How do you make a story about the process behind the leaking of documents one that engages and rivets? Oliver Stone does just this, delivering perhaps his greatest work in quite some time in Snowden.
The story still fresh on our minds, Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets deep into the psyche of whistleblower/traitor (however you stand on the matter) Edward Snowden as we witness his rise as a young man within the Central Intelligence Agency, where he learns that the privacy and fundamental rights of Americans are threatened when he is made aware that the big eight telecommunication corporations in the U.S. store and make accessible the activities of Americans to the National Security Agency.
Despite the government denying this, Snowden struggles with himself in a battle between conscience and career before deciding famously to leak several highly-classified documents, which prove exactly what the U.S. government didn’t want the world to know.
Gordon-Levitt is front and center in a masterful performance where from certain angles and in certain frames, we truly feel we are witnessing the real Snowden. The story plays from several angles, looking at his struggle with health, love, the government and also himself and on most levels he nails this portrait of a man both revered and misunderstood.
SNOWDEN screens at TIFFFriday, September 9, 2016 at 9 PM Roy Thomson Hall, Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 12:00 PM Roy Thomson Hall and Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 9:45 AM Scotiabank Theatre.
Elevation Pictures + Mr. Will want to take Readers to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt in SNOWDEN! The Film is making its World Premiere at TIFF and then opening in theaters across the country on September 16th.
Screenings take place Monday, September 12, 2016 in the following cities:
Toronto – Sept. 12, 7pm
Cineplex Queensway (1025 The Queensway, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 6C7)
Vancouver – Sept. 12, 7pm
Scotiabank Vancouver (900 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3G5)
Victoria – Sept. 12, 7pm
Odeon Victoria (780 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1L4)
Edmonton – Sept. 12, 7pm
South Edmonton (1525 99 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6N 1K5)
No it’s not a rumour, SNOWDEN the Movie really exists and after some delays, we’re finally getting the official Trailer!
Synopsis: Academy Award®-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st century. Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others. No matter which you believe, the epic story of why he did it, who he left behind, and how he pulled it off makes for one of the most compelling films of the year.
Elevation Pictures release SNOWDENFriday, September 16, 2016. TIFF ’16, anyone?
Recently re-named, Holiday Comedy THE NIGHT BEFORE is ready for your laughter with a hilarious new Red-Band Trailer! You might recall it being known prior as X-MAS?
From Jonathan Levine, the acclaimed director of 50/50, comes the new comedy The Night Before. Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they’re entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracka Ball – the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.
See the Trailer:
Sony Pictures Canada release THE NIGHT BEFORE on Friday, November 25, 2015.
I have been intrigued since seeing a Teaser but this looks just phenomenal. And maybe we just might see this at TIFF ’15? A boy can dream, right? We know this much – the Film will open the 53rd New York Film Festival this September. You’ll be gasping where this new Trailer ends off!
Twelve people have walked on the moon. Only one has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.
Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), is aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, who overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan.
Robert Zemeckis, the master director of such marvels as Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Back to the Future, Polar Express and Flight, again uses cutting edge technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. With innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX® 3D wizardry, The Walk is genuine big-screen cinema, a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds.
See the Trailer:
Sony Pictures Canada release THE WALK on Friday, October 2, 2015.
This Teaser will have you on the edge of your seat! Robert Zemeckis‘ latest effort, THE WALK might not be in theatres till next year, but here’s a little bit to get you excited! If you’re afraid of heights, be warned!
Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Robert Zemeckis, the director of such marvels as Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Back to the Future, Polar Express and Flight, again uses cutting edge technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. With innovative photorealistic techniques and IMAX 3D wizardry, The Walk is true big-screen cinema, a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds. The film is a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970s, but most of all, to the Towers of the World Trade Center.
See the Teaser:
I wouldn’t be shocked if this might make its way to TIFF ’15! We’ll see…
Sony Pictures Canada release THE WALKFriday, October 2, 2015.
Back in 2004 I remember being so totally obsessed with Robert Rodriguez‘s Adaptation of Frank Miller‘s SIN CITY. I had the Poster on my wall and I may have called-in a Sickie at work to watch it. Although it took nine frickin’ years to happen, its long-awaited Sequel is well on its way and just released is the Trailer for SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR!
The Town’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants.
Cast (including many returning Members) includes: Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Jamie Chung, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Julia Garner, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Jeremy Piven and Stacey Keach. Did I mention Lady Gaga makes an appearance? Those of us scratching heads at her Muppets Holiday Special Collabo with Gordon-Levitt, might understand a little bit better now.
eOne Films and Dimension Films release SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR on Friday, August 22, 2014.
Happy Thanksgiving America (and us over-indulgent Canadians)! Taking place tonight is a landmark Television Moment as international Pop Megastar Lady Gaga joins The Muppets on Television for a 90-minute Special, Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular!
Also appearing on the Broadcast are the likes of Kristen Bell, Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and RuPaul! Eclectic. You can guarantee there will be drama between Miss Piggy and Gaga for Kermit‘s affections! Surely some of that tension might spill-over to next year’s The Muppets’ Most Wanted, in which Gaga appears briefly?
See a Sneak Preview here:
ABC airs Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular tonight from 9:30 – 11:00 PM EST.
Although she’s busy in Japan celebrating her latest Disc ARTPOP, we’re still giddy about meeting her last week in Toronto! More on that here.
We took you two of you Toronto Wongsters to the TIFF ’13 Red Carpet Premiere of DON JON, bringing you up-close and personal with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson, but don’t worry Canada – we’ve got your back!
Touchwood PR, Remstar Films and Mr. Will Wong want to give Readers across the Country a chance to attend Advance Screenings of Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s directorial debut, DON JON!
To enter to win, simply click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will Wong on Facebookand state which of the above Cities you’d like Passes for. Share on Facebook with your Friends or Re-Tweet the below to double those chances:
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Good luck, Wongsters!
Remstar Films release DON JON on Friday, September 27, 2013.