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This week: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams all earned Oscar nominations for their performances in the period drama "The Master," writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's thinly disguised commentary on Scientology.
Updated Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Okay folks, it's crunch time. Have you submitted your Oscar ballot yet? There's big money on the line (at least a hundy we hope, right?).
As we do every year on NextMovie, we're handicapping the Oscar races to give you a leg up on your friends, family and coworkers when entering your high-stakes pool, which as we all know is as much about the glory as the greenbacks (freaking Al from finance still hasn't gotten that smirk off of his face for calling Cotillard over Christie in 2008; get over yourself, Al).
Our usual disclaimers: We do not condone gambling, unless you're in Vegas or on a reservation. Good luck!
(And for a trusty second opinion, check out Joe Reid's Oscar predictions on Film.com.)
Philip Seymour Hoffman has built a respectable acting career over the past few years, picking up one awesome role after another. Besides being the man who will play the key part of Plutarch Heavensbee in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," he also happens to be an Academy Award winner, accepting a golden trophy in 2005 for his role in "Capote." With his fourth Oscar nomination this year for his masterful performance in, well, "The Master," the accolades keep raking in for one of Hollywood's finest talents. Get More »
Just when the world was this close to forgetting all about his little too-cool-for-film-school "I'm Still Here" play, courtesy of one stellar performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," Joaquin Phoenix has gone and done it again.
The two-time Academy Award nominee (for "Gladiator" and "Walk the Line") has given his proverbial middle finger to Oscar and declared in advance that he's not interested in what was sure to be a locked nomination for supporting actor in this year's race, thank you very much.
Phoenix unleashed his wild opinions of the awards season hooplah in a new interview by Elvis Mitchell for Interview Magazine.
"I think it's bulls**t," he said of his potential candidacy for the big award. "I think it's total, utter bulls**t, and I don't want to be a part of it. I don't believe in it. It's a carrot, but it's the worst-tasting carrot I've ever tasted in my whole life. I don't want this carrot. It's totally subjective. Pitting people against each other ... It's the stupidest thing in the whole world." Get More »
Coming off a chorus of critics praising it to the rafters, "The Master" looks to be one of the must see movies of the Fall season. Why must we see it? Because Philip Seymour Hoffman told you to.
Hoffman plays a 1950s religious guru named Lancaster Dodd who takes rambunctious World War II vet Freddie (Joaquin Phoenix) under his wing. Their relationship goes from paternal to adversarial when Freddie realizes that Dodd's new-age cult The Cause might be leading him down the primrose path.
Check out these three collage-style clips to get yourself in the proper headspace for "The Master." Get More »
Playing in a string quartet is a great metaphor for life, but does it also make for a great movie?
That's the question being asked by thew new trailer for "A Late Quartet," which also provides three pretty good answers: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken.
Sounds like beautiful music to us. Get More »
In the movie equivalent of awarding every player on a children's soccer team a trophy just for showing up, the Venice Film Festival invoked special rules over the weekend to prevent Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" from winning their top honor after jurors had awarded the film too many prizes.
Apparently there is such a thing as being too good. Get More »
Spoiler, spoiler, spoiler, spoiler, spoiler.
Okay, got that? Just checking, because Philip Seymour Hoffman is talking about what caused him to take on the role of Plutarch Heavensbee in "Catching Fire," the upcoming sequel to "The Hunger Games," and judging by his comments, it's pretty clear he's not all that familiar with the concept of spoilers.
So keep reading at your own peril. Get More »
Now here's the PTA magic we've been waiting for!
The couple of teaser trailers for "The Master," Paul Thomas Anderson's new drama that is almost most definitely inspired by the rise of L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology, were intriguing but — as can be PTA's way when it comes to promotional materials — frustratingly elliptical. We got a look at Joaquin Phoenix as some sort of troubled soul (who likes to spend time on beaches, apparently) and PTA veteran Philip Seymour Hoffman as a charismatic yet somewhat sinister fella with a rather ambitious agenda. Get More »
UPDATE: Lionsgate confirms that Hoffman has officially been accepted the role of Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."
Philip Seymour Hoffman: From "Salesman" to Gamemaker?
Lionsgate is reportedly offering a consolation prize to Philip Seymour Hoffman, who didn't win a Tony for his role in Broadway's "Death of a Salesman": a role in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," according to The Playlist. Get More »