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    Watch: 140-Minute Talk With Martin Scorsese, Steve McQueen, Paul Greengrass & David O. Russell

    One of the best things about this year's brace of awards season contending directors, is that they're all great raconteurs. Whether it's the freewheeling David O. Russell, film knowledge encyclopedia Martin Scorsese or the deeply thoughtful Steve McQueen (check out a two hour talk with him here), th...

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    Oscar Nominee Christian Bale Holds His Roles to a High Standard, from 'American Hustle' to 'Out of the Furnace,' on DVD/Blu-ray March 11

    Christian Bale has shown intensity, shape-shifting and commitment in roles that are more consistently memorable than most actors can claim over a long career. He doesn't agree-- a sign of the high standards to which he holds himself. Clearly he knows how to pick roles-- and deliver. He finally lande...

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    Nine Things I Learned at the Hilarious Santa Barbara Film Fest Tribute to David O. Russell (VIDEO)

    At the upbeat Santa Barbara International Film Festival best director tribute to David O. Russell, the Oscar-nominated man behind "American Hustle" and "Silver Linings Playbook" (who infamously called Lily Tomlin the c-word to her face in 2004) had us all in stitches. While Russell can get testy or ...

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    David O. Russell To Direct Joy Mangano Biopic, Eyes Jennifer Lawrence To Lead

    Everything has a story, even the lowly Miracle Mop. But who would've thought the QVC bestselling product could be the basis of a movie? Well, "Bridesmaids" writer Annie Mumulo thought so. Indeed she wrote a script about Joy Mangano, the inventor of the Miracle Mop, who worked three jobs before seein...

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    Lost & Abandoned: 10 Movies That Were Shot, But Eventually Scrapped

    Undoubtedly the biggest news story of 2014 so far (unless Apichatpong Weerasethakul replaced J.J. Abrams as director of "Star Wars: Episode VII" in between us writing this and it going live) revolves around Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight." It was announced as being the director's next movie,...

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    The Big O: Which of the 3 Best-Picture Frontrunners Is Female-Friendliest?

    Which movie would give the biggest boost to females in the film industry, both behind and in front of the camera?

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    Alfonso Cuaron Wins Best Director at DGA Awards (FULL WINNERS LIST)

    Historically speaking, whoever wins the 2014 Directors Guild of America Award for Best Director becomes the likely winner at the Academy Awards. This year, "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuaron won the feature film prize at the DGAs and should start getting ready to say hello to Oscar. A live-blog of th...

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    ABC Orders a Country Club Drama From David O. Russell Straight to Series

    David O. Russell's shaping up to have a good year on the small screen as well as the big. The "American Hustle" director and current Oscar nominee is headed to television with a still untitled drama project based on a story from him and "Erin Brockovich" writer Susannah Grant,

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    Why 'American Hustle' Is Not This Year's 'Silver Linings Playbook', At Least to Oscar

    Though "American Hustle" and "Silver Linings Playbook" seem to share more than a few things in common, the former is in far better position to make a serious play for this year's Best Picture Academy Award.

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    25 Movies That Defined The Sundance Film Festival

    As you might have noticed from the wall-to-wall level of coverage over the last week or so, the Sundance Film Festival has grown considerably from its humble beginnings back in 1978, when it was inaugurated as the Utah/US Film Festival and had a remit to showcase exclusively American-made independen...

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