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First Red Band Clip from Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s DON JON Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, & Tony Danza

Don Jon JGL Danza - CopyThe first red band clip for star Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s directorial debut, Don Jon, has been released online – and appropriately wishes us a Happy Father’s Day.  Formerly titled Don Jon’s Addiction, Don Jon saw extremely positive reactions and reviews from its premier at Sundance back in January.  Gordon-Levitt wrote, directed, and stars in the dramedy as Joseph Martello – a porn-addicted Jersey Shore type guido who tries to reform himself upon meeting Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson).  The clip provides some good laughs as it shows us the first time Joe brings Barbara home to meet the parents.  How about those accents?  And could there be a more appropriate song for this than Marky Marks Good Vibrations?  I don’t think so.  Hit the jump to take a look! Read the rest of this entry

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - ArrivalsWhile a lot of the talk surrounding Joseph Gordon-Levitt as of late has been related to his rumored role in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy or if he will be the next Batman, yesterday’s news revealed the JGL has signed on to star in Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  It was also reported earlier this week that he passed on a role in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Godzilla reboot – so it’s safe to say that JGL has been quite the commodity in Hollywood.  Hit the jump to check out the press release. Read the rest of this entry

Has Warner Bros. Already Cast the Next Batman in Joseph Gordon-Levitt?

The Justice League film is hitting theaters in 2015.  The biggest question surrounding the film as of late is who the next Batman will be.  With next summer’s Superman flick, Man of Steel, right around the corner, director Zack Snyder has recognized that the Superman seen in MOS will likely be the same Superman seen in Justice League.  It’s starting to look like Warner Bros. has already put the wheels in motion in regards to building a joined universe to set up their superhero ensemble film and moving forward with the Batman character.  The latest rumor swirling around the web is that fans have already seen the next to don the cape and cowl, and that is Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  Hit the jump to read more. Read the rest of this entry

The Dark Knight Rises For Your Golden Globe Consideration Posters

After launching their Oscar campaign a few weeks ago, Warner Bros. has now set their eyes on The Golden Globes.  The studio has released two new posters displaying the categories that they believe The Dark Knight Risesshould be nominated for.  The posters feature some cool quotes from praiseworthy critic reviews and one features a picture of Academy Award winning composer Hans Zimmer sitting down with director Christopher Nolan.  Hit the jump to check out the posters. Read the rest of this entry

A Look at Some Behind-The-Scenes Blu-Ray Extras for The Dark Knight Rises [UPDATE: VIDEO REMOVED AT REQUEST OF THE STUDIO]

We’re two weeks away from the official release of The Dark Knight Rises on blu-ray and DVD.  With that, we’re treated to a portion of some of the special features from the blu-ray.  This behind-the-scenes look shows us a time lapse video of the construction of some of the amazing sets used in TDKR.  While watching the video, I felt like the construction of the Batcave was unbelievably impressive.  I was in extra in the football scene, and seeing all of that in person and then seeing the final product on screen was amazing.  Also, some cool concept pictures play at the end of the video.  Hit the jump to check it out. Read the rest of this entry

Warner Bros. Releases New Still From The Dark Knight Rises – Promotes Awards Campaign in Variety

After launching their official “For Your Consideration” awards website yesterday (which I reported here), Warner Bros. continued to promote their biggest blockbuster of 2012, The Dark Knight Rises, today.  With the DVD release right around the corner, WB has been turning up its marketing campaign once again to drive sales on what is already the 7th highest grossing film of all time.  Along with DVD promotion, WB feels that TDKR has a good chance to collect some hardware this awards season as it promoted the TDKR “For Your Consideration” campaign in Monday’s Daily Variety.  Hit the jump to check out the new still and the Variety ad. Read the rest of this entry

Warner Bros. Kicks Off Oscar Campaign – The Dark Knight Rises is First Film Showcased

It’s official, Oscar campaigning has begun.  Today, Warner Bros. launched a new website showcasing the films they will be pushing for Oscar consideration this awards season.  The first film being showcased is a personal favorite of mine, The Dark Knight Rises. Along with the website, WB issued a few new stills for the film.  Among the other films being considered are Argo, Cloud Atlas, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and Magic Mike. Hit the jump for more details. Read the rest of this entry

Review: Lincoln

(This is a repost of my review published on rhymeetreason.com on October 26th, 2012)

When one thinks of acclaimed director Steven Spielberg, images of extraterrestrials, ferocious dinosaurs, or the bloody beaches of Normandy may come to mind – but with his latest outing, Spielberg gives viewers a dramatic and gripping change of pace in this epic portrayal of America’s 16th President.  Lincoln, written by decorated playwright Tony Kushner, is the story of Abraham Lincoln’s tireless campaign to pass the 13th amendment which would result in the abolishment of slavery. Read the rest of this entry

Review: The Dark Knight Rises

(This is a repost from my review published on rhymeetreason.com on July 21st, 2012)

For those of you who know me, you know that I have a borderline obsessive affinity for the Caped Crusader.  Whether it be the Bat symbols on my car, the countless number of t-shirts and apparel, or the permanent Bat-gear I sport on my upper right arm every day.  For those of you who don’t know me, allow me to introduce myself – my name is Patrick Dougherty, and for as long as I can remember, I’ve loved Batman.  When I dig through a drawer and blow the dust off a photo from 20 years ago, I see myself playing with Batman action figures or wearing Batman pajamas.  It has always been a part of my life. Read the rest of this entry