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Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Paul Rudd Front-Runners For Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 14, 2013 6:28 PM
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Paul Rudd for ‘Ant-Man’
Well, if a place can be found for Vin Diesel in the Marvel-verse then anything is possible. That said, the two names emerging as front-runners for "Ant-Man" are surprising, but not exactly unpleasant.

Review: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Charming 'Don Jon' Starring Scarlett Johansson

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • September 26, 2013 7:00 PM
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Don Jon
Jon Martello is the quintessential modern-day lothario. He and his friends objectify women, rate them on a scale of one to ten and cruise clubs for chicks that they can bed and discard. Jon, in particular, is exceptionally good at wooing the ladies with his muscles, slick-backed hair and cocky charms. His life, as he tells us in voiceover, is all about his friends, the gym, his ride (a Camaro muscle car), his family, church (no, really), girls and pornography. Lots and lots of pornography. Jon is an inveterate and compulsive porn addict, so much so that it prevents him from having a substantial relationship with any female. Jon Martello, in case you missed it, is a total guido from New Jersey, complete with "Jersey Shore "accent.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julianne Moore & Tony Danza Talk Porn & The Sexy 'Don Jon' Plus New Clips & Pics

  • By Chase Whale
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  • September 25, 2013 3:06 PM
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Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson
Porn. Masturbation. Scarlett Johansson acting sexier than ever. A pot-smoking Julianne Moore. Tony Fucking Danza. Sex. Sex. Sex. Everything you’ve always wanted in the directorial debut of boy wonder Joseph Gordon-Levitt is here, and it’s called "Don Jon."

Watch: 2 New Clips From Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Don Jon' Plus Win Tickets For San Francisco Advance Screening

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 13, 2013 12:37 PM
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Don Jon
There are men with swagger, confidence and plenty of game, and then there's "Don Jon." The name of the lead character created by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, in his directorial debut he presents and portrays the ultimate guido player, who has no problem landing chicks, but soon meets his match, arriving in the comely shape of Scarlett Johansson.

Everyone Loves A Happy Ending: Smokin' New Stills From Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Don Jon' Co-Starring Scarlett Johansson

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • September 10, 2013 1:39 PM
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Don Jon
Even though Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut "Don Jon" (formerly known as "Don Jon's Addiction") still has a few weeks or so before it hits theaters (with a release date of September 27th), we've started to see the trickling of promotional materials from a "pretty damn charming" trailer to a clip featuring Tony Danza checking out Scarlett Johansson. The "porn addiction comedy" about a New Jersey guy whose porn-watching habits affect his day-to-day life has already received some rave reviews at Sundance and SXSW—our own critic-on-the-ground at Sundance described it as "a beguiling romantic comedy with a heart, soul and pulse that will pleasure you for a full 90 minutes with hardly breaking a sweat."

Win Free Tickets To Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Don Jon' In L.A., New York & Boston This Week!

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 26, 2013 12:18 PM
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Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson
This one's got love, sex and porn. What more could you want? Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a triple threat. Writer, director, actor, you could even go quintuple or more if you counted his growing entrepreneurial multi-media empire hitRecord and his seemingly innate ability to sing and dance. Having made many shorts for his aforementioned company, Gordon-Levitt directed his first feature-length effort earlier this year and it premiered to rave reviews at Sundance. Titled "Don Jon," the movie co-stars Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza and Brie Larson and centers on a New Jersey lothario (JGL) who develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and then has to work at finding happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.

Watch: New Trailer For Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Don Jon' Plus Win Tickets For Early Screening In Chicago

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2013 4:48 PM
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Love, sex, relationships...porn? Yep, that XXX material once relegated to magazines stuffed under mattresses and shoved into rarely used dresser drawers is now nearly mainstream. Everyone looks at it, but what if looking at that material was part of your daily life to the point where it affected how you relate to the opposite sex? That's the jumping off point for Joseph Gordon-Levitt's feature directorial debut "Don Jon," and a new trailer has arrived to give you a sample of what he's put together.

10 Strong Directorial Debuts From Actors-Turned-Directors

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • August 13, 2013 5:05 PM
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Debuts From Actors-Turned-Directors
This week, after a limited but promising initial release, Lake Bell’s directorial debut “In A World” is due to expand and distributors Roadside Attractions have good reason to hope that it will mirror the success of other Sundance breakouts like “Fruitvale Station” and “The Way, Way Back.” Regardless of how it performs financially it’s already firmly a critical favorite, with our own [A-] review suggesting that “while the film is hysterical, its real strength lies in the way it is able to deal with an issue like sexism in the [Hollywood voiceover] industry and work it out in a funny, honest and very real way.” And 34-year-old triple threat writer/director/star Bell can count it as a more or less unmitigated triumph on all three fronts, most impressive considering that after just a couple of short films this is her very first directorial feature.

What Kind Of Batman Will Superman Face? 5 Choices For 'Superman & Batman'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 22, 2013 3:34 PM
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What Kind Of Batman Will Superman Face
This weekend at Comic-Con Warner Bros dropped a bombshell: instead of announcing a sequel to this summer's "Man of Steel" (or a full-on "Justice League" movie), they revealed they would instead be bringing a Batman/Superman team-up movie to the big screen. Once again overseen by the "Man of Steel" team of director Zack Snyder and writer David S. Goyer (with Christopher Nolan taking a distant executive producer role this time around) the movie will likely retain much of the "Man Of Steel" cast (including Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne), while folding in a presumably new Batman mythology. What they didn’t say was who would be putting on the cape and cowl. Let the speculation begin!

Rumor: Marvel Now Eyeing Joseph Gordon-Levitt For 'Doctor Strange'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2013 11:17 AM
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Geez, Marvel's Phase Two is barely underway and we're already rumor-mongering about Phase Three. Such is the internet these days we suppose. With "Doctor Strange" essentially confirmed as being in the playbook for Marvel's third wave of comic book movies, chatter continues about who will take on the mighty mantle. Back in the spring, it was Justin Theroux who was said to be in consideration but now a starrier name is being mentioned, if there's any veracity to this latest bit of news.

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