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.
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.
The first clip from David O. Russell's American Hustle finds national treasure Jennifer Lawrence swearing like a sailor, blowing up a microwave, railing on the evils of the domestic appliance, and righteously haranguing Christian Bale.
All of which is to say that this clip from American Hustle is pretty great.
The skies are dark tonight because all the stars are aligned on the one sheet for David O. Russell's latest, American Hustle.
Looking to the far horizon of Phase 2, we can now see a promotional poster for Guardians of the Galaxy, the only non-sequel in Marvel Studios' current round of universe-building.
It's a testament to Marvel's confidence and chutzpah as a studio that one of the stars in the penultimate entry of Phase 2 is a talking, gun-toting raccoon.
If all goes well, though, Rocket Raccoon will become the unofficial face of Guardians of the Galaxy.
Two of the more conventional leads are talking up their raccoon cohort, with Chris Pratt and Michael Rooker shedding a wee bit of light on the oddest creature in Marvel's first real space opera.
We need to talk about Alan.
The Hangover Part III arrives on Blu-ray and all manner of home entertainment platforms this week, completing the comedy trilogy that began with one raucous night in Vegas four years ago. With the final installment, the strange misadventures of the Wolfpack have concluded, sending Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), and Doug (Justin Bartha) figuratively riding off into the sunset.
Even Alan Garner, the man who started all the trouble by drugging his fellow bachelor partiers, achieves some resolution by the end of The Hangover Part III.
Alan is the trilogy's spirit animal: a volatile, childish, oddly innocent human non-sequitur, a dangerous and unfathomable case study who is also endearing in his vulnerability. There's a bit of Eric Cartman in Alan, along with a sprinkling of Rain Man and pinch of Pee-wee Herman for flavor. While credit must go to the filmmakers (Craig Mazin, Scot Armstrong, Jon Lucas, Scott Moore, and director Todd Phillips all contributed as screenwriters), Alan unmistakably belongs to Zach Galifianakis. Anyone familiar with his absurd stand-up will recognize elements of Galifianakis's style and fixations in the character.
Tiger encounters, revelations of transgender trysts, car chases, face tattoos, and full frontal male nudity all end up inspiring lots of conversation, but our latest Rogue 10 doesn't compile such moments. Instead, we're preserving for posterity ten Alan-centric moments that don't get the same attention. These aren't centerpiece gigs destined to be included in every trailer and TV spot. These are quick, seemingly inconsequential moments that keep The Hangover films humming along, and also tell us a lot about the characters.
In this case, they originate with and tell us about the unknowable Alan Garner.
So here, for your reading pleasure, are ten moments to savor as you re-watch all three movies on Blu-ray:
The full theatrical trailer for David O. Russell's American Hustle struts, talks fast, stays clever, and shows off a cast jam-packed with Oscar-caliber marquee names.
In short, it hustles.
A fresh set of five character posters line up the central players of David O. Russell's next awards season contender while also celebrating the questionable Seventies fashion of American Hustle.