Gotham Awards Nominees Include '12 Years a Slave,' Scarlett Johansson, Shailene Woodley

By JJ Duncan on
(From Fox Searchlight | Relativity Media | A24 Films)As awards season nears, the Gotham Independent Film Awards have announced their nominees, and, obviously, 12 Years a Slave leads the pack. With effusive praise for Steve McQueen's emotionally brutal slavery movie coming from all corners, this will probably be the first of many awards pools it cannonballs in the coming months. But the list of nominees does offer a few surprises.Richard Linklater's overlooked trilogy-ending romance Before...Read Full Story

What's New in Theaters: September 27, 2013

By Joe Robberson on
(L-R) Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl in Rush. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson in Don Jon. (Photos by Universal | Relativity Media)Don JonDirected by Joseph Gordon-LevittStarring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Glenne Headly, Tony Danza, Brie Larson, Rob BrownGordon-Levitt's baby—he writes, directs, and stars—is the story of a womanizing New Jersey guido who prefers porn to the real thing. Light-hearted and very funny at times, Don Jon boasts a great...Read Full Story

Zimbio Review - 'Don Jon' Aims to Please, Comes Up Lame

By Joe Robberson on
Scarlett Johansson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Don Jon. (Relativity Media)Long story short: Don Jon wants to be cool and funny, and some parts are, but it tries too hard and gets the details wrong.Don Jon will remind you of: (500) Days of Summer, Saturday Night Fever, Silver Linings Playbook, Entourage (TV), Punch Drunk Love, Night at the Roxbury, Little Miss SunshineReview: Joseph Gordon-Levitt picked a surprising topic for his first directorial feature. The actor from Los Angeles decided to...Read Full Story