Batman fans out there are dying for any piece of information they can get for the forthcoming film Dark Knight Rises. Last night (September 21st), actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt stopped by The Jay Leno Show to talk about the current filming of the film and he even revealed the character he is playing.
When Joseph responded with, “John Blake, Gotham PD,” the audience began to laugh. Confused, Joseph asked the audience why that was funny when Jay stepped in to say that there were a few rumors out there that Joe was potentially playing Batman’s trusty (and heavily homo influenced) sidekick, Robin. Alas, that is not the case. Here is some more of what Joseph had to say about the fans and Batman as a whole:
“There’s a lot of rumors, people like to talk about Batman … It’s flattering, people do like to talk about him. Batman’s a very important character to a lot of people. It’s important to me.”
“I loved Batman way before Christopher Nolan was making movies about him,” continues Joseph. “It was always fashionable to like Batman, he doesn’t go in and out of fashion. He’s just classic.”
Jay also asked Joseph who his favorite villain was to which he responded that Heath Ledger’s portrayal of The Joker was probably the best thing he’s ever seen on film. Touché, Joseph, I’d have to agree with you. Check out Joseph’s sit down with Jay Leno below.
When Sylvester Stallone’s geriatric action film, “The Expendables” stormed the theaters last year, few would’ve have predicted the movie would generate boffo box office cash. Obviously people were longing for their fix of 80s action heroes back on the big screen. Sensing that the nostalgic sentiment is still ripe for the picking, a sequel was green lit.
Recent developments indicate the sequel is going to be bigger and better than the original. Stepping down as director and writer, Stallone will only star in “The Expendables II“. Taking over directing duties are David Agosto, and screenwriter Ken Kaufman is penning the screenplay based on a story by Stallone. Changes are also being made for in front of the camera. Both Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who both made cameos in the original, are back with more substantial roles.
The already star-studded cast is adding even more star power this time around by enlisting former action stars Chuck Norris, Nicholas Cage and Jean-Claude Van Damme for the film. Realizing that their cast looks more like a brochure for a retirement home rather than a marquee poster, the producers are injecting some youth to the cast. Here’s a hint… he’s Aussie.
“Even great men can be corrupted.” That’s just one of the stand-out lines in the recently debuted trailer for the highly anticipated Clint Eastwood film, J Edgar. The story chronicles the life of former FBI powerhouse J. Edgar Hoover. The film, which is scheduled for a limited release on Nov. 9 and nationwide release on Nov. 11, also takes a closer look at the rumored romance Hoover had with the associate director of the FBI, Clyde Tolson. Fellow writer Kyle also had his interested peaked by this film and we did some tag-team work for you. Check it out below.
In this just-released trailer, we see newcomer Armie Hammer, of “The Social Network”, sizzle on screen as Tolson. Sadly, we only get a brief glimpse of the chemistry these two have on screen, but it’s enough to leave me wanting more! Also starring in the film is Judi Dench, who plays Hoover’s mother, Anne Marie Hoover and Naomi Watts as Helen Gandy. The film was written by Dustin Lance Black, who won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for 2008′s Milk – Kyle.
The film takes a deep look at J Edgar’s private life including the fact that he was a closeted homosexual. After Eastwood denied that the script didn’t punctuate the ideas that Edgar was a cross-dresser, After Elton had confirmed that the script hadn’t been de-gayed by any means. So, I guess we’ll have to wait until the film hits theaters to see what actually made the cut. Until then, enjoy the trailer below.
When the fall comes around, it brings the anticipation of the holiday season. I know, I know, it’s a little early for me to be talking about this however, it hasn’t stopped Hollywood from pumping out trailers for films that will kick start the holiday festivities including the highly anticipated film, “The Muppets.” The latest trailer for the film parodies one of the other most anticipated films of the year, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
In this funny parody, The Muppets takes a stab at the fast paced, quick clipped trailer that had everyone talking when it first leaked online. While they couldn’t use the real song from the trailer, they had someone write one for them and who then makes a quick cameo in the trailer. Pretty funny. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think of this hilarious parody.
I remember being a kid with a wild imagination. I would take all my toys and create the wildest adventure story, comedy or drama. I would have good guys, bad guys and of course, a string of a love story. Now, Disney/Pixar have teamed up to create a new video series from Disney Living using stop-motion of their actual toys. Amazing!
I want to share the video “Toy Story Command Center” with you because it will literally bring you back to you childhood and make you want to rush to Target and buy as many toys as you can. What’s great about this video is that all of the props were created with other household things. Take some due notice of the foliage… it’s asparagus and broccoli. It doesn’t hurt that the entire video has the commentary of a little boy playing the voices of all the characters. So cute.
Check out this video below and let us know if you’re suddenly craving the need to play with G.I. Joe or your old Tupperware container of Lego.
Uh oh, sounds like trouble! Gay movie franchise, “Eating Out” is back with it’s fifth instalment, titled “Eating Out: The Open Weekend” I’m sure you can decipher from the title what the scenario is for this film, but I’ll explain exactly how this goes down.
Zach (hottie Chris Salvatore) and his new boyfriend Benji (Aaron Milo) are heading off on vacation to an all-male resort in Palm Springs with their friend Lily (Harmony Santana). Since they’re away at a place with so many hot men that they’ll never see again, Benji proposes to Zach… (no, no… not that kind of propose)… that they have an “open relationship” for the weekend. Zach isn’t too keen on the idea, but wants to make Benji (who isn’t ready to limit himself sexually) happy.
To complicate things, Zach’s ex Casey (Daniel Skelton) shows up at the same resort with his friend Penny, only to learn that Zach is there. Going into panic mode, he decides to get a guy (Michael Varato) pretend to be his boyfriend to make it appear that he had no trouble moving on. A recipe for disaster, it looks like this tropical getaway isn’t what they all had expected it to be. Most importantly, there’s a lot of eye candy, so feast your eyes on the trailer below.
It’s here, it’s here, it’s finally here. What’s turning into one of the biggest and best comebacks in pop music, Demi Lovato is ready to debut her new album, “Unbroken.” Her first single off the album, “Skyscraper” made everyone stand up and take notice with a very stripped vocal which brought some serious honesty out of the new and refreshed Demi. Then boom, we were hit with a little piece of delight courtesy of Timbaland & Missy Elliot. Out of nowhere, Demi introduced us to a club track titled “All Night Long.” The party didn’t stop there.
The next day, another track featuring Dev surfaced titled “Who’s That Boy.” The lyrics and the sounds were a definite sign to the world that this former Disney star was all grown up and ready to take the pop world by storm. There is no telling what the rest of the album will sound like but I hope it goes in the direction of what we have heard so far. There is no doubt that this album has the potential to outshine it’s competition and head all the way to number one. Make sure you pick up this disc in stores or on iTunes when it becomes available on Tuesday.
“Hakuna matata, what a wonderful phrase! Hakuna Matata! Ain’t no passing craze It means no worries for the rest of your days…” Those song lyrics proved to be true once again for Disney’s The Lion King 3D debut at the box office this weekend. Personally, I had know idea that the film was going to do so well, but I guess it’s a classic. I pretty much know all the words to all the songs and I haven’t even seen it in years. LOL. The film brought it an impressive $29.3 million on a weekend where overall box office performance was a little, “meh” to put it bluntly.
Contagion, which kicked off last weekend to a healthy (or “unhealthy” start if you catch my drift), kept pretty strong this weekend, adding almost $14.5 million to it’s total that is now just over $44 million.
Aside from The Lion King 3D, the other new offerings didn’t do as well (but hey, that’s “The Circle of Life,” right?). Drive, a new “heist gone wrong” action film starring Ryan Gosling, was parked in third place this weekend with just over $11 million. Straw Dogs, the “everyone has a breaking point” thriller starring the sexy James Marsden and beautiful Kate Bosworth, brought in $5 million this weekend (also taking the 5th spot). I just watched the trailer for this and although some haven’t rated it the best, in my opinion it does look really good and I’m definitely going to watch it. For Sarah Jessica Parker’s “I Don’t Know How She Does It,”it was more like “…Doesn’t Do It”. The “Sex in the City with kids” film only brought in $4.5 million in it’s opening weekend. This film was available in even more locations than The Lion King 3D. Clearly the kids were dragging their mom’s to their movie, not giving her the chance to watch SJP’s flick.