Risque ‘Don Jon’ shocks viewers

As the previews came to a close, the people sitting around me all appeared comfortable, relaxed and excited to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt strut across the screen as “Don” Jon Martello. After an amazingly awkward opening video montage, the atmosphere quickly changed from excited to uncomfortable. All the guys who thought… Continued

What’s happening in Philly

hitRECord On the Road with Joseph Gordon-Levitt Actor and director Joseph Gordon-Levitt curates and hosts an evening of original short films, live entertainment and collaborative RECording. Building from hitRECord’s recent sold-out successes from across the country, including the Sundance Film Festival and Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theater, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is inviting… Continued

‘Lincoln’ reimagines iconic president

Abraham Lincoln is his name, and demythologizing is the game in Steven Spielberg’s new biopic, “Lincoln” (limited release Nov. 9 with a wide release Nov. 16). Based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book, “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” the movie focuses on the 16th president’s second term… Continued

Nolan bids adieu to caped crusader

In Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises,” Batman proclaims, “A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy’s shoulders to let him know that the world hadn’t ended.” In light of the Aurora theater shootings, this statement is more… Continued