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    Oscar Nominations: From Scorsese To Mickey Mouse

    Once again, the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have sprung a number of surprises on us with this year’s nominations.

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    Was Jennifer Lawrence Too Young to Play Rosalyn in 'American Hustle'?

    Age is just a number. But what if that number is 23 and you're Jennifer Lawrence, whose Golden Globe winning role in "American Hustle" some critics have said is too mature for her age?

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    Directors Guild Nominations 2014 Reveal the Five Oscar Frontrunners

    The Directors Guild of America's five nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film for 2013 make clear the top five contenders for the Oscar. Along with the SAG, PGA and WGA nominations, the DGA is usually a strong bellwether for where things are going.

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    Directors Guild Award Nominations Include Alfonso Cuaron, David O. Russell & Martin Scorsese But No Coens

    The Coens might want to hold on putting down that deposit for a tuxedo, as it seems their wonderful "Inside Llewyn Davis" is not registering with voters. After being shut out of the Producers Guild and Writers Guild awards nominations, the directorial duo have once again been left in the cold, this ...

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    Watch: 3 New Clips, 2 Featurettes & A Bale-Full Of New Photos From 'American Hustle'

    While "The Wolf Of Wall Street" and "American Hustle" can be loosely linked by their conman centered stories, and voiceover driven narratives, focused on an ensemble of players doing bad things, the similarities end there. Where Martin Scorsese's picture goes headlong into the extremes of bad behavi...

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    BEST FILMS OF 2013

    I am absolutely certain about the top three films on this list. But the further down we go, the more absurd it seems to rank films as different as the Coen Brothers' wonderfully layered look at a struggling folk singer in the 60's and Martin Scorsese's bacchanalia of 80's excess.

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    Watch: New Clip From 'American Hustle' Plus 30-Minute Interview With Director David O. Russell

    This Friday sees the expanded release of David O. Russell’s delirious “American Hustle” and with the awards contender facing some stiff competition at the box office, you better believe a blitz is on with the director and his cast doing their bit to entice audiences to take a chance on the virtuoso ...

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    David O. Russell Talks 'American Hustle' in Dubai, Redemption, Scorsese and Embracing "Muscular" Cinema

    Is there a filmmaker of recent times who's enjoyed a more impressive career rebound than David O. Russell? Before "The Fighter" in 2010, Russell's career was in tatters, and in danger of flatlining for good. But that shrewd blend of "Rocky"-style boxing saga and family psychodrama marked a magnifice...

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    Watch: David O. Russell Breaks Down A Scene From 'American Hustle' Plus 10-Minute Academy Talk With Cast

    The best way to watch “American Hustle” is to go into the theater knowing as little as possible. David O. Russell’s film weaves in and out of the lives of these characters in such a way as it’s best to be introduced not knowing what will happen next. That said, if you have already seen the film or a...

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