Paul Thomas Anderson

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

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by Mike Ryan October 04, 2014 07:57 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' Is a Profound Work With the Best Fart Jokes, Says Paul Thomas Anderson at NYFF

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by Nick Romano October 04, 2014 04:56 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 07:18 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 09:13 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 02, 2013 02:50 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 09, 2013 10:45 PM
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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.