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The 10 Best "Last Man On Earth" Movies

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • April 18, 2013 2:05 PM
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In this weekend's slick, sleekly-realized "Oblivion," Tom Cruise stars as a technician in charge of a decayed radioactive wasteland version of Earth. (Short version: moon was destroyed by alien somethings; shit got fucked up.) Sure, this is a post-apocalyptic vision (one soundtracked by a propulsive M83 score), but it also falls into the more niche category of the "last man on earth" sub-genre, one that will quickly get another entry in the form of Will Smith's "After Earth" (opening later this summer). In something of the spirit of the lone, lonely survivor who wants to collect around him his favorite things, we've foregone the apocalyptic event and started a small collection of our own -- our favorite "last man on earth" movies.

'Oblivion' Director Joseph Kosinski Talks In-Camera Effects, Mies Van Der Rohe & M83's Longtime Influence

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 16, 2013 7:00 PM
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It's difficult to determine the more nerve-wracking scenario for director Joseph Kosinski: Helming a much-anticipated sequel to "Tron" for Disney as his first feature, or following it up with an original, $120 million sci-fi concept with Tom Cruise in the lead. The movie, about the last man on Earth whose life is forever changed when spaceship containing a mysterious woman crash lands, launching him into an unexpected adventure, has already opened overseas to big audiences.

Check Out Mondo's Illustrated Gatefold Vinyl 2xLP For M83's 'Oblivion' Soundtrack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 12, 2013 9:41 AM
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"Tron: Legacy" director Joseph Kosinski's "Oblivion" has nearly landed, but the early word is out on the Tom Cruise starring sci-fi action flick. Our review is somewhere in the middle, not quite wholly taken with the effort, but certainly impressed by the spectacle on display. And perhaps one reason to buy a ticket besides the top notch special effects work, is a chance to hear M83 in surround sound.

Contest: Win An 'Oblivion' Prize Pack Including Mondo Vinyl Edition Of M83's Soundtrack, Signed Poster & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2013 5:44 PM
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Maybe it's because the weather is getting warmer or perhaps it seems like summer is just around the corner, but next week's "Oblivion" seems to be either a kickstart to the summer movie season or a big finale to the spring slate. Either way, it's bringing the business with Tom Cruise as the last man on Earth, in a film by "Tron: Legacy" director Joseph Kosinski all powered by a score from M83. And today, we have a helluva prize pack that any fan of the musician is really going to want to get their hands on.

Review: Tom Cruise Vehicle 'Oblivion' Is A Mostly Involving, Visually Spectacular Sci-Fi Epic

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 10, 2013 12:31 PM
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Only a few years ago, big sci-fi action spectacles were confined pretty much to the summer months. But now, the season has crept out to the extent that it essentially lasts from the middle of February (see the release of "A Good Day To Die Hard" this year) to... pretty much the rest of the year, with barely a few weeks going by without a major tent-pole arriving. Even the once-barren month of April isn't safe anymore, with the arrival of "Oblivion," an expensive, visually lavish sci-fi picture top-lined by megastar Tom Cruise.

10 Must-See Films To Watch This April

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 5, 2013 11:47 AM
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As the weather starts to warm and the flowers bloom, so too does the movie slate become increasingly more promising, with a whole host of springtime movies that will surely thaw the snowy remnants of winter. After a surprisingly robust March that saw the likes of “The Place Beyond the Pines” and “Spring Breakers,” April has even more killer selections to make your spring that much warmer.

Listen: Stream M83's Complete Soundtrack To 'Oblivion'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2013 11:09 AM
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Even though it's Thursday, the weekend still feels far away, and you might need something to power you through to the end of the week. Well, how about a full album's worth of music by M83? Yeah, we thought that might help.

Watch: Tom Cruise Gets Attacked & Interrogated In 4 Clips From 'Oblivion'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2013 9:45 AM
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Will Jack Harper fare better than "Jack Reacher"? That's the question as Tom Cruise continues his post-'Ghost Protocol' resurgence with "Oblivion" this month, getting some help in the spectacle department from "Tron: Legacy" director Joseph Kosinski. And after a series of trailers, which have actually gotten more intriguing as they've arrived, four clips are here to help you decide whether or not to purchase a ticket.

Batch Of New Pics & Featurettes Take You Into Tom Cruise's 'Oblivion'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 28, 2013 10:23 AM
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Tom Cruise, Oblivion
Whatever your feelings are about “Oblivion,” it must be nice to know it’s finally coming out in a few weeks. Doesn’t it feel like trailers for “Oblivion” have been in theaters for a long time now? Tom Cruise reminiscing about the last great Super Bowl on Earth, Morgan Freeman lighting up a cigar, telling Cruise what’s “really going on” etc. Come to think of it, are we sure the movie hasn’t been released already?

Listen: M83's Title Track From The 'Oblivion' Soundtrack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2013 4:04 PM
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While we still have to wait to see if Tom Cruise's "Oblivion" will give an early start to the spring/summer blockbuster season, we do know one thing: the movie will definitely at least sound epic. M83's Anthony Gonzalez has provided the sonic backdrop for Joseph Konsinski's latest sci-fi adventurse, and yes, it sounds pretty much like you thought it would.
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