Joaquin Phoenix in talks for ‘Doctor Strange’

Joaquin Phoenix

Remember back in the day during SDCC when it sounded like Joaquin Phoenix was in talks to play Bruce Banner in Avengers? Let me remind you. Okay, now that you’re caught up, it’s SDCC four years later, and apparently The Phoenix may be playing Doctor Strange.

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Paul Thomas Anderson x Joaquin Phoenix jam ‘INHERENT VICE’ dropping in December

Inherent Vice.

Oh word? P.T. Anderson and Joaquin Phoenix’s next uber-collab is dropping in December? Well a fucking Merry Christmas to me, too! Said uber-collab-jam is an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice. Which I haven’t read. So yeah.

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Joaquin Phoenix.

If this rumor holds, the Man of Steel franchise will continue assimilating a ridiculous quantity of talented actors into its corpus. WB apparently wants Joaquin Phoenix to play Lex Luthor, and I think that would be fucking awesome.

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‘HER’ TRAILER: Spike Jonze’s Lovable Operating System

Her trailer.

Didn’t even know about this odd, quirky, totally right up my indie sensibilities (that I rigorously deny). I look forward to probably blowing snot bubbles.

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‘THE MASTER’ Farts In Xenu’s Face

There are few films with more buzz surrounding them this year than Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master – his first film since 2007’s cynical masterpiece There Will Be Blood. The rumors boiling online that it’s a fictionalized look at the origins of Scientology have fueled controversy – peaking when word spread that the church’s shit-eating poster boy Tom Cruise “has issues” with the film.

But the film is not an expose on Scientology and certainly not an attack on its sci-fi theology. Although nearly everyone in the film is a member of a blooming, controversial cult, PTA only uses Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard as a loose framework to stage his perplexing and brilliant character study set in post-World War II America. At this point, PTA’s grasp of cinematic expression is ridiculous. Every shot, every camera movement is sharp and profound. As with There Will Be Blood, The Master grips you by the balls before a single line of dialogue is spoken, which doesn’t happen until several minutes in. Once Joaquin Phoenix opens his mouth…game over, man.

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‘THE MASTER’ FINAL TRAILER: Chock full of theta tension.

Behold! The final trailer for The Master. Hard to believe this movie is nearly at our our goddamn doorsteps.

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This movie is so gorgeous it makes me want to vomit. Have another clip, count the days.

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‘THE MASTER’ THEATRICAL TRAILER: The Theta levels are strong with this one.

Wondering like me how you’re going to make sense of a post-Dark Knight Rises world? Hang your hat on the fact that this Fall this son of a bitch awaits us.

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‘THE MASTER’ Gets SECOND TRAILER: Seymour Hoffman Checks Your Theta Levels

Chhhhhhhhhhhhhhrist (or is it Xenu?), I can’t wait for this flick. Here’s the second tense-as-fuck trailer for The Master.

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‘THE MASTER’ TEASER CLIP Finds Joaquin Phoenix In A Spellbinding, Violent Role

Dios mio, today is the day of teaser clips. The latest and most anticipated one for yours truly is from The Master. I can’t wait for this next flick from P.T. Anderson, and even though I’ve been riding it for a while I really haven’t given much thought to  Joaquin Phoenix or his role in the movie. That ends now.

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