Joseph Gordon-Levitt Describes the Rush of Making <i>Premium Rush</i>

Before he co-starred in The Dark Knight Rises as Batman's cop sidekick, Joseph Gordon-Levitt played a hero who zips though a major metropolis on his own version of the Batpod: a single-geared, brakeless bike. The hero in question is Wilee, the speed-addicted bike messenger at the center of Premium Rush, which was shot on the streets and roads of New York two years ago and is opening in theaters tomorrow. Co-written and directed by David Koepp (whose past credits include the screenplays for Jurassic Park and the first Spider-Man and director of Stir of Echoes), the movie finds Wilee trying to complete an express delivery of a valuable package while staying one bike line ahead of a corrupt cop (Michael Shannon) who is on his tail. Don't let the lack of bat ears or Batarangs fool you; Wilee's superb bike skills practically make him a superhero in his own right. We spoke with Koepp and Gordon-Levitt about what it was like to shoot such a fast-paced thriller, what lessons the actor learned from 3rd Rock From the Sun and why Die Hard With a Vengeance is one of the best New York movies ever made.

Today's TWoP News: Monday, August 13, 2012

by Kaitlin Reilly August 13, 2012 1:49 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, August 13, 2012

The Good Wife gets yet another addition to Season 4, a model heads to the supermarket and Miley Cyrus is back on TV.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

by Ethan Alter May 15, 2012 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

AMC gets back on the horse.

Syfy Upfront: Ignite This!

by Ethan Alter April 25, 2012 2:33 pm
Syfy Upfront: Ignite This!

Are you the kind of person who likes to put your wildest imaginings into practice? Do you not just want to watch TV, but interact with it? If so, you might just be an igniter and therefore precisely the kind of person that the Syfy network wants amongst its audience. "Igniter" was the buzzword at Syfy's upfront presentation, which unfolded Tuesday night at New York's famed American Museum of Natural History, where the famous Hall of Ocean Life (you know, the one with that giant whale suspended from the ceiling) was bathed in the network's signature purple while DJ Spooky spun records and guests feasted on dishes created by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson. But the evening wasn't all fun and food -- Syfy also revealed its plans for the 2012-2013 season and those plans include a lot more reality, a lot fewer scripted series and a whole lot of igniter-driven interactivity between viewer and show.

Game of Thrones: Our Weekly Westeros Scorecard

by Ethan Alter April 16, 2012 6:00 am
<i>Game of Thrones</i>: Our Weekly Westeros Scorecard

Bravo for Brienne and other superlatives from Game of Thrones's third episode, "What Is Dead May Never Die."

Community: Let the Corpo-Humanization Begin!

by Ethan Alter March 30, 2012 6:00 am
<i>Community</i>: Let the Corpo-Humanization Begin!

Community's first two episodes back from its unplanned hiatus left us mildly disappointed, but third time proved to be the charm as "Digital Exploration of Interior Design" -- the first of a two-parter that concludes next week -- got the show back on track, striking the right blend of broad comedy with a light touch of tragedy.

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, December 15, 2011

by Ashley Chervinski December 15, 2011 2:27 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, December 15, 2011

Baba Booey to everyone, today.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, November 1, 2011

by Ethan Alter November 1, 2011 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Would you buy a book written by this guy?

Bye Bye, Bettie Page

by Tippi Blevins December 12, 2008 12:46 pm
Bye Bye, Bettie Page Bettie Page, the pin-up model who helped make bangs and bondage famous, died last night at a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a heart attack last week. She was 85.

<I>Gemini Division</I>, Or How Does a Pacemaker Control One’s Mind, Exactly? Listen, webisodes are something that's been happening a lot lately, and I think we should all just get used to them. They're not going away any time soon, and while some of them may be terrible (The Heroes ones), others are actually pretty good (The Office ones). One web-only/minisode-only series I've come across that doesn't suck too bad is Gemini Division, which stars Rosario Dawson as a cop whose gay boyfriend's pacemaker programs him to kill. At least that's what I gathered from the first installment, which was released today. I could be proven wrong in subsequent episodes. It also may or may not be set in the future -- everyone in it wears current clothing (translation: no pointy shoulders or floor length robes, which defies Hollywood's strict vision of future fashion), but Dawson's character uses this webcam technology with all kinds of coding and activity on the sides like in The Matrix, so yeah, most likely the future. And to my knowledge, pacemakers do not currently program people to kill... yet, so there's another argument for the future setting.

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