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Watch: New Trailer For John Slattery's 'God's Pocket' Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman & John Turturro

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2014 1:46 PM
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God’s Pocket,
Philip Seymour Hoffman may no longer be with us, but thankfully he's left a couple completed films to help soften the blow of his tragic loss. Later this year we'll see him in Anton Corbijn's thriller "A Most Wanted Man," but coming first this spring, Hoffman will feature opposite John Turturro in "Mad Men" star John Slattery's drama, "God's Pocket."

Watch: Philip Seymour Hoffman Hunts A Shark In Trailer For Anton Corbijn's 'A Most Wanted Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2014 1:54 PM
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A Most Wanted Man
The films of Anton Corbijn — well, the two he's made thus far, "Control" and "The American" — are marked by a careful, calculating style where every frame and every shot counts in the building of a particular mood or tension. And much of that seems the same in his next, "A Most Wanted Man," with the first trailer dropping today.

Watch: 'P.S. Hoffman' A Lovely, Powerful 20-Minute Tribute To The Films Of Philip Seymour Hoffman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2014 1:32 PM
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Syecdoche, New York Philip Seymour Hoffman
At the Oscars on Sunday night, the annual Memoriam segment closed with Philip Seymour Hoffman, arguably the greatest loss to cinema to occur over the past year. In fact, watching his face for those few extra seconds before Bette Midler came out and poured "Wind Beneath My Wings" all over the moment, made us feel that pang of his passing all over again. It's hard to believe that there will be no more new movies starring Hoffman (though "A Most Wanted Man" and "God's Pocket" were completed before his death — and just played Sundance— while the filmmakers behind "The Hunger Games" are figuring out a workaround for the scenes he was unable to lens).

Watch: Amy Adams' Tearful Tribute To Philip Seymour Hoffman On ‘Inside the Actors Studio’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 20, 2014 12:24 PM
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We're coming up on three weeks since we learned about the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, and the loss of his tremendous talent still stings cinephiles the world over. But of course, the weight of his loss is more deeply felt to those who were close to him, and there were few actors who were lucky enough to work him on the level that Amy Adams did. She starred in three films with Hoffman—"Charlie Wilson's War," "Doubt" and "The Master"—and was slated to feature in his next directorial effort "Ezekiel Moss" before he passed away. And clearly, that time with him was special.

Watch: Cate Blanchett Dedicates BAFTA Win To Philip Seymour Hoffman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2014 9:00 AM
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Cate Blanchett
Last night across the pond, the BAFTAs were handed out, once again giving prognosticators something to think about, particularly as they are the last major awards before the Oscars (full list of winners here). And essentially, there is no frontrunner, with "Gravity" taking six awards, but "12 Years A Slave" winning the key categories of Best Film and Best Actor. But one sure thing is Cate Blanchett who has pretty much won everything this awards season for her turn in "Blue Jasmine," and she used her time in the winner's circle last night to honor a late, great talent.

Cameron Crowe Pays Tribute To Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chaz Ebert Shares Her Praise For The Actor

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2014 12:28 PM
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Almost Famous Philip Seymour Hoffman
While the 24-hour news cycle tries to piece together the last day in the life of Philip Seymour Hoffman, embarrassing themselves in the process (sorry CNN, we don't need an interview with the guy who made him coffee on Saturday morning), we continue to mourn the loss of the actor. In case you missed it, yesterday saw a nice 7-minute tribute reel make the rounds online, and a couple more folks have spoken about their fondness and feelings for Hoffman in the wake of his death.

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2’ Release Date Won’t Be Affected By Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 2, 2014 6:36 PM
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Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Philip Seymour Hoffman
With your empathies obviously in the right place, the question you might be asking yourself right now is: “Wait, Philip Seymour Hoffman was shooting 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2' as Plutarch Heavensbee recently. Will the movie be OK?”

R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2014 2:18 PM
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It's hard to know where to start with Philip Seymour Hoffman — the plethora of filmmakers he worked with? The countless accolades and acclaim that came his way? His indescribable abilities? — but he was one of acting's greatest talents, and he's sadly passed away today at the far too young age of 46.

Sundance Review: 'God's Pocket' Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro & Christina Hendricks

  • By Cory Everett
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  • January 27, 2014 10:05 AM
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God’s Pocket,
In God’s Pocket, a small town in Pennsylvania where everybody knows everybody’s business, it wouldn’t be uncommon to look out your window and see a man with one leg digging through the trash. Unfortunately, the same is also true of “God’s Pocket,” a morbid, 1970’s-set bummer of a film that strands its talented cast with less-than-deserving material. The film opens with a funeral and a fight, then quickly flashes back to three days prior where we’re formally introduced to Mickey, (a beleaguered Philip Seymour Hoffman), a low-level crook and one of the few residents of the insular town not to be born there. Along with his co-horts (played by John Turturro and “The Wire” star Domenick Lombardozzi), Mickey’s daily routine involves stealing meat trucks, gambling or getting wasted at the local watering hole.

Watch: Hilarious 'Her' Trailer With Philip Seymour Hoffman As The Voice Of The OS

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2014 5:35 PM
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Her, Joaquin Phoenix
It would seem that even the prestige of 5 Oscar nominations can't keep people from messing with Spike Jonze's "Her." We've already seen one parody come along with "Him," a take on the concept from the female perspective, and now the trailer has been recut with an interesting twist.

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