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Also at cinemas | Cruise's true nature is killing aliens

If you're going to die at the end of the day, just lean in already (Photo: SF-Film)

May 30, 2014

by Lawrence Shanahan

It doesn’t take a genius to see the Scientology parallels in Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow

The premise for the film is that Lt Col Bill Cage, played by Tom Cruise, is thrown into battle against an alien-invading force and killed within minutes, only to wake up at the start of the day getting ready for battle again. 

No matter how many times he goes into battle and gets killed by the aliens, he wakes up to do it all over again. 

So what does he do? He trains every day before battle until finally he is powerful enough to beat the aliens. 

The Church of Scientology believes that each ‘thetan’ (human spirit) has lived through countless lives before. 

Through re-experiencing traumatic events in order to overcome them, we can maximize our potential as human beings and return to our true nature. 

Apparently Cruise’s true nature is killing aliens. 

The Kicking and Screening Film Festival comes to Grand Teatret this week, from June 1-4. 

The festival kicks off on Sunday with Next Goal Wins, the story of the World Cup qualification campaign of American Samoa – who set the world record for the worst loss in international soccer back in 2001, losing 31-0 to Australia. 

Can Dutch coach Thomas Rongen turn this team around? You probably already know the answer to that one by now – no – but the film earned an 8.4 on IMDB. 

On Friday at 9:30pm at Cinematek, you can catch Stanley Kubrick’s Fear and Desire

Though Kubrick wasn’t proud of this war drama – even going to lengths to prevent it from being screened later in his career – pretty much everyone else agrees that it’s worth a watch.  

Gaspar Noé’s self-proclaimed ‘psychic melodrama’, Enter the Void, is just shy of three hours long and more or less follows the process of a drug-dealer dying as his consciousness leaves his body and flies over the streets of a neon-lit Tokyo. 

This one is playing at Cinematek on Saturday night at 9:15pm.

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