So, the first trailer for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" premiered during the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, and there is just one thing we can't stop thinking about. Yeah, it's cool to see Jennifer Lawrence back in Katniss mode, but what about Philip Seymour Hoffman?
The guy is coming off of another well-earned Oscar nomination for "The Master," and in a few short lines of dialogue, his Plutarch Heavensbee already seems like a villain worth fearing. That is some serious casting.
Check out the trailer after the jump!
When you're doing promotions for a movie, you're going to answer the same question again and again. If you're Quentin Tarantino, you've been answering the same one for 20 years, and this is how you handle it.
Also, "Lost" gets the RPG it deserves in today's Dailies!
By Hannah Soo Park
Forget about all the snubs and surprises. Now that the official list of Academy Award nominations is finally upon us, it's time to test your knowledge about our notable contenders. Whether you're in a heated predictions debate or simply trying to be the know-it-all at your buddy's viewing party, we've got the facts and figures to engage, impress or simply satisfy your inner-Oscar geek.
Who are the newbies and who's been nominated before?
What do Christoph Waltz, Tommy Lee Jones, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert De Niro and Alan Arkin all have in common? Aside from the fact that they're all nominated for Best Supporting Actor (duh), they've also all won in that particular category before. By the way, thank you, Emma Stone, for the "He's already won before" deadpan.
And so it begins...
The list of nominees for the 85th Academy Awards dropped today, along with our jaws in many categories. No Affleck or Bigelow? Why couldn't there be some more "Skyfall" love? But for now, we'll leave it up to you to decide the greatest injustices of the morning.
Check out the full list below, and be sure to let us know what you think of the nominees on Twitter. Who got snubbed? Which nomination made you the happiest?
The sound you're hearing is that of one million movie buffs arguing about what the recently announced Golden Globe nominations mean for the Oscar race. Look at all those "Lincoln"s!
To get in on the fun, check out our full list after the jump!
With Hurricane Sandy currently barreling down on the eastern seaboard, there are plenty of folks hunkering down and riding out the storm with the help of their favorite movies and TV shows.
So in honor of those storm weatherers, we've decided to take a positive spin on the hurricane. These are some of our favorite characters named "Sandy" from movies and TV.
This year has been a good year for Fran Kranz. He starred in "Much Ado About Nothing," one of the most anticipated and well-received movies at the Toronto International Film Festival. He acted alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield in Mike Nichols' Broadway revival of "Death of a Salesman." And "The Cabin in the Woods" finally hit theaters, after a long and frustrating wait (it's now available on DVD and Blu-ray).
Kranz says he had a great time playing wise stoner Marty. "There was something truthful and juicy that you could sink your teeth into and look at him as a three-dimensional, real human being."
But when he first read the script, he had a decidedly negative reaction, but it wasn't that he didn't like it. "It was so funny, far funnier than your typical horror film," he said. "And a lot of horror films have a lot of good humor, but this was like a great comedy on its own."
We are just a few short hours away from the second trailer for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." The preview is set to debut tomorrow at 10 a.m. PST over at iTunes Trailers, and we'll definitely bring it to you first thing tomorrow morning.
Also, "Star Wars" goes anime, and "Halloween" gets animated in today's Dailies!
We've seen the awards buzz swell in the past few weeks with Venice, Telluride, and now Toronto, so the folks over at Film.com have broken down the high-profile TIFF entries to see which has the greatest potential to score Oscar gold come February.
Chief among the candidates has to be Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," which is currently looking like a lock for Best Picture, Director, and Original Screenplay. Then you have to factor in Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, and Amy Adams, who have all received acclaims for their work.
Head over to Film.com to see the full list.
Bane, meet Emperor Zod. Or should we instead say: Tom Hardy, meet Michael Shannon.
The two actors-turned-iconic villains will be teaming up in the upcoming adaptation of Brett C. Leonard's play, "The Long Red Road." Variety broke the news, saying that Hardy will play a man named Sam who turns to drinking to escape his problems, while Shannon will play his older brother. No word yet on who will play Hardy's character's daughter, which is a major role in the story.