Paul Thomas Anderson is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE director’s. This man makes masterpieces, hands down. His last movie, 2007’s ‘There Will Be Blood’ is still one of my all-time favorite movies. One of my other all-time favorite movies is ‘Magnolia’, which Paul also directed. I basically worship the man, in case you’re wondering.
I’ve been monitoring his new movie, ‘The Master’ VERY closely, for months and months. It’s been FIVE YEARS since he’s brought us a movie, and that’s way too long!!
Here’s what we know. Paul’s new movie ‘The Master’ is being released by The Weinstein Company (good sign). It stars Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Philip Seymour Hoffman (HELLO!!!!). Here’s where it gets interesting. The movie is kinda-sorta about Scientology.
Here’s more from HuffPo:
In the film, Anderson’s first since “There Will Be Blood” in 2007, Hoffman plays Lancaster Dodd, “a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher,” and creator of a cult-like religion that may or may not be a thinly veiled stand-in for Scientology. (“I don’t know what you’ve heard and what script you’ve read,” Philip Seymour Hoffman told Hollywood Elsewhere blogger Jeffrey Wells last year, “[but] trust me, it’s not about Scientology.”)
Phoenix, making a comeback of sorts after his failed attempt at Andy Kaufman-like meta humor with “I’m Still Here,” plays a troubled Navy veteran who becomes Dodd’s protege. (Amy Adams plays Dodd’s wife.)
The new trailer gives “The Master” some more context beyond the two previously released teasers, plus offers a first glimpse at Jesse Plemons (Landry from “Friday Night Lights”!) playing Hoffman’s onscreen son. It’s also absolutely gorgeous — Mihai Malaimare Jr., who shot Francis Ford Coppola’s “Tetro,” handles the cinematography — and harrowing and scary and dreamy and intense and broad and perfect. Basically, your typical Paul Thomas Anderson film. All of which raises one question: Is Oct. 12 here yet?
Check out the poster for “The Master” above.
Basically I cannot freaking wait! As far as trailers go – this one gets an A++++ in my book! Joaquin is back bitches!