Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Latest on DVD: The Other Hoff

Philip Seymour Hoffman had a great year in 2007. In addition to the critically acclaimed Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (released on DVDlast week), he won an Indie Spirit Award for The Savagesand was nominated for an Oscar for Charlie Wilson's War.

The former is a black comedy about an estranged brother (Hoffman) and sister (Academy Award nominee Laura Linney) who come together to take care of their dying father (Philip Bosco), while the latter is Mike Nichols' political satire about a Texas congressman (Tom Hanks) who, along with a wealthy socialite (Julia Roberts) and a portly CIA agent (Hoffman, natch), funds the Afghan war against the Soviet Union.

Click on the above links to purchase the DVDs from Amazon.com. For more of this week's new releases, see the Latest on DVD widgets in the sidebar.

1 comment:

  1. Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts are a classic combination... Charlie Wilson's War made me feel better about U.S. foreign intervention, it seemed to work out, though that time our intervention was in response to another country's invasion


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