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‘(500) Days of Summer’ Meets ‘Sid and Nancy’ (Video)

Mash-ups have become increasingly popular over the past few years, most of them musical, ever since DJ Danger Mouse fused Jay-Z’s “The Black Album” with The Beatles’ “The White Album.” I’ve enjoyed a lot of these types of tracks and the art of fusing two different styles have recently taken over visual media with trailer mash-ups, such as this Wall-E vs. Watchmen trailer. Now, things have evolved into the next logical step. Actors and actresses are putting their heft into recreating scenes from older films and they’re being brought to you by MSN’s Cinemash.

The first installment takes the stars of the upcoming (500) Days of Summer, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel and transposes them as Sid and Nancy, from the 1986 film of the same name. Gender roles are reversed in this three-minute plus scene ad Gordon-Levitt takes hold of the role of Nancy, previous occupied by Chloe Webb, while Deschanel harnesses Gary Oldman’s Sid Vicious.

I think this is an awesome idea and I look forward to future installments, which we’ll continue to bring to you. Some of the upcoming Cinemash scenes previewed are Carrie with Will Arnett, Training Day with Common and Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Tron with Cheech and Chong.

Here’s Sid and Nancy with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel:

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‘500 Days of Summer’ Clips & Behind The Scenes

I was able to do some thorough looking and came up with a few clips for 500 Days Of Summer, directed by music video helmer turned virgin filmmaker Marc Webb.  “Days” stars Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as two people who don’t fall in love, at least thats what the tagline will have you believe.  “Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Girl doesn’t.”  I wish I could say I haven’t been there at some point in my life, but well, hmmm…you know, maybe I haven’t.  But still.  Some of you can probably relate.  Hahaha.  I didn’t say I couldn’t do it without some help.  Alcohol has always helped me.  And her.

Anyway, JGL is one of the best young actors working today IMO and many people seem to have an affinity for Zooey so this could be a little film to look out for.  The clips below speak for themselves (if you watch them)!  One is an exclusive scene from the movie (here is the link, the embed is not working for it) and another is a Behind-The-Scenes look at the movie that is “not a love story.”  Or so they would have you believe.  “Days” drops in theaters July 17th.  And because I am in a really giving mood, if you live in one of 6 major US cities, you may want to look out for the 500 Days Giveaways link here.  Enjoy your weekend. Check back for box office updates and any other goodies that may turn up.  Good deal.

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‘(500) Days of Summer’ Preview

Finding true love is a tricky situation and it gets the better of us.  It’s certainly a word that can be thrown around easily.  Some of us think we understand what love is the first time around and then, BOOM, you get burned. That’s why I use the word a lot more cautiously.  I also tend to think of the song “Love –>Building On Fire” by The Talking Heads.  “When my love/stands next to your love/I can’t define love/when it’s not love/it’s not love.” It pretty much means it takes two people to make love work and you can’t do it alone.  This is the same approach in the indie-type (500) Days of Summer.  Yes, this is a romantic comedy, but this one looks so much more intelligent and realistic than your usual crapfests like Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (yes, it’s my whipping boy for the year) or The Proposal.

Notice the slight diss as she scopes out other guys.

Notice the slight diss as she scopes out other guys.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Lookout) stars as Tom, a hopeless romantic who first takes notice of Summer (Zooey Deschanel, The Happening) in an elevator after she comments on the band he’s listening to, The Smiths.  They both work together and starting from day one, Tom tries to win Summer’s love.  In a non-linear story, the movie chronicles Tom’s 500 days with Summer, hence the actually clever title.  The timeline features Tom and Summer getting together, being in a relationship and then breaking up.  Tom no doubt loves her, but Summer doesn’t believe in the word and doesn’t return the same feelings.    Tom must somehow find a way to show Summer what true love is before they’re reduced to the dreaded “just friends,” which happens to the best of us. Deschanel, who is part of the pop band She and Him, also provides a song for the soundtrack.

Marc Webb, who directed (500) Days of Summer, has mostly done music videos and this will be his debut film. The script is co-written by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber and perhaps this will remove the stain on their names after being attached to The Pink Panther 2.

No matter what it is, if you have something funny to say, say it.

No matter what it is, if you have something funny to say, say it.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, who first worked together on Panic, have made a name for themselves with independent movies and 500 looks promising.  I’ve always liked Gordon-Levitt, especially in The Lookout.  Deschanel’s a good actress and I think she’ll be a great foil for Gordon-Levitt. This appears to be a good date movie, which seem to be harder and harder to find these days and I think it should do well, even with its independent roots..

(500) Days of Summer opens in limited release on July 17th.

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500 Days of Summer Teaser Trailer

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