Rian Johnson Reviews, Interviews & More

'Pacific Rim': New Images And Great Early Buzz

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Now we know that you've been gushing about how crazy great the trailers were from yesterday's Super Bowl, but there's one movie from that pile of trailers that wasn't there. Even though Pacific Rim may not have been present in the commercials, it still resides in our fanboy/fangirl hearts as one of the most anticipated movies of this coming summer.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Mapping Out Best Original Screenplay Nominees And...

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It's like a breath of fresh air when you walk into a movie theater and watch a film that's been one hundred percent created from a person's mind. There's no previous material that it's based off of for you to look up. The script's conception was done solely through one or two persons which blossomed into the movie that you see before you. This week we'd like to touch upon some of the original...

Interview: Rian Johnson on Creating 'Looper'

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In this day and age, most directors rely on special effects to tell their story. From the many who have emerged over the past decade, Rian Johnson stands above the rest. He continues to showcase his sharp skills in his new sci-fi film Looper. ScreenCrave recently spoke with the rising filmmaker about his creative process, his directing idols...

The Top 10 Time Travel Movies In Cinema

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Hasn't everyone fantasied about time travel at some point or another? Going back in time or getting a sneak peek at what the future holds is irresistible, and still impossible. Thankfully, we have movies that can hit rewind, fast forward and pause on time. Rian Johnson's Looper is opening this weekend, and we couldn't be more excited. The movie uses time-traveling to...

International 'Looper' Trailer Reveals Time Travel Plot Spoilers

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One film we’re waiting on pins and needles for in 2012 is Rian Johnson’s (Brick) Looper—a twisted, time-traveling thriller starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Jeff Daniels and Emily Blunt.  The first trailer was an intriguing tease, the second, international trailer, though, gives you the entire premise (while not giving away...

The 'Looper' Trailer Now Has A Director's Commentary

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We’re living in a strange era of the movie trailer—in an effort to boost hype and gain attention, ad companies and movie studios are coming up an increasingly bizarre series of attempts to make the movie trailer more interesting.  Some are successful (like the backwards trailer for The House at the End of the Street); some are not (just about every “trailer for the trailer”...

'Looper' Gets A Time-Twisted Teaser Trailer

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Try saying that headline three times fast.  Then wrap your head around Looper’s premise: Mobsters from the future, in an effort to properly dispose of evidence, send their victims 30 years into the past to be executed by hired assassins called ‘Loopers.’  One such Looper is Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who one day arrives at the job to find himself with tasked with killing his...

Check Out The Sneak Peek To The Teaser Trailer For 'Looper'

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We’re all for new forms of audience outreach and clever marketing here at ScreenCrave.  We’re also highly anticipating Rian Johnson’s new film, Looper, in which a young man (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is hired to be a “Looper” (an assassin who kills people sent from the future) and is tasked with murdering his 30-years-older self (Bruce...

Bruce Willis To Play A Mature Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper

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Have you ever noticed a striking resemblance between Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Eh, me neither. Deadline is reporting from Cannes that Willis has just joined the cast of Looper, a futuristic time-travel tale that reunites the Brick team of Gordon-Levitt and writer/director Rian Johnson. Before you get all smiley (assuming you're a...

Download The Brothers Bloom Director Commentary for Your iPhone

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Do you ever watch the special commentaries on your DVDs? Now there is a way to watch a movie in theaters with the director's commentary. I don't think I've heard of anybody doing this, but the director of The Brothers Bloom, Rian Johnson, recorded a special track to watch with the movie via your iPod. All you need to do is download the podcast for...

Review: The Brothers Bloom – High in Style, Low in Substance

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The Brothers Bloom is Rian Johnson’s colourful, energetic and enjoyable follow up to his 2005 debut, Brick. However the fans Johnson won with his debut will be divided over his latest effort, which stars Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo and the excellent Rachel Weisz. The Brothers Bloom is the story of world's greatest con men, who have made a...

AFI Festival: Che, Kazakhstan, Brazilian Clown Dwarves and More

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Taking place at venues around Hollywood (Mann's, Grauman's, LACMA, Cinema Lounge, the Arclight/Cinerama Dome) from Thursday 30th tiil Sun day 9th, the American Film Institute's annual festival this year features over 150 films from around the world. Take your pick from Chinese director Jia Zhangke's semi-documentary about factory closure, 24 City (Mon 3, Sat 8), Beat...