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Movie Review: Looper

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 09/28/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Noah Segan, Pierce Gagnon, Jeff Daniels

Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug content , Running time 118 minutes, Action/Thriller/Sci-Fi

Compare to: Deja Vu (2006), Inception (2010)

I’m going to do my best to not build this movie up too much so as not to higher anyone’s expectations on what this film is like. Put simply though, Looper is the most intelligent example of an Action movie not involving Batman since 2010’s Inception. Director Rian Johnson has put together a movie that has a deeper subtext spilling out of the seams with every scene, every line.

It’s everything you’d want in a futuristic thriller, provided you’re prepared to think. At the very least, you can appreciate the well-crafted visuals. Continue reading

Trailers, Whoop Whoop

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , on 06/29/2012 by McCutcheon

I think it’s pretty cool that as influenced by kung-fu films as Wu Tang Clan’s music has been over the years, veteran member RZA is finally writing, directing, and starring in his own. If you didn’t know, he’s already been playing his hand in acting in films you wouldn’t necessarily expect him to be in. Funny People (2009) and Due Date (2010) just to name a couple. He also plays a kind of parody of himself in the show Californication as rapper/actor “Samurai Apocalypse.” If it hadn’t been for Channing Tatum, we’d be seeing him today as Blind Master in G.I. JOE: Retaliation. Ah, well. Even if MWTIF ends up sucking, it’ll still be cool to watch in one way or another. If the embedding didn’t work, just click here to watch.

 

Now this is on my Top Five of the year to watch for the rest of the year, a list I’ll be posting later on this week. The trailer will tell you everything you need to know, but it’s about thirty seconds shorter than your average spot, letting me know that they’re not planning to give away their entire movie before it’s released *cough cough* Amazing Spider-Man *cough*. Rian Johnson is a director that just knows how to make a movie based on his previous films. Some action, some suspense, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jeff Daniels. We now have a smart action film. Emily Blunt don’t hurt nothin’ neither.