BIFF2013: Don Jon

don jon posterAs some festival goers would say, Don Jon is the most ‘mainstream’ or most Hollywood film at the Brisbane International Film Festival this year. Both screenings attracted a sold out crowd and there is a good reason for it. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has demonstrated that he is a fantastic actor and through Don Jon, he also showcased his writing and directing skills as well. His feature debut Don Jon, is a smart and funny commentary on how the media can negatively consume both men and women in our society. Continue reading

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Entertainment Link Off: Look Into My Eyes

It’s Saturday, so that means it’s time for another hit of the Entertainment Link-Off. It’s the dog days of summer at the movies and it doesn’t look like new releases would be making that big of a splash at the box office this weekend. Kicking off this entry is Rachel Nichols from her latest shoot with Maxim. Sadly despite her good looks, it hardly drew anyone to see the remake of Conan the Barbarian.

After the jump, FOX made a few mistakes, horrible movie alternate endings, Joseph Gordon-Levitt rocks out to Nirvana, a neat short based on the popular video game Portal and a new music video from singer/songwriter Marie Digby. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: Bring on the Thunder

It’s battle of the big blockbusters in Australia this weekend with Thor duking it out against Fast Five at the theatres. This is a somewhat unusual case of having two big movies open in the same week well ahead of their North American release dates. Meanwhile back in Canada and the US… there’s nothing all that worth looking at this weekend. I’ll just kick star this ELO with Jamie Chung because she was featured in the latest Esquire photoshoot.

After the jump, 3D porn film tops Avatar in Hong Kong, some Transformers related news, Joseph Gordon-Levitt teaches Conan how to headbang, an interested film related music video and an awesome way to propose to your girlfriend at the movies. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: Looks Do Kill

The fall TV season has just begun as the CW kicked off its schedule earlier this week with the launch of the new shows Hellcats and Nikita. The former is more of a bland Bring It On knock-off and the latter is a rehash of the 1990 French film and the 1997 TV series. That being said, Nikita was surprisingly entertaining. It might not have brought anything new to the table, but the action sequences are superb and the storyline isn’t bad at all. I suppose it also helps that it stars the amazingly hot Maggie Q.

After the jump Bruce Campbell wants to make an all-star horror movie, a look at ‘jumping the shark’, NBC has given up on Chuck, At the Movies return, someone takes a watermelon to the face, a hot new Tron Legacy banner, Chris Klein’s ridiculously bad acting, having a mistress is a bad idea and Joseph Gordon-Levitt feels like having a bad romance. Continue reading

Movie Review: G.I. Joe – The Rise of Cobra

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Following the footsteps of fellow Hasbro toyline Transformers, the war toy turned cartoon turned cartoony motion picture has finally hit the big screens. Is it worth forking out ten bucks to see this at the theatres? Find out after the jump. Continue reading

Movie Review: 500 Days of Summer

500 days of summer 4This movie is not your typical romantic comedy. 500 Days of Summer is a fresh and funny film as it offers insight in how fate, attraction, heartbreak and hope are associated with a crazy little thing called love. Continue reading