RIP: Philip Seymour Hoffman

By: Sunday February 2, 2014 2:04 pm

Not a traditional leading man, the pale and plump Philip Seymour Hoffman was a thinking person’ sex symbol: Smart, talented, sensitive with who brought intelligence and naturalism to his roles. Along with his Oscar win for Capote, he was nominated for three Supporting Actor Oscars (Charlie Wilson’s War, Doubt, and The Master, and three Tony nominations (two for Best Leading Actor in True West and Death of a Salesman, and one for Best Featured Actor in Long Day’s Journey into Night).

 

Russell Brand, Lloyd Dobler And Finding Your Inner Dorothy

By: Monday October 28, 2013 6:30 pm

In Keeping up with the Joneses”Jones” is a construct, a shackle. And don’t you know, Jones is like the show put on by the Wizard of OZ to scare you into submission. Time for us all to find our inner Dorothys, click our heels together and build a new world called home. A new world called home. Stop the machine and build a new world called home.

Paul Ryan: Almost Famous

By: Sunday August 12, 2012 9:30 am

Want to know what America thinks of vice presidential nominees? Just consider Barry Goldwater’s 1964 choice, William E. Miller. A New York Congressman, Miller was so forgettable that American Express tapped him for one of its first “Do You Know Me?” commercials years later. Cameron Crowe even gave the name William Miller to the protagonist of Almost Famous.

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