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'American Hustle' Is The Best Film Of 2013

December 19th, 2013 8:27am EST
American Hustle
From the first second of the first scene, this film had me hooked.  I knew I was in for an incredible ride, and that’s exactly what ‘American Hustle’, directed by David O. Russell (‘Silver Linings Playbook’) is… one fantastic cinematic ride.

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The film, which opens with the disclaimer, ‘Some of this actually happened, takes place in the late 70’s and 80’s and is loos...
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Big Win At New York Film Critics Circle Awards Ups The Oscar Buzz For 'American Hustle'

December 3rd, 2013 11:18pm EST
American Hustle
American Hustle received a strong Oscar push Tuesday night at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

Director David O. Russell's follow up to last year's eight-time Oscar nominee Silver Linings Playbook, landed the Best Picture trophy along with Best Screenplay. Jennifer Lawrence, who took home the Best Actress Oscar last year for her performance in "Silver Linings Playbook," won the Best Supporting Actress award for the film. Her reteaming with Russell puts her in good position for an Oscar nomination for the third year in a row (she was nominated in 2011 for "Winter's Bone."

Russell w...
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'Silver Linings Playbook' Dominates The 2013 Independent Spirit Awards

February 24th, 2013 4:07pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence
Silver Linings Playbook is primed for Oscars glory on Sunday after landing four top trophies at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.

The dramatic comedy won prizes for best film and best screenplay, as well as best director for David O. Russell and best actress for Jennifer Lawrence at the celebration of independent movies in Santa Monica, California, on Saturday.

The event is held annually on the eve of Hollywood's prestigious Academy Awards, where Silver Linings Playbook is nominated for eight Oscar statuettes.

Lawrence's co-star Bradley Cooper was in the running for best actor, but ...
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Jennifer Lawrence To Reteam With 'Silver Linings Playbook' Co-Star Bradley Cooper

February 17th, 2013 10:04am EST
Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence and her "Silver Linings Playbook" director David O. Russell and co-star Bradley Cooper are working together again in a new movie.

Lawrence has been critically praised for her role in the 2012 film, including being nominated for an Academy Award. Now the major players are joining together again for the filmmaker's latest project.
 
Lawrence has been tapped to star in the director's new film, about the 1970s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sting operation Abscam,which brought down several congressmen, According to Deadline.com.
 
Other stars include Christian Bale, Am...
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Angelina Jolie Wanted Jennifer Lawrence's 'Silver Linings Playbook' Role

December 6th, 2012 9:34am EST
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie wanted to be the leading lady in hit comedy drama Silver Linings Playbook, according to filmmaker David O. Russell.

Jennifer Lawrence has been tipped for an Academy Award for her portrayal of promiscuous Tiffany in the movie, but Russell thought the 22-year-old star was too young and he had other "major actresses" in mind, including Jolie.

At a screening for TheWrap.com, he explains, "Quite frankly, (Lawrence's audition) was like a formality. I didn't think she was really a contender. We had three very serious contenders (already). We had a lot of major actresses in town ...
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Director David O. Russell Won't Face Charges For Groping Niece

January 8th, 2012 10:30am EST
David O. Russell
Filmmaker David O. Russell will not face criminal charges following an investigation into allegations he inappropriately touched his transgender niece's breast.

The Fighter director's 19-year-old niece, who was born a man and is currently in a pre-operative phase of her transition, filed a report with cops in Florida at the beginning of the week and alleged Russell had groped her during a chat about her gender transformation at a gym in a local hotel.

According to the police report, the niece, who isn't a blood relation to Russell, felt "uncomfortable", but admitted she "did not ask him t...
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Jessica Biel 'Heartbroken' Over Unfinished 'Nailed' Movie

November 17th, 2011 11:24am EST
Jessica Biel
Actress Jessica Biel is "heartbroken" over the production delays which threaten to shelve the release of her David O. Russell movie Nailed for good.

The director began shooting the project, about a woman who fights for better healthcare in the U.S. after getting shot in the head with a nail gun, in 2008, but the film has been left in limbo due to a series of troubles.

Filming was halted several times due to financial issues as it emerged crewmembers and acting guild members had not been paid their fees, while producer David Bergstein had to fight off creditors after failing to properly ...
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Chris Tucker Plans Movie Comeback With Two New Roles

September 8th, 2011 8:31am EDT
Chris Tucker
Comedian Chris Tucker is preparing to make his Hollywood comeback - he's in talks for two new movie roles starring alongside Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Ben Stiller.

The funnyman, who was last seen on the big screen in 2007's "Rush Hour 3," is negotiating a part in director David O. Russell's drama "The Silver Linings Playbook," based on the novel by author Michael Quick.

The film follows a former teacher who tries to rebuild his life after four years in a mental institution and would see him work with De Niro, Cooper and Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence.

Meanwhile, Tucker has also...
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