Warner Brothers has released the trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the middle of Peter Jackson‘s trilogy adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien‘s famous fantasy novel. The movie comes out December 13th. Star Orlando Bloom appeared...Show More Summary
If you've seen "Brick," "Brothers Bloom," "Looper," or follow him on Twitter, you know that Rian Johnson is not only a good dude; he can direct the crap out of a movie. He also happens to be very, very good at directing episodes of "Breaking Bad." Last night's hour-long panic attack, "Ozymandias," was the third […]
Boots the cat, last seen here, with my brother, age 11 and me, age 2, on our lawn in Larkspur, California. Even if the print hadn't been dated, we'd know it was August because the amaryllis are in bloom; we had them in various places all around our yard. Show More Summary
Rinko Kikuchi is utterly charming. She is beautiful, talented and she makes me smile! The actress has given memorable performances in such films as BABEL, THE BROTHER?S BLOOM and many more. And now, she stars in Guillermo del Toro?sShow More Summary
Listen to (and share) episode 27, a special Cannes Film Festival edition of our audio podcast Deadline Awards Watch With Pete Hammond. Deadline’s awards columnist talks with host David Bloom about the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis...Show More Summary
Said I, as quoted in The New Yorker today in a piece by Paul Bloom called "The Dzhokar Tsarnaev Empathy Problem." I was being sarcastic and criticizing the media for using a strikingly baby-faced picture of Tsarnaev in practically ever report. Bloom concludes: Relying on the face might be human nature—even babies prefer to look at attractive people. Show More Summary
The new era of sci-fi is upon us, and that's thanks in part to Rian Johnson making Looper last year. I've been a fan of filmmaker Rian Johnson since the days of Brick and The Brothers Bloom, but was ecstatic to see him getting into the sci-fi genre, because I love his storytelling sensibilities and style. Show More Summary
If you've seen Brick (Filmstalker review) then you'll be like me, excited to see Rian Johnson's latest film Looper and I'm told that if you've seen The Brothers Bloom you won't be swayed away from the idea. Johnson has proven that he...Show More Summary
Nick sings on the song's chorus, "I don't want to love, if it's not you/ I don't want to hear the wedding bells bloom/ Maybe we can try one last time/ But I don't want to hear the wedding bells chime."
Thoughts on Film... by Chris Fullerton Chris Fullerton is a Music & Film writer. He lives in Austin, Texas. According to writer/director Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom), time travel exists in the future, but it’s quickly made illegal and is only used by criminal organizations to dispose of problems. Show More Summary
Rian Johnson is a good pitchman when it comes to getting people to see his movies a second time. During the release of his second film The Brothers Bloom, Johnson released a commentary track for the film, the idea being that fans could put the track on an iPod (or whatever) and listen to it [...]
It can be tempting to write off Rian Johnson as a writer-director who just likes mashing things up. His feature films -- Brick, The Brothers Bloom, and now Looper -- have shown remarkable skill at marrying two seemingly incongruous worlds...
"Looper" is for those who found "Inception" far too easy to decode. Writer/director Rian Johnson, the mind behind the challenging "Brick" and "The Brothers Bloom," tackles science fiction with "Looper," his spin on the time travel genre. He...Show More Summary
Rian Johnson is a director you’re going to want to get to know, if you don’t already. He’s one of the more innovative filmmakers around and his previous films, Brick and Brothers Bloom have been triumphs of independent cinema. If nothing...Show More Summary
When Rian Johnson makes a movie, he’s really making three. The first film is a love letter to a genre: In 2005?s Brick, it was detective noir; in 2008?s The Brothers Bloom, it was the con-man movie. The second is his twist on that genre: The molls and dicks of Brick were teens, and The [...]
Now this is pretty damn cool. For those of you who have stopped watching trailers and footage for Looper for fear of spoiling the time traveling, sci-fi thriller from director Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom), we have something cool for you to watch. Show More Summary
Rian Johnson went dark noir via teen angst in his breakout film, Brick, then got all Wes Anderson in The Brothers Bloom. Now, with Looper,...
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: The Avett Brothers, The Zac Brown Band Song: Holy Vessels - Springtime Bloom [download here] What's so good? I’m going to go ahead and roll the dice on this one. I came across Holy Vessels the other day on SoundCloud, and was immediately impressed just from the artwork. Show More Summary
Certainly, as I'm sure you'll agree, a shotgun-toting Emily Blunt doesn't hurt. We at Pajiba have spilled our fair share of digital ink about Brick and The Brothers Bloom director Rian Johnson's upcoming time travel action flick Looper. The movie...
The existential crisis inherent to writer-director Rian Johnson's (Brick, Brothers Bloom) upcoming sci-fi time travel flick Looper is, itself, quite a pickle: Mob hitman Joseph Gordon-Levitt finds his latest target, sent back in time from the future for execution, is... himself. (Well, in older, balder Bruce Willis form.) But how much more than that do [...]