Saturday, December 5, 2009

Share the PSH (Philip Seymour Hoffman) love!

A selection of movies featuring actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, available through the library:

Doubt (2008)
DVD FICTION DOUBT
Hoffman received an Oscar nomination for his role as Father Flynn, a Boston priest who is accused by Sister Aloysius (Meryl Streep) of an inappropriate relationship with a student. Is he guilty or innocent? Long after you watch this movie you'll still go back and forth over what really happened.
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Synecdoche, New York (2008)
DVD COMEDY SYNECDOCHE
Hoffman plays theater director Caden Cotard, who has his actors re-enact their lives on a set that replicates Manhattan inside a warehouse.
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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
NEW DVD FICTION BEFORE
Brothers Andy (Hoffman) and Hank (Ethan Hawke) Hanson are in debt and plan to rob their parents' jewelry store without hurting anyone, but something goes wrong.
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Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
DVD FICTION CHARLIE
Hoffman received another Oscar nomination for his role as Gust Avrakotos, a CIA agent helping Texas congressman Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks) work to supply weapons to the rebels of the Afghan mujahideen during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan during the 1980s.
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The Savages (2007)
DVD COMEDY SAVAGES
Jon (Hoffman) and Wendy (Laura Linney) Savage are left to care for their estranged father, who has dementia, after his girlfriend dies. Even though they haven't spoken to him in twenty years, they must rearrange their lives in order to be there for a father that was, and still is, abusive to them.
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Mission: Impossible III (2006)
DVD FICTION MISSION
As Owen Davian, Hoffman plays the villian to Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt.
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Capote (2005)
DVD FICTION CAPOTE
Hoffman won an Academy Award for his performance of Truman Capote. The movie follows Capote as he researches what will become the nonfiction work In Cold Blood.

Along Came Polly (2004)
DVD COMEDY ALONG
The funniest thing about this movie is Hoffman's performance as Sandy Lyle, best friend to Reuben Feffer (played by Ben Stiller). The rest of the plot involves Stiller and Jennifer Aniston falling in love, or something. "White chocolate!"
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Almost Famous (2000)
DVD FICTION ALMOST
As music journalist Lester Bangs, Hoffman is a mentor to fifteen-year-old William Miller (Patrick Fugit), who is writing about the band Stillwater for Rolling Stone.
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Magnolia (1999)
DVD FICTION MAGNOLIA
One of the nine characters followed in this movie is Phil Parma (Hoffman), a nurse who cares for a dying Earl Patridge (Jason Robards).

2 comments:

  1. Variety reports that Philip Seymour Hoffman will play the lead in the next P.T. Anderson movie (not yet in production, tentatively titled "The Master"). Hoffman's character is a '50s intellectual who becomes a spiritual guru of some kind. Sure to be awesome.

    Variety article:

    http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118012101.html?categoryid=13&cs=1&nid=2562&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+variety%2Fheadlines+(Variety+-+Latest+News)&utm_content=Google+Reader

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