All posts tagged "Looper"

  • Community
    Circuit 3: The Best Sci-Fi Films Since 2000

    This weekend, the highly anticipated sci-fi thriller, Ex Machina, arrives in my neck of the woods. A...

  • Article
    Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 23: Iconic Sci-Fi Action Moments, Part 2

    Welcome to Part Two of “Iconic Sci-Fi Action Moments.” I have thought long and hard about which...

  • Article
    Oscars 2013: Will Win/Should Win (Hamer)

    I knew this day would come, and it is with a sense of both excitement and sadness.  By the end of my long deployment, I will have earned the most difficult and significant achievement of my life – Surface Warfare Officer Qualification, and finally perform the mission that my ship and I...

  • News
    International Film Music Award Nominations highlight ‘Cloud Atlas’ and ‘Life of Pi’

    2012 has been a great year for movie music, therefore it would be no surprise that the nominees for the International Film Music Awards would be pretty good. Lincoln and Life of Pi lead the nominated field with 4 nominations, including citations for their composers in Film Composer of the Year, John...

  • Oscar Circuit
    Oscar Circuit: Best Makeup

    Makeup can be a truly wonderful thing. I apply makeup to my face every morning and I am transformed into a better looking version of myself. In film, a makeup team is put together to transform an actor into their character. This team is compiled of artists with different talents ranging from...

  • General
    Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 1/6)

    The penultimate week before Oscars are announced has come to an end, ballots have been turned in, and now only five days separate us between not knowing the Academy Award™ nominations and finding out how just how in-touch (or out-of-touch) The Awards Circuit is with 2013’s Oscar® lineup. I, for one, can’t...

  • News
    Writers Guild Award Nominations Include ‘Perks’ and ‘Looper’

    They are who we thought they were. Coach Green’s famous rant about the Chicago Bears football team can be applied to the Writers Guild Award nominees, as there were just about zero surprises. With scripts from films like Django Unchained, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Les Mis, and Amour being ruled ineligible,...

  • General
    Deleted Scene from ‘Looper’ Increases Tension

    One of my favorite movies of 2012 was Rian Johnson’s science fiction thriller, Looper, which arrived in stores on Monday. One of the bonus features on the disc includes several deleted scenes from the film. After the jump, you can take a look at some extra footage (starring Emily Blunt and Garret...

  • Article
    Spotlight on Scores: Prometheus and Looper

    Musical scores are the last thing added to movie, but are often the lynch pin in the cinematic experience. Think about how you found yourself humming along to the themes or being moved to tears by a scene underscored with emotional music. There have been so many good scores this year so...

  • Around the Circuit
    Around the Circuit: September 29th – October 5th

    It’s time to visit the week that was via our Around the Circuit piece, where we look back at articles that we feel are worth your time covering the Oscar race, new releases, or really just anything film related. Link(s) of the week: The big news of the week was Seth MacFarlane...

  • General
    Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 9/30)

    And the Oscar goes to…Homeland? Wait…what?! Oh, that’s right, I meant the The Emmys — only the second-most substantial entertainment awards ceremony of the year! The Awards Circuit was on hand Sunday to talk Emmys on our first LIVE Blog since the 84th Academy Awards in February. Not only was it an...

  • General
    Community Reactions: Rian Johnson’s “Looper”

    Rian Johnson’s newest Looper hits theaters this weekend.  I saw it yesterday after the screening of Life of Pi and one word came to mind after walking out, overrated.  Definitely entertaining but super long-winded and not so well-executed in a concept that is surely inventive.  Time travel stuff is cool but the...

  • Film Reviews
    Looper (***½)

    One of the best movies to deal with time travel that I’ve seen in a long time, and perhaps ever, ‘Looper‘ is a real achievement of the highest level. A hybrid science fiction/action/film noir, filmmaker Rian Johnson has crafted his finest films to date. The writer/director has a clear vision for the...

  • News
    Looper Premieres at TIFF – Positive Reviews Pour In

    Well we’ll file this under unexpected.  Rian Johnson’s Looper is getting outstanding first words out of the Toronto Film Festival where its premiering.  Do we have a cool sci-fi contender?  or is this just going to cool popcorn fun?  You be the judge.  Here are the first early things being said.  More...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit: “It’s the time of the season”

    The second half of the year is upon us.  The race is about to heat up with big Oscar hopefuls coming down the pike.  Our John Foote will be in attendance at the Toronto International Film Festival and many films will be unveiling themselves to critics alike.  There is a very unclear...

  • News
    Looper set to open the Toronto International Film Festival, Full Lineup released!

    The Toronto International Film Festival is often seen as the start of the Oscar season and judging by the lineup, we’re in for a doozy this year if the release from Variety is complete. Oscar contenders Argo, Anna Karenina, Cloud Atlas, and Hyde Park on Hudson will all be at the festival, as well...

  • Article
    Comic-Con Diary: Day 3

    Hello everyone! Terence here, reporting live from Comic-Con where my endurance was put to the ultimate test today. With the crazy schedule today and after being alerted of the long line outside Hall H, I was forced to arrive at the hall much earlier than I would have liked to and spent...

  • Article
    Comic-Con Panel: Sony presents Total Recall, Looper and Elysium

    Perhaps the most anticipated panel on Friday, Sony previewed footage from their three scifi films, Total Recall, Looper and Elysium before a packed Hall H. Total Recall was first up and with the main cast in attendance, director Len Wiseman previewed a 7 minute reel with a ton of action sequences. The...

  • Article
    Comic-Con Diary: Day 2

    Today was a day of firsts for me at the Con: first panel attended in Hall H, first interviews, and first (and probably only day) of being done with the convention at about 5:30 pm. I was all over the place today and definitely enjoyed the extra winding down time. The first...

  • Interview
    Comic-Con Interview: Composers of Film and Tv

    Realizing that music is such an integral part of the movie or tv watching experience, Comic-Con brought together some of the people whose jobs it is to create the music that serve as backbones for popular television shows and movies. On hand to talk to press members were: Nathan and Rian Johnson (Looper),...

  • Trailer/Clips
    New Trailer for Rian Johnson’s film ‘Looper’!

    So far, Rian Johnson is two for two as a filmmaker in my book (though I did like ‘Brick’ a lot more than ‘The Brothers Bloom’) and has shown himself to be an auteur with a real vision, so I have no reason not to be excited for a movie of his....

  • News
    Rian Johnson says 3D is the future, but it’s of no interest to him in the present…

    3D is probably one of the more controversial elements of filmmaking these days. We’re now well beyond the point of debating if 3D is here to stay, but there’s still plenty of frustration out there when it’s not used properly by filmmakers, often in post conversion processes that the studio orders, as...

  • Trailer/Clips
    Teaser Trailer for Looper Hits!

    Rian Johnson is quickly becoming one of the most interesting filmmakers out there. It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love ‘Brick’, and ‘The Brothers Bloom’ was a fun little flick that’s pretty underrated. His next movie is the sci-fi action hybrid ‘Looper’, and by all accounts is something really unique. We...