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Director Rian Johnson Explains The Difficult Path to 'Looper'

feedproxy.google.com – Writer/director Rian Johnson‘s Looper is an intricately told film. Nearly every scene in the movie is packed full of new information, from character development to world building. As Johnson explains finding that structure, it was like creating stepping stones across a pond for the audience, so they don’t fall into the pond of mind-numbing exposition.

9 years 47 weeks ago via theothersenhman

WGA Announces Nominations

WGA Awards
feedproxy.google.com – The winners will be announced on Feb. 17 at simultaneous ceremonies held in Los Angeles and New York. 9 years 47 weeks ago via jackiechan

OSCARS: 7 Movies On Makeup Shortlist

deadline.com – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 85th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “Hitchcock” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” “Les Misérables” “Lincoln” “Looper” “Men in Black 3” “Snow White and the Huntsman” On Saturday, January 5, all members of the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films. 9 years 50 weeks ago via brucelee

Rian Johnson Records Free Downloadable Commentary Track for 'Looper'

12:58 PM 10/5/2012 by Jeff Giles
From smartphone videos to in-screening tweets and blog-wrecked review embargoes, technology can be a pain in the neck for today's modern movie director -- so we have to applaud Looper's Rian Johnson for continually making technology work for him.

Great to See "Looper" Opened Well at the Box Office

4:03 PM 10/2/2012 by Senh Duong
Joseph Gordon-Levitt in "Looper"
“Looper” is a film that kinda snuck up on me. I started seeing it mentioned in my Twitter feed from film writers as it made its way through the film festival circuit. Through the feed, I knew it was scifi. I knew it involves time travel. And they all raved about it.

'Hotel Transylvania' sets record for Sept. bow with $43 mil; 'Looper' overperforms with $21.2 mil

variety.com – Sony injected much-needed life back into the domestic box office -- and then some -- as family newcomer "Hotel Transylvania" scored the best-ever September debut, estimating $43 million. The adult portion of the studio's weekend counterprogramming double-bill, "Looper," also overperformed with $21.2 million. 10 years 9 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Review: 'Looper' Is the Sci-Fi Action-Adventure Romance Thriller of the Year

4:54 PM 9/29/2012 by Jeff Giles
There was a period during the mid-to-late '90s when it seemed like Bruce Willis was through with action movies -- and at the time, it seemed like that might not be such a bad thing.

Box Office Report: 'Hotel Transylvania' Wins Friday, Headed For Record $40 Mil Opening

feedproxy.google.com – "Looper" and musical comedy "Pitch Perfect" also score strong starts; education drama "Won't Back Down" flunks. 10 years 9 weeks ago via jetli

New in Theaters: 'Hotel Transylvania', 'Looper', 'Won't Back Down'

7:55 PM 9/27/2012 by Binh Ngo
In Hotel Transylvania, Sony Animation's latest feature, Dracula has built a hotel for monsters so they can have a safe haven from the dangers of the human world.

Critics Consensus: Looper Is Certified Fresh

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the multiplex, we've got a futuristic hitman ("Looper," starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a monster bash ("Hotel Transylvania," with voice work by Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg), and a pair of education advocates ("Won't Back Down," starring Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal). Find out what the critics have to say! 10 years 9 weeks ago via jetli
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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...
Rian Johnson
September 28, 2012