Movie Exclusive – Gorgeous New Images from “American Hustle”

Director David O. Russell’s next film, American Hustle, is going to be hitting theaters next week and some amazing new images from the film have recently been released. These new images show the stylized nature of the film and how Russell captured the 1970s era with the help of his production team.

American Hustle stars  Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, and Amy Adams, who have all worked with Russell in either The Fighter or Silver Linings Playbook. Actors Jeremy Renner, Jack Houston, Louis C.K., and Michael Peña are also a part of the cast. 

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The story of American Hustle is based off of the FBI’s Abscam sting operation that occurred in the 1970s. Bale is playing Irving Rosenfeld, a con-man from the Bronx who is deals in stolen art. Cooper plays an FBI agent named Richie DiMaso, who ends up getting involved with Rosenfeld’s dealings.

Adams is portraying Rosenfeld’s British lover and accomplice, Sydney Prosser and Lawrence is playing Irving’s wife, Rosalyn. When Richie DiMaso (Cooper) forces Irving and Sydney into a dangerous situation with power brokers and the New Jersey Mafia, Rosalyn (Lawrence) nearly jeopardizes the whole operation.

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There has been a lot of buzz generating around this film and it has already gained Satellite Award nominations, Screen Actors Guild nominations, and several NYFCC (New York Film Critics Circle) Award wins. Definitely a film to keep an eye on during award season!

Are you interested in seeing American Hustle when it hits theaters December 20, 2013? Do you think this film could earn some Golden Globe and/or Academy Award wins? What do you think of the cast behind the film?

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Movie Exclusive – First Stills from David O. Russell’s “American Hustle”

We are already getting our first glimpse at David O. Russell’s next directoral adventure, American Hustle. The Oscar-nominated director has had an amazing few years, The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook both earning critical acclaim. American Hustle is already generating a lot of buzz and attention and Russell has only just recently started the editing process.

The cast behind this film includes talented stars from Russell’s previous films. Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, and Robert De Niro are all a part of this project.  Plus, Jeremy Renner, Jack Houston, Michael Peña, and Louis C.K. are also a part of the cast.

American Hustle is a fictional story based off of the FBI’s Abscam sting operation that occurred in the 1970s. Bale is playing Irving Rosenfeld, a con-man from the Bronx who is deals in stolen art. Cooper plays an FBI agent named Richie DiMaso, who ends up getting involved with Rosenfeld’s dealings.

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Amy Adams is portraying Rosenfeld’s British lover and accomplice, Sydney Prosser and Jennifer Lawrence is playing Irving’s wife, Rosalyn Rosenfeld. When Richie DiMaso (Cooper) forces Irving and Sydney into a dangerous situation with power brokers and the New Jersey Mafia, Rosalyn (Lawrence) nearly jeopardizes the whole operation.

Jeremy Renner also stars in this film and it is the first time the actor has worked with David O. Russell. Renner is starring as the erratic New Jersey mayor who is trying to keep the community strong during a recession.

American Hustle is going to be in limited release on December 13 and in wide release on December 25, 2013. Are  you interested in seeing this movie? Do you think it will gain critical acclaim and award nominations/wins come this award season? Do you think having a strong ensemble cast is the ticket to a successful movie?

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Source: USA Today

Toronto International Film Festival – Oscar Buzz

According to articles on Entertainment Weekly and The Wrap, some amazing and promising films have premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) over the weekend and they are already generating Golden Globe and Oscar buzz.

Films that are gaining critical acclaim and generating award buzz are:

  • Silver Linings Playbook starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, and Chris Tucker.
  • Argo starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, Zeljko Ivanek, Richard Kind, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina, Michael Parks, and Taylor Schilling.
  • The Master starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, Laura Dern, and Lena Endre.
  • The Sessions starring Helen Hunt and John Hawkes.
  • Anna Karenina starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Ruth Wilson, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Olivia Williams, and Emily Watson.
  • The Impossible starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts.
  • Quartet starring Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, and Billy Connolly.
  • Amour starring Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant.
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller.
  • Cloud Atlas starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant.
  • Seven Psychopaths starring Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko, and Zeljko Ivanek.

Have you been following everything that is going on at TIFF? Do you think these films will live up to their Golden Globe and Oscar buzz? Are you looking forward to seeing any of these films? If you haven’t seen the trailers for these movies, be sure to watch the trailers for these films on YouTube and Apple Movie Trailers!

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Source: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/09/10/toronto-oscar-watch-silver-linings-playbook/ and http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/toronto-film-fest-day-4-buzz-strong-films-are-dark-55596

Exclusive Photos from the “Silver Linings Playbook”

New stills have been released from the David O. Russell-directed film, Silver Linings Playbook. Russell adapted Matthew Quick’s 2008 novel of the same title into a screenplay and film. This movie has a very strong and talented cast behind it, including Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, John Ortiz, and Shea Whigham.

As I mentioned in a previous post, Silver Linings Playbook  follows Pat Solatano (Cooper), a teacher who has had a bad string of luck and ended up losing everything – his house, his job, and his wife. After spending time in a state institution on a plea bargain, he ends up living with his parents (De Niro and Weaver.) Pat wants to rebuild his life,  stay positive, and try to reunite with his wife, even with the circumstances of their separation. Pat’s parents are concerned about him and want to make sure that he can get back of his feet and begin to function normally again. However, Pat meets a mysterious girl with problems of her own named Tiffany (Lawrence) and things start to get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he’ll do something important for her in return. An unexpected bond begins to form between them and both of their lives change for the better. This movie is set to hit the theaters November 21, 2012.

Lawrence and Cooper are also going to be appearing together in the 1929-set Serena, which is set to be released sometime in 2013. 

If you have not seen the trailer be sure to watch it here. Take a look at these stills and let me know what you think!

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Sources: http://pro.imdb.com/title/tt1045658/http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/weinstein/silverliningsplaybook/, and http://mockingjay.net/2012/08/26/stills-tv-spots-jennifer-lawrence/

“Silver Linings Playbook” – First Trailer

A trailer has been released for Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper’s next film Silver Linings Playbook. 

Here is a YouTube link to the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj5_FhLaaQQ&feature=player_embedded

And here is an Apple Trailers link: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/weinstein/silverliningsplaybook/

This film was directed by David O. Russell and he adapted Matthew Quick’s 2008 novel of the same title. It has an absolutely amazing cast behind it, including (as previously mentioned) Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, John Ortiz, and Shea Whigham.

Silver Linings Playbook follows Pat Solatano (Cooper), a teacher who has had a bad string of luck and ended up losing everything – his house, his job, and his wife. After spending time in a state institution on a plea bargain, he ends up living with his parents (De Niro and Weaver.) Pat wants to rebuild his life,  stay positive, and try to reunite with his wife, even with the circumstances of their separation. Pat’s parents are concerned about him and want to make sure that he can get back of his feet and begin to function normally again. However, Pat meets a mysterious girl with problems of her own named Tiffany (Lawrence) and things start to get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he’ll do something important for her in return. An unexpected bond begins to form between them and both of their lives change for the better. This movie is set to hit the theaters November 21, 2012.

A little interesting fact for you – Lawrence and Cooper are also going to be appearing together in the 1929-set Serena, which is set to be released sometime in 2013. 

What do you think of this trailer? Is this a movie you would go and see in theaters?

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