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Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' Officially Set For October 12th Release

  • By The Playlist
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  • March 27, 2012 10:06 PM
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There's good news and bad news tonight. The potentially bad news is that the glut of commentors who insist that Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming drama, "The Master" isn't actually called that are wrong according to Box Office Mojo. The good news, as promised by Annapurna Pictures, the financiers and producers of the film, it has nabbed a October release date.

Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' Eyeing An October Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 6, 2012 10:12 AM
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Pretty much working under a veil of secrecy, not much has been known about Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming, untitled maybe-about-Scientology, religious cult drama also known as "The Master." What we do know is that is stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Laura Dern, was shot in 65mm, has Jonny Greenwood doing the score, with the story taking place just after WWII, centering on a man who founds a new belief system and takes a young man under his wing. And oh yeah, some behind the scenes pics surfaced late last year as well. But that's about it. Speculation about the film appearing at Cannes or being an awards season player have been kicked around and while we'll have to wait and see on the former, the latter is seemingly more like.
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Could 'The Dark Knight Rises' & 'The Master' Be Contenders? We Prematurely Predict The 2013 Best Picture Oscar Nominees

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 1, 2012 2:03 PM
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As you might have noticed, the 2011/2012 awards season is finally over: the Oscars were on Sunday night, "The Artist" was the big winner, Meryl Streep finally got her third statuette, and "Hugo" basically won everything else. And so we get to put all this talk of what might get nominated, what might win, and who will definitely win, to bed for a year.

So, Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' Has Been Shot In 65mm (Not IMAX)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 12, 2012 7:03 PM
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Way back in April, before lensing started on Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," word leaked out that the director was shooting test footage with a 65mm camera, the same used by Stanley Kubrick on "2001: A Spacy Odyssey" -- and then, not much was heard after that. Well, it looks like those tests went well as the word around the Twittersphere (thank you Ice Cube) is that Anderson has indeed shot some of the film in the format (the movie is said to be a mix of 35mm and 65mm).

The Playlist's 50 Most Anticipated Films Of 2012

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 4, 2012 12:02 PM
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Well here we are, in the brave new world of 2012. And at present, it's not too scary, although we swear that we'll beat the next person to death who makes a joke about the Roland Emmerich film. And after a 2011 that turned out to be a pretty decent year for cinema (if not necessarily one for the ages), we're now staring out across a few months that seem fairly barren, as the early months of the year always do.

Behind The Scenes Pics From Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' Emerge; Robert Downey Jr. Teases 'Inherent Vice'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • December 10, 2011 11:06 AM
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In a time where there seems to be a constant focus on set photos and early looks, it’s reassuring to see distinguished auteur Paul Thomas Anderson’s next untitled offering (aka “The Master”) make its way to theaters so quietly.

Jonny Greenwood To Score Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2011 2:10 PM
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While Thom Yorke is off DJing dubstep tracks in tiny nightclubs and hanging out with Flea in their new supergroup Atoms For Peace, Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood hasn't been sitting idle. He dove headfirst into compositional work, and also recently tuned up Lynne Ramsay's "We Need To Talk About Kevin" and Tran Anh Hung's "Norwegian Wood." He's returning once again to the film world, and excitingly, he's collaborating with a filmmaker with whom he's created some of his best score work.

Little-Known Ambyr Childers Books PTA's 'The Master' & Ruben Fleischer's 'Gangster Squad'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 4, 2011 3:47 AM
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It's an early sign of talent to watch out for when little-known actors manage to score roles in major, highly anticipated films. Going by that theory then, Ambyr Childers -- best known for her stint as Colby Chandler on "All My Children" -- is definitely someone to keep an eye on after nabbing a part in Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and now joining Ruben Fleischer's "Gangster Squad."

Paul Thomas Anderson's Latest Now Officially 'The Master'; Cast Adds Two More

  • By Cory Everett
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  • June 19, 2011 2:27 AM
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It may seem like Paul Thomas Anderson's latest is getting an inordinate amount of press coverage but when your last film is the 2007 masterpiece "There Will Be Blood," all eyes are bound to be on you for a follow-up. Nearly four years later, cameras are finally rolling on that film. But it hasn't been easy, the project has taken a long road just getting into production. It was first announced 18 months ago) and we'll likely be waiting another 18 months or so before finally getting a look at the film. The picture reunites the director for the 5th time with Philip Seymour Hoffman, who stars as Lancaster Dodd, a.k.a. The Master, “a man who returns after witnessing the horrors of WWII and tries to rediscover who he is in post-war America and creates a belief system that catches on with other lost souls.”

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