Cigarettes & Red Vines]
Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" opened Friday at the Angelika and the Village East on Second Avenue where it played in 70mm.
The buzzy drama — the Times called it an "imposing, confounding and altogether amazing new film" — stars Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams. And it made $729,745 in five theaters in New York and Los Angeles for a record-setting per-screen average of $145,949, according to the Associated Press. (This was a record previously held by Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom.")
Anyway, a reader who tried to get tickets this past weekend for the Village East said that every screening was sold out. I saw the lines on Second Avenue stretch around the corner on East 12th Street. Just curious if anyone saw the movie ... and if it was worth the wait...