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Ever wondered what it would be like to see yourself thirty years from now? Imagine having to terminate your future self in order to live? Where would you start? All is revealed in the latest sci-fi thriller Looper (2012).

Set in the year 2040, Joe (played coincidentally by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a hitman whose job is to terminate agents sent via time-travel by their employers from the year 2070. The job pays well, and Joe continues to advance in his 'lucrative' career. However, employers are slowly sending hitmen (a.k.a. 'loopers') their future selves in order to 'close the loop'. In an age where time-travel has been outlawed, this is seen as an inevitable end.

The day comes when Joe is sent his future self (played, not coincidentally, by Bruce Willis) and is ordered to terminate him. However, by the time Joe recognises his future self, he incapacitates him and escapes. His employers soon come after him, and Joe is forced on the run, with a mission to hunt his future self before they find him.

Hailed to be 'one of the best sci-fi movies of the year', and positive reviews all-round (including an unforeseen 100% fresh rating from leading movie review site Rotten Tomatoes), this new flick is set to be a crowd-pleaser. A movie which is 'a mixture of both retro and contemporary look, with a futuristic twist', Looper has been called 'a balancing act of sci-fi spectacle, unexpected romanticism, and inspired character work'. One thing that is known for sure, this movie is set to have many thrills, spills, and even a few surprises. And yes if you are expecting a face-off between Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, you won't be disappointed.

So grab your fellow sci-fi fans and head to your local cinema for the screening of Looper. For more information, please see the official website. In cinemas September 27.
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Why? It's hailed as one of the best sci-fi movies of the year
When: In cinemas September 27
Where: At your local cinema
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