Earlier this week, we learned Showtime was working on a new anthology series called Super Pumped. Each season will explore a story that rocked the business world to its core and changed culture, and they’re starting with The Battle for Uber. Created, written and executive produced by Billions co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien, the series will feature Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing Uber’s ousted CEO Travis Kalanick, Now the series has gained another valuable asset with Friday Night Lights and Super 8 star Kyle Chandler joining the cast. Read More »
When you see the words Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Super Pumped in the same headline, it might be reasonable to assume the Inception actor is making a sequel to his 2013 movie Don Jon, which saw him star as a muscle-bound lughead who is struggling with a porn addiction. But I regret to inform the Don Jon stans out there that you’ll just have to keep waiting, because Super Pumped is not, in fact, a sequel to that movie.
Instead, it’s a new anthology series from Billions co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien that’s set to air on Showtime, with each season exploring “a story that rocked the business world to its core and changed culture.” First up: the story of Uber, with Gordon-Levitt set to star as former CEO Travis Kalanick, who was kicked out of the company in a boardroom coup. Read More »
It’s been 20 years since Joseph Gordon-Levitt last graced the small screen with a leading role, when audiences watched him grow up on TV in the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. Now he makes his long-awaited return to television with Mr. Corman, a new Apple TV+ series which he directs, produces, and stars in. See the Mr. Corman first look image below.
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Disney might have wished upon a star to land the cast it got for the live-action Pinocchio remake. Joining a cast led by Tom Hanks as the toy maker Gepetto are Cynthia Erivo and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who are adding their star power to the Robert Zemeckis-directed live-action/CGI hybrid film.
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The Trial of the Chicago 7 has garnered up plenty of buzz this awards season. It remains to be seen if the movie has what it takes to land Oscar nominations next month, but he Golden Globes already nominated the movie for Best Motion Picture – Drama, not to mention nominations for Aaron Sorkin as a writer and director. Now Netflix is making sure everyone sees all the hard work that went into the true story of one of the most notorious trials in history with a nearly 30-minute featurette. Read More »
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 »
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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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