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Time is money, as your boss chuckles. But what if time ACTUALLY WAS OUR CURRENCY??? Ohhhhhh nooooo! I hope you weren't stoned when were reading that shit! Anyway, that's the conceit behind Andrew Niccol's latest, In Time, which proposes a future wherein humans live until 25, stop aging, and then must work to earn more years of life--both to live and spend on coffee and things. In this strange future world, Justin Timberlake is shockingly not the rich star of the just-released romantic-comedy Friends with Benefits; he's a working-class guy just scraping by enough to buy a coffee and live another day. But that all changes one day when the guy from USA's White Collar donates his millions of life-dollars to JT and jumps off a bridge, making Sexyback both life-rich and a prime suspect in a possible homicide. Yikes! Then Timberlake teaches us some important lessons about the problems immortality, the class war, and how to make pretty generic thriller seem like a Philip K. Dick story with the addition of a simple sci-fi gimmick. You'll have to learn those lessons yourself, though, with this trailer:

So, In Time and The Adjustment Bureau share not just dressed up dudes yanking a woman around by the hand but also the inclusion of a jerk from Mad Men?

  • July 20, 2011
    Did The Adjustment Bureau not have enough dressed-up-man-running-with-distressed-beautiful-woman-in-his-hand moments for you? You're in luck: It turns out Andrew Niccol's In Time is basically just that, too! Here's a first look at the film--formerly given the intolerable title ... / Continue →
  • August 9, 2010
    Andrew Niccol's incredibly stupidly-titled I'm.mortal will soon have the Scarecrow in its cast, everyone. THR says Cillian Murphy has joined Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake in the Logan's Run-like sci-fi commentary/Alpha Dog reunion: The story is set in the not-too-dista... / Continue →
  • July 13, 2010
    Writer/director Andrew Niccol, who previously showed off his deftness with title wordplay with S1m0ne (binary + ladyname!) and Gattaca (DNA nitrogenous base initials!), has announced his latest not-so-subtle film title: I'm.mortal. GET IT? Variety is reporting Amanda Seyfried w... / Continue →
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