Posts Tagged ‘Philip Seymour Hoffman’
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.
I’m not usually one to post clips, but the anticipation for The Master is actually making me lose sleep. OK maybe that’s too much, but this clip is great anyways. The one and only I will watch and likely share, you have to go in fresh right? See my article – FOCUS: Paul Thomas Anderson’s THE MASTER.
The quality of this film is outstanding; everything from the performances just in trailers and this clip alone to the 70mm hype and style of the picture. What a beautiful score we have here too.
The Master opens on September 14.
A striking portrait of drifters and seekers in post World War II America, Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master unfolds the journey of a Naval veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) who arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future — until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman).
The anticipation for Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film The Master is now settling in, this is an exciting time for fans of his work or fans of great movies. I have called There Will Be Blood the best movie of the 2000’s (2000-2010), I only suspect that after 5 years, he has another masterpiece to share.
There is a wonderful trailer you can watch below, that’s a good place to get started as I am going to delve into what we know about the movie up until this point. There is also more than enough gorgeous pictures below in a gallery to appreciate.
Let’s get started.