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A visionary work, Looper is a cross-genre thriller with frantic performances and a perfect ending. It's the best sci-fi film of the last decade.
Mmmm time travel, heroin for the film junkie. Combined with the genius of Rian Johnson and the intensity of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Looper is primed to blow the doors off cinemas across the country. Borrowing from a litany of genres, Johnson has crafted the rarest...Read Full Story
From left: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Gina Gershon, Matthew McConaughey, Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller. (Getty Images)The WatchDirected by: Akiva SchafferStarring: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard AyoadeStiller plays it straight here as a CostCo manager who starts a neighborhood watch after an employee is mysteriously killed. He attracts three other dudes, Vaughn, Hill, and Ayoade and they soon discover who the murderer is. It's an alien! Yeah, this is a very weak idea kept barely afloat...Read Full Story
Actors Olivia Thirlby and Paul Dano attend the after party following the screening of "Being Flynn" at the Pulqueria on March 1, 2012 in New York City. (February 29, 2012 - Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images North America) The Bottom Line Should you see it?No.Why? De Niro comes up short again with an unlikable performance in a film that has potential but never realizes it. As we wait for Robert De Niro to surface from the storm of schlocky comedies and action films that has drowned his...Read Full Story
The life of Brian Wilson has long been mythologized, for better and worse. When you look at the sheer amount of next-level music that the Beach Boy composed it’s intimidating. As a musician listening to something as gorgeous and lush as Pet Sounds, you have to take a step back and think, can I even fathom creating that? However, like most creative geniuses, there’s a flip side, and Wilson is no different. Drug abuse and detachment from the world plagued Wilson for years until he finally...Read Full Story
River Road Entertainment has announced that Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood, Ruby Sparks, Little Miss Sunshine) has been cast as The Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson in ‘Love & Mercy.’ Meanwhile, Atticus Ross, who worked with Trent Reznor on the Oscar-winning score to ‘The Social Network,’ is in talks to compose the film’s soundscape. The movie, covering several decades of Wilson’s life, will see two actors playing the musician. Dano will portray the younger version. The older Wilson has not...Read Full Story
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