Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Review: ‘The Walk’ Fails to Capture the Beauty of the Twin Tower High-Wire Feat

by Erin Whitney 7 days ago
Sony Pictures
Following a press screening of Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk, the opening film at the New York Film Festival, the director said part of what inspired his movie was that Philippe Petit’s real-life walk was never captured on film. While there are photographs of Petit walking on a high-wire between the Twin Towers on August 7, 1974, as explored in the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire, video footage of his audacious illegal performance doesn’t exist. In the film, Zemeckis attempts to turn the thrilling walk into an immersive experience with 3D and IMAX, but some moments, especially ones as majestic as Petit’s walk, should remain an unseen mystery.

‘Snowden’ Pushed Back to 2016, Oliver Stone’s Latest No Longer an Oscar Contender

by Britt Hayes September 14, 2015 @ 7:52 PM
Open Road Films
There are a few things the Academy loves: biopics, movies about the film industry, period dramas, films inspired by harrowing true events, Meryl Streep in all of the above, etc. Oliver Stone’s Snowden ticks off a couple of those boxes with a biopic about famous NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, himself the subject of last year’s incredible documentary Citizenfour. Originally slated to hit theaters this winter, Stone’s film has now been pushed back to 2016, ensuring its absence from next year’s Oscar ballots.

‘The Night Before’ Trailer: Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Christmas Debauchery Goes Green Band

by Britt Hayes September 2, 2015 @ 5:16 PM
In keeping with the Christmas-y theme of Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s rowdy comedy The Night Before, we now have a green band trailer to go along with that raunchy red band trailer from last month. It’s not as debauched as that first trailer, but The Night Before still looks like high-larious fun (sorry).

‘The Night Before’ Trailer: Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Have a Very Raunchy Christmas

by Jacob Hall July 28, 2015 @ 12:43 PM
There is a lot to love in the new red band trailer for The Night Before, which feels like someone took a long look at the career of Seth Rogen thus far, selected everything about his work that people enjoy, and assembled it into one crazy package. This trailer has everything you’d come to expect from a Seth Rogen movie in the year 2015: drugs jokes, fear-of-growing-up jokes, bromance jokes, relationship jokes, unexpected sentimentality, and, of course, a cast that includes a whole bunch of people you really like.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will Guest on ‘The Mindy Project’ Season 4, FOX Weeps

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 17, 2015 @ 3:45 PM
FOX / Andrew Goodman, Getty Images
Unlike some series, FOX’s The Mindy Project scarcely faced any danger after its initial cancellation, quickly landing on Hulu with a 26-episode order. FOX may yet live to regret their decision however, as the revered Joseph Gordon-Levitt will kick off The Mindy Project’s Hulu tenure with a guest appearance in the Season 4 premiere.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Promises There Won’t Be Any Punching in the ‘Sandman’ Movie

by Jacob Hall June 9, 2015 @ 11:47 AM
Neil Gaiman’s Sandman is one of the great fantasy epics of all time and it’s almost impossible to imagine a film adaptation capturing what makes it so special. A 75-issue comic book series has the time and space to explore obscure nooks and crannies of its world and break into tangents that comment on the greater whole. It’s not a typical story of heroes and villains and there is almost no traditional action. That’s why Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who is producing, directing and possibly starring in the film version, has his work cut out for him. At least he’s currently saying the right things.

‘The Walk’ Trailer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Performs the Ultimate High-Wire Act

by Jacob Hall June 4, 2015 @ 12:34 PM
It’s one those true stories that no one would believe if it didn’t actually happen. In 1974, artist high-wire Philippe Petit walked across a cable strung between the two World Trade Center towers. He didn’t have permission, it was very illegal, and it took an entire team of experts to pull it off. The story was the subject of the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire and now it has been dramatized in The Walk, which has just revealed a new trailer.

‘Snowden’ Image Reveals Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the Famous Whistle-Blower

by Britt Hayes April 6, 2015 @ 6:20 PM
Open Road Films
Oliver Stone’s latest project is Snowden, which tells the true story of Edward Snowden, the NSA contractor who ultimately blew the whistle on the government branch, leaking incriminating classified documents to the press which revealed the NSA’s eyebrow-raising surveillance operations. He was previously the subject of the Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour, and now he’s the subject of Stone’s newest narrative film, which has revealed a new image featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the role of Snowden.