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First look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit in ‘The Walk’

Forty years ago, almost to the day, Philippe Petit did the unthinkable and completed a high-wire walk between the World Trade Towers. Now arrives our first official look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Petit in Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming biopic The Walk, courtesy of USA Today. Petit’s incredible feat was previously brought to the screen in the Oscar-winning […]

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Don’t hate the player – Don Jon review

By Simon Miraudo February 11, 2014 In Don Jon, the feature directorial debut of actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the first to be released under his Hit Record label, a twenty-something New Jersey native must choose between his all-consuming internet porn addiction and a functional relationship with another human being. Gordon-Levitt plays the title character, whilst […]

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd “front-runners” for Marvel’s Ant-Man

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Paul Rudd are reportedly the “front-runners” for Marvel’s upcoming flick Ant-Man. According to Variety‘s sources, Gordon-Levitt and Rudd are the main contenders to play the shrunken superhero, though they do provide some wiggle room by adding “there’s still a remote possibility another actor could emerge.” Gordon-Levitt told AlloCine (translated by The Playlist) […]

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Trailer Debut: Don Jon

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as a porn-obsessed body builder who must choose between his predilection for adult videos and a new girlfriend, played by Scarlett Johansson, in Don Jon. The trailer for Gordon-Levitt’s feature directorial debut plays up the comedic aspects of the premise, which is smart, because taking that conflict even a little seriously would be a […]

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum wanted for Guys and Dolls remake

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum are at the top of 20th Century Fox’s wish list for their upcoming remake of Guys and Dolls, Deadline reports. They would tackle the roles made famous by Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando. The remake of the Tony Award winning stage show and Academy Award nominated film has no writer […]

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All the president’s men – Lincoln review

By Simon Miraudo February 6, 2013 Lincoln is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th President of the United States. It feels sacrilegious to even type that combination of words, as if putting all that prestige in the one sentence will have the same skin-melting effect of staring into the ark […]

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt joins Sin City sequel

Continuing his extraordinary run up into super stardom, Joseph Gordon-Levitt just signed on to take a role in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, the long-discussed sequel to the iconoclastic 2005 film. According to Deadline, JGL (which is how I’m told the kids refer to Levitt these days) will play Johnny, described as “a […]

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Time in its prime – Looper review

Looper – Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt. Directed by Rian Johnson. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. There’s a difference between science-fiction that inspires the question ‘What if?’ and science fiction that leaves us monosyllabically muttering ‘Huh?’ A film’s ability to confound is not immediate certification of its brilliance. It’s a revelation, then, […]

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Poster Debut: Lincoln

In case you were concerned Steven Spielberg‘s Abraham Lincoln biopic starring Daniel Day-Lewis wouldn’t be a serious affair, here is a stoic poster to allay your fears. The first poster for Lincoln carries on the ‘haggard president’ look from the film’s only officially released image. Considering what the man had to go through over the course of […]

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First look at Daniel Day-Lewis as Spielberg’s Lincoln

The first image of Daniel Day-Lewis as legendary American president Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming biopic has been released by Entertainment Weekly. Gee, we hope that’s not a theatre he’s sitting at… He seems to be rather exhausted here, perhaps from a recent battle with the undead, or, more likely, due to the weight […]

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Bruised and battered – The Dark Knight Rises review

The Dark Knight Rises ­– Starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, and Anne Hathaway. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. It’s probably redundant to mention that the final instalment of Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy is epic in scope and ambition, considering a Christ allegory is right there in the title. But The Dark […]

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The laughing cure – 50/50 review

50/50 – Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick. Directed by Jonathan Levine. Rated MA. Originally published February 29, 2012. By Simon Miraudo. 50/50 arrives on DVD and Blu-ray in Australia July 12, 2012. Whoever was responsible for christening this funny movie about a serious disease did not have an enviable task. Jonathan Levine‘s 50/50 went through a number of name changes before landing on […]

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Poster Debut: The Dark Knight Rises

Warner Bros recently revealed six new character posters for Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises as the long promotional road to the July release date rolls on. The posters come courtesy of Slashfilm. I must say that all the promotional material coming out for this film are doing their very best to mute my enthusiasm for […]

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt working on Little Shop of Horrors remake

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is developing a remake of Little Shop of Horrors “with an eye to star” in it, says The Hollywood Reporter. Broadway producer Marc Platt (Wicked) is also working on the reboot, with Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa set to pen it. Originally a 1960 Roger Corman film about a florist and his man-eating […]

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Trailer Debut: The Dark Knight Rises

The third and final feature trailer for Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises has arrived online. And if you thought the dissolving football field from the previous teaser would be the film’s biggest money shot, this clip offers up a few more contenders… Surely you don’t need any more information? Watch it already! Plenty of tasty […]

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Teaser Debut: Looper

The teaser trailer for Rian Johnson‘s time travel flick Looper has arrived online, with plenty of mind-bending logic to twist your mind into all kinds of knots. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis play the same character in Looper; an assassin that is tasked with killing his older self. Let the teaser describe it further: You […]

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See Joseph Gordon-Levitt as young Bruce Willis in Looper

You read that headline correctly. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has reteamed with his Brick director Rian Johnson for the new sci-fi thriller Looper, in which he and Bruce Willis play the same character at different ages. You may notice that JGL looks a little different in these newly posted pics (courtesy of Slashfilm); that’s thanks to multiple hours of make-up. Gordon-Levitt and Willis star […]

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to direct Scarlett Johansson in new comedy

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer, Inception) will add director to his list of credentials as Deadline reveals details of his first venture behind the camera. JoGo’s feature directing debut will be an as-yet-untitled comedy he wrote and plans to star in alongside Scarlett Johansson. He’s tight-lipped about the finer plot details at the moment […]

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Trailer Debut: The Dark Knight Rises

A brand new teaser trailer for The Dark Knight Rises has debuted online, giving us a proper glimpse of Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, and what looks to be a football match set to rival any in film’s history. Look out behind you! A crying Alfred! A soon-to-be-deposed Commissioner Gordon! A super-sad (even more […]

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Poster Debut: The Dark Knight Rises

We’re beginning to think The Dark Knight Rises won’t have the happiest of endings. A new poster has debuted online for Christopher Nolan‘s highly anticipated series closer, and it shows the villainous Bane (Tom Hardy) walking away from a smashed Bat mask. Bane is famously known amongst comic fans as ‘The Man Who Broke The […]

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Sacha Baron Cohen in talks for Tarantino’s Django Unchained

Sacha Baron Cohen is the latest high-profile actor to be named in Quentin Tarantino’s epic Django Unchained line-up. According to Variety, the funny man best known for his mockumentary Borat is in final negotiations to join the already star-packed cast of Tarantino’s “Southern-fried spaghetti Western”.  He’s set to play the role of Scotty the gambler, […]

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Anthony LaPaglia joins Tarantino’s Django Unchained

Anthony LaPaglia has joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming spaghetti-western Django Unchained. According to Deadline, LaPaglia will play the leader of an Australian gang. Bizarrely, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to appear as his brother. It was revealed last week that JoGo was eyeing the flick, but the nature of his role was unknown. Here’s hoping he does […]

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt wants in on Tarantino’s Django Unchained

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the latest actor to raise his hand to join Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, Variety reports. Tarantino’s upcoming film already has Jamie Foxx signed on for the eponymous lead role; a slave who is freed by Christoph Waltz’s German dentist tuned bounty hunter. The pair team up to find Django’s wife Broomhilda, rumoured […]

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Trailer Debut: Premium Rush

Bike couriers have the most exciting job in the world. That is, if the newly released trailer for the Joseph Gordon-Levitt vehicle (or should that be, bicycle?) Premium Rush should be believed. Written and directed by David Koepp, the film centres on New York’s best messenger (Gordon-Levitt) who tries to deliver a mysterious package whilst […]

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New trailer for cancer comedy 50/50 plays up the yuks

A brand new trailer for Jonathan Levine‘s ‘cancer comedy’ 50/50 has debuted online. Although a full minute shorter than the trailer released back in May, it gives us a better idea of the film’s sense of humour (something that needs to be stressed to any potential viewers who are hesitant about seeing a comedy about […]

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Poster Debut: 50/50

The poster for Jonathan Levine‘s upcoming dramedy 50/50, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a young man battling cancer and Seth Rogen as his BFF, has debuted on Slashfilm. We say ‘dramedy’, but don’t expect a solemn, Stepmom-style weepy. Hopefully the tagline there offers a better insight into the film’s sense of humour. Check out the trailer […]

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Poster Debut: The Dark Knight Rises

The sky is falling! Well, at least the top of Gotham’s buildings are, in the newly released teaser poster for Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises. It’s an understated, yet still suitably epic poster for what will surely be the biggest event release of 2012. Christian Bale returns as Bruce Wayne/Batman, and will star opposite Tom […]

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Seth Rogen taking on Jamaica

Seth Rogen is reteaming with his 50/50 director Jonathan Levine and regular collaborator Evan Goldberg for a new film titled Jamaica, based on a screenplay written by Will Reiser. According to Variety, Reiser’s screenplay is based on a holiday he took with his grandmother to Jamaica at the age of 14. Rogen and Goldberg will produce […]

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Trailer Debut: 50/50

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has cancer … in the new trailer for the comedy 50/50 co-starring Seth Rogen. In the Jonathan Levine (The Wackness) directed film – originally titled I’m With Cancer and then Live With It – JoGo plays Adam, a 27-year-old radio writer who is diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer. Rogen plays […]

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Gordon-Levitt/Rogen comedy gets title change

Pulling in a decent box office return is no easy task and, these days, with so very many movies consistently appearing on the slate, it’s only getting harder. Which is precisely why getting the title of a film just right is so damn important. It comes as little surprise then, as The Wrap report, that […]

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