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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, RIP

From the Wall Street Journal: Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday afternoon in his New York City apartment, a law-enforcement official said. The New York Police Department is investigating, and the Office…

Oscars: Best Supporting Actor Anyone’s Game

The weird way the awards lined up this year, like someone moving the cat bowl, has set an unpredictability in motion most of us have never experienced.  "I just want unpredictability" people always say. Well, be careful what you wish…

Jack Goes Boating, clips & stills

Jack Goes Boating is a tale of love, betrayal, friendship and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples. The film stars John Ortiz (American Gangster), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Broadway‚Äôs ‚ÄúRent‚Äù), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby…

Jack Goes Boating, trailer

Philip Seymour Hoffman received a 2007 Drama Desk Award Nomination for Best Actor in Jack Goes Boating off-Broadway, and now the film adaptation serves as his directorial debut.

The Boat That Rocked, trailer

um, nearly missed the boat on this one, but I can say my intention was to give those of us in the US 10 fewer days to wait until August 28th. Opens in the UK next week, so we'll soon know if it's as much fun as it looks. Whether CGI…

Doubt Gains Credibility

A brief waver on the threshold of its premiere has steadied onto more confident footing, and Doubt is suddenly looking like a major player again. Building strength and acclaim over the past few days, it continues to earn strong reviews…

The Trades Ring in on Doubt

Thanks to the readers who sent me the earlier links to Todd McCarthy's mixed review of Doubt. McCarthy appears to be punishing Meryl Streep for doing the role differently than Cherry Jones on Broadway, though overall he admires the work:…

Doubt Moves in to Replace The Soloist

Tom O'Neil got a scoop, a Scott Rudin scoop, when attending a special screening for Doubt. In case you missed it, The Soloist was pushed to 2009 and thus, they had no shot but to pull it from the AFI fest lineup. That giant hole has not…

Synecdoche, New York reviews

Many of you will see Synecdoche today or sometime soon. Here are a few reviews to open a discussion for anyone who needs to talk it out. Manohla Dargis, The New York Times: To say that Charlie Kaufman‚Äôs ‚ÄúSynecdoche, New York‚Äù is…

Word of the Day

glimmer tips us that the Word of the Day for October 22 is... synecdoche \si-NEK-duh-kee\, noun: a figure of speech by which a part is put for the whole or whole for a part or general for the special or vice versa ReverseShot.com has…

Synecdoche, New York

Maybe not as dreamlike and tantalizing as the teaser poster, but a beautiful Metropolis-under-glass terrarium all the same. Probably best that promotional teasers for Synecdoche, New York stay away from trying a literal explanation of…

Doubt, trailer

Doubt trailer also available in various flavors for viewing and download at Apple. Poster after the cut.

Synecdoche, New York

I liked the retro warmth and coziness of the old poster too, but it was a bit precious. This one far more existentially apropos. The best part of this package are three cool clips of the movie itself, from Twitch. The third one gives…

Bat Buzz for Depp & Hoffman

Pretty much exactly what we've been saying for the past couple of weeks, lots of chatter today quoting the same "unnamed sources" (Julie Newmar again?): UK, August 1, 2008 - Speculation on the villains for the next Batman film is coming…

Three from Synedoche

Swiped this from Poland's The Hot Blog: Comme Au Cinema It looks a little weird, a little funny, a little Charlie Kaufman. And I'm thinking it's going to need a lot of love from critics if it's to be hoisted onto the awards circuit. No…