek Cianfrance, and while he toyed with the idea of making it his next film, the “Blue Valentine” filmmaker eventually decided it was not for him (you can read about that in our interview with him here).

Steven Spielberg To Direct 'American Sniper' Starring Bradley Cooper

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2013 3:27 PM
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While Bradley Cooper semi-rocked the movie world last night by dropping out of the flailing western "Jane Got A Gun" due to "scheduling issues," he is getting right back on the proverbial horse and is now scratching Steven Spielberg off his bucket list of directors to work with.

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