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Philip Seymour Hoffman

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  • Baltimore's 2014 in review

    Baltimore's 2014 in review
    If Baltimore kept a family album for every year of its life, the one for 2014 would be dominated by dazzling pictures of September's Star-Spangled Spectacular. The city never looked better than when it celebrated the 200th anniversary of the national...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Last chance to watch dozens of films on Netflix

    Last chance to watch dozens of films on Netflix
    There's more than 80 titles disappearing from Netflix by the end of November, so this is your last chance to watch "Dirty Dancing," "The Untouchables" and one of the Missions: Impossible. In fact, one of the best films goes off the air tonight, the 2012...
  • 'Mockingjay--Part 1' keeps the fire alive

    'Mockingjay--Part 1' keeps the fire alive
    *** (out of four) Even if Philip Seymour Hoffman hadn’t passed away in February, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1” would thrive on his delicious supporting turn as Plutarch Heavensbee. (You should know by now that in this...
  • TV This Week Dec. 7 -13: 'The Red Tent' on Lifetime

    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 --------------------   TV THIS WEEK SUNDAY Divorce won't stop Dean...
  • 'Foxcatcher' director Bennett Miller examines real life

    In three intense dramas, Bennett Miller has examined real life with pinpoint accuracy. In 2005 he made "Capote," examining the moral costs of Truman Capote's bestselling factual novel "In Cold Blood" in ways darker than the original classic. The film...
  • Lorde's 'Mockingjay' soundtrack good, but misses Lawrence's haunting singing

    Who's the more powerful teenager: Katniss Everdeen or Lorde? Or to make it a musical question: In "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1," the box-office-topping third film adaptation from Suzanne Collins' novels, whose dulcet tones move the masses more?...