Tag Archives: Rian Johnson

Could J.J. Abrams become the new godfather of the “Star Wars” universe?

After mentioning Star Wars yesterday when talking about the box office prospects for 2015 releases, I kind of had the franchise on the brain for the rest of the day. Go figure then that one of today’s bigger rumors out there is that the co-writer/director of Star Wars: The Force[...]

“Argo” on its way to Oscar – Ben Affleck

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2012 were announced tonight during the 65th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. Ben Affleck won the DGA’s Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for[...]

“Amour” amazes at Toronto International Film Fest – AWARDS

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Day One of the Toronto International Film Festival is almost in the books. Three movies down, one more to go. (And that one has Kristen Stewart in it … do you think it will draw a crowd?) The festival officially “opens” Thursday evening with a screening of Rian[...]

“Looper” blends film noir with twisty sci-fi; Our review: TORONTO ’12

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It’s an age-old question: If you could travel through time and murder Adolph Hitler – possibly preventing the dictator’s atrocities – would you have the nerve to complete the deed? That moral dilemma is but one of the many, many open-ended questions noodled over by writer-director Rian[...]

Rian Johnson’s “Looper” opening stellar Toronto International Film Fest

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Rian Johnson’s time-travel thriller “Looper” will open the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, it was reported on Tuesday in Variety. Johnson made splashes at TIFF with his previous films – the high-school-set film noir “Brick” and the quirky con caper “The Brothers Bloom.” But “Looper” finds him working[...]

2012 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OPENS WITH FUTURISTIC ACTION THRILLER LOOPER

HollywoodNews.com: The Toronto International Film Festival® opens September 6 with the world premiere Gala Presentation of Looper – filmmaker Rian Johnson’s time-bending and mind-bending action thriller. “Rian Johnson is a film auteur known for combining different genres to give his projects an original spin,” said Piers Handling, Director and CEO[...]

Emily Blunt hops into ‘Looper’

HollywoodNews.com: After taking a role in the upcoming sci-fi action film “The Adjustment Bureau,” Emily Blunt continues to crave the genre. Per the Hollywood Reporter, the British actress is set to star opposite Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in “Looper,” a film that sounds a lot like “The Terminator.” Feature[...]

Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt filming “Looper” in New Orleans

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Even though Rian Johnson has only two pictures under his belt, the director boasts a loyal fan base. That’s because his first two pictures were that good. If forced to choose, I’d prefer Johnson’s modern take on the hardboiled film noir genre, “Brick,” with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a[...]