Monthly Archives: September 2007

RR Watch: Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood

Synopsis: Set in the booming West coast oil fields at the turn of the 20th century, a tale that follows the rise of rugged prospector Daniel Plainview who becomes an independent oilman after hitting it rich with the strike of a lifetime. He realizes the American dream, and is destroyed by it.

There Will Be Blood is written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, and it’s based on Upton Sinclair’s novel, Oil. The casts include Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Mary Elizabeth Barrett, and Paul F Tompkins.

Vanity Fair recruits Jon Heder as a guinea pig, to test drive a motorized Ice Cream Cone and other lazy-ass nation gadgets (i.e. motor-powered self-twirling spaghetti fork & spinmallow-automatic marshmallow rotator). And you can watch behind-the-scene footage from photographer Art Streiber & John Heder’s photo shoot.

Art Streiber

The Office’s John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, Angela Kinsey, BJ Novak, Mindy Kaling and Melora Hardin are featured on the covers of EW.

EW & Just Jared & sideshowkat

You can read the full article and view additional pictures on EW.

RR Watch: Noah Baumbach’s Margot At the Wedding

Synposis: A mother and her son visit her sister over the weekend, in a story about coming to terms with one’s family and one’s self in distress.

Margot at the Wedding is written and directed by Noah Baumbach, and stars Zane Pais, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nicole Kidman, Jack Black and John Turturro.

RR Watch: His Dark Materials 1: The Golden Compass, Northern Lights

Synopsis: Lyra Belacqua is an orphan who lives happily in Jordan College, Oxford, playing with local boys and terrorizing the professors. However, when Lyra overhears scholars discussing a plot against her uncle, Lord Asriel, centering around a mysterious substance called Dust, her curiosity is roused. Soon Lyra is in over her head as she uncovers a frightening plot and a whole new world of possibilities.

The Golden Compass is written by Tom Stoppard, based on Philip Pullman’s novel, directed by Chris Weitz, and stars Dakota Blue Richards, Nicole Kidman, Eva Green, Daniel Craig and Nonso Anozie.

RR Watch: Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight

The studio haven’t release the synposis, but the cast includes Christian Bale, Heath Ledger as The Joker, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent/Two Face and Maggie Gyllenhaal.