Indie darling Paul Dano, 28, gives what has been dubbed his best performance yet in Treeless Mountain director So Yong Kim’s minimalist drama For Ellen, alongside Jena Malone (Into the Wild) and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite).
Quick, name the top movie star of 2012. I’ll give you a hint: it’s not Brad Pitt, George Clooney or Ryan Gosling. In fact, none of them have appeared in a Hollywood movie in nearly a calendar year.
Best served with as little prior knowledge before viewing as possible, Looper is a gem in large part because of its marketing campaign, which teased out only small bits of the premise — what happens if you are charged with killing your future self? — and left the rest of the storytelling for the actual movie.
Matt Reeves, 46, will direct Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the upcoming sequel to the 2011 hit, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, according to Deadline. Reeves, who directed 2008's Cloverfield, stepped in after Rise director Rupert Wyatt backed out over reported conflicts with Fox's projected May 2014 release date.
The popular Toronto International Film Festival inaugurated its 37th edition in Toronto, Ontario, on September 6, opening with director Rian Johnson's Looper featuring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt — who also co-stars in festival film Arthur Newman with Colin Firth, pictured below at the premiere looking dashing.