7 items from 2011
This weekend, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays leading man in the critically acclaimed cancer dramedy, "50/50," playing a 27-year old facing his mortality. It's a performance that, according to early speculation, could earn him an Academy Award nomination, a mark of prestige he has been building towards for years.
In fact, while most of us go back with him to the era in which he played the orphan kid in "Angels in the Outfield" and brilliant alien teen in "3rd Rock From The Sun," Jgl has been at this game far longer than that.
He got his start in commercials -- following a turn in a pre-school production of "The Wizard of Oz" -- showing a propensity for hawking breakfast foods. Even at a young age, he was searching for something deeper.
"I didn't really like doing commercials," he told the NY Times in 2007. "You had to behave like you were on angel dust or something. »
- Jordan Zakarin
Forgive me if this post comes across clunky, as this is my first blog that has nothing to do with cats.
Instead, I’ll be writing about my experiences during the Emerging Visions Program, which takes place all day tomorrow, on Monday, which I’m told was chosen because Monday is the day people “emerge” from the caves of their dark apartments and return to the outside world after a weekend of healthy sobbing. I’m excited to emerge, myself. Hopefully it’ll put an end to people saying I have the body of a caterpillar.
“But, Adam,” you ask, with a look of concern, “what is the Emerging Visions program?” Well, first of all, you’ve really got to relax. Secondly, Emerging Visions is a program put on by Ifp and the Film Society of the Lincoln Center, who have come together to spotlight up-and-coming filmmakers from their various programs. »
- Adam Bowers
Damn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. We knew you back when you were just the kid from Angels In The Outfield, and we weren’t impressed with you or your doubled-barreled last name. Then you morphed into that awkward teen on Third Rock From The Sun, and we laughed at your pony tail. More recently you shifted into geeky girl-getter in 500 Days Of Summer, and we hated you for reminding us of every failed romance we’ve ever had. But now at New York’s 50/50 premiere last night, you’ve somehow entered into the Don Draper Den of Ridiculously Handsome Dudes. We never saw it coming. Well done, sir. Although co-stars Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick didn’t look too bad themselves. Check out more in the gallery below!
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- Jordan Runtagh
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: It was revealed this morning that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will receive the “Hollywood Breakthrough Actor Award” at this year’s 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards for his heartfelt performance in the film “50/50.” This year’s ceremony, presented by Starz Entertainment, is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 24, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
In Jonathan Levine’s film, which opens in theaters this Friday, Sept. 30, Gordon-Levitt plays Adam, an NPR editor diagnosed with cancer. The title refers to Adam’s odds of survival, though he receives tremendous support from his best friend (Seth Rogen), his pretty therapist (Anna Kendrick) and his worried mother (Anjelica Huston).
Gordon-Levitt will be on hand that evening to accept the award in person. His bio is below:
- Sean O'Connell
Your Weekly Source for the Newest Releases to Blu-Ray Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
Better Off Dead (1985)
Synopsis: Lane Meyer is a depressed teen who loses his girlfriend Beth. Her given reason for breaking up is: “Lane, I think it’d be in my best interest if I dated somebody more popular. Better looking. Drives a nicer car.” Anyway, poor Lane is left alone and thinks up treacherous ways of killing himself. He finally meets a French beauty called Monique and falls for her. Simultaneously, he must endure his mother’s terrible cooking which literally slides off the table and his disgusting next door neighbour Ricky (and his mum) while he prepares for the skiing race of his life – to get his old girlfriend back! (blu-ray.com)
Special Features: Theatrical trailer.
Synopsis: Black Sheep - A gubernatorial candidate hires a wormy special assistant whose only job »
- Travis Keune
If the last two days taught us anything, it’s that discussing movies elicits strong emotions from people. We discovered that firsthand Monday, when we started the process of compiling our baseball All-Star team composed of fictional movie characters.
In attempting to finalize our list, we spent considerable time debating the merits of plenty of memorable fictional ballplayers, eventually narrowing the squad to 19 players, a manager and an umpire. »
- Jared Diamond
In it’s time on TV, Psych has had some fantastic guest stars walk on set for an episode or two. There’s been Peter Weller, Ray Wise, Nestor Carbonell and the more recently annouced Molly Ringwald just to name a few. Also being added to the fold, according to Entertainment Weekly, is non other than Danny Glover.
Slightly older audiences will instantly recognize Danny Glover, and anyone who doesn’t well… shame on you. Glover is perhaps best known for his work as Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon series of films. He’s been around a long time, and while he may not seem like he does much these days, he’s actually in quite a lot of films; sometimes just doing smaller parts. His last “big” movie was 2012 where he played the president.
But enough about his past, what’s going on in his future? What will Glover be doing on Psych? »
- Brody Gibson
7 items from 2011
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