Sandman’s Three Gs: Gaiman, Gordon-Levitt & Goyer

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Morpheus from Sandman

So, as Tor.com had it, “Joseph Gordon-Levitt to direct and star in Sandman movie, possibly the first in a multi-film franchise.” Granted, JGL clarified later on that he was only on board (for the moment) as a producer. David S. Goyer is, of course, also attached to produce.

As long-time followers of the Sandman film adaptation debacle will recall: this film has been stuck in development hell for over a decade and a half–and thankfully so. The most recently discussed draft had capes and superhero-esque origins and all kinds of foolishness. So thankfully, this iteration looks basically exactly like I said it would need to look, in order to get me interested: it looks like they’ve erased literally all of the film script work done on it, to this point, and started over from scratch. And I’m okay with that.

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Wayhomer Review #137 – Lincoln (2012)

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln

Episode #137 for Lincoln, in which our protagonist wants to just skip to the part where we give Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field their Oscars, tries to put a finger on what didn’t quite work about the direction and script, and forgets to mention that the film shawshanks by a good two minutes. Because it did. Seriously, when you see the silhouette and you think, “Oh, it’s over, this is perfect,” get up and walk out. You’ll be happier.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:29:02+00:00 November 17th, 2012|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|0 Comments

Win Hesher on DVD!

Hesher DVD

It’s Hesher, out on DVD from Lionsgate. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

Loud music. Pornography. Burning s*%t to the ground. These are a few of Hesher’s favorite things. And they are what Hesher (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) brings into the lives of TJ (Devon Brochu) and his father Paul (Rainn Wilson) when he takes up residence in the garage uninvited. Grief stricken by the loss of TJ’s mother in a car accident, Paul can’t muster the strength to evict the strange squatter and soon the long-haired, tattooed Hesher becomes a fixture in the household. Like a force of nature, Hesher’s anarchy shakes the family out of their grief and helps them embrace life once more.

Trailer? Here you go…

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By | 2017-09-24T22:37:48+00:00 September 12th, 2011|Contests|0 Comments

Stuff: Aronofsky Sucks Adamantium From New Wolverine Movie

Hugh Jackman

Wolverine 2 to have Ikea as corporate sponsor.

Sometimes you just need somebody to read all the pop culture news for you and just tell you the important bits, leaving out all the fluff. Well, here you go. Subscribe to the Stuff feed or get this as a free email newsletter. However you want to hit it, just smack it. It’s yours to smack. Enjoy.

  • Suck factor is high! Darren Aronofsky has left The Wolverine. Which is a damn shame, too, because I would have loved to have seen his take on the character and I think he could have finally given a Wolverine-infused movie that is worthy of Hugh Jackman‘s badass portrayal. What’s odd is that his reasoning is incomplete in my opinion: he reportedly left because he didn’t want to be away from his family–shooting in Japan–for a year. But…surely that wasn’t a new bit of news that was happening. Something changed: either the tsunami changed his mind (although Fox could shoot the film elsewhere for Japan–secondarily although, they could, I’m sure, use the infusion of dollars) or something changed on the family side of things. Either way…damn. Source.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:42:48+00:00 March 21st, 2011|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) – 27 Second Review

    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra movie poster

    Written by: Stuart Beattie, David Elliot, Paul Lovett, and Michael Gordon
    Directed by: Stephen Sommers
    Starring: Ray Park, Marlon Wayans, Channing Tatum, Dennis Quaid, Rachel Nichols, Byung-Hun Lee, Saïd Taghmaoui, Joseph-Gordon Levitt, Christopher Eccleston, Sienna Miller, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Arnold Vosloo, Jonathan Pryce

    Review: Casting Ray Park as Snake Eyes earned them a lot of leeway. I was even willing to forgive the fact that they put lips on his mask. It’s the ninja equivalent of Bat-Nipples. But they countered that with a good deal of brilliant homage, as well as enough kicksplode to entertain me for the two hours needed. Even if they twisted a fond childhood memory a bit (Accelerator Suits…? The hell?), the action made it a fun movie. Not a great movie by any means, mind you, but a fun one.

    Time: 21 seconds

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:00:14+00:00 August 25th, 2009|27 Seconds, Reviews|2 Comments

    Win Stop-Loss on DVD!

    Stop-Loss DVD Cover Art

    Kimberly Peirce’s latest film starring Ryan Phillippe and all-grown-up and ready to play Cobra Commander Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The U.S. government made a deal with Phillippe’s character–but then they changed the rules of the game, sending him back to Iraq after he thought he was over and done with. Hence the title. This drama is out from Paramount. And we’ve got three copies here–so you can win one. Want to? Have at it.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:15:20+00:00 July 27th, 2008|Contests|0 Comments

    10 Things I Hate About You (2000) – Movie Review

    10 Things I Hate About You movie poster art

    Directed by Gil Junger
    Written by Karen McCullah Lutz & Kirsten Smith, based on the play The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
    Starring Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, Larry Miller

    My Advice: Wait and Rent It.

    Cameron (Gordon-Levitt) is a new student at Padua High, and while being given the guided tour by his trusted lackey Michael (David Krumholtz) he runs into Bianca (Oleynik). Hopelessly smitten, he vies for her affection only to learn that according to her father (Miller), Bianca can’t date until her sister, Kat (Stiles), does. The problem is that Kat is known around school for her, to put it mildly, caustic personality. They work a deal to get Kat’s opposite and fellow mutant, Patrick (Ledger), to take her out so that Cameron can get his chance.

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    By | 2011-10-02T22:53:39+00:00 April 1st, 1999|Reviews|0 Comments