The upcoming movie The Master is going to raise a lot eyebrows in Hollywood. Many have already dismissed it as the 1950’s drama is said to be loosely based on L. Ron Hubbard and his founding of the Church of Scientology (many in the industry are Scientologists). It stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lancaster Dodd, a charismatic man who weaves his teachings (aka bullshit) to disenchanted WWII veterans and the downtrodden. One particular man, after blindly following and doing Lancaster’s bidding, begins to see through the fog and openly question everything he’s been taught. It’s a deep subject that, if developed in the wrong hands, could come off as preachy or nonsensical but in the hands of Paul Thomas Anderson (he wrote and directed) the tale looks awfully compelling. Check out the trailer now.
The Master stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons, Laura Dern and David Warshofsky.
The Master mesmerizes US theaters on September 21, 2012 and UK theaters on November 2, 2012.
July 20, 2012 @ 12:25 am Pizza Allegedly
Fuck Scientology and all who subscribe to its horseshit beliefs.
July 25, 2012 @ 1:22 am Blue
They say the same about all the other organized religions…..
July 20, 2012 @ 1:14 am thecaswellchronicle
And the Oscar goes to:
Philip Seymour Hoffman -Best Actor
Joaquin Phoenix – Best Supporting Actor
Paul Thomas Anderson – Best Director
July 20, 2012 @ 1:38 am immortalbiter
How old is Joaquin Phoenix? He looks like he is in his 50s!
July 20, 2012 @ 9:38 am tomas
37. Time has not been his friend.
July 20, 2012 @ 3:21 am Whisker Sink
This movie looks incredible.
July 20, 2012 @ 4:02 am Clayton
PTA is the best and most under appreciated filmmaker alive. Hopefully he’ll get some recognition this year..
August 6, 2012 @ 10:24 am Fantom Mime
Doubt it. He’ll endup getting a posthumous award or something similar..
July 20, 2012 @ 4:19 am J Wheeler
Hollywood doesn’t like it because it exposes how ridiculous Scientology is. No one likes to be made to look like an idiot – especially the liberal artsy fags in Hollywood.
July 20, 2012 @ 5:38 am MrSpit
Beautifully shot. Of course I come to expect that from Paul Thomas Anderson …
July 20, 2012 @ 6:06 am Deanna Brady
WOW. just WOW.
July 20, 2012 @ 8:19 am Phoebe
Trailers rarely engage me but I am enthralled to know what the film has in store. It looks so engrossing.
August 3, 2012 @ 9:59 pm Theo
High on my list of must watches for 2012.