Friday, May 20, 2011

It's the End of the World...?

Last Night isn't about last night


I'm usually very on top of all things in the news but for some reason I haven't been with this. Apparently, the end of the world is starting it's progression on May 21st 2011 (yes, I really am going to talk about this) with "judgment day".

The first time I heard about this was just a few weeks ago from JP who seems to have know about this for a while. Everyone seems to have known about this for a while. Except me. I guess they don't talk about this stuff on the CBC. I need to listen to my morning radio show again (I haven't been because I have a new, upgraded, more enjoyable morning routine right now.) I guess. I need to broaden my news sources. Seriously. I can't believe I am so out of the loop on this stuff.

I've been trying to find information but I can't. Maybe I'm not trying hard enough? Why May the 21st? I realise it's "Armed Forces Day" on my calendar...

I just googled it again and found this site that states that it's all based on Christian Numerology. That's interesting.

So I guess what better way to ring in rapture than with a movie called Last Night. It’s about what is essentially supposed to happen tomorrow night, the last night of the world.  It asks one simple question: What would you do?

What’s great about this movie is that it isn’t an action flick with a hero trying to save the world.  Instead it focuses on a society that has essentially accepted that their lives will soon before, so they should cherish what precious hours they have left.  There’s never any mention of what is causing the apocalyptic events, but truth be told, it doesn’t even matter.  The character’s story lines vary from a couple who meet with only a few hours left, a man trying to have sex with as many people as possible and a troubled family saying their goodbyes.  I guess it’s like Love, Actually except they all die.

If you’re planning on spending Saturday night at home, I can’t recommend Last Night enough.  I’ve a done a little research and it might be difficult to track down, but just trust me and know that it is worth the little leg work you might have to do. It’s available on Amazon and probably at a Blockbuster…if you can find one that is still open.  Sadly, Netflix hasn’t picked up this movie yet, but they definitely should. Check out the trailer, if anything, it might give you a few ideas for Saturday night.


Last Night movie Trailer


So, now I ask you.... what would you do if the world were to end in 24 hours?

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