Archive for February, 2014

Renowned Hollywood actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman was found dead today in a Manhattan apartment. Hoffman was last seen on-screen in November’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

According to numerous reports, including The New York Post and The Wall Street Journal, Hoffman was found dead in an apartment around 11:30am with a heroin needle in his arm.  Hoffman has admittedly struggled with drug addiction in the past.  Devastating news.

Details are scarce right now and this article will be updated as they become available.

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2014 Writers Guild Award winners

Posted: February 2, 2014 in Movies, Television

This year’s Writers Guild Awards were held in Los Angeles last night and it turns out that Spike Jonze, and specifically his fantastic film Her, were the night’s big winners.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Original Screenplay

– American Hustle

– Blue Jasmine

– Dallas Buyers Club

Her

– Nebraska

Adapted Screenplay

– August: Osage County

– Before Midnight

Captain Phillips

– Lone Survivor

– The Wolf of Wall Street

Documentary Screenplay

– Dirty Wars

– Herblock: The Black & The White

– No Place on Earth

Stories We Tell

– We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks

Drama Series

Breaking Bad

– The Good Wife

– Homeland

– House of Cards

– Mad Men

Comedy Series

– 30 Rock

– Modern Family

– Orange is the New Black

– Parks and Recreation

Veep

Warner Bros. have announced two pretty big casting additions to the already massive superhero sequel, Batman vs. Superman (which probably won’t be the film’s final title).  Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Now You See Me) has been cast to play the role of playboy villain billionaire Lex Luthor, which is nearly perfect if you ask me.  Long time epic actor Jeremy Irons (The Man With the Iron Mask) – who has also won an Academy Award – has been cast to play Bruce Wayne’s iconic butler Alfred.

Both casting decisions come as surprises because we really had not heard anything about either one being considered.  However, Batman/Superman fanboys will likely go ape-shit over the casting choices because they are a little outside the box.  While they may be outside the box, you’ll remember when a certain young, handsome actor was cast to play the iconic role of The Joker.  Heath Ledger was an outside the box casting choice, and it was a homerun.

Eisenberg is the type of actor that can pull off being a villain with his wit and just asshole looks.  He doesn’t have to be physically menacing, so that’s why I’m all in for the decision.

Eisenberg and Irons join Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, and Ben Affleck as big name actors in the film.  No doubt there will be more casting news in the near future.

 

Via Cinemablend