Paul Thomas Anderson's Scientology-inspired movie is a weird love story

In Paul Thomas Anderson's Scientology-inspired movie The Master, Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a self-help guru who's in the process of turning his therapeutic practice into a full-fledged spiritual movement. The Master shows us how Hoffman's character creates the mythology that underpins his new faith, even as it… » 9/19/12 8:00am 9/19/12 8:00am

Spike Jonze's Next Movie: A Man Falls in Love With His Phone

Spike Jonze is back to making movies about grown-ups, after the bizarre and somewhat polarizing Where The Wild Things Are. And his new movie, reportedly titled Her, is commenting on our relationship with technology in a way that sounds really fascinating: A man falls in love with the operating system on his phone,… » 9/04/12 12:40pm 9/04/12 12:40pm

Full-length trailer for The Master shows what happens to people who…

Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master promises to be one of the year's most intense movies, using the life of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard as a jumping-off point to look at post-World War II trauma and people's eagerness to believe in some weird-ass cosmology. After two teaser trailers, here's your first longer… » 7/23/12 8:30am 7/23/12 8:30am

Philip Seymour Hoffman channels L. Ron Hubbard like crazy in new Master

The biggest question mark hanging over P.T. Anderson's The Master has always been: How close to a movie about Scientology is this going to be? Rumor had it that Anderson tweaked the script a lot to take it away from being a straight-up portrayal of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard — but the Hubbard vibe is still… » 6/19/12 10:22am 6/19/12 10:22am

First Gorgeous Trailer for P.T. Anderson's Scientology Movie The Master

Joaquin Phoenix is amazingly deranged and sparky in the first trailer for The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson's troubled-but-fascinating movie that's at least loosely based on Scientology. You can already see from this brief teaser that Phoenix's character is going to have impulse control issues as well as a flawed… » 5/22/12 12:30pm 5/22/12 12:30pm

Win Free Copies of Catherine Fisher's Incarceron and Sapphique

Prison is bad enough, but what about one that contains not only cells, but metal forests, dilapidated cities, and a vast wilderness? Incarceron's Finn, a seventeen-year-old prisoner, has no memory of his childhood and is sure that he came from Outside. Very few inmates believe that an Outside even exists—the prison… » 2/22/11 11:00am 2/22/11 11:00am