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When private eye Doc Sportello’s (Joaquin Phoenix) ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a loony bin…well, easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too overused—except this one usually leads to trouble. With »
- Gary Collinson
If Joaquin Phoenix's character Doc Sportello bears witness to the end of the 60's in Paul Thomas Anderson's new film Inherent Vice, then Katherine Waterston's Shasta Fay Hepworth is what he bears witness to. Aside from being the engine that sets the story in motion, she utterly embodies the change that occurred in the culture as free love gave way to greed and paranoia (Shasta herself being a victim of these things, not an avatar for them). Along with a handful of other journalists, I recently had a chance to sit down with Waterston to discuss her role, and what it's like working with such a singular director. Hit the jump for our interview with Katherine Waterston. Inherent Vice is now playing in limited release before going wide on January 9th. It also stars Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Eric Roberts, Martin Short, »
- Evan Dickson
It's a battle of the sexes, and winner takes all! Get ready to end 2014 with the new romantic comedy The Opposite Sex, which hits Digital HD and VOD starting today, followed by its release on DVD in January. Directed by and starring real-life husband and wife Jonathan Silverman and Jennifer Finnigan, the film also features Kristin Chenoweth, Mena Suvari and Eric Roberts.
New England's most successful divorce attorney, Vince (Geoff Stults) has it all: A thriving practice, good friends, and his pick of any woman in town. To him, life is one big competition, and losing is unacceptable. But Vince finally meets his match in Jane (Mena Suvari). She is beautiful and equally successful. During the last year, she's traveled the world, taking her revenge on all men for her cheating husband and ugly divorce. When Vince and Jane meet through their best friends, he immediately sees a new conquest »
Josh Brolin plays Detective "Bigfoot" Bjornsen in Paul Thomas Anderson's newest film, Inherent Vice. More than just an odd couple pairing for Joaquin Phoenix's Doc Sportello, Bigfoot is a wonderfully rich character that represents just about everyone from the 1950's that resisted the social changes of the 1960's. I recently sat down with Brolin, along with a few other journalists, to talk about the role. We also discussed what it was like for him to work with Anderson and touched briefly on the plans for Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. Inherent Vice is now playing in limited release before going wide on January 9th. It also stars Katherine Waterston, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Eric Roberts, Martin Short, Sasha Pieterse, Joanna Newsom, and more. I heartily (and respectfully) disagree with Matt's review and urge you to see it Asap. Hit the jump for the interview. A few mild spoilers await. »
- Evan Dickson
Just days after the release of the final trailer [which you can watch here], a new poster has arrived online for Inherent Vice, director Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name…
When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a looney bin…well, easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too overused – except this one usually leads to trouble. With a cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, »
- Gary Collinson
Title: Inherent Vice Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Katherine Waterston, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Jena Malone, Eric Roberts, Michael K. Williams, Serena Scott Thomas and Christopher Allen Nelson Not all creative and vibrant ideas or explorations into the possibilities of securing the happiest and most luxurious lifestyle possible are meant to last forever. That intriguingly relatable and important life lesson is enthrallingly presented in writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s new crime comedy-drama, ‘Inherent Vice.’ The movie, which had its world premiere this past October at the 52nd New York Film Festival, intimately exposes the fall of the bohemian lifestyle that Southern California thrived on during the 1960s. Through Joaquin [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
Inherent Vice is filled with flaws, but it's all the better for it. It's a wild, silly, confusing mind-trip with hypnotic acting (and music!) and oddly, a lot of heart. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the film is based on the 2009 novel by Thomas Pychon.
Taking place in the 1970s, the story follows Joaquin Phoenix's Larry "Doc" Sportello, a drug-fueled Los Angeles detective who investigates the disappearance of his former girlfriend Shasta, played by the seductive Katherine Waterston. But Shasta's disappearance is only the beginning of Doc's problems. Soon, all sorts of bizarre, albeit interesting characters start asking Doc to look into "this and that" for them: an ex-con named Tariq Khalil (Michael Kenneth Williams), now affiliated with the Warriors Against the Man Black Armed Militia, wants to find a former prison mate of his; Coy Harlingen (Owen Wilson), a sax player who faked his death and now wants »
- Laura Frances
Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice is slowly unleashing itself in a few theaters to sneak into the 2014 awards race before its wide release next year. Joaquin Phoenix stars as Doc Sportello, a strange, drug-taking private eye investigating the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend and finding himself in the middle of an insane mix of missing persons, police investigations and strange business ventures. This is the first Thomas Pynchon novel to the make it to the big screen (save for “Gravity’s Rainbow” inspiring the German docudrama Prüfstand VII). It’s a film that will never be a blockbuster success, though it boasts a cast ranging from Jena Malone and Owen Wilson to Jeannie Berlin and Eric Roberts; it’s just too weird. It is, however, a breath a freakish fresh air in a film landscape that’s gotten oppressively predictable. If this could start a trend where Hollywood embraces weird texts, there »
- Monika Bartyzel
Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice is a mess of absurdities. It investigates the ludicrous conventions of the detective genre. It rambles through the self-indulgent, dying age of the hippies. It lurches along the vainglorious, narcissistic Los Angeles culture and cityscape. Anderson wants to package everything he can from his adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel, and while the result is occasionally interesting, the movie becomes enamored of its own cleverness in how it approaches its various topics with a sense of droll mockery, straddling the border of wackiness and respectability. We're wound through a convoluted plot where the mystery may not be the point, but the points don't matter when any emotional resonance is crushed beneath the weight of smug shenanigans. Private Detective Larry “Doc” Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is lounging around in his beachside home in 1970 Los Angeles when he’s greeted by his old squeeze, Shasta (Katherine Waterson »
- Matt Goldberg
Paul Thomas Anderson’s legion of fans will get their chance to see the filmmaker’s latest Inherent Vice – at least those in New York and L.A. after a long build-up of anticipation. Studio Warner Bros. is handling the director’s latest, set in a drug-laced L.A. in the 1970s. Barring some unforeseen cataclysm, the feature is easily going to be this week’s b.o. superstar and likely one of the year’s biggest per screen debuts. How it will fare against other fall b.o. knock-outs like Searchlight’s Birdman or TWC’s The Imitation Game remains to be seen. A slew of Specialty openers will coincide with the Inherent Vice juggernaut. A24 will open Oscar-nominated filmmaker Atom Egoyan’s The Captive day and date after an early fall bow in the director’s native Canada. Sundance Selects will expose Free The Nipple in New York »
- Brian Brooks
The creative team behind the bro-mantic comedy Ktown Cowboys have debuted a teaser for their movie, which is expected to release in 2015. Based off of the web-series of the same name, this comedy is set in the unique subculture of Los Angeles' Koreatown. It's a story about a group of ball-busting, hard-partying friends who are all struggling with their evolution into adulthood in their own unique but interconnected ways.
The film is directed by Daniel (Dpd) Park and written by Danny Cho (Mad TV, Parks and Recreation) and Brian Chung. Ktown Cowboys brings back five cast members from the original web-series. And it features cameo appearances by Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Community), Daniel Dae Kim (Lost, Hawaii Five-0), Steve Byrne (Sullivan & Sons), and Simon Rhee (Best of the Best).
Footnotes, also directed by Park and Cho, is a hilarious new weekly digital short series being released in conjunction with Ktown Cowboys »
The Vice is Right: Anderson’s Inherently Incoherent Pynchon Trip
For his seventh film, auteur Paul Thomas Anderson stakes a claim as the first filmmaker to adapt author Thomas Pynchon, electing to tackle the 2009 novel Inherent Vice. The result is a queasy mix of gonzo comic neo-noir basted in the seedy nostalgic twinge of sleazy 70s era Los Angeles teased with a numbing carnival of multifaceted tangential characters diluting the film’s potency to the reductive force equal to a generous clusterfuck of all things strange. Fluctuating styles and clashing tones further enhance the film’s resounding detachment from a core ‘mystery,’ though for a while Anderson often masters a nifty balancing act of convincing us of the film’s ability to remain idiosyncratic and without much by way of narrative substance.
Set in 1970 Southern California, the tale begins in Gordito Beach, at the home of private investigator Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix). An ex-girlfriend, »
- Nicholas Bell
Paul Thomas Anderson faithfully adapts Thomas Pynchon's most accessible novel, the zaniest surf noir, Inherent Vice. It is also the first time he's worked with a large ensemble cast since Magnolia. The result is often hilarious, a laborious snapshot of the end of the groovy 60s. The film centers around Larry 'Doc' Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix), a dope smoking private eye, as he helplessly gets mired into what seems to be an unsolvable case. It all begins with the visit from his ex-girlfriend Shasta Fay Hapworth (Katherine Waterston), whom he still carries the torch for. She tells him that her new fling, billionaire construction tycoon Mickey Wolfmann (Eric Roberts), who inexplicably hangs out with the Aryan Brotherhood, is about to get kidnapped by his wife and...
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Today we have a new trailer for the upcoming "Inherent Vice" film, which is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights) and stars Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin. Check out the trailer below. Plot: In Los Angeles in 1970, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello (Phoenix) investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend. The new movie co-stars Benicio Del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Eric Roberts, Jena Malone, Martin Short and Maya Rudolph. It's set to hit select theaters on December 13th and will then expand on January 9th, 2015. Trailer: »
Following yesterday’s interactive poster, a new final trailer has arrived online for Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film Inherent Vice, entitled ‘Paranoia’. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
Inherent Vice is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a looney bin…well, easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too »
- Gary Collinson
We open on a woman narrator (a loopy astrologer played by singer Joanna Newsom) introducing us to her chum Doc Sportello (mutton-chopped Joaquin Phoenix) in 1970 Gordita Beach, California. He is soon visited by Shasta Fay Hepworth (lanky Sam Waterston sprig Katherine Waterston), a tall lass in a short skirt who knows full well the impact her beauty has on her ex-boyfriend. This sequence unfolds much as it does at the start of the 2009 Thomas Pynchon novel (read excerpt of the first chapter to get the tone here). It's the best scene in the movie. Shasta's in trouble, and the extent of her problems soon become clear: she's being drawn into a plot to do something very bad to her married older lover, California real estate mogul Mickey Wolfmann (Eric Roberts) who is improbably protected by the Aryan brotherhood. Shasta has come to Doc in his professional capacity as a private dick, »
- Anne Thompson
Inherent Vice is easily in my Top 5 list for 2014 and I have a feeling it's a movie that will stick with me for quite some time and become a staple of my Blu-ray player for years to come. Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film has understandably confounded some people who have been spending the running time of the piece trying to solve the central mystery. Let me tell you right now, that's not the point. This is a movie about the journey, not the destination. The destination, such as it is, is the feeling you're left with when leaving the theater, which for me was pitched perfectly between whimsical and mournful. And, if you live in San Francisco, you have a wonderful opportunity to get an early look at the historic Castro Theater. Proceeds benefit the John Burton Foundation, which helps homeless children. The whole thing goes down on Thursday, »
- Evan Dickson
Following the first trailer from way back in September, Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for the upcoming adaptation Inherent Vice, which opens in limited release on December 12 before expanding nationwide on January 9. This trailer offers plenty of new footage, along with a more streamlined explanation of this complex adaptation, based on Thomas Pynchon's novel. The story centers on L.A.-based private investigator Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix), who is roped in by his ex (Katherine Waterston) to find her new lover (Eric Roberts), after he was kidnapped by his wife and her boyfriend in a plot to throw him in the loony bin.
It's the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that "love" is another of those words going around at the moment, like "trip" or "groovy," that's being way too overused-except this one usually leads to trouble. »
Warner Bros. has released a new Inherent Vice trailer, and while it doesn't play up the comedy as much as the previous trailer, it does provide a more straightforward view of the film, or at least as straightforward as a Paul Thomas Anderson movie can be. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix as Larry "Doc" Sportello, a pot-smoking private eye who agrees to help an ex (Katherine Waterson) track down her new lover, real estate tycoon Mickey Wolfmann (Eric Roberts), and runs into a number of curious characters in the process. This trailer highlights other plot points like the involvement of the Golden Fang as well as how the setting factors into the themes. However, it doesn't provide much in the way of the movie's tone, which, admittedly, is harder to pin down in the span of less than two minutes. Hit the jump to check out the new Inherent Vice trailer. »
- Matt Goldberg
Ahead of its release next month, Warner Bros. has debuted a new interactive poster for Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming film Inherent Vice, which offers up some information on the characters featured in the Thomas Pynchon adaptation…
See Also: First poster and trailer for Inherent Vice
Inherent Vice is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a looney bin…well, easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those »
- Gary Collinson
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