Saturday, September 29, 2012

THE FILM TOME REPORT: ISSUE 86 (SPECIAL LOOPER EDITION)


(Author's Note: Word. I'm late to the well this week and bring a smaller issue than usual. Some weeks are like that. I'm working on adjusting the length of these weekly servings of The Film Tome Report for my sake and yours. More word on this in the coming issues. Until then, enjoy this special "Looper"-edition issue and have a razzle-dazzle weekend.)  


NEW IN THEATERS




This Week
  • The Hole* / 84%
  • Hotel Transylvania / 41%
  • Looper / 93%
  • The Other Dream Team* / 89%
  • Pitch Perfect* / 72%
  • Solomon Kane* / 62%
  • Tales of the Night* / 81%
  • Won't Back Down* / 33%


Last Week

  • The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best* / 38%
  • Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel* / 91%
  • Dredd 3D / 77%
  • End of Watch / 84%
  • House at the End of the Street / 11%
  • How to Survive a Plague* / 100%
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower* / 85%
  • Trouble with the Curve / 54%

* = limited release

NEW IN STORES

  • The Avengers / 92%
  • Damsels in Distress / 75%
  • Goodbye First Love / 80%
  • The Samaritan / 22%
  • The Tall Man / 45%

CC = Criterion Collection
% from Rotten Tomatoes

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POSTER CHILD



"Looper" is already getting a poster that makes it come off as the classic it is.


Here's a fan-made parody of one of the many fantastic "Looper" posters, it's given the Lego makeover.


This different take on "Looper" goes hand-in-hand with the animated trailer that blazed through the interwebs this week. Look for that in tomorrow's Trailer Round-Up.



Slate wonders if "Looper" if the first film to officially have a GIF poster...

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ENLISTED




First off, The Film Stage recommend watching these five films before you see "Looper." I was almost there, still gotta see "Out of the Past."


In honor of "Looper" io9  has compiled a list of "12 Greatest Time Travel Effects from Movies and Television."


Top 100 Arena shares "Top 10 Films About Time Travel." Now this film is incomplete without "Looper," but glad to see they have most of the essentials. Everyone, see "Primer." "Are they forgetting something?


Total Film brings us the "50 Greatest Time Travel Movie Moments."




Sparked by such a scene in "Looper," Pajiba lists the "11 Most Compelling Diner Scenes in Cinema."


Rotten Tomatoes delivers "Total Recall: Bruce Willis' Best Movies."


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THE WEIRD



At a midnight screening for "Looper" at the Hollywood Arclight (one of the best theaters in town) Rian Johnson dressed as an employee and introduced the film unbeknownst to most of the audience. I like to think that I would have recognized the writer/director. (Source: /Film)

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AND THE RANDOM




Dana Steven of Slate reviews "Looper." So does IGN. And here's Ebert's take.



And Film Crit Hulk of Badass Digest has a lot to say about "Looper."

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OR THE COOL



Rotten Tomatoes  has a video interview with the writer/director (Rian Johnson) and star (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) of "Looper."



Check out this interview with Rian Johnson about the dystopia on display in "Looper."




Rian Johnson recently did an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)


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MAYBE THE HILARIOUS


Funny or Die has a "Looper" parody trailer where baldness is the main villain.




Here's a supercut of Bruce Willis being confused in movies...


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1 comment:

Galyn said...

Just watched the trailer. Never heard of it until now. Hmm....