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Twenty minutes of "The Master" goodness came with the Blu-ray and DVD — which hit shelves last week — and now all 20 of those minutes are online. Take the time to watch it all, and experience something unlike anything out in theaters last year.

Also, "Drive" gets some new art in today's Dailies!

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Ahead of Oscar night, Mondo has once again put together a line of unspectacular prints to honor this year's nominees. The first three hit the web yesterday (via /Film), and only have us excited to see what's to come next.

The prints come from artists Olly Moss, Laurent Durieux, and DKNG, who created new visions for "Les Miserables," "The Master," and "ParaNorman," respectively.

The prints will go on sale this Sunday during the Academy Awards. Follow @MondoNews to find out when. Click past the jump to see all three posters and learn additional info!

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Will Smith

FROM NEXT MOVIE

Most movies go through rounds of casting where actors commit and then have to step away or deals never materialize, even Academy Award-nominated films.

This year's contenders especially seemed to go through several different versions of their cast before finding the group of actors that would eventually lead them to Oscar night.

But what about those unseen versions? How would Liam Neeson have done as Abraham Lincoln? Would Will Smith make a better Django? We'll never know, but the folks over at Next Movie have put together posters for several hypothetical casts.

Check out a few after the jump and more over at Next Movie!

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FROM NEXTMOVIE

If you've been on a movie news site like Variety or The Hollywood Reporter in the last few months, you've undoubtedly seen one of those "For Your Consideration" ads that try really hard to make certain actors and films "award worthy," as if you had a say.

Those ads are usually for respectable movies that actually do have a shot at their sought-after categories, but what about the ones you don't see? The folks over at NextMovie have rounded up a collection of some of the lesser-known (and potentially not real) Oscar campaigns.

Click past the jump to see what we're talking about!

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The Master

FROM FILM.COM

Another day, another set of reviews from some of the best movies playing up at the Toronto International Film Festival. Below, you'll be have to find takes on "The Master," the highly anticipated new film from Paul Thomas Anderson, and "To the Wonder," the highly anticipated new film from Terrence Malick.

"The Master"
Grade: B-

Still, for all its clever work, "The Master" is highly clinical. It’s a movie for students of film history, and for audiences far more patient than average. The themes of "The Master" are relatively clear, and right up there on the surface level for all to note. Can you invent a new way to "help" the troubled out of thin air? How and where does fanaticism form, and what type of person is drawn to the trappings of power, or to follow the newly powerful? These themes get bludgeoned home in a big way throughout the nearly three hours of the film, though not to anyone’s benefit. "There Will Be Blood" shared this issue of repetition, but Daniel Day-Lewis was a more lovable scoundrel than Hoffman’s Mr. Dodd. There was more room to breathe in each and every one of Paul Thomas Anderson’s films, and by comparison "The Master" is oppressive and claustrophobic. Beautifully done, yes, but missing the entire point of "freeing one’s mind" while watching a film. "The Master" wants you to do it simply so it can lock you up in its own personal cage. -Laremy Legel

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FROM FILM.COM

We've seen the awards buzz swell in the past few weeks with Venice, Telluride, and now Toronto, so the folks over at Film.com have broken down the high-profile TIFF entries to see which has the greatest potential to score Oscar gold come February.

Chief among the candidates has to be Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," which is currently looking like a lock for Best Picture, Director, and Original Screenplay. Then you have to factor in Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, and Amy Adams, who have all received acclaims for their work.

Head over to Film.com to see the full list.

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As Paul Thomas Anderson's next film, "The Master," slowly reveals itself to the world, the writer-director has already set his sights on his next project.

According to Screen Daily, Anderson, who has previously taken five years between each of his last three films, is currently writing an adaptation of Thomas Pynchons' detective novel "Inherent Vice."

"I'm hoping we can get 'Inherent Vice' going soon," Anderson told the website. "That's what I'm writing now. It’s taking my mind of this, actually. It’s a lot of fun. It’s such a different piece, though. It’s nice to have a collaborator, as it were, through working on the book."

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The Master

Paul Thomas Anderson has been slowly showing off his latest film "The Master" to the public in 70mm, the larger film format that he's been championing.

While we wait for Anderson to jump out of a bush and offer us a surprise 70mm screening for "The Master," we've had to rely on teaser-y clips from the film. The latest two have announced early charity screenings in Chicago and San Francisco to raise money for the film foundation, the latter of which is tonight (August 21).

Since most of the audience members come out of those screenings unable to put into words what they saw, we've had to live off these teasers and Anderson's first interview about the movie, which he gave to Newsweek.

Check out the latest teaser and read excerpts (via /Film) from the interview after the jump!

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The Master

So far, Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" has wowed us with two teaser clip montages and a beautiful trailer. All three previews have taken on the kind of dream-like quality that we expect from the director, more so than ever with his latest film.

Now a new teaser, in the tradition of the first two, has shown up online, and it gives us some insight into the group led by Philip Seymour Hoffman for the first time.

Check out the new teaser after the jump!

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Star Wars

As much as it pains us to think of another "Star Wars" cash grab, we'd probably watch a cartoon about the high school versions of the characters.

Also, see a "Raid" sequel character, and get convinced you'll need to see "The Last Stand" in today's Dailies!

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