Between the end of the world, and the end of the campaign, and the end of Lucasfilm, this has been the news week to end all news weeks. (And Newsweek!) But here at the Voice we're happy to report on one choice bit of unabashed good news: that Scott Foundas will be joining us as our new chief film cr ... More >>
I'm normally pretty smart.
I mean, I went to Harvard...all right, Columbia.
But when trying to buy advance tickets to The Master the other day--because I'd missed the premiere due to Fashion Week--I came off like a '70s sitcom character on unspeakable amounts of crack.
At the theater's ticket ma ... More >>
(1) Because it's brave.
Going against Scientology (and in fact anything that preaches a "Cause") is a bold move, though as the film continues to make lots of money, it will probably seem a little less brave.
(2) Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman give a master class in screen acting.
Th ... More >>
Tony O goes Clear!To the readers of this blog...
Today, Paul Thomas Anderson's movie The Master opens in a few theaters here, and the media reaction has been electric. We've all watched as interest in Scientology has skyrocketed this summer, and it seems to have reached some kind of culmination thi ... More >>
We've always been suckers for the final scene of It's a Wonderful Life. No matter how many times we see it, we tear up at the sight of George Bailey's friends coming to his aid in his time of need, proving to him that he really is the richest man in town.
Over the last couple of days, we watched so ... More >>
On Thursday, Marc Headley settled things once and for all. In a story he wrote for The Daily Beast, he showed conclusively that Paul Thomas Anderson's script for The Master is about almost nothing but Scientology, providing 22 direct comparisons as proof.
Marc did a great job showing some of the pa ... More >>
The second trailer to Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming film The Master was just released, and this time we get a look at Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams along with Joaquin Phoenix.
We gave PTA credit for being wily with his first trailer -- for years, we've all been waiting to see how much The ... More >>
The Master is the eagerly awaited Paul Thomas Anderson film about a man (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman) who starts a cult-like religion in the 1950s.
Sound like anyone, maybe with the first initial L.?
Well, Hoffman says this movie has nothing whatsoever to do with Scientology.
Our tipsters continue to funnel us the best Scientology material at a rapid rate. May 9 was Dianetics Day -- 62 years since the day in 1950 when L. Ron Hubbard first published Scientology's Ur-text, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health -- and already we have in our hot little hands the vid ... More >>
In March, we brought you excerpts from this year's big LRH Birthday Event held in Clearwater, Florida. We'd been sent a copy of the three-hour presentation, and pulled out what we felt were the best portions to share with you.
In the time since, we're kind of surprised that a full version of the vi ... More >>
When I talked to David Edgar Love by Skype at his Montreal apartment Wednesday evening, he sounded exhausted -- he'd had only an hour of sleep in the past two days.
"I'm pretty tired. I was up until about 5 this morning, then I had mnql1 wake me up at 6 and had that radio interview," he says, cred ... More >>
Hey Miscavige, you ready to take on Harvey?Deadline.com reported yesterday that new life has been breathed into Paul Thomas Anderson's next movie project thanks to Harvey Weinstein.
I don't know about you, but this Scientology watcher got goosebumps reading that announcement.
See, Anderson, ... More >>
Earlier today, the National released a video for the song "Think You Can Wait," from the "quirky" Paul Giamatti film Win Win. The video is a misguided combination of film dialogue transposed over a staged performance (the YouTube comments have already begun trashing it, and Matt Berninger's voice ... More >>