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Susan Sarandon battles the Wachowski Brothers for World’s Hottest MILF title.

joseph-gordon-levitt1I like Natalie Portman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt a lot and Rainn Wilson is OK I guess but this ‘indie dramedy’ they’re starring in sounds horrible: In ‘Hesher’, Gordon-Levitt is a loser twenty-something (aren’t we all?) who invades the life of an awkward 13-year-old who lives with a pill-popping father (Wilson) and grandmother. The kid falls in love with a supermarket worker (Portman) who protects him from bullies. In the bin! [THR]

Rian Johnson (Brick) has announced his next film ‘Looper‘, a sci-fi set in a future dystopic society that has suffered a ‘huge financial collapse of some sort’ (look, it’s topical!) and it’s ‘very dark, very violent’ (must be serious!). I’m sceptical about this one. Brick was a high concept teen/noir film that was seriously about nothing. His goal with this one is to ‘tell a story and keep people watching’. What an artist. [/Film] Continue reading

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Ricky Gervais settles for less in GHOST TOWN.

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[GHOST TOWN trailer here.]

It has been a Ricky Gervais mantra that he would not act in a film for the sake of it; that there was no point being in a film if the work was not interesting. Certainly, the small and finite amount of episodes planned for his TV shows The Office and Extras suggest that his career plan is for low output and high quality. How then to explain his appearance in TV show Alias and Ben Stiller’s Night at the Museum let alone the upcoming Night at the Museum II: Battle of the Smithsonian? Gervais’ career is strong but he’s set himself up quite highly so his failures are more conspicuous than others. So is Gervais’ first starring role in a Hollywood film, Ghost Town, a step towards exposing a wider audience towards his particular brand of comedy or has he strayed from his self-imposed goal of low-output/high-quality? Continue reading

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