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Looper Synopsis

In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a “looper” – a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination.
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Looper Ending: Was The Rainmaker Stopped Or Not? Looper Ending: Was The Rainmaker Stopped Or Not?
Looper's main story revolved around one man's determination to go back in time and stop a powerful criminal called the Rainmaker from ever rising to power. Was he truly successful?

Looper Ending: Was The Rainmaker Stopped Or Not?

Watch Women Beat The Hell Out Of People In This Epic Supercut Watch Women Beat The Hell Out Of People In This Epic Supercut
Do you like films with strong female leads? Do you like to watch "the fairer sex" prove that they’re not as fair as society has often portrayed them? Then you’ll get a kick out of this supercut tribute to women in prominent action movie roles…literally.

Watch Women Beat The Hell Out Of People In This Epic Supercut

The 5 Worst Snubs Of The 2013 Oscar Nominations The 5 Worst Snubs Of The 2013 Oscar Nominations
We've all had a few hours now to process this year's Oscar nominations, to scream to the heavens demanding justice for Ben Affleck or running through the forest with fireworks to celebrate Beasts of the Southern Wild. So now that the dust has settled, what are the snubs that are still burning us up? Who are we going to miss the most on Oscar night?

The 5 Worst Snubs Of The 2013 Oscar Nominations

Looper, Lincoln And More Score Writers Guild Screenplay Nominations Looper, Lincoln And More Score Writers Guild Screenplay Nominations
With tricky rules about eligibility and three different categories, the Writers Guild of America always manages to honor more screenplays than the Oscars or the Golden Globes-- which usually makes for an interesting batch of nominees. Today they announced their picks for the 2012 films, and with expected Oscar contenders like Lincoln, Life of Pi

Looper, Lincoln And More Score Writers Guild Screenplay Nominations

Looper Deleted Scene Has Emily Blunt And Garret Dillahunt Sharing A Tense Moment Looper Deleted Scene Has Emily Blunt And Garret Dillahunt Sharing A Tense Moment
Rian Johnson's sci-fi thriller Looper arrived on DVD and Blu-ray this week, offering a number of bonus features, among which are deleted scenes. One of them has made its way online and gives us a look at a tense moment between Emily Blunt and Garret Dillahunt.

Looper Deleted Scene Has Emily Blunt And Garret Dillahunt Sharing A Tense Moment

The 10 Best On-Screen Couples Of 2012 The 10 Best On-Screen Couples Of 2012
As we put a cap on the cinematic year, we wanted to go back and single out the duos who turned our heads with combustible on-screen chemistry. We admit to cheating in at least one selection, and we admit an over-reliance on the Hollywood “bromance.” But we think it’s a great list.

The 10 Best On-Screen Couples Of 2012

Bruce Willis' 10 Most Terrifying Characters Bruce Willis' 10 Most Terrifying Characters
Over the course of his twenty-five-plus year career, Willis has painted hundreds of rooms red with the fluids of his foes, and something tells me twenty-five years from now, he’ll be sitting on a stoop with a shotgun, picking off bad guys and pleasing audiences in yet another terrifying turn on screen.

Bruce Willis' 10 Most Terrifying Characters

The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Mack's List The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Mack's List
The following ten movies are the ones that have really stuck with me. They’re the ones that have gotten better with months or weeks of age and have separated themselves from the pack. Some of them will definitely be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards and others will not even be considered. Some of them you’ll probably agree with, and some of them will probably make you laugh and doubt my credibility.

The Top 10 Movies Of 2012: Mack's List

Giveaway: Win A Copy Of Looper Along With A Badass Pocket Watch Giveaway: Win A Copy Of Looper Along With A Badass Pocket Watch
Cinema Blend is giving away one copy of the Looper Blu-ray. As if getting a free copy of a time traveling tale featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis playing the same character wasn’t enough, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment also has a Looper look-alike pocket watch to giveaway along with the copy of the movie.

Giveaway: Win A Copy Of Looper Along With A Badass Pocket Watch

The 10 Most Disappointing Movies Of 2012 The 10 Most Disappointing Movies Of 2012
Looking back a year full of movies you have to remember the bad with the good. We can celebrate the best of the best and express our love and appreciation for them, but for the sake of balance it’s important to look back at the ones that we expected more from – the ones that didn’t deliver on expectations or hopes. These are the titles we see in theaters and leave saying, “Man, I wish that was better.”

The 10 Most Disappointing Movies Of 2012

Ask Looper Director Rian Johnson Anything: Live Chat Here Ask Looper Director Rian Johnson Anything: Live Chat Here
Now, as the movie nears release on Blu-ray, Johnson is ready and willing to answer all your Looper questions, and he’ll be doing it right here, live, as part of the live chat embedded below. Join in, ask him anything. Our live chat with Rian Johnson kicks off right here.

Ask Looper Director Rian Johnson Anything: Live Chat Here

Looper Will Hit Blu-ray At The End Of December Looper Will Hit Blu-ray At The End Of December
Rian Johnson’s low-budget science fiction flick, Looper is traveling on to Blu-ray sooner than your might guess. Looper will be hitting Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on December 31, just before the new year. Consider the Blu-ray your post-holiday treat.

Looper Will Hit Blu-ray At The End Of December

Looper Diagrammed With Straws, Even Though Bruce Willis Said Not To Looper Diagrammed With Straws, Even Though Bruce Willis Said Not To
This fall's twisty sci-fi movie Looper inspired a lot of people to dig through its logic and potential plot holes, but the movie itself cut off that kind of analysis at the pass, having Bruce Willis's character scoff at a suggestion to figure out how time travel works: " If we start talking about it we’ll be here all day, making diagrams with straws!

Looper Diagrammed With Straws, Even Though Bruce Willis Said Not To

New Infographic Illustrates A Major Flaw In Looper's Ending New Infographic Illustrates A Major Flaw In Looper's Ending
Let this be your warning that the following article contains spoilers about Looper. You probably should have figured that out from the headline, but we here at Cinema Blend believe in safety nets. For those of you who have seen Looper or just don't care about spoilers, enjoy!

New Infographic Illustrates A Major Flaw In Looper's Ending

Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives to Looper, Pitch Perfect, And V/H/S Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives to Looper, Pitch Perfect, And V/H/S
With so many titles to choose from, Netflix Instant's library can be overwhelming. And so we offer this bi-weekly column as a tool to cut through the clutter by highlighting some now streaming titles that pair nicely with the latest theatrical releases. This week we've selected a trio of time travel tales, competition-fueled comedies and found footage frighteners for your home-viewing pleasure.

Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives to Looper, Pitch Perfect, And V/H/S

Watch Looper As A Disney Movie Watch Looper As A Disney Movie
Genre-bending writer-director Rian Johnson's recently released sci-fi thriller Looper is not only dazzling critics with its compelling new take on the time travel subgenre, but also scoring with audiences, debuting at #2 its opening weekend behind Adam Sandler's record-breaking animated romp Hotel Transylvania. So just imagine how well Looper would have done at the box office if it were a bit more family friendly!

Watch Looper As A Disney Movie

Weekend Box Office: Hotel Transylvania Arrives Early, Breaks Records Weekend Box Office: Hotel Transylvania Arrives Early, Breaks Records
September's a slow month at the box office. The biggest September weekends are still smaller than major days in the cash heady months of summer and Christmas. But, once in a while something comes along in September that draws a crowd and this year Halloween came early to give the sleepy month a little boost.

Weekend Box Office: Hotel Transylvania Arrives Early, Breaks Records

Hotel Transylvania And Looper Take Over Friday Box Office Hotel Transylvania And Looper Take Over Friday Box Office
Sony Pictures is competing against itself at the box office this weekend, and lucky for them, both of their offerings are getting a warm reception, taking the #1 and #2 spots among Friday moviegoers. The animated family film Hotel Transylvania, featuring the voices of Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez, made $11 million on Friday

Hotel Transylvania And Looper Take Over Friday Box Office

Great Debate: What's The Best Kind Of Time Travel Story? Great Debate: What's The Best Kind Of Time Travel Story?
Much as we love Pitch Perfect, the big release of this weekend is undeniably Looper, the time travel thriller in which Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a hit man in the future, who's suddenly assigned to assassinate… himself, only 30 years older and played by Bruce Willis

Great Debate: What's The Best Kind Of Time Travel Story?

Operation Kino 82: Looper And Getting On Board With Time Travel Logic Operation Kino 82: Looper And Getting On Board With Time Travel Logic
This week on Operation Kino, we're reviewing Looper… or maybe we already reviewed it, 30 years ago, back before time travel was possible but illegal. After that, inspired by Looper and it's time travel plot, we talk about time travel devices in movies, and specifically how films that ask you to follow their logic

Operation Kino 82: Looper And Getting On Board With Time Travel Logic

Looper Interview: Emily Blunt Talks Shotguns, Redemption And A Nickname For Her Fans Looper Interview: Emily Blunt Talks Shotguns, Redemption And A Nickname For Her Fans
Earlier this week, we sat down with Looper star Joseph Gordon-Levitt to discuss his character, a hit man tasked with eliminating targets from a distant future. While JGL’s character goes on the hunt for his older self, his paths cross with a lovely but cautious farmer whose son has a bigger role in the larger Looper story.

Looper Interview: Emily Blunt Talks Shotguns, Redemption And A Nickname For Her Fans

Looper Director Says Shakespeare, David Bowie And Harrison Ford Inspired His Story Looper Director Says Shakespeare, David Bowie And Harrison Ford Inspired His Story
Don’t be surprised if you absorb a number of European influences during your Looper screening. As Johnson explains, most of the city scenes he conceived and penned for the movie happened while he was living in Belgrade, Serbia and nursing a bruised heart over a girl he actively pursued.

Looper Director Says Shakespeare, David Bowie And Harrison Ford Inspired His Story

Looper Interview: Joseph Gordon-Levitt On The Butterfly Effect And His Impersonation Skills Looper Interview: Joseph Gordon-Levitt On The Butterfly Effect And His Impersonation Skills
We’ll have Looper interviews on the site throughout the week, as Sony was kind enough to grant us one-on-one access with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt and Johnson. We dove into such thought-provoking topics as the butterfly effect, the overwhelming affect true love can have on an individual’s heart, and Blunt’s ability to chop wood convincingly.

Looper Interview: Joseph Gordon-Levitt On The Butterfly Effect And His Impersonation Skills

This Rotten Week: Predicting Looper, Won't Back Down And Hotel Transylvania Reviews This Rotten Week: Predicting Looper, Won't Back Down And Hotel Transylvania Reviews
I could see my breath this morning on my walk to get a coffee, which only means one thing. The autumn movie season must be up in full swing. (What did you think it meant?) This week we've got JGL getting loopy, parents combatting evil teachers and Dracula doing the family thing

This Rotten Week: Predicting Looper, Won't Back Down And Hotel Transylvania Reviews

Watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Rian Johnson Answer What Is A Looper? Watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Rian Johnson Answer What Is A Looper?
Genre-bending writer-director Rian Johnson. The ever-compelling Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Bruce "Yippee Ki Yay Motherfucker" Willis. If these three elements aren't enough to make you madly desire to see Looper no questions asked, then—to be frank—you make no sense at all to me.

Watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Rian Johnson Answer What Is A Looper?

First Clip From Looper: Bruce Willis Doesn't Want To Talk About Time Travel First Clip From Looper: Bruce Willis Doesn't Want To Talk About Time Travel
On paper backwards time travel seems really simple - person travels from "Future Point A" to "Past Point B" - but when you really start digging into it it becomes insanely complicated. Is a person literally traveling to their own past, or are they visiting an alternate timeline? If it's not an alternate timeline, does that mean every thing that happens post-time travel has a direct effect on "Future Point A"?

First Clip From Looper: Bruce Willis Doesn't Want To Talk About Time Travel

Looper Interactive Trailer Will Blow You Away Looper Interactive Trailer Will Blow You Away
We’re hoping that the rest of Looper ends up being as cool as the film’s promotional material. But based on the early trailers, and the presentation Sony brought to Comic-Con in July, we’re pretty confident Brick director Johnson will be able to deliver on the potential of his engaging premise.

Looper Interactive Trailer Will Blow You Away

Looper Debuts New Poster And Featurette About The Unusual Score Looper Debuts New Poster And Featurette About The Unusual Score
Looper may not be the biggest or flashiest film coming out in the next few months, but it might be the most interesting, with a twisty time-travel premise and the so-crazy-it-has-to-work idea of having Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing a younger version of Bruce Willis. The film's tagline-- "Hunted by your future. Haunted by your past"-

Looper Debuts New Poster And Featurette About The Unusual Score

New Looper International Trailer Arrives Along With New Viral Campaign New Looper International Trailer Arrives Along With New Viral Campaign
With each new trailer I get more and more excited for Looper. It's not just the thrill of seeing new footage and looking forward to the performances by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, but also just the fact that each new preview delivers just a little bit more information about the science-fiction world that the movie has established and with each new detail that's revealed I'm left a little bit more impatient. And this new international trailer isn't helping at all:

New Looper International Trailer Arrives Along With New Viral Campaign

Check Out This Cool Fan Poster For Rian Johnson's Looper Check Out This Cool Fan Poster For Rian Johnson's Looper
The idea behind Rian Johnson's Looper is so cool and creative that that it's inspiring fan art more than a month before its release. While the promotional art for the film has actually been pretty spectacular (at least by Hollywood standards), this one, which was drawn by artist Daniel Keane, takes the cake.

Check Out This Cool Fan Poster For Rian Johnson's Looper

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