I am enamored. #levittlove #loopy
My dear multi-talented, sexy, adorable, parasocial love Tom Hardy is proving, yet again, that he is a forced to be reckoned with. FX has ordered Taboo, a new drama series from Ridley Scott with Tom set to star.
Set in 1813, Taboo is based on an original story by Hardy and his father, Chips Hardy. In Taboo, Hardy plays the lead role of “James Keziah Delaney,” a rogue adventurer who returns from Africa with 14 ill-gotten diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father. Refusing to sell the family business to the East India Company, he sets out to build his own trade and shipping empire and finds himself playing a very dangerous game.
Scott said, “FX is the perfect partner to engage with this dark, fantastic world that Tom and Steven have created. We¹re glad to have them on board.”
Hardy added, “Taboo is the first major production our company, Hardy Son & Baker, is setting sail on, and it gives me great pleasure to know that we are in partnership with FX and the BBC. I believe with the high standard of creative talent – with Steve Knight and Ridley Scott at the helm – and with the support and backing of these two great broadcasters, we have found the perfect home and team for Taboo.”
I love that he conceptualized the story with his Pa. Too cute. I shall wait with baited breath until 2016, Mr. Hardy. Until then, enjoy this picture of Tom on the set of The Drop with Rocco the dog.
I am enamored. #levittlove #loopy
Nic Cage is my Zoloft. If I’m ever in a funk, I pop in “Face Off”, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”, or any of the other 1,200 flicks this invaluable man has starred in. Cage don’t hold back. Be it his unusual hair stylings, or his untamed mildly incoherent acting techniques, this man is here for all of our pleasure.
One day I was feeling blue so I put on my ol’ Netflix instant player and decided to view the magnificent yet rare classic Cage supernatural thriller, “Vampire’s Kiss”. I have yet to see an acting performance that has made me double over with laughter for 90 minutes. Nobody works harder than him.
Thank you, Nic Cage. May you never stop being the best.
Two lifelong best friends wage an epic battle against one another after they both fall in love with the same woman. This is the plot for next summer’s blockbuster release, “This Means War”. Tom Hardy, my exquisite English picture show crush, plays one of the male leads. Squeal.
A wave of shock poured over me when I hit the newsstand at work and saw my beloved JGL (or Joseph Gordon Levitt as you normal folk may know him) on the cover of Nylon Guys. I paid a few pence and was on my way home to enjoy the 3 page article that would surely give me a little insight on my favorite actor.
Now I’m no Sally Come Lately. I’ve been purchasing this man’s eclectic lineup of indie movie goodness since “Manic “in 2001. It saddens me that he is coming so dangerously close to breaking through commercially because I want to enjoy his awesomeness with only a select group of diehard JGL lovers.
While there is nothing more irritating and snarky than using the word sellout, using a phrase like “break through commercially” is pretty much the same thing. As a fan of “Mysterious Skin”, Sweet Jane” and “Latter Days”, I feel almost like I possess one of the silver screen’s biggest most talented secrets.
Then the Summer of 2009 arrived…
and a little movie named “500 Days of Summer” rocked the indie world and my precious secret was revealed. Hark my shattered heart, this commercial indie is being touted as one of the best movies of the year, a must see original take on the old romantic comedy.I was there on opening night in a sold out theater wrought with self aimed disgust. It was only 2 years ago that I sat in a similar theater watching “The Lookout” (one of the best thrillers to come out of 2007) on opening Friday with only 4 other people in the audience.
The people that referred to Levitt as the “10 things I hate about you guy..not Heath..the other guy..” and ” oh you mean that kid from 3rd Rock?” knew his name and jumped all over it. My bandwagon is now over run with newcomers. Then to make matters worse, 2 weeks later he stars as the most charismatic bad guy in the August blockbuster “G.I. Joe”. Now I’m fighting little kids in Target to get my hands on a Cobra Commander action figure. My cuppeth runneth over.
Finally I had my very own rude awakening. How dare I insist on keeping Levitt to myself! How dare I even mildly suggest that this talented actor is ready to sign up to become Shia Labeouf’s long lost older brother in Transformers 3! I hate exclamation marks, a thousand pardons. Joseph Gordon Levitt can and will make any movie he wants and I hope he continues to do so. I don’t care if he’s staring at a jar of grape jelly for 2 hours, I’d never get bored watching him do it. He is always the best part of any movie I’ve seen him in and if he has to make “G.I. Joe” to make some money so he can get paid scale for his next 20 super indies then who am I to question any of it?
I know who I am. A person that’s gonna stick my one of my favorite actors until he gives me a reason to walk. Most importantly, I am a person who will never use the word sell out because I’m a 26 year old struggling artist, not a snot nose 14 year old talking about the commercialization of punk music. JGL is the one of the best actors of my generation and I plan on enjoying every moment of his rise. Vive La Levitt.
Nihilist. Debaucher. Sadist. Psycopant. Boxer. Grandpa. My dearest Robert DeNiro has played a lot of it all. Today Dangerbowie.com celebrates De Niro’ s 66th birthday. After nearly 6 months spent taking a stroll down DeNiro’s filmography I am left furiously empassioned by his acting and total embodiment of character. No one plays a more charming sociopath. No one is a more believable gangster. It doesn’t hurt that from about 1970-1994, I would have probably sold my right leg for one night with Mean Streets’ Johnny boy.
So three cheers to a man who alongside the great Scorcese helped change the face of cinema. Watching Cape Fear for the first time at 12 years old ( a horribly inappropriate age to deal with such subject matter..tsk tsk Mom), a young Danger Bowie was properly introduced to DeNiro as a creep. Sitting in the theater at the $1.75 show and squirming a little as Max Cady slipped a finger into the mouth of the pubescent Juliette Lewis , I can remember thinking this is the grossest yet most hypnotic and sexy thing I had ever seen. Then I wanted to see more.
I was on the hunt for every De Niro movie or appearance mein greedy eyes could see. Goodfellas, Heat, This Boy’s Life, Casino, The Fan, Sleepers, I couldn’t get enough. I wondered how immersed one person could become in constantly pretending so deeply to be someone else. Essentially De Niro gave me my first artistic existential thought. Thank you Robbie.
Robert Mario De Niro Jr. has given the world countless hours of hardcore entertainment. His realistic portrayal of underdogs and his relentless passion to transcend his characters have made for amazing film spectacles.
When he’s not method acting, he stays busy with the Tribeca Film Festival, his fancy eatery Nobu, and the Greenwich Hotel. If I am a tenth as lucky as I think I am, perhaps I will one day be able to shake Robert De Niro’s hand, or say hello as he drives by. Any small amount of contact will do, I’m not that picky. Until then I have 3 more De Niro flicks on my coffee table, awaiting my eager viewership. Happy Birthday Bobby. I heart you.
Anne Hathaway is a good actress. I never believed these words would come out of my mouth but after viewing her Oscar nominated performance in “Rachel Getting Married”, I was turned out. The movie is the story of Rachel, a young woman who has been in and out of rehab for the past 10 years, returning home for the weekend to attend her sister’s wedding.
A former American Idol contestant, “Ella Enchanted”, “Mr Noodle” from “Sesame Street”, the lady from “Terms of Endearment”, and the lead singer of “TV on the Radio” all appear in this movie and it works really REALLY well. My initial shock after viewing the movie in it’s entirety is the amazing casting. Kudos to Tiffany Canfield and Bernard Telsey for choosing a multi-ethnic and believable group of actors as well as extras, all of whom are necessary to this flick.
Going through emotional hell with this dysfunctional family on the tension express was enthralling. So rare that addiction, love, family, and death can be dealt with so eloquently in a movie. The wedding is a perfect spectacle, like nothing you’ve seen in any movie or real life. You want to be apart of it, the togetherness in beings so completely separate.
Live music is used to guide you through the happiness and peril these characters are faced with. I’ve read in several places that the infamous table scene is one to look out for but I was still taken aback by my severe reaction. Spotlighting over 10 different characters in one of the most pivotal scenes to the film, the emotional roller coaster straps you in. Sadness, embarassment, happiness, love, loss, desperation, jealousy, angst and tenderness are all tapped in, during this extended glimpse from the wedding rehearsal dinner. I have never been more uncomfortable watching a movie as I was during a certain point in that scene. It was excruciating. Hard to believe it only took the screenwriter Jenny Lumet, 7 weeks to write this amazing character study.
Now I refuse to spoil any bit of this movie because it deserves at least one full uninterrupted viewing by everyone in Danger’s opinion. Remember that life is left unresolved more often than not and there won’t be any disappointment. You will find a character to relate to, there will be at least one note of music that you love, and you’re eyes will glaze over for at least a second, even if you won’t admit it to anyone.
Bravo. Anne Hathaway. Bravo.