Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master is about a charismatic intellectual (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who creates his own religion and the drifter (Joaquin Phoenix) he trains to be his right-hand man. Since the inception of the project, it has been implied and/or assumed that the story was partly influenced by the life of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology. Philip Seymour Hoffman, however, is quoted in the new issue of EW opposing the idea that The Master is only about Scientology:
“It’s not the L. Ron Hubbard story… [Scientology] was one of the bigger movements at the time, but there were a lot of movements at that time. There’s nothing about how I’m behaving or talking that echoes [Hubbard]. I thought of a lot of other bigger-than-life personalities, charismatic people like Orson Welles.”
Hit the jump for more, including 12 new images from the movie.
Director J.C. Chandor (Margin Call) has just wrapped principal photography on his next feature, All Is Lost. To celebrate, Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have released the first image of Robert Redford, who stars in “a solo performance of one man lost at sea and his battle against the elements to stay alive.” Actually, I’ll have to take their word for it. Redford’s beautiful face is obscured in a severe battle with those elements.
Redford is the only credited actor, which automatically qualifies All Is Lost as one to watch—at the very least as an intriguing formal exercise anchored by one of the greats. Hit the jump for the full image and a press release with all the details on the production.
We’ve got a bunch of new images for you from the following projects:
- Safe, starring Jason Statham, opens April 27th.
- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, starring Benjamin Walker, opens June 22nd.
- Casa de mi Padre, starring Will Ferrell, opens March 16th.
- Aftershock, starring Eli Roth, opens next year.
- Byzantium, starring Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton, opens later this year.
- The Lords of Salem, from writer/director Rob Zombie, opens later this year.
- The Croods, starring Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone and Nicolas Cage, opens March 22nd of 2013.
Hit the jump to check them out.
by Jason Barr Posted: August 15th, 2011 at 6:16 pm
We have some new images to bring you tonight from a trio of highly-anticipated films. First, Warner Bros. has released a new image from director Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar. The pic gives us our first look at Naomi Watts as Helen Gandy and features Leonardo DiCaprio giving her a look that seems, um, disapproving. Next, Paramount has released a new image of Chloe Moretz and Asa Butterfield in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo. Finally, Paramount has also released the first image of Charlize Theron in Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody’s Young Adult. Find the new images, official synopses, and release dates for each of the films after the jump.
by Jason Barr Posted: August 11th, 2011 at 6:03 pm
A promotional onslaught is in effect for director Trent Cooper’s comedy Father of Invention as a new trailer, poster, and a slew of new images from the film have gone online. Starring Kevin Spacey, Heather Graham, Craig Robinson, Virginia Madsen, Johnny Knoxville, John Stamos, and Camilla Belle, the film centers on a former infomercial guru (Spacey) who finds himself in prison after a design flaw in one of his inventions de-fingers many of his customers. From there, Father of Invention looks to document Spacey’s attempted return to “As Seen on TV” glory.
The pic looks a little formulaic in its “Guy A is a bad person who must first learn how to change himself before he can really make any sort of difference” approach. Nevertheless, the cast is great and when compared to Cooper’s last directorial effort, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, I’m sure Father of Invention is awards-season material. Hit the jump to check out the trailer, poster, images, and an official synopsis for the film. Father of Invention opens on October 14th.
20th Century Fox has released the first official images from writer/director Andrew Niccol’s sci-fi/thriller In Time. Starring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, and Cillian Murphy, the film is set in a futuristic society in which aging can be halted. As a result, trading years in life becomes the legal tender of choice.
Hit the jump to check out the hi-res images of Timberlake and Seyfried running from an unseen pursuant. Olivia Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Galecki, and Matt Bomer, also star in the film which is slated to hit theaters later this year on October 28th. Also, make sure you check back here on Thursday as Fox is expected to unveil some footage from In Time during their Hall H Comic-Con panel at 3:15pm PST. Finally, for more on the film, click here to watch Timberlake discuss it in our video interview.
Pixar has released a pretty sweet logo and new image from its upcoming short La Luna. Directed by Enrico Casarosa (story artist on films such as Cars and Up), La Luna tells the story of a young boy who rows out to sea with this father and grandpa to learn about their “unusual line of work.” Timing in at just under seven minutes, the short is set to premiere at the Annecy International Film Festival currently underway in France. Hit the jump to check out the new images and a synopsis.
Following the slew of new images that were released the other day from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, yet another still from the film has hit the web today. This time, we see Bella stroking Edward’s chest ever-so-gently, all the while showing off her shiny new wedding ring.
Hit the jump to see Bella bling-blingin’ (alliteration!). The film stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 is set to open November 18th.
We’ve been sent the one sheet and some images from the upcoming Jason Sudeikis comedy A Good Old Fashioned Orgy. Written/directed by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy tells the story of a known party animal (Sudeikis) who decides to throw a classic summer orgy at his father’s Hampton residence upon learning that pops is selling the estate. Just typing the above synopsis takes me back to the countless summer nights I spent not participating in orgies in the Hamptons.
In addition to Sudeikis, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy also stars Will Forte, Leslie Bibb, Lake Bell, and Nick Kroll. The film premieres tomorrow night at the Tribeca Film Festival and will be released in select cities this September. Hit the jump to check out the poster, images, and a brief synopsis.
A number of images from Woody Allen’s latest film Midnight in Paris have been released. The romantic comedy centers on a man (Owen Wilson) who is in Paris with his wife (Rachel McAdams) but begins going off on his own a midnight to explore the nightlife the city has to offer. The trailer for the film was released last month, and actually shows a bit of promise given that Allen hasn’t really made a worthwhile film in quite some time.
The cast includes Wilson, McAdams, Michael Sheen, Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni, Marion Cotillard, and Adrien Brody. Hit the jump to check out the images. Midnight in Paris opens May 20th and will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
Warner Bros. has released two new hi-res images from its upcoming “romantic dramady” Crazy, Stupid, Love.. Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (I Love You, Phillip Morris), the film stars Steve Carell as a man still reeling from his divorce when he begins taking advice from a ladies man played by Ryan Gosling. In addition to Carell and Gosling, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Marisa Tomei, and Kevin Bacon also star. Crazy, Stupid, Love. was penned by Dan Fogelman (Cars).
Hit the jump to check out the new images. Crazy, Stupid, Love. rolls into theaters this summer on July 29th. In case you missed it, click here to check out the film’s solid trailer from earlier this month.
DreamWorks has released a new image of Colin Farrell in director Craig Gillespie’s (who is now confirmed to helm Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies) 3D remake of Fright Night. In addition to Farrell, Fright Night also stars Anton Yelchin, David Tennant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Imogen Poots, Toni Collette, and Dave Franco. Like the 1985 original, the film tells the story of a teen (Yelchin) who discovers that his neighbor (Farrell) is a vampire who, by the looks of this new image, is incredibly at ease with the idea of biting the necks of girls rocking hoop earrings. Fright Night hits theaters this summer on August 19th. Hit the jump to check out the new image.
The first full-length trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger was released last week, and it proved to be outstanding. Now, Marvel has released a couple of set photos and a new image from the film. Directed by Joe Johnston, Captain America: The First Avenger stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Stanley Tucci, Tommy Lee Jones, and Hugo Weaving. Hit the jump to check out the photos. The film opens in 3D on July 22, 2011.
With director Wes Craven’s Scream 4 hitting theaters on April 15, we’ve been sent four new images to help promote the film. Scream 4 stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Alison Brie, and Adam Brody. Hit the jump to check out the images [Warning: At least one of the pics could be taken as a mild spoiler. So, yeah, you've been warned.]
Also, in case you missed them, you can check out three clips from the film here and a recent television spot by clicking here.
With its other-worldly setting, Green Lantern is sure to boast a number of interesting creatures and characters. We got our first brief look at Abin Sur, played by Temuera Morrison, in the trailer for the film and now a still of Sur has hit the web. The character is the predecessor to Ryan Reynolds’ Hal Jordan, bequeathing him his ring that gives Jordan his powers.
Hit the jump to check out the image. Directed by Martin Campbell, Green Lantern stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard and Mark Strong. It will be released in 3D on June 17th.