One of our most anticipated films of the year, Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘this isn’t about Scientology (but it’s totally about Scientology, you guys)’ film The Master, was secretly screened at a Los Angeles theater over the weekend, for unsuspecting movie fans who had arrived for a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.  And we… are… jealous.

It’s a highly, highly anticipated film—controversial storyline, incredible cast (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams), shot of 70 mm film, the follow-up to Anderson’s There Will Be Blood—and it was part of a surprise double feature on Saturday night.  A few lucky filmgoers attending a screening of The Shining on Saturday night were given a special treat, as The Master screened after the classic horror film, and apparently wowed the audience.

Reports are already pouring in from attendees, whose descriptions note the film is “pretty amazing…a strange fever dream” and is “not audience friendly AT ALL.  An ambiguous ending and not one likeable character.”  Elsewhere, lucky viewers took to Twitter to announce the film is “the best work Amy Adams has ever done and that “Phoenix WILL win Best Actor.”

Looks like the rest of us will just have to wait and see, when The Master is released on September 14th (unless we happen to stumble into an unannounced double feature, that is).

What do you think of The Master news?

Source: Cinema Blend