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In order to make sure The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer had as little impact as possible, Variety dropped a huge news story yesterday that Fast & Furious star Gal Gadot will be playing Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman. How big of a role will she play? Will this lead to a solo movie? Will she be able to pull the character off? The Flickering Myth writing team give their thoughts...
Anthony Donovan Stokes: If they were going for the most unremarkable choice possible this was a major success.
Luke Owen: This is exactly what Anghus was writing about in his Amazing Spider-Man 2 article. It's simply fan service to compete with Avengers to add a non-developed Wonder Woman into a movie that already features Batman and Superman. »
Click Here To View More Man Of Steel Concept Art In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question 'Why am I here?' Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world’s beacon of hope – Superman. Man Of Steel was directed by Zack Snyder, from a script written by David Goyer. The cast includes: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, »
While Warner Bros. is gearing up to start production on Batman Vs. Superman next year in Michigan, the studio is also working on their long-awaited Justice League movie. A new, unconfirmed report reveals that Warner Bros. is eyeing a "United Nations" approach to casting these superheroes, with each role representing a different region of the world.
Superman (Henry Cavill) represents the Earth as a whole, since he is an "immigrant" of Earth and speaks for everyone. Batman (Ben Affleck) would represent America, with Warner Bros. seeking a Hispanic or Latino actor to play The Flash. While the announcement that Gal Gadot is playing Wonder Woman in Batman Vs. Superman (and presumably in Justice League) took many by surprise, it does fall in line with this alleged plan, since she is of Israeli descent.
Christian Bale thinks Bradley Cooper is ruining America by busting corrupt politicians in a new clip from director David O. Russell’s “American Hustle.” Bale plays a con-man, alongside his British partner played by Amy Adams, who gets roped into the 1970s Abscam scandal by an ambitious FBI agent played by Bradley Cooper. Also read: ‘American Hustle’ Review: It’s Grifters vs. Feds in David O. Russell’s Sexy, Hilarious and Vivid Triumph “He’s the one ruining America, not me,” Bale tells Adams. “People just got over Watergate and Vietnam, all right? And now you’re going to shit all over politicians again, »
- Greg Gilman
American Hustle may live up to its name at the Oscars this year if recent awards ceremonies are any indication. The ’70-set crime caper recently cleaned up at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, nabbing trophies for Best Film, Best Supporting Actress (for Jennifer Lawrence) and Best Screenplay (for director David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer).
With the film’s mid-December wide release date rapidly approaching, and buzz about its awards potential growing, more clips from American Hustle are making the rounds online. In the latest excerpt from the film, slovenly swindler Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) offers his FBI agent handler Richie Dimaso (Bradley Cooper) a taste of what it’s like to be a truly successful con man. Check it out below:
We all knew that American Hustle was going to offer some terrific performances from a supremely talented crop of actors and actresses, but the film »
- Isaac Feldberg
Yesterday it was confirmed that Wonder Woman is set to appear alongside the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight in 2015's eagerly-anticipated DC team-up Batman vs. Superman, with Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) securing the role of the Amazon Princess, while Variety also revealed that Callan Mulvey (Zero Dark Thirty, 300: Rise of an Empire) is being considered for the role of the villain.
Now, while most people expect to see Superman's arch-nemesis Lex Luthor as the main antagonist in Batman vs. Superman, Think McFly Think is reporting that the main bad guy will be none other than Metallo, the cyborg supervillain powered by Kryptonite. It should be noted that Think McFly Think hasn't proven to be the most reliable of sources in the past, however in the site's defense they were the first to break the news about the planned Gotham TV series so there is a chance »
- Gary Collinson
Fresh off being named the Best Film of 2013 by the New York Film Critics Circle, a new clip from director David O. Russell’s American Hustle has been released online. The film takes place in the 1970s and revolves around a con artist duo (Christian Bale and Amy Adams) working with an FBI agent (Bradley Cooper) to root out corruption. The movie is really, really funny, and this clip comes from a scene in the first half of the pic that nicely showcases the big-dreaming characters played by Bale, Adams, and Cooper. Their performances are all great, but it’s Jennifer Lawrence and Louis C.K. who really steal the film. Hit the jump to watch the clip. The film also stars Jeremy Renner, Michael Pena, and Jack Huston. American Hustle opens in limited release on December 13th before going wide on December 20th. Via Moviefone. Here’s the official synopsis »
- Adam Chitwood
It's been a good week for Amy Adams. Her film, "American Hustle," was named Best Picture by the New York Film Critics Circle. No wonder she looked so happy at the film's Los Angeles premiere that night!
Here is how you can go for her red carpet beauty look!
Who: Makeup Artist Stephen Sollitto for Laura Mercier, who created a "bold, unabashed look" for Adams.
Inspiration: Sollitto drew inspiration from the star's David Koma dress, which featured bold black and white graphics. "I always try to incorporate a color or style from the dress into the makeup ...
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We continue today's updated 2014 Oscar predictions with Best Actor and Best Actress, one of which is entirely up for grabs where the other was long thought to be in the bag, but such is never the case in the Oscar race (rhyming!). I've gone into more detail below, but in the actor race I'm sticking with Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) all while Bruce Dern (Nebraska) and Robert Redford (All is Lost) continue to bounce all around my rankings. On the Best Actress side, what was long thought to be an open and shut case for Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) may soon become quite the race as Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) will soon apply some pressure. I'll be updating all the major categories today as I've already posted my Best Picture and Director predictions and continue with my leading actor categories, which are detailed below along with links to browse my complete, »
- Brad Brevet
Ladies and gentlemen, we have our Wonder Woman. After months of speculation, and after rumour broke out a few weeks ago about actresses auditioning for the role, Warner Bros. has officially announced that Israeli actress Gal Gadot will be playing the Amazonian superheroine in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel (tentatively titled Batman Vs. Superman).
Gadot is perhaps best known for her role as Gisele in the Fast and Furious franchise, and her name was one of those originally rumored for the part, beating out actresses Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion) and Jaimie Alexander (Thor) to play the iconic role. Wonder Woman hasn’t been seen in live action since Lynda Carter played her in the 1975 TV series, and fans have been clamoring (read: begging) for the character to get her turn in the limelight for years.
Zack Snyder, who will once again be in the director’s chair, had this to »
- James Garcia
David O. Russell is returning audiences to the days of disco with “American Hustle” and critics are hailing the tale of grifters, feds and dirty pols as a cinematic treasure. The film, which just won the year’s first major film critics’ award, seems destined to end up in many “10 Best” lists as 2013 winds its way to a close and could be a strong Oscar contender, though some reviewers argued that it’s shaggier and less crowd-pleasing than Russell’s recent films “Silver Linings Playbook” and “The Fighter.” “Hustle,” which stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence re-jiggers. »
- Brent Lang
With David O. Russell's "American Hustle" a mere week away from being released, reviews of the "Goodfellas"-esque crime and corruption drama have been steadily pouring in. While the film's structure and narrative have generally earned good though not necessarily great reviews, the cast including Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence, have almost universally attracted praise and Oscar talk with the spotlight edging slightly closer to Bale and Lawrence. "American Hustle" will be released theatrically December 13. Here's a recap of the reviews so far: Eric Kohn, Indiewire: Russell turns the pursuit of the American dream into the ultimate escapism. Despite the flashy period details, "American Hustle" maintains an appeal that's resolutely modern. Justin Chang, Variety: You've seen smoother, more elegant con movies than "American Hustle," but probably none quite so big-hearted or so rudely, insistently entertaining. As directed by that master »
- Ramzi De Coster
A mad scientist’s potion transforms a lowly beagle into a fast-talking, high-flying superhound in this CG-powered frolic from Disney. Voiced by Jason Lee, the canine crimefighter makes an enemy of diminutive crackpot Dr Simon Barsinister (Peter Dinklage) but finds new best friends in an ex-cop (James Belushi) and his teenage son. Enchanted star Amy Adams gives Underdog a little puppy love as Spaniel-in-distress Polly Purebred. »
The director of Silver Linings Playbook returns with a simmering and intriguingly confected black comedy
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David O Russell's brazen, nerve-jangling, irresistibly watchable black comedy American Hustle is loosely based on a true story from the 1970s of how the FBI forced a notorious New Jersey conman to help entrap corrupt politicians with the offer of bribes from a "fake sheikh", a scam later beloved in British tabloid circles.
It blends the wiseguy voiceover nostalgia of Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas with the cheeky imposture of George Roy Hill's The Sting, and the headbutting and faintly surreal non-sequiturs in the dialogue have a little of David Mamet. But there is also something unmistakably Russell-esque in the neurotic, shrill and often very funny drama: a kind of neo-noir farce. Russell distils his own toxic kind of nitrous oxide and pipes it into the cinema. »
- Peter Bradshaw
American Hustle, scheduled for theatrical release this December, tells the story of a con artist and his partner in crime, who were forced to work with a federal agent to turn the tables on other cons, mobsters, and politicians. 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 (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie Dimaso (Bradley Cooper). Dimaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the »
- Pietro Filipponi
Well, the rumours were true... the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight are set to be joined by the Amazon Princess in Warner Bros.' upcoming superhero team-up Batman vs. Superman, with up-and-coming actress Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious, Date Night) securing the role of Wonder Woman in what will be the character's first big screen appearance.
"Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe," says director Zack Snyder in an official statement. "Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character."
- Gary Collinson
American Hustle Columbia Pictures Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on RottenTomatoes.com Grade: B+ Director: David O. Russell Screenwriter: Eric Singer, David O. Russell Cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro Screened at: Park Ave., NYC, 12/4/13 Opens: December 16, 2013 There’s a reason that the masses of moviegoers prefer narrative fiction to documentaries. Take this paragraph from Wikipedia on the Abscam scandal: “Until 1970, only ten members of Congress had ever been convicted of accepting bribes. In 1978, the FBI launched its first major operation to target corrupt public officials. The FBI hired Melvin Weinberg, a convicted con artist, [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
7 Things You Don't Know About Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
It's been speculated and rumored for months now. Will Wonder Woman make an appearance in the Man of Steel follow-up Batman Vs. Superman? Warner Bros. made it official this morning, as director Zack Snyder announced Fast & Furious star Gal Gadot as Princess Diana of Themyscira.
Here is what he had to say.
"Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal Gadot an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal Gadot in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character."
Much like the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman, this latest addition to the impending Superman sequel is causing quite a bit of controversy this morning, »
Christian Bale has done it again. The Oscar winner completely transformed himself for American Hustle. He plays a real-life con man with a big beer belly and a comb over only Donald trump could love. "It was awesome," Amy Adams, who plays his mistress and partner in crime, told me last night at the movie's premiere in L.A. "He's so committed and still so amazingly sexy with the belly and all. Comb over, belly—who cares? He's hot!" The David O. Russell-directed flick is based on the FBI's Abscam anti-corruption operation in the late '70s that led to prison sentences for several politicians, including a U.S. Senator. Bradley Cooper plays the FBI agent leading »
Two weeks from today, director David O. Russell's American Hustle debuts in limited release, but while we wait, Columbia Pictures has released two new clips. The first shows Richie Dimaso (Bradley Cooper) explaining to Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) that he and his partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) have to do what he says. The second clip shows us the first meeting between Irving and Sydney, before they started working together as con artists.
American Hustle comes to theaters December 18th, 2013 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Jack Huston, Michael Peña. The film is directed by David O. Russell. »
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