Premium Rush is this week’s Film Club pick! And anything that stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt is OK with us…like this little lot:
BRICK Teen movies aren’t always about giving the class geek a makeover, or finding your true love in the cafeteria aged 16. Sometimes they’re really creepy…like Brick, the 2005 teen-noir that starred JG-L as a guy who finds his ex-girlfriend dead in a tunnel and goes about solving the mystery. Director Rian Johnson also directed the upcoming Looper, which stars Joe as an incarnation of Bruce Willis. Which should be pretty interesting too…
Factoid: the distinctive way Joe’s character Brendan walks is based on cult anime Cowboy Bebop.
THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN Not a movie, but its status as JG-L’s ‘big break’ makes it worthy of inclusion. That, and the fact it’s Fifty Shades of Awesome. 14 year-old Joe (and his awesome centre parting) played alien Tommy Solomon, disguised as a human to experience life on Earth. So far, so been there done that, but what made this show awesome was the genuine family dynamic between Tom and relations Dick and Harry. (see what they did there?)
500 DAYS OF SUMMER While the purposely offbeat rom-com isn’t our favourite genre, we love both JG-L and costar Zooey Deschanel so this one gets a pass. The tale of a woman who doesn’t believe in true love and the guy unlucky enough to fall for her, 500 Days is twee in the extreme but there’senough of an edge there to keep us from feeling nauseous.
We’re also impressed by (spoiler alert) the lack of a happy ever after. And drunken Joe crooning the Pixies? Yes
50/50 A comedy about a cancer patient doesn’t sound like a laugh a minute to us, but 50/50 turned out to be one of our fave movies of last year – thanks, in large part, to how downright amazing the man Gordon-Levitt was in his role. Seth Rogen ain’t bad either.
Inspired by a true story of writer-director Will Reiser’s own cancer diagnosis, the movie wasn’t even supposed to star JG-L. He was cast at the last minute after James McAvoy dropped out. And much as we love James Mc (and we do), anything that involves more on-screen Joe is fine with us.
Premium Rush is released today. Here’s the trailer:
But just what is this Film Club malarkey all about? It’s simples, really. Each week we send a pair of cinema tix (ODEON or Cineworld, whichever is best) to 10 of our most active Facebook/Twitter followers. We put the film we’re going to see to the vote, and the winning film is the one we all go to see. Then we all sit around on Facebook on the Sunday night (6.30) and chat about it. Magic. Sound like something you want to get involved with? Drop us a line at twitter.com/f_t_r_c or on Facebook at on.fb.me/d4dMv8
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