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.
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.
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.