Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Community: What Are Your Favorite Joseph Gordon-Levitt Performances?

It’s not often that child actors are able to convert their careers into films with starring roles, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt did just that. After his breakout performances in “Third Rock from the Sun” and “Angels in the Outfield,” Gordon-Levitt was a star. However, his career did not immediately move in an upward trajectory. After a few […]

Film Review: ‘Sausage Party’ Brings Raunchy Laughs and an Oscar Worthy Song

Animation has never been such a fantastic blend of fun and dirty as seen in “Sausage Party” from Sony Pictures.  Created as the movie your perverted older brother made in high school but you can’t help but love him for it, the definitely offensive but enthusiastically rapturous romp is the surprise hit of the summer. Directors […]

Community: What’s your favorite comedic performance in an animated movie?

Seth Rogen is set to release “Sausage Party” this weekend, and so far reception has been overwhelming positive. The film seems to accomplish it’s goal as an R-rated Pixar movie, and considering the talent involved that’s not surprising. The film’s cast includes frequent Rogen collaborators Jonah Hill and Bill Hader. Even Alan Menken wrote original music and songs for […]

Seth Rogen’s ‘Sausage Party’ releases 4th of July PSA

2016 has already left its mark as a strong year for animation with the releases of “Zootopia” and “Finding Dory.” However, there are still a handful of exciting animated films to release in 2016. Perhaps the most anticipated (outside of “Moana“) is “Sausage Party.” The R-rated animated comedy is the brainchild of Seth Rogen and Evan […]

Astronaut Comedy with Seth Rogen, Bill Hader and Zach Galifianakis Gets Release Date

Universal’s latest comedy starring Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader and Seth Rogen has been set for a May 26 release date next year. The film, which currently lacks an official title, will center on three astronauts who find a mysterious spacecraft and find out the hard way that they are not meant to represent humanity against […]

Film Review: Kung Fu Panda 3 (★★★)

Visually dazzling and outrageously funny, DreamWorks Animation’s hit franchise shows no signs of petering out. With this third entry, Kung Fu Panda 3 allows audiences to simply marinate in the pleasures that its memorable roster of characters produce. Jack Black’s Po is as lovably buffoonish as ever, while the elite Furious Five – Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Monkey […]

Film Review #3: Steve Jobs (★★★★)

As a huge admirer of screenwriter Aaron Sorkin‘s use of the written word in cinema, I’ve come to accept that most filmmakers (with the exception of David Fincher in The Social Network) don’t attempt to marry a visual style to his dialogue, instead just trying to keep up. Well, now Danny Boyle has come along […]

NYFF Film Review: Steve Jobs (★★★)

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: There are dozens of things to truly admire about Danny Boyle‘s new film “Steve Jobs,” from its ambition to tell a compelling story about a famous man and the structure in which it decides to tell it.  The initial casting of Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender was criticized initially because some […]

Oscar Circuit: Much Support for the “Supporting” Players

A little less than a year ago, we examined one of the most competitive Oscar races we’ve seen in some time.  Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” entered Phase 1 as the critical favorite, many declaring it the one to beat.  “Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” came as a serious threat after bowing at Telluride, Venice, […]