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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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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."

Watch: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Preview Teases The Real Deal Trailer Arriving April 14th During The MTV Movie Awards

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 3, 2013 2:21 PM
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When we last saw Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), they had survived the perilous "The Hunger Games" and now they're on a victory lap tour or some such thing. Surely things aren't gonna stay that celebratory and happy in the "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" sequel for long. In fact, in the adaptation of Suzanne Collins' YA novels, Katniss and Peta are dethroned from their respective victory riches and put back into the arena for the most climatic and menacing of the Hunger Games, known as the "Quarter Quell" (whatever) that means. Directed by Francis Lawrence (using IMAX cameras in some segments), a new teasing teaser trailer (which, let's face it, shows next to nothing) has arrived.

Hold The Playbook: David O. Russell Might Not Direct 'The Ends Of The Earth' Starring Jennifer Lawrence

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2013 1:21 PM
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So remember last month when it seemed like the David O. Russell/Jennifer Lawrence collaborative relationship was going to carry over from "Silver Linings Playbook" and the currently filming Abscam movie to a third project, "The Ends Of The Earth"? You might want to put it back in your pants for the moment.

David O. Russell Wants Christian Bale To Team With Jennifer Lawrence For 'The Ends Of The Earth'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 4, 2013 9:24 AM
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George Clooney aside, it's been a strong trend in David O. Russell's career to secure great performances from actors and then continue to bring them back for further projects. The director's latest instance of such is with the Weinstein-backed romantic drama, “The Ends of the Earth,” reteaming with his “Silver Linings Playbook” actress Jennifer Lawrence, and now another previous collaborator is slated to come onboard.

Jennifer Lawrence Apologizes For "Brain Fart," Thanks David O. Russell & Harvey Weinstein In Oscar Speech Addendum

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 26, 2013 3:59 PM
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So, we picked Jennifer Lawrence as our Woman Of The Year for 2012, and....toldja. If there was any doubt last fall, the actress secured her place as America's sweetheart Sunday night by being the awkward nerd we all wanted to be at the Oscars. From falling up the stairs to get her Best Actress award, to totally freaking the fuck out when Jack Nicholson smoothly hits on her backstage and handling the idiotic questions from the press corps with aplomb, it seems there's one more way for Lawrence to endear herselves to us.

Analyze This: Why 'Argo' Won Best Picture, Ang Lee Won Best Director & More 2013 Oscar Fallout

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • February 26, 2013 12:42 PM
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One could suggest that we and other pundits have exhausted the conversation around the 85th Academy Awards. We might not argue with that, but while we've had plenty of opportunities to examine the surprises, the snubs, the show itself, both its best/worst moments and how it can improve, we personally haven't looked closely at why the outcomes landed where they did (you can see the full list of winners here). And now that the dust has settled, we wanted to analyze why "Argo" won Best Picture and take a general deeper dive into some of the winners.

The Highlights & Worst Aspects Of The 85th Academy Awards

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 25, 2013 2:35 PM
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For what it's worth, the ratings for last night's Oscar show look to be up, suggesting that the Academy's gamble with Seth MacFarlane paid off (although, the fact that six of the Best Picture nominations made over $100 million is probably the most significant factors). But creatively, things were a little more mixed, most can agree.

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