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Don Jon (2013)


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Don Jon (2013)

 

I have always been a fan of Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  I grew up watching his films and television shows.  When I was a little kid, I liked him in the films Angels in the Outfield (1994), Beethoven (1992), A River Runs Through It (1992), and the television shows Family Ties, Murder, She Wrote, and Roseanne.

As I grew older, I watched Gordon-Levitt grow up and his roles slowly mature.  When I was a teenager I enjoyed his part in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You(1999), and I liked him in the television shows That ‘70s Show, and 3rd Rock from the Sun.

Shortly after 3rd Rock from the Sun ended in 2001, Gordon-Levitt started accepting edgier roles.  For the most part, he stuck with low-budget independent films until the blockbuster Inception (2010) boosted him to superstardom.

Ever since Inception, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been on fire.  He was excellent in the film 50/50 (2011), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) speaks for itself, he made Premium Rush (2012) watch-able, Looper (2012) was awesome, Lincoln (2012) was a film of epic proportions, and he has returned to his roots of independent, edgy filmmaking with Don Jon.

Don Jon marks an impressive new milestone for Gordon-Levitt.  It is the first film that he has written, directed, and starred in.  Also, he bulked up a lot for the movie.

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Don Jon is an atypical dysfunctional drama that hits on a touchy topic, porn addiction.  Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a New Jersey man who seems to have all of his priorities straight except that he is a total ladies man and he is addicted to pornography.  When Jon meets Barbara (Scarlett Johansson), the most beautiful woman that he has ever seen, she changes him.  He is forced to confront his porn addiction and how he treats women.

The rest of the noteworthy cast includes Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Glenne Headly, Brie Larson, Rob Brown, and Jeremy Luke.

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The movie is definitely an adult drama.  It tackles the subjects of pornography, masturbation, and addiction.  There is a lot of nudity and language.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has a very solid track record when it comes to acting and I was very excited to see Don Jon because of his writing, directing, and starring credits.  He does not disappoint.  The film was delightfully different from the norm.  It touches on topics that people tend to shy away from and it throws them in your face.  Although it will be considered a controversial movie and it proves that Gordon-Levitt likes to takes risks, Don Jon has a lot of heart.

I saw Don Jon two nights ago and I have been thinking about it ever since.  It stuck with me.  The more I think about it, the more that I like it.  It’s a good date movie if you have an open mind.

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The cast is awesome!  Gordon-Levitt was a rockstar both on and off camera.  The chemistry between Johansson and Gordon-Levitt was perfect.  They also had their accents down wonderfully.  Moore was a great addition to the movie and it was fun to see Danza and Headly acting again.

Don Jon deserves a few Oscar nods, in my opinion.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt should be recognized with a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor or Best Director, or both, and the film should be nominated for Best Picture.  Johansson and Moore also gave Oscar worthy performances.

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Don Jon is one of the best, if not the best movie that I have seen all year.  Prisoners (2013) and The Iceman (2012) are my other favorite films of 2013.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has proved himself to be a very capable filmmaker.  I’m excited to see what he will do next.

I rate this movie a 9 on a scale of 1-10.

Buy, rent, or run?  Buy.

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Note: The first movie that I remember seeing Joseph Gordon-Levitt in was Angels in the Outfield (1994).  That film was also the first movie that I remember seeing Tony Danza in.  It’s interesting to me how almost 20 years later Gordon-Levitt has gone on to be a superstar and Danza’s career has tanked.  If this movie does not revive Danza’s career, then nothing will.  If Danza suddenly pops up in everything, it will be because of his comeback in Don Jon.

 

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Top 13 Current Redbox Movies Vol. 4


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Top 13 Current Redbox Movies Vol. 4

If you are thinking about renting a movie from the Redbox, you might want to read this list to help you decide exactly which movie to rent.

Here is another edition of my top 13 current Redbox movies, back by popular demand.

Click on this link to read Vol. 1 from 2/10/13.

Click on this link to read Vol. 2 from 3/14/13.

Click on this link to read Vol. 3 from 4/21/13.

Click on this link to read Current Redbox Movie Reviews July 2013 from 6/30/13.

Current Redbox Movie Reviews August 2013

Current Redbox Movie Reviews September 2013

I have updated the list based on all the movies that are currently available to rent at the Redbox as of 5/9/13. They will change some of the titles weekly, but the list should still be pretty accurate for a while and hopefully be able to help you find a good movie to rent. I have included the DVD covers and previews. If a movie doesn’t have a cover or preview above it, simply click on the title for my full review of the movie along with the poster artwork and preview.

I do not claim to have seen all of the movies that are currently available at the Redbox, but I have seen 82 of them. Of those 82 movies, here is the list of my top 13 Current Redbox movies:

1.  Django Unchained (2012)

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2.  What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) My Rating: 9

3.  Ted (2012)

4.  Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

5.  The Impossible (2012)

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6.  The Dark Knight Rises (2012)            My Rating: 9

7.  Jack Reacher (2012)

8.  Hitchcock (2012)

9.  Skyfall (2012)

10.  End of Watch (2012)

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11.  Looper (2012)                                       My Rating: 8.5

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12.  Titanic (1997)                                      My Rating: 8.5

13.  Frankenweenie (2012)

These movies in my opinion, are the best movies that are currently available at the Redbox.

Newcomers Silver Linings Playbook, The Impossible, and Jack Reacher have knocked Flight (2012), Sinister (2012), and Lincoln (2012) off of the list.  The other movies continue to hold strong.

Now that you have seen my Top 13 Current Redbox movies, click on this link to check out my Top 13 Disappointing Current Redbox Movies from 3/27/13.

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Next time that you are in the mood to watch a movie, I hope that you will return to my site to see what’s good and what’s not.  Should you buy it, rent it, or run away from it?  I can help you decide.  On the home screen www.brockingmovies.com click on the follow button if you would like to stay up to date on all of my new posts through email.

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Netflix Watch Instantly Movie Reviews September 2013

20 Best Drama Movies Based on Real Life Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

20 Best Classics Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Mind-bending Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

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Thanks for stopping by and happy movie watching!

Top 13 Current Redbox Movies Vol. 3


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Top 13 Current Redbox Movies Vol. 3

If you are thinking about renting a movie from the Redbox, you might want to read this list to help you decide exactly which movie to rent.

Here is another edition of my top 13 current Redbox movies, back by popular demand.

Click on this link to read Vol. 1 from 2/10/13.

Click on this link to read Vol. 2 from 3/14/13.

Click on this link to read Vol. 4 from 5/9/13.

Click on this link to read Current Redbox Movie Reviews July 2013.

Click on this link to read Current Redbox Movie Reviews August 2013.

Click on this link to read Current Redbox Movies Reviews September 2013.

I have updated the list based on all the movies that are currently available to rent at the Redbox as of 4/21/13.  They will change some of the titles weekly, but the list should still be pretty accurate for a while and hopefully be able to help you find a good movie to rent.  I have included the DVD covers and previews.  If a movie doesn’t have a cover or preview above it, simply click on the title for my full review of the movie along with the poster artwork and preview.

I do not claim to have seen all of the movies that are currently available at the Redbox, but I have seen 77 of them.  Of those 77 movies, here is the list of my top 13 Current Redbox movies:

1.  Django Unchained (2012)                      My Rating: 10

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2.  What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)    My Rating: 10

3.  Ted (2012)

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4.  The Dark Knight Rises (2012)               My Rating: 9

5.  Hitchcock (2012)

6.  Skyfall (2012)

7.  End of Watch (2012)

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8.  Looper (2012)                                           My Rating: 8.5

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9.  Titanic (1997)                                           My Rating: 8.5

10.  Frankenweenie (2012)

11.  Flight (2012)

12.  Sinister (2012)

13.  Lincoln (2012)

These movies in my opinion, are the best movies that are currently available at the Redbox.

Django Unchained has taken over the number 1 spot.  Both The Machinist (2004) and The Raid: Redemption (2011) are no longer available to rent at the Redbox and therefore they have vanished from the list.  Newcomers Hitchcock and Lincoln have knocked Moneyball (2011) out of the park and off of the list.  The other movies continue to hold strong.

Now that you have seen my Top 13 Current Redbox movies, click on this link to check out my Top 13 Disappointing Current Redbox Movies from 3/27/13.

Netflix Clouds

Are you a fan of Netflix?  Click on the following links below for Netflix related material:

Netflix Watch Instantly Movie Reviews September 2013

20 Best Drama Movies Based on Real Life Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

20 Best Classics Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Mind-bending Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Comedy Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Romantic Comedy Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best War/Military Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Gritty Action/Thriller Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

Happy Movie Watching!

Top 13 Current Redbox Movies Vol. 2


Top 13 Current Redbox Movies Vol. 2

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If you are thinking about renting a movie from the Redbox, you might want to read this list to help you decide exactly which movie to rent.

Here is another edition of my top 13 current Redbox movies, back by popular demand.

Click on this link to read Current Redbox Movie Reviews September 2013

Click on this link to read Current Redbox Movie Reviews August 2013

Click on this link to read Current Redbox Movie Reviews July 2013

Click on this link to read Vol. 1 from 2/10/13.

Click on this link to read Vol. 3 from 4/21/13.

Click on this link to read Vol. 4 from 5/9/13.

I have updated the list based on all the movies that are currently available to rent at the Redbox as of 3/14/13.  They will change some of the titles weekly, but the list should still be pretty accurate for a while and hopefully be able to help you find a good movie to rent.  I have included the DVD covers and previews.  If a movie doesn’t have a cover or preview above it, simply click on the title for my full review of the movie along with the poster artwork and preview.

I do not claim to have seen all of the movies that are currently available at the Redbox, but I have seen 67 of them.  Of those 67 movies, here is the list of my top 13 Current Redbox movies:

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1.  What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)     My Rating: 10

2.  The Machinist (2004) 

3.  Ted (2012)


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4.  The Dark Knight Rises (2012)               My Rating: 9

5.  The Raid: Redemption (2011)

6.  Skyfall (2012)

7.  End of Watch (2012)


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8.  Looper (2012)                                           My Rating: 8.5


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9.  Titanic (1997)                                            My Rating: 8.5

10.  Frankenweenie (2012)

11.  Flight (2012)

12.  Sinister (2012)


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13.  Moneyball (2011)                                     My Rating: 8

You really can’t go wrong with any movie on this list.  Next time you’re going to the Redbox, I recommend consulting this list.  They are in my opinion, the best current Redbox movies.

Now that you have seen my recommended Redbox movies, check out my list of movies to stay away from.  Click on the link below:

Top 13 Disappointing Current Redbox Movies

 Netflix Clouds

Are you a fan of Netflix?  Click on the following links below for Netflix related material:

Netflix Watch Instantly Movie Reviews September 2013

20 Best Drama Movies Based on Real Life Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

20 Best Classics Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Mind-bending Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Comedy Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Romantic Comedy Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best War/Military Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Gritty Action/Thriller Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

Top 10 (err…13) Movies that I saw in Theatres in 2012


Top 10 (err…13) Movies that I saw in Theatres in 2012

My ratings are on a scale of 1-10.

 

 

1.  Ted (2012).  My rating: 9

         

2.  The Dark Knight Rises (2012).  My rating: 9

3Jack Reacher (2012).  My rating: 9

4.  Skyfall (2012).  My rating: 8.5

 

5.  Contraband (2012).  My rating: 8.5

 

6.  End of Watch (2012).  My rating: 8.5

 

7.  Looper (2012). My rating: 8.5

 

8.  Lincoln (2012).  My rating: 8

 

9.  Men in Black 3 (2012).  My rating: 8

 

10.  Total Recall (2012).  My rating: 8

 

11.  Lawless (2012).  My rating: 8

 

12.  21 Jump Street (2012).  My rating: 8

 

13.  The Dictator (2012).  My rating: 8

Note: Hugo (2011), and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) would have both been on this list, but I didn’t count them because they were filmed in 2011.  That being said, 21 Jump Street and The Dictator would have been knocked off of the list.

I also saw the Dark Knight Trilogy in the theatre on the same night of the tragic theatre shooting.  I was not about to count Batman Begins (2005) or The Dark Knight (2008) as a part of my 2012 list.