Rated 3.0

Dateline: 2044. The mean streets of America are looking even more ghetto than they do in 2012. Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and his fellow Loopers are hit men, and their job is to show up in an isolated area and wait for a bound-and-hooded package to arrive from 30 years in the future, blow them away and pocket silver bars for their day’s work, which they generally spend on rocket cycles, drugs and hookers: The good life. Unfortunately, in the future there’s been a coup and the Loopers are increasingly finding themselves whacking their future selves for a severance package of gold bars. It’s not pretty how things are resolved when a Looper doesn’t “close the loop” as directed, so Joe should know better when his own future self (Bruce Willis) arrives, but he hesitates on the trigger and Old Joe promptly knocks Young Joe out and sets off to … Well, it’s kind of like the first Terminator, with all sorts of time-space continuum paradoxes and other nonsense that doesn’t really add up when looked back on, but is sort of neat while it’s happening. Cinemark 14 and Feather River Cinemas. Rated R.