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Heartbreaking. One of the greats.



Philip Seymour Hoffman is dead at 46 years old.

One of Hollywood's most respected actors, Hoffman won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2005, for "Capote." Hoffman is survived by his longtime partner Mimi O'Donnell and their three young children.

Hoffman battled drug abuse in his early twenties and was clean for 23 years before relapsing.

He leaves behind a legacy of great performances on film.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/0 ... 13623.html
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Clive Barker recutting Nightbreed for Blu-Ray ...
http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/34 ... cabal-cut/
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http://blushots.weebly.com/phantom-of-the-paradise.html

New UK Phantom of the Paradise Blu-Ray has its colors pushed to teal and orange to look like a current-release film. Awful. Everyone involved should be ashamed of themselves.
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The LEGO Movie is at 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, which means it's going to be unstoppable this season.
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Official new trailer for the documentary about Alejandro Jodorowsky's bizarre, unmade version of Dune.
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Whatever. I like it.
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Guardians of the Galaxy is likely to be another hit for Marvel. When I saw Thor 2, it occurred to me how many actors and actresses in that movie were fully capable of carrying their own films, but were used in small supporting roles instead - possibly a bit of a waste. This trailer is very much a Chris Pratt show, with a green Zoe Saldana, and another film could have made more extensive use of Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Peter Serafinowicz, John C. Reilly, Benicio Del Toro, Lee Pace, and Karen Gillan.

The focus on comedy is what made the Iron Man series work, and The Avengers as well. This definitely has potential. It's worth noting that the Captain America sequel is helmed by the Russo brothers, of Arrested Development and Community, which should give it some humor in contrast to DC's grim releases. Chris Pratt's comic personality, familiar from NBC's Parks and Recreation, is on full display in this trailer.

This lineup of the Guardians of the Galaxy was created in 2008 by pairing up a bunch of pretty obscure Marvel characters, though it also included Adam Warlock and Quasar for awhile (obligatory for "cosmic" storylines, perhaps). To the general public, though, most comic book characters are "pretty obscure," so that doesn't matter at all. What matters is the film, which can make any character a star. Blade was also a minor player before his popular films, and a Brit, and teenage girls (and the general public) hardly obsessed over Iron Man, Thor and Loki before the films. Not to mention when films and TV series create characters that catch on, like Harley Quinn and Phil Coulson. Films and TV series always have an effect on the comics, which is another reason to be angry when they're made by people who apparently didn't read the comics, as with the X-Men films. Even back in the day, most of Superman's key traits and catchphrases originated on the radio, and were solidified in animation and on television.

Anyway, here's Guardians of the Galaxy.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/adambvary/guard ... xy-trailer
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