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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Looper' and More

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in "Looper" Sony

This week: Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a mob hit man who has a crisis of conscience when his latest target is his future self (Bruce Willis) in the sci-fi thriller "Looper," directed by Rian Johnson.

Also new this week is the latest David Cronenberg movie, "Cosmopolis," starring Robert Pattinson as a billionaire drifting through New York City in his limo, as well as the Blu-ray of "School of Rock," now available in stores everywhere. Get More »

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'Looper' Time Travel Explained

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis in "Looper" FilmDistrict

UPDATE: just posted an exclusive infographic explaining the timelines. Click here or scroll down to check it out.


Let's jump forward two minutes into the future when you read this article before seeing "Looper" and complain about spoilers. We've come back from the future and inserted this warning that you're gonna be mildly spoiled. You're welcome.

Now, within that spoiler warning (seriously, don't read on unless you've already seen the movie), we've also honed in on the central paradox of time travel in writer/director Rian Johnson's fantastic new sci-fi action fiesta, which is that if you go back in time as Bruce Willis does, you're changing the future, so how could you have ever gone back in time? Just like if you discovered we spoiled the movie, but then we went in and put a warning, you wouldn't be spoiled and why would we go back in the first place? Headache? Us too. Get More »

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Time Keeps on Slipping Slipping Slipping in 4 'Looper' Clips

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in "Looper" Sony

In the new sci-fi brain bender "Looper," time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future, as Steve Miller used to sing, except, in this case, the future is Bruce Willis.

His past is Joseph Gordon-Levitt, playing a young, cocky version of the "Die Hard" legend's character who is assigned to kill him when he comes back from the future to wreck havoc with the space-time continuum. Where's Doc Brown when you need him?

Rian Johnson ("Brick") wrote and directed this blazingly brilliant action bonanza, possibly the best time travel movie since Willis' "12 Monkeys." Get More »

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Is Killing Himself in Full 'Looper' Trailer

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"This time travel crap just fries your brain like an egg," muses Jeff Daniels in the trailer for the new sci-fi thriller, "Looper." That might be the best possible summary for a film whose trailer contains more complicated expositional voiceover in its first 30 seconds than most sci-fi films have over the course of their entire running time. Get More »

Paul Dano Looped Into Rian Johnson's 'Looper'

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There Will Be... Time Travel?

First of all, where the heck has Paul Dano been, and second of all, we're pleased as punch that he's joined director Rian Johnson's latest project, "Looper."

"Looper" is a sci-fi thriller involving low-level hitman who utilize time travel to perform their dirty deeds. Dano joins a cast that already includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt and Bruce Willis, according to The Playlist. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Playlist
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