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Joaquin Phoenix stares down Josh Brolin in first ‘Inherent Vice’ image

There are a million reasons to look forward to Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice: 1) It’s a new freaking PTA movie. 2) It’s based on Thomas Pynchon’s excellent Inherent Vice. Actually, reasons three to one-million are pretty much just variations on those first two points. But the cast is very appealing too, and we […]

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Owen Wilson set for P.T. Anderson’s Inherent Vice

Owen Wilson is in negotiations to join the cast of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, The Wrap reports. PTA has already set Joaquin Phoenix to play pot-smoking P.I. Doc Sportello in the adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s acclaimed novel (which is something of a shaggy-dog crime noir set in 1970s Los Angeles). According to Anderson fan […]

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Talk Hard – Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)

Talk Hard with Simon Miraudo is the official podcast of Quickflix.com.au Can we offer you a free personality test? Quickflix critic Simon Miraudo speaks with Paul Thomas Anderson, the writer and director of Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood, and most recently, The Master. Simon also delivers his verdict on the Scientology-inspired picture (though you […]

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The top 10 Amy Adams performances

The top 10 Amy Adams performances. By Simon Miraudo. Amy Adams has come a long way since taking on the Sarah Michelle Geller role in Cruel Intentions 2 back in the year 2000 (and thank goodness). With three Oscar nominations to her name, she looks set to receive a fourth for her chilling turn as […]

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Interview: Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)

Interview: Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master). By Simon Miraudo. Paul Thomas Anderson‘s reputation is such that merely uttering the titles of his six feature films should be enough of an introduction. Frankly, the press shy auteur would probably prefer his work speak for itself. He’s enjoyed a nearly unprecedented run of creative success since making […]

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Leader of the pack – The Master review

The Master – Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Tell a friend you’re going to see the new “Scientology satire,” and they might ask questions of a couch-jumping nature. Tell them you’re going to see Joaquin Phoenix’s latest, and they might claim […]

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Paul Thomas Anderson readies Inherent Vice after The Master

After a five year break between films it seems Paul Thomas Anderson fans will not have such a long wait for his next masterpiece. Empire reports the writer/director of the upcoming The Master is already hard at work on an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice. Anderson describes his adaptation as a “Cheech and Chong […]

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The top 10 director burns

The top 10 director burns. By Simon Miraudo. There’s nothing like a good old fashioned filmmaker feud! The ever-opinionated David Cronenberg, hot on the Cosmopolis publicity trail, recently told NextMovie he had no interest in ever making a superhero movie. Then he began criticising Christopher Nolan‘s Batman flicks (“they’re mostly boring), and anyone who branded them […]

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Trailer and Poster Debut: The Master

Are you getting that sinking feeling? The poster for Paul Thomas Anderson‘s don’t-call-it-a-Scientology-satire The Master has arrived, highlighting the rising waters around the religious cruise ship at its core, as well as its increasingly unbalanced central characters. Anderson and The Weinstein Company have also delivered the theatrical trailer for the film, in which a volatile Joaquin Phoenix […]

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Teaser Debut: The Master

A second teaser trailer for one of the year’s most exciting films, Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master, has arrived. In the previous clip, we saw a mysterious character played by Joaquin Phoenix interrogated about a past he either didn’t remember or was lying about. Now, we get to see Philip Seymour Hoffman as the eponymous master; an […]

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Tom Cruise “had issues” with The Master

Yesterday we saw the first bit of footage from Paul Thomas Anderson‘s not-so-secret Scientology parable The Master, which concerns the rise of a cult-like religion in post-war America. According to The Wrap, Anderson showed the film to his Magnolia star – and famed Scientologist – Tom Cruise with the intention of preventing conflict with the controversial church. Two sources […]

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Rooney Mara replaces Carey Mulligan in Spike Jonze flick

From one ingénue to another. Rooney Mara has replaced Carey Mulligan in the new film from writer-director Spike Jonze, Variety reports. Though details are scarce, the picture concerns a man who falls in love … with a disembodied voice on a computer. Joaquin Phoenix will likely star as the central man, indicating that his self-imposed […]

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Joaquin Phoenix to star in Jonze/Kaufman collaboration

Joaquin Phoenix is attached to star in the upcoming collaboration between director Spike Jonze and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, who previously delivered the masterpieces (we said it!) Being John Malkovich and Adaptation. The news comes from Twitch, who also reveal that Warner Bros will distribute the flick. In March it was announced that billionairess Megan Ellison […]

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Amy Adams joins new Paul Thomas Anderson flick

Amy Adams already has three Oscar nominations to her name, and we’d bet money that she’ll score her fourth in Paul Thomas Anderson‘s untitled new religious drama. According to Deadline, Adams has signed on to star alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix in the Megan Ellison-funded feature (the rights for which were recently purchased […]

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Joaquin Phoenix in talks for P.T. Anderson’s religious drama

Joaquin Phoenix almost  torpedoed his career with a faux-flameout in the celebrity mockumentary I’m Still Here (totally worth it, in my opinion). According to Variety, he’s getting back on track in the most exciting of ways. Phoenix is in talks to star in Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Untitled Religious Drama (formerly known as The Master) as […]

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Downey Jr. to star in P.T. Anderson’s Inherent Vice?

From The Hollywood Reporter’s lips to God’s ear. The once-busy-but-now-not-so-much Robert Downey Jr. is considering starring in Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel Inherent Vice. When news broke last week that P.T. Anderson’s two upcoming projects (including Scientology satire The Master, and the Pynchon adaptation) would – weirdly – be funded by […]

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Paul Thomas Anderson is back in business with billionairess

You might remember our article from September 2010 announcing that Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming feature The Master had been put on hold. Well, some five months later, Vulture claims Mr Anderson has now got not just one, but two features on the way. Both Anderson’s Scientology drama The Master (still only a working title) and […]

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P.T. Anderson’s latest film delayed indefinitely

This is rather upsetting. Paul Thomas Anderson‘s upcoming project The Master has been delayed indefinitely, as confirmed by stars Jeremy Renner and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The film was to feature Hoffman as the charismatic leader of a cult, whose rise to power would parallel that of Scientology-founder L. Ron Hubbard. Renner was to play a […]

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Head to Head – Magnolia

Welcome to the latest edition of Head to Head, in which our Quickflix critic takes on our readers in a rip-snorting battle to the death! You pick the film, and we pick the fight! This week, Richard Kershaw revealed that he is done with Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Magnolia (but Magnolia isn’t done with him). For […]

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Paul Thomas Anderson and Philip Seymour Hoffman reunite for new film!

source: variety.com The first details about There Will Be Blood writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson‘s new film have come to light. Variety reports that Philip Seymour Hoffman is set to star in the movie as the founder of a new religious organisation who goes by the name of ‘The Master’ (also speculated to be the film’s […]

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