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Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Porn Affects Me Just as Much as the Media

Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt has "probably" been affected by porn.

The actor plays a man addicted to X-rated videos in his new film Don Jon - which he also wrote and directed - and while he has watched some adult movies in real life, he doesn't think they have affected him any more than adverts:

"I don't think I'm particularly for or against [porn]. I watched it. Has it had some kind of effect on me? Probably, but I don't think it's had any more of an effect on me than images from all over the media. Commercials, especially - there's a [very lewd] commercial in Don Jon, and that's a real commercial - we didn't shoot that"

Unlike other movies about sex addiction, Don Jon takes an approach allowing for humor, and Joseph says the heart of the story isn't even really about sex. "It's about how we treat each other like things, rather than people. Media can contribute to that, and that's a personal story for me because I grew up working in TV and movies. So having this Don Jon character who watches lots of pornography and this princess type [Barbara, played by Scarlett Johansson] who watches lots of romantic Hollywood movies seemed like a funny way of talking about these things," he added.


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VIDEO: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Unveils ‘Don Jon’ Trailer

After having lived most of his life as an actor and spending the last several years building up his production company, HitRecord, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has finally gotten behind the camera for a film in which he also wrote and stars (naturally): Don Jon. The film - which also stars Scarlett Johansson, Tony Danza, and Julianne Moore - is a romantic comedy about romantic comedies. Scarlett's character, obsessed with romantic comedies and Hollywood's idealization of love, falls into a relationship with Joseph's character whose notion of love is the opposite, fueled by his obsession with porn.

If you can get past the fact that JGL's character looks like he just came from the set of Jersey Shore (which you undoubtedly should, because the movie looks like a fun and entertainining examination about love), you can mark your calendar for the film's theatrical release: October 18.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Developing Little Shop of Horrors

Joseph Gordon-LevittJoseph Gordon-Levitt is set to star in a remake of 1960s movie Little Shop of Horrors.

The Inception actor is in line to portray Seymour, a nerdy florist who has to feed a giant, human-eating plant to keep his fame rising, in the comedy-horror musical motion picture. Glee writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is expected to pen the script for the movie, with Marc Platt - who was behind Broadway production Wicked - producing the film, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The original 1960s motion picture - which starred Jonathan Haze and Jackie Joseph - has already been remade once in 1986, starring Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene.

Joseph will appear as John Blake in The Dark Knight Rises later this year, and the 31-year-old star is due to direct and star in a new as-yet untitled comedy movie with Scarlett Johansson, which he has written the script for. "I wrote myself a helluva role, one that people wouldn't necessarily thought of me for. This is the first time I finished a feature film I thought was good enough to make into a movie. I've written others, including one mammothy huge sprawling thing that encompasses my entire point of view of everything since I was 20 years old," he explained.


Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Batman Role Revealed

Joseph Gordon-LevittThe cast for the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, is rounding out nicely. The mystery surrounding actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt has finally been cleared up: he’ll be playing Gotham City beat cop John Blake.

Marion Cotillard’s role as Miranda Tate has also been officiliazed by Warner Bros. Tate is a board member for Wayne Enterprises who will assist Bruce Wayne in his philanthropic efforts for the city.

It was previously announced that Anne Hathaway will play Catwoman and Tom Hardy will portray Bane. After The Dark Knight Rises, the entire Batman film franchise will be re-booted with a new cast (and main hero).

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “Dark Knight” Role Revealed

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Dark Knight role revealedWhen Joseph Gordon-Levitt was first reported to be re-joining forces with his Inception director, Christopher Nolan, for the next installment in the Dark Knight series, Dark Knight Rises, speculation ran rampant regarding the character he'd be playing. The two villains mostly mentioned were The Riddler, an iconic character in Batman's rogue gallery, and Deadshot. However, according to Variety, Gordon-Levitt will play Alberto Falcone also known as The Holiday Killer, the son of Mafia chieftain Carmine Falcone, a role played by Tom Wilkinson in Batman Begins.

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GI Joe Cast Cut to Three for Sequel

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Plans for the sequel to GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra are underway, and at least one cast member isn’t too happy about it. Rachel Nichols, who played Scarlett in the first film, just broke the news via Twitter: only three cast members from the first flick are returning.

She isn’t one of them (sorry, Rachel Nichols fans). Channing Tatum will reprise his role as Duke, Ray Park will come back as Snake Eyes and Lee Byung-hun is set to play Storm Shadow.

If Nichols is correct, Jon Chu is directing a sequel that will leave Scarlett, Ripcord (Marlon Wayans), Sergeant Stone (Brendan Fraser), General Hawk (Dennis Quaid) and Cobra Commander (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) completely out of the franchise.

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VIDEO: Watch Natalie Portman’s New Trailer

 


Top Oscar contender Natalie Portman is expecting a baby and preparing for her thank-you speech for the Academy Awards -- and, she’s starring in another new movie.

Watch Natalie in the trailer above with costar Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the movie Hesher.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Says Social Network Doesn’t Define Our Generation

Joseph Gordon-LevittAs the awards pile up for The Social Network, it's hard to say that Peter Travers' praise for the film -- claiming that it defines a generation -- is going unnoticed. One actor of this generation, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, takes to his good old social networking blog Tumblr to express his disagreement with Travers' assessment, defending the creative, non-narcissistic individuals who love the internet.

"First let me say, I agree that the movie is impeccable, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I have nothing but praise and admiration for the folks who made it.  But on behalf of we who are inheriting a new earth connected by the Internet, I must raise my hand to say that while Mr. Fincher’s Facebook drama certainly nails a lot of today’s more ominous trends, this story only tells half of our tale."

While he concedes that collecting Twitter followers is one of the many disturbing new aspects the internet has birthed, he also points out the good in the latest medium, comparing the so-called threat to the written word and film itself.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: December 7, 2010

Inception Blu-rayHere are some of the options available this week:

  • Absence of Malice: DVD
  • Cronos: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Fisher King: DVD
  • Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel: DVD
  • Inception: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Jagged Edge: DVD
  • Lost in Translation: Blu-ray
  • Restrepo: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Rush Hour: Blu-ray
  • Shrek Forever After: DVD, Blu-ray
  • St. Elmo's Fire: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the options for this week.

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Box Office Breakdown: Wall Street Rises to a Win

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Twenty-three years after we were first introduced to Gordon Gekko, Michael Douglas and Oliver Stone have both seen their stock go up. , which earned $19 million over the past three days, gave the Oscar-winning actor his first #1 film since 2001’s Don’t Say a Word and Stone his best debut to date. (That total is, of course, considered chump change to Shia LaBeouf.)

The weekend didn’t look quite so rosy for . Although the Zack Snyder-directed adaptation landed in second place, the movie only grossed $16.1 million. (Keep in mind that the movie cost $79 million to produce.)

Meanwhile, Disney proved Betty White’s mere presence doesn’t necessarily mean comedy gold. You Again – also starring Kristen Bell and Sigourney Weaver – debuted in fifth place with $10.6 million. (Somehow I doubt this will help Bell’s chances of ever getting a Veronica Mars movie off the ground.)

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