THE MASTER

  • Atulya Mahajan's 'Masters of America' is a handbook of easy laughs April 27, 2013

    New Delhi: It's unfortunate that author Atulya Mahajan's 'The Masters of America' will always be compared with writer Anurag Mathur's quirky guide to surviving in the US 'The Inscrutable Americans' mostly because Mathur got it out first. If you have read 'The Inscrutable Americans', you will appreciate the struggle...
  • English Friday releases: 'The Master', 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' March 15, 2013

    This Friday, Hollywood offers a mixed bag of films from the critically acclaimed Oscar nominated 'The Master' to comedy 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone'. If you like gore there's 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' in 3D. ...
  • Friday Release 'The Master': 15 facts about Scientology March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' is releasing in India this week. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams in the lead roles, and is said to be based on the practice of Scientology. The custom of Scientology grabbed the headlines when the news of...
  • Movie awards is the stupidest thing: Joaquin Phoenix October 19, 2012

    Actor Joaquin Phoenix, currently gaining Hollywood buzz for his role in 'The Master,' says he wants no part in the movie industry awards season, calling the awards 'stupid' and 'subjective.' In a lengthy interview in the November edition of Interview magazine, the 37yearold actor said he was dreading the possibility of...
  • Oscars: 'Argo,' 'The Master' jockey for attention October 1, 2012

    Los Angeles: Hollywood is in its usual hazy head space when it comes to the Academy Awards race. The dilemma: Handicapping the players when so many of the potential frontrunners have yet to show their game face. Films such as Ben Affleck's 'Argo' and Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman's 'The...
  • Box Office: 'The Master' breaks Hollywood records September 17, 2012

    Los Angeles: Paul Thomas Anderson's cult drama The Master commanded a huge following in its opening weekend, smashing records on just a handful of screens. The Weinstein Co. release made $729,745 in five theatres in New York and Los Angeles for a recordsetting perscreen average of $145,949, according to Sunday studio...
  • Korean film 'Pieta' wins at Venice Film Festival September 10, 2012

    Venice: South Korean movie Pieta, an ultraviolent story of a loan shark confronted by a mysterious woman claiming to be his mother, scooped the Golden Lion award for best picture at the Venice film festival. The other big winner on the night was Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, loosely based on...
  • Kristen steals limelight at Toronto film festival September 7, 2012

    Toronto: The Toronto film festival opened with action movie Looper starring Joseph GordonLevitt, but it was Twilight star Kristen Stewart who attracted the biggest buzz on the red carpet at the starstudded festival scattered with Oscar hopefuls. Anticipation was high for one of the world's premier film festivals that coming off...
  • Oscar race begins as Phoenix, Hoffman wow Venice September 4, 2012

    Venice: Venice traditionally fires the starting gun in the long movie awards season, and as the world's oldest film festival reaches the halfway point three actors have set Hollywood tongues wagging with memorable performances. Michael Shannon as a serial hitman, Philip Seymour Hoffman as a cult leader modelled on Scientology founder...
  • Actors shine in Venice film based on Scientology September 3, 2012

    Venice: Philip Seymour Hoffman shines as a cult leader in The Master, a compelling new film inspired by the real life of Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard about how power and faith can corrupt. The movie, from There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson, has its world premiere at the...
  • Mohanlal, Jackie Chan to act together in Nair San August 13, 2008

    New Delhi: Two times national award winning Malayalam superstar Mohanlal was in the Capital for the screening of his forthcoming film Akashagopuram. Directed by P Kumaran, the film will release on August 22. Based on a play titled, The Master Builder, originally written by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen back in 1892, the...