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As one of the best and most popular young actors in the world, Joseph Gordon-Levitt can seemingly do no wrong. He's already had a year most actors would kill for, starring in the billion dollar blockbuster Dark Knight Rises and the stunt-heavy Premium Rush. But, he's just getting warmed up. In November, Levitt will appear as Abraham Lincoln's son in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln and this month, he rules the fantastic sci-fi thriller Looper, alongside Bruce Willis...Read Full Story
MTV Movies Blog Just another WordPress site Compare HotelsFind great prices for amazing hotels wherever your next destination may be. It's simple to search 100+ sites at once! From our sponsors 'Breaking Bad': Rian Johnson's Behind-The-Scenes Pictures Sep 16th 2013, 19:21, by Kevin P. Sullivan If you've seen "Brick," "Brothers Bloom," "Looper," or follow him on Twitter, you know that Rian Johnson is not only a good dude; he can direct the crap out of a movie. He...Read Full Story
(AMC)1. The prologue of "Ozymandias" takes us back to the beginning. Walt's in his tighty whities and Jesse doesn't think twice about smoking in a meth lab. Ah, how far we've come! While this little prologue reminds us how cyclical Breaking Bad is (apt considering this episode was directed by Looper genius Rian Johnson), what it's really doing is showing us Walter White the liar. Still human in the prologue, he makes a phone call to Skyler and actually rehearses what he's going to say. He...Read Full Story
When crafting a neo-noir, filmmakers have two options: produce a postmodern, meta-fictional take on the genre (see: Quentin Tarantino), or play it straight by adapting the themes, structures and stylistic tendencies of classic film noir without any self-conscious winking in the audience's direction. When crafting his debut film, a high school neo-noir set in the school he’d attended in real life, Rian Johnson decided on the latter course of action. Given the critical success he garnered for...Read Full Story
If you're going into Looper wondering how it's going to solve the paradoxes inherited by any story involving time travel, check your expectations at the door. Writer/director Rian Johnson sets out his position when Bruce Willis tells his younger self not to worry about the specifics of it all, else it'll end in diagrams and fuzziness. The point is, it's there, it works, and not to worry your pretty little head with such minutiae as the 'why'.
I doubt anyone except the most pernickety sci-fi...Read Full Story
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