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Ben Affleck wins DGA prize for Argo

Ben Affleck’s victory at the Directors Guild of America Awards suggests Argo is the unimpeachable favourite for Best Picture at the upcoming Oscars. This means the 85th Academy Awards could become one of the biggest rule-breakers in the history of the ceremony. Affleck was snubbed in the Best Director category at the Academy Awards, and perhaps that […]

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Matt Reeves escaping Twilight Zone for Apes sequel?

Director Matt Reeves is off the long-delayed Twilight Zone feature and maybe onto the next Planet Of The Apes instalment, according to Variety. After over a year of various writers failing to bring in a suitable screenplay for a Twilight Zone film, Reeves has decided to move onto another project. The director of Cloverfield and […]

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Time in its prime – Looper review

Looper – Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt. Directed by Rian Johnson. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. There’s a difference between science-fiction that inspires the question ‘What if?’ and science fiction that leaves us monosyllabically muttering ‘Huh?’ A film’s ability to confound is not immediate certification of its brilliance. It’s a revelation, then, […]

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Teaser Debut: Looper

The teaser trailer for Rian Johnson‘s time travel flick Looper has arrived online, with plenty of mind-bending logic to twist your mind into all kinds of knots. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis play the same character in Looper; an assassin that is tasked with killing his older self. Let the teaser describe it further: You […]

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See Joseph Gordon-Levitt as young Bruce Willis in Looper

You read that headline correctly. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has reteamed with his Brick director Rian Johnson for the new sci-fi thriller Looper, in which he and Bruce Willis play the same character at different ages. You may notice that JGL looks a little different in these newly posted pics (courtesy of Slashfilm); that’s thanks to multiple hours of make-up. Gordon-Levitt and Willis star […]

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to direct Scarlett Johansson in new comedy

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer, Inception) will add director to his list of credentials as Deadline reveals details of his first venture behind the camera. JoGo’s feature directing debut will be an as-yet-untitled comedy he wrote and plans to star in alongside Scarlett Johansson. He’s tight-lipped about the finer plot details at the moment […]

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Primer director working on Rian Johnson’s Looper

We’ve not got too much information to work with here, but a picture from the set of Rian Johnson’s upcoming time-travel thriller Looper reveals the mysterious involvement of Shane Carruth (Primer). The picture was posted on Looper’s official Tumblr, with the enigmatic – but in a way, rather straightforward – caption: “Shane Carruth is working […]

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Reminder! The Brothers Bloom hits Australian cinemas this week

source: traileraddict.com It has been a long time coming, but Rian Johnson‘s The Brothers Bloom will finally hit Australian cinemas this Thursday. We first reported on this flick last September, noting our excitement for Johnson’s follow-up to his cult hit Brick. After several shuffles on the release calendar, the film finally saw a bit of […]

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We want our Brothers Bloom!

source: traileraddict.com It feels like we’ve been waiting for Rian Johnson‘s The Brothers Bloom for the past three years (or more accurately, nine months). We originally reported on the film back in September, and have spent most of 2009 eagerly awaiting an Australian release. Mark Ruffalo and Adrian Brody star as Stephen and Bloom, the […]

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The Brothers Bloom – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for the New Millenium?

source: traileraddict.com The trailer for Rian Johnson‘s latest film The Brothers Bloom is online, and it promises a fun, quirky and stylish take on the tired con-man genre. Johnson’s last film was the little seen, but much-loved Brick. The film was a modern film-noir; a murder-mystery set amongst high-schoolers with it’s own made-up language. I […]

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