The first weekend of theatrical releases in 2017 arrives in just a couple days, but since it’s January, we’re still getting rollover from awards season mixed with garbage that doesn’t deserve a release date at any other time. So we’re already looking forward to some of the more exciting movie releases coming this year, and the movies that I’m looking forward to the most range from blockbuster sequels to movies from filmmakers who haven’t delivered a new film in a few years.
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Cinephiles were buzzing with excitement over the summer when rumors pointed to a possible reunion of director Paul Thomas Anderson and his There Will Be Blood star Daniel Day-Lewis for an untitled film that was reportedly set in the fashion world of New York City during the 1950s. Today we have confirmation that this reunion is actually happening.
Up at the Toronto International Film Festival, Universal and Focus Features picked up the worldwide rights to the project (beating out Fox Searchlight in a bidding battle) for the still untitled film that will be released sometime late in 2017. Even though details are sparse, there’s a chance someone may have figured out what the movie is about. Find out more after the jump. Read More »
Insert flashback music here: I still remember the first time I saw There Will Be Blood. I saw it on a Friday and thought it might be a masterpiece. So I went back and saw it again on Saturday. And yes, it was a masterpiece. It’s one of those once-in-a-lifetime movies, a collision of filmmaker and actor and material that sing in perfect unison. Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis coming together was a proper event, a more potent and powerful mix of talent that puts just about any typical Hollywood blockbuster to shame.
So the news that Anderson and Day-Lewis may reunite for another movie should make a cinephile’s hair stand on end. The thought of these two collaborating once more feels almost too good to be true.
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Just before the weekend, Radiohead debuted a new music video along with news that their new album would arrive on May 8th (which means it’s available now). What was cool about the video was that it was directed by none other than Boogie Nights, Magnolia, The Master and Inherent Vice director Paul Thomas Anderson, and you can watch it online right here.
However, if you’d rather have an opportunity to see the music video on 35mm in movie theaters, then there are some fantastic locations where you can do just that. So check out the video after the jump, and find out where you can see the video in theaters. Read More »
The director of Step Brothers and the producer of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is now an Oscar nominee. Adam McKay‘s successful adaptation of Michael Lewis‘ novel, The Big Short, is up for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards. After earning some long-overdue awards love, the director is still out there discussing the project, and you can now hear him talk about the film with Paul Thomas Anderson.
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This holiday weekend sees the release of Quentin Tarantino‘s eighth film, The Hateful Eight. The western has a traditional theatrical release along with a special 70mm roadshow engagement that has extra footage and an intermission for the film that runs over three hours long. And now the director has sat down with another master filmmaker for a fascinating discussion.
Paul Thomas Anderson, whose film The Master got a special 65mm release as well, sat down with Tarantino for a 40-minute conversation about the fate of 70mm, the future of film in general and some of their greatest movie experiences. It’s a great way to spend some time this holiday weekend. Read More »
Want to see Daniel Day-Lewis beat a man’s head in with a bowling pin? How about Matt Damon kicking some ass as well? Then you better hurry up, because There Will Be Blood and two Bourne films are leaving Netflix next month. But there are also some great titles coming to the streaming service as well.
After the jump, find out what’s coming to and leaving Netflix in January.
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Although Paul Thomas Anderson mainly works with Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood nowadays, the director collaborated many times with Jon Brion in the first half of his career. Arguably their finest work together is the bittersweet music found in Anderson’s fourth film, Punch-Drunk Love — one of the finest love stories of the 21st century. A slightly new version of the film has been made, which, depending on your location, you can see in March of next year.
Learn more about the live-orchestrated Punch-Drunk Love screening after the jump.
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Live-action updates of animated films are the hot new thing right now. Most of them haven’t been particularly good, with the notable exception of Kenneth Branagh‘s lovely take on Cinderella. But one live-action update that’s evoked promise over the past few years is Warner Bros.’ Pinocchio, which Robert Downey Jr. has been attached to for years now. The film became all the more enticing when Paul Thomas Anderson (Inherent Vice) signed on to write a draft and possibly direct, but it looks like we won’t see Anderson’s take on the classic fairy tale after all.
Learn more about the project after the jump.
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A lens flare is something that happens all the time in photography and filmmaking, simply because of how light travels through and reflects inside of a lens. But any good photographer or cinematographer knows how to use it effectively so it’s not just an accident. After all, lens flares can be avoided, but in films such as Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, There Will Be Blood, Looper, Gravity, The Wolf of Wall Street, Guardians of the Galaxy and more, they make some shots look fantastic.
A new lens flare supercut runs through dozens of movies featuring the side effect of bright light shining into the lens. Some are better than others, but it just goes to show you how abundant they are. And before anyone tries to make a joke: No, this isn’t just footage from J.J. Abrams movies. Read More »