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Chris Cornell and Steve Carell Are Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Yesterday, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World opened in theaters nationwide. The movie stars Steve Carell and Keira Knightley (in a rare non-period piece) as two people looking to make the most of their last days on Earth.

You see, an asteroid is going to hit Earth and destroy the planet, because for some reason NASA doesn’t have any oil drillers handy to blow it up (where the hell are you when we need you, Bruce Willis?). Carell, I imagine, is a 40-plus-year-old guy still trying to lose his virginity before the world ends. As for Knightley, she’s just glad she doesn’t have to spend her last few days wearing a corset.

If the title of the movie sounds familiar, that’s because it is. It is taken from a line in the Chris Cornell song “Preaching the End of the World,” off his criminally underrated solo debut Euphoria Morning. Here’s hoping the film is better than the last movie named after a Chris Cornell song. The 1996 romantic comedy Feeling Minnesota, starring Keanu Reeves and Cameron Diaz, was named after a line in the Soundgarden song “Outshined.”

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  1. smacky
    May 9, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I’m glad someone besides me realized this.
    It’s almost criminal that the song wasn’t included in the soundtrack.

    • May 11, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      Yeah, that’s surprising. I wonder if they asked him and he said no. Of course, he’s had his music in a few soundtracks, so that doesn’t seem likely either.

  2. Dave Iversob
    July 5, 2013 at 4:02 am

    Haven’t seen the movie but dig Carrell but more importantly agree the Euphoria Morning was an epic alb that did not seem to receive the accolades it deserved.

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