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Philip Seymour Hoffman

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  • Judge frees original 'In Cold Blood' files for publication

    The 1959 murder of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas, brutal and mysterious, was made famous by author Truman Capote. With unfettered access to the investigators and confessed killers, and working at the top of his craft, Capote told the story of...
  • Movie 'Foxcatcher' wrestles with John du Pont tragedy

    Filmmaker Bennett Miller was attending a DVD signing at Manhattan's Tower Records about eight years ago when a stranger approached him with a manila envelope. The man, who turned out to be producer Tom Heller, handed the director a package filled with...
  • 'Art and Craft': The life and times of Mark Landis, devoted art imitator

    'Art and Craft': The life and times of Mark Landis, devoted art imitator
    On the surface, Mark Landis might not seem like the sort of person who would make for cinematic gold. The man is pushing 60. He is slight and pale, with a bald pate and prominent ears. He shuffles more than he walks and talks in a high-pitched whisper...
  • '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...
  • 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' On Track For Year's Best Opening

    'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' On Track For Year's Best Opening
    "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" will enjoy the biggest opening of the year, but just how big a launch it receives is a matter of dispute. Lionsgate, the studio behind the $1.6 billion-grossing franchise, is staking out a broad range, projecting...
  • Mike Nichols' theater legacy: Laughter and tears with equal genius

    Mike Nichols' theater legacy: Laughter and tears with equal genius
    Whenever Mike Nichols worked in the theater, it was inevitably an event, the focal point of the season — the show you simply had to get tickets to or be left in the conversational cold. When he directed “Waiting for Godot” with Steve...
  • Film Review: Latest 'Hunger Games' film is drawn-out affair

    Film Review: Latest 'Hunger Games' film is drawn-out affair
    If it worked for “Harry Potter” and “Twilight,” it was inevitable that Hollywood would stretch the final installment of author Suzanne Collin’s wildly successful dystopian “Hunger Games” trilogy into two films....
  • 'Mockingjay — Part 1' unexpectedly slow at Friday domestic box office

    There was no doubt which film would be the last one standing in the battle for the Friday box office. The only question was if “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” could match its own franchise’s previous performances. “...
  • 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1' a solid segue, early reviews say

    Following in the franchise footsteps of the "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" movies, the final installment of "The Hunger Games" has been split into two parts. While that doubles the box-office potential, it also means that a single book — in this...
  • ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ blitzes with ‘SNL,’ poster, TV spots

     
    The Hollywood hype machine is kicking into high gear for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” which opens in […]...
  • 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1' doesn't feel like a whole movie

    Continuing the blockbuster book and film series, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1" finds Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) unwittingly involved in a rebellion against a violent government led by President Snow (Donald Sutherland). Heavensbee (Philip...