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Release Date: September 28, 2012
Studio: Sony Pictures
Director:  Rian Johnson
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Jeff Daniels, Garret Dillahunt, and Piper Perabo.
Plot: In a futuristic gangland in the year 2042, a 25-year-old assassin named Joseph Simmons (Gordon-Levitt) works for a mafia company in Kansas City as a “Looper”. Loopers kill and dispose of agents sent by their employers from corporate headquarters in Shanghai from the year 2072. Loopers are foot soldiers, paid on the condition that all targets must never escape.

When Simmons recognizes his target as a future version of himself (Willis), his older self escapes after incapacitating him. The failure of his job causes his employers to come after him, forcing him to fight for his life as he hunts his older self.

Thoughts: I don’t understand why Looper didn’t come out in the May through August release calendar. The trailers are thrilling. The casting could not be better, headlined by the always impressive Joseph Gordon-Levitt and action legend Bruce Willis, with top notch supporting talents including Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels. The time travel paradox/assassin/mafia concept is right up the alley for both genre fans and action flick fans. And Rian Johnson. You might not know the name, but you should. He directed the pitch perfect Brick, which also starred JGL, and the very creative and entertaining The Brothers Bloom, with Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo. This is a director with a clear vision who surrounds himself with some of the best working talents around. I can’t wait to head to the theater to check out Looper, then maybe I’ll go back in time and see it again for the first time.

The summer television season is in full swing and with that comes a crop of new shows! Here are three new shows that you can check out online (via 141tv’s Free Video Guide).


From USA Network comes Covert Affairs, starring Coyote Ugly‘s Piper Perabo as CIA trainee Annie Walker who is called up to be a full agent more than a month before her training is finished. Does Walker have special skills that the CIA needs? Or is there something (or someone) in her past who they are after?

The series co-stars Christopher Gorham, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Kari Matchett, and Anne Dudek.

You can check out the pilot episode here.


The SyFy channel’s newest series is based on Stephen King’s novella The Colorado Kid, and stars Emily Rose as Audrey Parker, an FBI agent with a lost past who arrives in Haven, Maine on a case involving people with supernatural abilities.  As the breakout of people with uncanny abilities spreads, Parker must keep it in check while also finding links to her own mysterious past…

The series co-stars Lucas Bryant and Eric Balfour.

You can watch the first episode, Welcome to Haven, by clicking here.


From ABC Family comes this new series which is a “funny, heartbreaking and provocative” look at the lives of teenagers and the staff at a weight-loss camp.  Nikki Blonsky, from Hairspray, stars as Willamina, a young woman whose sardonic and rebellious nature causes problems for some, but helps other teenagers at the camp express and feel good about themselves.

You can watch one episode of the series here.