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2 Months From Release, 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Already Predicted To Make Almost $1 Billion Worldwide

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 14, 2013 11:19 AM
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George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have already cautioned about an industry "implosion" that may occur as projects get more expensive and thus riskier, while Steven Soderbergh has also sounded the alarm on filmmaking driven purely by profit margin. But if you need any more evidence about how important the almighty dollar is becoming when it comes to movie-making, here's a little morsel to contemplate this weekend.

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.

Watch: New Trailer For 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Enters The District

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 20, 2013 5:05 PM
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
While the summer blockbuster season comes to a close in a few short weeks (thank God), for those who you like your popcorn coupled with CGI effects and action, don't worry, as Hollywood will keep catering to you until the end of the year. While the past couple years saw the "Twilight" crowd dominate the fall frame with the vampire romance epics, with that series over, it's time for a new YA title to carry torch. And that responsibility has fallen to Jennifer Lawrence and those in her district with the sequel, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."

Lucas Till Returns For 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past,' Peter Dinklage's Role Revealed & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2013 4:44 PM
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Let's say you're making a comic book sequel, and let's you already have this cast: Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore and James Marsden. Do you add even more actors or do you think, "Y'know, maybe I'm good right here." Well, Bryan Singer was recently faced with this dilemma and made a choice. Can you guess which way he went?

Jennifer Lawrence Reteams With Susanne Bier And Will Follow 'The Rules Of Inheritance'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2013 10:32 PM
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While we continue to patiently wait for whatever Jennifer Lawrence and director Susanne Bier cooked up with the Depression-era drama "Serena" (along with Bradley Cooper), it looks like the experience was a very, very good one for the actress and director as they are planning to pair up again.

Watch: 4-Minute Alternate Ending For 'Silver Linings Playbook' Gets The Entire Gang Back Together

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2013 4:23 PM
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While we anxiously await the oddball awesomeness David O. Russell is cooking up with "American Hustle," let's take a victory lap with "Silver Linings Playbook." The screwball rom-com nabbed 8 Oscar nominations resulting in a Best Actress win for Jennifer Lawrence, who shined among a uniformly excellent ensemble in the tale of one man's journey to find a happy medium between his mental illness and the troubles in his life. It's charming, winning stuff, and one extra moment that didn't make it to theaters is now available for you to enjoy at home.

Discuss: Are Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence & Lena Dunham Some Of The 100 Most Influential People In The World?

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • April 19, 2013 10:17 AM
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It’s that time of year. For ten years now, Time Magazine unveils a brand new list of their 100 most influential people, who for better or worse, are recognized for changing the world. People are highlighted in such categories as Titans, Leaders, Artists, Pioneers, and Icons. What caught our eye this year was the listing of Lena Dunham and Daniel Day-Lewis as Icons and Jennifer Lawrence under Artists. There is no denying their ever-growing prominence in their respective fields, but 100 most influential people in the world? Is that going a bit too far?

David O. Russell's Next Film Titled 'American Hustle'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2013 6:45 PM
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Okay, while we might prefer the original working title "American Bullshit," it probably would've created a marketing nightmare, so the official replacement? Yeah, it's not too shabby at all.

Watch: First Trailer For 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Welcomes The Victors

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2013 11:15 PM
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
And the night of non-stop teasers and clips ends with the grandaddy and most substantial of them all: "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." And even though it doesn't open for another seven months, Lionsgate clearly feels like they have a big winner on their hands...

The 5 Best & Most Ridiculous Photos From The Set Of David O. Russell's ABSCAM FBI...Comedy?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 12, 2013 11:54 AM
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"They're all going to do things we haven't seen them do in this movie, it's going to be very exciting. Jeremy Renner's going to be like you've never seen him. Bradley Cooper’s going to be like you never seen him. Christian Bale's going to be like you've never seen him before,” David O. Russell told us late last year when we spoke to him during “Silver Linings Playbook” press rounds about his currently-filming, still-untitled, based-on-a-true-story FBI ABSCAM drama/dramedy (or maybe full-on comedy?) Russell added, “they're all playing real-life characters from the ‘70s and they're very intense in an insane drama."

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