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Philip Seymour Hoffman

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  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    ANNIE 2 1/2 stars. Ho-hum remake, and update, of the movie musical about a plucky orphan and the moneyed patriarch whose icy heart is toasted like campfire marshmallows once he lets the girl into his life. Beasts of the Southern Wild's Quvenzhane Wallis is a charmer in the title role, Jamie Foxx, as the Daddy Warbucks-ian Will Stacks, is a cell phone mogul who, sadly, appears to be phoning his performance in. 1 hr. 58 PG (adult themes) Steven Rea
  • 'Foxcatcher' director energized by commitment from actors

    The day Channing Tatum wore a thin coating of baby oil and a wrestling singlet so his character could be photographed, as Steve Carell's oddball John du Pont paced back and forth, was an encouraging, confidence-building sign for "Foxcatcher" director...

    The 59 Best Movie Performances of 2014

    It wasn't a good year for the movie business -- overall U.S. box office dipped by more than 5% in 2014 compared to 2013. Many of the summer blockbusters, from "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" to "Transformers: Age of Extinction," felt like pale imitations;...

    Notable deaths 2014

    Mr. Coffee inventor Edmund Abel Writer Maya Angelou Actress Lauren Bacall Video game pioneer Ralph Baer Economist Gary Becker Actress and diplomat Shirley Temple Black Editor Ben Bradlee Comedian David Brenner Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry...

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Bones' and more

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 7 - 13, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES A Stranger in My Home The true-crime...