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‘Looper’ messes with your head

This audacious time travel brain-twister features Joseph Gordon-Levitt as an assassin killing victims from the future and Bruce Willis as his older self.


Take 2: Looper

Wesley Morris and Ty Burr discuss the time travel movie “Looper” in this edition of Take 2.

Movie Review

// ‘Wallflower’ blooms on the big screen

The movie adaptation of the book “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a moving, if visually drab, portrait of unhappy teens finding sustenance in each other.

Ben Cherington

Red Sox Notebook

Red Sox GM clarifies comment on ‘manager search’

Ben Cherington said he did not mean to suggest in a radio interview that Bobby Valentine’s firing was imminent.

// With return of refs, Patriots ready to ‘just play ball’

Some players were tight-lipped about the return of the “real” referees, but others said they were glad to see the dispute resolved.

Latest news


State economic growth slowing, report finds

The Massachusetts economy, which had been growing faster than the national average, is slowing because of a combination of national and global problems.

John Silber, pictured in 1999 in his office at Boston University.

Former BU president John Silber dies at 86

Silber, who spent a tempestuous quarter-century as president of Boston University, and in 1990 came within 77,000 votes of becoming Massachusetts governor, died this morning.

Tierney, Tisei face off in first debate

Republican challenger Richard Tisei said he could work with Democrats, but Democratic US Representative John Tierney scoffed at that assertion.


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Television Review

Scott Speedman (left) and Andre Braugher in a scene from the new series “Last Resort.”

‘Last Resort’: Paranoia below the sea

ABC’s fascinating new series starring Andre Braugher is about a US nuclear-missile submarine that goes rogue after getting orders to bomb Pakistan.