Looper

The neighbourhood Pixar voice-dubber alleges that Looper – an amusing dash through time-travel clichés – was going to be released in Spain as Lúpula, because it’s about hops.

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Sorry man, I was yust yoking – there’s been a lack of crap bilingual puns here recently.

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