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1. FILM: American Hustle

American Hustle, a new film by David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook, The Fighter), is a crime drama based on the real-life story of Abscam, which is an FBI code name for an operation targeting corrupt public officials, including the mayor of Camden, N.J. Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and a much-lauded Jennifer Lawrence are all players in this crooked game of cat and mouse, which opens in wide release today. Watch the trailer below. — Daniel Reynolds

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