TOP 5 JO-GO MOVIES
Before we get started, I suppose I should tell those of you not “in the know” that Jo-Go is the celebrity nickname I’m attempting to get to catch on for the wonderful young actor Joseph Gordon Levitt. Just so you know, “Operation Jo-Go” as we like to call it has officially become a movement. Join us on our Facebook page to support the cause by clicking here!!!
Back to the task at hand… I’ve been lacking on my lists lately so it’s time to get back on task. I’ve been meaning to do some lists featuring individual actors for some time. I figured who better to start with then the man himself: JO-GO! Here are my TOP 5 JO-GO MOVIES (in order):
SIDENOTE: I should state that I may need to revisit this list next year as Jo-Go has a Zombie film, a time travelling film and possibly a Batman film due to come out soon but for now…
5. 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU.
I think a lot of people like this film more than I do but it’s hard to discount what a cute film this is. Not to mention, I love when films take the works of Shakespeare (in this case, The Taming of the Shrew) and set them in the modern day (in this case, a modern day high school). A great ensemble piece that even features Jo-Go’s Doppelganger Heath Ledger.
4. THE LOOKOUT.
For those of you that haven’t heard of this film, Jo-Go plays a once promising athlete that has his life turned up-side-down following a tragic accident. As Jo-Go’s character tries to get his life back on track, he takes a job as a night janitor in a bank and ends up tangled in a plot to rob the bank he works in. I’m of the opinion that this performance was the one that shifted Jo-Go from bit and Indie player to bankable star… it’s a damn good indie too.
3. (500) DAYS OF SUMMER.
I won’t go on about this one too long. I’ll just say that if you don’t like this film then you probably also don’t like the laughter of children. This film is inventive, well shot and features great performances by it’s cast. In my opinion, the best film to showcase what a real relationship is like since Eternal Sunshine on the Spotless Mind.
Inception is easily one of the best films of the year. Oddly, most of the characters in it managed to be completely uninteresting. However, Jo-Go manges to chew up the scenery with every second he’s given on screen. He also manages to be the best part of a film filled with crack for your eyeballs. You could easily cut all his scenes and put them into a seperate short film and I would watch it over and over again.
If you haven’t seen this film… WTF??? Shot near my home town (in San Clemente, CA) on a budget of just a few hundred thousand, Brick manages to be not only a great film but an inventive one. Imagine a Humphrey Bogart film noir set in a high school featuring sex, drug rings and murder. The characters even talk like they’re in an old black and white. Might have to use the close captioning on your TV but make sure you catch every piece of dialogue muttered in this classic indie gem!!!
What do you think???