In American Hustle, even the lawman is working an angle.
Bradley Cooper plays FBI agent Richie DiMaso in the upcoming comedy-drama, and if you thought that Christian Bale and Amy Adams were the only ones hustling here, a new clip emphatically proves you wrong by showing DiMaso's persuasive skills.
Bryan Singer is doubling down on directing X-Men movies.
Since the man who started off the series thirteen years ago announced that X-Men: Apocalypse will hit in May 2016, we sort of assumed that he'd be overseeing the follow-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Turns out that is indeed the case, and some details of the Apocalypse story have come to light, too.
A pair of clips from the upcoming American Hustle show off some of the acting talent in David O. Russell's upcoming awards contender, particularly Christian Bale and Amy Adams.
Peabody-winning documentarian Frederick Wiseman received a special award from the New York Film Critics Circle, an award honoring his contribution to the art of cinema over the last half-century.
American Hustle, meanwhile, dominated the regular categories of the NYFCC Awards, winning three awards including Best Picture.
Between forkloads of turkey, spoonfuls of mashed potatoes, and obscene discount shopping, America took to the multiplex this weekend, propelling both The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Disney's Frozen to break longstanding holiday records.
Thanks largely to these two blockbusters, Thanksgiving 2013 turned out to be the biggest Turkey Day frame in history.
Synopsis: A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting.
In the second, she pontificates on the olfactory delights of nail polish that smells at once sweet and sexily rotten.
It's convenient that the Hunger Games sequel is entitled Catching Fire, because that's exactly what the film did this weekend.
According to estimates, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire entered the record books, notching up the biggest November opening and one of the highest-grossing debuts of all time.
Opening in theaters on November 22nd is the highly anticipated sequel to The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The film is a follow up to the extremely successful movie, which is based on the popular series of books by Suzanne Collins. In fact, the novel and film series have been so successful that production has already begun on the final two movies in the franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 & 2.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was directed by Francis Lawrence (Constantine), who takes over the series from the previous movie’s writer/director Gary Ross, and will also be directing the final two films of the franchise. In the new sequel, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. They are soon forced to once again participate in an all-star edition of the games, that includes previous winners from every district. In addition to Lawrence and Hutcherson, the returning cast includes Liam Hemsworth (Paranoia), Woody Harrelson (Free Birds), Elizabeth Banks (People Like Us), Lenny Kravitz (Lee Daniel’s The Butler), Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), and Donald Sutherland (JFK), as well as new cast members Phillip Seymour Hoffman (The Ides of March), Jeffrey Wright (A Single Shot), Sam Claffin (Snow White & the Huntsman), and Jena Malone (Sucker Punch).
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with the film and series’ producer Nina Jacobson to talk about her work on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, as well as the overall franchise. The successful producer discussed the new movie, the success of the previous film, new director Francis Lawrence, having him direct the rest of the franchise, casting recent Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence in the series, the new and returning cast, what from the book had to be left out of the film, and navigating the franchise’s important love triangle.
Let the games continue.
Last year, The Hunger Games became a legitimate pop-culture phenomenon and a rare blockbuster to not only bust blocks, but also please critics and audiences, sprinkling spectacle with thought-provoking themes and compelling characters.
first sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is
currently riding a wave of critical adulation and widespread
anticipation that suggest it's a rare follow-up that improves upon its
Based on the bestselling novel by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire finds Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark briefly returning home to District 12
after their unprecedented finish in the 74th Hunger
Games upset the status quo. As they embark on a Victory Tour,
the two see just how much impact Katniss has on the subjugated populace
as a symbol of resistance. But the Capitol has plans to stop the
nascent rebellion in its angry tracks, forcing our heroes into the
Quarter Quell, an all-star Hunger Games consisting exclusively of
Tributes who have survived the competition in the past. As President
Snow prepares to snuff out our heroine and the spirit she represents,
Katniss attempts to stay alive in a game that will change Panem forever.
IAR Managing Editor Jami Philbrick was on hand for the recent Catching Fire press day in Los Angeles, where he was able to engage in a discussion with director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) and stars Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Josh Hutcherson (Detention), Liam Hemsworth (Paranoia), Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect), Woody Harrelson (Zombieland), Donald Sutherland (Ordinary People), Jena Malone (Saved!), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman), and Jeffrey Wright (Angels in America).
The director and cast enthusiastically talked about returning to Panem, the success of the first film, the challenges of the sequel, the newcomers to the franchise, what's in store with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2, and the universal themes of the source material and the films.