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Philip Seymour Hoffman Will Not Appear via CGI in ‘Mockingjay’

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman will not be digitally recreated to appear in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

The actor tragically died in February of a heroin overdose before he could complete the sci-fi film and director Francis Lawrence is determined to include the star in the scenes he couldn't complete, but will not settle for digitally enhancing his image into the movie.

“We finished the majority of his work. I think he might have had eight to 10 days left on our schedule. In most of those scenes, Phil didn't have any dialogue. We are going to put him into those scenes, but we're only using real footage. We're not creating anything digital or a robotic version of him,” he said.

Shortly after his passing, studio Lionsgate, who is making the movies, said Philip would be recreated for scenes using CGI effects. Producer Nina Jacobson said they may give some of the star's character, Plutarch Heavensbee's, lines to other characters, but said that would happen “only in circumstances that we are able to do that without undermining the intent of the scene.”

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Cinecast: Clips from Jarmusch’s Latest, Bradley Cooper in Curlers

Bradley Cooper+ While most actors probably would have donned a wig in his place, Bradley Cooper is dedicated to his craft. Here are some photos to prove that the curls he sports in David O. Russell's upcoming frilm American Hustle are the real deal!

+ Just as you were thinking that Tom Hiddleston was all brooded-out after playing Loki for three films, the folks behind Jim Jarmusch's upcoming Only Lovers Left Alive put out two clips of the vampire flick that prove you wrong.

+ Mad Men star is moving on up to the big screen, getting behind the camera to direct Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro, Richard Jenkins, and Christina Hendricks in God's Pocket, which he adapted from Pete Dexter's novel of the same name.

+ With Fast and Furious 6 and the return of his Pitch Black character in Riddick, this year is unofficially the year of Vin Diesel and his sequels. While you're still holding out hope that xXx: The Return of Xander Cage will be finally greenlit, you can check out the trailer for Riddick here.
 

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Philip Seymour Hoffman For Catching Fire?

Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman has reportedly been offered the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire.

The 44-year-old actor is the top choice of bosses at Lionsgate to take on the part of Head Gamemaker after his predecessor Seneca Crane was executed in The Hunger Games, the first film in the trilogy. Plutarch, however, is also secretly the leader for the underground rebellion of District 13 in the movie which tells the story of a group of teenagers forced to fight to the death on TV for entertainment.

If Philip does take on the role, he will join the stars of the first movie including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth who are on board to reprise their roles of Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne respectively.

Meanwhile, bosses are still trying to fill the role of Finnick Odair in Catching Fire.

 

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In Theaters This Weekend: September 17, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Alpha and Omega (PG): starring Justin Long, Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci (directed by Anthony Bell, Ben Gluck)
  • Devil (PG-13): starring Chris Messina, Logan Marshall-Green, Jenny O’Hara (directed by John Erick Dowdle)
  • Easy A (PG-13): starring Emma Stone, Penn Badgely, Thomas Haden Church (directed by Will Gluck)
  • The Town (R): starring Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm (directed by Ben Affleck)

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: April 13, 2010

Pirate Radio DVDHere are some of the options today:

  • Apollo 13: Blu-ray
  • The Best Man: DVD
  • Defendor: DVD
  • Gone with the Wind (The Scarlett Edition): DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Great Mouse Detective (Mystery in the Mist Edition): DVD
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street: Blu-ray
  • Nightmare on Elm Street Collection: DVD
  • Pirate Radio: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Slammin’ Salmon: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Tenderness: DVD
  • Tenure: DVD

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: January 19, 2010

The Invention of Lying Blu-rayHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • According to Greta: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging: DVD
  • Boogie Nights: Blu-ray
  • Che: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Gamer: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Invention of Lying: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Keeper: DVD
  • Magnolia: Blu-ray
  • No Greater Love: DVD
  • No Impact Man: DVD
  • Pandorum: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Whiteout: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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In Theaters This Weekend: November 13, 2009

2012

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • 2012 (PG-13): starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofor (directed by Roland Emmerich)
  • Pirate Radio (R): starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans (directed by Richard Curtis)
  • Dare* (R): starring Emmy Rossum, Zach Gilford, Ashleigh Springer (directed by Adam Salky)
  • The End of Poverty?* (NR): starring Martin Sheen (directed by Philippe Diaz)
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox* (PG): starring George Clooney, Jason Schwartzman, Meryl Streep (directed by Wes Anderson)

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: April 7, 2009

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

Doubt DVD

  • 2010: The Year We Make Contact: Blu-ray
  • Above the Law: Blu-ray
  • American History X: Blu-ray
  • Bedtime Stories: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Collateral Damage: Blu-ray
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Donkey Punch: DVD
  • Doubt: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Final Destination: Blu-ray
  • Fly Away Home: Blu-ray
  • I.O.U.S.A.: DVD
  • John Q: Blu-ray
  • Not Easily Broken: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Point of No Return: Blu-ray

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: March 10, 2009

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

Milk DVD

2009 Academy Award Nominations

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Awards,

Oscar statues

Despite no major wins for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at Jan. 11’s Golden Globes, the film lead all entries at this morning’s Academy Award nominations. The Brad Pitt feature will go into next month’s ceremony with 13 opportunities to walk away with at least one statue. (Slumdog Millionaire will have 10 chances.)

Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from today’s press conference:

  • (The Reader) - a double-winner just a few weeks ago - only received one nomination this morning. Meryl Streep will only get one chance as well for her role in Doubt.
  • Although it wasn’t represented at the Globes, Frozen River was recognized several times today.
  • ‘s nomination (on the anniversary of his death!) was expected; The Dark Knight‘s omission was a disappointment.
  • Four acting nods for Doubt didn’t equate to an honor for the film.
  • Several pleasant announcements in the Best Actor/Supporting Actor categories: Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) and (Tropic Thunder). Shannon got the only major nom for his picture.

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