Screened Out – The Night Before

By : Stephen Miller
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogan, Anthony Mackie, Michael Shannon, Mindy Kaling, Tracy Morgan

What an ugly Christmas sweater of a movie! It’s both hideous and hilarious – an endearing model of bad taste and charm combined. Sure the filmmakers are stitching everything they can find into this one! They refer to Christmas classics and other buddy flicks, rewrapping it all in a tacky stoner film meant to create a holiday high.

The people here aren’t terribly interesting. The plot is scattershot, and the theme is downright shallow. But as Roger Ebert said, I laughed. I didn’t feel good about myself, but I laughed.

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Screened Out – Don Jon

By : Stephen Miller
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlet Johanssen, Tony Danza, Glenne Headly, Julianne Moore

Don Jon is a comedy without intellectuals. In fact, it’s populated with the sort of stupid people that American audiences have been overexposed to on Jersey Shore. But in Don Jon, the slick bros and tightly clothed chicks are subtler, more real, funnier, and infinitely more watchable.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt hits it out of the park in his first shot as writer/director. In some ways, he gave himself an easy game, skewering the goombas of the Garden State. In another sense, he has quite a challenge – to make these meatheads charming, comedic, and completely worth our empathy and attention.

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Don Jon star Joseph Gordon-Levitt talks about sex, fantasy and his “proud” gay kiss

By : Chris Azzopardi
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Who doesn’t see Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the “perfect man”? The one man who knows him best: Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

And neither should you, he says.

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