The Trial of the Chicago 7 is nothing if not a showcase for great performances. Writer-director Aaron Sorkin has his flaws – some of which are on display here – but one thing he does very well is creating the kind of punchy, snappy, rat-a-tat dialogue that good actors love to sink their teeth into. Some of that dialogue may not always sound natural – indeed, it often borders on speechifying. But Sorkin’s way with words, and a good actor’s talent for delivering those words, usually makes all the difference.
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If the new The Trial of the Chicago 7 is any indicator, the movie will undoubtedly be a key player in the upcoming awards season. The timely and relevant story focuses on the peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention that turned into a violent clash with police and the court case that followed when seven protesters were charged by the federal government with conspiracy. What followed was a case full of biased politics, unabashed corruption, and absolute prejudice. Sound familiar? Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, (500) Days of Summer) participate in one of the most honest and fun episodes of Hot Ones yet. Plus, get some insight into a key scene from Get Out from the movie’s producers, and listen to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Casino cinematographer Robert Richardson break down his extensive career. Read More »
Aaron Sorkin‘s next movie as both a writer and director is The Trial of the Chicago 7. The true story follows the infamous 1969 trial of seven men charged by the federal government with conspiracy following the counter-cultural anti-Vietnam protests in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. What started as peaceful protests turned to a violent clash with police and the National Guard. It’s a story that feels more relevant than ever in our current political and social climate, and the first look photos that have just surfaced showcase the all-star cast bringing this pivotal moment in history to life. Read More »
Project Power feels like a film that came out of nowhere. Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt both star in this Netflix pic, which is set to arrive next month, and yet this almost seems like it’s the first time we’re even hearing about it. To be fair, the project was previously going under a different name – Power. It was also completed in 2018 and has been sitting around since then, which isn’t exactly the most encouraging sign. In Project Power, there’s a new pill that has the ability to unlock superpowers unique to each user. But of course, there’s a catch. Watch the Project Power trailer below.
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Aaron Sorkin‘s upcoming drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 was meant to be released in theaters this fall by Paramount Pictures. The studio had slated the movie for a limited release on September 25 followed by a wide release on October 16. However, Netflix is now negotiating to acquire the global rights to the movie from Cross Creek Pictures, which would give the streaming service another awards contender.
UPDATE: Deadline reports Netflix has officially picked up global distribution rights for the movie with a $56 million deal. Our original story from June 22, 2020 follows below. Read More »
In the early 2010s, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was everywhere. You’d be hard pressed to find a romantic-comedy or a big action flick without his boyishly good-looking face attached. If the “Internet’s Boyfriend” term had existed when he was around, he was it. But suddenly, he kind of disappeared. Maybe Gordon-Levitt was just flying too far under our radars, but the last time anyone saw him in a major feature film was the poorly received 2016 film Snowden. Well it turns out he was flying high this whole time — with Gordon-Levitt’s big return to feature films taking place in an airplane. Gordon-Levitt stars in 7500, a thriller for Amazon Video that follows a soft-spoken co-pilot who must fend off an airplane hijacking. Watch the 7500 trailer below.
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Nearly a year ago, pre-production on Aaron Sorkin’s long-gestating true story of The Trial of the Chicago 7 was suddenly shut down in order to allow the acclaimed writer some time to work on his Broadway adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird. But a few months later, the movie was getting back together with a stacked cast assembling. Now the movie has added Michael Keaton, and Paramount Pictures has set The Trial of the Chicago 7 release date right at the start of awards season. Find out more below. Read More »
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School is in session, and so is Joseph Gordon-Levitt. After disappearing from the public consciousness for the past few years, Gordon-Levitt is making a comeback in a new Apple TV+ series, Mr. Corman. The Snowden actor will write, direct, executive produce, and star in the half-hour dramedy about a school teacher “still coming to grips with adulthood.”
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Last we heard, Aaron Sorkin‘s The Trial of the Chicago 7 was on hold so Sorkin could devote more time to his To Kill a Mockingbird stage production. Now, the film appears to be back on, and adding even more cast members. Sacha Baron Cohen and Eddie Redmayne were previously announced, and now they’re joined by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Alex Sharp, and more.
The film is based on the true story of the 1969 trial in which seven defendants were charged with conspiracy and other charges related to anti-Vietnam War protests during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. More on the Trial of the Chicago 7 cast below.
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