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Watch: New U.S. Trailer, Pics & Poster For ‘The Immigrant’ Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard & Jeremy Renner

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 17, 2014 1:57 PM
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The Immigrant
Look, we know not all Photoshop artists were created equally, and perhaps poster art is not the domain for real art these days (folks like Neil Kellerhouse and Drafthouse artisans aside), but this recent poster for James Gray's upcoming indie drama "The Immigrant" is… let’s say politely, something else. Sure, even the original French poster had the three stars Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner photoshopped together like they were members of the European 'Avengers,' but this North American poster for the film butchers Cotillard's beautiful face.

Watch: Jeremy Renner Finds The Light In Deleted Scene From 'American Hustle'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 7, 2014 9:42 AM
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American Hustle
When “American Hustle” was released three months ago, the buzz surrounding the film was deafening. It received highly favorable reviews, won best picture with the New York Film Critics Circle, and then was nominated for ten Academy Awards. Then, of course, there was some backlash against the film from those who did not deem it to be so awards worthy. But now, after the movie came home empty-handed from last Sunday’s Oscars, that means we can just enjoy the film again, right? Hopefully, that’s the case, since “American Hustle” comes out on DVD/Blu-Ray just two weeks from now.

Exclusive: Robert De Niro Speaks Arabic In Clip From David O. Russell's 'American Hustle'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 20, 2014 1:09 PM
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American Hustle Robert De Niro
"De Niro is extremely meticulous when he's really passionate about something and we had endless conversations," director David O. Russell said last fall at a press conference for "American Hustle." "He loved the fact that this man [Victor Tellegio] spoke Arabic—which happens to be one of the true things in the story. Truth is crazier than fiction, but there was a mobster who spoke Arabic... He was really into meticulously constructing this guy. He wanted to do something he'd never done before." And the result is one of the most memorable moments in the film.

Watch: 3 New Clips, 2 Featurettes & A Bale-Full Of New Photos From 'American Hustle'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2014 10:29 AM
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American Hustle
While "The Wolf Of Wall Street" and "American Hustle" can be loosely linked by their conman centered stories, and voiceover driven narratives, focused on an ensemble of players doing bad things, the similarities end there. Where Martin Scorsese's picture goes headlong into the extremes of bad behaviour, David O. Russell's film is more concerned on the emotional fallout and toll. It makes for a different (and arguably) far more richer and satisfying experience. And while we'll leave that debate for the comments section, here's a reminder that "American Hustle" has it's own wild side.

New Images & International Posters For James Gray's 'The Immigrant' With Marion Cotillard & Joaquin Phoenix

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 17, 2013 1:25 PM
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The Immigrant
"... restrained, thoughtful filmmaking that satisfies on nearly every level" is how we described James Gray's "The Immigrant" out of the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, but due to the whims and caprices of Harvey Weinstein, the film has been held until 2014. With the picture now playing internationally there is no shortage of promo material popping up, and today we round up the latest batch.

Review: David O. Russell's Delirious & Virtuoso 'American Hustle' With Christian Bale, Amy Adams & More

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • December 13, 2013 12:23 PM
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American Hustle
Since making his “comeback” in 2010 with “The Fighter,” David O. Russell has become a filmmaker to admire and respect—but not necessarily love. Both that film and “Silver Linings Playbook” expertly executed their narrative formulas, drawing adoration critical and commercial praise alike, but neither surpass the many, many others that used those same formulas, and unfortunately neither does “American Hustle.” But the difference at least with his latest effort is that it subverts the focus of other ‘70s-set movies about charming crooks—of which “Goodfellas” is the standard-bearer—by emphasizing emotional mechanics over the ones used to perpetrate their crimes.

'Bourne 5' Joins The Crowded Summer With August 2015 Release, Luc Besson's 'Lucy' Drops Next Year

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 2, 2013 3:35 PM
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Bourne Legacy
Well, if there was any doubt about negotiations or deal points, squash them now: “Fast & Furious 6” helmer Justin Lin is 100% confirmed to direct the fifth and currently untitled installment in the ‘Bourne’ franchise.

Watch: Jeremy Renner Gets Shot In Clip From 'The Immigrant' Plus New Pics From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 27, 2013 9:21 AM
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Magic, prostitution, immigration and the American Dream—not exactly the most obvious ingredients to mix together, but James Gray has done just that with "The Immigrant." His look at the experience and hardship of traveling through Ellis Island in the early 1900s forms the basis of his new movie, one that is opening overseas after premiering at the Cannes Film Festival this year. For those of us eager to see the movie for ourselves, this new clip will have to suffice for now.

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.

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.

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