Things are looking pretty good for 'American Hustle' director David O. Russell, who has spent the past five years reinventing himself. The man who was once known more for being a pain in the ass on the set of 'I Heart Huckabees' and getting in a fistfight with George Clooney while shooting 'Three Kings' has emerged as the modern master of the crowd-pleaser, crafting straightforward entertainments that make big bucks at the box office and get a bunch of Oscar attention. That's the kind of combination that keeps you making movies and convinces every actor in Hollywood to get in line to work with you. And that's probably why Robert De Niro is in talks to join the cast of 'Joy,' which will be his third collaboration with Russell in three years.
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Even lauded talents star in terrible films, but sometimes—as is the case with these ten thespians—they happen to star in the worst of the bunch during the exact same calendar year that they turned in those Oscar-worthy works. Oops.
We're just a few weeks away from the release of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1,' so we've been seeing a lot more teasers and clips from the next installment in the franchise -- and while the initial trailers focused on main characters like Katniss, Gale, and teasing the harrowing action to come in our hero's revolutionary fight against the Capitol, the latest peeks have been giving us a glimpse at some of the other characters, like newcomer Cressida, played by 'Game of Thrones' star Natalie Dormer.
Many of the first teasers and trailers for the first chapter of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' were very Katniss-focused, which isn't a bad thing at all -- we love our Katniss. But they were mysteriously absent of Peeta, until recently. The first official TV spot for 'Mockingjay' has Peeta sending a message from the Capitol to the Districts, and he's at the side of President Snow. But hey, at least he's okay?
If you can't get enough of Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper on screen together, we've got good news for you: between filming 'Silver Linings Playbook' and 'American Hustle' for David O. Russell, the pair filmed the period drama 'Serena,' which will finally be released in the U.S. next spring. And now we have the first U.S. trailer for Oscar-winner Susanne Bier's new film, which endured an 18-month editing process.
The final trailer for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' is here and it's strictly business. At just over a minute long, it's packed full of big emotions and even bigger explosions, never even bothering to pause and fill you in on the plot because it already assumes that you saw the first two movies. Yeah, this movie is going to be huge.
One of the people we haven't seen a whole lot of in the more recent trailers for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' is Peeta. Yes, we saw him in those earlier "message from Capitol" teasers, all in white with President Snow and Joanna, but the trailers for the latest installment of Katniss' harrowing journey have been mostly absent of her bread-making friend. Until now! And it looks like Gale is not too pleased about it.
We're only about a month away from the next chapter in 'The Hunger Games' saga, and in case you needed a reminder, we've got a brand new trailer for you. In it, Katniss Everdeen also gets a reminder, but it's one of the more harrowing variety, as she's sent to District 12 to see the devastation that was wrought upon her home district in the wake of the events of 'Catching Fire.'
This week, Jennifer Lawrence finally broke her silence regarding the massive hack that resulted in her nude photos (as well as those of several other female celebrities) being released onto the internet, aptly describing the incident as a "sex crime." Meanwhile, Reddit users are actually suggesting that Lawrence and other victims of the hacking attack unite to contribute to a fund to develop powerful encryption software. Why is it that, when women are put under attack, the onus is on us to clean up the mess?
To date, we've stayed away from the so-called Fappening (a cutesy name for a not-so-cutesy crime): the theft and online propagation of nude photos of multiple celebrities, most notably Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence. But now, as Lawrence has broken her silence and spoken for the first time since the incident, we felt it was important to share her perspective. And, as you might expect, she's come out swinging.