The musician still doesn't know why she got cast.
Following Joanna Newsom's feature film debut with Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice', we settled down with her and co-star Jena Malone to discuss her latest career move and Joaquin Phoenix's just-roll-with-it aesthetic.
Joanna Newsom stars as Sortilège in 'Inherent Vice'
It's nerve-racking for anyone to launch headfirst into a career they've never really approached before, but between actors and musicians it's a crossover not uncommon. Joined by first-timer Joanna Newsom and Jena Malone, we explored not only what working going from singer to film actor was like, but also working in the shadow of living legend - but total sweetie - Joaquin Phoenix.
The 40-year-old actor recently admitted to having a soft spot for this year's Golden Globe co-host.
Joaquin Phoenix is an admirer of this year's 'Golden Globes' co-host Amy Poehler! This revelation came when the 40-year-old actor was speaking of his disinterest in award shows, even though he earned a Golden Globe nomination for his role in 'Inherent Vice.'
Phoenix has a crush on this year's Golden Globe co-host Poehler
During an appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on Thursday evening (Jan 8th), Phoenix was discussing his possible award winning performance in the comedy-drama when he quickly changed topic and admitted to having a crush on the 'Parks and Recreation' star.
Continue reading: Joaquin Phoenix Reveals He Has A Crush On Golden Globes Host Amy Poehler
Paul Thomas Anderson's comedy-drama is typical of the innovative director.
Fans of Paul Thomas Anderson were positively foaming at the mouth upon hearing news that the legendary director was to adapt Thomas Pynchon's novel Inherent Vice. Further good news was to follow when Joaquin Phoenix - Oscar nominated star of The Master - had signed onto play private eye Doc Sportello.
Joaquin Phoenix [L] and Josh Brolin [R] in Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice
In the months that followed, arguably the best cast of the year was assembled, with Benecio Del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson and Josh Brolin taking supporting roles. Early reaction was lukewarm but now, on the eve of its full U.S release, the heavyweight critics are beginning to wade in.
Continue reading: Was Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' Worth The Wait?
With the imminent release of 'Inherent Vice', actor Benicio Del Toro has spoken out in praise of the film's director - Paul Thomas Anderson.
There are some movies that can be watched over and over again, without you getting bored. Sometimes, this is due to the intense and intricate work of directors, who hide all sorts of small things in the background, and with up upcoming release of 'Inherent Vice', actor Benicio Del Toro revealed that this film may just be one of those.
Benicio Del Toro in 'Inherent Vice'
"I feel that every time I see it, I see new things. And those movies I really respect - because they last", explained Del Toro, before adding "I think that this one is one of those." 'Inherent Vice' is the latest film from acclaimed director Paul Thomas Anderson, and follows the exploits of a Los Angeles detective (played by Joaquin Phoenix) during the 1970s.
Continue reading: Benicio Del Toro Had "A Lot Of Fun" Working With Paul Thomas Anderson
Larry "Doc" Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is a simple man. When he's not abusing illicit substances, he's solving crimes as a private investigator - although those two do sometimes overlap. But as the 1960s breath their dying breath, Doc's life is going to get perhaps a little too interesting for his liking. When his ex-girlfriend shows up one day, Doc finds himself unable to stay unintegrated with the 70s, as his new employer and former lover has him tracking down her new boyfriend and trying to thwart the plans of his wife and HER boyfriend. And if that wasn't complicated enough for him, there's something to do with a mysterious 'Golden Fang'. It's gonna be one hell of a decade.
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Harpist Joanna Newsom has narrator role in P.T. Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'.
Joanna Newsom plays onscreen narrator in 'Inherent Vice'
The 32-year-old multi-instrumentalist best known for her accomplishments in harp-playing is almost totally new to the world of acting. Aside from lending her voice to the English dubbing of Japanese animation 'The Sky Crawlers', making an appearance as a harpist (naturally) in an episode of 'Portlandia' and starring in MGMT's video for their single 'Kids', she has only ever found a creative outlet in music. That was until she landed the role of narrator Sortilege in Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel 'Inherent Vice'.
Paranoid comedy 'Inherent Vice' unites Owen Wilson and Joaquin Phoenix.
'Inherent Vice' may be an absurd comedy with a rather complicated premise, but it could prove to have one of Owen Wilson's more serious roles, as he takes on a Coy Harlingen; a government informer with some big trust issues.
Owen Wilson plays Coy Harlingen in 'Inherent Vice'
Joaquin Phoenix is Doc Sportello in the Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel; a private investigator forced to get involved in a case he'd rather walk away from when his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend and his wife and her lover get embroiled in a kidnapping scheme. Sound complicated? That's why he needs Coy. 'I'm the guy who's helping Doc to understand what's going on', Wilson explains. 'Except I'm not able to ever really shed too much light on it so all our scenes have this mysterious quality to it, fringed with paranoia'.
Continue reading: Owen Wilson Reveals 'Inherent Vice' Is Laced With Paranoia
Joaquin Phoenix is not engaged. The yoga instructor does not exist.
Haha. Joaquin Phoenix is perhaps the only actor in Hollywood to lie about being engaged on the David Letterman show, but yep, he did it. The Her actor told the veteran host on Monday's show so that he was set to marry a yoga instructor, getting cheers and applause from the live studio audience.
Joaquin Phoenix stars as Larry Sportello in Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice
Phoenix appeared on Good Morning America, where he revealed that he made the whole thing up. GMA tweeted on Tuesday that the actor is not engaged and wanted to "space up his story a little bit."
Continue reading: Joaquin Phoenix Lied About Engagement Because "My Life's So Boring"
The leading man of upcoming crime comedy 'Inherent Vice' Joaquin Phoenix posed alongside Patricola Public Relations founder Susan Patricola and the film's premiere held at the 52nd New York Film Festival. In the movie, Phoenix plays private detective Doc Sportello, whose new case comes in the form of his ex girlfriend.
Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin bring colour to Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation 'Inherent Vice'.
Joaquin Phoenix once again demonstrates his extraordinary versatility as a screen actor with his latest role as PI Doc Sportello in Paul Thomas Anderson's forthcoming mystery drama 'Inherent Vice' - but who else makes this unusual flick one to watch out for?
Phoenix always surprises with his choice of movie roles, going from the deadly serious sect drama 'The Master' (also directed by Anderson) to the coy, technological romance (we like the term Comp-Rom) of 'Her', and now he's takes a new turn once again in this comedic 70s thriller. He's a private investigator who is forced to take on his ex-girlfriend Shasta's case when her new boyfriend Mickey Wolfmann becomes embroiled in a kidnapping plot by his scheming wife Sloane and her secret lover.
Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is a private investigator living in Los Angeles during the tail end of the 1960s. When his ex-girlfriend, Shasta Fay Hepworth (Katherine Waterston) reappears one day, she drags him into a complex series of events which will shatter his calm and quite life, and force him into a dangerously hilarious game involving murderous loan sharks, surfers, hustlers, dopers and the mysterious 'Golden Fang'. Her request, such as it is, is to help her new boyfriend, Mickey Wolfmann (Eric Roberts) from a plot by his wife Sloane (Serena Scott Thomas) and her boyfriend which will send Wolfmaan to the 'loony bin'. As if that wasn't complex enough, things are only going to get worse for Sportello, as the 70s are fast approaching and ready to turn his life upside down.
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It’s a psychedelic trip back to the 70s where we check out some awesome sideburns!
We’ve been anticipating this one for a while, but finally the first trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice has made its way online and it doesn't disappoint. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, the movie marks the first time that elusive author Thomas Pynchon’s has allowed his work to be adapted for film.
Joaquin Phoenix stars in Inherent Vice
Set in the 1970s, Phoenix stars as Larry “Doc” Sportello a drug fuelled private investigator with a soft spot for his ex-girlfriend. When his ex decides to turn up out of nowhere one day, Doc becomes unwittingly embroiled in the disappearance of her latest boyfriend, a billionaire land developer.
Continue reading: Joaquin Phoenix Tackles Thomas Pynchon In First ‘Inherent Vice’ Trailer
Marvel's Doctor Strange is going ahead at Pinewood Studios - but will Joaquin Phoenix be on-board?
Doctor Strange, Marvel's next big project which is likely to star Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role, will shoot at Pinewood Studios with a release date set for May 2016. The movie is the latest big-budget project to choose the UK facility as its base, following Star Wars: Episode VII, Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The First Avenger. Bond 24 is likely to shoot there too.
Joaquin Phoenix could play Doctor Strange
Pinewood Shepperton declined to comment though a source told the Hollywood Reporter that an agreement was in the works.
The man has been arrested and charged.
And in random mid week news, a man has been arrested after allegedly causing trouble on the set of Woody Allen’s new movie. Allen is currently filming on location near Brown University in Providence, for an as-of-yet untitled project to be released in 2015.
The untitled movie is due out sometime in 2015. Filming will continue as scheduled.
Officers of the local police department were called on the scene on Tuesday, August 5, after the suspect hurled a chair at security guards and ran off. He had previously arrived on the set and started asking “weird questions”about the movie's stars, who include Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix and Parker Posey. The incident raises concerns about the security of the actors and everyone involved in the project, however the project will continue as scheduled.
Continue reading: Man Arrested After Invading Woody Allen Movie Set In Providence
Joaquin Phoenix could be the man for Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'
Joaquin Phoenix, the Oscar nominee often tipped as one of the world's greatest actors following stellar turns in Gladiator, The Master, and Her, is in talks to star in Doctor Strange. Until now, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jared Leto were mostly strongly linked to the role though, according to Deadline, Marvel only has eyes for Phoenix.
Joaquin Phoenix turned in a strong performance for 'Her'
The studio has been teasing references to the Doctor for months now, most notably in the mega-hit Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Scott Derrickson is directing a script from Jon Spaihts, though the first draft was penned by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer.
Continue reading: Ladies And Gentleman, Joaquin Phoenix Is Your 'Doctor Strange'
Casting for the upcoming Marvel film based around Doctor Strange has been ongoing for what seems like years, and now it looks like there's another Hollywood heavyweight in the ring.
Variety reports that Joaquin Phoenix, star of Her and Walk the Line, is in early talks to take on the mantel of Marvel's latest superhero to undergo the movie treatment. The role was previously linked to British actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy.
Could Joaquin be the new superhero on the block?
For those unfamiliar with the comics, Doctor Strange is the monicker of Stephen Strange, an egotistical former neurosurgeon turned protector of Earth thanks to his magical abilities. The character was mentioned very briefly in Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, sending fans into an internet frenzy and confirming that the character was very much alive in the Marvel cinematic universe.
Continue reading: Could Joaquin Phoenix Be Marvel's Doctor Strange?
Watch the stylish trailer below
The temptation to predict Oscar winners in April is one that should be avoided, but equally one that is difficult to resist. One look at the Counsellor got people handing out statuettes in Spring last year, but we’ve got a feeling the same mistake won’t be made for ‘The Immigrant’.
Like the fabled streets walked while trying to realise the American dream, ‘The Immigrant’ is paved with gold, glistening throughout the trailer with a sun blushed tint. Marion Cottilard plays the intrepid Ewa, who – having been promised a savoir in the form of Joaquin Phoenix’s character, Bruno Weiss – falls into the darker depths of an American nightmare.
Continue reading: 'The Immigrant' Has Oscars Written All Over It [Trailer + Pictures]
Ewa Cybulski and her sister Magda are Polish immigrants in search of new lives in the prosperous New York City. However, no sooner have they arrived in the US than Magda is quarantined for a suspected illness and Ewa is forced to venture out into the strange new city alone. With nowhere to go and no friends to speak of, a desperate Ewa bumps into a charmingly dapper but dubious man named Bruno Weiss. He agrees to offer her a bed and money-earning prospects, but the job he wants her to do is far from what she was looking for. He enlists her as a prostitute at his entertainment establishment, and it's there Ewa meets his much more pleasant cousin Orlando the Magician who, stunned by her beauty, convinces her that she needs to be happy and helps her find the courage to escape her ordeal.
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An in-depth look at who could star in season 2 of HBO's intense crime drama 'True Detective'.
Nic Pizzolatto put the sincerity and quality of True Detective’s story over multiple seasons of the show, asserting that a strict 8-episode format would be condusive to a strong third act. And judging by the critical claim he’s received – his creation is being talked about in the same breath as The Wire – one is inclined to trust the man who risked everything to write the new HBO anthology series.
Woody Harrelson [L] and Matthew McConuaghey [R] as Hart and Cohle in 'True Detective'
“One of the reasons I wanted to do an anthology format is I like stories with endings. I like a good third act. And continuing serial dramas, they tend to have really good beginnings and really long middles and then sort of have to hustle to develop an ending. And I like the idea of telling a self-contained story,” explained Pizzolatto.
Continue reading: True Detective Season 2: Which Pairing Can Pick Up From Cohle And Hart?
With only a hint of a futuristic setting, Spike Jonze takes a remarkably honest look at human emotions as a man and his computer's intelligent operating system fall madly in love with each other. Utterly grounded in believable characters and situations, this is a boldly inventive exploration of how we connect with each other. It's also one of the most involving, witty and evocative movies of the year.
It's set just a few years into the future, when we've essentially done away with keyboards and talk to our phones and computers. So Theodore (Phoenix) works in a company that writes letters for people who want a more tactile way of communicating. While trying not to let his recent divorce from Caroline (Mara) influence his work, his friends (Adams and Letscher) set him up on a blind date with a sexy woman (Wilde). But he's not quite ready to move on until he begins opening up to his new interactive operative system, which calls herself Samantha (voiced by Johansson). And she has such an open-hearted personality that Theodore can't help but fall for her.
The film has a breezy, fable-like tone that allows heavy themes to emerge without weighing us down. Indeed, the central idea is that relationships are difficult because we can't help but evolve individually, which sometimes means drifting apart. Obviously, this has huge ramifications when your partner is a limitless computer mind that will never stop expanding. But Theodore doesn't want to think about this; he is frightened by the idea that Samantha is changing. Yes, despite the vaguely surreal premise, the film is packed with things we readily identify with.
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