| Dec 17, 2013
| 7:09 AM
My favorite minute of movie this year comes early in David O. Russell's "American Hustle." Christian Bale's character, the con man Irving Rosenfeld, based on the real-life Abscam linchpin Mel Weinberg, is riding high: His small-time investment scams,...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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Blue Bloods Danny's (Donnie Wahlberg)...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The death of Peter O'Toole at the age of 81 Sunday called to mind not only O'Toole's remarkable career but something less remarkable: his run of Oscar-nominated performances without actually ever winning one.
No other movie actor had such a Lucci-like...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Was there ever an actor who aged more gracefully, more beautifully than Peter O'Toole, who died Saturday at age 81?
I know the conventional wisdom is otherwise, insisting that, physically at least, O'Toole bore the ravages of a hard-lived life. I said...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Jennifer Lawrence received her second straight SAG nomination last week for playing Rosalyn in "American Hustle." Turns out last year's SAG Awards were a turning point for director David O. Russell in convincing Lawrence to take the role.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Has Duke Ellington ever saved your life?
David O. Russell knows the answer to that particular question because Ellington's music has rescued him many times. It happened yesterday. It'll probably happen again tomorrow. And it also happens near the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:30 PM
CAA has signed "Glee" actress Dianna Agron.
Agron, best-known for her portrayal of Quinn Fabray on "Glee," stars opposite Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer (with whom she's pictured above) and Tommy Lee Jones in "The Family." She also appeared in "I Am...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Consolidating its vertical integration, Luc Besson's EuropaCorp unveiled its first multiplex located on the outskirts of Paris during a presentation hosted by the shingle's CEO Christophe Lambert on Wednesday.
EuropaCorp Cinemas got off to a glitzy start...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese are partnered on a mob movie again, but not in the usual way. Scorsese is an executive producer of this comedic but still violent tale from director Luc Besson ("The Professional"), casting De Niro and Michelle...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:30 PM
David O. Russell is a director on a hot streak, an audacious original with an affinity for edgy American madness. His dizzying, outlandishly entertaining "American Hustle" is a 21-first century screwball farce about 20th-century con men, scam artists...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Writer-director David O. Russell sweats the details. For "American Hustle," his new film loosely based on the FBI's Abscam sting investigating political corruption in the 1970s, that meant mulling everything "from the clothes to the comb over." But that...