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RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman, Found Dead of a Likely Heroin Overdose at 46 (UPDATED)

Sadly, Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose Sunday afternoon in his West Village New York apartment. The Oscar-winning actor (2005's "Capote") was 46.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 2, 2014 1:55 PM
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WATCH: Philip Seymour Hoffman Is 'A Most Wanted Man' in First Clip from Anton Corbijn's Espionage Thriller

Check out the first clip from Anton Corbijn's Sundance thriller, "A Most Wanted Man," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Bruhl and Robin Wright.
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  • January 22, 2014 7:19 PM
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New 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Images of Jennifer Lawrence, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone and Many More

A batch of new images has landed for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," which hits theaters November 22, and will be presented out of competition at the upcoming Rome Film Festival on November 14. Check them out below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 19, 2013 1:15 PM
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Lionsgate Takes Anton Corbijn's Spy Thriller 'A Most Wanted Man,' Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman

Lionsgate has snapped up US rights for spy thriller "A Most Wanted Man," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Willem Dafoe. The film is helmed by Anton Corbijn ("The American"), and adapted from the novel by John Le Carre.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 31, 2013 12:36 PM
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Interactive: The Music Behind 'A Late Quartet'

  • By Jacob Combs
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  • February 11, 2013 6:38 AM
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Entertainment Weekly Posts Their Best and Worst of 2012

Entertainment Weekly examines the trends, triumphs, and disasters of 2012 in a year-end double issue. Best films from critics Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum start with "Lincoln" and "Zero Dark Thirty," respectively, followed by "Zero Dark Thirty," "Amour," and "Silver Linings Playbook." (Their complete lists are posted below.)
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • December 20, 2012 1:22 PM
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Corbijn's 'A Most Wanted Man' Wraps, Heads for Berlin or Cannes UPDATED

Looks like footage from Dutch filmmaker Anton Corbijn's John Le Carre adaptation "A Most Wanted Man" will be screened at Berlin in February and Cannes in May in advance of a fall release by Focus Features. The movie, Corbijn's follow-up to international thriller "The American" (also released by Focus), stars Willem Dafoe, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Daniel Bruhl.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 23, 2012 3:14 PM
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Oscar Talk: 'Life of Pi,' Best Actor Race

Oscar chances for Ang Lee's 3-D New York Film Festival opener "Life of Pi" was the main Oscar Talk discussion this week for Kris Tapley and me. We also dissected the Best Actor race, where it is now and who could enter the contenders list. Here's my "Life of Pi" review, a report from the press conference and a link to another streaming Lee Q & A.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 28, 2012 4:00 PM
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In the Works: 'A Most Wanted Man' Starts Shooting with Hoffman and McAdams

Anton Corbijn's adaptation of the John le Carre thriller, "A Most Wanted Man," began principal photography this week in Hamburg. The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright. Corbijn ("The American") directs the film, which Australian writer Andrew Bovell ("Lantana") adapted for the screen.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 25, 2012 12:33 PM
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Oscar Talk: Toronto and Telluride Update, from 'The Master' and 'Cloud Atlas' to 'Silver Linings Playbook'

Kris Tapley and I go over the Oscar race post-Toronto and Telluride, from Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder" to the fate of "Anna Karenina" and "Cloud Atlas." Neither of us liked "Hyde Park on Hudson" very much.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 15, 2012 4:40 PM
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