In Looper, writer-director Rian Johnson's (Brick) new time-tripping action thriller opening this Friday, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (JGL) plays a hitman ("looper") tasked with terminating his own future self (Bruce Willis), who is sent back in time so that there will be no trace of the crime in the future. Talk about a head trip! This plot has "time paradox" written all over it. If JGL kills Willis, wouldn't he remember that happening and try to prevent it from happening when he grows up to be Willis? And, if Willis kills JGL, wouldn't he simply cease to exist?
Looper isn't the first movie to delve into the complex moral and metaphysical conundrums inherent in time travel. In The Terminator, Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) is sent back in time by John Connor, the future leader of the resistance against the machines, and ends up becoming Connor's dad. And in Back to the Future, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) goes back in time to save his friend and is almost erased from history when his mother (Lea Thompson) starts crushing on him. Help us rate the Top 10 Mind-Bending Time Travel movies.
Click to Rate the Top Time Travel Movies >> Posted 09.28.12 by BrentJS
MovieMistakes.com has just released the best movie mistakes of 2011, and one thing is clear from this list: This was the year of the script supervisor. The mistakes mentioned on the list are insignificant at best, proving that people are working hard in Hollywood keeping movie continuity tight.
While there are a few "real" mistakes, such as fallen items magically righting themselves, and Canadian maps that were supposed to be from the mid-twentieth century showing territories that did not exist until the 1990s, they are minor. Indeed most of the mistakes on the list don't seem like mistakes at all.
For example, number two on the list concerns Professor X and his disability. This summer's X-Men: First Class had the professor confined to a wheelchair in 1962, though a previous X-Men movie had him walking around well into the 1970s. This is not exactly a mistake. First Class was considered to be a reboot, not a prequel. Those sort of story changes happen in reboots. Similarly, Spock and Uhura kissing in the 2009 Star Trek wasn't a mistake made by someone unfamiliar with the franchise. More movie "mistakes" Posted 12.23.11 by Mandy
Since director Darren Aronofsky decided last month that he wasn't ready to commit to the lengthy shooting schedule involved in 20th Century Fox's The Wolverine, the stand-alone, non-sequel sequel to 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, rumors of a replacement have begun.
The week after Aronofsky's departure, director David Slade (Twilight Saga: Eclipse) denied rumors that he was up for the job, silencing the rumor mill for the moment. Duncan Jones, director of the recently released Source Code, is the latest director to have his name associated with the project. what did Jones say about The Wolverine >> Posted 04.12.11 by Ryan
With director Duncan Jones' (Moon) new sci-fi thriller, Source Code nearing its release date in only a couple weeks, publicity on the movie is nearing a sprint. With a second trailer released near the end of last month, a second preview clip was released a day later, with more clips made available to start the month. A featurette of the movie's "pseudoscience" was released over the weekend, and now Summit Entertainment has released the first five minutes of the movie right after it screened to positive reviews at the South by Southwest Festival.
Source Code starts with solider Jake Gyllenhaal waking up on a train opposite Michelle Monaghan with only minutes before the train will blow up. watch the first five minutes >> Posted 03.14.11 by Ryan
Parallel realities? Personality shifting? "Forking" the river of time? These are just some of the far-out concepts at play in director Duncan Jones' (Moon) new sci-fi thriller, Source Code, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier whose consciousness is sent back in time and into the body of a dead man over and over again until he can find a way to stop the terrorist attack that killed the man and hundreds of others. Does the plot sound far-fetched to you? Well, according to producer Jordan Wynn, writer Ben Ripley and astrophysicist Dr. Michio Kaku in a new featurette about the movie, there is some actual science mixed in with the pseudoscience behind the Source Code plot. Is Source Code possible? watch the new featurette to find out! >> Posted 03.13.11 by BrentJS
Two new preview clips from director Duncan Jones' (Moon) new sci-fi thriller, Source Code, have made their way online. Written by Ben Ripley (Species III), Source Code stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Captain Colter Stevens, a soldier tasked with stopping a terrorist attack on a commuter train by sending his consciousness back in time and taking over the body of a passenger who died on the train during the last eight minutes of the man's life. Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, and Jeffrey Wright also star. watch the new preview clips >> Posted 03.04.11 by BrentJS
In the last week, we've seen a preview clip and a new trailer for director Duncan Jones' (Moon) upcoming sci-fi thriller, Source Code, and now Summit Entertainment has released a second preview clip from the movie. Written by Ben Ripley (Species III), Source Code stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier who has his consciousness transferred into the body of a dead man during the last minutes of the man's life over and over again until he can figure out a way to stop the terrorist who blew up the train that killed the man. Think Groundhog Day, Quantum Leap and 24 all rolled into one. watch the new preview clip >> Posted 02.25.11 by BrentJS
With each passing video clip that's released for Summit Entertainment's Source Code, more of the story is being revealed. The first trailer showed the movie's premise, which follows Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier who, by taking part in an experimental program, is able to enter the body of another person. The recently released preview clip showed Gyllenhaal awaken in his new body and receive instructions from his superiors (Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright) that he needs to stop a terrorist from exploding a dirty bomb in Chicago.
The latest trailer for Source Code explains how the "source code" will send Gyllenhaal back in time so he can find the origin of the bomb. Watch the trailer >> Posted 02.24.11 by Ryan
Summit Entertainment has released a new preview for director Duncan Jones' (Moon) new sci-fi thriller, Source Code. The movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Captain Colter Stevens, a soldier who has volunteered for a secret government project called "Source Code" that allows him to project his consciousness into the body of a dead man during the last eight minutes of the person's life. In this new clip, Stevens awakens in his new body to find out that his mission is to stop a terrorist from detonating a dirty bomb on a commuter train in Chicago. watch the new video clip >> Posted 02.18.11 by BrentJS
Director Duncan Jones's follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut movie Moon, Source Code, remains in the sci-fi genre as it follows Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier who is transported into the body of another in order to stop a train explosion.
A new poster has arrived online for the movie, which seems to show that not only has Gyllenhaal failed to stop the explosion, but that the train was filled with paper products. That observation was made by plenty of Jones' Twitter followers, prompting the director to respond.
For those asking... No... Source Code does not take place in an exploding Kinkos. lol
A trailer for the mysterious thriller debuted last November, which Jones recently admitted doesn't reveal much about the movie. The same could be said about the poster.
What they both do reveal is the release date, April 1. Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga co-star. Posted 01.26.11 by Ryan