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 [...]
Tomorrow we'll have a brand new US trailer for Looper, the sci-fi thriller from director Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom), but today, we have a treat as well as a new trailer for the film has show up across the pond. The teaser trailer already had me sold on the film (especially with that track K.I.L.L. Show More Summary
With his latest film, Looper, done and waiting for its September release, Rian Johnson has plenty of time to think about movies. So, the writer/director of The Brothers Bloom and Brick recently took to his Tumblr to present a whole new spin on the debate over the use of 3D in film. Generally, the debate [...]
He's the director of some of my favorite indies like Brick and The Brothers Bloom and is finally venturing into science fiction with a film called Looper - his name is Rian Johnson. He's a brilliant guy with a very unique eye and wonderful filmmking sensibilities, and I've been anxiously waiting for him to get into the sci-fi genre. Show More Summary
We here at Pajiba have been excited for Rian Johnson's follow-up to Brick and The Brothers Bloom, Looper, for a while now. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Jeff Daniels, Emily Blunt, and Garret Dillahunt, and with Primer's Shane Carruth assisting...
One of the questions inspiring Looper is "What would you do if you were sitting across the table from your older self?" Director Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom) has made a time travel sci-fi film called Looper, about Loopers,...Show More Summary