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Drake “Disgusted” With Rolling Stone For Giving His Cover To Philip Seymour Hoffman, Calls Kanye’s Lyrics “Questionable”

Yesterday, we learned that Drake had spoken ill of Macklemore to Rolling Stone. After Macklemore had defeated Kendrick Lamar (and Drake, and Kanye West, and Jay Z) for the Best Rap Album Grammy, Macklemore sent a text of apology to Kendrick and then shared that text on Instagram, an action Drake calls "wack… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2014

Cameron Crowe Recalls How Philip Seymour Hoffman Became Lester Bangs In Almost Famous

In the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death yesterday, many of his friends and colleagues have offered tributes to the actor. Today Cameron Crowe posted a statement to his website looking back on filming a key scene in which Hoffman played Lester Bangs in the film Almost Famous. It's a touching tribute to the actor… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 3, 2014

An immense and devastatingly preventable loss. More »

By: Kelly Conaboy / February 3, 2014

The Videogum Movie Club: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Dear Katniss, First of all, I loved the film. Is that rude to say? I don't want to trivialize your struggle with the Capitol, and I'd hate it if you thought I was trying to be a jerk, but, like -- wow! Sincerely! It was incredibly bleak -- I mean, you know that -- and… More »

By: Kelly Conaboy / November 25, 2013

The Videogum Movie Club: The Master

If you haven't seen Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master yet, you should definitely see it, but first try and figure out a way to own a home with a personal theater and have a 70mm print delivered directly to you, or watch it on your phone. (Just kidding, don't watch it on your phone! I… More »

By: Gabe Delahaye / September 24, 2012

Here Are Some Afternoon Links!

Apparently there are people out there who think this newly identified species of monkey looks like Jake Gyllenhaal. I do not see it and, frankly, am shocked that no one is comparing it to that ruined painting of Jesus. Love that monkey, though. -Hypervocal Ellen Degeneres' company sold a single-camera pilot to NBC about… More »

By: Kelly Conaboy / September 14, 2012

Sad Philip Seymour Hoffman Is OUR Generation’s Sad Keanu

Awwwww! Whenever our grandparents would talk about Sad Keanu I never understood what they meant until now. Of course, this meme can't possibly work because THERE'S NO OTHER KIND OF PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN. But, you know, gotta feed the Internet. NOM NOM NOM and what have you. It's going to be very weird when celebritie… More »

By: Gabe Delahaye / April 5, 2012

The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Synecdoche, New York

One aspect of the Hunt for the Worst Movie of All Time that seems to be perennially confusing to people is the fact that any movie is a possible nominee. Taste is subjective, and one man's Trash Humpers is another man's National Treasure. If someone nominates a movie that you like and you are upset… More »

By: Gabe Delahaye / July 25, 2011

Synecdoche, New York Trailer, You Guys

Finally, a trailer for Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York, you guys: Charlie Kaufman is a great screenwriter who's worked hard to create his own universe of alternate realities (no duh). He is to ideas what Wes Anderson is to interior design. And the idea for this movie, a down-on-his-luck theater director with a terminal illne… More »

By: Gabe Delahaye / September 18, 2008

Meryl Streep Is One Of The Finest Bitches Of Her Generation

Doubt trailer, you guys. Doubt is a movie about winning Oscars and making thinly veiled Bush metaphors. Movies that are based on plays are usually the worst, but this looks pretty good. Written and directed by John Patrick Shanley! Joe Versus the Volcano! That being said, they might have stretched out the tension a… More »

By: Gabe Delahaye / September 15, 2008

Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche Promises To Be Very Kaufmany

Three clips from Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, you guys: (Cannes via Slash Film) As I explained before, Synecdoche is about a down on his luck theater director played by Philip Seymour Hoffman who, after his wife leaves him and he's diagnosed with an illness that progressively shuts down his autonomic functions, moves hi… More »

By: Gabe Delahaye / May 20, 2008

Sneak Pic: Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York

Charlie Kaufman, the writer behind Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, and Adaptation, is now directing his first feature film, based on his original script titled Synecdoche, New York. It's about a down on his luck theater director played by Philip Seymour Hoffman who, after his wife leaves him and he's diagnosed… More »

By: Gabe Delahaye / May 13, 2008