September 19, 2012
Posted by Aline   /   Filed Under : Interview

TIME: Have you seen The Master?

Joaquin Phoenix: I’ve seen a rough version, with no score. I thought it was a comedy. I did! I laughed the entire time I was watching it. I was sitting with Paul and I said to him, “This is hilarious.” I have this horrible sense of humor where I think discomfort is funny—partly because I experience discomfort a lot, and it’s a way of laughing at it and getting a release.

There’s an incredible scene in which Freddie has to answer a barrage of questions from Dodd, without pausing or blinking, becoming increasingly agitated. I’ve seen the movie twice, and both times you could feel the entire audience let out their breath when Dodd finally says, “Close your eyes.” How did you, Paul, and Philip prepare for that scene?

Magicians don’t talk about how their tricks work, because people would go, [affects prim, nasally tone] “Oh, that’s all you do?” [laughs] No, we work very hard! We are working. Very. Hard. Paul set up two cameras to capture us from both sides, so we could be in the moment and not be worried about shooting the one side and then re-lighting and shooting from the other side. That made a huge difference. We spent the most amount of time on the very last bit, when Phil smokes a cigarette and says, “I like Kools.” I started laughing every time he said “I like Kools” and kept blowing the take. And then you’d hear Paul start laughing and I’d start laughing again. It’s funny to think of it as an intense scene, because my memory of it is just uncontrollable laughter.

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September 19, 2012
Posted by Aline   /   Filed Under : Gallery

I’ve added to our gallery new photos from “The Master”:


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September 19, 2012
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We’re about to witness the comeback of Joaquin Phoenix.
It’s already happening, which you know if you’ve heard his Oscar buzz about The Master. Joaquin kinda went crazy for a while, but when he’s good, he’s really good. And right now he seems to be in a good place both professionally and personally.

According to the New York Daily News, Joaquin went to the Toronto Film Festival with his new girlfriend, 26-year-old model/actress Heather Christie, who has a 5-year-old son with ex Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Check out photos of the couple here.

“They have been dating for quite a few months now and he asked her to join him,” a source told the Daily News. “It just recently got serious between them.” The source said Joaquin has bonded with Heather’s son and would make a great dad. “He’s surprisingly really great with kids.”

Maybe it’s not that surprising. Joaquin is an uncle who probably hangs out with the kids his sister Summer has with her husband Casey Affleck.

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September 12, 2012
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September 9, 2012
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By NY Times – September 4, 2012

The last time Joaquin Phoenix was at the Venice Film Festival, in 2010, he was many months into a supposed career transition — from acting to rap — that coincided with obvious weight gain, an unruly new beard and several widely noted instances of erratic public behavior. Much of this was chronicled in “I’m Still Here,” a supposed documentary by Mr. Phoenix’s friend Casey Affleck, and all of it was later revealed as a satirical performance-art project of sorts.

Mr. Phoenix, 37, is back here this year, and things are a bit more straightforward this time. He’s the star of the festival’s most eagerly anticipated movie, “The Master,” directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, and to judge from the response from critics and audiences here, a leading contender for its best actor prize, which can only bode well as awards season gets under way.

Before its premiere on Saturday there had been speculation that “The Master,” Mr. Anderson’s first film since “There Will Be Blood” in 2007, would be an exposé of Scientology. But its story of a new fringe religion in postwar America, while inspired by Dianetics and the early career of L. Ron Hubbard, is merely the backdrop for an exploration of man’s animal nature and civilization and its discontents. These issues are refracted through the relationship between a seductive guru (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and a follower with a wild streak, played by Mr. Phoenix in his first screen appearance in two years since “I’m Still Here.”

In an interview on Sunday at the Excelsior Hotel here, Mr. Phoenix, casually dressed in a denim shirt and facial hair long gone, said that his last film — although greeted in most quarters with befuddlement or hostility — represented an important turning point. “It completely broadened my perspective on acting,” he said, seeming much more relaxed than at the previous day’s news conference, during which he spoke only once and wandered offstage at one point. “I wanted to have that same experience that anything is possible.”

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September 9, 2012
Posted by Aline   /   Filed Under : Gallery, Movie, News

I added photos to the gallery of Joaquin at the premiere of “The Master” at the Toronto Film Festival.


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September 9, 2012
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Saturday September 8, the film from Italy “Pieta,” a film from South Korea was honored with the Golden Lion award at the Venice International Film Festival. This is the highest honor that this festival bestows upon a film. Overall, 18 film were competing for this prize that was determined by a selected jury. According to the Hollywood reporter the jury initially gave the top award to the American film “The Master,” but it was removed due to a rule that one film cannot earn more than two awards. So, “Pieta” was decided to be the final winner. Somehow, Paul Thomas Anderson’s film was just too masterful!

Here is the full list of winners:

• Golden Lion trophy – Best Film: “Pieta” from South Korea.
• Silver Lion trophy – Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson for “The Master”.
• Best Actor was a tie between Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman both performing in “The Master”.
• Best Actress was given to Hadas Yaron for “Fill the Void” from Israel.

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September 9, 2012
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The clip (selected by Anderson) was released by The Weinstein Company. Have a look below, but be warned: There’s some salty language that makes this video NSFW in most offices.

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September 8, 2012
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Added to the gallery HQ photos of Joaquin arriving at the airport in Toronto yesterday. Soon I will post the pictures from the premiere of “The Master” at the Toronto Film Festival!


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September 2, 2012
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Her” is the title of the mysterious new film from director Spike Jonze, who just won his official synopsis, published by Annapurna Pictures:

In the not so distant future, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user’s every needs. To Theordore’s surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.

No word yet on when this will hit screens, but we reckon it will be a major festival presence next year.

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