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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.
What of the time-travel element, which Johnson readily admits “just never makes sense” in most sci-fi films? "If you just tell somebody the plot, you're inevitably telling them the time travel stuff, but the movie actually uses that as a set-up,” he explains. “The best parallel I can draw is to the first Terminator moviem where time travel is used to set up this impossible situation between these people and then that situation plays itself out."
I really do love (500) Days of Summer. Sure, it's a bit schmaltzy and the last line of the movie is totally cornball, but it's really a great romantic dram-com and its stars, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, have great chemistry together. Part of that may be because the two stars are actually really good friends and plenty of proof of that exists on the internet. Back in 2009, when the movie was released, they worked together to create two tiny little videos that were released online...
Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained already stars one actor who started out young and has since been hailed as one of the best of his generation, with Leonardo DiCaprio expected to play an evil slave owner in the Civil War-era film. Now he might be ready to bring in the next generation of talent
Marketing always was going to be the greatest challenge, the uphill battle, facing Jonathan Levine’s 50/50. Once the dramedy received the designation of being “the cancer comedy,” it didn’t matter how many reviews sang the praises of the ensemble (virtually everyone’s fantastic) or the power of Will Reiser’s personal screenplay, all audiences would think about standing at the ticket counter was The Big C.
Ryan Gosling, Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Alexander Skarsgard Being Looked At For The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
If you've ever had the desire to see a blond Joseph Gordon-Levitt, it may be in your best interest to contact Warner Bros. and plead them to cast him as Kuryakin. Any of the three actors would be great for the part, but assuming one of them gets it, who should be the one to take Clooney's place?
In the film, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Wilee, a bike messenger working in New York City. One day he is tasked with getting an envelope across town. While this seems like a normal job, he's stopped by a corrupt cop (Shannon), who needs the information that Wilee has been assigned to deliver. This begins an epic chase through the city, as Wilee tries to get the envelope where it needs to go before it's too late.
Come September 30th, if you're not in a theater getting ready to watch Jonathan Levine's 50/50 then you are doing yourself a serious disservice. Funny, touching, beautiful and filled with absolutely stellar performances, 50/50 is easily one of the best films of the year.
I’ve been told by those who have seen it that 50/50 should be my most anticipated movie for what’s left of this year. I’m pretty excited to see what Jonathan Levine is up to. He was the writer/director of a Sundance movie I loved called The Wackness and he’s directing Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anna Kendrick in 50/50 as well.
The Dark Knight Rises continues to shoot in Pittsburgh and apparently there’s still absolutely no security anywhere around the set when they’re out on the street making movie magic, because here’s yet another rather clear video of the happenings there. This one is the first to give us a look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the film.
Last week we posted the first trailer for 50/50 and I couldn't sing the movie's praises loud enough. It is easily the best film that I've seen thus far in 2011 and, though it's still early, it'll be a challenge for any other title the rest of the year to surpass it.
Though the film isn't due out until September, a few weeks ago I was invited to a screening of the film 50/50, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Anjelica Huston. After the credits began to roll, I was certain that I had just watched one of the best films that will be released in 2011.
The image emphasizes muscle over what I imagine is a more intellectual and sci-fi side to the film, but I don't mind it for now. Empire also has more plot details on the film than I've seen anywhere before. I've included them after the image, but spoiler alert for anyone who's super-duper sensitive about these things
They'll all be filling out the film that stars Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th President, in a story based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's book Team of Rivals, which focused on the unlikely group of collaborators Lincoln brought to work with him in the Cabinet when he was elected
Given that Joseph Gordon-Levitt's role as Cobra Commander was one of the things most people liked best about G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, you'd think the producers would do whatever they could to get the Inception and Dark Knight Rises star back for the sequel
There is a downside to comic book fanaticism, and I’m not referring to the damage it can inflict on a bank account. I’m talking about surprise. Knowing that Doc Ock was to be the villain in Spider-Man 2, I knew from the get go that there would be a scene in which Alfred Molina would strap on a set of mechanical arms.
Cotillard will be playing Miranda Tate, "a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help a still-grieving Bruce Wayne resume his father's philanthropic endeavors for Gotham." Gordon-Levitt's character is John Blake, "a Gotham City beat cop assigned to special duty under the command of Commissioner Gordon."
I don't know if you are already aware of this or not, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt is pretty fucking incredible. From Brick to The Lookout, Inception to Myserious Skin, the man has proven that not only is he immensely talented, but that he's absolutely fearless.