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Conan Reveals 'American Hustle' Makeover Before MTV Movie Awards

15 April 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Yesterday, we featured the opening to the MTV Movie Awards, not because we care about who the golden popcorn goes to, but because it showcased host Conan O'Brien fitting no less than 50 celebrity cameos into the beginning of the show. Now that the show is over, Conan is back to his normal hosting duties on his own late night talk show on TBS. But he had some time to reminisce about his weekend hosting gig, and even took the time to reveal some of his preparation behind the scenes, mostly his hair styling inspired by the remarkable comb-over donned by Christian Bale in last year's Best Picture nominee American Hustle. Here's Conan O'Brien preparing for the MTV Movie Awards from Team Coco: American Hustle is directed by David O. Russell (Flirting with Disaster, Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees, The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook), working from a script he co-wrote with The International writer Eric Singer. »

- Ethan Anderton

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2014 MTV Movie Awards predictions: Is this the year for 'Hunger Games?'

11 April 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The MTV Movie Awards are coming your way on Sunday. The nominations this year, particularly for Movie of the Year, were interesting. I don't know that the wins will be, though, because frankly it seems like another young adult adaptation is poised to dominate after we got a bit of a breather from that sort of thing last year. I have no idea what I'm doing here. Yeah, the public votes, but I imagine there's plenty of rigging going on, too. So against reason, I'll try to predict them anyway. Don't use them for your office pool or anything (if you happen to work in an office so chill as to have an MTV Movie Awards pool, that is). Just try to follow my logic below and feel free to tell me why I'm wrong in the comments section. Best Kiss Ashley Benson, James Franco & Vanessa Hudgens, "Spring Breakers" Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Scarlett Johansson, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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April Showers: Flirting With Disaster

9 April 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

waterworks each night at 11

How many of you have seen David O. Russell's Flirting With Disaster (1996)? With the exception of the stupidly maligned I ♥ Huckabees, it's his funniest film. One day it will surely be rediscovered given the attention his films regularly win now. The film centers on bickering spouses Mel & Nancy (Ben Stiller & Patricia Arquette) who are searching for Mel's birth parents. In the screwball chaotic final act, they end up sharing the guest rooms in the crowded home of drug-loving hippie conspiracy theorists (Lily Tomlin, Alan Alda, Glen Fitzgerald) with a neurotic adoption agency executive Tina (Tea Leoni) and federal agents partners Paul and Tony (Richard Jenkins and Josh Brolin) who are also lovers. Eyes start to wander: Tina and Mel get flirtatious and Tony just can't stop coming on to Nancy.

While Mel enjoys a very uncomfortable dinner downstairs, upstairs tattooed and pierced Tony walks right »

- NATHANIEL R

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Jennifer Garner on how her own football fandom prepared her for 'Draft Day'

9 April 2014 4:40 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Just before we started this interview, I mentioned the craziest thing that happened on the set of "The Invention Of Lying," curious to see if Garner had ever made the connection. When I visited that set, it was in Lowell, Massachusetts, and it was just me visiting for the two days I was there. They sent a driver to my hotel on both days to get me to and from the set, and if there's anything I've learned over the years, it is that you should always talk to the drivers on a film, because they know everything. Sure enough, the guy who drove me back and forth during my time in Lowell was especially chatty, a really nice guy who had grown up in the area. One of the things we discussed was that another movie company had optioned the rights to the driver's life and they were planning »

- Drew McWeeny

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La film fest announces Lisa Cholodenko as Guest Director and special award for Spc honchos

8 April 2014 5:24 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Los Angeles Film Festival (Laff) is gearing up for a bow this June, having already announced Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" as the opening night premiere. Today Film Independent, which puts on the fest, announced this year's guest director and a special honor for two all-timers in the indie game. First off, "The Kids Are All Right" helmer Lisa Cholodenko has been tapped as Guest Director for the 20th annual. Past Guest Directors have included David O. Russell, Kathryn Bigelow, William Friedkin, Guillermo Del Toro and Alfonso Cuarón. Cholodenko will attend the 13th annual Filmmaker Retreat at the Parker Palm Springs, a gathering of festival filmmakers and honored artists. "Lisa's work exemplifies our mission of supporting artists who are diverse, innovative and have a unique point of view," Laff Director Stephanie Allen said. "We're lucky to have her share her insights and process with us at our annual retreat." Meanwhile, Sony Pictures Classics »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Lisa Cholodenko Set as Guest Director for L.A. Film Festival

8 April 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Los Angeles Film Festival has tapped filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko (“The Kids Are All Right,” “High Art”) as guest director.

The festival, now in its 20th anniversary, takes place June 11-19 in downtown Los Angeles.

Past guest directors include David O. Russell, Kathryn Bigelow, William Friedkin, Guillermo Del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron. Cholodenko’s “The Kids Are All Right” opened the 2010 festival.

Cholodenko will attend the 13th annual Filmmaker Retreat in Palm Springs.

Cholodenko’s debut film “High Art” was nominated for both Best First Feature and First Screenplay at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in 1999. Other credits include “Laurel Canyon,” “Six Feet Under,” “Hung” and “The L-Word.”

Film Independent also announced that its Spirit of Independence Award will be given to Tom Bernard and Michael Barker for their over 20-year tenure as co-heads of Sony Pictures Classics, during which they have released more than 350 independent films, which have won 32 Academy Awards. »

- Dave McNary

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Lisa Cholodenko Is Guest Director of the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival

8 April 2014 11:34 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival (Laff) has revealed that filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right") will serve as artistic guest director for the upcoming edition of the fest. The festival runs June 11 through 19 in downtown La. Bong Joon-ho's lyrical apocalyptic thriller "Snowpiercer" is set to open it. Past guest artistic directors include David O. Russell, Kathryn Bigelow, William Friedkin, Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron. Cholodenko is currently in post-production on the four-part miniseries "Olive Kittredge," based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Elizabeth Strout, and starring Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Richard Jenkins and Zoe Kazan. It centers on the lives of a number of inhabitants in the coastal town of Crosby, Maine. Meanwhile, Sony Pictures Classics' Tom Bernard and Michael Barker will receive Laff 2014's Spirit of Independence Award. »

- Beth Hanna

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Cloud Computing Brightens Indies’ Outlook

3 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cloud computing was once an esoteric tech tool, something for visual-effects companies and tech-forward filmmakers.

But as they’ve come down in price, cloud services — like such once-exotic tools as CGI and digital intermediate — have been adopted by independent films and live events, changing filmed entertainment production along the way.

Cloud advocates that it liberates creatives from the limitations of whatever physical infrastructure they could afford. David Peto, CEO of Aframe — which recently unveiled version 3.0 of its cloud platform — calls it removing “friction.”

“Friction is all the stuff that gets in the way, every day, of anyone who’s creative,” says Peto. “Waiting around for stuff to come back, waiting to see what’s going on in the edit, waiting for stuff to be changed from one format to another … all of those things that slow down the process.”

Cloud storage, the most familiar cloud service, makes shipping tapes, reels or disks obsolete. »

- David S. Cohen

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Cloud Computing Brightens Indies’ Outlook

3 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cloud computing was once an esoteric tech tool, something for visual-effects companies and tech-forward filmmakers.

But as they’ve come down in price, cloud services — like such once-exotic tools as CGI and digital intermediate — have been adopted by independent films and live events, changing filmed entertainment production along the way.

Cloud advocates that it liberates creatives from the limitations of whatever physical infrastructure they could afford. David Peto, CEO of Aframe — which recently unveiled version 3.0 of its cloud platform — calls it removing “friction.”

“Friction is all the stuff that gets in the way, every day, of anyone who’s creative,” says Peto. “Waiting around for stuff to come back, waiting to see what’s going on in the edit, waiting for stuff to be changed from one format to another … all of those things that slow down the process.”

Cloud storage, the most familiar cloud service, makes shipping tapes, reels or disks obsolete. »

- David S. Cohen

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Tongue Twister; Amy Adams Deciphers New Language for Villeneuve’s “Story of Your Life”

2 April 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Spike Jonze. David O. Russell. Paul Thomas Anderson. And now Denis Villeneuve. Amy Adams has the pick of the auteur litter and according to Deadline, the A-list actress might flex her “sci-fi” muscles. Produced by FilmNation, David Linde’s Lava Bear Films, 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy and Dan Levine, Story of Your Life would be the helmer’s 2015 project.

Gist: Written by Eric Heisserer, this is an adaptation of a short story by Nebula. The story is set in motion when alien crafts land around the world and an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. As she learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins experiencing vivid flashbacks that become the key to unlocking the greater mystery about the true purpose of their visit.

Worth Nothing: 2014 mnight be another big year for Adams. She portrays Margaret Keane in Tim Burton’s Big Eyes. »

- Eric Lavallee

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Amy Adams Circles Alien Thriller ‘Story of Your Life’ from ‘Prisoners’ Director

2 April 2014 7:26 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Five-time Oscar-nominee Amy Adams starring in your movie is a good sign that it’ll be something of value, as evidenced by her having teamed alongside such acclaimed filmmakers as P.T. Anderson (The Master), David O. Russell (American Hustle) and Spike Jonze (Her), among others, to produce respectable fare and/or creative original content. It looks as though the next recognized auteur-type to work with Adams shall be Canadian writer/director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners), according to a new report.

The Villeneuve project in question is Story of Your Life, a film adaptation of sci-fi author Ted Chiang’s award-winning 1998 short story. Chiang’s source material takes place in an alternate ...

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- Sandy Schaefer

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Jennifer Lawrence And Bradley Cooper Reunite In New 'Serena' Images

31 March 2014 2:44 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It's pretty hard to argue against the success that Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence have had together. The acting duo first came together as an odd-ball romantic pairing in David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook (a performance that won Lawrence the Best Actress Oscar at the Academy Awards), but just last year they reunited when Russell hired them to play characters on opposite sides of the same story in the period comedic thriller American Hustle. That's two films in two years, but perhaps what's most amazing is that a third is already on the way. Director Sussane Bier's dark drama Serena will once again bring Cooper and Lawrence back together on screen, and while we still don't know exactly when we will get to see the movie, at the very least today The Film Stage has delivered a while bunch of new stills. Admittedly these perhaps aren't the most »

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Stills Emerge From ‘Serena’ Starring Cooper & Lawrence

31 March 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

After Jennifer Lawrence brought in Oscar glory for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook opposite Bradley Cooper, it made sense for the pair to collaborate again in David O. Russell’s follow-up American Hustle. It seems they’re sticking to the saying ‘If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it’, as new stills have been released of the duo performing in Susanne Bier’s (Love Is All You Need) Serena.

Adapted from the Ron Rash novel of the same name, the story follows George (Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Lawrence), a happily married couple building up a successful timber company in 1929. Intensely in love, George and Serena will bring down anyone in their way. However, when Serena is told she cannot have children, she goes on a jealous rampage to find the woman George had a baby with before they met…with plans to kill her.

Co-starring Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones, »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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Jennifer Lawrence Goes Retro Glam In New 'Serena' Photos

31 March 2014 7:19 AM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

For the last couple of years or so, articles about Jennifer Lawrence have frequently mentioned a series of collaborations with Bradley Cooper. The co-stars started work together on David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" and his follow-up "American Hustle," and a third movie, "Serena," which has yet to materialize. The Depression-Era drama from director Susanne Bier shot in back when "The Hunger Games" was opening in March 2012, but according to a story from The ...

By Kevin P. Sullivan »

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American Hustle Blu-ray Review

29 March 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It may speak to the year or the film itself, but David O. Russell’s American Hustle exploded on the scene, arriving to quickly become an Oscar front runner, and netting ten nominations in the process (while also grossing nearly $150 Million at the box office).  But by the time of the awards ceremony, Hustle went home empty handed, even though stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence we all nominated.  The film turned out to be all sizzle and no steak.  Which is actually the story of the movie as two hustlers are put on the spot by the FBI to help catch bigger swindlers.  My review of American Hustle on Blu-ray follows after the jump.  The movie opens mid-crime as Irving Rosenfeld (Bale), Sydney Prosser (Adams) and Richie Dimaso (Cooper) are trying to give Jersey Mayor Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner) a briefcase full of money.  Actually »

- Andre Dellamorte

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Leonardo DiCaprio: Who’s the most overdue for an Academy Award?

28 March 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

A lot of times during the months directly following the Academy Awards telecast, people talk about who’s overdue for an Oscar nomination, but I think the more interesting conversation is to discuss who’s already been nominated repeatedly by the Academy but has yet to win an Oscar. It’s one thing to fight for that first nod, or to have a nom to your credit but nothing else, but what of the people who’ve been cited with nominations multiple times by Oscar voters but never seem to make it to the finish line? Recently, I was thinking about just that, and actually came up with a list of some of the folks in the industry that are most overdue for a win. Below you’ll find a group of ten previously nominated by the Academy that I think should have won by now. They consist of actors, »

- Joey Magidson

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Ridley Scott's 'Exodus' with Christian Bale gets a title change

27 March 2014 1:39 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As one Biblical epic sets sail (so to speak) in theaters this weekend, news out of Las Vegas' CinemaCon is that another has undergone a title change. Ridley Scott's "Exodus" starring Christian Bale is now known as "Exodus: Gods and Kings," a combination of a similar Warner Bros. project's title (which Steven Spielberg and Ang Lee were circling at one point) and "Exodus." The studio could not clear the rights for "Exodus" alone, I'm told, because MGM owns it in perpetuity. Bale will star as Moses in the film. Last year he told HitFix to expect "shocking stuff" from the film. "It's an intriguing piece, because it's very few people that I've met that have actually read the Torah, the Pentateuch, the five books of Moses, all the way through," he said. "Most people read snippets. If you read it all the way through, it's harsh. It's really 'Old Testament. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Library of Congress' Packard Campus: Rare Double Screening of Box Office Cataclysm

26 March 2014 6:07 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Screwball comedy movies, rare screenings of epic box office disaster: Library of Congress’ Packard Theater in April 2014 (photo: Cary Grant and Irene Dunne in ‘The Awful Truth’) In April 2014, the Library of Congress’ Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper, Virginia, will celebrate Hollywood screwball comedy movies, from the Marx Brothers’ antics to Peter Bogdanovich’s early ’70s homage What’s Up, Doc?, a box office blockbuster starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal. Additionally, the Packard Theater will present a couple of rarities, including an epoch-making box office disaster that led to the demise of a major studio. Among Packard’s April 2014 screwball comedies are the following: Leo McCarey’s Duck Soup (Saturday, April 5) — actually more zany, wacky, and totally insane than merely "screwball" — in which Groucho Marx stars as the recently (un)elected dictator of Freedonia, abetted by siblings Harpo Marx and Chico Marx, in addition to Groucho’s perennial foil, »

- Andre Soares

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‘Wizards of Waverly Place’s’ Maria Canals-Barrera Joins Susannah Grant’s ABC Series

25 March 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Susannah Grant’s “The Club” has let in a new member.

Maria Canals-Barrera (“Wizards of Waverly Place,” “Gang Related”) joins ABC’s upstairs/downstairs soap as Hilda, the house manager of the country club where most of the action takes place.

Hilda has a big personality that she keeps in check on the job. But don’t cross her. She rules her staff by the book. As for the guests, she hears, sees and knows everything: who’s broke, who’s cheating, and who’s a crook. The smart members realize this and treat her with the respect she deserves. The stupid dismiss her at their own peril.

Canals-Barrera is repped by Apa, Imperium 7 Talent Agency, Teitelbaum Artists Group and Core Public Relations Group.

The Club’s” cast also includes Betsy Brandt, Chris Conroy and Callie Hernandez.

The hour-long drama, received a straight-to-series 13-episode order in January. It hails »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Some positivity about Jennifer Lawrence for a change

25 March 2014 6:41 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Maybe I’m nuts, but it seems to me that everyone is out to get Jennifer Lawrence these days, and I’m not sure why. She’s an incredibly talented young actress, reportedly a nice person, and has good taste in the projects she chooses to work on, so what gives? Especially this past year with her Supporting Actress candidacy for American Hustle, it became the sort of situation where it appeared that the world would end if she won a second Oscar. It makes no sense to me, but I figured I’d take this opportunity to praise her a bit and turn the tide back towards respect for the Academy Award winning thespian. It was only a few short years ago that Lawrence was being heralded for her breakthrough work in Winter’s Bone. That first Academy Award nomination she received for that film led to her winning »

- Joey Magidson

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