Relativity Media has released the first trailer for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut Don Jon. Gordon-Levitt stars in the comedy as a contemporary, porn-addicted Don Juan-type who attempts to reform himself. I caught the film at Sundance and it’s really funny and marks the start of what looks to be a very, very promising directorial career for Gordon-Levitt. This trailer does a great job of conveying the film’s tone and the style that Gordon-Levitt has crafted, as quick editing, music, and repetition are used frequently to present some of the film’s situations, especially with regards to the porn. While the trailer does give away a couple of the pic’s best comedic surprises (like the cameos), there’s also a sweet sincerity to Don Jon that’s only hinted at here, and the performances from Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Moore, and Danza are all top-notch. I expect the film will be a major crowd-pleaser when it hits theaters later this year.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer, click here to read Matt’s review of the film from Sundance, and click here for Steve’s interview with Gordon-Levitt and the cast. The pic also stars Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Jeremy Luke, Rob Brown, and Brie Larson. Don Jon opens on October 18th.
Filming is underway on Joe and Anthony Russo‘s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The upcoming sequel sees Captain America (Chris Evans) teaming up with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) to track down the nefarious Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). We saw the first set photos a couple weeks ago, and these new ones show Cap and Black Widow in their civilian outfits, but still on a mission, or at least hopefully on a mission. I’m not comfortable with the idea of Steve Rogers going around during his downtime and randomly seizing people by their lapels.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos. The film also stars Cobie Smulders, Georges St-Pierre, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano Hernández, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens on April 4, 2014.
Check out the latest casting news below:
- Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers) is set to lead the new action flick from writer/director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) titled Lucy. Besson once again features a female ass-kicker in the lead and puts a new spin on drug mule stories with this new script.
- Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko) and Rene Russo (Ransom) will star in writer/director Dan Gillroy’s indie, Nightcrawler. The story centers on a young freelance journalist who explores L.A. by night while working the crime beat.
Hit the jump for more.
If you missed the opening salvo of set images from Anthony and Joe Russo’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, don’t fret! We’ve still got them here for you, plus these new shots of stars Scarlett Johansson staring angrily at paparazzi and Samuel L. Jackson dressed in Nick Fury’s colorful weekend wear. The upcoming sequel will not only feature Captain America (Chris Evans) but also Black Widow (Johansson) in what sounds like a co-lead role as the two hunt down the mysterious Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).
Hit the jump to check out the set photos. The film also stars Cobie Smulders, Georges St-Pierre, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano Hernández and Robert Redford. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens on April 4, 2014.
The first set photos from Captain America: The Winter Soldier have leaked online. These images are sure to be the just the beginning of the many, many, many set photos that inevitably leak when filming on a blockbuster is underway. At least these show us the main characters as opposed to something bland like sets that are still under construction. As we previously reported, the upcoming sequel will not only feature Captain America (Chris Evans) but Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in what sounds like a co-lead role as the two hunt down the mysterious Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).
Hit the jump to check out the set photos, and click on the respective links for comments from co-star Anthony Mackie and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The film also stars Cobie Smulders, Georges St-Pierre, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano Hernández, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens on April 4, 2014.
Marvel has sent out a press release announcing that filming has begun on Joe and Anthony Russo‘s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Few details about the film are known, but the press release provides a brief yet informative logline: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier will pick-up where Marvel’s The Avengers left off, as Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C.” That’s a lot of new information, including the large role for Black Widow, and the setting, although we know there will be flashbacks to World War II. Also, for those who don’t know, the “shadowy enemy” is the eponymous Winter Soldier, a.k.a. Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). The press release also confirms our earlier report that Hayley Atwell will return to play Peggy Carter.
Hit the jump to check out the full press release along with the first image, and click here for recently released concept art. The film also stars Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Georges St-Pierre, Frank Grillo, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano Hernández, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens on April 4, 2014.
Marvel finally released the massive Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One box set earlier this week, and included in the collection is a bounty of extras from the studio’s past and future films. We’ve already shared a collection of images, video, and concept art for a few of the Phase Two films, and today quite a few deleted scenes from The Avengers and Iron Man 2 have surfaced online. The Avengers scenes are minor bits and pieces that were nipped out of the finished film, but the Iron Man 2 footage is fascinating because it reveals an alternate ending for the film that involves Mickey Rourke’s Whiplash kidnapping Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper. It’s rather anticlimactic and it’s not hard to see why Jon Favreau went back and reshot the ending that now concludes the final iteration of the film.
Hit the jump to watch the deleted scenes from The Avengers and the alternate ending for Iron Man 2. [Update: We've added the "And Then Shawarma After" featurette after the jump, which takes a brief look behind the scenes of the Avengers tag.]
Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s feature directorial debut Don Jon’s Addiction landed a record-breaking acquisition deal when Relativity picked it up after Sundance, but the pic is now getting a title change. Simplified to Don Jon, the picture stars Gordon-Levitt as a contemporary, porn-addicted Don Juan-type who attempts to reform himself. The film also stars Scarlett Johansson and Tony Danza.
Be sure to read Matt’s review here and hit the jump to see what Gordon-Levitt said on the topic of the title change, plus four new images.
Don Jon’s Addiction is much like its eponymous character: not much depth but quick, confident, amusing, and oddly endearing. The entire film quickly boils down to its core concept in the span of its frenetic intro: the eponymous character is afraid of intimacy. So who’s going to tear down that emotional wall? How will he learn his lesson? How can a lothario clearly based on “The Situation” from Jersey Shore ever learn to love? Director, writer, and star Joseph Gordon-Levitt knows his character inside and out, backwards and forwards, and finds the sweet, vulnerable heart of a guy who keeps Kleenex in business.
Yesterday, Sundance announced their stellar Premieres line-up and we have the first images from a few of the movies playing in the category:
- A.C.O.D. – Directed and co-written by Stuart Zicherman, co-written by Ben Karlin, starring Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O’Hara, Amy Poehler, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
- Don Jon’s Addiction – Written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, and Julianne Moore.
Hit the jump for the images and synopses. The 2013 Sundance Film Festival runs January 17 – 27.
When Alfred Hitchcock made Psycho, he built a foundation for the movie—woman steals money and tries to get away—before kicking the legs out from under it to leads us into an entirely new and exciting picture. Sacha Gervasi‘s Hitchcock sets up no such foundation as it leaps into the marital difficulties between the Master of Suspense and his wife/partner, Alma Reville. We’re led into a relationship already at the brink, and in an attempt to humanize a legend like Hitchcock, he comes off as small and a bit cartoonish. We see his quirks and his insecurities, but rarely taken to a thoughtful or dangerous place. Despite the strong performances, especially from the always-reliable Helen Mirren, Hitchcock pushes us away from the eponymous filmmaker and into a sad, predictable marriage spat.
A new batch of images for Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock has gone online, along with a new poster and clip from the film. Everything we’ve seen so far emphasizes the central focus of Hitchcock: not the famed director’s films, but rather his relationship with wife and creative partner, Alma Reville (Helen Mirren). The new clip highlights another of their snappy bits of dialogue. The images include Mirren’s Alma alongside Scarlett Johansson’s Janet Leigh and as Hitchcock himself, Anthony Hopkins.
The film also stars Jessica Biel, James D’Arcy, Toni Collette, Michael Stuhlbarg, Danny Huston, and Kurtwood Smith. Hitchcock opens on November 23rd. Hit the jump to check out the new images, poster and clip.
A new international trailer for Hitchcock has gone online. While this trailer centers on the drama revolving around the making of Hitchcock’s Psycho, that’s not really the thrust of the movie. It’s more of a backdrop to the film’s central (and less interesting) conflict between Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) and wife/partner Alma Reville (Helen Mirren). This trailer shows only a hint of the marital tension between the two characters, which serves as the basis for most of the movie. Going into Hitchcock thinking you’re about to see a riveting tale about the making of Psycho is a recipe for disappointment.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Jessica Biel, Michael Stuhlbarg, James D’Arcy, Michael Wincott, Richard Portnow, and Kurtwood Smith. Hitchcock opens in limited release on November 23rd.
Fox Searchlight has released 8 new images from the upcoming drama Hitchcock. Directed by Sacha Gervasi, the film stars Anthony Hopkins as legendary director Alfred Hitchcock and chronicles the development and production of Psycho, specifically focusing on Hitchcock’s strained relationship with his wife and collaborator Alma Reville (Helen Mirren). These new images give us fresh looks at the prolific couple as well as the Psycho cast: Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles, and James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins. The film received a mixed-to-positive reception following its world premiere at AFI Fest, though Mirren’s performance as Reville has drawn near universal praise.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Toni Collette, Michael Stuhlbarg, Danny Huston, and Kurtwood Smith. Hitchcock opens on November 23rd.
Director Sacha Gervasi’s much anticipated Hitchcock will have its world premiere at AFI Fest tonight, and the first brief clip from the film has now landed online. The pic focuses on the legendary filmmaker’s production of Psycho, specifically centering on his relationship with his wife and collaborator Alma Reville (Helen Mirren). This brief clip shows Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock aggressively directing Psycho’s classic shower scene, with Scarlett Johansson playing Janet Leigh. After seeing the stellar first trailer, I’m really, really looking forward to this one.
Hit the jump to watch the clip. The film also stars Jessica Biel, Toni Collette, Danny Huston, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Kurtwood Smith. Hitchcock opens on November 23rd.