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By Anjelica Oswald
As predictions are being made for possible contenders at the 87th Academy Awards, the cinematography category has some Oscar veterans making a possible return and a few names could have more than one film up for contention.
Six-time nominee Emmanuel Lubezki has been mentioned as a contender for his work on Birdman, which could earn him a consecutive Oscar following his win for Gravity (2013) at the 86th Academy Awards. Though Interstellar hasn’t premiered yet, the trailer has brought Hoyte Van Hoytema, director of photography for Her (2013), into the mix as well. With two films that could be up for contention each, cinematographers Bradford Young and Robert Elswit have appeared on multiple lists as possible nominees at the upcoming Oscars.
- Anjelica Oswald
One of the bigger X factors still to be unveiled this awards season is Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice. With a Trailer that just dropped last night (I’ll post it at the bottom of this piece) and a World Premiere this weekend at the New York Film Festival (where I will be in attendance), now seems like the perfect time to discuss how it might fare with Oscar. Frankly, this is one of the hardest contenders to figure out, so things are really up in the air for it. It could either become a major player that stands out from the crowd or it could wind up little more than a critical darling that the Academy doesn’t take a shine to. The odds are about even right now. For those of you who aren’t aware what this is, Anderson adapted the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name, »
- Joey Magidson
From "Walk the Line" to their new movie "Inherent Vice," we love seeing Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon on the big screen together! "Inherent Vice" is the latest feature from award-winning writer/directer/producer Paul Thomas Anderson, who's brought us movies like "There Will Be Blood," "The Master," "Boogie Nights" and "Magnolia." Check out the first trailer for "Inherent Vice" above! According to IMDb, the indie-drama takes place in the 1970s and follows a Los Angeles-based drug addict detective (Phoenix) as he investigates the disappearance of one of his exes. The flick boasts a star-studded cast, too. Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Benicio Del Toro, Maya Rudolph, Josh Brolin, Jena Malone and Eric Roberts also appear in the crime movie. Are you excited to see Joaquin and Reese together again? Tell toofab in the comment section below and check out even more movie makeunders in the gallery! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
Adapted from the Thomas Pynchon novel and billed as part “surf noir,” Inherent Vice looks to be a much more experimental and free-flowing film compared to the director’s more recent films There Will Be Blood and The Master; But Anderson has proved he has an eye for ensemble casts and the 1970s with his Boogie Nights.
Joaquin Phoenix is private eye Doc Sportello, whose “ex-lady” shows up out of nowhere with a tale about her billionaire boyfriend who is the target of a kidnapping plot by his wife and her boyfriend to lock him up in an asylum. It’s a comedy, it’s a drama, it’s full of paranoia, desperation, and the absurd.
The film has a stacked cast that includes Reese Witherspoon, »
- Rachel West
This weekend, Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of the 2009 Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name, will receive its world premiere at the New York Film Festival — and now, the film's first trailer has finally been released.
Set in the early Seventies, the clip opens with voiceover narration that advises: "If it's a quiet night out at the beach, and your ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend and his wife and her boyfriend and a plot »
We’ve seen a few images from the film over the past few weeks, but now we have the first poster and trailer for Inherent Vice, the latest highly-anticipated offering from writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood), and you can check them both out right here…
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 »
- Gary Collinson
Comfortably one of the most eagerly awaited movies of 2015 is the latest from writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice. A man already with the likes of Magnolia, There Will Be Blood and The Master to his name, Anderson's latest features Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro and Jena Malone amongst its impressive cast.
And now? It has a synopsis, a poster, and a trailer. In order then, here's the official synopsis...
"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… »
Today we have the 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 12th. Trailer: »
Warner Brothers Pictures has just unveiled both the official poster artwork and the trailer for "There Will Be Blood" and "Boogie Nights" director Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel "Inherent Vice".
Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Own Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro, Jena Malone Maya Rudolph and Martin Short star in the film which is scheduled to hit cinemas on December 12th. An HD Quicktime version of the trailer is up at Apple Trailers. Check out the poster below:
- Garth Franklin
2013 received a nice slice of 1970s nostalgia with David O’Russell’s crime drama/comedy American Hustle, and now 2014 is getting its own serving from There Will be Blood writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson in the form of Inherent Vice, an adaptation of the novel by Thomas Pynchon. Starring Joaquin Phoenix as Larry “Doc” Sportello, a private investigator with killer sideburns, Inherent Vice is set in Los Angeles in 1970 and stars a broad range of interesting actors in a story that promises to be full of twists, turns and nefarious schemes.
Also starring Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson and Maya Rudolph among its cast of improbably-named characters (whose monikers include Bigfoot Bjornsen, Japonica Fenway and Hope Harlingen), Inherent Vice would make for a perfect double-billing with Dan Gilroy’s upcoming modern day L.A. crime comedy/thriller Nightcrawler. Based ...
- H. Shaw-Williams
Inherent Vice finally has a trailer! Paul Thomas Anderson is back with his latest film, an adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel starring Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Jena Malone, Katherine Waterston, Eric Roberts, Joanna Newsom and Benicio del Toro. PTA is easily one of the greatest filmmakers working today, so any new film from the director is truly an event for film buffs. The trailer for Inherent Vice looks surprisingly funny and lively, making it seem more in line with Boogie Nights than There Will Be Blood or The Master, which is an unexpected but welcome surprise. The film cannot come soon enough as it will be released in the Us on December 12th before going wider in January 2015.
- Max Molinaro
Just in time for Christmas and awards season contention, Warner Bros. Pictures has released the wild first trailer for Inherent Vice.
The film stars Oscar nominees Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin and Owen Wilson; Katherine Waterston; Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Benicio Del Toro; Martin Short; Jena Malone and musician Joanna Newsom.
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 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 »
- Michelle McCue
Let's get right to the good stuff, people: The trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's next film, Inherent Vice, has finally dropped. Joaquin Phoenix stars as the gummed-up gumshoe at the center of this adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's psychedelic detective story, and there's a vast array of actors circling him in fab late-'60s garb, including Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, and Owen Wilson. This looks to be the loosest, funniest film Anderson has made in quite some time (after the dramatic double-deckers of There Will Be Blood and The Master), and the director himself has cited the joke-filled spoofs of the Zucker brothers as inspiration. How does that comic sensibility mesh with Anderson's? By the time you've watched ten seconds of Josh Brolin barking in a foreign language, you'll know. Enjoy! »
- Kyle Buchanan
The name of the game seems to be chaos. That’s how Owen Wilson and Josh Brolin have both described the process of “Inherent Vice.” It’s not something you expect to hear from filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson. But his style has radically evolved. Traits indebted to Martin Scorsese and Robert Altman evident in “Boogie Nights” and “Magnolia” have been replaced by a much looser, experimental approach to filmmaking. Ever since “There Will Be Blood,” the director's work has arrived to a new level eschewing most obvious influences. “The Master” disavowed narrative even more, going for a dreamy mood and a skewed tone, but PTA’s latest, an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s “Inherent Vice,” is a detective stoner comedy with psychedelic overtones. “It has this 'Big Lebowski' element to one side of it, but the emotional undertone, the desperation, the paranoia, and the yearning in the film…" New York »
- Edward Davis
Warner Bros. has released the highly anticipated first Inherent Vice trailer for filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel, and it is glorious. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix as private detective Larry “Doc Sportello” who is enlisted to help a former lover thwart a potential kidnapping involving her current billionaire boyfriend. While PTA has trended a bit darker with his past few films, Inherent Vice looks to be a delightfully goofy romp that's closer in tone to Boogie Nights than There Will Be Blood. I found myself laughing multiple times during this trailer, and Joaquin Phoenix looks to be absolutely perfect casting as the pothead protagonist. Moreover, the supporting cast appears to be phenomenal as well, with Josh Brolin getting a particularly hilarious standout moment here. Anderson cuts his own trailers so this is likely a very accurate snapshot of the film's vibe as a whole, »
- Adam Chitwood
Now that summer movie season is over, it’s Oscar season. During winter and fall many Oscar-hopeful movies are released. This is our overview of what you can expect leading up to the 2015 Oscars.
For fans of film, fall and winter are the best times of the year. This is when, typically, some of the most well-received films are released. Unofficially, we call it Oscar Season, and there’s good reason that the year’s best films are saved for last. Any film released before the end of the year is eligible for Oscar nomination. Therefore, if you release your film towards the end of the year, it will be fresher in audience and critic minds when awards time rolls around in early March/late February (February 22nd, 2015 to be exact).
In preparation for the fall and winter movie season, we’ve put together this preview of films that have been getting lots of attention. »
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
When listing influences for "Inherent Vice," an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's 2009 detective novel, Paul Thomas Anderson drops genre staples that don't come as much of a surprise: "The Long Goodbye," "Kiss Me Deadly," "The Big Sleep" — on-screen mystery fiction done right. But his tonal reference points turn any conjured vision of the movie on its head. “‘Police Squad!’ and ‘Top Secret!’ are what I clued into,” Anderson told the New York Times in a recent profile. “We tried hard to imitate or rip off the Zucker brothers’ style of gags so the film can feel like the book feels: just packed with stuff. And fun.” Is mutton-chopped Joaquin Phoenix the heir to Leslie Nielsen's throne? The idea sounds sublime, even as it dampens the "Inherent Vice" awards potential. The Academy isn't the silliest bunch. Set along a fictional California beach town in the 1970s, "Inherent Vice" follows Doc »
- Matt Patches
Ahead of its premiere at the New York Film Festival, the New York Times has debuted a new image from acclaimed filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson’s (There Will Be Blood) latest offering Inherent Vice, featuring Joaquin Phoenix (The Master) and Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy). Take a look…
Set in the 1970s, Inherent Vice follows Phoenix’s private eye Doc Sportello as he investigates a disappearance, which leads him to uncover a much larger conspiracy. Also featuring in the cast are Josh Brolin (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Owen Wilson (The Internship), Katherine Waterston (The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby), Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line), Jena Malone (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Martin Short (Damages), Jeannie Berlin (The Heartbreak Kid), Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live) and Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire).
Inherent Vice is set to premiere at the New York Film »
- Gary Collinson
Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice will soon be making its world premiere at the New York Film Festival, and while we wait for the buzz to surface (or die, depending on the reaction), a new image has been released online. Based on the book by Thomas Pynchon, the story takes place in 1969 Los Angeles, and centers on a pothead/private detective Larry “Doc” Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix), who is helping a former lover with an intriguing case that involves infidelity, mental institutions, and policemen called “Bigfoot.” However, don't go in expecting a direct adaptation of Pynchon's novel. According to the New York Times, Anderson wrote an "outrageous new ending for the film that deviates significantly from the novel," although Phoenix notes that Pynchon was an active participant in the process (the reclusive author may even have a cameo). Hit the jump to check out the new Inherent Vice image and »
- Matt Goldberg
There will be blood — and it's likely to end up in a recipe. Top Chef Season 2 winner Ilan Hall is the host and judge of Esquire Network's Knife Fight (Tuesdays, 10/9c), a food competition show on steroids where renowned chef s must out-cook one another using an array of mystery ingredients, ranging from the quirky (sea cucumbers, nasturtiums) to the epic (one-quarter cow) to the downright disturbing (cold pig's blood). Welcome to...
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- Michael Logan
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