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Watch: Intense Japanese Trailer For 'The Master' Sneaks In A Handjob

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2013 4:51 PM
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While going down on Michelle Williams and the impressive structure of Michael Fassbender's dong made the MPAA all hot and NC-17 bothered about "Blue Valentine" and "Shame," it seems they are totally cool with handjobs. "Hyde Park On Hudson," "The Sessions" and "On The Road" all feature people getting stroked off (a car seems to be a popular place) and even Paul Thomas Anderson's cryptic wonder "The Master" takes a moment to squeeze one out. But think we're cool about it? In Japan, it ain't no thing.

Watch: Kristen Stewart Wins Best Handjob At The Oscars

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2013 2:20 PM
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There will be a lot of awards handed out tonight at the Oscars, but one you won't see is for Best Handjob. But luckily, the folks at Funny Or Die have managed to give out the honor themselves, and believe it or not, happy endings featured in more than a few movies this year.

The Early Gems: Notable Performances From 2013's Best Actor Nominees

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 19, 2013 12:24 PM
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Last week, we started to warm up for the Oscars by taking a look at some of the best of the early roles of the supporting actor and actress nominees, and the early films of the directing nominees. Now that the long weekend's finally over, we're continuing right where we left off, with a look at some early highlights from this year's crop of Best Actor nominees.

Activist Actors: Matt Damon Goes On Strike For Clean Water & Joaquin Phoenix Drowns For PETA In New Promo Spots

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2013 3:28 PM
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Actors and charitable causes have been tied together almost as long as the medium itself, but it seems like they've never been more public when it comes to awareness. From star-studded fundraisers to internet campaigns and more, you can't turn around without another issue being raised. But perhaps realizing it can be hard to cut through the noise, a couple recent spots grabbed our attention for being humorous or compelling in their approach.

Discover The Cause: Digging Into The Details Of 'The Master' DVD Extras Including Deleted Scenes, 'Unguided Message' & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 4, 2013 11:01 AM
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Few movies from last year generated discussion as extensively as "The Master," Paul Thomas Anderson's enigmatic epic about a man named Freddie (Joaquin Phoenix), who returns from World War II as a hooch-making jangle of nerves and falls under the spell of a charismatic cult leader called The Master (Phillip Seymour Hoffman). The film was so enigmatic, in fact, that many wanted more – and in a couple of weeks, you'll be able to get more, thanks to a features-loaded new DVD/Blu-ray release. We got an advance copy and decided to run down all the extra features; it certainly illuminates some of the movie's dark corners while still maintaining its aura of saturated mystery. Read on for details.

Robert Downey Jr. Out, Joaquin Phoenix In For Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2013 3:53 PM
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Joaquin Phoenix may come off as somewhat mercurial, perhaps even unapproachable, but his talent is unassailable, and it seems he forges strong creative connections. One need look no further than the four films he's made with James Gray, and now it looks like he's ready to re-up with his "The Master" director Paul Thomas Anderson.

Joaquin Phoenix Gives Props To Up-And-Coming Actor Daniel Day-Lewis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2013 4:03 PM
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Joaquin Phoenix didn't exactly start off the awards season on the right foot, however, he's certainly beloved, his performance in "The Master" is titanic stuff, and he was still rewarded by his peers with an Oscar nomination for Paul Thomas Anderson's film. And while we'll leave it to the prognosticators to determine his chances against Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln," Phoenix has already come out on top in one competition.

'Amour' & 'Rust And Bone' Top London Critics' Circle Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2013 3:50 PM
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With the focus this weekend on Park City with the Sundance Film Festival now in full swing, it might be easy to forget we're still in the midst of the awards season. And even though we're nearing the finishing line, with the Golden Globes already handed out, and a few more major guild awards and the Indie Spirits to come before the Oscars are awarded, critics circles are still getting their two cents in. And the latest to hand down their verdict on the year in film of 2012 are from the U.K., with the London Critics' Circle Awards honoring their winners today. And a big favorite of the season made a considerable impression.

Interview: James Gray Talks Working With Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix & The Central Crisis Of American Cinema

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 12, 2012 3:50 PM
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A definite high point of our Marrakech International Film Festival was not only getting the chance to talk with director James Gray (“Two Lovers,” “We Own The Night,” “Little Odessa,” “The Yards”) about his upcoming directorial and writing projects (see our previous coverage here and here), but also having the time to let the conversation spin off, through some of his past experiences, and into a more general discussion about the state of contemporary U.S. cinema. Gray’s perspective as a commentator is of course informed by the kind of filmmaker he is: in his assessment of U.S. cinema being in a state of deep crisis, it is hard not to see a man arguing forcefully for his own livelihood.

SAG Awards Snub Joaquin Phoenix & Amy Adams, Javier Bardem Gets Nod, 'Lincoln' & 'Silver Linings' Lead Field

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 12, 2012 9:10 AM
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Just when you think that awards season might follow the Critics Choice Awards with no real surprises, the Screen Actors Guild have thrown something of a curveball into the mix with the nods for their annual awards. Led by "Lincoln" and "Silver Linings Playbook" with four nominations apiece (as was expected), the guild have very much stuck with the establishment this year, with big names favored in almost every case over breakout actors or 'difficult' films.

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