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Burt Reynolds Says He'll Never Work With Paul Thomas Anderson Again


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Burt Reynolds has said he’ll never work with director Paul Thomas Anderson again, after his experience filming Boogie Nights. Reynolds starred in the 1997 film as Jack Horner and even won and Oscar nomination for his performance, but the actor says he and the director ‘didn’t fit’ personality wise.

Burt ReynoldsDon’t expect Burt Reynolds back for Boogie Nights 2

“Personality-wise, we didn't fit,” Reynolds told GQ. “I think mostly because he was young and full of himself. Every shot we did, it was like the first time [that shot had ever been done].”

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Inherent Vice Review


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Like the Thomas Pynchon novel it's based on, this film remains infuriatingly evasive as its central mystery deepens. Also like Pynchon, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson is more interested in characters than plot, expertly orchestrating a lively cast in a series of raucous scenes. That these moments never quite add up to a coherent bigger story may feel unsatisfying, but the groovy 1970s vibe is infectious, and there's a lot of fun to be had in watching these actors play around with the rambling dialogue and nutty interaction.

It's set in 1970 Los Angeles, where private investigator Doc (Joaquin Phoenix) is a stoner who'd rather not work at all. Then he agrees to help his ex-girlfriend Shasta (Katherine Waterston) find her missing property developer boyfriend Mickey (Eric Roberts). But this immediately puts him on a collision course with his long-time nemesis, Detective Bjornsen (James Brolin), a frozen-banana loving tough-guy cop known as Bigfoot. And the deeper Doc gets into the case, the more confusing it gets. Not only is the presumed-dead Coy (Owen Wilson) very much alive, but it's unclear whether a key clue about Golden Fang refers to a boat or a secret dental society. And suspiciously, Doc's DA friend Penny (Reese Witherspoon) always seems to be one step ahead of him on the case.

Anderson opens the film with a blinding flood of information and then simply never allows us to catch up, so like Doc we can't quite get a grip on what's actually going on. This effectively makes us feel as stoned as he is, bewildered by the way even the simplest revelations seem to contradict each other. But even as everything gets increasingly confusing, Anderson writes and directs scenes with a vivid intensity that's both hilariously entertaining and darkly involving. Each sequence carries a powerful punch, giving the superb cast plenty of quirky details to work with.

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Joanna Newsom Admits Worries Over 'Dragging Down' Co-Star In 'Inherent Vice'


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Following Joanna Newsom's feature film debut with Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice', we settled down with her and co-star Jena Malone to discuss her latest career move and Joaquin Phoenix's just-roll-with-it aesthetic.

Joanna Newsom stars as Sortilège in 'Inherent Vice'
Joanna Newsom stars as Sortilège in 'Inherent Vice'

It's nerve-racking for anyone to launch headfirst into a career they've never really approached before, but between actors and musicians it's a crossover not uncommon. Joined by first-timer Joanna Newsom and Jena Malone, we explored not only what working going from singer to film actor was like, but also working in the shadow of living legend - but total sweetie - Joaquin Phoenix.

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Was Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' Worth The Wait?


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Fans of Paul Thomas Anderson were positively foaming at the mouth upon hearing news that the legendary director was to adapt Thomas Pynchon's novel Inherent Vice. Further good news was to follow when Joaquin Phoenix - Oscar nominated star of The Master - had signed onto play private eye Doc Sportello. 

Paul Thomas AndersonJoaquin Phoenix [L] and Josh Brolin [R] in Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice

In the months that followed, arguably the best cast of the year was assembled, with Benecio Del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson and Josh Brolin taking supporting roles. Early reaction was lukewarm but now, on the eve of its full U.S release, the heavyweight critics are beginning to wade in.

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Benicio Del Toro Had "A Lot Of Fun" Working With Paul Thomas Anderson


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There are some movies that can be watched over and over again, without you getting bored. Sometimes, this is due to the intense and intricate work of directors, who hide all sorts of small things in the background, and with up upcoming release of 'Inherent Vice', actor Benicio Del Toro revealed that this film may just be one of those.

Benicio Del Toro in 'Inherent Vice'
Benicio Del Toro in 'Inherent Vice'

"I feel that every time I see it, I see new things. And those movies I really respect - because they last", explained Del Toro, before adding "I think that this one is one of those." 'Inherent Vice' is the latest film from acclaimed director Paul Thomas Anderson, and follows the exploits of a Los Angeles detective (played by Joaquin Phoenix) during the 1970s.   

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Inherent Vice - Extended Trailer


Larry "Doc" Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is a simple man. When he's not abusing illicit substances, he's solving crimes as a private investigator - although those two do sometimes overlap. But as the 1960s breath their dying breath, Doc's life is going to get perhaps a little too interesting for his liking. When his ex-girlfriend shows up one day, Doc finds himself unable to stay unintegrated with the 70s, as his new employer and former lover has him tracking down her new boyfriend and trying to thwart the plans of his wife and HER boyfriend. And if that wasn't complicated enough for him, there's something to do with a mysterious 'Golden Fang'. It's gonna be one hell of a decade.

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Joanna Newsom Observed Joaquin Phoenix's 'Magical' Acting Style In 'Inherent Vice'


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Joanna Newsom makes her feature film acting debut in Paul Thomas Anderson's crime comedy 'Inherent Vice' and it seems there was no-one she could've better learned from than co-star Joaquin Phoenix.

Joanna Newsom in 'Inherent Vice'
Joanna Newsom plays onscreen narrator in 'Inherent Vice'

The 32-year-old multi-instrumentalist best known for her accomplishments in harp-playing is almost totally new to the world of acting. Aside from lending her voice to the English dubbing of Japanese animation 'The Sky Crawlers', making an appearance as a harpist (naturally) in an episode of 'Portlandia' and starring in MGMT's video for their single 'Kids', she has only ever found a creative outlet in music. That was until she landed the role of narrator Sortilege in Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel 'Inherent Vice'.

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Inherent Vice Reviews: "You're In The Hands Of A Master"


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Inherent Vice. Remember that? We haven't heard much of Paul Thomas Anderson's druggy epic since the hilarious trailer dropped, but it's finally here. The reviews are in. It seems Anderson - The Master - has done it again. Whether this is going to compete at the Oscars remains to be seen, but Anderson fans can finally feed their appetite.

Inherent ViceJoaquin Phoenix could have bagged himself another Oscar nomination for Inherent Vice

The movie stars Joaquin Phoenix as Doc Sportello, a private investigator who investigates the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend.

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Owen Wilson Reveals 'Inherent Vice' Is Laced With Paranoia


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'Inherent Vice' may be an absurd comedy with a rather complicated premise, but it could prove to have one of Owen Wilson's more serious roles, as he takes on a Coy Harlingen; a government informer with some big trust issues.

Owen Wilson at New York premiere of 'Inherent Vice'
Owen Wilson plays Coy Harlingen in 'Inherent Vice'

Joaquin Phoenix is Doc Sportello in the Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel; a private investigator forced to get involved in a case he'd rather walk away from when his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend and his wife and her lover get embroiled in a kidnapping scheme. Sound complicated? That's why he needs Coy. 'I'm the guy who's helping Doc to understand what's going on', Wilson explains. 'Except I'm not able to ever really shed too much light on it so all our scenes have this mysterious quality to it, fringed with paranoia'.

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Video - Joaquin Phoenix Is Joined By Co-Stars At New York Film Festival Premiere Of 'Inherent Vice' - Part 2


The leading man of upcoming crime comedy 'Inherent Vice' Joaquin Phoenix posed alongside Patricola Public Relations founder Susan Patricola and the film's premiere held at the 52nd New York Film Festival. In the movie, Phoenix plays private detective Doc Sportello, whose new case comes in the form of his ex girlfriend.

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Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson - The funeral of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman held at Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan. Hoffman was found dead in his West Village apartment on Sunday (02Jan14) from an apparent drug overdose. - Manhattan, New York, United States - Friday 7th February 2014

Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson
Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson The 2013 LA Film Critics Awards at InterContinental Hotel Featuring: Paul Thomas Anderson Where: Century City, California, United States When: 12 Jan 2013

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Paul Thomas Anderson - Thursday 6th November 2008 at BAFTA Los Angeles, California

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Daniel Day Lewis, Paul Dano and Paul Thomas Anderson - Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Paul Thomas Anderson There Will Be Blood photocall Berlin, Germany - Berlin Film Festival 2008 (Berlinale) Friday 8th February 2008

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Daniel Day Lewis

Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis - Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis Century City, California - 33rd Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards held at the InterContinental Hotel - Arrivals Saturday 12th January 2008

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Paul Thomas Anderson

Date of birth

26th June, 1970

Occupation

Filmmaker

Sex

Male

Height

1.83


Paul Thomas Anderson Movies

Inherent Vice Movie Review

Inherent Vice Movie Review

Like the Thomas Pynchon novel it's based on, this film remains infuriatingly evasive as its...

Inherent Vice Trailer

Inherent Vice Trailer

Larry "Doc" Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is a simple man. When he's not abusing illicit substances,...

Inherent Vice Trailer

Inherent Vice Trailer

Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is a private investigator living in Los Angeles during the tail...

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The Master Movie Review

The Master Movie Review

This jagged, meandering exploration of a Scientology-style movement is hauntingly mesmerising and packed with meaty...

The Master Trailer

The Master Trailer

Freddie Quell is a violent and often drunk drifter who, whilst going through some of...

Punch-Drunk Love Movie Review

Punch-Drunk Love Movie Review

Most wouldn't put Paul Thomas Anderson and the genre of romantic comedy in the same...

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Boogie Nights Movie Review

Boogie Nights Movie Review

Now this is some production. I'm lucky enough to live in one of the...

Magnolia Movie Review

Magnolia Movie Review

Sooner or later, every director makes his Short Cuts.Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights) only waited...

Minority Report Movie Review

Minority Report Movie Review

Before I launch into what could read like an unabashedly positive review of the Steven...

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