Monday, July 22, 2013

Closing the Loop.

Busy weekend and busy past two days. Been trying to finish up all of the approval edits for Book II so I can get it off to the publisher, but something always seems to get in the way, and now that I think about it, I have something going on this weekend, so who knows how much I will get done. I guess I should work hard then to finish it before the week is up then, I guess. I did some stuff for graduate school; I cannot believe that I begin in less than 2 months! Wow! But then come the end of 2 year (God willing) I will be a Master....so to speak at least. Then the last step to climb will be Ph.D., but that's a long ways off right now I think. So I watched the film Looper tonight and honestly I was greatly impressed. My sister gave it a bad rap, but I highly enjoyed it; I kept waiting for something to make the film dreadful, but I never came across anything like that. Now, I wouldn't want to watch it all of the time, but I would like to see it again. So the short of it is this: a man kills people that the mafia from the future sends him, but then one day they send himself to him to kill, and something goes terribly wrong. So he has to hunt himself down in order to save himself; if that makes any sense. Joseph Gordon-Levitt does great; he truly is one of the great upcoming and coming actors in this business thank goodness, and surprisingly he is an American. His character is Joe, the hitman who has to kill himself. Then meet the older self; Bruce Willis, who plays himself (think Die Hard), so there's no stretch there at all. Then there's Emily Blunt who does a lovely version of an American hick, complicated, but still quite "hickish." There's also a nice role played by Jeff Daniels (Abe) one the bosses in charge of the Loopers. What I enjoyed most about this film was it's originality, but mostly its simplicity. It took a rather complicated story notion and turned it into something more intimate and character driven than some sort of crazy, mad action film. It was refreshing, as ultimately the film is of the science fiction genre, but it didn't come across that way. I give it an "Admirable Ability" and if you like films that are different for the normal smash and bash action type, then you will like this. There are a few interesting surprises, but nothing dreadful I assure you. I do recommend that if you are highly sensitive to violence, then this movie might not be for you, but I won't say what though. I hope all of that made sense. Well there you have it. All of the news is bad and keeps getting worse, and people's stupidity continues to get worse as well (common sense appears to be getting quite elusive to the "common every day person:) so I don't really even want to touch on any of that. So goodnight and good luck!

Looper trailer

Looper interviews

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