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(Washington Post)   Philip Seymour Hoffman cast in next "Hunger Games" movie. "...This means that even if the movie somehow winds up being terrible, it is impossible for it to be entirely terrible"   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 70
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2012-07-09 05:48:57 PM  
Can't imagine him being hungry, full yes but not hungry
 
2012-07-09 06:53:19 PM  
Sadly, the second and third books aren't particularly good.
 
2012-07-09 06:59:30 PM  

Quasar: Sadly, the second and third books aren't particularly good.


I thought the second one was pretty good, but the third one felt rushed.
 
2012-07-09 07:06:55 PM  

mitchcumstein1: Quasar: Sadly, the second and third books aren't particularly good.

I thought the second one was pretty good, but the third one felt rushed.


It was less pronounced in the second, but her pacing was all over the place. I would hazard a guess that she wrote the first, had an idea of where she wanted to go with the series, but wasn't really sure how to get there and just had to write something.
 
2012-07-09 07:14:06 PM  
I agree with this headline. Lenny kravitz was improbably undistracting in the first installment. Those books are shiat though, but what a great premise.
 
2012-07-09 08:26:23 PM  
I saw him recently. He looked like he didn't want to be bothered so I didn't bother him. It's weird purposely ignoring someone you are actually excited about seeing.

Some cop was talking to me later and said that he went up and told him he said that he loved his work. I wonder how many times he heard that that night. I wonder how much he hears that every day.
 
2012-07-09 08:38:02 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: I agree with this headline. Lenny kravitz was improbably undistracting in the first installment. Those books are shiat though, but what a great premise.


I don't even think the premise was that great. 11 different regions of the country (I guess, the scale is never really explained) that all specialize in one thing only? That's pretty freaking silly.
 
2012-07-09 08:48:06 PM  
That's marvelous.
 
2012-07-09 08:51:19 PM  
img853.imageshack.us

Marvelous!
 
2012-07-09 08:52:26 PM  
Damn you Lee's_Austin and curse my shoddy HTML skills.
 
2012-07-09 08:53:43 PM  
To me he goes into the category of "just doesn't do it for me", along with Jack Black and Will Ferrell.
 
2012-07-09 08:54:34 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-09 08:55:01 PM  

js34603: Damn you Lee's_Austin and curse my shoddy HTML skills.


Internet High-Five!
 
2012-07-09 09:02:59 PM  
He's Chairman of the Board all day long.
 
2012-07-09 09:04:00 PM  
media.avclub.com

Why the hell did I spend the last year learning Finnish?
 
2012-07-09 09:11:34 PM  
Whenever I see that name, all I can think of is Seymour, Philip J. Frys poor dog. I just made myself sad.

\I watch too much Futurama
\\Don't know who Philip Seymour Hoffman is.
 
2012-07-09 09:15:46 PM  
3rd book was horrible!!!! Otherwise, am excited for 2nd movie:)
 
2012-07-09 09:24:32 PM  
The second book was really good, and the majority of the third was until the final act. It seemed as if someone else wrote it. Amazing how a series can fall apart at the very end. Almost like a long distance runner who expends too much energy in the last stretch; overestimating what distance they have left.
 
2012-07-09 09:26:05 PM  
Hoffman has been in some bad movies, but he's never been bad in a movie.

Same holds true for Chris Walken.
 
2012-07-09 09:26:12 PM  
His chilling MI:III villain is the reason I regard as the best of the franchise thus far,not to mention powerhouse performances in "Doubt","Pirate Radio" and Gosling/Clooney political thriller from last year. So yeah,good choice.
 
2012-07-09 09:26:36 PM  
Is he playing a vampire or a zombie?
 
2012-07-09 09:28:21 PM  

pudding7: thismomentinblackhistory: I agree with this headline. Lenny kravitz was improbably undistracting in the first installment. Those books are shiat though, but what a great premise.

I don't even think the premise was that great. 11 different regions of the country (I guess, the scale is never really explained) that all specialize in one thing only? That's pretty freaking silly.


Not sure if serious, because it's called Socialism. It is a premise that's been around since the dawn of civilization. It was 13 districts. Katniss was from the Appalacian Mountain region. Or if you mean the premise of having school-aged children in a death match scenarion; that was borrowed from Battle Royale. It's on Netflix Instant Watch and is a very good movie.
 
2012-07-09 09:28:35 PM  

Quasar: Sadly, the second and third books aren't particularly good.


Pretty much this. The third book had lots of promises, but became chockful of PR garbage and the ending was a total betrayal of what fans were expecting.
 
2012-07-09 09:31:06 PM  
The first movie was so horrible. I was not expecting it to be bad. Even my girlfriend, who can be a sucker for teenie trash, thought it was bad. Just everything about it was bad.

I mean I'm not going to go into all of the little niggling details about how it was bad. My main complaint... the one thing that absolutely ruined it... was that they removed the whole farking point of having such a premise...

...and that is that none of the participants were in the least bit scared. None. Not even the little farking girl who must have been 10 years old at most (don't know for sure). Aside from the very first scene, every single child met the situation with equanimity or even enthusiasm. If there is no terror, then there is no point if they are children, or teenagers, or even adults, and then it just becomes a poorly directed gladiator movie.

Watch battle royale if you want to see how it should be done.
 
2012-07-09 09:32:37 PM  

ParagonComplex:
Not sure if serious, because it's called Socialism.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-09 09:32:47 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Hoffman has been in some bad movies, but he's never been bad in a movie.

Same holds true for Chris Walken.


Uhhh, I don't know about that. Even Walken couldn't save Catwoman. Don't get me wrong, I loves me some Walken, but... oh god, my head... it hurts.
 
2012-07-09 09:34:01 PM  

somemoron: Dwight_Yeast: Hoffman has been in some bad movies, but he's never been bad in a movie.

Same holds true for Chris Walken.

Uhhh, I don't know about that. Even Walken couldn't save Catwoman. Don't get me wrong, I loves me some Walken, but... oh god, my head... it hurts.


I read this in Walken's voice
 
2012-07-09 09:38:13 PM  
This is brilliant casting and exactly who I hoped would take the role.

Now I want to know who's going to play Finnick.
 
2012-07-09 09:51:57 PM  

Quasar: Sadly, the second and third books aren't particularly good.


I think of them all as a pretty good story crappily told. Bad writing but something a pretty decent movie series could be based on. And after seeing the first, I agree with myself.
 
2012-07-09 09:53:59 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: I read this in Walken's voice


Dammit, you guys, now I have to go find that Col. Angus sketch.

/no particular love for 'More Cowbell'
//but I'm like 12, so I laugh at Col. Angus every. single. freaking. time.
 
2012-07-09 09:57:19 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: The first movie was so horrible. I was not expecting it to be bad. Even my girlfriend, who can be a sucker for teenie trash, thought it was bad. Just everything about it was bad.


I thought it was better than the book.

It was a competent movie -- barring slight overuse of quick cutaways in action sequences.
The book felt a little too... hard to say. Teenager-y? Angsty isn't the right word here.
 
2012-07-09 10:01:38 PM  

Six_By_Nine: The All-Powerful Atheismo: I read this in Walken's voice

Dammit, you guys, now I have to go find that Col. Angus sketch.

/no particular love for 'More Cowbell'
//but I'm like 12, so I laugh at Col. Angus every. single. freaking. time.


We haven't had Col. Angus 'round these parts for some time!
 
2012-07-09 10:02:16 PM  
I just came to say I'm very, very excited about this movie.

celluloidheroesradio.com
 
2012-07-09 10:05:53 PM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: The book felt a little too... hard to say. Teenager-y? Angsty isn't the right word here.


Eh yeah, it was that whole sudden blast-of-romance thing that pervades so much of young adult literature. But then it was better than the others in that it was a morose sense because it was supposed to be forced, and you could practically feel the bitter awkwardness. Then the author pulled this "oh wait I really did love him but I still love this guy and oooh my vain teenaged-girl heart doesn't know what it waaants" crap in the other books and farked everything.
 
2012-07-09 10:06:59 PM  
Will he be huffing gasoline?
 
2012-07-09 10:13:25 PM  

alowishus: I just came to say I'm very, very excited about this movie.

[celluloidheroesradio.com image 296x453]


I'm waiting to see how complete a meltdown the CoS goes into once it's released.

/huge PT Anderson fan
 
2012-07-09 10:21:36 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: somemoron: Dwight_Yeast: Hoffman has been in some bad movies, but he's never been bad in a movie.

Same holds true for Chris Walken.

Uhhh, I don't know about that. Even Walken couldn't save Catwoman. Don't get me wrong, I loves me some Walken, but... oh god, my head... it hurts.

I read this in Walken's voice


img.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-09 10:30:02 PM  
Mmm. Love me some big, beary Philip Seymour Hoffman.

/somebody's going to be starring in some pr-eeeetty fancy fantasies tonight.
//Rawr
 
2012-07-09 10:34:34 PM  
I recognize Philip Seymore Hoffman's name specifically from seeing him in RED DRAGON.

It's a great movie where he gets strapped into a wheelchair, lit on fire, and pushed down a street into a busy intersection.

LaurenAguilera: /somebody's going to be starring in some pr-eeeetty fancy fantasies tonight.


I'll be in my bunk.
 
2012-07-09 10:47:34 PM  

urban.derelict:
It's a great movie where he gets strapped into a wheelchair, lit on fire, and pushed down a street into a busy intersection.


That happens to be my favorite genre
 
2012-07-09 10:48:07 PM  
My loyalty? For 24 years people have been trying to kill me, people who know how. Now do you think that's because my dad was a Greek soda pop maker or because I'm an American spy? Go fark yourself, you farking child!

I think I might have fallen in love with Philip Seymore Hoffman just a tiny bit after that scene.
 
2012-07-09 11:02:54 PM  

Quasar: Sadly, the second and third books aren't particularly good.


I think the second one is far better than the first. #3 is a bit of a head-scratcher though.
 
2012-07-09 11:36:11 PM  

wyltoknow: Eh yeah, it was that whole sudden blast-of-romance thing that pervades so much of young adult literature. But then it was better than the others in that it was a morose sense because it was supposed to be forced, and you could practically feel the bitter awkwardness. Then the author pulled this "oh wait I really did love him but I still love this guy and oooh my vain teenaged-girl heart doesn't know what it waaants" crap in the other books and farked everything.


Apparently you guys have never been teenage girls. Katniss never went back and forth with either of them. Love was not an option for her because she would NOT bring more kids into a world that had the Hunger Games. She does everything she can to keep her friends and discourage romance at every turn. Until, finally, she thinks she's going to die, and she might as well enjoy herself for a minute. Never is she really torn about "who she wants to be with" because honestly, she just wants them to grow the fark up and be her friend without all the romantic tension.

This is so far from the usual teenage angst crap that I find the books to be completely refreshing. Furthermore, I think the 2nd and 3rd books are fantastic because they do go against what the fans want to have happen. They are about Post Traumatic Stress. They are about surviving. About making the most of your situation and trying to cope with the depression and emotional fallout that are ensured by the kinds of horrific things they had to endure.

I LOVE that she turns into a complete nutjob through the course of the 3rd book. It's perfect and powerful and I find it refreshing that 13-year-olds are reading about somewhat realistic heroes.
 
2012-07-09 11:47:10 PM  

QT_3.14159: wyltoknow: Eh yeah, it was that whole sudden blast-of-romance thing that pervades so much of young adult literature. But then it was better than the others in that it was a morose sense because it was supposed to be forced, and you could practically feel the bitter awkwardness. Then the author pulled this "oh wait I really did love him but I still love this guy and oooh my vain teenaged-girl heart doesn't know what it waaants" crap in the other books and farked everything.

Apparently you guys have never been teenage girls. Katniss never went back and forth with either of them. Love was not an option for her because she would NOT bring more kids into a world that had the Hunger Games. She does everything she can to keep her friends and discourage romance at every turn. Until, finally, she thinks she's going to die, and she might as well enjoy herself for a minute. Never is she really torn about "who she wants to be with" because honestly, she just wants them to grow the fark up and be her friend without all the romantic tension.

This is so far from the usual teenage angst crap that I find the books to be completely refreshing. Furthermore, I think the 2nd and 3rd books are fantastic because they do go against what the fans want to have happen. They are about Post Traumatic Stress. They are about surviving. About making the most of your situation and trying to cope with the depression and emotional fallout that are ensured by the kinds of horrific things they had to endure.

I LOVE that she turns into a complete nutjob through the course of the 3rd book. It's perfect and powerful and I find it refreshing that 13-year-olds are reading about somewhat realistic heroes.


Fantastic post, would read again.
 
2012-07-09 11:51:45 PM  

QT_3.14159: wyltoknow: Eh yeah, it was that whole sudden blast-of-romance thing that pervades so much of young adult literature. But then it was better than the others in that it was a morose sense because it was supposed to be forced, and you could practically feel the bitter awkwardness. Then the author pulled this "oh wait I really did love him but I still love this guy and oooh my vain teenaged-girl heart doesn't know what it waaants" crap in the other books and farked everything.

Apparently you guys have never been teenage girls. Katniss never went back and forth with either of them. Love was not an option for her because she would NOT bring more kids into a world that had the Hunger Games. She does everything she can to keep her friends and discourage romance at every turn. Until, finally, she thinks she's going to die, and she might as well enjoy herself for a minute. Never is she really torn about "who she wants to be with" because honestly, she just wants them to grow the fark up and be her friend without all the romantic tension.

This is so far from the usual teenage angst crap that I find the books to be completely refreshing. Furthermore, I think the 2nd and 3rd books are fantastic because they do go against what the fans want to have happen. They are about Post Traumatic Stress. They are about surviving. About making the most of your situation and trying to cope with the depression and emotional fallout that are ensured by the kinds of horrific things they had to endure.

I LOVE that she turns into a complete nutjob through the course of the 3rd book. It's perfect and powerful and I find it refreshing that 13-year-olds are reading about somewhat realistic heroes.


I would agree. At the end, the guy she ends up with, she ends up with mostly cause he just showed up there and the other guy went away. It wasn't like she decided he was her true love; he just was there.
 
2012-07-10 01:03:01 AM  
P.S.H. is so overrated, his performances have become a performance of his performance. sorry, he's not that good.
 
2012-07-10 01:16:16 AM  
When asked why he would be in a flick so many farkers hate, Hoffman replied, "Because they're giving me a shiat ton of money."
 
2012-07-10 02:08:47 AM  
www.wearysloth.com
 
2012-07-10 02:26:21 AM  
I know this guy's name. I know this guy's face. I can recall the sound of his voice in my head. But for the life of me, I can't even begin to think of any memorable characters I've seen him play. I know he was in both Moneyball and Charlie Wilson's War, because I just watched Moneyball a month ago and I have a vague recollection of really liking whatever character he played in Charlie Wilson's War.

But I cannot farking remember him, specifically, much less any famous lines he has had. The man is pure tofu.

And now, looking at his imdb, I see a crapload of movies I have watched and loved. I can remember him being in maybe 4 of them... vaguely.

For crying out loud, Leiv Schreiber leaves a more distinct impression as an actor.
 
2012-07-10 02:46:14 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: urban.derelict:
It's a great movie where he gets strapped into a wheelchair, lit on fire, and pushed down a street into a busy intersection.

That happens to be my favorite genre


he played his roll exceptionally well.
 
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