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5 Films You Can See if You Wish to Live For a Very Long Time

Homo Sapiens cannot live 211 years like Bowhead Whales. Mere mortals are always trying to cheat death with medicine and robotics. Are we playing God or are we damned?

By Alejandro Guillú MendozaPublished 7 years ago 9 min read
Photo courtesy of Stacy Spensley.

This is the third article in an ongoing series about films you should watch if you are interested in immortality.

You should read the first and second articles first if you haven't read them yet before you go any further.

Michael Sacks was nominated for a Golden Globe in the Most Promising Newcomer - Male category back in 1973 for his work in this anti-war science fiction film.

The satirical novel Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death was written by Kurt Vonnegut and originally published in 1969 by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Dell Publishing, which was founded in 1921 by George T. Delacorte, Junior with only $10,000 and two employees.

If you have at least two employees and a checkbook with at least $134,182.02 and you wish to start your own publishing house then let me know and maybe you can publish one of my books.

Kurt Vonnegut was actually present during the Dresden bombing.

Today, Dell Publishing is a subsidiary of Penguin Random House. (NYSE: PSO)

You can download this book to your Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) Kindle right now if you are a kindle unlimited subscriber.

"you'll either love it, or push it back in the science-fiction corner." -The New York Times (NYSE: NYT) back in 1969.

The novel was nominated for a Nebula Award and also for a Hugo Award.

The novel is currently one of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th century in the English language according to book publisher Modern Library, a very respected company founded back in 1917.

The novel is currently one of the All-TIME 100 Novels according to Time magazine, a very respected company founded back in 1923.

Do yourself a favor and invest $9.99 each month developing your brain. There has to be a book or at least a magazine you want to read out there. Books are your friends. If you don't know which book to read then keep visiting this website and I will write a few articles about good books to read as soon as possible.

Most people still think that the victims of the holocaust were exclusively the Jewish people.

In fact, there were many demographic groups on the Führer's list.

Homosexuals were one of these demographic groups. This is the first book where this oppressed demographic group was acknowledged. They are called fairies in this novel.

If you happen to be gay then you have the obligation to visit your local public library and make sure this book and film are in stock so you can prevent the next genocide.

Clearly, the Pentagon was too busy back on April 7, 1994.

Only you and the rest of the LGBT community in association with the Africans, the Asians, the Mexicans and other traditionally oppressed demographic groups can protect all of us.

You can build bridges or you can build walls.

Choose wisely.

Universal Pictures, a subsidiary of Comcast (NYSE: CMCSA, CMCSK) released this film back in 1972.

This is one of the 1001 movies you must see before you die according to Ian Haydn Smith and Steven Jay Schneider.

If you are young and you love movies and you are only going to buy one book this year then I strongly suggest you buy this book. Your life will improve in a lot of positive ways.

You can also download it to your Amazon Kindle and take it everywhere with you.

Groundhog Day is currently one of the Top Rated Movies with a rating of 8.1 according to IMDB.

Groundhog Day is currently one of the greatest films ever made with a certified fresh rating of 96% according to RT.

Academy Award nominee Bill Murray, three-time Golden Globe nominee Andie MacDowell, and four-time Emmy Award winner Chris Elliott star in this 1993 fantasy-comedy film directed and produced by Harold Ramis with a budget of only $14.6 million.

The film was a huge financial success with more than $70 million in North American ticket sales.

Three-time Emmy Award nominee Brian Doyle-Murray is Bill Murray's brother and he also makes an appearance in this film as Buster.

If you are making a comedy film with a Golden Globe nominee and you need an oldtimer in a supporting role then he is your guy.

In 2006, this film was selected to be preserved indefinitely in the Library of Congress which means a future generation of human beings running away from Skynet in a spaceship will take the Blu-Ray Disc with them.

Three-time Academy Award nominee Tom Cruise, Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt, four-time Golden Globe nominee Bill Paxton, and three-time Golden Globe nominee Brendan Gleeson star in this science fiction film made with a massive budget of $170 million.

The film was a financial success with global sales of more than $370 million.

Academy Award winner Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth wrote the screenplay based on the 2004 book オール・ユー・ニード・イズ・キル written by 桜坂 洋.

If you don't speak Japanese then you can still acquire the English language version of the novel All You Need Is Kill written by Hiroshi Sakurazaka on Amazon.

Doug Liman is the director.

Erwin Stoff, Tom Lassally, Emmy Award winner Jeffrey Silver, Emmy Award winner Gregory Jacobs, and Jason Hoffs are the producers.

Tom Lassally has been nominated three times for an Emmy Award for three consecutive years in the Outstanding Comedy Series category for his hard work in the television show Silicon Valley

He is one of the executive producers of this very funny television show.

The fourth season is coming next year. If are not an HBO subscriber then I strongly suggest you become one for only $14.99 each month as soon as possible.

If you watch at least one episode of a television show every day for at least two weeks of each month then you are paying only $1.00 per episode. That's a very good deal.

If you are retired then you can simply watch it daily and enjoy a lot of television shows and films for only a few cents daily.

Edge of Tomorrow is currently one of the greatest films ever made with a certified fresh rating of 91% according to RT.

Director Doug Liman and screenwriters Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth worked together in Fair Game, another certified fresh movie.

If you like spies and biographies then you are going to love this one.

Screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie and actor Tom Cruise worked together in Valkyrie, Jack Reacher and they are currently working together again in The Mummy coming this 2017 and Mission Impossible 6 coming this 2018.

Both of these films are good.

They also worked together in the film Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, currently one of the greatest films ever made with a certified fresh rating of 93% according to Rotten Tomatoes.

Christopher McQuarrie is not only the director of this great film, he also wrote the screenplay.

Director Doug Liman and actor Tom Cruise are working together again in the film American Made coming to a theater near you this September 29, 2017.

Screenwriters Christopher McQuarrie, Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse are writing the prequel to Edge of Tomorrow as we speak.

Tom Cruise is very busy right now playing the role of Ethan Hunt but he may find a hole in his calendar within the next three years to shoot the prequel to Edge of Tomorrow if we are lucky.

Doug Liman also directed the 2008 science fiction action 3D filmJumper made with a budget of $85 million.

The film was a massive financial success with more than $222 million in global ticket sales.

If you have been waiting for eight years for the sequel then maybe you should visit your local public library and borrow the bookReflex written by Steven Gould originally published in 2004 by Tor Books, the primary imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, a subsidiary of St. Martin's Press since 1987.

St. Matin's Press is an imprint of Macmillan Publishers of the United Kingdom founded in 1952, a subsidiary of the German Holtzbrinck Publishing Group since 1995.

After you finish the book Reflex, you should read the totally free short story Shade originally published in 2008.

After you finish the short storyShade, you should read the books Impulse and Exo originally published in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

If you have not seen the film Jumper yet then you should begin your journey with the novelGriffin's Story originally published in 2008 because it's a prequel to the film.

If you want to become a published author one day then you can learn from Steve Gould himself once a year.

All you need is a plane ticket to Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts and two or three grand.

Three-time Academy Award nominee Tom Cruise was married to Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman from 1990 until 2001.

Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman and two-time Golden Globe nominee Will Ferrell worked together in Bewitched.

Warner Bros. Pictures, a subsidiary of AT&T (NYSE: T) released this film back in 2014.

This 2009 psychological horror thriller film written and directed by Christopher Smith is one of the best films I have ever seen and if I could write him a $24 million check to back financially his next picture I would.

If you happen to be a wealthy individual with a net worth of at least $240 million then you should invite all your wealthy friends to your palace to watch this film and convince at least ten of them to give you a $2.4 million check so you can become an executive producer.

This guy is a genius and he should be working on a new film as soon as he finishes the film Detour.

This film was made with a modest budget of $12 million.

I cannot tell you anything about this film.

This is a masterpiece.

You have to see this film before you die and you have to ship a Blu-Ray Disc to each and every one of your children if they are old enough to watch psychological horror thriller films.

If you happen to live in Latin America and they don't have a DVD of this film at your local public library then let me know and I will ship this film to your Secretary of Education myself.

This film has to be in stock in every public library in the entire world, literally.

Right next to The Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather, and The Dark Knight.

This science fiction action thriller film produced, written and directed by Academy Award nominee Neill Blomkamp was made with $115 million and it was both well received by the critics and financially successful.

Simon Kinberg, one of the producers of this film was nominated in 2015 for an Academy Award in the category Best Motion Picture of the Year for his hard work in the film The Martian.

Elysium is a spaceship orbiting the Earth and if you are a wealthy individual then you can purchase a one-way ticket and live in a luxurious lifestyle for the rest of your life.

If you are poor then you are stuck on the third rock from the Sun.

This place is filled with hospitals with the best healthcare money can buy because they want to keep their loyal customers alive for as long as possible.

They literally sell you every product and service on the spaceship which means they have to make an effort to keep you in good health.

You cannot really buy any tennis balls if your leg is broken in three places or if you are trapped in a wheelchair.

There is only a very small number of wealthy individuals with enough cash in the world to actually contribute enough natural resources to build a self-sustainable spaceship.

You cannot simply replace a recently deceased billionaire with one thousand millionaires. You have to work a thousand times harder to generate exactly the same amount of money.

If you want to secure a spot for your grandchildren on the real world equivalent of Elysium then you should acquire a few shares in Medical Equipment and Supplies publicly-traded companies currently included on the Forbes 2000 list each time you collect a paycheck.

If anybody is going to invent a medical device in the distant future capable of curing every disease known to man then it's probably going to be Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) or Medtronic (NYSE: MDT)

You won't live long enough to see this medical device in your lifetime but if you systematically acquire a few shares occasionally and you hold them for the rest of your life or until I tell you to sell them then you may leave your descendants with millions.

We are not going to run out of sick people anytime soon and if somebody has to sell them band-aids and Neutrogena then it may as well be you.

FUN FACT: Band-aids were invented in 1920.

TriStar Pictures, a subsidiary of Sony (NYSE: SNE) released this film back in 2013.

Academy Award winner Matt Damon plays the role of Max.

Academy Award winner Matt Damon and three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg worked together in Saving Private Ryan.

Academy Award winner Matt Damon and two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington worked together in Courage Under Fire.

Academy Award winner Matt Damon and two-time Academy Award nominee Will Smith worked together inThe Legend of Bagger Vance.

If you like Academy Award winner Matt Damon then you are going to love The Talented Mr. Ripley.

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