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Rebranding Edge of Tomorrow to Live. Die. Repeat.

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Edge of Tomorrow was received with unanimous praise yet not so encouraging box office numbers. Some believed it to be the title and others believed it to be the marketing in general. It looks like Warner Brothers is fully embracing the name change, which they also started during it’s theatrical run but not soon enough, by completely changing it on the Blu Ray release.

On the cover the words “Live. Die. Repeat” are shown taking up the entirety of the cover while at the bottom it reads “Cruise/Blunt/EdgeofTomorrow”. iTunes seems to be embracing it just as much by releasing it as Live. Die. Repeat./Edge of Tomorrow.

To me it seems completely weird to all of the sudden change the name to something completely different. It didn’t have the best of titles originally but instead of naming it that they should have called Live. Die. Repeat. the entire time because it works well with the movie and describing whats going on without giving anything away. I liked this movie better than other movies this summer, simply for it originality and not some boring sequel that doesn’t impress. The new title is interesting but the time and place that it changed is much more interesting than the announcement of the Blu Ray.

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Nightcrawler Trailer

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Here is another film that is set to make it’s debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. Jake Gyllenhaal isn’t a stranger of the festival as of late, both Prisoners and Enemy premiered there last year to praise for both of his performances and the vision of the director Denis Villeneuve. Nightcrawler seems to be banking on the very weird style and interesting storyline. I don’t expect this to be an award contender but it is certainly one of my most anticipated films of the year.

Lou Bloom, a driven young man who discovers the nocturnal world of L.A. crime journalism. Joining a group of freelance camera crews who film marketable mayhem, Lou makes his own place at the table, aided by Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news. Blurring the line between observer and perpetrator, Lou finds his calling in a murderous world reduced to transactions.

Directed by Dan Gilroy. Starring Jake GyllenhaalBill PaxtonRene RussoRiz AhmedEric Lange, and Jonny Coyne. Produced by Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony Gilroy and distributed by Open Roads Production.