VOD Recommendation: An Intelligent Sci-Fi Thriller with a Great Cast Now on Demand
12.31.12 by BJSprecher
"Time travel has not yet been invented. But thirty years from now, it will have been."
Take a trip into the near future to witness one man's struggle against gangsters, mutants and, ultimately, himself in one of the most intelligent and imaginative sci-fi movies in decades.
The Flick: Looper
The Skinny: Writer-director Rian Johnson specifically wrote this sci-fi thriller with his Brick star, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, in mind for the lead. The movie was selected to open the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, where it received rave reviews, with one critic declaring it the "best time-travel yarn since 12 Monkeys. And one of the best films of 2012."
The Players: Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Joe Simmons, a hitman working for a crime organization in Kansas whose task it is to dispose of victims sent to him from the future. When Joe's next victim arrives, he is shocked to discover that it is his own future self (Bruce Willis) and hesitates long enough for "Old Joe" to get the drop on him. Now, Joe has to hunt down and kill his older, more experienced self before his boss (Jeff Daniels) sends the "Gat Men" to gun him down for failing to kill himself. Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Gareth Edwards and Piper Perabo also star.
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