Screen Junkies » Joseph Gordon Levitt http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:19:50 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 One Of These Five Actors Should Replace Bradley Cooper In ‘The Crow’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/one-of-these-five-actors-should-replace-bradley-cooper-in-the-crow/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/one-of-these-five-actors-should-replace-bradley-cooper-in-the-crow/#comments Wed, 24 Aug 2011 20:53:26 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=225777 Just pick on of these five and make the damn movie. Or we can all just watch the original and enjoy that for the next 20 years. That sounds nice, too.

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News broke a few days ago that Bradley Cooper had to quit Juan Carlos Fesnadillo’s reboot of the much-loved 1994 film The Crow due to scheduling conflicts, allowing diehard fans to breathe a sigh of relief. It was hard to imagine an actor that shared fewer qualities with the titular character than Cooper.

Well, the hunt is on for a replacement, with Channing Tatum’s name being tossed around in the rumor mill. Huh. I just got done saying it was hard to imagine an actor that had less in common with The Crow’s Eric Draven, and yet someone was able to find one so quickly! Gotta love Hollywood.

While a studio might go for a pretty face and hope the rest sorts itself out, let’s weigh a few names that actually share some characteristics with the dark avenger, and see if we can’t do a better job than “Channing F*cking Tatum.” I bet we can.

5. Enrique Iglesias

I introduced this entry as a joke because through his videos, Iglesias has so much experience moving in slow-motion through the rain, but I inadvertently sold myself on this one. The fact is that The Crow/Eric Draven seems to be more about the façade than it does about the actor, and Enrique Iglesias is an attractive musician that does brooding better than anyone. Should you revisit Once Upon a Time in Mexico, you’d see that he can play a quiet badass surprisingly well.

4. Robert Pattinson

I’m legally obligated to put him on this list. Sure, his Twilight character and performance don’t exactly move my meter, but his turn in Water for Elephants demonstrated some chops, and the fact that he was chosen by David Cronenberg to star in the upcoming Cosmopolis is also very promising. He’s a more age-appropriate choice than Bradley Cooper, and think of all the money they’d save on pancake makeup by carting out his pale British ass.

3. Gael Garcia Bernal

I know that I’ve gone two out of three entries with Latinamerican heartthrobs, and believe me, it will be something I address with my therapist next Tuesday. I think the Latin loner sensibility plays well here. Remember that the original Crow, Brandon Lee, was Bruce Lee’s kid, so those who remember the character as a corn-fed white boy are horrible, horrible racists. Bernal is probably the most accomplished actor on this list, as he’s appeared in Amores Perros, Babel, and as Che Guevera in The Motorcycle Diaries. With that pedigree, I’m sure he’ll be able to fire a machine gun, scream up towards the sky, and say “It can’t rain all the time,” with a degree of competency.

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Laugh In The Face Of Cancer With The ’50/50′ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/laugh-in-the-face-of-cancer-with-the-5050-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/laugh-in-the-face-of-cancer-with-the-5050-trailer/#comments Fri, 27 May 2011 18:55:56 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=213879 About time that somebody knocked that lousy disease down a peg or two.

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4 photos'Looper' Set Photos: Future Cars Don't Look Futurey Enough


Please stick around after the awkward introduction to watch the trailer for 50/50. Based on the true story of cancer survivor Will Reiser and directed by Jonathan Levine (The Wackness), the film looks pretty well done. Joseph Gordon-Levitt slaps on a cardigan to play Adam (based on Reiser), the cancer-stricken 27-year old who must learn to live with the disease.

Seth Rogen addresses Reiser at the top of the trailer as one of his “best friends.” But then he goes and co-stars as the goofy best friend. Is he imitating himself? Could be. Though at first I thought he was imitating the character Dan Fogler always plays.

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‘Dark Knight Rises’ Began Shooting. Can You Feel It, Nerds? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dark-knight-rises-began-shooting-can-you-feel-it-nerds/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dark-knight-rises-began-shooting-can-you-feel-it-nerds/#comments Fri, 20 May 2011 02:28:12 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=212987 Like the Force, nerds around the world feel a collective sense of joy, whether they know why or not.

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Like the Force, nerds around the world feel a collective sense of joy, whether they know why or not. It doesn’t matter whether they’re unsuccessfully organizing a D&D game between busy friends or complaining about “Doctor Who” to their moms, today is a day when geeks will feel good: The Dark Knight Rises has begun principal photography.

Christopher Nolan‘s final journey into Gotham city limits will shoot in the US, India, England and Scotland. The cities in America that will have Batman’s temporary protection are New York, Los Angeles and super-glamorous Pittsburgh. I guess the cast is gonna rack up a Bat Cave’s worth of frequent flyer miles. Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are gonna fly free for a long time. Of course, they could always just take the Bat Plane.

The Dark Knight Rises swoops into theaters July 20, 2012, but first they have to shoot the damn thing. (TheWrap)

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Gordon-Levitt Confirmed, Juno Temple Closing In On ‘Dark Knight Rises’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gordon-levitt-confirmed-juno-temple-closing-in-on-dark-knight-rises/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gordon-levitt-confirmed-juno-temple-closing-in-on-dark-knight-rises/#comments Thu, 24 Mar 2011 23:34:39 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203564 Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been confirmed and Juno Temple rumored for roles in 'The Dark Knight Rises.'

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been confirmed and Juno Temple rumored for roles in The Dark Knight Rises. Unfortunately, either’s role in the film has been left vague at best. Gordon-Levitt has not been confirmed as a hero or a villain, and Temple is only described as a “street-smart Gotham girl.” It’s also uncertain whether either will be reprising a role established in the DC universe or if they will be creations of the film’s team, which has taken such liberties in the past.

Speculation seems silly, as the Internet rumor mill has suggested virtually every character for JGL, and the description of Temple’s character doesn’t seem to warrant too much investigation based on the info at hand. Upon hearing “street-smart Gotham girl,” my mind immediately went to the young teenage girl from the original Crow, but that’s just me. And that character has existed in virtually every dystopian film made in the past 30 years, so go nuts.

Temple, though relativel unknown, has cut her teeth in Kaboom and the approaching Cracks, so check those out if you want to get obsessive about things. (Playlist)

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Says ‘Hesher’ Trailer Is Not Legit, Sets Pool On Fire http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/joseph-gordon-levitt-says-hesher-trailer-is-not-legit-sets-pool-on-fire/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/joseph-gordon-levitt-says-hesher-trailer-is-not-legit-sets-pool-on-fire/#comments Tue, 22 Feb 2011 06:18:10 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=29011 This crazy trailer, condemned by the filmmaker and stars, also shows us glimpses of Rainn Wilson ("The Office") and a frumpalicious Natalie Portman.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) is upset about the latest trailer for his new movie Hesher. Here’s what he wrote on the Twitter machine:

“I really love the way #Hesher turned out, and that hi-jacked ‘trailer’ totally misrepresents the movie.”

Uh, so the movie isn’t about a crazy burnout who runs a kid over with his van and sets stuff on fire? Cause I was suddenly getting interested. The movie also stars Rainn WilsonThe Office“) and a frumpalicious Natalie Portman, looking like Tiny Fey on”30 Rock” whenever they flash back to her early years.

You can see the unofficial trailer up top, which has been condemned by Levitt, Wilson, and the film’s director Spencer Susser. It was apparently made by a foreign marketers. Well, it may not be an official trailer, but it makes the movie look ridiculously kickass. So… stop whining and make it official?

Here’s the plot summary from the Hesher website, which I assume is official, but I guess now we don’t know:

Loud music. Pornography. Burning shit to the ground. These are a few of Hesher’s favorite things. And they are what Hesher (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) brings into the lives of TJ (Devin Brochu) and his father Paul (Rainn Wilson) when he takes up residence in their garage uninvited.

Grief-stricken by the loss of TJ’s mother in a car accident, Paul can’t muster the strength to evict the strange squatter and soon the long-haired, tattooed Hesher becomes a fixture in the household. Like a force of nature, Hesher’s anarchy shakes the family out of their grief and helps them embrace life once more.

Hesher stays in theaters, uninvited, starting this April, and crashes SXSW in March. (/Film, Movieline)

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Hey, Here Are Some Set Photos: ‘Scream 4′ and ‘Premium Rush’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hey-here-are-some-set-photos-scream-4-and-premium-rush/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hey-here-are-some-set-photos-scream-4-and-premium-rush/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Today we have set photos from two completely unrelated films; Wes Craven's Scream 4 and David Koepp's Premium Rush. They're just boring enough to not warrant their own posts, while simultaneously movie-related enough to warrant me having to form an opinion about them. MORE AFTER THE JUMP...

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Today we have set photos from two completely unrelated films; Wes Craven‘s Scream 4 and David Koepp‘s Premium Rush. They’re just boring enough to not warrant their own posts, while simultaneously movie-related enough to warrant me having to form an opinion about them.

MORE AFTER THE JUMP…

The young cast of Scream 4 re-enacts the fountain scene from the original film that introduced the world to a young Jamie Kennedy. Does this mean we’ll soon get a hidden camera prank show starring Hayden Panettiere? That all depends on the accuracy of her Mafia guy impression.

Suspiciously absent from this picture is Emma Roberts. As far as we know she is the lead, but wouldn’t that mean she would appear in more spy photos? Could this be an elaborate ruse to throw the audience off the super-guarded material? Also, what is with that kid’s hair? (via DailyMail)

Angels In The Outfield‘s Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in David Koepp’s Premium Rush as a bike messenger racing across Manhattan with a corrupt cop in hot pursuit. I’m already bracing myself for the disappoint I’ll feel when there isn’t a scene where Joe Levitt rides his bike up the spine of a brontosaurus at the Museum Of Natural History. Missed opportunity right there. (via JustJared)

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(500) Days of Summer http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/500-days-of-summer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/500-days-of-summer/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2009 00:50:13 +0000 Reza F. Director: Marc WebbCast: Joseph Gordon Levitt, Zooey DeschanelSynopsis: Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) grows up thinking that he won’t be truly happy until he finds his true love.  Summer (Zooey Deschanel) thinks the opposite. She doesn’t believe in love. However,they both meet each other ,and they do get along quite nicely. But this isn’t a story about love as they do break up eventually. He then tells the story of their 500 day relationship starting from day 1.

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Director: Marc Webb

Cast: Joseph Gordon Levitt, Zooey Deschanel

Synopsis: Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) grows up thinking that he won’t be truly happy until he finds his true love.  Summer (Zooey Deschanel) thinks the opposite. She doesn’t believe in love. However,they both meet each other ,and they do get along quite nicely. But this isn’t a story about love as they d break up eventually. He then tells the story of their 500 day relationship starting from day 1.

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