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[Review] – The Master

30 Sep

Title: The Master
Year: 2012
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Jesse Plemons
MPAA Rating: R, sexual content, graphic nudity and language
Runtime: 137 min
IMDb Rating: 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 85

First of all: you’re going to have to bear with me here, this will probably be one of my long reviews. That’s because, of course, not only is The Master one of the most buzzed about films of the year, but it’s also a film by Paul Thomas Anderson, my favorite director. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you may know I love lists, I love quantifying stuff from favorite movies to favorite long-takes, whatever. My list of favorite directors is a revolving door of greats, but for quite some time now I’ve known that, no matter which masters of cinema occupy the spots right below him, Paul Thomas Anderson is the solid number 1 for me.

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[Trailer] – The Master

27 Aug

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: there’s no film this year that even comes close as far as how much I’m anticipating it to Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master. With the film nearly two weeks away now (finally!) we’ve gotten the final theatrical trailer for it, which you can watch after the cut.

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[Teaser] – The Master

19 Jun

Nearly a month after that mesmerizing first teaser was released on the day some footage was shown at the Cannes Film Festival, we’re getting another teaser for Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master, which you can watch below.

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[Teaser] – The Master

21 May

The Master has always been my most anticipated film of 2012. After all, Paul Thomas Anderson is my favorite director and his last film, the masterpiece that was There Will Be Blood, was released five years ago. Well, now we have a teaser trailer for The Master, and I was dead wrong to think I couldn’t get any more excited for this film. This is truly amazing. Watch the teaser after the cut.

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[Review] – Battleship

11 May

Title: Battleship
Year: 2012
Director: Peter Berg
Writers: John Hoeber and Erich Hoeber
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, Hamish Linklater, Jesse Plemons
MPAA Rating: PG-13, intense sequences of violence, action and destruction, and for language
Runtime: 131 min
IMDb Rating: 6.4
Rotten Tomatoes: 47%
Metacritic: 43

The concept of a film based on Battleship, that classic board game in which you took turns to try to sink your opponents five boats, has always sounded pretty ridiculous. Never mind that it seemingly had absolutely nothing to do with the board game other than the fact that, admittedly, it took place at sea on some pretty huge battleships. But it’s not even a film about naval combat tactics, about one side doing their best to sink the other side’s boats. Because, you see, in Battleship the other side doesn’t really have boats; instead, the other side are aliens. Not even kidding.

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