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  1. Know Your Beef: Justin Bieber vs. Anne Frank

    Amos Barshad

    Despite the fact that I know roughly as much about golf as I know about the dietary staples of the ancient Carthaginians, I was kind of getting into the Masters this weekend. There's just something about the potential redemption of a rampant sex addi...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  2. In Honor of Darren Aronofsky's Noah Problems, Let's Remember The ...

    Amos Barshad

    In the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter, Kim Masters goes in on Darren Aronofsky's hugely anticipated Bible epic. How are things with Noah? Things are maybe not so good with Noah. According to Masters, "In recent weeks, [Paramount] has held tes...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  3. Michael Bay Drops Optimus Prime for Tom Clancy and an Xbox

    Amos Barshad

    Recently, after years spent chasing down Sparks and making Shia LaBeouf run from tennis balls on sticks, Michael Bay has drifted from the Transformers universe. There was Pain & Gain, of course, a relatively low-key affair for the blow-shit-up master...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  4. Sean Penn Might Do Pynchon for Paul Thomas Anderson

    Amos Barshad

    Paul Thomas Anderson has been set for a while now on following up The Master by reuniting with Joaquin Phoenix on Inherent Vice. The project, an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's uncharacteristically breezy (well, relatively) 2009 novel, will find the f...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  5. Five Things We Learned From Vanity Fairs Profile of Megan Elliso...

    Amos Barshad

    The first time you heard the name "Megan Ellison," most likely, was when she saved The Master. Paul Thomas Anderson's then-untitled project was on the ropes, Universal having dropped it after cringing at its $35 million budget. And then, wham, Elliso...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  6. Songs of the Week: Mystikal, Master P, Nick Cave, Whiskey, Coffin...

    Amos Barshad

    Mystikal, "Hit Me" Mystikal went to prison for a long time, on some very horrible charges, and so the question, as always, is: How much should we allow ourselves to separate the person from the product? It'd be easier, of course, if the dude had...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  7. The Master Smashes All (Per Theater, Limited Release) Box Office ...

    Amos Barshad

    After last weekend's shameful box office numbers, things are looking up in Hollywood. Originality is still dead, for the most part: The big movies were a re-release and a sequel. But at least the same old, unoriginal stuff made some money! First, ...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  8. If The Master Is Any Good, You Can Thank Joaquin Phoenix's Fake R...

    Amos Barshad

    One of the many elements that makes Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master such an object of fascination is the fact that the movie will be Joaquin Phoenix's first project since he went woolly. The last time we saw the ever-talented Phoenix onscreen, it w...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  9. New Footage From The Master Reveals Joaquin Phoenix Likes It When...

    Amos Barshad

    According to the mandates of the official Grantland policy to Obsessively Cover Anything That Has to Do With The Master, we really have no choice but to present you with this latest clip from Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming magnum opus. As The Playli...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  10. Know Your Beef: Tom Cruise and Scientology vs. Paul Thomas Anders...

    Amos Barshad

    As you may know, Paul Thomas Anderson has a new movie, The Master, coming out in October. You may know this thanks to the shrill, girlish squeals of excitement that we here at Grantland emit every time any new scrap of info on The Master is revealed....

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  11. New Trailer for The Master Shows Philip Seymour Hoffman at His Br...

    Amos Barshad

    The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson's forthcoming take on an L. Ron Hubbard–esque religious leader and his wayward disciple, continues its campaign to slow-roll us into complete and utter submission. First there were the juicy rumors about the sec...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  12. D'Angelo Played a Surprise Bonnaroo Set Because Questlove Is a Ma...

    Amos Barshad

    If you happened to read Amy Wallace's excellent GQ feature on the return of D'Angelo — the reclusive onetime R&B titan who hasn't released an album or even played live in the United States for 12 years — you know one thing is true: That r...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  13. Is Paul Thomas Anderson Planning on Facing Off With the Church of...

    Amos Barshad

    The Master, the in-production new movie from Paul Thomas Anderson, would be massively anticipated even if it were about, say, the behind-the-scenes story of the taping of a particularly contentious episode of America's Funniest Home Videos. (Anderson...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  14. Paul Bettany Gets Sexy

    Amos Barshad

    Paul Bettany is in talks for Showtime's Masters of Sex, an adaptation of Thomas Maier's book Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love. Masters and Johnson were sixties pione...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  15. Mark Wahlberg to Act in Movie That Makes Him Look Badass

    Amos Barshad

    Mark Wahlberg is in talks to reteam with his Contraband director, Baltasar Kormakur, for 2 Guns, which is working off a script originally drafted by Blake Masters and rewritten by David O. Russell. It follows a DEA agent and an undercover naval intel...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  16. Christian Bale to Reteam With Suddenly Prolific Terrence Malick

    Amos Barshad

    Terrence Malick is planning on following up his next movie — not May's Tree of Life, which took him 30 years to make, but the Ben Affleck/Rachel McAdams one that's already in post-production — with another mysterious, untitled feature tha...

    Blog | August 22, 2011