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THE MASTER Is On The Move To September!

Nordling here.

Well, you take both the good with the bad with this news from Variety - THE MASTER is opening limited release on September 14th, with a tiered release starting the next week.  What that means is, no, it's likely not premiering at Fantastic Fest, but it also means that everyone gets to see it that much sooner.

THE MASTER and the other Weinstein Company release, KILLING THEM SOFTLY, have switched places, with KILLING THEM SOFTLY now opening October 19th.  So TWC hs done a little readjusting of their fall calendar; if they want to push up DJANGO UNCHAINED that's perfectly okay with me. (Not bloody likely.)

Bums me out a little bit that Fantastic Fest won't land that prestigious premiere, but hey, we all get to see it in September, depending on where it gets released.  Either way, I'm incredibly excited to see Paul Thomas Anderson's follow-up to THERE WILL BE BLOOD.  It definitely says that the Weinsteins are confident in the film by pushing it up a bit, even if it is just a month.

Nordling, out.  Follow me on Twitter!

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  • July 27, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Dr. Who spinoff?

    by Darth Dean

    No?

  • July 27, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Great news!

    by brad negrotto

  • July 27, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST

    It's not a Dr. Who spinoff

    by rev_skarekroe

    It's a reimagining of the old Lee Van Cleef TV series.

  • July 27, 2012, 4:17 p.m. CST

    no, it's likely not premiering at Fantastic Fest

    by zom-bot.com

    what a loss for the world

  • July 27, 2012, 4:17 p.m. CST

    This will be incredible...

    by ThulsaBoom

    ...given, There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights, hell even Magnolia and Punch-Drunk Love. Can't miss.

  • July 27, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Conflicted

    by Mr. Lahey

    This looks interesting, but he also made Magnolia, the only movie I've ever walked out on.

  • July 27, 2012, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Kinda takes it away from the real Oscar watch, eh?

    by Logan_1973

    Let's face it, the further away a film is from the end of the year, the harder it is for morons in the Academy to remember it. I had high Oscar hopes for this one.

  • July 27, 2012, 4:30 p.m. CST

    walked out on magnolia?

    by JAMF

    what the holy fuck? this is great news. so i finally get to see the phoenix wright film at the end of august then this a few weeks later.

  • July 27, 2012, 4:32 p.m. CST

    sure it can miss

    by Rupee88

    even the best directors misfire sometimes or they just lose it. I guess "Eyes Wide Shut" was a "can't miss" too for Kubrick, but guess what....it f'ing missed.

  • July 27, 2012, 4:36 p.m. CST

    SEPTEMBER is Hollywood's Toilet Month

    by bs9999

    Here is hoping it is descent because anytime Hollywood puts a film in September it means they think it sucks and dont care what happens to it.

  • July 27, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Kieth David is Dr. Who

    by Xenodistortion

    I will watch this movie despite the fact that it isn't a sequel to "They Live". Starring Kieth "Kieth David" David. PTA is the shit. Joaquin looks crazier than a bag full of weasels on PCP. Plus fat guy from Twister was really good as the the fat guy from Twister (And fat guy that huffs gas in the movie where he's a fat guy & huffs gas). The Master will be epic. I'm guessing the poster is a close up pic of one of the many jars of urine that Joaquin saves/drinks throughout the film. Kieth David.

  • July 27, 2012, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Welp I know what I will be doing for my birfday in September!

    by A_J_Pennypacker

    THANK YOU!

  • July 27, 2012, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Probably better as a Dr. Who spin-off.

    by JudasPriestly

  • ...did I miss some Keith David inside-joke along the way here?

  • July 27, 2012, 5:02 p.m. CST

    I thought

    by Hairy_Gnomes

    Buffy killed his ass

  • July 27, 2012, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Here's why:

    by Xenodistortion

    I before E, except after Kieth David. We're creating the inside joke right now. You an me, boom'! We're in this shit together. How does it feel to be involved in something bigger than the sum of Kieth David? Awesome. I know. p.s. Keith David (for you buddy, now and forever).

  • July 27, 2012, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Is that an image of wine bottle and label?

    by ufoclub1977

    What is it styled like?

  • July 27, 2012, 5:14 p.m. CST

    jamf

    by Mr. Lahey

    I don't quite know what rubbed me the wrong way about that movie. It seemed like every fucking scene screamed OSCAR CLIP. I couldn't handle it. Maybe I'll try and watch it sometime.

  • July 27, 2012, 5:15 p.m. CST

    L Ron Hub Bio-Pic?

    by corporategohan616

    This movie is loosely based on said person??

  • July 27, 2012, 5:17 p.m. CST

    august is toilet month

    by walt

  • July 27, 2012, 5:30 p.m. CST

    There Will Be Blood = Free Pass For Life.

    by 3774

    I'll watch *anything* he does.

  • July 27, 2012, 6:36 p.m. CST

    This looks amazing

    by KevinMuller

    I think it is going to be a very surreal experience. I can't wait!

  • For christ's sake this guy thinks Aimee Mann is a musical genius!

  • Hurt Locker (June 2009), Crash (May 2005), Gladiator (May 2000), Forrest Gump (July 1994), Silence of the Lambs (February 1991)

  • July 27, 2012, 7:11 p.m. CST

    punch drunk love is stupid

    by SpaghettiWall

    he's very lucky he came back with TWBB because he was on his way to being a has been after that piece of shit

  • July 27, 2012, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Punch Drunk Love is a masterpiece. Fact.

    by Mel

  • July 27, 2012, 7:40 p.m. CST

    A description ...

    by The StarWolf

    Would it really kill you to give us an idea of what it's about?

  • July 27, 2012, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Kieth is pronounced

    by gotilk

    Like PEE-METH or PEE-NITH. KEE-ETH Except when it is Keith David of course. A semi-meme is kinda like a semi-hard-on though. It's visually pleasing but you wouldn't want to get stuck fucking with it. wait...what?

  • July 27, 2012, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Yeah...

    by gotilk

    Walking out on Magnolia or saying Punch Drunk Love is crap... what site is this???

  • However, I will stipulate that "Magnolia" wasn't my thing. I too hated that movie while I really enjoyed "Boogie Nights" and "Punch Drunk Love." Hate me if you want to, but "Magnolia" was just annoying, albeit very well written.

  • July 27, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST

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  • July 27, 2012, 8:35 p.m. CST

    probably the best director alive

    by Tim Reuschling

  • July 27, 2012, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Based on the 80s TV show with Lee Van Cleef?

    by Gary Makin

  • July 27, 2012, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Lee Van Queef?

    by Fries Against

  • July 27, 2012, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Queef David

    by Xenodistortion

  • July 28, 2012, 12:40 a.m. CST

    There Will be Blood

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    is one of my favorites too. Magnolia is one of my most hated. This could go either way.

  • July 28, 2012, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Tiger Woods bangin whores in Vegas movie???

    by plisskenman

  • July 28, 2012, 12:58 a.m. CST

    that show was the SHIT! no DVD for that one yet?

    by plisskenman

  • July 28, 2012, 12:59 a.m. CST

    It's about a renegade evil Time Lord who teaches

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    Ninjutsu via a science fiction cult.

  • July 28, 2012, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Lance Henrickson=Keith David=Bad-ass Motherfuckers.

    by Nichole

    Yeah, I agree, would it kill you to mention what the fuck the movie is about?

  • July 28, 2012, 1:19 a.m. CST

    bedknobs_and_boomsticks

    by Nichole

    Oh. sounds interesting.

  • July 28, 2012, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Keep it up Paul - You are proving yourself to be...

    by Darkness

    the next, Martin Scorsese. Loved "Hard Eight"; blew my head off with,"Boogie Nights"; thrilled me with the opus,"Magnolia"; Bored the tits off me with,"Punch-Drunk Love", came back at me with a superior volley with,"There Will Be Blood" - One of the greatest movies of the past decade. Now we have the brilliance of, "The Master" - Hopefully. Great to see Joaquin Phoenix getting back into character - He looks fantastic here..."And the oscar goes to?" Hope it is an allegory for all things scientology; to expose what a daft religion it really is.

  • July 28, 2012, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Hope it's a "Master and Margarita" adaptation.

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    That would make a nice Paul Thomas Anderson ensemble piece... as long as they leave the giant cat in!!!

  • July 28, 2012, 4:40 p.m. CST

    If you walked out of Magnolia

    by djscott95

    Kill yourself. Now. You are an idiot, and walked out of what is probably the best American film of the last 20 years. The only one that might be better is There Will Be Blood. Please remove your genes from the pool violently and with extreme prejudice. Thank You Signed - People who appreciate good filmmaking.

  • July 28, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST

    There's only one Master.

    by paul cook

  • July 28, 2012, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Love all his work, except Magnolia.

    by mrgreentheplant

    Surprised to see others here agree with me...I thought I was the only one driven crazy by that film. So this is what it sounds like, when doves cry...

  • July 28, 2012, 8:04 p.m. CST

    If you walk out of ANY movie

    by Logan_1973

    ...you relinquish your right to bitch about it.

  • July 28, 2012, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Daniel Planview is eating an old T-BONE/steak

    by jimmy

    And he bashes the priest's head in because of the absurdity of the whole situation ( the priest is as morally corrupt as planview is, yet antagonized plainview in there earlier years using religion as his spear. ) Now, older- they are two sides of a coin. Humans, consumed by the power of greed ,money and corruption. Except Plainview can't hide his contempt anymore

  • July 29, 2012, 10:15 a.m. CST

    logan_1973

    by Mr. Lahey

    You're cordially invited to stop me from bitching about a movie I hated. Oh wait, you can't :(

  • Which means you children will eat the thing up and crow about it endlessly. Just like that meandering, ridiculous, and pointless THERE WILL BE BLOOD. And we'll NEVER hear the end of it.

  • July 29, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Magnolia was much better than There Will Be Blood

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Magnolia was a imperfect, to be sure, but it was far more complex and interesting than Blood, whose characters, while being dynamic, had no obvious motivations. They were at best archetypes of standard DSM IV pathologies. It was all sound and fury, signifying nothing. Now that's a bitter milkshake to drink, aint' it? Sorry to hit you in the face with such cold hard indisputable truth, but There Will Be Blood is simply overrated. As an example of how good Magnolia was, I actually liked Tom Cruise in it, and I like him in nothing. That alone is ironclad proof.

  • July 29, 2012, 7:31 p.m. CST

    How can you not like, or at least respect, Magnolia?

    by billydeewilliams

  • July 30, 2012, 9:45 a.m. CST

    I am Torgo. I look after the place while The Master is away.

    by BeeDub57

    The Master? Bobby Fischer?

  • July 30, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Scientology screwed my Mom out of tens of thousands of dollars

    by Anthony Torchia

    L. Ron Hubbard was possesses by the Goddess Babalon during the Babalon Working with Jack Parsons, and he went nuts. Wiki it I was into Parsons for a long while, still very fond of him, but Christ Almighty, what did he unleash on the world?

  • July 30, 2012, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Magnolia bugged me because...

    by GarryDavid

    ...practically every character in the film has a huge, raving, Oscar-bait emotional breakdown scene at some point, and it gets to be more than a bit much. I also found the fact that EVERY character, including the kids, curses like a longshoreman thoroughly annoying, not because I've got a problem with profanity, but because, in real life, you simply don't hear everybody saying fuck every other word regardless of what social circumstance they may be in at the moment. In other words, it rings irritatingly false. But I did like the film's originality and many of the performances, especially John C. Reilly as the cop who loses his gun. And I loved the rain of frogs, which made sense in some difficult-to-define way.

  • July 30, 2012, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Hubbard

    by GarryDavid

    Hey, skippy-the-wonder-mule, do you really believe that story about the Babalon Working? I mean, it's a great story and I get a kick out of it, but let's admit that it's probably apocryphal, at least as far as the ceremony actually resulting in the invocation of a mystical being. Although, not long afterwards, and not far away, the Roswell incident occurred, and there are some who say Hubbard and Parsons opened a portal that allowed interdimensional beings to enter our reality! Cue the theremin music. All that aside, one thing that's certain is that Hubbard scammed Parsons to the tune of several thousand bucks and ran off with his wife. What a guy.

  • July 30, 2012, 11:32 a.m. CST

    garrydavid, the emotional breakdowns was the point

    by Queefer Sutherland

    and they all culminated in the rain of frogs. Taking away the characters' emotional crescendos would be taking away the film itself. It didn't seem like "Oscar-baiting" to me at all.

  • July 30, 2012, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Sorry, Queefer...

    by GarryDavid

    It just didn't work for me. And I wouldn't take away all of the "emotional crescendos" if I had my druthers, but dropping half of them would be a distinct improvement. I have a similar problem with TWIN PEAKS - FIRE WALK WITH ME. Despite my major admiration for Lynch, I know that film would be much more effective if he hadn't directed Sheryl Lee to go hysterical in every other scene. Especially given that Laura Palmer was all about living a double life and keeping her feelings hidden.

  • July 30, 2012, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Yeah Wondermule, Hubbard was nuts before way before that.

    by StanGrossman

    Speaking of Jack Parsons, there's a guy you could make a great biopic about, although it would probably never happen, if no other reason than the Hubbard connection.

  • If they get their panties in a twist over a South Park episode, they can't be too happy about a movie that portrays their founder in an honest way, even if it's just "inspired by".

  • July 30, 2012, 3:43 p.m. CST

    garrydavid no problem here

    by Queefer Sutherland

    I don't expect the movie to work for everybody. I just wanted to give my view. I DO, however, share you feelings about TP-FWWM. But Lynch has always been hit or miss with me.

  • July 30, 2012, 6:36 p.m. CST

    gruntybear, that says way more about you than it does PTA's films.

    by FleshMachine

    yep

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