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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!
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!
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.
Thanks to a perfect storm of unexpected factors, Joseph Gordon-Levitt wound up going through the rear window of a taxi cab during the Premium Rush shoot. Another actor likely would have screamed to be taken to the hospital immediately, but in the moment, all JGL could think about was making sure his injury was filmed for possible inclusion in the movie.
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"-
Yes, there are plenty of names you look forward to seeing in a movie, people whose performances thrilled you in the past and guaranteed you'll look for them next time. But that's not happening any more on a large scale, where a simple name above the title-- "Will Smith in I Am Legend! Tom Cruise IS Jerry Maguire!"-- could get people to check out a movie they knew nothing about otherwise
If you haven’t seen The Dark Knight Rises I highly recommend at this time that you stay far, far away from this article. In fact, close it down right now, head to your local theater, see the movie, and then come back here. Then you can enjoy all of the spoilery goodness that lies inside.
Looper would be high on our must-see list for the second half of 2012, even if we knew absolutely nothing about director Rian Johnson. But, add Johnson’s name to the mix, and we’re clawing our eyes out waiting for the opportunity to see the new film.
First of all, the title. The Dark Knight Rises, or the whole “Dark Knight Trilogy” rather, is very much like The Godfather Saga in that the title doesn’t necessarily have to refer to one person per se as much as one position. Who is the Godfather? Vito or Michael? Who is the Dark Knight?
Sony’s Hall H panel shifts gears from the futuristic expanse of Len Wiseman’s Total Recall to the time travel thrills of Rian Johnson’s Looper, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis playing versions of the same person locked in a battle that could mean one of them has to die.
It’s still unclear how large of a role Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play in The Dark Knight Rises, but now we know he’ll at least get a chance to spar with Gary Oldman. In a brand new clip debuted last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, JGL’s John Blake is seen confronting Commissioner Gordon about Batman’s real identity. He has questions, big questions on the eighth anniversary of Batman’s disappearance and Harvey Dent’s death, and while Gordon knows some of the answers, he’s not excited about sharing.
Brie has a good number of projects coming up later this year. She is next set to star in The Spectacular Now alongside Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller, but also has Squirrel to the Nuts - the new Peter Bogdanovich movie - in the wings as well as Relanxious, a new comedy from writer/director Christohper Storer with Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen.
Director Rian Johnson has done an admirable job so far of keeping secrets about his upcoming movie Looper, a thriller set in a near-future where criminals use time travel to "disappear" the people they need assassinated. So far we knew that Joseph Gordon-Levitt played one of those assassins
Regardless of what anyone might tell you, the goal of any movie is to make money, maybe not a ton of money but at least some money. If little scenes can be flipped around, added or removed in order to generate a much greater return, studios are almost always willing to do so, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s upcoming Looper is a great example of that.
When the first trailer for Premium Rush was released last September it was in anticipation of a January 13th release date - a release date that came and went without Premium Rush's delivery to theaters (no pun intended). That's because Sony decided to mix up their schedule a bit and shift the David Koepp-directed film to August 24th.
Glee, for better or worse, is a cultural phenomenon that's scoring plenty of work for its stars as well as those behind the scenes. In the case of writer/co-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, this has led to the opportunity to rework the once flailing Broadway show Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark, and penning the script for MGM's upcoming Carrie remake.
Tony Danza’s probably best known for his role in Taxi and later for playing one of the most beloved housekeepers on TV in the ’80’s (nods to Mr. Belvedere and Mrs. Garrett). Not long after Who’s the Boss wrapped up, Danza went on to co-star in a movie about a kid whose answered prayer came in the form of angels (Christopher Lloyd among them) helping a baseball team make a comeback.
One of the greatest things about the science-fiction genre is that it allows the creator to build a world from the ground up. Whether they want it to reflect the world we live in now, or be completely unrecognizable, the author has the chance to do whatever they want. The drawback of this is that rules of the universe need to be created, and that’s particularly important in the case of time travel.
All week, we’ve been teased about the upcoming teaser trailer for Looper. The teaser trailer has now arrived online! It's full of shooting, explosions, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt attempting to kill his future-self. Check it out ahead and decide for yourself if it was worth the wait...
In my opinion there are few movies released in the last decade better than Rian Johnson's Brick. In addition to being a great twisty, moody neo-noir, it also introduced us to a fascinating new filmmaker. A few years later Johnson took a left turn when he wrote and directed The Brothers Bloom, a con film with a completely different atmosphere than his first movie. Now, four years later, the writer/director is just about ready to release his latest film