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Posts Tagged ‘ Joseph Gordon-Levitt ’

Don Jon’s Appeal is Only Skin Deep


(ScreenCrush)Clean the apartment. Gym. Club. Sex. Porn. Church. Family Dinner. Repeat. This is the first half of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “Don Jon,” his feature film directorial debut. JGL takes the interesting premise of a superficial guy who enjoys porn more than sex—for its ability to let him escape—and cranks that up to eleven. He sets the scene in New Jersey with thick accents, excessive hair product, muscles and tight dresses only to emphasize the sexual nature of the film with quick cuts of porn and sex with random girls he finds at the clubs.

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Premium Rush


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The marketing campaign for Premium Rush made it seem like a film focusing on bicycle parkour, with stunts on par with the Fast and Furious franchise. After watching it, however, I realized how difficult it must have been to create a trailer. The story never builds and the action stays at the same pace throughout. Therefore, it gets a grade just on the negative side of neutral—it’s JGL so it can’t be all bad. Continue reading

Treasure Planet


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Now that March Madness is over and my dreams of winning my office pool have been squashed, I can get back to watching movies. Thanks to a bracket involving Disney’s animated films I was motivated to watch a few I had not seen. First up, Treasure Planet. Continue reading

Rapid Fire: Shame, Young Adult, Looper, Zero Dark Thirty, Take This Waltz


It’s been a while since I posted, but I haven’t stopped watching movies. Instead of trying to give full reviews for those movies, I’ve decided to provide rapid fire, (relatively) quick hits for the main films I viewed in the last few weeks. My schedule is opening up so I’m hoping to get back to regular posting soon. Also, I have decided to not give hard grades for these films, as many of them left me with mixed feelings that would make grading difficult. Instead, the distinction will be “Worth Your Time” or “Not Worth Your Time.” Continue reading

The Dark Knight Rises (No Spoilers)


I hope Christopher Nolan realizes what he’s done. With the epic stories he has put on the screen from this Batman trilogy to stuff like Inception, everything he does from now on will be held up to the highest of standards. We want our minds blown, so he better deliver! Well, with The Dark Knight Rises I wouldn’t say my mind was blown, but it’s definitely a good movie. Continue reading

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