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Bill Hader Shares His 200 Essential Films and 2.5-Hour Conversation

29 August 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Actor and writer Bill Hader has employed his love for the craft of filmmaking throughout his career. Frequent references to classic features and film tropes appear in his penned episodes of South Park and the actor even took a stab at portraying There Will Be Blood‘s Daniel Plainview on Saturday Night Live. The first insight into Hader’s love of cinema came with his trip to the […] »

- Zade Constantine

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More details on Nyff-bound 'Gone Girl' and 'Inherent Vice' surface

22 August 2014 12:48 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All eyes are on the fall festivals now as Venice and Telluride are set to gear up next week with Toronto shortly after. And just on the horizon: New York. The Film Society at Lincoln Center pretty much won the day this season by landing the big premieres of David Fincher's "Gone Girl" and Paul Thomas Anderon's "Inherent Vice," while the choice of "Birdman" for closing night — despite the fact that it will have already played Venice and likely Telluride prior — felt like a natural progression. Nyff Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones recently spilled a bit on the Fincher and the Anderson, two films hotly anticipated this season. First, "Gone Girl." He didn't have a lot to say but he did mention that the film is "this panoramic, phantasmagorical, acid trip of a movie that keeps shifting gears for an amazing cinematic ride." He said "Vice," too, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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New Image of Joaquin Phoenix as Private Detective Larry "Doc" Sportello in Inherent Vice

22 August 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Adapted for the screen and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master, There Will Be Blood) based on Thomas Pynchon's popular novel, Inherent Vice follows drug-fueled private detective Larry "Doc" Sportello who investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend's new boyfriend in 1970s Los Angeles. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson, Martin Short, Jena Malone, Joanna Newsom, and newcomer Katherine Waterston, Inherent Vice will have its world premiere at the 52nd annual New York Film Festival, where it will be the festival's Centerpiece showing. It is scheduled to be released in limited theaters on December 12th, 2014, before expanding nationwide on January 9th, 2015. »

- Pietro Filipponi

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New York Film Festival Director Talks PTA's 'Inherent Vice', Plus a New Picture

21 August 2014 5:12 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice will play the New York Film Festival on October 4th and The Film Society at Lincoln Center has posted an interview with Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones where in he discusses Anderon's latest film and just above is a new picture of Joaquin Phoenix in the movie courtesy of The Film Stage. Discussing the lineup Jones comments on David Fincher's Gone Girl calling it a "panoramic, phantasmagorical, acid trip of a movie that keeps shifting gears for an amazing cinematic ride" and as for Inherent Vice he says it's a cinematic rid in a different way. "It's like being in a time machine," he said, "going back to the time of mutton chops and Neil Young." Those chops are clearly on display in the pic above, just as they were in the first pic from the film and Jones discussed »

- Brad Brevet

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Joaquin Phoenix Finds His Inner Hippie In New Image From Inherent Vice

21 August 2014 12:14 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

No matter how the final product turns out, one thing is for certain: Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Inherent Vice will be one for the ages. It is the first adaptation of a Thomas Pynchon novel to come to the big screen, an accolade hardly diminished by the fact that Inherent Vice is the author’s most accessible and linear book to date. What’s more, the film is done by one of two contemporary directors best suited to produce a faithful and interesting version of Pynchon’s brilliantly meandering pastiche of detective fiction.

Inherent Vice features Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role of “Doc” Sportello, a pot-head private detective who investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend in the midst of 1971 Los Angeles. In the process of investigating her disappearance, Sportello runs into any number of underworld characters, including badass police officer Bigfoot Bjornsen (Josh Brolin), and a lawyer named Sauncho Smilax, »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Let's Rank the 'Saved By the Bell' Very Special Episodes (Video)

19 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

One of the most classic teen shows of all time, "Saved By the Bell," is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The series premiered back in August of 1989 and if you were a child of the '90s with a TV, we're willing to be bet this program made some sort of an impact on you.

Sure, "Saved By the Bell" brought us plenty of laughs and outrageous (almost surreal) moments, but it was also filled with life lessons we'll remember forever. These more serious messages came in the form of what could be described as "very special episodes" -- the ones that serve a moral purpose so the youth of America is entertained and better off because of it. It's just that sometimes these episodes were also just as weird and wacky as the non-serious subject ones, but that's what made "Saved By the Bell" so ... very special.

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- Alana Altmann

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Josh Brolin Talks ‘Inherent Vice’; First Official Image Released

18 August 2014 9:36 AM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Paul Thomas Anderson’s name has become synonymous with “weighty character study” throughout his career, particularly in the late 2000s onward; There Will Be Blood saw him delve deep into the tumultuous life and times of rapacious oilman Daniel Plainview, while his 2012 follow-up The Master split its emphasis between impressionable lost soul Freddie Quell and magnetic cult leader Lancaster Dodd. Both films tower with gravity and purpose, taking on grand thematic scopes despite their otherwise intimate focal points. Neither is to be taken lightly.

So Anderson’s latest, an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s psychedelic noir trip Inherent Vice, marks a significant change of pace for the filmmaker. Whereas his recent works bear more dramatic, serious countenances, Inherent Vice ...

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- Andy Crump

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First Look at Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, with Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin

16 August 2014 3:59 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Entertainment Weekly just unveiled the first photo from the upcoming "Inherent Vice" film, which is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights) and star Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin. Check out the photo 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 12th. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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Exclusive: Josh Brolin talks 'Inherent Vice' and its...pancakes?

15 August 2014 9:30 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Let’s begin with the facts.

In Inherent Vice, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s psychedelic crime romp that’s one of prestige season’s most befuddling and eagerly awaited titles, Josh Brolin plays a hippie-hating Lapd detective named Christian “Bigfoot” Bjornson.

Newcomer Katherine Waterston—an accomplished New York stage actress and daughter of Law & Order’s Sam Waterston—portrays Shasta Fay, a surfer-girl femme fatale. And Joaquin Phoenix appears as Larry “Doc” Sportello, a shambolic gumshoe with a fondness for bong hits who’s investigating the disappearance of Shasta Fay’s wealthy boyfriend in ’70s Southern California.

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- Chris Lee

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There Will Be Blood at The Roundhouse – Live Score Review

8 August 2014 6:17 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

London’s Roundhouse has always prided itself on its eclectic programming, and this summer’s line-up is no exception. Planted amongst the more obvious musical acts is the kind of cross-over event which has grown in increasing popularity of late, and is something of a real treat for both cinephiles and serious music fans – the live score.

While that opportunity to witness a key aspect of a film outside of the constraints of the screen is largely welcoming, this type of experience can also run the risk of having one element cancelling the other out – the sound potentially undermining the visuals, or the visuals taking away from the actual live performance. Luckily that wasn’t the case here, and the film in question was undoubtedly the reason behind a glorious and harmonious balance being struck.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s celebrated oil odyssey There Will Be Blood has already joined the »

- Adam Lowes

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Female-Fronted Hollywood Remakes We’d Like to See

8 August 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The calls have been heard loud and clear, both on stage and off at the Oscars or in the annals of the web and at the box office: the world demands more movies with women, about women, by women and for women.

Every week a movie seems to be failing the Bechdel test, and every week a separate movie ends up walking away with the lion’s share at the box office. From hits like Maleficent, The Fault in Our Stars and Lucy to monster franchises like The Hunger Games, the old notion that teenage boys are the ones driving the demand at the movies is rapidly eroding. The Hollywood Reporter pointed out that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy opened to a 44 percent female audience on the film’s opening weekend, the highest share for any Marvel movie to date.

And although they’ve taken their sweet time, Hollywood »

- Brian Welk

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First Wave of Films for Austin’s Fantastic Fest 2014 are Announced!

6 August 2014 11:17 AM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

Our favorite film festival in the world is nigh. Later next month, Austin, Texas will host hundreds of genre fans for Fantastic Fest 2014!! We have the full list which includes the Us Premiere of Tusk as well as the World Premieres of ABCs of Death 2 and Horsehead. These won’t be all the films that will play the 10th anniversary of the film festival but it would be enough if it was. Look forward to more announcement waves of programming and don’t forget to follow up with our predictions that we made last week. I have added trailers above the film titles, if available. If the trailer is not available, there will be a still above the title.

From the Press Release

Fantastic Fest Celebrates 10 Years Of Chaos And Destruction With Us Premiere Of Kevin Smith’S “Tusk”, Leonard Maltin, The Meltdown With Jonah And Kumail And “ABCs Of Death 2 »

- Andy Triefenbach

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14 iconic movie quotes: Can you guess the film from the one-liner?

1 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Everyone loves a good one-liner. Arnold Schwarzenegger in particular has practically built a career around that famous 'I'll be back' moment.

But plenty of others deserve some of the limelight for classic phrases. Below are some of our favourites, but can you guess the movie?

Some are harder than others, but we like it that way. Just click the phrase to reveal the answer!

1. "Shooot her... shooooot her."

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It's Jurassic Park!

2. "Remember, Sully, when I promised to kill you last, I lied."

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If you guessed Arnie in Commando, you guessed correct!

3. "Red light. Green light."

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Tom Cruise with his exploding chewing gum in Mission: Impossible.

4. "Get busy living, or get busy dying."

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It's the greatest film ever made (according to IMDb's top 250 chart) - The Shawshank Redemption.

5. "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that."

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Sharknado 2: The Second One – 14 Awesomely Ridiculous Moments

31 July 2014 12:10 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


In the lineage of movie sequels that outdid their predecessors, there’s The Godfather Part 2, Aliens, Terminator 2, The Dark Knight, and now…Sharknado 2: The Second One. Sharknado premiered on SyFy last July, and became an instant hit with audiences, aided by the fact that viewers were encouraged to Tweet about the movie as they watched it.

What was it that made the latest offering from The Asylum so eminently watchable? The gleefully silly, go-for-broke absurdity of it all, where nothing was outside the realm of possibilities, and the low $2 million budget didn’t stop them crafting some wild set-pieces, even if the effects were diabolical, the acting mostly terrible, and the central plot completely forgettable.

It was a charming movie, and the clear love with which it was made earned it a place in the hearts of cineastes the world over for its “so bad it’s good” quality, »

- Jack Pooley

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Book Now: ‘There Will Be Blood’ Live At The Roundhouse With Jonny Greenwood

29 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’re delighted to announce that Miramax and Park Circus will give two world premiere screenings of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood at Camden’s Roundhouse, alongside Jonny Greenwood’s score performed live by the London Contemporary Orchestra, conducted by Hugh Brunt.

The shows are on the 6th and 7th August, with tickets are on sale now for what sounds like a tremendously unique event that’ll draw together an orchestra of over 50 musicians, including Jonny Greenwood himself, who will play the Ondes Martenot section. His work as a film composer includes Bodysong, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Norwegian Wood and The Master.

The London Contemporary Orchestra have been performing Greenwood’s orchestral works since 2008, and in 2012 recorded that unforgettable score for The Master. I’ve got full confidence for an amazing screening and not only because of the talent involved, but also having »

- Dan Bullock

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A Guide To Every Philip Seymour Hoffman Movie Streaming on Netflix

25 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

It’s been nearly six months since Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a heroin overdose, and yet his presence is still heavily felt throughout Hollywood. In addition to a lengthy and acclaimed filmography, the Academy Award winner kept up a busy work schedule until the time of his death. He had three films slated for 2014 release: John Slattery‘s directorial debut, God’s Pocket, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, and A Most Wanted Man. With the latter hitting theaters today, we thought we’d give you a look every Psh film currently available for your streaming pleasure. Whether as cynical music writer Lester Bangs in Almost Famous or hopelessly lonely boom mic operator Scott J. in Boogie Nights, Hoffman managed to steal the scene in each one of his films. If you have a Netflix account, log in and get caught up on some of the greatest performances in the last 20 years. »

- Emily Exton

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The New York Film Festival is upping its Oscar game this year

21 July 2014 11:33 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

With only three announcements, the annual New York Film Festival has managed to make their 52nd fest probably the biggest one of the year. I’ve been going the past few years and it’s slowly transformed into an awards season destination, but 2014 seems primed to be the year they really start to challenge the Toronto Film Festival for Oscar launch pad supremacy. Their Opening, Centerpiece, and Closing selections are always top notch selections, but this year they really seem to have outdone themselves. Nyff may very well have their best slate ever, and they’re still announcing the rest of their lineup at some point in the next few days. In the Opening spot, they’re debuting David Fincher’s Gone Girl. Fincher has been there before with The Social Network, so he certainly knows how bit a launching pad this can be. When that movie debuted, it almost »

- Joey Magidson

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Inherent Vice To Debut At New York Film Festival

21 July 2014 5:01 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Excitingly, this fall’s New York Film Festival will see the debuts of not one but two of this year’s most viable Oscar contenders, with word that Paul Thomas Anderson’s thriller Inherent Vice has nabbed the festival’s centerpiece slot. Last week, we reported that David Fincher’s hotly anticipated murder mystery adaptation Gone Girl would open the festival, and now it appears that cinephiles have yet another huge reason to attend.

It’s curious that two huge titles have been announced so quickly for Nyff – typically, the Telluride International Film Festival (Tiff) announces its title before Nyff and attracts bigger names. Regardless, it’s exciting to have confirmation of the movie’s premiere, given how little we’d heard about it up until this point.

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, the 1960s-set Inherent Vice, an adaptation of the inscrutable detective novel by Thomas Pynchon, centers on “an inept stoner »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Paul Thomas Anderson’s Dark Comedy Inherent Vice Announced as the 2014 Nyff Centerpiece Selection

20 July 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Adapted for the screen and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master, There Will Be Blood) based on Thomas Pynchon's popular novel, Inherent Vice follows drug-fueled private detective Larry "Doc" Sportello who investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend's new boyfriend in 1970s Los Angeles. The highly anticipated film will have its world premiere at the 52nd annual New York Film Festival, where it will be the festival's Centerpiece showing. This marks the third film of Paul Thomas Anderson's to debut at Nyff following Punch Drunk Love in 2002 and Boogie Nights in 2002. "Every new Paul Thomas Anderson movie is an event, an experience—when the lights come up, you feel like you’ve been somewhere, and come back with your mind altered," said Kent Jones, New York Film Festival »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Team Top Ten: Best TV to Film Adaptations of All Time

19 July 2014 5:42 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Amir here, to welcome you to another edition of Team Top Ten, a poll of all of the website’s contributors. The topic du jour given that it's Emmy season is Best Films Adaptated from TV Series.

For as long as film and TV have coexisted, their fates, stars, successes, failures and histories have been entangled. Their ever-shifting dynamic has had an immense impact on both industries. The complexity of their relationship made devising a list like this one quite difficult, beginning with the question of what really constitutes an adaptation. For example, The Holy Grail and Life of Brian are not adapted from Monty Python's The Flying Circus; they are inspired by it, but one is more inspired than the other, so we rendered the former film eligible and the latter ineligible. On the other hand, series like Mission Impossible and Naked Gun present a different type of challenge »

- Amir S.

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