The 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' star shared his ideas of what feminism really means.
500 Days Of Summer star Joseph Gordon-Levitt may be one of the most beloved young actors in Hollywood today, as well as one of the most vocal. One particular issue he's been open about recently is his stance on feminism.
The writer/director/star of the semi-controversial comedy Don Jon, about a young man, addicted to pornography, who falls in love with a young woman who is addicted to romantic comedies, sat down with The Daily Beast, where he revealed that he considered himself a male feminist.
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Gordon-Levitt, who was being interviewed about his upcoming role as a cocky gambler in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, was asked about his views on feminism, given that he has often stated that he strongly supports the issue.
"What [feminism »
Making a movie that revolves around time travel instantly creates paradoxes and often plot holes, but managed intelligently, the onscreen logic can make for fun and dangerous storytelling. This is a list is of the highest grossing movies and franchises that use time travel as a main story element (an example of a movie with time travel not as a main story element is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which would have been #4 had it qualified).
I've cheated a bit by grouping franchises together, allowing me to write about more movies. Out of the 18 movies on the list I’ve seen 17, which might mean I really like movies with time travel. All numbers are worldwide box office grosses adjusted for inflation. Box office revenue numbers are from Box Office Mojo and The Numbers. Bits of trivia are from IMDb and Wikipedia. Inflation data comes via the Us Department of Labor. »
- Free Reyes
Powers Boothe and Ray Liotta ('Goodfellas') can be seen sneering on a couple of the latest character posters taken from the upcoming 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'. Arriving in Us theatres next Friday the sequel will be bringing with it more noir comic styled action and plenty of familiar as well as new faces in Basin City. Boothe plays corrupt official Roark whilst Liotta plays the role of Joey Canelli. Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller co-direct the follow-up to 2005's hit action crime thriller. The sequel stars Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Josh Brolin ('Oldboy'), Rosario Dawson ('Trance'), Alexa Vega ('Spy Kids'), Jaime King, Juno Temple ('Magic Magic'), Jessica Alba, Eva Green, Jamie Chung, Dennis Haysbert, Joseph Gordon-Levit ('Looper') and Jeremy Piven ('Entourage'). Check out the new posters below. »
For now, Daisy Ridley isn't exactly a household name, but she will soon be inextricably linked to one of the biggest film franchises of all-time. The actress, who recently signed with UTA after a major bidding war amongst agencies, was previously announced as the female lead in the J.J Abrams-directed "Star Wars: Episode VII," and now it looks like she will star in the second and third parts of the new trilogy as well. Although nothing is confirmed, rumors are circulating that Ridley's character will be the daughter of Han Solo and Leia Organa -- played by "Star Wars" vets Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher -- and that she'll be the trilogy's lead heroine. Abrams is currently shooting "Episode VII," while Rian Johnson ("Looper") is developing "VIII" and "IX," and will reportedly direct both films, according to Deadline. Ridley is a relative unknown, having only appeared in a handful »
- Dave Lewis
Gavin Logan looks at which directors could be in line for a Star Wars movie….
It’s now been almost two years since Disney officially acquired LucasFilm and with it the rights to the Star Wars universe. George Lucas said in his statement that he always believed that Star Wars could live beyond him and that the time was right for the torch to be passed to a new generation of filmmakers. First up was J.J. Abrams, fresh off his successful reboot of Star Trek. Abrams, while not exactly young and new to the industry, has a certain Spielberg-esque quality about the way he makes movies and seemed like the perfect fit for relaunching the Star Wars franchise. Once Abrams was nailed down and he and Lawrence Kasdan began reworking Michael Arndt’s script, little or no other details were announced despite incessant rumours flying around the internet. Earlier this »
- Gavin Logan
Deadline writes that Ridley was just the subject of a major bidding war between creative talent agencies, and that's because she's not just another pretty face in the "Episode VII" ensemble -- she's rumored to be the female lead, and her role is reportedly set to stretch through episodes "VIII" and "IX" of the series's new trilogy. HitFix adds that Ridley is rumored to be playing the daughter of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher).
There's been no confirmation about Ridley's character from Disney, though the agency bidding war suggests that the rumor that she'll stick around the franchise for several films is solid. "Episode VIII" is set to be written and directed by "Looper" helmer Rian Johnson, »
- Katie Roberts
The force will be with D.C. Barns, a lifelong Star Wars fan who won a walk-on role in Episode VII in the franchise's Force for Change charity contest. Barns was surprised with the news while recording a donor video for Omaze — the fundraising platform that helped run the contest — in which he talked about seeing the first Star Wars when he was just five: "It really split my head open," he recalled. "There's movies that I love, and then there's Star Wars."
While trying to remember his favorite Star Wars moment, »
Some very interesting Star Wars Rebels news combines with some fun, and potentially revealing Star Wars Episode VII news. In this edition of Star Wars Bits, read about the following: Looper and Brick star Joseph Gordon-Levitt geeks out over Rian Johnson directing Star Wars Episode VIII. Screenwriter Gary Whitta posts a familiar phrase. Toys R […]
- Germain Lussier
It appears that the Star Wars franchise has revealed its lead actress. When the huge cast of stars was originally announced, it included a host of familiar faces (like Max Von Sydow and Andy Serkis) and fresh ones (like Attack the Block breakout John Boyega and even less known Daisy Ridley), but no character details were given. As such, we were left to speculate as to which actors, if any, had minor roles, and which would be toplining J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars Episode VII, along with accompanying Episodes VIII and IX.
Now, however, it appears that Ridley will be the female lead in the new franchise. Why? Well, the scoop was buried in Deadline’s report about Ridley being signed by UTA. The site wrote:
She is the female lead in the J.J Abrams-directed resuscitation of Star Wars, and the plan is for her carry through to the second »
- Isaac Feldberg
It’s hardly a surprise considering she was announced alongside the main Episode VII cast back in April, and the information is buried in a talent agency story that’s about as dry as the dustiest corner of Tatooine’s desert surface, but Daisy Ridley is apparently on board for the next two Star Wars films, currently being developed by Looper’s Rian Johnson.Ridley, who scored a role in The Inbetweeners 2 but was cut when the opening sequence was later re-shot (eh, she can dry any tears on her Property Of The Millenium Falcon towel), is now at work on Star Wars: Episode VII under the direction of J.J. Abrams. According to Deadline’s report on Ridley’s new agency move, the plan is that the actress – who is one of the leads of the new film – will appear in both Episodes VIII and IX. Speculation has been »
Deadline has confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VII star Daisy Ridley will reprise her unknown role in eEpisode's VII and IX. The final two films in the trilogy have been set to be written and directed by Rian Johnson (Looper), and I couldn't be happier about that. I think he's the perfect guy to take on the Star Wars franchise.
All we really officially know about the story is that it's set about 30 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, and it will star Harrison Ford, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Carrie Fisher, and Max von Sydow.
To read through all of our posts regarding the plot and rumors click on this link. »
- Joey Paur
You know what happens when you get cast in a hot property like Star Wars? Everyone wants to rep you. Even though there’s a good chance you have yet to see Daisy Ridley in a single thing, she’s one of the most sought-after rising stars in Hollywood right now, probably in large part due to her Star Wars: Episode VII gig. So far we know don’t know much about her role, but we will come to know her character very well over the years because it’s being reported that her character isn’t just Episode VII-specific. The plan is to have her cross over into the second and third films as well. Hit the jump for more. The story comes from Deadline and is really just focused on the fact that UTA was the agency that won the war to rep Ridley, but, if you read on, »
- Perri Nemiroff
There's no word on just what character Daisy Ridley plays in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, but the fact she's the female lead in the film has been pretty much guaranteed form the start and now Deadline adds "the plan is for her carry through to the second and third films" for director Rian Johnson (Looper). In addition to this news, Disney CEO Bob Iger recently told CNBC he's seen some of the early footage from the film saying: I can only tell you that production is underway. We have a very brief hiatus, which is due in part to the fact that Harrison Ford broke his ankle. The footage we've seen is very, very exciting to us. I think there's about 500 days left between now and December 18th, 2015 when the movie comes out. That doesn't seem like very long. There's a lot of pent up demand. We're »
- Brad Brevet
The last day or two has been busy on the "Star Wars: Episode VII" rumor front.
Potential Spoilers Ahead
First up, Latino Review has a report about some plot points, the most interesting of which is that Oscar Isaac's character now owns the Millennium Falcon rather than Han Solo or Chewbacca.
Then there's the report that the shoot on Skellig Michael Island the other week could potentially deal with a plot point that Luke Skywalker has been held prisoner for some time. At that location, character placeholders have the codes "Ow" and "K". The latter could stand for Kira, actress Daisy Ridley who is confirmed to have been a part of shooting.
Speaking of Ridley, Deadline did a piece on her representation and included the line "the plan is for her carry through to the second and third films that will be directed by Looper helmer Rian Johnson" which »
- Garth Franklin
Deadline reports that Daisy Ridley, the female lead cast for the upcoming movie Star Wars: Episode VII is already planned for her to reappear and star for its two sequels. Ridley will return for the tentatively titled Episode VIII and Episode IX, thus making her appear in the entire sequel trilogy. Episode VIII and Episode IX have been set to be written and directed by Rian Johnson (Looper). Ridley must have really impressed the studio to already be confirmed for the sequels. She has even signed a contract to be repped by UTA. Star Wars: Episode VII is on schedule to release in 3D and IMAX 3D in theaters on December 18, 2015. Star Wars: Episode VII is set about 30 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, and will star a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces. »
After raising a few eyebrows in 'Machete Kills' it appears that the now very grown up Alexa Vega is once again flaunting her sexuality on this latest character poster from Rob Rodriguez and Frank Miller's 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'. The 25 year old actress is certainly putting her innocent 'Spy Kids' days well and truly behind her and is bringing her cheeky side out once more playing the role of Gilda in the upcoming noir sequel. Vega stars alongside Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Josh Brolin ('Oldboy'), Rosario Dawson ('Trance'), Jaime King, Juno Temple ('Magic Magic'), Jessica Alba, Eva Green, Jamie Chung, Dennis Haysbert, Powers Boothe, Ray Liotta, Joseph Gordon-Levit ('Looper') and Jeremy Piven ('Entourage'). Head below for the poster. »
Exclusive: Among heated competition, UTA has signed Daisy Ridley. Why would there be heated competition for an actress I’ve never heard of? Well, she is the female lead in the J.J Abrams-directed resuscitation of Star Wars, and the plan is for her carry through to the second and third films that will be directed by Looper helmer Rian Johnson. Ridley was hired for Star Wars: Episode VII after a worldwide casting search. Related: Exclusive ‘Star Wars’ Bombshell! Rian Johnson To Write, Direct Next Two Films The actress, who appeared in several TV series back home in London before getting the […] »
Everybody’s on the ground, but the action’s going to be up in the air.
Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, House of Lies) posted the first production still from The Walk on his website and Instagram this morning. The film follows Philippe Petit, who walked on a wire between the Twin Towers in 1974. His story was made into the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire in 2008.
The Walk is directed by Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forest Gump) and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer, Looper) as Petit. Producer Tim Rothman describes the film as “Gravity meets Ocean’s Eleven. »
- Jackson McHenry
(Cbr) A few years from now, in this very galaxy, there will be a new director of the flagship "Star Wars" series. Following J.J. Abrams’ work on "Star Wars: Episode VII," director Rian Johnson will step in to steer the franchise forward with "Episode VIII," and possibly even "Episode IX." The "Looper" filmmaker made his first public comments on inheriting the "Star Wars" franchise during an appearance at Comic-Con International, describing the job as a dream come true. “The thought of it made me so completely joyfully happy,” he said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “I wanted to play in this world, of literally the first movie my dad put me in the car to see.” Johnson described the current process of working on "Episode VIII" as “kind of like summer camp,” with he and his team preparing by watching movies every night. The director even weighed in on other "Star Wars" topics, »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady, The Devil Wears Prada, August: Osage County) portrays the Witch who wishes to reverse a curse so that her beauty may be restored. Emily Blunt (Looper, The Young Victoria, The Devil Wears Prada) is the Baker’s Wife, a childless woman who longs to be a mother. James Corden (Broadway’s One Man, Two Guvnors, The Three Musketeers, Gavin »
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