Reese Witherspoon is on a bit of a roll. The indie film Mud at the end of last month in which she starred as the love interest opposite Matthew McConaughey seems to have given the Oscar-winner a lot of attention (outside of the tabloids of course.) Her earlier additions were Keanu Reeves’ Passengers and a Walk the Line reunion with James Mangold called Three Little Words. This one comes from Paul Thomas Anderson (his follow-up to The Master) and will symbolize another Walk the Line reunion, now with Joaquin Phoenix. The pic is called Inherent Vice based on a novel by Thomas Pychon. It is a 1970s-set film about a detective investigating the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.
While the jury is still out on whether Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master was a success (that will be determined at next months’ Oscars,) the Academy Award-winner is already lining up for a reunion with the There Will Be Blood director. According to THR, the actor is currently in talks to join Inherent Vice, a movie based on a Thomas Pynchon novel described as, “Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon- private eye Doc Sportello surfaces, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era.” So, yes, this certainly sounds like a Paul Thomas Anderson film. More details after the jump. Continue Reading
And just like that, Joaquin Phoenix’s chances of an Oscar win for his stellar performance in The Master have evaporated. The actor went honest when interviewed by film critic Elvis Mitchel. He had strong words in regards to the weirdness of it all that began with a meme-worthy comparison of an Academy Award to a carrot. Hit the jump for the quote because this is not something that you are going to want to miss. Continue Reading
There is a brand new trailer out for The Master from There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson. This is a film often described as ‘the Scientology movie,’ but it may prove more than that as it could operate as an editorial slant against all sorts of organizations. On top of that, the feature is absolutely incredible according to those who received early screenings.
As you can tell, this is a very ‘throw back’ kind of classic ‘soft’ movie making. It might be every bit as good as Anderson’s previous film with Daniel Day-Lewis in which case Joaquin Phoenix and Co. can expect some Oscar nominations in their future provided Hollywood is not offended by the source material. Continue Reading
The first trailer has arrived for The Master starring former-faux rapper Joaquin Phoenix. This is not only the actor’s first film since his four year break, but it is also Paul Thomas Anderson’s directorial follow-up to There Will Be Blood. Both of these things are leading those who cover the industry to push a lot of heat behind the effort which also benefits from another stellar performance by Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Interestingly enough, the movie is somewhat controversial to a degree, but not the kind to enrage the mainstream public. The Master at its core is a nod to Scientology and its 1950′s foundations. Hoffman is set to play the L. Ron Hubbard-type leader of the organization with Amy Adams as his wife while Phoenix will fill the role of right-hand man. Continue Reading
About a month ago, moviegoers were privy to the first footage for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master which showed Joaquin Phoenix’s character beaching it up in the not-so-subtle film about Scientology’s foundations. Continue Reading
Joaquin Phoenix is back from faux rapper obscurity via a new film called The Master. Continue Reading
Deadline is reporting today Amy Adams and Carey Mulligan (Drive) are in negotiations to join an untitled Joaquin Phoenix-lead project. The Spike Jonze-directed feature was written by Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) which means it is instantly in that category of ‘movies to watch for’ come award season. This particular film is about a man (Phoenix) who falls in love with the voice of a computer. Exciting.