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Philip Seymour Hoffman

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  • Around the remote: Chuck Barney's picks for April 26-May 2

    DON'T MISS: "Last Days in Vietnam" The American Experience series brings this gripping, Oscar-nominated documentary to television. Directed by Rory Kennedy, the film marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. Via powerful interviews and wrenching...
  • Showtime's 'Happyish' mostly just selfish and smuggish for now

     Showtime's 'Happyish' mostly just selfish and smuggish for now
    Here are some performers whom I love: Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn, Bradley Whitford and Ellen Barkin. Here is a series that I don't: Showtime's new comedy "Happyish," in which they all star. Whining, overwrought, self-defeating and unforgivably smug,...
  • Forget happiness: Dark comedy 'Happyish' sets the bar lower

    Forget happiness: Dark comedy 'Happyish' sets the bar lower
    A veteran ad man at an existential crossroads has a "Mad Men" ring to it. Stir victimized Keebler cartoon elves into Showtime's dark comedy "Happyish" and it's obvious that something very different is afoot. Just as the waning "Mad Men" is Matthew...
  • Robin Williams' Foolproof Estate Plan? How To Avoid Family Fallout

    Robin Williams' Foolproof Estate Plan? How To Avoid Family Fallout
    By Hollywood standards, Robin Williams created an uncommonly sophisticated, tax-efficient estate plan before his tragic death by suicide in August 2014. It appeared almost beyond dispute, with a real-estate holding trust and at least one other trust,...
  • 'Furious 7': Did filmmakers handle Paul Walker's death aptly?

    'Furious 7': Did filmmakers handle Paul Walker's death aptly?
    [Spoiler alert: The below post discusses several plot points in the film “Furious 7,” particularly with regard to the arc of Paul Walker’s Brian O’Conner character.] There are more difficult challenges in life and the larger...
  • Justin Bieber aims for redemption during Comedy Central roast

    Justin Bieber aims for redemption during Comedy Central roast
    Justin Bieber, this time the willing butt of jokes, delivered a veritable mea culpa after partaking in Comedy Central's latest celebrity roast. The YouTube sensation-turned-pop star served as the guest of honor on Saturday and turned the raunch-filled...
  • DVD Review: Latest 'Hunger Games' entry adds extra features

    DVD Review: Latest 'Hunger Games' entry adds extra features
    The third of four films based on Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games” trilogy, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” follows the book — or roughly the first half of the book — reasonably closely. Collins...
  • 'Mockingjay Part 1' sets up 'Hunger Games' finale nicely

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Lionsgate, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.99 Available on VOD------------ FOR THE RECORD: "The Hunger Games": In the New Releases column of the March 1 Calendar section, a review of the home theater release of the film "The...
  • 11 on-screen love stories you will love

    While watching the Oscars this year, something occurred to me. Maybe it's because I'm a love and relationships columnist and therefore sensitive to what movie producers think the public wants to see on the big screen, but I found it interesting that not...
  • ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ deleted scenes: Watch Peeta, Effie, Katniss

     
    Two newly-released deleted scenes from “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ offer glimpses of Katniss Everdeen preparing to become […]...
  • ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2′ to screen in IMAX 3-D

     
    “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” the final installment in the  Jennifer Lawrence-starring film franchise, will be shown in IMAX […]...