David O. Russell

The Most Critically Divisive Films of the Last 17 Years, According to Gizmodo Study

Gizmodo crunched the numbers using Metacritic reviews to figure out which films have divided critics the most over the last several years.<p>When …

Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence Is About To Turn Her Phone Off For A Year

News<p>She admits she might need a break soon…<p>Jennifer Lawrence has appeared in nine films in the past three years, and so we have certainly seen a lot …

Hollywood

Very nice: Sacha Baron Cohen to pay fines of Czech tourists arrested for wearing Borat-style mankinis in Kazakhstan

One of the more enduring images to come out of Sacha Baron Cohen’s 2006 film <i>Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of</i> …

Sacha Baron Cohen

Ousted for sexual misconduct, stars leave trail of unemployed in their wake

As multiple high-profile men have seen their careers and projects unexpectedly end after allegations of sexual misconduct by multiple female colleagues, they aren't the only ones paying a price — their staffs are also suffering as a result of their actions.<p>Earlier this week, Charlie Rose addressed …

Entertainment

Beyond the Camera: How 14 Famous Directors Worked With Actors

Every actor craves a dexterous director—someone to trust with creating a safe creative space, to guide a performance, to “speak actor,” and to build …

Akira Kurosawa

John Leguizamo turned his son’s bullying into a play

“Latin History for Morons” was inspired by bullies.<p>John Leguizamo’s hilarious tutorial on unsung Hispanic-Americans sprang from bigoted bullying his …

All the shows killed by Hollywood in the wake of its sexual-harassment crisis

The patriarch is toppling in Hollywood in 2017.<p>Men like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Louis C.K. who allegedly used their power to harass and abuse women and men are being exposed. And studios and distributors that want to be on the right side of history are distancing themselves from …

TV

'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Jennifer Lawrence ('Mother!')

One of the biggest stars in Hollywood opens up about the evolution of her career and feelings about celebrity, the phone hack that left her feeling …

Hollywood

BMD Picks: Martin Scorsese’s Top Five Films

Nobody makes movies like Martin Scorsese.<p>Today, the New Hollywood icon (and arguably greatest director in the history of American cinema) turns …

Martin Scorsese

Legendary film composer Carter Burwell breaks down his approach

Fall is always a busy period for Carter Burwell. It’s not just that the legendary movie composer is always in demand, it’s that filmmakers with …

Coen Brothers

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ 5 Years Later: Does David O. Russell’s Rom-Dramedy Hold Up?

When <i>Silver Linings Playbook</i> hit theaters in 2012, Jennifer Lawrence had become one of the world’s biggest movie stars. With a massively successful …

Entertainment

Keeping faith as an actor, even when I don’t get the part

Dec. 2, 2013. The latter half of the year had been progressing nicely. I was on a train heading from Boston back to New York City after working as a …

Christian Bale

15 directors who hated their own movies

What do Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, Michael Bay, and Alfred Hitchcock have in common?<p>Not too much, admittedly, but they have all released at least one movie they aren’t too proud of.<p>The history of moviemaking is full of cases where directors would rather you forget about their own projects, from …

Movies

Keep your eye on ‘Mudbound’ director Dee Rees: She’s going to be a household name during awards season

Tennessee-bred and FAMU-educated, she’s upending traditional Hollywood roles<p>Keep your eye on Dee Rees. Chances are you’re going to be seeing a lot of …

Filmmaking

Melissa Leo On Becoming A Nun, Acting Opposite Puppets, And That Bleeped Oscar Speech – The Actor’s Side | Deadline

The New York-Vermont raised actress won a supporting actress Oscar for David O. Russell’s 2010 feature <i>The Fighter</i> and a whole slew of other top …

Entertainment

Amazon's $250M 'Lord Of The Rings' Purchase Price Is 1,000 Times What Tolkien First Got For It

If Amazon was looking for a way to make a splash in Hollywood this week, it certainly found it with the news that the online giant has paid as much as $250 million for the rights to produce TV programs based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s <i>Lord of the Rings</i> fantasy novels.<p>That eye-popping figure is just for the …

J.R.R. Tolkien

Who else has been accused so far?

A Hollywood mogul's ouster has brought forward more stories of misogyny and abuse in cinema and other industries, and renewed focus on old accusations against alleged predators. Some men have faced serious consequences after the Weinstein affair; others haven't. Check back here for updates to the …

Entertainment

'Sea Oak' Writer on Glenn Close's Zombie-esque Amazon Role

"They honored the spirit of the original work," creator George Saunders said of the process behind the Amazon Studios adaptation.<p>If Amazon viewers …

Hollywood

The Miracle Mop: $3 billion later - Salon.com

It's been 25 years since Joy Mangano launched the self-wringing Miracle Mop, setting the stage for what would make her one of the most powerful brands in home shopping, generating more than $3 billion in sales with her products, and one of the most successful female entrepreneurs.<p>Many know her …

Joy (Movie)

All of the Recent TV Shows and Movies Affected by Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Following the reports on Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood seems to be purging itself of stars and executives linked to sexual harassment. As more and more …

Netflix

Matthew Weiner Allegations: Everything We Know About His Amazon Drama ‘The Romanoffs’

The series has been in production since August and is being fully directed by Weiner, which makes things tricky for Amazon.<p>In the wake of the Harvey …

Entertainment

Orange is the New Black star almost quit acting because she was "considered plus-size in Hollywood"

Dascha Polanco says her audition for the Netflix series was "make or break" for her.<p><i>Orange is the New Black</i> star Dascha Polanco has revealed that she …

Netflix

‘This Is The Blueprint Of How I Did It’: Joy Mangano Discusses Her New Book ‘Inventing Joy’

Joy Mangano is no stranger to being in the public spotlight. For most of her career, the inventor and entrepreneur has been, in her own words, …

Joy (Movie)

Collecting The Shrapnel From The Harvey Weinstein Fallout | Deadline

<b>BART</b>: As the awards season ignites a blast of screenings and parties, the conversation should be focused on the comparative merits of the movies, but …

Harvey Weinstein

Hollywood wracked by chaos in aftermath of sex scandals

Los Angeles (AFP) - Projects are shelved, film releases cancelled, sets shuttered, studios threatened, the Oscars rattled -- this is the chaos …

Kevin Spacey

Producers Guild to Honor Charles Roven With David O. Selznick Award

The producer of such films as 'Wonder Woman' and the upcoming 'Justice League' will be recognized at the 29th annual Producers Guild Awards.<p>Charles …

Comics

Amazon's Roy Price Left Alleged Trail of Sexual Harassment

Amazon.com Inc. is legendary for trying to know everything about its customers. When it came to its entertainment unit and the executive in charge there, though, the company appears to have fallen down on the job.<p>Amazon Studios Chairman Roy Price abruptly resigned in mid-October after details …

Business

Things to do this week: Nov. 6-12

<b>MONDAY, Nov. 6</b><p><b>O'Keeffe's Ice Rink,</b> noon-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine …

The Weinstein Company Will Not Release Any More Movies This Year

The fate of the Weinstein Company was already looking pretty bleak in the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations—including accusations of both harassment and assault—against its former chief executive officer, Harvey Weinstein, earlier this month. More than 80 women have come forward, according …

Movies

Hollywood’s Accused Harassers, Molesters, Rapists – The Rap Sheet, 56 So Far and Counting

The Harvey Weinstein sex scandal set off a chain reaction in Hollywood that has the names of some of the most revered stars apologizing for sexual …

James Van Der Beek