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There’s a sequence in the second act of Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi that is not great.  It’s not bad, per say, but it protracts the second act in a way that is unnecessary and, in retrospect, kind of feels like franchise service more than it feels like

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The Austin Film Festival recently announced a fantastic guest slate celebrating their 20th Anniversary as well as their first wave of films that will be playing the festival. Among the slew of great guest panelists and speakers are Austin Film Festival are screenwriter/director Shane Black, and Rian Johnson. Television show

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Here are some of the cool Blu-ray and DVD releases for this week. This week we got a small amount of releases with Looper and Justified: The Complete Third Season being the best releases this week and should be bought!  Here’s a clip from Looper: [springboard type=”video” id=”633681″ player=”scin001″ width=”560″ height=”315″ ] And

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FeaturesMoviesOscar Watching

We’re at the point where it’s better to throw in and summarize some official predictions, updating them as we move along, than to summarize the events of the week. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, the most nominated film at the Screen Actors Guild’s SAG Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globes,

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Jessica Chastain in Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty
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The question probably wasn’t even our minds just a week ago, but now, it’s one many ask as Kathryn Bigelow’s docudrama took top honors at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards and National Board of Review Awards, being named the best film and best director of the year at

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I don’t want to write a “review” of Rian Johnson’s movie Looper per se. It’s certainly one of the more interesting films of the year, and the direction and acting is top-notch. Instead I want to discuss whether or not the movie follows its own internal logic and actually comes together to make any sort of “sense.”

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On Friday, Ang Lee’s Life of Pi kicked off the New York Film Festival and received high marks from the critics. The epic scale, lauded visual effects, and story about humanity might tug the heartstrings of Oscar voters, and if there’s a movie out there to grab “the heart vote,”

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When you think of film and time-travel there are a lot of movies that come to mind: The Time Machine, Back to the Future, The Terminator and Primer to name a few. Rian Johnson (Brick and The Brothers Bloom) has decided to throw his hat in with the sub-genre and while I will not say that it redefines it, it definitely uses the ideas that have already been established by the films that came before it and adds a twist on it to create one of the most enjoyable science-fiction experiences you’ll see this year.

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Each day before the beginning of every month, I’ll spotlight four films you should see each week and why, including trailers, clips, pictures and anything else I can. They’ll either be films coming out in theaters that week or something on Netflix I think you should see. The kind of

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Rian Johnson’s Looper is coming out in theaters on September 28th, and we have the first clip from the film. In the clip we see Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis having a face off in a diner.

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Film FestivalsNews

Yes please! Austin’s Fantastic Fest 2012 announced it second wave of films today, including one of the most anticipated films of the year, Looper, in the mix. This will bring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Rian Johnson to our fair city in September. JGL (Joseph Gordon Levitt) has become more than

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Posters

A new and quite stunning international poster for the upcoming film Looper is here! Check it out below: The film stars Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels and is directed by Rian Johnson. The synopsis: In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented

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Trailers

The new international trailer for the upcoming film Looper is out! The film stars Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels and is directed by the awesome Rian Johnson. Check out the trailer here:   This trailer has made me even more excited for

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Trailers

After three separate teasers for trailers, the actual trailer for Looper has finally landed and it may even be better than the anticipation! Watch the trailer here: Official Synopsis:  Time travel will be invented, but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants

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The film, LOOPER, has released a photo of the time machine that will be used for its plot.  Director Rian Johnson brings us this first look at the device the characters within his film will use.  The story is about hitmen who receive their assignments from the future.  Sounds like

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