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News Roundup: 'Guadians Of The Galaxy' Gets A Poster, Meryl Streep Joins...

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After long anticipation, the full trailer for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy finally hit the web on Tuesday. Now, we have the film's first official poster, which you can see below. Also, Meryl Streep will be taking on feminism in her next film. The acclaimed actress has joined Suffragette, which already stars Carey Mulligan. We also have a cool series of...

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' Digitizes Philip Seymour Hoffman In...

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It hasn't even been a week since the passing of acclaimed Hollywood actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, but Lionsgate has to move quickly to figure out what will happen to the remainder of his scenes in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. We know that most of the scenes with his character, Plutarch Heavensbee, have been shot, except for a couple. Lionsgate has...

Philip Seymour Hoffman's 'Hunger Games' Role Won't Be Recast

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On Sunday, Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was without-a-doubt one of the most esteemed and talented actors of our time, passed away. His sudden death left everyone shocked, and some wondering the fate of his pending projects like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2. Lionsgate has released a statement notifying the public that everything is still on-track, and that...

Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead At 46

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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who left his indelible mark upon cinema with by turns stellar, wrenching, wry, physical, or hilarious (or, in the best cases, all of the above) performances in such films as Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, Happiness, Magnolia, 25th Hour, Capote, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, Doubt, and The...

Sundance 2014: God's Pocket - Movie Review

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 John Slattery (Mad Men) offers up God's Pocket, his feature directorial debut, to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  This family/crime drama seems like it could be inspired by (or the basis for) any number of Tom Waits songs.  That is to say, unkind to its characters, bleak in its worldview, but ultimately a unique and colorful tale. The...

Sundance 2014: A Most Wanted Man - Movie Review

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Anton Corbijn (Control, The American) brings his adaptation of master spy novelist John LeCarré's A Most Wanted Man to 2014's Sundance Film Festival.  Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, and Willem Dafoe, the taut, procedural thriller offers a realistic and compelling portrayal of modern, real world espionage. The Players: Director: Anton...

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Movie Review

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There are a number of young adult novels that have tried their hardest to grab that cinematic spark that The Hunger Games has successfully captured, but very few are able to do so. Those bad ones? They're made to look like wedding videos in comparison to the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, a worthwhile sequel that contains more...

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Releases a Bunch of New Photos

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That's  Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair above, one of the new cast members to join the The Hunger Games phenomenon in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The film has released a bunch of new pictures featuring Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen, Liam Hemsworth's Gale Hawthorne and Josh Hutcherson's Peeta Mellark along with new and returning cast...

News Roundup: Scarlett Johansson To Direct Feature, 'Ain't Them Bodies...

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Scarlett Johansson is ready to make a career change. The actress has announced her directorial debut, where she'll be tackling a work by Truman Capote. Also, IFC released a neat illustrated poster for David Lowery's Sundance hit Ain't Them Bodies Saints. We also got our sticky little hands on Tobias Funke's sizzling audition reel, plus Netflix released 12 new photos for the upcoming...

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for February 26 - March 4

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Perhaps in the haze of the post-Oscar season, there wasn’t a lot of pressure to put out films on Blu-ray this week, but we are getting two of the best films of last year, and one of the Coen Brothers’ most underrated films (partly because it was a bomb on release).

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for February 5 - 11

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We’re starting to get some of the Fall’s Oscar Pictures hitting home video, one of the most interesting documentaries of the year, and one classic Walt Disney film from the vaults. Not a bad weekend for home video.

'Hunger Games: Catching Fire': Even More Pictures Of Katniss And Her Shiny...

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Well, gang, seeing as how The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set for a November 22, 2013 release date, you can pretty much expect a bevy of leaked images, news, and interviews from now until then as The Hunger Games frenzy begins to cook in the blood of the Young Adult market.  And so, following on the heels of yesterday’s first official pictures, comes even more images...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: The Faded Oscar Hopefuls

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The start of Oscar season is usually packed with a lot of hopefuls based on casts and prestige possibilities, but the reality is that at some point, someone's going to see your movie, and eventually consensus will build. One day you may be the talk of the town, and then the next day your movie will come out in limited theaters and find no audience. Or just as bad, it's forgotten about it...

'The Master': Paul Thomas Anderson's Latest Breaks Records On Limited...

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Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master didn't need 3D or IMAX to break box office records, just a crowd of devoted cinephiles. The highly anticipated film opened in five theaters in New York and Los Angeles over the weekend, and set the record for highest per-screen-average for a live-action feature with a traditional release. If that sounds like just a bunch of gibberish,...

The Master: Movie Review

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The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson's follow-up to There Will Be Blood came with a lot of misconceptions. Is it about Scientology? Yes and no. Does it deconstruct Scientology? Not at all. The film paints a portrait of a veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) who returns home, but is still adrift, only to end up in the arms (and cult) of Lancaster Dodd...

'The Master': Final Theatrical Trailer

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It’s almost here—Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, one of our most anticipated films of the year, gets a limited run on September 14th before going wide on September 21st.  But before it does, we’ve got one final trailer for the film, which, like the trailers that came before it, is a quietly unnerving collection of off-kilter, menacing music married to an abstract...

'The Master' Receives Bizarre New Trailer

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In what is quickly becoming one of our most anticipated films of the year, The Master has released yet another oddball trailer advertising its 70 mm goodness.  This time it’s a specialized collection of clips meant to advertising the special screening of the film that will be held in Chicago tonight.  Check it out below, in all of its “hey, we swear this isn’t about...

'The Master': Paul Thomas Anderson Holds Secret Public Screening Of...

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One of our most anticipated films of the year, Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘this isn’t about Scientology (but it’s totally about Scientology, you guys)’ film The Master, was secretly screened at a Los Angeles theater over the weekend, for unsuspecting movie fans who had arrived for a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.  And we… are…...

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Adds Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Though he's already won an Oscar, Philip Seymour Hoffman has only dipped his toe in big mainstream films, and hasn't really chased franchises. But it looks like he's going to be one of the stars of the next two Hunger Games movies, as Hoffman has been added to the cast of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as Plutarch Heavensbee.