Edge of Tomorrow

Posted: September 29, 2014 in Movies
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Good Morning

Did you all have a good weekend? Do anything exciting? Ours consisted of playing games with friends. Well, correction game. Most of them were so drunk that it took probably twice as long to do things, mostly because they kept cracking up. Yup, it was a good weekend.



Movie Monday

I will admit it, I wasn’t excited about watching this movie. It looks like a standard Tom Cruise movie. Essentially he is the same character, and truth be told it is the same kind of Tom Cruise movie. The only difference, its an awesome story.

Edge of Tomorrow

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I went into this not knowing really anything about it. I don’t recall seeing the trailer before we watched it. So, I didn’t know about the whole LIVE.DIE.REPEAT thing. So the first time he “repeats” I assumed he was dreaming. Thank goodness they didn’t go with that storyline. Would have been really bad. lol

I liked that Tom Cruise didn’t at least initially play his normal arrogant character. Emily Blunt did amazing and I love that she wasn’t just a character that stood on the sidelines. She was the ass kicker of the war, and thats awesome. I for one don’t enjoy whimpy, whinny, girl characters. Yes I am referring to Bella. Moving on…

His List

  1. Its adapted from Manga.
  2. Tom Cruise
  3. Emily Blunt
  4. Not a prequel, sequel, or franchise
  5. It’s Good

As I stated before I am not a big fan of Tom Cruise. He has had good movies, and yes his movies do tend to be popular. I would say some of them are overrated. I am mainly thinking of “War of the Worlds”. I think Matthew likes it, I find it to simply be mediocre. Which, is what I went into this movie thinking, that’s probably why I thought it was good, because I expected it to be crap. So go into the movie thinking it will be crap. Although, I guess that didn’t really work with “The Happening”, we expected crap and got crap.

4/5

Check it out! If you do/have let us know what you thought in the comments section.

I had no idea it was adapted from a Manga. I have been thinking about trying manga, this makes me want to try it even more.


Trailers

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Randomness

If you haven’t caught on yet, I love learning/ reading about new things. While searching for todays movie facts, I came across a “fact” about “A Nightmare on Elm Street”. Surprisingly it was loosely based on a true story. Below is the article from 2012 by movie.com.

In a fun and intriguing piece over at Flavorwire, Alison Nastasi (who also contributes here) writes about the weird and often puzzling true stories behind some unlikely horror movies. On the surface many of these films seem like they were completely made up, but ideas quite often come from somewhere, and in the case of these horror movies, that somewhere is kinda freaky.

Take, for example, the source of A Nightmare on Elm Street. While there wasn’t a real-life Freddy Krueger who terrorized the children of a town who burned him alive while they slept, according to Wes Craven he was inspired by a very real story about seemingly young, healthy people who were mysteriously dying in their sleep. Alison points to a 2008 interview with Craven where he tells the story in full.

โ€œIt was a series of articles in the L.A. Times, about men from South East Asia, who were from immigrant families and who had died in the middle of nightmares โ€” and the paper never correlated them, never said, โ€˜Hey, weโ€™ve had another story like this.โ€™ The third one was the son of a physician. He was about 21; Iโ€™ve subsequently found out this is a phenomenon in Laos, Cambodia. Everybody in his family said almost exactly these lines: โ€˜You must sleep.โ€™ He said, โ€˜No, you donโ€™t understand; Iโ€™ve had nightmares before โ€” this is different.โ€™

He was given sleeping pills and told to take them and supposedly did, but he stayed up. I forget what the total days he stayed up was, but it was a phenomenal amount โ€” something like six, seven days. Finally, he was watching television with the family, fell asleep on the couch, and everybody said, โ€˜Thank god.โ€™ They literally carried him upstairs to bed; he was completely exhausted. Everybody went to bed, thinking it was all over. In the middle of the night, they heard screams and crashing. They ran into the room, and by the time they got to him he was dead. They had an autopsy performed, and there was no heart attack; he just had died for unexplained reasons. They found in his closet a Mr. Coffee maker, full of hot coffee that he had used to keep awake, and they also found all his sleeping pills that they thought he had taken; he had spit them back out and hidden them. It struck me as such an incredibly dramatic story that I was intrigued by it for a year, at least, before I finally thought I should write something about this kind of situation.โ€

A little further digging reveals there’s a name for this odd condition and it’s called Sudden Unexpected Nocturnal Death Syndrome (or SUNDS). This website claims that more than a hundred Southeast Asian immigrants have died this way, in their sleep, when all were apparently healthy. The site also goes on to offer up one explanation from folklorist Shelley Adler, and this is what may have led Craven straight to the creation of Freddy Krueger.

“The medical folklorist Shelley Adler postulates that a supernormal nocturnal experience that is part of Hmong traditional beliefs can trigger the fatal syndrome. The experience is referred to as a ‘night-mare,’ not in the modern sense of a bad dream, but rather in its original denotation as the nocturnal visit of an evil being that threatens to press the very life out of its terrified victim.”

Yeah, we won’t have any trouble sleeping tonight.


Movie Stuff

George Lucas Signed Star Wars Anakin Skywalker Lightsaber PSA/DNA Rare!

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Scream Team Tee

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Keep calm national coffee

Its National Coffee Day!!!

Yum!! Go find your free coffee and have a great day!

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