Paul Thomas Anderson

'Inherent Vice' Review: Paul Thomas Anderson's Stoner 'Top Secret!'

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by Mike Ryan December 11, 2014 @ 7:57 PM
Warner Bros.
It’s a weird thing, I can already tell that ‘Inherent Vice’ will grow on me after time. I can already tell I like it better as I type this than I did while watching it. People will compare ‘Inherent Vice’ to the Coen brothers’ 1998 movie ‘The Big Lebowski’ and that’s totally fair because I’m going to do just that right now. Both films feature protagonists – with an affinity for marijuana use – who experience a remarkable adventure while searching for something that doesn’t matter. Sixteen years later, Mickey Woolfman means about as much as the money for a urine-soaked rug. It matters to the character but it never really matters much to us and, in both of these cases, we wind up being right.

‘Inherent Vice’ Trailer Gets into the Paranoid Groove

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by Britt Hayes December 9, 2014 @ 6:38 PM
Among all of the films hitting theaters this holiday season, Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’ is one gloriously odd duck, a gift from Anderson to ensure that those of us who venture out to take in a movie around Christmas will have a more … eccentric option. The latest trailer is titled “Paranoia” and continues to keep the momentum kooky and laid back—that’s not just the editing of the trailer, either: ‘Inherent Vice’ is a more relaxed film than Anderson’s previous efforts, drifting along like the smoke curling up from Joaquin Phoenix’s joint.

The 30 Best Lines From Paul Thomas Anderson’s Films

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by Matt Singer December 9, 2014 @ 12:50 PM
Warner Bros.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s new movie, ‘Inherent Vice,’ opens this Friday. Thinking about PTA’s latest opus got us thinking about the rest of his filmography—which got us quoting from PTA’s filmography, which got us wondering: What are the best lines of dialogue from Paul Thomas Anderson’s filmography? It was a question that could only be solved one way: With a list! Using ScreenCrush’s highly scientific method (i.e. we picked the ones we liked best), and illustrated with conclusive evidence (i.e. YouTube videos), here is the definitive list of Anderson’s 30 best lines: (And keep in mind, some of this language is on the salty, NSFW side.)

'Inherent Vice' Is a Profound Work With the Best Fart Jokes, Says Paul Thomas Anderson at NYFF

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by Nick Romano October 4, 2014 @ 4:56 PM
Warner Bros.
"I don’t want to say ‘literary,’ because that’s a bad word," said Paul Thomas Anderson, attempting to describe the essence of Thomas Pynchon's 'Inherent Vice.' It's "beautifully written and, sort of, profound and deeply felt stuff mixed in with just the best fart jokes and poop jokes and silly songs and stuff that you could imagine." As he says, he was "trying to be as faithful to the feeling of the book as possible" in adapting it for the big screen.

'Inherent Vice' Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix Stars in One Seriously Wild Detective Story

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by Britt Hayes September 29, 2014 @ 7:18 PM
The first trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's highly anticipated 'Inherent Vice' has finally arrived online, and this is definitely not your average detective story. Based on Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel of the same name, the film stars Joaquin Phoenix as the unorthodox detective Doc Sportello (yes, really), who gets mixed up in a convoluted and totally out-there crime tale.

'Inherent Vice' First Look: Josh Brolin Goes From Thanos to "Bigfoot"

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by Nick Romano August 18, 2014 @ 9:13 AM
Warner Bros.
After his famous romp with Mark Wahlberg in 'Boogie Nights,' director Paul Thomas Anderson brings us back to the '70s with his upcoming film, 'Inherent Vice,' a highly anticipated project starring the likes of Josh Brolin and Joaquin Phoenix, and adapted from the Thomas Pynchon gonzo novel of the same name. With 'Inherent Vice' set to make its grand debut at this year's New York Film Festival, its first official look has emerged, toting Brolin's new haircut and tons and tons of pancakes.

See the Cast of 'Boogie Nights' Then and Now

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by Britt Hayes September 2, 2013 @ 2:50 PM
New Line
In 1997, Paul Thomas Anderson made Mark Wahlberg a huge, huge star with the film 'Boogie Nights.' The film followed a dishwasher who uses his very, uh, sizable talents to enter the world of the adult film industry. While his star quickly rises, his life -- and the lives of his colleagues and friends -- begins to unravel. We take a look back at the cast of this film 16 years later (if you can believe it) to see what they're up to now.

Owen Wilson is Circling Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

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by Damon Houx May 9, 2013 @ 10:45 PM
Getty Images
Paul Thomas Anderson is one of the most respected directors working today, which is why he can get some of the best actors in the business to join his projects. His next film 'Inherent Vice' is starting to build its cast, and besides Joaquin Phoenix and Benicio Del Toro, it looks like Owen Wilson may also join the film.