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Yes, there are plenty of names you look forward to seeing in a movie, people whose performances thrilled you in the past and guaranteed you'll look for them next time. But that's not happening any more on a large scale, where a simple name above the title-- "Will Smith in I Am Legend! Tom Cruise IS Jerry Maguire!"-- could get people to check out a movie they knew nothing about otherwise
If you haven’t seen The Dark Knight Rises I highly recommend at this time that you stay far, far away from this article. In fact, close it down right now, head to your local theater, see the movie, and then come back here. Then you can enjoy all of the spoilery goodness that lies inside.
Looper would be high on our must-see list for the second half of 2012, even if we knew absolutely nothing about director Rian Johnson. But, add Johnson’s name to the mix, and we’re clawing our eyes out waiting for the opportunity to see the new film.
First of all, the title. The Dark Knight Rises, or the whole “Dark Knight Trilogy” rather, is very much like The Godfather Saga in that the title doesn’t necessarily have to refer to one person per se as much as one position. Who is the Godfather? Vito or Michael? Who is the Dark Knight?
Sony’s Hall H panel shifts gears from the futuristic expanse of Len Wiseman’s Total Recall to the time travel thrills of Rian Johnson’s Looper, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis playing versions of the same person locked in a battle that could mean one of them has to die.
It’s still unclear how large of a role Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play in The Dark Knight Rises, but now we know he’ll at least get a chance to spar with Gary Oldman. In a brand new clip debuted last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, JGL’s John Blake is seen confronting Commissioner Gordon about Batman’s real identity. He has questions, big questions on the eighth anniversary of Batman’s disappearance and Harvey Dent’s death, and while Gordon knows some of the answers, he’s not excited about sharing.
Brie has a good number of projects coming up later this year. She is next set to star in The Spectacular Now alongside Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller, but also has Squirrel to the Nuts - the new Peter Bogdanovich movie - in the wings as well as Relanxious, a new comedy from writer/director Christohper Storer with Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen.
Director Rian Johnson has done an admirable job so far of keeping secrets about his upcoming movie Looper, a thriller set in a near-future where criminals use time travel to "disappear" the people they need assassinated. So far we knew that Joseph Gordon-Levitt played one of those assassins
Regardless of what anyone might tell you, the goal of any movie is to make money, maybe not a ton of money but at least some money. If little scenes can be flipped around, added or removed in order to generate a much greater return, studios are almost always willing to do so, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s upcoming Looper is a great example of that.
When the first trailer for Premium Rush was released last September it was in anticipation of a January 13th release date - a release date that came and went without Premium Rush's delivery to theaters (no pun intended). That's because Sony decided to mix up their schedule a bit and shift the David Koepp-directed film to August 24th.
Glee, for better or worse, is a cultural phenomenon that's scoring plenty of work for its stars as well as those behind the scenes. In the case of writer/co-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, this has led to the opportunity to rework the once flailing Broadway show Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark, and penning the script for MGM's upcoming Carrie remake.
Tony Danza’s probably best known for his role in Taxi and later for playing one of the most beloved housekeepers on TV in the ’80’s (nods to Mr. Belvedere and Mrs. Garrett). Not long after Who’s the Boss wrapped up, Danza went on to co-star in a movie about a kid whose answered prayer came in the form of angels (Christopher Lloyd among them) helping a baseball team make a comeback.
One of the greatest things about the science-fiction genre is that it allows the creator to build a world from the ground up. Whether they want it to reflect the world we live in now, or be completely unrecognizable, the author has the chance to do whatever they want. The drawback of this is that rules of the universe need to be created, and that’s particularly important in the case of time travel.
All week, we’ve been teased about the upcoming teaser trailer for Looper. The teaser trailer has now arrived online! It's full of shooting, explosions, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt attempting to kill his future-self. Check it out ahead and decide for yourself if it was worth the wait...
In my opinion there are few movies released in the last decade better than Rian Johnson's Brick. In addition to being a great twisty, moody neo-noir, it also introduced us to a fascinating new filmmaker. A few years later Johnson took a left turn when he wrote and directed The Brothers Bloom, a con film with a completely different atmosphere than his first movie. Now, four years later, the writer/director is just about ready to release his latest film
The whole mirror image thing happening vertically makes the poster immediately distinct from all the garbage floating heads we usually see, and I love the effect of both actors disintegrating, either by explosion or the passing of time. You also notice, of course, that Levitt is wearing blue contacts
Back in February, when we learned that the 50/50 star was set to make his feature directorial debut for a comedy that would also have him starring opposite Scarlett Johansson, there was speculation that this venture could present scheduling issues for him and his involvement in Quentin Tarantino’ Django Unchained, and that unfortunately appears to be the case.
Last month it was reported that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is currently preparing to make his directorial debut with an untitled project in which he plays a modern day Don Juan on the road to be less of a "selfish dick." The story came with news that he had already cast Scarlett Johansson, but was still looking for his other female lead. It would appear that he's found her.
In Looper, the upcoming science-fiction film from Brick director Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis play the same character, Joe. Because the plot involves time travel, the movie has Gordon-Levitt playing the present day version of Joe while Willis is the future version. There's one problem, however: Joseph Gordon-Levitt looks nothing like Bruce Willis.
You are going to be seeing a lot of Joseph Gordon-Levitt this year. The young actor - who has been around for years but saw his popularity surge thanks to his performance in 2009's Inception - has multiple titles with high profile directors coming out in 2012, including Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, Rian Johnson's Looper, David Koepp's Premium Rush and, possibly, Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.