• Brandon Torres

    Brandon Torres

    Class of 2014
    Howard Lake, MN
    Psychology (OT intended)

    Brandon's Bio:
    My major is on the left, but it’s taken me six major changes, two minor changes and three graduate-track changes to get there. I’m from a small farming town west of the Twin Cities and came to Duluth for the city and stayed for the school. I work at the Burns Wellness Center at the front desk and have pretty much the best job in the world. I like to take any opportunity thrown at me, and since coming here I’ve been thrown plenty. Life’s an adventure, and so is CSS!

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    Aurora, CO
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    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

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    Minneapolis, MN
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    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
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    Bogotá, Colombia
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    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

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    Saint Paul, MN
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    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

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    Apple Valley, MN

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

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    Mumbai, India
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    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

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    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

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    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

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    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

Looper: Review

The film is set in the not-so-distant future, (2044), and the premise is that in 2074 mobsters will use time travel to dispose of perpetrators from the future. The persons who dispose of these perps are hired guns known as ‘Loopers.’ Basically the rest of the movie entails Bruce Willis running around being his typical Bruce Willis-type character and Joseph Gordon-Levitt doing the same thing… running around being Bruce Willis.

I’ll explain. In today’s day and age, computer-generated imagery (CGI) is an accepted and anticipated art form in modern film. However, in Looper, the director, Rian Johnson takes this to a whole. ‘nother. level. When I say Joseph Gordon-Levitt runs around being Bruce Willis, I’m actually speaking more truth than you would initially think. CGI is used to actually modify Gordon-Levitt’s face to make him look more like Bruce Willis, who appears later in the film. I can describe this choice in one word: CREEPYASHELL. Seriously. I will give the artists credit for doing a good job on every other aspect of CGI rendering apart from this, as the dark noir design gave you a realistic enough vision of a very American distopic city.

The plot certainly makes this film a mind-bender, keeping you guessing all the while. When compared to a mind-bending masterpiece like Inception, this film doesn’t match it. That said, it does keep the viewer guessing all the while, and the surprise ending is drawn out until the very last moments when the whole movie comes together. Still unconvinced? I’ve linked the trailer below so you can judge for yourself whether or not this film sparks your interest.

Overall, if I were to gauge looper on a scale from ‘run to the theatre now!’ to ‘read a book instead’ This film would definitely be ‘wait ’til it hits Netflix.’

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