Posts Tagged ‘Philip Seymour Hoffman’
Philip Seymour Hoffman was a hardworking man wasn’t he? Earlier this week the first trailer for A Most Wanted Man landed and now a trailer for another one of Hoffman’s last films, God’s Pocket can be seen below. It’s a dark comedy/drama and a directorial debut of Mad Men actor John Slattery.
When Mickey’s (Hoffman) crazy stepson Leon is killed in a construction “accident,” nobody in the working class neighborhood of God’s Pocket is sorry he’s gone. Mickey tries to bury the bad news with the body, but when the boy’s mother demands the truth, Mickey finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle between a body he can’t bury, a wife he can’t please and a debt he can’t pay. Also stars John Turturro and Richard Jenkins.
Hoffman looks unsurprisingly great here; if there’s one actor who can pull off dark comedy and drama, it’s him. The movie looks inspired by the work of the Coen brothers, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, I just hope it leaves its own mark if any. The movie also stars Christina Hendricks, Richard Jenkins, Eddie Marsan, Caleb Landry Jones, and John Turturro.
God’s Pocket opens in theaters on May 9th, watch the trailer below:
Here is the first trailer for director Anton Corbijn’s (The American) latest spy thriller A Most Wanted Man. The movie is based on the John le Carre (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) novel of the same name and stars the great Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final roles.
Hoffman plays a German intelligence operative working to track down terrorists abroad. The movie looks to be exactly like what one of the critics quotes says, a “slow burn”. That’s not necessarily a bad thing when you have a great cast and script to back up a story that would otherwise be left something to read on a long flight.
The movie also stars Robin Wright, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, and Grigoriy Dobrygin.
A Most Wanted Man opens July 25th, read the synopsis and watch the trailer below:
Phillip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead this morning in a New York City apartment reportedly of a drug overdose reports TMZ and The WSJ. Details are unclear but as many know the actor has struggled with drug problems and recently checked himself into a rehab facility for heroin back in May. Many news outlets will continue to report on this as the story develops.
The New York Police Department is investigating, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine exact cause of death. The official said Mr. Hoffman, 46 years old, was found dead at his apartment at 35 Bethune St. in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan.
This sucks a lot. Hoffman was one of our best actors, so many roles, so many classic moments. The Master, Doubt, Capote, Magnolia, Boogie Nights, and Punch-Drunk Love are just a few of his greatest movies visible on my movie shelf from where I sit now trying to wrap my head around this loss. He won an Oscar for Capote for his portrayal of Truman Capote, he was 46 years old and leaves behind one son and two daughters.
Lionsgate premiered a new trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Comic-Con, watch it below, you know you want to. The sequel has Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) dealing with the after-effects of the first film – you remember when Sutherland walked upstairs? Yeah, he means business with that. There are some teases in this trailer that I’m sure readers of the books will be excited for, like the new battlefield and this rebellion that seems to be rising.
Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright, and Amanda Plummer star.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens on November 22, watch the trailer below:
Here is the first trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. There is more darkness this time around, Katniss even gets punched in the face by a hired goon! President Snow (Donald Sutherland) is trying to tear down the inspiring image of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and kill her. The movie will involve “Quarter Quell”, a special Hunger Games where past winners will be forced to fight to the death. Are you ready?
The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright, and Amanda Plummer.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens on November 22nd.
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
That’s really all I have to say about the nominations, Ben Affleck got snubbed. Argo was one of the best movies of the year and he didn’t get nominated for directing (although it’s up for Best Picture). Don’t take this year’s nominations seriously; Flight got a nomination for writing.
The 85th Academy Awards will take place on February 24th, check out the nominations below:
Trailer for A LATE QUARTET Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, and Catherine Keener
Here is the first trailer for A Late Quartet starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener and Mark Invanir as a string quartet struggling to stay together “as they mark their 25th anniversary in the face of illness, competing egos, and insuppressible lust.”
You can always count on this cast to give stellar performances, namely Hoffman and Keener who have been two of my favorite actors for many years. The film will screen as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. Watch the trailer below:
When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance. As they are about to play their 25th anniversary concert — only their intimate bond and the power of music can preserve their legacy.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master will be screening the film in 70mm today at 7:30 PM in Austin, TX (The Alamo Drafthouse Ritz). Those lucky souls will be treated to something great no doubt, and lucky for the rest of us there is a new clip from the much anticipated movie.
This clip is very NSFW (get headphones) and shows Joaquin Phoenix taking aNavy psychological examination. The Master has been gaining a lot of postive buzz, so much so that the jury at the Venice Film Festival who liked the movie so much, they ran out of awards to give it (seriously).
The film also stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams. It opens in limited release September 14th and expands on September 21st. Watch the clip below:
Here is a new TV spot for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master; a lot has been said about the movie on this site, with each clip or trailer I think we are justified in our excitement. The clips are pretty ominous which is great for a movie that already has people’s curiosity and attention.
The Master opens in limited release on September 14th and expands on September 21st. Watch the clip below:
Can you handle the wait? It’s less than a month away – that being the premier of Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master. We have the “take it home” trailer to convince anyone who isn’t already expecting a masterpiece. Read my bit on the movie here: FOCUS: Paul Thomas Anderson’s THE MASTER for all the necessary details about the plot and 70mm format that will surely have everyone talking.
The movie stars Philip Seymour Hoffman Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemmons and Laura Dern.
The Master opens September 14th in limited release expanding September 21st.