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Germain’s 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2012

27 December 2011 12:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

If 2012 is the end of the world, that's all right with me. Hollywood has overstocked the Mayan calendar's final year with so many potentially amazing movies that trying to cut it down to a top ten was virtually impossible. How could movies like The Amazing Spider-Man, Brave or Lincoln not be on this list? Ten then became twenty, which was more satisfying but there were still a few major films lingering. So, while I could have easily done 30, here are my ten most anticipated films with a bloated honorable mention list. Is your most anticipated on the list? Here are my honorable mention anticipated films of 2012, from least to most anticipated: John Carter, This is 40, World War Z, Gangster Squad, Wreck-It Ralph, Lincoln, The Amazing Spider-Man, Brave, American Reunion, Looper And now the top 10, complete with photos and brief descriptions. 10. Les Miserables - While I have a feeling this musical »

- Germain Lussier

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Reese Witherspoon Joins West Memphis Three Tale

16 December 2011 4:05 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

We told you earlier this month Peter Jackson announced the completion of West of Memphis, a nonfiction feature directed by Amy Berg about the three men who were teenagers when they were arrested, convicted and imprisoned for the murders of three 8-year-old boys in the small town of West Memphis, Arkansas in 1993. The story [...]

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- Nick Martin

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News Shorts: December 12th 2011

12 December 2011 8:06 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Heaps of brand new photos from Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, The Adventures of Tintin, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Carnage and Contraband.

A new photo of Sean Penn and Josh Brolin in Gangster Squad, Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess in Upside Down, David Walliams in Great Expectations

Posters for Perfect Sense, Casa De Mi Padre, Safe House, The Vow, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, W.E..

Set photos of Gemma Arterton in Hastings shooting Neil Jordan's vampire movie Byzantium, and some beautiful backstage photos showing off the period recreation on the set of Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master

"One of the year's best films, "Drive", was based on a 2005 novel by James Sallis. Now Sallis has penned a sequel novel "Driven" which is set six years on and could be out as early as April…" (full details)

"Nick Frost says that at least a first draft »

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Backstage pics emerge from Paul Thomas Anderson's next

12 December 2011 6:54 AM, PST | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Vintage-style photos from Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming drama The Master have been released, showing extras killing time backstage in beautifully detailed period garb.While the pictures, snapped by photographer Jack Erling, don’t feature any of the film’s stars, they suggest the enigmatic director has not lost his commitment to authenticity or his arthouse sensibility. The auteur’s first since 2007's searing There Will be Blood, the project initially struggled to find financing but is already one of the most...

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- Charlie Whately-Smith

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First Look: Period Costumes & Photos for P.T. Anderson's 'The Master'

10 December 2011 12:15 PM, PST | | See recent news »

One film that I know many cinephiles are looking forward to coming next year is Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, his follow-up to There Will Be Blood, essentially about Scientology, following an intellectual known as "the Master" (Philip Seymour Hoffman) whose "faith-based organization" nurtures a following in America in the 50s. We reported earlier this week that Jonny Greenwood would be back to score the film, as it was filmed this fall and PTA is currently editing. In the meantime, I recently came across an interesting selection of B&W photos via BlackBook that photographer Jack Erling snapped while on a set of this film. As it is done shooting, I'm not sure when or where they were taken, and BlackBlook doesn't provide context either. "Photographer Jack Erling was lucky enough to snap a few photos of the action backstage during filming of The Master, catching extras in costume between takes. »

- Alex Billington

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New Set Photos from Superman: Man Of Steel and Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master

10 December 2011 11:11 AM, PST | | See recent news »

This article highlights both extremes on the spectrum of set photos, using two movie starring Amy Adams as examples. On one hand, you've got the blurry candids of Henry Cavill as Superman and Michael Shannon as General Zod on the set of Superman: Man of Steel. Not especially revealing, but Superman! Zod! On the other hand, we have gorgeous black-and-white photographs taken on the set of Paul Thomas Anderson's religious cult picture The Master. No stars or supervillains, but arguably more insightful into the process as a look at the period detail on the 1950s-era costumes and sets. Hit the jump to see the images plus background on both films. Superman: Man of Steel Alongside Cavill, Shannon, and Adams, the Superman reboot also stars Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens on June 14, 2013. For the record, »

- Brendan Bettinger

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

10 December 2011 8:06 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

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. But this week has seen the spotlight shined back on the work of the director with looks at what he's working on right now and a hint at what may come after that. First, BlackBook offers a few classy behind-the-scenes photos from Anderson’s latest, which is set to follow a lonely drifter (Joaquin Phoenix) who is picked up by a group of religious zealots dedicated to “The Cause,” led by the titular religious master (Phillip Seymour Hoffman). Most likely on many lists for most anticipated films of 2012, “The Master” takes place in the 1950s, and these pictures by photographer Jack Erling provide us with a look at the »

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Daily Briefing. Videos of 2011 + Next Wave Avant-Garde

10 December 2011 6:13 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

HA0004 - Zoo Kid - "Out Getting Ribs" from House Anxiety on Vimeo.

Both gorilla vs bear and Pitchfork have selected their videos of the year and, just for the fun of it, I've scattered a few up and down this Saturday Briefing.

Via Mike Everleth comes news that the National Film Preservation Foundation has begun production on Treasures 6: Next Wave Avant-Garde, "a 2-dvd set to be released in fall 2013. Envisioned as a sequel to the Nfpf's award-winning Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film, 1947-1986, the new anthology explores how avant-garde film took root and spread after the 1950s as the next generation embraced diversity and forged connections with conceptual and performance art." No titles have been announced yet, but we can look forward to 5½ hours of restorations from several archives.

212 featuring Lazy Jay from Azealia Banks on Vimeo.

"In this week's long review I take a look at the »

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Robert Downey Jr. Comments on ‘Inherent Vice’ With Paul Thomas Anderson

9 December 2011 3:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

When the news broke that Robert Downey Jr. could be teaming up with Paul Thomas Anderson to make Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice, fans geeked out at the possibility of such an unpredictable pair teaming up for such a cool story. That was back in 2010 [1]. In February, things started to heat up [2] but then news on the project went cold. Downey went and shot Sherlock Holmes 2, The Avengers and is now getting ready for Iron Man 3 while Anderson finally got the money [3] to go ahead and make The Master, which will hopefully come out in 2012. We finally have an update. Kind of. Downey recently sat down with MTV for an interview and said that the rumors of the team up are "probably true." But when could he do it? We'll show you the video and discuss after the jump. Here's the interview snippet thanks to MTV [4]. Get More: »

- Germain Lussier

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Robert Downey Jr. Talks Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’; Behind-The-Scenes Photos From ‘The Master’

9 December 2011 11:53 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With the release only about a year away, all of our Paul Thomas Anderson-related attention has been on his religious drama, The Master (more on that below). Because of that building fervor, even a devoted fan of the California filmmaker like myself forgets about his second forthcoming project: an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon‘s Inherent Vice that Robert Downey Jr. has been long-rumored for.

Downey Jr. hasn’t forgotten, though, and it was briefly discussed in an interview the actor conducted with MTV. You can see a video of it below:

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Alright, that’s basically nothing, but “basically nothing” is better than absolutely nothing… right? The only point of discussion that could really stem from here is Downey Jr.‘s wording, which touched upon the idea of “a variety of potential projects.” Who knows how Inherent Vice will eventually turn out, but I »

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The Master Behind-the-Scenes Photos

9 December 2011 7:48 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson is currently in post-production on his new drama The Master, which doesn't have a release date solidified yet. A new batch of photos have been unearthed from the set, which offer a glimpse at the costumes used in this drama, set in the early 1950s after World War II. Click on the photos below to go behind-the-scenes of The Master.

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The Master comes to theaters in 2013 and stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Laura Dern, Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, Amy Adams, Lena Endre, Rami Malek. The film is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. »

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Paul Thomas Anderson Reuniting With Composer Jonny Greenwood For His Next Film

6 December 2011 4:22 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In a couple weeks, David Fincher's newest film, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, will be arriving in theaters. In addition to being his second film in two years, the movie is also a reunion between the director at Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, who, along with Atticus Ross, composed the score for the film. But Fincher isn't the only Oscar nominated director deciding to reteam with a composer from an incredibly popular band. Oliver Weindling, the founder of Babel Label, has revealed via Twitter that Jonny Greenwood will be composing the score for Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming untitled religious drama, formally known as The Master. While Greenwood is best known as the lead guitarist for the British band Radiohead, he has also been writing scores for films since 2003, working with Anderson on the 2008 Academy Award winning There Will Be Blood. The musician's other credits include Anh Hung Tran »

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New Shorts: December 6th 2011

6 December 2011 11:37 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Set photos of Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris shooting the new James Bond film Skyfall on a London rooftop, new photos of Bradley Cooper and Olivia Wilde in The Words, and stills of Christian Bale in The Flowers of War.

"Nominations for the 39th Annual Annie Awards were announced on Monday. "Kung Fu Panda 2" leads the pack with 12 noms, "Puss in Boots" and "Rango" with 9 noms, and "Winnie the Pooh" with 8…" (full details)

"Daniel Casey has been tapped to write an untitled sci-fi crime thriller project being directed by Bobby Glickert. Justin Lin and Scott Stuber are producing…" (full details)

"Fox Business Channel anchor Eric Bolling says the new "The Muppets" movie is "liberal Hollywood using class warfare to brainwash our kids", pushing an anti-capitalism agenda due to the villain being an evil oil tycoon…" (full details)

"Benderspink has optioned Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards' comic "Turf". Set »

- Garth Franklin

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Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood to Score Another P.T. Anderson Movie and Probably Not Get Nominated For Another Oscar

5 December 2011 11:17 PM, PST | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Remember when P.T. Anderson’s last movie, There Will Be Blood, came out and everybody was going gaga about how it was probably the best movie they’d ever seen, and how it was going to win pretty much every Oscar in the world, and how great the music was at establishing mood and creating tension, and how the guy who did the music was the guitarist for Radiohead, and he was definitely going to win an Oscar for Best Score, but then he didn’t even get nominated for anything because his music happened to have a couple samples in it or something? Do you remember all of that? Okay, good, because it’s probably going to happen again. Anderson has been improving with every film he makes, so his next movie, The Master, is probably going to be so good that it melts all of our brains. It’s set to be released in December »

- Nathan Adams

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Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood re-teams with Paul Thomas Anderson to score The Master

5 December 2011 7:31 PM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood is amazing. Paul Thomas Anderson is amazing. Their collaborative efforts together then become a mutant hybrid of amazing sauce. So this is great news if you're a fan of either! P.T.A. fansite Cigarettes & Red Vines caught a tweet from Oliver Weindling - founder of record label Babel - which revealed that the Radiohead guitarist has been working once again with his There Will Be Blood director on the score for the eagerly-awaited film The Master: »

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Jonny Greenwood Reteaming with Paul Thomas Anderson to Score The Master

5 December 2011 12:44 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Jonny Greenwood's score for There Will Be Blood was one of the many reasons the film was amazing.  It pulled just enough from period-era music so as not be jarring, but it was offbeat enough to be completely unnerving.  Now, Cigarettes and Red Vines is reporting that Greenwood is re-teaming with director Paul Thomas Anderson to score The Master (still an unofficial title).  Oliver Weindling, founder of British record label Babel, tweeted said "Zed-u recorded part of soundtrack for Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead last week. Film (by Paul Thomas Anderson) to appear in 2013."  Zed-u are a British jazz trio and you can listen to some of their music after the jump. For those who aren't familiar with The Master, the story centers on a World War II veteran (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who returns home and creates his own religion after witnessing the horrors of war.  At one point, The Master »

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Jonny Greenwood is Returning to Score P.T. Anderson's 'The Master'

5 December 2011 12:15 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Hooray, even more good news music fans! On top of the outstanding score for Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which reminded me of Johnny Greenwood's work in There Will Be Blood, there's now word that Greenwood is reuniting with Paul Thomas Anderson to score his next film, The Master. The news can be traced back to Cigarettes & Red Vines (official PTA site) via The Film Stage all the way to a tweet by British record label founder Oliver Weindling, saying simply: "Zed-u recorded part of soundtrack for Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead last week. Film (by Paul Thomas Anderson) to appear in 2013." That's definitely The Master. P.T. Anderson's new film The Master, which finally got funding and filmed earlier this year around Crockett, California and San Francisco, is a 1950s-set drama about the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as "the Master" (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman) whose "faith-based organization »

- Alex Billington

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Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood Scoring Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘The Master’

5 December 2011 12:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

After what seems like years of speculation and delays, Paul Thomas Anderson is in post-production on The Master, his film that is either a lot or a little inspired by the life and work of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. The movie stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as the title character, with Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Laura Dern and many more appearing as well. And now it seems that Anderson has turned to Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood to score the film, just as he did with There Will Be Blood. The Greenwood score to There Will Be Blood contributed in no small fashion to that film's power, so there is ample reason to anticipate this new score. The info about Greenwood and Anderson's current collaboration comes from Oliver Weindling, founder of record label Babel [1], who said via Twitter [2] "Zed-u recorded part of soundtrack for Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead last week. Film »

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Jonny Greenwood Reteaming With Paul Thomas Anderson For ‘The Master’ Score

5 December 2011 10:28 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since Radiohead‘s Jonny Greenwood delivered the tension-flled score for Paul Thomas Anderson‘s There Will Be Blood in 2007, there seems to be an uptick in musicians teaming with Hollywood. We’ve seen The Chemical Brothers provide the Hanna score this year, Karen O did Where the Wild Things Are a few years back, and of course, Trent Reznor gaining an Oscar for the The Social Network and we have his upcoming The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Greenwood is about to come full circle, as a new report confirms he’ll be scoring the next film from Paul Thomas Anderson.

Titled The Master, the news broke on Twitter from British record label Babel founder Oliver Weindling (and picked up by Cigs & Red Vines), where it was stated, “Zed-u recorded part of soundtrack for Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead last week. Film (by Paul Thomas Anderson) to appear in 2013.” It looks »

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Ken Watanabe Up For ‘Akira’ After Gary Oldman Passes

22 November 2011 7:13 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart leading Jaume Collet-Serra‘s big-budget Hollywood Akira, many have been in an uproar over the whitewashing of the cast for this adaptation of the Japanese manga. Just after Gary Oldman stressed to Collider this weekend that his involvement with the project was just a rumor, we now have news of another actor stepping it.

Twitch reports that the film may finally be getting its Japanese touch, as Ken Watanabe has just been offered the part of the The Colonel, the powerful head of government who administers the psychic tests and eventually goes head-to-head with Tetsuo. Watanabe has had Hollywood cross-over with The Last Samurai and Batman Begins, recently getting in the worldwide spotlight with Inception. He would certainly be a good, and more importantly fitting, choice for the role.

In other Akira news, THR brings us yet another Tetsuo shortlist including RocknRolla and upcoming »

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