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The Teaser Trailer For LOOPER!

Nordling here.

Yeah, yeah, I'm late in posting this.  I was out to dinner with the wife, what do you want.  Anyway, I think this teaser is superb - I really dig the simple but elegant single-frame transition when someone travels in time - and I think Joseph Gordon Levitt's Willis-ized face looks great.  I think we're going to get great work from both JGL and Bruce Willis in this one, as well as Emily Blunt.  People who have seen the film say that the third act is as crazy as they come.  Can't wait.

LOOPER opens this September.

Nordling, out.  Follow me on Twitter!

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  • Not even that it's hard to swallow, I just don't understand why the mob would see time travel as the best way to dispose of bodies.

  • April 12, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST


    by CountOrlok

    I like it.

  • April 12, 2012, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Fucking awesome.

    by JediRob

    Loved Brick. Can't wait.

  • April 12, 2012, 8:35 p.m. CST

    JGL is a hero. This looks magnificient.

    by Dharma4


  • April 12, 2012, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Fuck Yeah

    by Bruce Thomas Wayne

  • The simplicity of your questioning drives me mad, to be honest. -Namaste-

  • April 12, 2012, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Looks cool

    by Jonas

    they released a small amount of pics, so this trailer has a ton of new cool stuff, looks really interesting

  • April 12, 2012, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Can't wait to see it on Netflix streaming!

    by Emperor_was_a_jerk

  • April 12, 2012, 8:39 p.m. CST


    by Jeff

    Looks fun. Why not?

  • April 12, 2012, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Finally watched Brick yesterday.

    by gotilk

    I'm in! Holy shit.... it was High School Noir. In daylight. What a trip.

  • The punishment is intended for the body responsible for whatever it is that the mob wants them dead for. -Namaste-

  • April 12, 2012, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Looks great to me

    by jambone

  • April 12, 2012, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Sigh no more Quicktime Glory?? Pshaw!

    by MurderMostFowl

    Gotta do everything myself around here these days: 1080P 125MB

  • April 12, 2012, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one

    by fuzzy_dunlop

    the thinks JGL looks nothing like Bruce? The makeup looks like plastic in the first few shots. I don't wanna hate, I really want this to work, but I feel like there's some Emperor's New Clothes syndrome going on, and I'm the kid calling bullshit. Looks like badass action, though.

  • edit two shots that clearly aren't in the same scene. I thought it was bad in The Avengers when they pasted together two different characters lines in a voiceover and then tried to pass it off as one. Here one shot is a single second shot of Bruce Willis having a bag put over his head, and the next shot is of Willis punching someone with a bag over their head. As if it were the same scene. Sigh.

  • April 12, 2012, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Teaser does nothing for me

    by Bass Ackwards

    I love the cast and director though, so I'm still incredibly amped for the flick, this flick already has my money.

  • April 12, 2012, 9:10 p.m. CST


    by A. Garcia

    Eh, looks like a 'wait-for-it-to-hit-On-Demand' for me.

  • April 12, 2012, 9:18 p.m. CST

    12 Monkeys

    by frankenstone

    12 Monkeys is the best time-travel movie ever made. I doubt Looper will be the worst (Timecop, anyone?) but it doesn't look promising. Breaking Bad has shown us easier ways of disposing of bodies than a time machine.

  • April 12, 2012, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Joseph's smooth white boy stick

    by Pierre

    This movie looks epic.

  • April 12, 2012, 9:24 p.m. CST


    by Rebel Scumb

    You have access to time travel and the best thing you can think of to do with it is send your enemies into the past to be whacked? First of all even if by then time travel is more cost effective them an incinerator, or a landfill or bag of lye why: a) not use time travel to commit enormous crimes for profit b) not give your enemies the oppurtunity to go back and time and kill you before you were born incase the looper botches the hit? Infact even if they simply killed them first and then sent the body back it makes more sense. I loved Brick, and JGL, Bruce Willis Jeff Daniels and Emily Blunt are all great, so I'll give this a shot because at least it seems ambitious But the premise just seems like something a 14 year old would come up with 'ya know what would be cool...'

  • April 12, 2012, 9:31 p.m. CST

    To be Blunt ... looks good.

    by ReportAbuse

    Not Primer good, but then what is. Right now I'm torn between Redbox and Netflix for this. Netflix I can keep longer and watch it several times but I have to wait longer to get a copy. Redbox I can watch it sooner but it has to go right back, or I'm out an additional $1.30. You can see the dilemma. One of the many dilemmas that make up ... my life.

  • April 12, 2012, 9:34 p.m. CST

    This looks pretty good. Nice to see they dug up Jeff Daniels for it.

    by BirdieNumNum

  • April 12, 2012, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Not a reimagining? hollywood messed up

    by Garett

    Its not a cheesy sequel. Not an 80s-90s remake Hmm i may have to put up and go to a theater to see this one. even if Bruce willis is a prissy bitch on sets. Still one hell of an actor and this looks awesome. been getting tired of the remakes putting scrawny lil boys in action hero roles.. Sorry that wanna be native kid from tween light is not made to be a action hero hes to tiny and not even close to being a man yet.. Finally a reason to go back to a sticky floored over priced theater! this will not be a download!

  • April 12, 2012, 9:44 p.m. CST

    This looks so good that now I am having a bonner

    by ajit maholtra

    This will be a nice one.

  • The guy is a fantastic actor. Also, this looks like it has the potential to be pretty effin' cool. That is all.

  • April 12, 2012, 10 p.m. CST

    The premise reminds me vaguely of a Stephen King sgort story, "The Jaunt"...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...wherein a Mafia-type gets access to a Seth Brundle-style teleportation pod, doesn't select a destination point, and shoves a victim into it and hits send. They couldn't prosecute him for the "crime" because there was no evidence that his victim was "murdered" because he never came out anywhere. Still, it seems like kind of a stupid, over-elaborate (and expensive) way to get rid of a body. Gangsters have been whacking people and throwing them into a lake with a pair of cemeent sneakers forever, so why mess with what works?

  • April 12, 2012, 10:01 p.m. CST


    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • April 12, 2012, 10:01 p.m. CST

    " story...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • April 12, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    New Exclusive Prometheus Content From Verizon

    by TheDesolateOne Prometheus blueprints. Awesome.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Looks great.

    by Ironhelix

    I'm in.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Well, it's been 3 days, I'm not 'NOT' excited, but...

    by adeceasedfan

    Not blown away by any stretch. The action looks pretty good, but JGL's make-up does not. Unnecessary really.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Ship pic

    by TheDesolateOne

  • April 12, 2012, 10:24 p.m. CST

    I was losing interest in this one, but I'm back on board.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    I'm hoping to be surprised.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Still looking forward to this, but

    by brad negrotto

    This is one dogshit teaser.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:25 p.m. CST

    I like it

    by Mr. Giant

    Love action movies with a sci-fi premise. Usually they're pretty crappy but this one looks good.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:28 p.m. CST

    nasty in the pasty...

    by Mr. Giant

    You are right about it being elaborate, but remember while criminals have been whacking people forever, they've also been gotten thrown in jail for forever. This IS like that Jaunt story, I had forgotten about this one. This ay, nobody ever finds the body, so who could be prosectuted?

  • April 12, 2012, 10:32 p.m. CST


    by Tank Williams

    Wow dude.. 12 year old and cunt should never be used in the same sentence.. Just... wrong.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:33 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    I was wondering where everyone who worked on In Time went on to do next.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Not sure about this one

    by mr.underwater

    Premise seems stupid as hell, and the director has thus far made the high school Miller's Crossing, and some sub-Wes Anderson shit about bad con-men. Unless this gets some real glowing reviews, it's future is at the redbox

  • April 12, 2012, 10:39 p.m. CST

    So his younger self is getting botox? Nice.

    by CodeName

  • April 12, 2012, 10:39 p.m. CST

    But it looks entertaining.

    by CodeName

  • April 12, 2012, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Plus, I knew a guy that spelled his name R-i-a-n

    by mr.underwater

    And he swore on a stack of holy bibles that was how it was spelled on his birth certificate. Then I started to date his sister, who informed me that it was actually R-y-a-n on his birth certificate, and he was just a pretentious twit.

  • Answer me, motherfucker.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:50 p.m. CST


    by Sean

    Why is this movie being dumped in no man's land? Bruce Willis is huge, JGL is rising fast, it would be a fantastic post-Dark Knight Returns vehicle in the Summer, why is it getting shit on?

  • April 12, 2012, 11:16 p.m. CST

    I lived in Williamsburg like 15 years ago.

    by mr.underwater

    Now I'm a couple trains away. Maybe three, I don't go there much.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:18 p.m. CST

    I'd love to have 20 minutes

    by Brank Hud

  • April 12, 2012, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Plus, I'm 18 minutes into my 38th year

    by mr.underwater

    You can't be this close to 40, and still construed a "hipster" Don't make no sense

  • April 12, 2012, 11:20 p.m. CST

    I am now officially wary of the hype


  • April 12, 2012, 11:33 p.m. CST

    A lot of the hipsters in Williamsburg are in their late 30s, early 40s

    by Bobo_Vision

    They are the ones with the scragglier beards, or the weakest faux-hawks. Being 3 stops away from Williamsburg is still pretty close to Williamsburg. That's where all the hipsters who want to be part of the Williamsburg scene without paying Williamsburg prices live. Just close enough to Bed-Sty without having to worry about getting shot. <p> You're a hipster in denial.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Wow. Bobo nailed that.

    by JediRob

    You used to live exactly there, and now you live almost there.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:52 p.m. CST

    30's and 40's can be hipster prime. The worst kind as well.

    by JediRob

    Douche knows no age limit. Not that, any of that is really relevant to anything

  • April 13, 2012, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Okay, I'm a hipster

    by mr.underwater

    Which, by definition, means I'm hip. And, if you're against me, by deduction that means you're lame. I win. Where's my prize? PS I think the only people on the williamsburg/bed sty border are hasidic. Explains the straggly beards, I guess...

  • April 13, 2012, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Rabbi Schneerson:

    by mr.underwater

    Original Hipster

  • To sum up, this video is how the world feels about hipsters, and this video is pretty fucking hip: <p>

  • April 13, 2012, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Moshiach IS Coming

    by mr.underwater

    And he's HIP AS FUCK

  • April 13, 2012, 12:11 a.m. CST

    So I'm not a hipster now?

    by mr.underwater

    Did I get a demotion? What I'd do? Is snob less that hip? Where's hasidic in this hierarchy?

  • April 13, 2012, 12:15 a.m. CST

    This is fun

    by mr.underwater

    Hmmm, this looks like stupid hipster shit, and since I'm not a hipster, I won't watch this shit that is for STUPID FUCKING HIPSTERS!!!

  • April 13, 2012, 12:15 a.m. CST

    I'll type slower so you can follow

    by Bobo_Vision

    You're a hipster, mr. underwater. That means you are a snob. Someone who desperately wants to be thought of as hip. A contrarian who only likes things that other people don't like, and dislikes things other people like. A follower. A person who wants to be thought of as a trend-setter but is really a frightened individual who wears a uniform, but tries desperately to learn which uniform to wear before it becomes too popular in order to appear original, and appear as though he/she has original thoughts, but has none. An empty shell of a person who is a parasite.

  • April 13, 2012, 12:16 a.m. CST

    I'm a hipster again!

    by mr.underwater


  • April 13, 2012, 12:17 a.m. CST

    But not hasidic

    by mr.underwater

    :( Always good to have a goal though...

  • April 13, 2012, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Now you're trying desperately to figure out how to respond to my charges

    by Bobo_Vision

    Sarcasm is the best you can come up with, because you're a hipster. Creativity is not your strong point.

  • April 13, 2012, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Levitt's Makeup Is Distractingly Bad

    by HateThaNet

  • April 13, 2012, 12:33 a.m. CST

    September releases ALWAYS == DOA

    by bs9999

    Damn it...this september thing means the studios have no faith and letting it die.

  • April 13, 2012, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Rebel Scum...

    by Giphangster

    b) not give your enemies the oppurtunity to go back and time and kill you before you were born incase the looper botches the hit?

  • April 13, 2012, 12:43 a.m. CST

    teleport into a furnace

    by wickerpplking

    build a furnace on that spot. problem solved.

  • April 13, 2012, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Rebel Scum (part 2)

    by Giphangster

    a) why not use time travel to commit enormous crimes for profit

  • April 13, 2012, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Ah, nevermind

    by Giphangster

    Sorry. I was going to respond to Rebel Scum's questions/criticisms of the movie but for some reason it's not working right now. I tried posting twice and it keeps cutting off most of my post. Oh, well.

  • April 13, 2012, 1 a.m. CST

    to hell with this hipster talk

    by IceTitan

    can somebody please tell me more about that Jaunt story? Sounds neat.

  • Or even back to before the moon was formed via that collision. No fossile evidence to worry about then. :)

  • April 13, 2012, 1:20 a.m. CST

    WTF are people that thick?

    by BBSloth

    how many comments are there saying that there are better ways to dispose of bodies..? I just watched the trailer once and that was enough to pick up that they erase you from the timeline by sending you back to be killed. It's a little more than just "disposing of a body"

  • April 13, 2012, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Levitt doesn't resemble a human being in this, let alone Bruce Willis.

    by JuanSanchez

  • FACT

  • seriously... I cannot even look at the trailer without getting a little bit sick. I mean, yeah the effect might be well done, BUT it really creeps me out. Not in a "Wow this looks creepy"-way but more in a "I think JGL just had a horrible accident" kind of way. I wish they hadn't changed his face.

  • April 13, 2012, 3:15 a.m. CST

    ridiculous but ill probably see it...when it comes to cable anyway

    by Jeff Shain

    Source Code meets TimeCop. Boo.

  • April 13, 2012, 3:47 a.m. CST

    timetravel good makeup bad.

    by rakesh patel

    i'll watch it though. timetravel , just one of those things i have to watch.

  • April 13, 2012, 3:59 a.m. CST

    rebel scumb

    by Johnboy40

    maybe the time travel is a one way trip, so they cant go back and commit super crimes. if you kill them in the future, you may still leave forensics. in the past, it doesnt matter. cos no one is going to search for forensics in a field. in order to find a body. that hasn't been born yet. or that is still alive in the present. as for the movie, i reckon its a predestination paradox. They wanna kill bruce willis because he has been on the run for years, because when he was Levitt he failed to kill someone. That someone being bruce willis. thats what i reckon. If he kills his future self now, he wont go on the run, and therefore his future self wont get sent back to be killed by him.

  • April 13, 2012, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Looks really good.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Could be a surprise hit. And the 4th best movie of the year.

  • April 13, 2012, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Looks good. Love me a good timetravel yarn..

    by biscuithead

    Looks like it's having a lot of fun with the premise, much in the spirit of the original Terminator.

  • order to find a body. that hasn't been born yet." The thing about the past is... there are still police officers around and plenty of members of the public who will stumble across a dead body in a field, regardless of whether or not that person has been born yet. The dead body's DNA will still be on record. It will remain an unsolved crime all the way up until the 'present', when that criminal commits a serious crime and their DNA gets flagged as having died decades ago, weirdly.

  • April 13, 2012, 5:32 a.m. CST

    Follow up:

    by buggerbugger

    Then, having been notified that he has died decades ago despite being alive in the present, the criminal will be on his guard for these time-travelling Looper guys he's heard about through the criminal grapevine.

  • April 13, 2012, 5:39 a.m. CST

    re: "WTF are people that thick? I just watched the trailer once...

    by buggerbugger

    ...and that was enough to pick up that they erase you from the timeline by sending you back to be killed" The trailer doesn't say anything about erasing people from the timeline by sending your present-day self into the past to be assassinated. If you're referring to JGL's line "...I eliminate the target from the future," that's not the same as erasing someone's existence from the timeline, that's just making them disappear without a trace in the 'present' from the 'present' onward. The person's younger self will still exist in the 'past' during the 30-year interim.

  • April 13, 2012, 5:45 a.m. CST


    by buggerbugger

    It's far from 'the perfect murder'. They've given the police a 30-year head-start on a murder case...

  • Get another one to do it. Why would they think he'd be okay with shooting himself? Especially since this is the one time they apparently decided to send someone back in time without a bag over his head, so he could see exactly who he was supposed to kill.

  • April 13, 2012, 6:24 a.m. CST

    mr. Underwater, I was just playing around, no hard feelings

    by Bobo_Vision

    I mean, I meant what I said about you and hipsters, but re-reading my comments today, they had a serious tone to them, as though I have animosity towards you, which I do not.

  • April 13, 2012, 6:25 a.m. CST


    by Sheepish

    you do see him dump the body in an incinerator right?

  • Maybe to test his loyalty. What better way to show your loyal than to kill your future self? Or maybe it was a set up. They knew he could never kill himself, so they could use it against him. Or perhaps the future version of himself went back, hoping that the past version would kill himself for some reason or to deliver something and things went wrong. Or maybe some other reason. Bad makeup aside, I think this looks pretty good--certainly better than the Total Recall remake. It reminds me vaguely of Hawksbill Station, a novel by Robert Silverberg. In that one, political dissidents are sent back into pre-history for their crimes. Except in this one, the mob sends victims back in time to be eliminated. The title makes me think of Michael Crichton's Looker. If someone comes out with a film called Looter, you could have a triple feature of Looker, Looper and Looter.

  • April 13, 2012, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Looks cool BUT

    by GM1976

    JGL's makeup makes him look cartoonish. I assume that Jeff Bridges wasn't available so they hired that other guy named Jeff and made him grow a beard and channel the Dude?

  • April 13, 2012, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Loopers aka Terminator lite

    by Rtobert

  • April 13, 2012, 7:12 a.m. CST

    but they don't look anything alike each other...

    by kingoflight

  • instead of a monster wishing victims into a cornfield.

  • From the trailer I'm interested. Even though this plot I mean good grief has the potential for epic level disaster. But it looks exciting so I'm willing to give it a chance. Plus I quite enjoy JGL films and Brick was great so I'll give it a shot.

  • April 13, 2012, 7:26 a.m. CST

    by thequinn

    Why would you send someone back in time to kill them? Can't you just kill them in the Future?

  • April 13, 2012, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Why can't you just kill them in the future?

    by thequinn

    Why do you need to go through the trouble of sending them back in time. Kind of stupid.

  • April 13, 2012, 7:40 a.m. CST


    by Rebel Scumb

    It's a shame your responses didn't come through, I would have been interested to read them. Anyways, my point was just that the premise seems a bit contrived and the looper system just seems like it was thought up so the rest of the movie could exist. But to be fair, as I said before, it DOES look good, and has some first rate talent attached and some of the most enjoyable movies of all time have contrived premises, so if its executed well I'm all for it. I never fault a film for being too ambitious. I'm just hoping the movie addresses some of the basic questions, like 'why don't they shoot them in the future, THEN send the bodies back in time' Or better yet, send the bodies into the future to a time after the killers are dead so they can never be charged with the murder??

  • April 13, 2012, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Looks great so far

    by NightArrows

    And the more of you "meh" cunts that aren't in the theatre, reeking it up with your cynical stench of life failure and shitty pants, the better.

  • April 13, 2012, 8:26 a.m. CST

    They don't have furnaces or quicklime in the future?

    by Don_Drapers_Acid_Trip

    Fucking TIME TRAVEL exists and this is their best use for it?

  • April 13, 2012, 8:27 a.m. CST

    So maybe this is why Carl Spackler was so fucked in the head.

    by TheNotoriousDRB

    Temporal sickness. Disoriented, he took a job at Bushwood CC as an assistant greenskeeper.

  • RJ also writes some very good dialogue.

  • April 13, 2012, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Not a fan of all the speed-ramping in the trailer...

    by godoffireinhell

    ...but I like a good time travel mindfuck and hopefully I'm just annoyed by the way the marketing team is cutting the trailer together and not by the way the actual film has been shot and edited.

  • April 13, 2012, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Looks interesting, but JGL looks NOTHING like Bruce Willis

    by Jaster Mareel

    That is a fail. But it's am movie about time travel so it requires a certain amount of suspension of disbelief.

  • April 13, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Looks awesome

    by goatboy500

    Rian Johnson unfortunately hasn't had the success of Nolan but is just as innovative in my opinion. Also, he's a visual genius. Watch his video for 'Woke Up New' by the mountain goats. It's clearly very low budget but contains more brains and in-camera ingenuity that most directors have in their entire careers.

  • April 13, 2012, 12:50 p.m. CST

    I know this is a small detail

    by Johnny T Williams

    But Bruce Willis is left-handed, yet JGL seems to be holding his guns with his right hand for most of the trailer. I wonder if that's somehow on purpose?

  • April 13, 2012, 1:49 p.m. CST

    George Who?

    by SnootyBoots

    That's the title of a story I wrote in the 7th or 8th grade in which the narrator hooks up with his genius friend George to use George's time machine to steal from the past to become rich in the present. It goes really well until a job goes bad and a guy, who shares George's last name, gets killed. I thought it was the most original idea anybody ever had. Of course, it's the oldest story in the book.

  • April 13, 2012, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Watch Johnson's episode for Breaking Bad from the third season, Fly.

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Shows what a talented director can do with a limited budget and basically a single set. And this does look good....

  • April 13, 2012, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Re: killing yourself

    by The_Coyote

    MINOR SPOILERS....... JGL is trying to kill himself because that's inevitably what happens to all Loopers. One day the person who appears in the field is your older self, and when you kill him, you "close your loop" and that's basically retirement. You get what amounts to a huge pension, and you spend the next thirty years or so in leisure, until eventually they come for you to "close the loop" and send you back to be killed by your younger self.

  • April 13, 2012, 2:41 p.m. CST

    The really odd thing is...

    by mr.underwater

    About a week ago, a friend was asking if I had ever come across any crazed, anti-hipster posters in my travels on the interwebs. People who deem certain members of society as hipsters. Certain works of art, film, music, etc. to be for them, and denounce both with a strange and scary religious fervor. I told him that I didn't know what he was talking about as I had never encountered such a thing, certainly not on aicn (film nerds accusing each other of hipness just does not compute). A week later, I make a post about a girl who called her brother a pretentious twit (it wasn't even I who called him that, as I barely knew him), and lookout... So there are hipsters in this world, perhaps I am one of them, I can't really say. But I must beware, tread lightly, look over both shoulders, as there are those who find this offense worthy of reducing my bones to ash. PS According to mapquest, it's a little under six miles from my apartment in Queens to Bedford and North 7th in Brooklyn. Roughly, I'd say there's at least 600,000 people who reside in this radius. Stamping us all out is probably going to be a little exhausting. But I wish you all the best. PPS I would say that all of this is just fueled by jealousy due to the fact that in NY we get all the cool movies before the rest of the country, but that would be typical hipster belittlement of a very serious issue.

  • April 13, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Mr. Underwater, now you're a victim?

    by Bobo_Vision

    This after I said no hard feelings and I have no animosity towards you? By the way, it's Jake Gyllenhall who wants to turn you to ash, not me. And not everyone who is within 3 subway stops is a hipster, but I have excellent intuition and I surmised you lived near Williamsburg, Brooklyn. You could have been from anywhere in the world, yet I pinpointed you on a map to 3 subway stops away from one neighborhood in this big 'ol world. That's some impressive shit right there. <p> I'm not jealous of you or any New Yorkers...I just moved out of there after living there for years and I don't miss it. The hipsters, and the mentality they have, just like the one you have, that their vain self-involved way of life is the center of the universe. It's an empty and deluded existence.

  • I like how youre claiming it wasnt you who called him a pretentious twit, but his sister. But by the way you stated it, you clearly agree with her. Also, you were citing it as one of the reasons as to why you're not sure if you want to see this movie....because this director shares a name with some guy you knew. That's the height of snobbery. <p>

  • April 13, 2012, 4:05 p.m. CST

    I don't know if I want to see the movie

    by mr.underwater

    because the director has made a Miller's Crossing remake and the cutest con-men in the world movie. The name spelling thing was purely anecdotal. Although I do tend to agree that someone who lies about the quirky spelling of their name probably is a twit. Ironically enough, last I heard of Rian, he was living in Brooklyn...

  • April 13, 2012, 4:12 p.m. CST

    And I'm not a victim

    by mr.underwater

    I'm hip as fuck. Three stops away from Bedford, which places me in Union Square (by your deduction) which also make me rich as fuck. Someone as rich and hip as I, is never a victim I will add this is exactly the first (and likely the last) time anyone has referred to me as a hipster. I have to admit, I'm pretty into it. Comical as it may be.

  • April 13, 2012, 4:28 p.m. CST

    PS My vain self-involved way of life...

    by mr.underwater the center of the universe Now you know

  • April 13, 2012, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Mr. Underwater, let's make peace in the middle east

    by Bobo_Vision

    Gimme a kiss, baby.

  • April 13, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Liberal warrior, word is bond

    by Bobo_Vision

    I can't comment too much about this because when my screenname was reinstated I promised not to talk about the mod in question, but you speak the truth. Just don't speak that truth in the talkbacks of that particular mod lest you meet the fate of the banhammer.

  • April 13, 2012, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Oh shit, I just noticed this IS a talkback created by said moderatot

    by Bobo_Vision

    Corrupt shit is afoot. I can't speak of it. Adios muchachos.

  • April 13, 2012, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Speaking as one of the few who actually liked

    by Teddy Artery

    the movie "Jumper", this one has a good looking trailer. Rest assured, I'll see this one too.

  • April 13, 2012, 9:55 p.m. CST

    I'm there.

    by Jeremy Jar Binks

    Seems like an actually semi-new treatment of the time travel idea, yet simply conveyed. Looks well crafted too.

  • The Jaunt is about a father who finds out his kid holds his breath to prevent being put to sleep and stays awake during the 'jaunt' teleportation process and essentially becomes this ancient monster man-child. Has absolutely nothing to do with the mafia or anything remotely resembling what you said

  • and not understand that Willis and JGL are the same person. But they could have solved that with two words of dialog. He sees his older self, looks stunned and whispers "It's me!". The way they did it is actually more confusing because we all know what Bruce Willis looked like at JGL's age, and he looked nothing like JGL's terrible makeup. It kind of ruins the film because every time you see him it's going to completely take you out of the movie. Also, a lot of people seem to be assuming that this is actual makeup, but I believe it's "digital makeup", cgi facial enhancement a la Clu in Tron:Legacy. And it looked horrible there too, but at least made a little more sense in the overall context of the movie. Although I could be wrong, Levitt is claiming he spent 3 hours in makeup each day. Either way, it was a huge mistake.

  • April 15, 2012, 6:47 p.m. CST

    The point wasn't to make him look like Bruce Willis

    by The_Coyote

    It was, within the context of the film, to make him look like a guy who could conceivably AGE into Bruce Willis. They were never trying to mimic the image of Willis that people are familiar with when he was young. And it's not just makeup, the performance JGL gives is very specifically built around there being connective tissue between the two actors. It's not about mimicry.

  • April 15, 2012, 8:02 p.m. CST


    by golden tribw

    Screw this to hell.