The Master Reviews, Interviews & More

Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' is Actually Happening

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Though Paul Thomas Anderson may be revered as one of the greatest working filmmakers of our day, his films have rarely been profitable. At best his films do a little better than break even (many don't even do that), which makes it that much harder for the director to get his projects going. Recently, Anderson struggled to find financing for The Master until Megan...

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for February 26 - March 4

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Perhaps in the haze of the post-Oscar season, there wasn’t a lot of pressure to put out films on Blu-ray this week, but we are getting two of the best films of last year, and one of the Coen Brothers’ most underrated films (partly because it was a bomb on release).

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Last Minute Oscar Predictions

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This weekend we're finally going to find out who will be awarded a shiny new Oscar for their outstanding work in Hollywood. You can cross your fingers, hoping your favorites will go home with the trophy under their arms but it's going to be a close race. The threat of an upset always looms overhead. Since we're all speculating over who could win on Sunday, I'll be running down my own list of...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Oscar Reactions, Surprises And Snubs

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The past few hours have been exciting to say the least. Early this morning movie lovers were greeted by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone as they announced the 2013 Academy Awards nominees. As usual, the internet completely blew up with mixed reactions on which lucky filmmakers and actors made the cut. Let's run down some of the best and worst of the nominations, along with some happy reactions...

2013 WGA Awards Nominees Announced

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If you're a fan of the annual Academy Awards, with a little bit of research you figure out what other awards you should pay attention to that properly predict who can be nominated for the Oscar. The WGA Awards is one of those ceremonies that any movie-goer should keep their eyes on. Their nominees tend to be more or less the same that you'll see fairly soon for the best adapted and original...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Mapping Out Best Original Screenplay Nominees And...

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It's like a breath of fresh air when you walk into a movie theater and watch a film that's been one hundred percent created from a person's mind. There's no previous material that it's based off of for you to look up. The script's conception was done solely through one or two persons which blossomed into the movie that you see before you. This week we'd like to touch upon some of the original...

ScreenCrave's Top 20 Films of 2012

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This has been a huge pivot point for movies in how they're made and distributed. 2012 was the year where the film industry turned its back on 35 millimeter film (which has been the standard for well over a century), with digital projection no longer just an option but the standard. At the same time a filmmaker like Paul Thomas Anderson shot a movie on 70mm - a format that hadn't been used...

VOTD: Paul Thomas Anderson Talks 'The Master' In Hour-Long Interview

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The conversation might've died down, but Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master is still one of the best films of the year. Don't you forget it. Anyhow, here's something that's likely to get PTA and Master fans feeling cheery – the Astor Theater in Melbourne, Australia held an hour-long audience Q&A with one of the greatest filmmakers of our time. And they...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: The Faded Oscar Hopefuls

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The start of Oscar season is usually packed with a lot of hopefuls based on casts and prestige possibilities, but the reality is that at some point, someone's going to see your movie, and eventually consensus will build. One day you may be the talk of the town, and then the next day your movie will come out in limited theaters and find no audience. Or just as bad, it's forgotten about it...

'The Master': Paul Thomas Anderson's Latest Breaks Records On Limited...

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Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master didn't need 3D or IMAX to break box office records, just a crowd of devoted cinephiles. The highly anticipated film opened in five theaters in New York and Los Angeles over the weekend, and set the record for highest per-screen-average for a live-action feature with a traditional release. If that sounds like just a bunch of gibberish,...

The Master: Movie Review

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The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson's follow-up to There Will Be Blood came with a lot of misconceptions. Is it about Scientology? Yes and no. Does it deconstruct Scientology? Not at all. The film paints a portrait of a veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) who returns home, but is still adrift, only to end up in the arms (and cult) of Lancaster Dodd...

Paul Thomas Anderson Talks 'Inherent Vice' Adaptation

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While his newest film, The Master, has yet to be officially released (September 14th can’t come soon enough), writer/ director Paul Thomas Anderson is already talking about his next project, and first literary adaptation—he’s currently writing a screenplay based on the novel Inherent Vice, by Thomas Pynchon.

'The Master': Final Theatrical Trailer

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It’s almost here—Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, one of our most anticipated films of the year, gets a limited run on September 14th before going wide on September 21st.  But before it does, we’ve got one final trailer for the film, which, like the trailers that came before it, is a quietly unnerving collection of off-kilter, menacing music married to an abstract...

'The Master' Receives Bizarre New Trailer

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In what is quickly becoming one of our most anticipated films of the year, The Master has released yet another oddball trailer advertising its 70 mm goodness.  This time it’s a specialized collection of clips meant to advertising the special screening of the film that will be held in Chicago tonight.  Check it out below, in all of its “hey, we swear this isn’t about...

'The Master': Paul Thomas Anderson Holds Secret Public Screening Of...

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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…...

'The Master' Teaser Features Philip Seymour Hoffman As Pseudo Scientology...

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The second teaser for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master dropped today, and it’s a creepy, unsettling, and hypnotic as the first teaser that was released in late May.  While that trailer focused on a drifter played by Joaquin Phoenix who comes under the sway of an unseen L. Ron Hubbard type, the new clip is all about Philip Seymour Hoffman’s...

'The Master' Teaser Trailer Offers First Look At Paul Thomas Anderson's...

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Some context: The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson’s long awaiting follow-up to 2007’s There Will Be Blood, has been passed from studio to studio since 2009, for varying reasons that range from budgetary issues to the fact that the film is supposedly a thinly-veiled and scathing critique of Scientology.  Regardless of the reasoning, PTA finally got The...