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One of the more surprising deaths of 2014 was that of respected performer Philip Seymour Hoffman, whose sudden demise came as a shock to many of his fans. Thus, many of the actor’s final projects took on a new sense of poignancy as the film community came to to the realisation that they would mark his final roles. One such project is the film God’s Pocket, an adaptation of the Peter Dexter novel. Directed by John Slattery, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Alex Metcalf, Hoffman stars in the movie alongside John Turturro, Christina Hendricks, Eddie Marsan, Caleb Landry Jones, and Richard Jenkins. The first trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.
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- Deepayan Sengupta
Based on the novel by Pete Dexter, the film centres around Mickey Scarpato (Hoffman), whose attempt to cover up the death of his stepson leads him into a downward spiral of intrigue.
God's Pocket will arrive in Us cinemas on May 9. A UK release date is yet to be announced. »
When he passed away this past February, Phillip Seymour Hoffman left a lot of work behind. Specifically, there are four films — God’s Pocket, A Most Wanted Man and the last two Hunger Gameses — plus the pilot for a Showtime series called Happyish. This is good news (as good as good could be under the circumstances, anyway) if you’re a fan of Hoffman’s work, because 2014 is overstuffed with remembrances of the actor and his abilities. Now, the trailers for Hoffman’s many posthumous performances are rolling out online. Newest among the bunch is God’s Pocket, a crime drama directed by Mad Men‘s John Slattery from a novel by Pete Dexter. Here, Hoffman is Mickey Scarpato, a working-class dude from the working-class Philadelphia neighborhood of God’s Pocket. His stepson is found dead under questionable circumstances, so naturally the rough-edged bastard with a heart of gold must crack the case, please »
- Adam Bellotto
Following its critically-acclaimed debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January, IFC Films has released the first trailer for God's Pocket, which stars Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final roles. The late actor, who tragically passed away in February, plays Mickey Scarpato, who tries to cover up the death of his stepson (Caleb Landry Jones) in the feature directorial debut of Mad Men star John Slattery. In addition, we also have the first poster for this dark comedy, co-starring Christina Hendricks, John Turturro and Richard Jenkins, which arrives in theaters May 9.
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christina Hendricks star in this deliciously twisted comedy directed by Mad Men's John Slattery. When Mickey's (Hoffman) crazy stepson Leon is killed in a construction "accident," nobody in the working class neighborhood of God's Pocket is sorry he's gone. Mickey tries to bury the bad news with the body, but when the boy's mother demands the truth, »
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death in early February is still casting a large shadow over Hollywood. Josh Hutcherson gave a heartfelt tribute to his Catching Fire co-star at the MTV Movie Awards last night. A trailer for A Most Wanted Man, the critically acclaimed drama starring Hoffman that debuted at Sundance, hit the Internet on Friday, and now, the trailer for another Sundance film with the late Oscar-winner is online. Despite a stunning ensemble cast, though, our first look at God’s Pocket reveals a bit too much about the plot, unfortunately.
God’s Pocket arrived at Sundance with a lot of hype, being the directorial film debut of Mad Men actor John Slattery, but left with mixed reviews. It follows Mickey Scarpato (Hoffman), a lowlife in a small, blue collar town who tries to cover up the death of his stepson that he accidentally caused. The film also stars »
- Jordan Adler
At the end of last week we got the first trailer for A Most Wanted Man (watch here), one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's final performances. This morning I posted an audio commentary featuring director Paul Thomas Anderson remembering the first time he saw Hoffman in Scent of a Woman and now IFC has released the first trailer for God's Pocket, a film directed by John Slattery ("Mad Men") that, like A Most Wanted Man, played Sundance. And, also like A Most Wanted Man, seemed to receive mostly muted praise. Described as a dark comedy, the film finds Hoffman playing Mickey, whose crazy stepson Leon (Caleb Landry Jones) is killed in a construction "accident," and nobody in the working class neighborhood of God's Pocket is sorry he's gone. Mickey tries to bury the bad news with the body, but when the boy's mother (Christina Hendricks) demands the truth, Mickey finds »
- Brad Brevet
Earlier this week, the first trailer for A Most Wanted Man arrived and gave us a look at one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final performances before his unfortunate passing. Now a debut trailer for another one of Hoffman’s last films, God’s Pocket, has arrived. The dark comedy/drama marks the feature directorial debut of Mad Men actor John Slattery and stars Hoffman as a man living in a working class neighborhood who runs into trouble when his unstable stepson is killed in a construction “accident.” I caught the film at Sundance and unfortunately found it to be a profound disappointment. Hoffman is unsurprisingly solid in the lead role, but the pic as a whole is unfocused and never really finds its tone. It swings sharply from screwball comedy to incredibly dark drama, giving the viewer a confusing case of whiplash. Hit the jump to watch the first »
- Adam Chitwood
John Slattery thought the Mad Men pilot was brilliant, but it wasn’t until the show was well into its first season that he began to realize that he might be part of something truly great. “You shoot the thing very quickly, so it’s about a week-and-half and then you’re onto another story and then another,” says the actor. “I think it was Elisabeth Moss that I asked, ‘Is it me or do these scripts keep getting better?’ Week to week, with a rushed schedule, this thing just kept getting better and better and better — and year after year, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Feature Louisa Mellor Simon Brew 7 Apr 2014 - 06:55
Who’s that? What did she just say? Wait, he’s English? Here are the things we don’t admit when watching acclaimed TV shows…
Omission makes the world go round. Without the art of keeping things to ourselves, most social interactions would disintegrate within seconds. Too much soul-baring honesty would snap the taut bonds that keep us all from running screaming through the Toby Carvery of a Sunday lunchtime jabbing family members with corn-on-the-cob prongs. We’re a tightly wound, insular people, the British. It takes court injunctions and Jeremy Kyle to prise loose our secrets.
Every so often though, it does us good to share. It’s cathartic to confess, between friends, that we’re sometimes a little bit lacking or dim. In the spirit of honesty and self-improvement then, here are the things we’d rather not admit to »
Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy) wants a promotion. He is clearly the best man for the job, the rest of his colleagues are just idiots. Annoyingly, there's been a murder and Bruce's boss wants results. No problem for Bruce. He's in control, and when he solves the case and wins the promotion, his wife will return to him. No problem. But is life that simple? Is Bruce the man he really thinks he is? The tragic, hilarious and memorable answers unfold in Filth, a Jon S. Baird film based on the acclaimed novel by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting).
Filth comes to theaters May 30th, 2014 and stars James McAvoy, Imogen Poots, Jamie Bell, Joanne Frogatt, Eddie Marsan, Emun Elliott, Jim Broadbent, Kate Dickie. The film is directed by Jon S. Baird. »
The new green band version of the "Filth" trailer has arrived. The film stars James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent, Imogen Poots, Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Shirley Henderson, Ian De Caestercker, Emun Elliott and Kate Dickie. Jon S. Baird helms from the writing by Irvine Welsh. Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson wants a promotion. He is clearly the best man for the job - the rest of his colleagues are just idiots. Annoyingly, there's been a murder and Bruce's boss wants results. No problem for Bruce. He's in control and when he solves the case and wins the promotion, his wife will return to him. No problem. »
Sneak Peek 'red-band' restricted footage supporting writer, director Jon S. Baird’s police crime 'dramedy' "Filth", starring James McAvoy ("X-Men: Days Of Future Past"), Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Jim Broadbent and Imogen Poots:
"...'Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson' wants a promotion. He is clearly the best man for the job – the rest of his colleagues are just idiots. There's been a murder and Bruce's boss wants results. No problem for Bruce.
"He’s in control and when he solves the case and wins the promotion, his wife will return to him. No problem. But is life that simple? Is Bruce the man he really thinks he is?..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Filth"...
- Michael Stevens
Magnet has released a red band trailer for the James McAvoy-led dark comedy Filth in which he plays Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson, a sex addicted, coke snortin' Scottish cop setting out to solve a murder case, win a promotion and in turn his wife will return to him. Rightc The film is based on the novel by Irvine Welsh and along with McAvoy the cast includes Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Jim Broadbent and Imogen Poots. Filth will release on iTunes/On Demand on April 24 followed by a limited theatrical run beginning on May 30. Check out the red band trailer below. yt id="XHjgolCH5lU" width="610" »
- Brad Brevet
Watch the new "Filth" trailer starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent, Imogen Poots, Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Shirley Henderson, Ian De Caestercker, Emun Elliott and Kate Dickie. We've also got a new poster up for the film directed by Jon S. Baird from the writing by Irvine Welsh. Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson wants a promotion. He is clearly the best man for the job - the rest of his colleagues are just idiots. Annoyingly, there's been a murder and Bruce's boss wants results. No problem for Bruce. He's in control and when he solves the case and wins the promotion, his wife will return to him. No problem. »
The supporting cast includes Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, Jim Broadbent, Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Emun Elliott, Martin Compston, and Kate Dickie. It's also based on a book by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, and this is the synopsis:
A bipolar, bigoted, junkie cop manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive period, until he finally meets his match… himself.
Scheming Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, including Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell), Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin, right under the nose of unwitting Chief Inspector Toal. As he turns his colleagues against one another »
- Joey Paur
Watch James McAvoy as you've never seen him before in the explicit red band trailer for the upcoming crime drama Filth, director Jon S. Baird's adaptation of Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh's novel. The actor stars as Scottish detective Bruce Robertson, who believes that if he gets a promotion by solving the murder of a fellow cop, his wife will come back to him and all will be right with the world. Of course, his path to redemption isn't that easy for this drug-addled loose cannon, who is seen engaging in all sorts of deplorable acts in this restricted trailer, which also features co-stars Imogen Poots, Jamie Bell and Jim Broadbent.
clickHere to check out the red band trailer, featuring a brief glimpse of nudity, sexual situations and plenty of R-rated language. Be sure to check back on Tuesday for the all-ages domestic trailer for the film, debuting on »
If you live outside of the U.S., there's a good chance you might have already seen writer-director Jon S. Baird's crime dramedy, Filth. This adaptation of the Irvine Welsh novel follows a bipolar and bigoted detective with an addiction (James McAvoy) who attempts to get his career, family, and life back in order. Now that the film has secured a U.S. release date, we have a new red-band trailer to share with you. Also starring Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Jim Broadbent, and Imogen Poots, Filth will be available on iTunes and OnDemand starting April 24th, with a theatrical release date of May 30th. Hit the jump to watch a new red-band trailer. Watch the red-band trailer below (via IGN) and be sure to come back on Tuesday when we have a new green-band trailer to share: Synopsis: Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson wants a promotion. He is clearly »
- Dave Trumbore
James McAvoy fans who felt the womanizing version of Professor Xavier the actor played in "X-Men: First Class" wasn't scummy enough: look no further. The red band trailer for "Filth," the British crime comedy based on the novel by "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh, shows the actor snorting cocaine, enlarging his penis on a Xerox machine, and perhaps most disturbingly, stealing a balloon from a young boy (the horror!). The film stars McAvoy as Edinburgh Sergeant Detective Bruce Robertson, a hedonistic, misanthropic cop who spends more time overloading on drugs, booze and sex and scheming against co-workers than he does aiding the peace. Also the butt of his cruel behavior is his mild-mannered friend (Eddie Marsan), along with anyone else who crosses his path. The film was written and directed by John S. Baird, and co-stars Imogen Poots, Jim Broadbent, and Jamie Bell. The trailer's pretty outrageous, so there's not much »
- Max O'Connell
Booze, pills, sex, alcohol ... it's just another day in the life of an Irvine Welsh character, with the "Trainspotting" writer seeing another one of his works hit the big screen in "Filth." And yes, in case the red band nature of the trailer didn't tip you off, this is as dirty as you might expect. Starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Jim Broadbent and Imogen Poots, the film follows cop Bruce Robertson, a degenerate trying to solve a murder case and get a promotion, all while keeping the good times rolling. Yes, it's raunchy and wrong, but unfortunately, it doesn't quite come together. As our review from last fall notes, the movie directed by Jon S. Baird, actually isn't "as big and bad and ballsy as we’d hoped." But it does feature a score by Clint Mansell, so that's something. "Filth" arrives on iTunes/On Demand on April »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Magnet Releasing has debuted, via IGN , a Red Band trailer for writer/director Jon S. Baird's Filth . Check it out in the player below! The dark comedy, based on the best-selling novel by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, stars James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Jim Broadbent, Imogen Poots, Joanne Froggatt, Gary Lewis, Martin Compston, Kate Dickie and Shirley Henderson. In Filth , scheming Bruce Robertson (McAvoy), a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, including Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell), Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin, right under the nose of unwitting Chief Inspector Toal. As he turns his colleagues »
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