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Talking Movies episode 153: Rian Johnson’s Looper

A relatively short time ago in a galaxy quite nearby, writer/director Rian Johnson made a sci-fi/action flick called Looper. And with Johnson’s new film The Last Jedi warming (most) Star Wars fans’ hearts this holiday season, we thought we’d take a look back at the movie that most assuredly helped him land the gig.

The guys dive deep into the 2012 film, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, touching on everything from its innovations to the tired old time-travel schtick to its colorful supporting characters to the moral implications of its characters’ future-changing quests. Plus, find out which of the three co-hosts would have taken the film’s Faustian bargain if it was offered to them.

All that, plus: Brian has a few non-spoilery thoughts about The Last Jedi, Nick can hardly contain his love for A Ghost Story, and Chris raids Netflix and comes up with a trio of solid suspense flicks. Happy holidays from Talking Movies, and we promise to bring you much more movie discussion in the new year!

Talking Movies 153: Rian Johnson’s Looper

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