| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:48 AM
In 1987, Paul Verhoeven's futuristic crime thriller "RoboCop" made its mark with equal parts over-the-top violence and cynical, prescient satire. Now director Jose Padilha's remake has updated the cybernetic cop's story with references to the hot-button...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:01 AM
The first trailer for one of the Paul Walker's final films, "Brick Mansions," has been released, and it finds the late action star on familiar ground as he pummels bad guys, leaps from tall buildings, bickers with a mismatched partner, drops a few one-...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:06 AM
I saw Philip Seymour Hoffman play Willy Loman on Broadway, and what I remember most is sheer exhaustion at the play's end.
A great and committed actor, he made you feel like you had lived "Death of a Salesman" with him.
At the curtain call in 2012,...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Philip Seymour Hoffman, who recently passed away, sure didn't look like a movie star. He wasn't handsome, was chubby and was somewhat slovenly in his appearance. But boy could he act!
Whether in a big or small role, he really lit up the screen, making...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Nearly a month after the untimely death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, the office of the chief medical examiner in New York City has released the results of his autopsy.
The Oscar-winning actor died of "acute mixed drug intoxication" from a combination of...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Six years ago, Philip Seymour Hoffman was nominated for a supporting actor Academy Award for "Charlie Wilson's War." He attended the nominees luncheon, a swank gathering at the Beverly Hilton, whose dress code is just one notch below that of the attire...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Unlike many A-list Hollywood stars, Philip Seymour Hoffman never left theater behind. Stage acting and directing remained a cornerstone of Hoffman's career, which encompassed the lofty heights of Broadway and the less-exalted world of small theater....
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON — For the second straight year, a story taken from the pages of American history triumphed at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, with "12 Years a Slave" winning prizes for best film and for leading actor Chiwetel Ejiofor....
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:27 PM
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is a lot like its own celebrity heroine, Katniss Everdeen, who begins this second "Hunger Games" movie fulfilling a public relations tour as penance for her killer — literally, killer — popularity. She is...
| Feb 14, 2014
The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman last week, apparently of a heroin overdose, says a lot about the epidemic of opiate abuse gripping the United States.
That epidemic, which I've spent the last year researching for a forthcoming book, is rooted in a...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:34 AM
The biggest box-office hit of the new Broadway season hasn't even officially opened yet.
"Betrayal," the latest revival of Harold Pinter's reverse-chronological tale of adultery, is in previews and set to open Oct. 27 with a cast that includes real-life...