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John Belushi Biopic Finds a Director, Emile Hirsch and Joaquin Phoenix Eyed to Star

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by Jacob Hall October 22, 2013 @ 10:53 AM
Universal
A film version of John Belushi's life has been in the works for quite some time, but a few new developments have emerged, possibly giving the production enough juice to escape from production hell. First, the untitled biopic has found a director. Second, it's started looking at a list of very interesting names to play the late comic genius.

'Her' Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix Falls in Love With a Computer

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by Britt Hayes August 7, 2013 @ 1:05 PM
Warner Bros.
http://youtu.be/rS8zOLOcPMQ
The first official trailer for Spike Jonze's latest film, 'Her,' looks (dare we editorialize?) fantastic. In the film, Joaquin Phoenix plays a lonely, divorced guy who falls in love with the voice of a computer -- and who wouldn't fall in love with that voice when it belong to Scarlett Johansson?!

Joaquin Phoenix on The Oscars: "It's Total and Utter Bulls---"

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by Mike Sampson October 18, 2012 @ 8:39 AM
The Weinstein Co.
By all accounts, Joaquin Phoenix is considered an Oscar frontrunner for his performance in 'The Master.' The only problem is that Phoenix himself wants no part of it. When asked about the possibility of an Oscar nomination, Phoenix took the chance to call the Academy Awards the "stupidest thing in the whole world."

'The Master' Review

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by Matt Singer September 12, 2012 @ 3:05 PM
Weinstein Co.
The year is 1950. Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman) has founded a new religious philosophy based on the notion that we can all be free of "past trauma" if we recognize that man is not an animal but rather a soul that lived through trillions of years and thousands of lifetimes. But if that's true, how do you explain Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix), whose back is so hunched, whose shoulders are so narrow, and whose arms hang so low to the ground that he looks like some missing link between man and beast. He walks upright, but unsteadily, as if he just learned how to do it. If anyone ever evolved from apes, it's Freddie Quell. And recently.
Quell, who wanders into Dodd's life in a drunken stupor and becomes his confidant, assistant, photographer, and unofficial bodyguard, doesn't just look like an animal; he behaves like one, lashing out anyone who threatens Dodd with the ferocity of a caged tiger. Most of the members of Dodd's movement called him "The Master" because he is the head of their religion. When Quell calls Dodd "Master" it sounds different. Their relationship is as much teacher and pupil as attack dog and owner.
That relationship forms the core of Paul Thomas Anderson's remarkable new film 'The Master,' which is less about the origins of Scientology -- although Dodd is an undeniable analogue for L. Ron Hubbard, the man who invented the infamous religion -- than about the push and pull between these two men.

Spike Jonze's Latest Gets a Title and Synopsis

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by Jacob Hall September 2, 2012 @ 9:30 AM
Annapurna
Can anyone top producer Megan Ellison's production company, Annapurna, when it comes to having terrific taste in filmmakers? Case in point: the Coen brothers' 'True Grit,' Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master,' John Hillcoat's 'Lawless,' Wong Kar-wai's 'The Grandmasters,' Kathryn Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty' and Andrew Dominik's 'Killing Them Softly.' Of course, there's also the next film from the great Spike Jonze, which finally has a title and an official synopsis.