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A Most Wanted Man

Now Playing Synopsis: The late Philip Seymour Hoffman gives his final screen performance in this taut yet labyrinthine adaptation of John le Carré's 2008 spy novel. In the years immediately following 9/11, Gunter Bachmann (Hoffman) is a counterterrorist expert based in Hamburg who operates as a rogue agent, independently of the Grenzschutzgruppe 9 der Bundespolizei (GSG-9). He specializes in bringing down jihadists, and as the story opens, he begins to fixate on a Chechen immigrant named Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygin), newly arrived in town. Issa's motivations are initially unknown, but he befriends an American social worker (Rachel McAdams) who grows convinced of his harmlessness and sets about persuading Gunter of the same. Meanwhile, Gunter becomes aware of a palpable and imminent threat to national security that involves future jihad activity, and devises an ingenious plan that he hopes will both extinguish the threat and provide amnesty for Issa. The Americans and the GSG-9, however, learn of Gunter's plot and express both impatience and a general skepticism about the scheme's effectiveness. A Most Wanted Man premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright, Grigoriy Dobrygin Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

'We're all paying:' Heroin spreads misery in US

EDITOR'S NOTE - The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman underscored a troubling development: Heroin, long...shooting up intravenously.The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman spotlighted the reality that heroin is no longer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-04-09/were-all-paying-heroin-spreads-mise
Drug war is pointless

...legalization of marijuana and other drugs. Heroin had a big spotlight in the news recently after the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.I understand why people want drugs illegal. People say its about "what's best for society." Sounds noble...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-02-18/drug-war-pointless
Actor's death a warning, SC officials say

COLUMBIA - The suspected overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman serves as a tragic reminder, said a top drug-treatment official in South Carolina. In short: Heroin remains a destructive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-02-06/actors-death-warning-s
God's Pocket

Opens Friday, May 2, 2014 Synopsis: Actor John Slattery makes his feature directorial debut with an adaptation of the Pete Dexter novel God's Pocket. The story centers on a small-town man who tries to hide the fact he's responsible for the death of his stepson at a construction site. As the lies mount, he finds himself in much deeper trouble than he ever imagined. The movie stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, John Turturro, and Richard Jenkins. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks, John Turturro Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Steroids Era is hardly over, at least off the field

NEW YORK - There is a wonderful scene near the end of the movie Charlie Wilson's War in which Philip Seymour Hoffman tells Tom Hanks the tale of the Zen master and the little boy.Among the lessons in that little yarn about life's ever-changing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-01-08/steroids-era-hardly-over
'Lincoln' leads Oscars with 12 nominations

...The Master, a critical favorite that did manage three acting nominations for Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Philip Seymour Hoffman.Two-time winner Spielberg earned his seventh directing nomination, and also in the mix are past winner Lee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/movies/2013-01-10/lincoln-leads-oscars-12
Phil Mickelson leaves driver out of bag in first round

...Thursday's lengthy delay gave him a chance to catch up on his movie-watching, in this case The Master, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman."It's a pretty darn good movie," Kelly told reporters after his round, doing double-duty as a critic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2013-06-13/phil-mickelson-leaves-driver
'Lincoln,' 'Les Mis,' 'Playbook' lead SAG awards

...most-acclaimed films, Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, earned only one nomination, supporting actor for Philip Seymour Hoffman as a mesmerizing cult leader. The film was snubbed on nominations for ensemble, lead actor Joaquin Phoenix and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/television/2012-12-12/lincoln-les-mis-pla
'The King's Speech' is overrated

...acting nominations -- one more than The King's Speech -- including nods for unmatched talents Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Their brilliance and interplay helped turn an interesting story into a fascinating, intelligent gem.That's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2011-02-16/kings-speech-overrate
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