Film Review #2: Joy (★★½)

Film Review #2: Joy (★★½)

As someone who’s analyzed director David O. Russell’s use of women, I was incredibly skeptical about his latest film, Joy, being anywhere near amazing. Sorry, but I don’t blindly subscribe to the cult of Russell and Jennifer Lawrence collaborations, and haven’t found much enjoyment in the director’s work since The Fighter. Complications over his rewriting of Annie […]

Film Review: Joy (★★)

Film Review: Joy (★★)

David O. Russell seems to have made a self-indulgent attempt to return to his quirky filmmaking style which garnered him a legion of lovers following “I Heart Huckabees” and “Flirting with Disaster.”  However, it seems he tried to mix his “acclaimed” straight-forward style that has made him a bonafide Oscar favorite with “The Fighter” and “American […]

Check Out the New Trailer for ‘Joy’ with Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DeNiro

Check Out the New Trailer for ‘Joy’ with Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DeNiro

20th Century Fox debuted a NEW trailer for their upcoming film, JOY. Jennifer Lawrence stars with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, and more in David O. Russell’s latest film, coming to theaters this Christmas! JOY Release: December 25, 2015 Director: David O. Russell Screenplay by David O. Russell; Story by: Annie Mumolo and David O. Russell Cast: […]

First Poster for David O. Russell’s ‘Joy’ with Jennifer Lawrence Drops!

First Poster for David O. Russell’s ‘Joy’ with Jennifer Lawrence Drops!

Today, 20th Century Fox has released the first poster for David O. Russell’s “Joy” with Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, and Robert DeNiro. Check it out below.

Watch the First Trailer for David O. Russell’s ‘Joy’ with Jennifer Lawrence

Watch the First Trailer for David O. Russell’s ‘Joy’ with Jennifer Lawrence

The first trailer for David O. Russell’s “Joy” starring Jennifer Lawrence has just premiered.  “Joy” opens on Christmas Day. Give it a look down below: JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her […]

Awards Profile: Joy

Awards Profile: Joy

Director: David O. Russell Writers: David O. Russell and Annie Mumolo Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Robert De Niro Synopsis: The life of a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country’s most successful entrepreneurs. Why It Might Succeed: The last time I was given a Jennifer Lawrence film for awards […]

2016 Oscars: A Year for Minority Directors on the Horizon?

2016 Oscars: A Year for Minority Directors on the Horizon?

The Oscar Predictions overhaul continues this month and next on the docket is Best Achievement in Directing.   With Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu snagging the trophy for “Birdman,” all eyes are on him this year on “The Revenant.”  When it comes to looking far out, you can easily make a career case for many overdue auteurs and […]

Watch the Trailer for David O. Russell’s ‘Nailed’, now called ‘Accidental Love’

Watch the Trailer for David O. Russell’s ‘Nailed’, now called ‘Accidental Love’

Ah, the strange case of David O. Russell‘s once incomplete film/presumed lost to the universe Nailed. Earlier this year, it was announced that the film was finally coming out, with the new title to boot. Nailed would be known as Politics of Love, though that moniker was short lived. Now called Accidental Love, we finally […]

David O. Russell wants Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro to co-star in ‘Joy’

David O. Russell wants Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro to co-star in ‘Joy’

Well, consider me shocked. Oh, wait, what’s the opposite of shocked? Anyway, it appears that David O. Russell is planning to not only team up with Jennifer Lawrence once more, he’s hoping to bring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro along for the ride again as well. A story went around earlier that has Russell saying […]

David O. Russell’s ‘Nailed’ has a new title and UK Release Scheduled

David O. Russell’s ‘Nailed’ has a new title and UK Release Scheduled

I was just remarking the other day that the two unreleased films that I most want to see/have see the light of day are Dylan Kidd‘s Get a Job and David O. Russell‘s Nailed. Well, it looks like the latter is one step closer to a release, albeit only a U.K. one and with a […]

David O. Russell’s ‘Joy’ will hit on Christmas Day of 2015

David O. Russell’s ‘Joy’ will hit on Christmas Day of 2015

I know not all of you have been too fond of David O. Russell‘s recent string of successes, but I certainly have been. As such, I’m excited to see him quickly turn around and continue the run he’s been on, which started with Silver Linings Playbook and continued last year with American Hustle. He’s officially […]

Oscar Circuit: Best Original Screenplay

Oscar Circuit: Best Original Screenplay

Our look at the individual Oscar categories continue.  If you missed a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2014.  You can also see the official Oscar Predictions page for Best Original Screenplay. And the Nominees are: American Hustle – David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer Blue Jasmine – Woody Allen Dallas Buyers […]

Oscar Circuit: Best Director

Oscar Circuit: Best Director

Our look at the individual Oscar categories continues.  If you missed a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2014.  You can also see the official Oscar Predictions page for Best Director. And the Nominees are… Alfonso Cuarón – Gravity Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave Alexander Payne – Nebraska David O. Russell – American […]

David O. Russell Teaming with Jennifer Lawrence Again

David O. Russell Teaming with Jennifer Lawrence Again

I don’t think anyone can blame Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell for wanting to collaborate again and again with each other. They’ve done some of their most honored work together, after all. Russell got Lawrence her first Oscar in Silver Linings Playbook and they’re both looking for wins this time around with American Hustle. […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 82: DGA-Oscars Link, Sundance Winners, Academy Idol Top 6 Results

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 82: DGA-Oscars Link, Sundance Winners, Academy Idol Top 6 Results

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. What a week it has been.  The race for the Oscars continues.  Lots of news to go over including the closing of the Sundance Film Festival where Terence attended and saw films like “Boyhood” […]

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