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Richard Linklater is a visionary! His "Boyhood" is easily my favorite movie of 2014 for its creativity and heartfelt storytelling. It's very appropriate that the auteur us receiving the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival. He will be joining other recipients such as Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, J.K. Simmons, and Rosamund Pike.
Here's the full press release:
Palm Springs, CA (November 26, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present two-time Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at its annual Awards Gala. Past recipients of the Sonny Bono Visionary Award include Academy Award® winning filmmakers Tom Hooper, Danny Boyle, Quentin Tarantino, and Michel Hazanavicius. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.
.Richard Linklater.s latest feature film is the critically acclaimed Boyhood, »
Percolating beneath the veneer of operatic melodrama, campy costumes, wigs and groovy vintage ‘70s pop tunes in “American Hustle” is a beating heart. A picture about dreamers and their endlessly aching desires for something of substance, David O. Russell’s take on a ‘70s crime story is typically offbeat. Crime, lies and con artist ruses are merely combustive means to explore an intimate narrative about people, identity and the lies they tell themselves to survive. An exhilarating element of the movie is Russell’s use of music, pulling away from the use of a traditional score to using once-kitschy touchstones such as Electric Light Orchestra to act as thematic signifiers into the lives of each character. The fact that most of the music in the film was once aggressively uncool —at least before hipster revisionism took over— is the point. “American Hustle” is busting at the seams with romantic, earnest notions, »
- Rodrigo Perez
You’re no doubt familiar with the concept of Black Friday, but did you also know that the sales event includes some great deals at local record stores as well? In celebration of Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on November 28th, Madison Gate Records and Legacy Recording will be releasing new copies of the American Hustle soundtrack on vinyl exclusively in independent record stores, featuring six songs from the movie not included on the CD version. Moreover, the 12” 2Lp vinyl also premieres “Stream of Stars”, a rare song from Jeff Lynne of Elo fame. In celebration of the release, we here at Collider have been provided with a couple of copies of the record to give away to a pair of very lucky readers. Find out how you can enter and get more information on the vinyl after the jump. In order to enter the contest, email thecollidermailbox@gmail. »
- Adam Chitwood
ABC has numerous other hour dramas in the pipeline and has now decided to drop Members Only series. The cast was informed of the decision over the weekend.
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ABC has decided to deny admission to Members Only.
The drama, which was to star John Stamos, will not join the Alphabet Net’s midseason line-up as originally planned, per The Hollywood Reporter.
Stamos was to play the billionaire husband of a character played by Natalie Zea (The Following). The cast also included Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad), Boris Kodjoe (Undercovers), Luke Mitchell (The Tomorrow People) and Michael Landes (Save Me).
ABC has formally pulled the plug on the midseason drama project “Members Only.”
Project, a co-production of ABC Studios and CBS TV Studios, was picked up in January with a straight to series order. It was billed as an “Upstairs, Downstairs”-esque vehicle revolving around a Connecticut country club. John Stamos, Betsy Brandt and Boris Kodjoe were among the ensemble cast.
“Members Only” was originally set to mark director David O. Russell’s TV debut, but he left the project about a month after the series was picked up. Susannah Grant wrote the pilot script and was an exec producer with Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly.
The pilot was shot this past spring, directed by R.J. Cutler, but no other episodes had lensed. ABC had not set a premiere date beyond its midseason designation.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported ABC’s decision to nix the show.
- Variety Staff
Another straight-to-series pickup is getting the ax. ABC will not move forward with its Susannah Grant drama series Members Only, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The cast was informed Saturday that the network did not want to move ahead with the series starring John Stamos and Breaking Bad's Betsy Brandt. Originally picked up straight to series in January, American Hustle's David O. Russell and Erin Brockovich's Grant were attached to co-write and exec produce the 13-episode drama. See more Faces of Fall 2014 A month later, Russell exited the project — formerly known as The Club —
- Lesley Goldberg
We can now see why John Stamos has decided to attach himself to so many shows. ABC has cancelled his series called Members Only. The drama was set to premier in January covering the lives of a country club members. He was set to be the star of the show that seemed to hold a lot of promise. Oscar nominated David O. Russell was attached until this past February, but that did not prevent the series from going further in their pre-production. No word on why they decided to drop the series now, but it has been confirmed that ABC shut the door on it.
We are sad for John, but we are glad that he did allow himself to join more than a few shows. Hopefully one of them will air so we can enjoy seeing him on the small screen again. It would also give him a chance »
- Sarah Peel
Rosamund Pike nearly stole the show in David Fincher's "Gone Girl" but he stole the hearts of the Palm Springs International Film Festival's committee members. The actress is getting the Breakthrough Performance Award! Last year, "12 Years A Slave's" Lupita Nyong'o received the same award and walked all the way to Oscar glory!
Palm Springs, CA (November 21, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Rosamund Pike with the Breakthrough Performance Award, Actress at its annual Awards Gala. The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne and J.K. Simmons. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.
.Rosamund Pike perfectly taps into Gillian Flynn.s »
Jennifer Lawrence says she was about six years old when she first gave acting a shot. It wasn’t in a community theatre production or a fast-food commercial; it was in her aunt’s loo.
“I remember watching my aunt just tell a story, I was probably five or six, and I went into the bathroom. I didn’t even look in the mirror, it wasn’t about imitating or anything, but I remember I watched her, I watched her mannerisms,” recalls Lawrence, now 24, over the phone from an L.A. junket for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the third of four movies based on Suzanne Collins’ books. “In that bathroom, at her house, when I was six was the first time I ever felt myself feel like somebody else, if that makes any sense and doesn’t make me sound like a psycho.”
To this day, observing people »
- Marni Weisz - Editor, Cineplex Magazine
There’s no denying it – Jennifer Lawrence is one of the biggest acting names on the planet. Having started out with a role in small-time TBS comedy The Bill Engvall Show back in 2007, she’s become hot property, even recognised as a world record holder having been awarded the 2015 Guinness Book Of World Records accolade for the highest-grossing action heroine of all time (maybe she could sit the award next to her Oscar and double Golden Globe statuettes?).
So to celebrate the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Thn are looking back at our five favourite J-Law performances, evidence that she definitely deserves every success given to her.
(David O. Russell, 2013)
Lawrence took a turn as Rosalyn Rosenfeld, the unstable wife of Christian Bale’s balding, overweight con-artist Irving. Rosalyn, knowing full well what her husband and his team were up to, turned a blind eye to their business, »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Madison Gate Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, are releasing American Hustle – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, a collection of music from the critically-acclaimed box office hit with ten Oscar-nominations, in a two 12″ LP gatefold blue and red colored 150 gram vinyl edition featuring six songs from the movie not included on the CD version.
The 12” Vinyl will be available exclusively at independent retailers, as part of Record Store Day’s annual Black Friday event on November 28, 2014.
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The actor is currently making waves for his brilliant performance in "Whiplash," just in time for the Academy Awards season. Simmons will be joining previously announced winners, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore.
Here's the complete press release:
Palm Springs, CA (November 18, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present J.K. Simmons with the Spotlight Award, Actor at its annual Awards Gala. The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.
.Throughout his career J.K. Simmons had played a wide range of »
Looks like David O. Russell just can’t stop bringing his Silver Linings Playbook troupe back together. After one reunion with American Hustle, the director has been looking to recruit Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper to appear alongside potential leading lady Jennifer Lawrence for his latest film, Joy.Lawrence is still not 100% confirmed for the film, though she’s certainly interested in re-teaming with the man who helped her to one Oscar and another nomination, the latter via American Hustle. If she does sign on, she’ll play Joy Mangano, a single mother of three who becomes one of America’s most famous entrepreneurs when she invents the Miracle Mop. Mangano went on to create several other products for her company before turning it over to the Home Shopping Network in a deal that made her a multi-millionaire.De Niro confirmed during a recent event that he’s down to play Mangano’s father, »
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Does Robert De Niro feel indebted to David O. Russell? His Best Supporting Actor nomination for 2012’s "Silver Linings Playbook" came 20 years after his last flirtation with the Academy, a Best Actor nod for 1991’s "Cape Fear." Many suspected that De Niro was done giving the all that earned him statues for "Raging Bull" and "The Godfather: Part II." Movies like "Little Fockers," "New Year's Eve" and "Righteous Kill" paid the bills — why chase awards fodder? And then "Silver Linings Playbook" came along, throwing the pessimistic theory out the window. De Niro kept a good thing going, reuniting with Russell for a bit part in "American Hustle," making him part of the director’s regular roster. From the sound of it, the working relationship isn’t slowing down: From De Niro’s mouth, he will costar in the director’s next project. Previously reported to be in talks for a role, »
- Matt Patches
Confirming earlier rumors, Robert De Niro has now said he will be taking part in David O. Russell's upcoming film Joy. While speaking at a press conference in Rome following a screening of Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr., a film about the actor's late father, De Niro answered a question about taking part in Russell's latest project. "Yes I am going to do something with them. I am going to play a father," De Niro said. The "them" in his statement refers to Russell and Jennifer Lawrence, who will play the title role of the biopic, Joy Mangano, »
- Jonathon Dornbush
Rome – Robert De Niro has confirmed he will re-team with Jennifer Lawrence and director David O. Russell on “Joy,” the biopic about Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop. “Joy” is being produced by Fox with a reported Christmas 2015 release date.
“Yes I am going to do something with them. I am going to play a father,” De Niro said, asked about previously reported talks.
He was speaking at a Rome press conference for the European launch of HBO docu “Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr.”
The docu screened as part of the Rome Film Festival’s year-round events, followed by an on-stage conversation with De Niro about his father.
While there are conflicting reports on whether a deal has been fully closed for Jennifer Lawrence to play Mangano, the Long Island single mom whose invention of a mop with easy-to-grip handles made her a star entrepreneur, De Niro »
- Nick Vivarelli
Robert De Niro confirmed his upcoming role in David O. Russell's Joy, Monday in Rome, where he was hosting a special screening of the HBO documentary Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr., presented by Fondazione Cinema Per Roma and Maxxi. "Yeah, I am going to do something with them. I am going to play a father," the actor confirmed. The Hollywood Reporter previously reported that he was in negotiations for the role, pending Jennifer Lawrence's involvement. It will be the third time that De Niro has worked with Russell, after playing Bradley Cooper's father in Silver Linings Playbook, a
- Ariston Anderson
Today’s Week in Review takes us to the highly probable rumor mill and some potentially sensational casting.
First up, The Daily Mail is reporting that Christoph Waltz is on board to be the villain in the still untitled, Sam Mendes-helmed Bond 24. The Daily Mail was also the source behind other potential Bond news regarding Lea Seydoux, potentially the next Bond girl or “femme fatale.” And although it would seem obvious that Waltz would be playing the villain, even that seems ambiguous. “It’s not immediately evident whether the part’s friend, or foe, or a bit of both,” said one of the Mail’s anonymous sources. Still though, if you’re going to cast Anton Chigurh in your previous Bond movie, the next logical step is to cast Hans Landa, right?
The next concerns the potential full cast of Suicide Squad, the DC movie full of a team of super villains. »
- Brian Welk
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