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

10 Reasons to be Excited About Pop Culture This Fall

There are just four months and change left to 2012 — and even if we don't get destroyed by a solar Maya neutrino asteroid, we'll still end the year with a bang. The final third of 2012 is going to be an exciting time to be a science fiction and fantasy lover — with tons of brilliant movies, must-watch television, plus… » 8/17/12 12:15pm 8/17/12 12:15pm

Will P.T. Anderson's next movie still be about Scientology?

Paul Thomas Anderson's untitled next film starts shooting soon, and the trickle of casting announcements is making it sound like a fantastic movie. But one question remains: Just how much did Anderson tone down the movie's Scientology references? » 6/02/11 1:51pm 6/02/11 1:51pm

Every bad guy from Doctor Who, conveniently presented as an infographic

Need to know how many Doctor Who episodes the Yeti appeared in? The Guardian has created a comprehensive, interactive infographic detailing all the show's villain from the obvious (the Daleks) to the more obscure (the Celestial Toymaker!).


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Paul Thomas Anderson set to shoot his Scientology film

Paul Thomas Anderson, director of Magnolia and Boogie Nights, is set to start shooting a movie about a science fiction author who founds a religion. Called his "untitled Scientology film," it will star Philip Seymour Hoffman as the "master." » 7/16/10 3:00pm 7/16/10 3:00pm

Two confirmed villains for X-Men prequel, another Thor picture, and a…

X-Men: First Class has brought on two awesome actors to play major villains. Will Transformers 3 start with a presidency-themed flashback? There's a new image of Odin and Thor doing godly stuff. And does Superman have a director after all? » 7/16/10 6:00am 7/16/10 6:00am

Become A Master In 10 Easy Steps

There are leaders, and then there are masters. You've got the archetypal Master in Doctor Who, but masters include anybody in a black cape whose minions say "yesssss, master." How can you get some master action? Let us show you. » 12/24/09 1:00pm 12/24/09 1:00pm

Your 5-Year-Old Knows More About Doctor Who Than Catherine Tate

David Tennant and Catherine Tate participate in a new Doctor Who-themed outing of quiz show Never Mind The Buzzcocks... and Tate's only just realized that "Who" isn't the Doctor's last name. Plus see a scary new "End Of Time" clip. » 12/14/09 5:33pm 12/14/09 5:33pm

Doctor Who's Psychedelic Head Trip Of Evil, Finally Back In Color

The classic Doctor Who story, "The Mind Of Evil," will be restored to color for a DVD release, the BBC announced at a Swansea convention. The evil-brain-machine tale has only existed in black-and-white since the BBC's mass junkings of tapes. » 9/22/09 4:00pm 9/22/09 4:00pm

New Doctor Who Star Could Be His Own Worst Enemy

Could the Master be the new Doctor? That's what one newspaper is claiming. John Simm, who danced rings around David Tennant as the psycho arch-villain, is the "hot favorite" to play the Doctor when Tennant leaves. But it's unclear how the show could get around the fact that we saw Simm's body being cremated:
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