August 23, 2012 |
*** (out of four) The makers of “Premium Rush” could have cast Bow Wow as a bike messenger and Ray Liotta as a cop, and still delivered its package, generically and according to protocol. Thankfully, this snappy little action flick from director/co-writer David Koepp (“Ghost Town”) prefers to zig and zag. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, an actor without the word generic in his vocabulary, plays bike messenger Wilee; ever-strange Michael Shannon jazzes up every line as Bobby Monday, a cop whose gambling debts intersect with one of Wilee's deliveries.
September 26, 2012 |
Joseph Gordon-Levitt may now be starring in the time travel film “Looper,” but the actor has long made giant leaps look easy. From “10 Things I Hate About You” to “Mysterious Skin” to “Brick” to “(500) Days of Summer” to “Inception,” Gordon-Levitt never does the same thing twice. In the last year alone, his screen roles have had him battle cancer (“50/50”), support Batman (“The Dark Knight Rises”) and pedal for his life (“Premium Rush”). In writer-director Rian Johnson's exceptional “Looper,” opening...
August 21, 2012 |
Whether he's stealing hearts in "(500) Days of Summer"and giving puppy-dog eyes in "10 Things I Hate About You" or playing a tighty-whitie-clad burnout in "Hesher" and helping swindle dreamers in "Inception," there's a Joseph Gordon-Levitt for every taste. His latest role as an intrepid bike messenger in "Premium Rush," out Friday, might show off yet another side of the ever-rising star. But which JGL do you prefer? Take our quick quiz to find out if you've fallen for the romantic version, or you're all about the drama.
January 6, 2014 |
Updated 1-11: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's new TV series "HitRecord On TV" doesn't premiere on Pivot network until Jan. 18, but the network announced Saturday that it has been renewed for a second season. Participant president Evan Shapiro announced the pickup at the Television Critics Association winter tour in Pasadena, citing strong web traffic for the first episode, which has drawn 500,000 views online since being posted earlier this week. In the spirit of his open-collaborative production company hitRECord, "HitRecord on TV" creates short...
July 25, 2013 |
Dennis Joseph isn't the guy he appears to be. The West Rogers Park native works a 9-to-5 job for a marketing company. Five o'clock stubble crowds his smile. His shirt is starched, pressed and clean. He's your average Joe. But you wouldn't know it this sticky afternoon. His other side surfaces. Joseph is an aspiring director. The 29-year-old is putting the final touches on his first piece, a web series-turned-TV pilot titled “Oh, Henry.” He hopes to have the all-volunteer, shoe-string-budget production completed by the first week of...
February 25, 2013 |
For anyone who uses the CTA to get around Chicago during the winter, it's important to have a good idea of when the next bus or train is coming before leaving your apartment or work in order to avoid freezing to death while waiting at the bus stop or train platform. Luckily there are a lot of programs and apps you can use to track buses or trains from your computer or smartphone, including the CTA's BusTracker, AnyStop Chicago, Chicago Transit Tracker and HopStop. RedEye even has its own mobile transit tracker app. But DePaul...