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Trailer Watch: Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master teaser trailer #2 (and #1)

(Sorry about the pre-roll ad. I’ll replace the video with something better when I can find one.)

A second teaser trailer for Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master has found its way to the internet, thanks to the Weinstein Co. The film revolves around a “drifter” (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in with a charismatic intellectual named Lancaster Dodd shortly after World War II as the latter starts a religious organization called “The Cause” and begins to have doubts as it grows in popularity.

The film also stars Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, and Amy Adams. It hits theaters on October 12 — a little earlier than I’d expect for an obvious Oscar contender. Perhaps the Weinsteins are skittish about its Oscar chances due to some parallels between The Cause and Scientology?

The first teaser was released last month and is embedded below, after the jump:

Trailer Watch: Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph

Disney’s next non-Pixar CG-animated feature centers around an analog for Donkey Kong — the titular Wreck-It Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) attempts to shed his bad-guy image by escaping into Hero’s Duty (Halo), but inadvertently wreaks havoc in the video-game universe by freeing a digital villain (sort of like Tron?) — and it’s all mixed in with Who Framed Roger Rabbit?-style cameos from popular video game characters.

So yeah. I had a grin on my face throughout the trailer. Jane Lynch as the tough-as-nails hottie from Hero’s Duty and Sarah Silverman as an obnoxious little girl (princess?) from some kind of Candyland-lookin’ world are inspired bits of casting, and the film looks great. This one’s a must-see for me.

Wreck-It Ralph was directed by Rich Moore (long-time TV animation veteran and sequence director for The Simpsons Movie) and opens on November 2, 2012.

(h/t /Film)