Released in 2015, Joy was yet another film from the team of director David O. Russell and star Jennifer Lawrence. It was also a genuinely bad, overwrought movie, with Lawrence completely miscast as Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop. While Russell received the sole screenplay credit on the finished film, he had actually rewritten a script by Annie Mumolo, co-writer of Bridesmaids. Now, six years later, Mumolo has weighed in on what happened behind-the-scenes, calling it a “heartbreaking experience.”
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, take a deep dive into the evolution of Muppet technology with a special focus on The Dark Crystal and the 30 years it took to eventually make The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Plus, a professional dialect coach reviews more actors attempts at doing the personal idiolects of real people like Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, and Jennifer Lopez runs through the history of music video dancing with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. Read More »
(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.)
This is a column that operates in multitudes, because only in Pop Culture Imports would you have a fluffy romantic K-drama right next to a sobering Austrian human trafficking film. But prepare for the emotional whiplash, because that’s what the best foreign movies and TV streaming now are offering you: A South Korean character drama that doubles as a cinematic apology letter, a steamy Argentian sex drama about a woman who’s lost her libido, a harrowing Austrian trafficking film, a K-drama about an art curator who hides her double life as a fangirl, and a Golden Camera nominee that’s getting a boost from Netflix.
Fire up those subtitles and let’s get streaming.
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With Trumbo, Spotlight and Brooklyn expanding to more theaters this past weekend, it’s safe to say that awards season is in full swing, and there will only be more potential Oscar contenders hitting theaters in December. One of those movies is David O. Russell‘s drama Joy, inspired in part by the woman who invented the Miracle Mop. The trailers have kept that detail mostly to the side in favor of dysfunctional family drama, but a couple new Joy TV spots put it front and center. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 by Jack Giroux
A big year just got bigger for Jennifer Lawrence. The Hunger Games franchise was recently completed with Mockingjay – Part 2, and later next month we’ll see her in David O. Russell‘s Joy, a potential Awards contender. The 25-year-old actress just announced she’ll soon make her directorial debut.
Learn more about Lawrence’s potential film after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
Jennifer Lawrence / David O. Russell team-ups have become a recent staple of the awards movie season, and that’s true again this year. 20th Century Fox has just released the first full-length trailer for Joy, which has Lawrence as a fierce wife and mother who overcomes adversity to start her own business empire. Robert De Niro plays her dad, and Édgar Ramírez her husband. Bradley Cooper also stars, because of course he does.
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We’re well past the midpoint of the year, and we’ve already delivered our list of the Top 10 Films of 2015 So Far. And as we reach the end of the summer, the movie business starts slowing down, giving a little calm before the storm that is awards season. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still tons of movies to look forward to before the end of the year.
That’s why we’ve collected a list of 30 Movies to Be Excited for Before the End of 2015. And since there are so many great movies coming up before the end of the year, this is the Blockbuster and Studio Edition of the list, and next week we’ll deliver a completely different list for independent movies. But until then, here’s a list of movies we think you won’t want to miss over the next four months. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
Following Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, and director David O. Russell are teaming up a third time for this winter’s Joy. The film follows a struggling single mom who overcomes personal and professional hardship to becomes a massively successful businesswoman. Watch the Joy trailer after the jump. Read More »
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I just got home from Las Vegas, where for the last week I had attended the CinemaCon convention (formerly ShoWest), the largest gathering of movie theatre exhibitors each year. The convention is packed with talks about subjects such as how to maximize profits, and features a show floor filled with the newest and best concessions equipment. More notably, most of the major movie studios hold presentations of upcoming film line-ups for the next year and beyond. Companies even show some of their films early to get some excitement from those booking the screens.
Thursday morning we saw a presentation from 20th Century Fox showcasing some of their big upcoming films including Peanuts, Poltergeist, Paper Towns, Hitman: Agent 47, Victor Frankenstein, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Fantastic 4, The Martian, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant and David O Russell’s Joy and more. After the presentation I recorded a spoiler free 20th Century Fox CinemaCon 2015 reaction video reaction with Steve from Collider, which you can watch that now embedded after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, June 6th, 2014 by Angie Han
David O. Russell and Jennifer Lawrence will dive back into prestige pic season together next year. Fox has just set Russell’s Joy, a biopic of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano, for a Christmas 2015 release. Get all the latest details on the movie after the jump.
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