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Re: The Master
« Reply #1680 on: September 19, 2012, 05:26:38 PM »
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Anyway, we should probably clarify the controversy here. I don't think The Playlist actually made that claim. I mean, correct me if I missed it, but I don't think they did.

Playlist headline: Paul Thomas Anderson Says The Playlist Named 'The Master'

No mention of Variety.  They even referenced C&RV as corroborators without pointing out the conflict of interest of mod writing for both sites.  Shenanigans! I call.

The headline makes me want to punch a basket of kittens. It's completely unfounded and they ran it as a headline.

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Re: The Master
« Reply #1681 on: September 19, 2012, 05:58:37 PM »
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I'd also like to file a journalistic malpractice claim on the use of the phrase "Who woulda thunk?"  That to me is the most offensive part of this whole situation.
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Re: The Master
« Reply #1682 on: September 19, 2012, 06:20:18 PM »
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I ain't even gonna address the growing prevalence of southern colloquialisms ya'll. Saving my vitriol for justice!

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Re: The Master
« Reply #1684 on: September 19, 2012, 07:33:41 PM »
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Yeah, that was a really insightful article.




and Jesus Christ does Fiona look like the Pet Sematary lady in that picture at the top


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Re: The Master
« Reply #1685 on: September 19, 2012, 07:45:04 PM »
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Great, now I'm not gonna be able to return to this thread until it shifts to another page on account of all my old nightmares being brought back by that picture....

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Re: The Master
« Reply #1686 on: September 20, 2012, 02:28:39 AM »
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Great, now I'm not gonna be able to return to this thread until it shifts to another page on account of all my old nightmares being brought back by that picture....



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Re: The Master
« Reply #1687 on: September 20, 2012, 11:00:59 AM »
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Re: The Master
« Reply #1688 on: September 20, 2012, 11:02:15 AM »
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Re: The Master
« Reply #1689 on: September 20, 2012, 11:47:26 AM »
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Roger Ebert - INVALIDATED ..again


I so wanna read it, but it'll have to wait until tomorrow, if that. I've already read one negative review by an ignoramus, so the last thing I need is someone whose opinion I respect ( less and less these days ) to rip apart a movie I haven't even seen. I really could give a fuck what Ebert thinks at this point. He's so late to the game. The only mention I saw of this film on his twitter was when he called it PTA's "Scientology film" or "takedown" or something of that nature, and linked to a year old article speculating about it. That's not a true fan, you gotta stay on top of your shit as a film critic, and especially as someone who claims that PTA is one of his favorite filmmakers. Like most people, he must've been expecting more 'scientology' out of it and didn't get what we wanted, so he left confused. He eventually changed his mind about 'The Shining' and 'Magnolia' and elevated them to 'Great movie' status, but you know what? The guy gave Ted 3 1/2 stars, so as far as I'm concerned, he can eat cock.
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Re: The Master
« Reply #1690 on: September 20, 2012, 12:31:30 PM »
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A quote from James Gray about Joaquin and the way he "puts himself in the movies"; it's from an old Masterclass. Joaquin Phoenix is still here, but I think he doesn't exist.


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Re: The Master
« Reply #1691 on: September 20, 2012, 12:31:42 PM »
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I think he put Magnolia at #2 for 1999, behind Being John Malkovich. He said later that he would move Three Kings to the top. Don't ask how I remember this.

Ebert isn't horrible or anything, just sometimes wrong. It's hard to be heartbroken over one of his reviews anymore; I'm used to it. For example, he hasn't given a 4-star rating to a Lars Von Trier movie since Breaking The Waves, and he gave Dogville 2 stars. He essentially hated Lost Highway and Blue Velvet. CMBB and PDL both got 3.5 stars.
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Re: The Master
« Reply #1692 on: September 20, 2012, 01:14:10 PM »
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Roger Ebert - INVALIDATED ..again

I so wanna read it

it's not very good and proves indeed that merely slapping 2 1/2 stars onto this "fabulously well-acted and crafted" movie after his one viewing is not very smart. if only he watched it at that early chicago screening then saved his review for after toronto. probably would have up'd it to his safe 3.5.

CMBB and PDL both got 3.5 stars.

the half a star missing on cmbb was for lack of womens in the film i recall.

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Re: The Master
« Reply #1693 on: September 20, 2012, 01:39:48 PM »
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nothing to do with the master but since that awesome pet cemetery pic i just saw on imdb that fiona apple was picked up on hash possesion ha!

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Re: The Master
« Reply #1694 on: September 20, 2012, 02:50:44 PM »
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the half a star missing on cmbb was for lack of womens in the film i recall.

Yeah, that was probably one of the most ridiculous things he's ever put in a review. Along with randomly citing "its relentlessness" as a weakness, with no explanation.


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