Don Jon (****1/2): Consideration is the key

Don Jon - 2013 Written and Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Rob Brown, Glenne Headly, Brie Larson, Tony Danza There is a certain amount of irony in the fact that Brie Larson is featured in not only this film, but she is also a player in The Spectacular Now.  Each film features a man working through some … Continue reading Don Jon (****1/2): Consideration is the key

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Lincoln is a strong man shown in his weakest moments

Lincoln - 2012 Directed by Stephen Spielberg Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Jared Harris, Walter Goggins, Jackie Earle Haley, Gulliver McGrath, S. Epatha Merkerson Screenplay by Tony Kushner based on Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns-Goodwin There is a moment in Lincoln when, after a long … Continue reading Lincoln is a strong man shown in his weakest moments

Looper is wound just right

Looper - 2012 Written and Directed by Rian Johnson Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Jeff Daniels, Pierce Gagnon, Garrett Dillahunt, Piper Perabo, Xu Quing, Joe Brennan The only thing that gives one pause in the first 20 minutes of the Looper is the obviously disfigured face of Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  Even as … Continue reading Looper is wound just right

Premium Rush: Don’t expect Fly By Night

Premium Rush - 2012 Director David Koepp Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez, Wole Parks Screenplay Koepp and John Kamps Ever since discovering we were going to get a preview of Michael Shannon as a bad guy in Premium Rush, the movie rose to the top of the must see list.  His skills have shown him without peer … Continue reading Premium Rush: Don’t expect Fly By Night

Cool Papa E Reviews Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight / Batman Series

One of the best examples of a reboot in cinematic history, Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy comes to an end July 20, 2012.  As sad as it will be that it has ended, it has been a historic masterpiece and one wonderful ride.  The best thing it did was to cleanse the visionary palate of a … Continue reading Cool Papa E Reviews Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight / Batman Series

50/50 has heart, humor and a healthy outlook on life

50/50 - 2011 Directed by Jonathan Levine Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Anjelica Houston, Bryce Dallas Howard, Serge Houde, Matt Frewer, Philip Baker Hall Written by  Will Reiser 50/50 is a story of based upon writer Will Reiser's bout with cancer, but it accomplishes more than that.  As Adam Lerner (Levitt) journeys through his … Continue reading 50/50 has heart, humor and a healthy outlook on life