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“Joy”: Is the third time the charm for Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell?

Few filmmaker/acting teams have gotten the recent attention that Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell have received, with equal parts love and derision coming their way. As a fan of their collaborations American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook, I was greatly looking forward to Joy, potentially as the instance where[...]

Jennifer Lawrence looks like a major Best Actress threat in the latest Trailer for “Joy”

As one of the very last unseen Academy Award contenders this year, David O. Russell’s film Joy is among the most scrutinized of 2015 holiday releases. More than just another shot for Russell to score that elusive first Oscar after a bevy of recent nominations, it’s also a high profile[...]

“Joy” is the latest Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell project in the Oscar hunt

Between Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, it’s undeniable that Jennifer Lawrence and filmmaker David O. Russell have a tremendous thing going. Their working relationship is as strong as any other in the business. I’m of the opinion that they’ve put forward two Oscar worthy projects, one of which was[...]

Magnolia Takes US Rights to Rob Reiner’s THE MAGIC OF BELLE ISLE

HollywoodNews.com: The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures announced today they have acquired US rights to THE MAGIC OF BELLE ISLE, a warmly funny drama directed by Rob Reiner, starring Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen, Madeline Carroll, Kenan Thompson, and Fred Willard. The film was written by Guy Thomas, and produced by Alan[...]

Chad Michael Murray, Katie Sackhoff bring “Haunting” down South

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: After creeping out New England, the “Haunting” heads south for a new nightmare. Chad Michael Murray, Abigail Spencer, Katee Sackhoff and Emily Alyn Lind have joined “The Haunting in Georgia,” a sequel to last year’s “The Haunting in Connecticut” which was produced by Gold Circle Films. The original starred[...]

“Black Swan,” “127 Hours” headline star-studded Savannah Film Fest

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: While it doesn’t quite have the stature of such festivals as Toronto, Venice, or Telluride, the annual Savannah Film Festival held in gorgeous Savannah, Georgia still manages to attract awards-season contenders and high-profile stars. This year, lucky No. 13 for the fall festival, Liam Neeson, Sir Ian[...]

Virginia Madsen, Amanda Seyfried to retell darker ‘Red Riding Hood’

HollywoodNews.com: Virginia Madsen has signed on to star as Amanda Seyfried’s mother in a new film adaptation of the classic story “Little Red Riding Hood”, MovieWeb reports. Red Riding Hood, which already boasts an all-star cast including Gary Oldman, Max Irons, and Julie Christie, is produced by Leonardo di Caprio and[...]

ABC’s Scandalous New Show ‘Scoundrels’

By Fred Topel HollywoodNews.com: ABC’s hot summer drama, Scoundrels, was a scandal before it even finished the first episode. Neal McDonough was fired when he refused to film a sex scene with Virginia Madsen. Now David James Elliot plays that role and the rest of the cast couldn’t be happier. “We had only[...]

Top 10 Summer faces to watch out for

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith HollywoodNews.com: It’s almost June, and you know what that means! Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. We’re talking, of course, about the summer TV season and faces to watch this time of year, when things are looser and quirkier than during[...]