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  • 'Hustle' Ups Ante for Charles Roven, David O. Russell

    David O. Russell's latest film, "American Hustle," is very loosely based on the Abscam sting operation of the late '70s/early '80s that resulted in the conviction of several congressmen and a New Jersey state senator, among others, on bribery charges. But...
  • Melissa Leo finds her footing amid good and evil

    Melissa Leo finds her footing amid good and evil
    With her elaborate makeup and creepy mien, Melissa Leo plays one of several memorable characters in "Prisoners," Denis Villeneuve's child-snatching thriller that became a hit when it was released in September. But Leo wasn't so sure we should see her in...
  • Blockbuster summer awaits movie-set fans

    Blockbuster summer awaits movie-set fans
    There's a good chance you will cross paths with one of the many projects filming in Chicago this summer — especially if you work or live downtown. After all, there are three major-studio movies and five (possibly six) TV series scheduled to shoot in...
  • L.A. Film Fest: Female editors plan to gather for lively forum

    L.A. Film Fest: Female editors plan to gather for lively forum
    Women who spend most of their time in dark rooms will come into the light on Saturday for a Los Angeles Film Festival panel titled "Women in the Cut: A Celebration of Women Editors." The gathering will follow in the footsteps of last year's panel...
  • 'Prisoners' trailer: Hugh Jackman gets his revenge on

    'Prisoners' trailer: Hugh Jackman gets his revenge on
    It's every parent's worst nightmare: the disappearance of a child. It's also the subject of the new movie "Prisoners," starring Hugh Jackman, Viola Davis and Jake Gyllenhaal. If there's any comfort to be gleaned from the trailer, it's that Jackman is on...
  • On the PR trail with 'Broken City' star Mark Wahlberg

    On the PR trail with 'Broken City' star Mark Wahlberg
    Say hello to ya mutha for me, OK? Mark Wahlberg gets that a lot. Five years after Andy Samberg's "Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals" skit on "Saturday Night Live" (if you've never seen it, the title says it all), five years after Wahlberg went on Jimmy...
  • Stars pick the directors they want to watch

    Stars pick the directors they want to watch
    Let's say there's a row of beautiful movie theaters, and the marquee of each one reads, "New film by (name of filmmaker here)." And let's say there's no other information about the film itself. Which one would you choose? We offered this dilemma to some...
  • 'Silver Linings Playbook': Humanity in high-maintenance characters ★★★ 1/2

    'Silver Linings Playbook': Humanity in high-maintenance characters ★★★ 1/2
    Hollywood movies, and even off-Hollywood independent films, have long encouraged us to empathize with unstable or psychologically troubled characters only if they're "kooky" for a little while, as a prelude to more palatable, normalized levels of...
  • Review: Bay's 'Pain & Gain' is bargain-budget, still excessive

    When Michael Bay goes small, "Pain & Gain" happens. Humans handle the bone-crunching. The gore becomes gorier. The dialogue increases substantially too. Metal things may not transform, but they still make a world of hurt delivered by "Pain & Gain's"...
  • Golden Globes shows love to 'The Social Network'

    Golden Globes shows love to 'The Social Network'
    "The Social Network" has a lot of friends in Hollywood. The drama about the creation of Facebook continued its winning ways Sunday, taking home four trophies at the 68th Golden Globes, including dramatic feature, director for David Fincher, screenplay...
  • 'The King's Speech' continues its reign at SAG Awards

    'The King's Speech' continues its reign at SAG Awards
    In the span of about two weeks, "The King's Speech" has gone from Oscar underdog to front-runner. The World War II-era British drama took the Screen Actors Guild's top honor Sunday evening, winning the movie ensemble acting award and essentially...
  • He's ready for a fight

    He's ready for a fight
    David O. Russell's trademark longish hair is gone now, replaced by a clean, short-cropped look. But sitting back in New York City's Lobby Lounge in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel overlooking Central Park, he wears the same retro sneakers and dress-shirt-...