Don Jon is a bold first film by Joseph Gordon-Levitt – who also wrote and stars in it. Jon is a bartender who has a few basic things he likes – his body, his pad, his family, his church, his boys and his porn. He’s a player – so much so that his boys call him The Don. When he meets Barbara Sugarman, he may have met his match – but will she be a match for his porn? Which is better – fantasy or reality?
Hey Everyone, earlier this year I had a chance to spend a few minutes with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I wanted to hold onto this interview until it was time for his Directing debut Don Jon to hit the theaters. He talks about what it was like to direct his first feature film and provides interesting commentary when I asked him how do you avoid not being paralyzed by the process. Don Jon opens nationwide Friday, September 27, 2013.
You know how sometimes you into a movie with a certain expectation of what you’re going to see? You’ve seen the trailers and they’re cut a certain way giving you the impression that a movie is going in one direction and then you go to see it and it turns out to so much more. Well that’s what happened with me when I watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s new movie “Don Jon”. (In theaters everywhere Friday, September 27th)
The cinemas are getting ready for the onslaught of films ready to make their awards season run, so before that happens, the GeekScholars Movie News podcast pauses to reflect on 2013, as each host names their Top 3 of the year thus far, and why they deserved inclusion.
Also on this show, the GeekScholars dive into everything you’ll want to know about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a brand new story set inside the Harry Potter universe, with an original screenplay from J.K. Rowling! To gain even further insight into the matter, the crew interviews one of the largest Harry Potter fans in world, Michelle Tan, as named by Box Office magazine!
Welcome to September! Leaves are changing, students head back to school, and a notable lull falls over local movie theaters. But, in the gap between blockbusters and bait for Oscars, the GeekScholars Movie News podcast is once again your guide on which movies to seek out, and which ones you may want to to skip.
With that, the GeekScholars proudly release their September 2013 Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Weekend Box Office estimates for:
- Insidious: Chapter 2
- The Family
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
- Don Jon
Hit the jump for what else you can find on this week’s show! Continue reading September 2013 Rotten Tomatoes and Box Office Estimates, Spader as Ultron, Dallas Buyers Club Trailer, The Worlds End Review
Coming to you straight the 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, the GeekScholars Movie News podcast has reviews from the biggest premieres, and conversations with the top talent, including
- Mud – a drama about a man hiding on an island who befriends two young boys, complete with exclusive interviews with star Matthew McConaughey, and writer/ director Jeff Nichols
- Rewind This! – a documentary about the rise of the VHS cassette tape.
- Don Jon – The comedic story of Jon, a New Jersey man who loves women, and pornography, a whole lot, complete with exclusive interviews with writer/ director/ star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tony Danza, and Brie Larson