Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Rian Johnson’s LOOPER In St. Louis

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In the futuristic action thriller LOOPER, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a “looper” – a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination. The film is written and directed by Rian Johnson and also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels. Ram Bergman and James D. Stern produce. LOOPER is in theaters September 28, 2012.

TriStar Pictures and WAMG invite you to enter to win passes to the action thriller LOOPER in St. Louis. The advance screening will be on September 26th in St. Louis.


3. ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: Lots of great sci-fi films out there. BLADE RUNNER, 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY, ALIEN, TERMINATOR. So what’s your favorite futuristic film and why… and we’ll need more than one sentence on this one!



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  1. Parker B.

    September 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I love the idea of a universe full of different alien cultures, all interacting and assimilating to each other. Star Wars and Star Trek definitely originated this idea, but I think Firefly/Serenity really produced the most realistic and fun looking variation. Joss Whedon, yet again, wins.

  2. shanika sanders

    September 18, 2012 at 10:28 am

    My favorite futuristic film by far is Minority Report. I work in law enforcement, so this movie was right up my alley. People believe we have so many clever toys to play with now, because of CSI and shows on tv. With crime being committed more with the help of the internet and computers, the way crime is fought in the future is gonna be something else.

  3. Nick

    September 18, 2012 at 10:40 am

    “Prometheus” come to mind because it is the best of all the “Alien” movies. Even though we know going in the film has something to do with the “Alien” films the way it reveals itself is pure brilliance.

  4. Rich Shafer

    September 18, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I like the Star Trek series of films. In the 70s I watched the TV series and became a fan. I waited for the first film with great anticipation. Sure, I was disappointed in the first film, but the even Star Trek movies are all very entertaining and I like the relationship between all the characters.

  5. Amber Pruitt

    September 18, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Mad max beyond thunderdome. The idea of having a wheel to determine punishment is really interesting. It’s so crazy to not know what will happen to you versus what we are used to: a trial by your peers. It’s just a great alternative insight to what post apocalyptic life might be. :)

  6. Jon Gitchoff

    September 18, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    My personal sci-fi fave would have to be Children of Men. Michael Caine’s death scene involves a fart joke. How can you beat that? In all seriousness though, Children of Men is sadly overlooked, but it is one of the finest sci-fi movies featuring Clive Owen in the best movie he’ll ever make,a stellar Julianne Moore and the always reliable Michael Caine in a movie where humanity is on the edge of extinction, but one woman gets pregnant and is the only hope for humanity’s survival. Their journey to escape the gov’t lockdown to freedom and to ensure the child’s survival is something I’ll never forget.

  7. Ryan Joseph Lawniczak

    September 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    My favorite science fiction film would be Children of Men. First, the movie has a plot (people being sterile) that could possibly be feasible with all of the chemicals they put on food and all of the pills that people take these days. Secondly, the script is very well written and all of the players (Owen, Caine, etc.) aren’t more important than the script/story since they can be killed within ten minutes of the movie beginnning. All and all, it is one of the all time great films, not just a science fiction film.

  8. Debra Feldman-Stein

    September 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Battle Los Angeles was by far one of the most enjoyable.for me. The non stop action is major entertsinment. I enjoy thought provoking movies that make me think “hmm could that really happen?”. I remember after seeing this with family it sparked.a 30 minute conversation. Any movie that promotes thought privoking discussion is a must see for me

  9. dennis

    September 18, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I have always loved all the Star Trek movies and tv series. It seemed like it might actually be possiable! Hope they are making another one.

  10. Tealiban

    September 18, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Blade Runner, Minority Report and Total Recall. Because
    Phipip K Dick comes closest to making my hallucinations about the universe become frighteningly real.

  11. Robert

    September 18, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Alien-No one would listen to Ripley and she was right. She’s a queen, she will breed and you will die.

  12. Jamie Hoskins

    September 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    For me it would be Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Being a almost 9yr kid back then made me feel so grown up seeing these older boys having a blast! Loud music, cool handshakes, not doing great in school… And then I realized they were totally baked! LOL. The film introduced characters that I had yet to learn about in school. Socrates, Genghis Khan, Napoleon etc.. But the one thing I learned from this film is that Keanu Reeves only gets hotter, and hotter, and hotter. SWOON! Is it warm in here? LOL

  13. Richard Danson

    September 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    My favorite futuristic film would have to be the original Total Recall. Their take on the future isn’t as far fetched as some other movies with flying cars. It’s cool that they can go to Mars, but it still looks kind of modern and not out of control. It had great one liners, action, and ideas. I really like it.

  14. Mark

    September 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Star Wars has to be the ultimate scifi movie.

  15. Bob M

    September 18, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    E.T.: The Extraterrestrial. How could you not love the little guy? And he gave us the tag line to “call home.”

  16. Charlie

    September 18, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    My favorite sci-fi film would be Star Trek, because the tv show was so good and made space travel look possible.

  17. kelly a

    September 18, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    children of me would be my fav! good story unlike lots of them!

  18. Stacey S.

    September 18, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Minority Report. In 2054, most crimes are being avoided with the help of a system that can trace and look into the future of people with the help of

  19. Amanda Jackson

    September 18, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    I would have to say the fifth element is my favorite sci-fi movie. It still has grim, dirty aspects of this world, but some parts are beautiful, extravagant, and well designed. Truly any world that was produced by Luc Besson would be so beautiful to live in.
    I can’t believe I put it above my childhood favorite, Terminator.

    I must say I love reading everyone else’s response!

  20. Mallory Carmean

    September 18, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I’d say Minority Report because it is the only one I can think of that doesn’t include a post-apocalyptic setting, alien invasion, earth uninhabitable, etc. While many of these movies are amazing, it is a very depressing outlook on the future. At least Minority Report has the advances in technology without the aliens and earth is intact.

  21. Eddie

    September 19, 2012 at 9:46 am

    My favorite is The Matrix. Robots rebelling against their creators always makes for a great movie, but twisting that to where the robots don’t want to destroy us, but instead harness us for energy was pure genius. Add to the fact that they recreated the world so convincingly that most had no idea it wasn’t real, there’s an average man who ends up being able to rewrite the code of this virtual world on the fly, and there are amazing action scenes and you have not just my favorite futuristic sci-fi movie, but my favorite movie.

  22. Josh

    September 19, 2012 at 10:43 am

    My favorite film depiction of the future is Gattaca from 1997. Gattaca envisions a future in which those who can afford it, can custom design their children’s genetics. This leads to generations where the children of the rich are supermen, relieved from the risk of genetic disorder and predisposed for intelligence and physical fitness. Not everyone gets to take advantage of this tech though. Unaltered humans become second class citizens, unable to compete with the constructed humans, and fiercely discriminated against if they can.

    Personally I find this scenario to be terrifying, and unfortunately, of all sci-fi premises, the most terrifyingly plausible.

    • Josh

      September 19, 2012 at 10:49 am

      Nevermind, I can’t make it on a wednesday. Gattaca’s still awesome sauce though.

  23. Douglas Wood

    September 19, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    After reading some of the other comments to refresh my memory, I would have to say Children of Men. The story line of this movie shows a different take on what could happen to mankind. It not only shows the despair, but also the hope and belief of mankind can be regain through the birth of one child.

    • Douglas Wood

      September 25, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      I agree with you on your comment

  24. Lisa

    September 19, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I would have to say…Children of Men. To think of a society that can no longer have children. With everything in the world today, that future could happen…pills, drugs, treatments, etc, etc. We’re lucky we can still have such wonderful miracles. Storyline was great.

  25. Judy Watters

    September 19, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Star Wars because I went to Tunisia and saw where some of it was filmed, looks just like you’re in outer space the landscape etc and the underground cave which is now a hotel where the big fight took place.

  26. Christene Donithan

    September 19, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Total Recall – 100%! – I love that this movie involved travel through the center of the earth. It took just a few minutes to get from Australia to Europe. What would it be like if this were real?? There were so many awesome ideas for the future, including phones implanted in their hands, magnetic cars and most ingenious… total recal!

  27. David Swain

    September 19, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    I really liked Children of Men. With everything that is happening in this world today, this could actually happen. I’m not much on the movies with aliens and stuff like that, but this was really good.

  28. Amanda Teeter

    September 21, 2012 at 7:26 am

    I would say that my favorite futuristic film is probably Equilibrium. I found it really interesting to consider a world without emotion, how many things would lose value, how many things would become obsolete, and the implications of being an emotionless human being. The movie considers all of this so strongly in a way that is reminiscent of Orwell’s 1984 but in a different direction, I loved how it was a simple plot that was easy to understand, you didn’t have to work hard to follow it, and yet they came out with some really insightful ideas to consider after the movie was over. It makes you wonder whether having an emotionless society would be worth more since it would be more controlled and less chaotic, or would it just not be even worth living in? It makes you wonder about the value of beautiful music, of companionship, it gives you insight into your identity as a human. I loved that.

  29. Tawana Gates

    September 21, 2012 at 10:37 am

    My favorite Sci-Fi movie is Alien – all of them. I loved Sigourney Weaver in these movies. There were great special effects and the movies kept you on the edge of your seat pretty much the whole movie.

  30. Jason Schroeder

    September 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    SUPER 8! Definitely the funniest and most heartfelt sci-fi film since E.T. J J Abrams knocks it out of the park in Super 8. Not only does it have the element of mystery as the monster terrorizing the town is slowly revealed, but the human characters make you care about everything going on around the alien. Some great performances by young and old cast alike, Super 8 rocks!

  31. Jason Windler

    September 21, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Terminator – because it shows how Cyborgs could take over in the future. I also like how they try to change the future by going back in time.

  32. Barbara Witte

    September 23, 2012 at 9:15 am

    I recently rewatched the film “Stargate”. It had so much more to it then I had remembered. The notion that our civilization could have spread to other galaxys. How it differed and yet how similar the lives of those people were to our history. Yet I found it ended in an inspiring way, leaving us with hope.

  33. Scott Gianino

    September 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Inception was terrific. It made you think and had cool effects. Which I guess the matrix did also but with inception they haven’t made two horrible sequels to ruin the franchise yet.

  34. Mary Jane

    September 23, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    My favorite futuristic film is Total Recall – because in the future we are to have these extravacant cars and amazing robots to help us.

  35. Bob Heuckeroth

    September 24, 2012 at 6:31 am

    My favorite is the return of the Jedi. It’s a much darker movie than the other Star Wars movies. The battle lines between good and evil are clearly defined here and there’s a real tension throughout the movie.

  36. Kim Klick

    September 24, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    The Back to the Future movies. There are so much fun. Thinking back to the times they were made and how we are living in those “future” times now and have none of the things they thought we would. Flying cars, etc.

  37. Steven Hill

    September 25, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    My favorite futuristic film is Star Wars. I chose Star Wars because it is a classic and most everyone has seen it or talked about it in their life. My son is 5 years old and knew about Star Wars without ever seeing the movie or hearing me talk about it. It is more than a film it is has become something much greater.

  38. Tyler Samples

    September 25, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I would have to go with Minority Report, it seems so futuristic but also completely possible in a way..

  39. Nancy Kenney

    September 26, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Definitey Alien … I recently watched it again. Sigourney Weaver was awesome

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