Claremore Daily Progress

Community News

June 9, 2014

REVIEW: ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ in Claremore

CLAREMORE —

Like so many Hollywood superstars, Tom Cruise doesn’t die usually in his movies.
For this reason, “Edge of Tomorrow” (in which he dies early and several times) is both a novelty, and a surprisingly satisfying piece of sci-fi entertainment,
Directed by Doug Liman (who also helmed “The Bourne Identity”), “Edge of Tomorrow” sees Cruise as Maj. William Cage, a U.S. Army spokesman with no zero experience, but who finds himself storming the beach with the infantry in a D-Day-like battle against an onslaught of alien invaders. 
These ferocious (although CGI) creatures, are all tentacles and snarls, called Mimics for their ability to adapt to mankind’s defenses (one character aptly describes them as “perfectly evolved world-conquering organisms”) which gives them the edge, and why so far, they’re winning the ward against the less-able-to-adapt humans. 
When Cage is killed by one, however, he wakes up back at the base, and his day starts over, exactly as before. 
He dies again, he wakes up again, and the cycle repeats itself. This happens over and over — yes, it’s like that other reliving the same day again and again movie, but at least Cage doesn’t wake up to Sonny & Cher singing “I Got You, Babe” every day.
Stuck in a bizarre time loop and unable to convince anyone it’s happening, Cage soon teams up with Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt), a tough Special Forces soldier.
She believes Cage about the time loop because the same thing happened to her for a while (although, for lack of a better way of putting it, she got better.) 
Having perfected her own battle skills during her loop experience, she trains Cage to fight, taking advantage of the temporal disruption by having him practice against Mimic simulators that can kill him, then starting over when they do. 

Text Only
Community News
  • OHCE state meeting Oowala OHCE Group attends state conference in Norman

    The 79th Annual State Conference of Oklahoma Home and Community Education was held at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Norman, Okla. on July 13-15, 2014.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Child abuse awareness Timms brings child abuse awareness to Claremore
    Rodney Timms, a child abuse survivor, will visit the Rogers County Courthouse at 2 p.m. Wednesday as part of his 77 county tour.
     

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Silent Auction Saturday at First Presbyterian Church Claremore

    First Presbyterian Church Claremore will host a Silent Auction from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 19.
    All items remaining in the two houses on 5th Street —105 and 109 E. 5th Street — will be auctioned off, among them, light fixtures, doors, cabinets, shelving, flooring, and more.

    July 18, 2014

  • American Red Cross offers volunteer opportunities

     Disasters don’t take summer vacations. American Red Cross volunteers are needed year round to help those struggling with the loss of their homes and belongings because of disaster.

    July 17, 2014

  • Paula Deen Keen on Deen

    Two weeks ago, Claremore resident Susan Hammett-Krackov took her daughter, Robin Baldwin, on a Mother’s Day excursion to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., to meet celebrity chef Paula Deen. 

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Zebra band kicks off summer practice
    A new school year is approaching, and for the Claremore High School Band, that means summer rehearsals.
     

    July 8, 2014

  • Hazel Mooney celebrates 100 years

    Hazel Mooney, a Claremore resident at The Brookfield, is celebrating her 100th birthday party this week.

    July 4, 2014

  • Willis Dr. Willis honored as a ‘Woman of Inspiration’

    Rogers State University’s Dr. Susan Willis was recognized as a Woman of Inspiration for serving her community with relentless dedication and passion while impacting the lives of area youth and community members.

    July 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • U Pick Them Berry picking on the 4th

    Sandra Patterson has her home on land that has been passed down in her family for over 100 years. In 2009 she and her husband, David, decided to do something with all of their acreage.  

    July 2, 2014 2 Photos

  • Edwards-Matheson named new Red Cross Advisory Board Chair

    Misty Edwards-Matheson is the new Advisory Board Chair for the Rogers/Mayes/Wagoner County Service Center of the American Red Cross.

    July 1, 2014