Everything We Know About A Quiet Place: Part II

Emily Blunt and Millicent Simmonds in A Quiet Place (2018).
Emily Blunt and Millicent Simmonds in A Quiet Place (2018).
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Though precious little has been confirmed about the plot of the follow-up to John Krasinski’s epic horror film A Quiet Place (2018), it’ll delve further into the post-apocalyptic world where the Abbott family must fight to stay off the radar of extraterrestrial creatures that devour anyone who makes a sound.

Directed by: John Krasinski
Written by: John Krasinski
Starring: Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Djimon Hounsou, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

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Movie Facts

  • Since Emily Blunt and her on-screen children Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe are returning for Part II, we can assume the plot will feature the Abbotts, the same family from the first film.
  • Having said that, there’s a good chance we’ll also get to find out how others fare in the monster-infested world. “This world is so rich, and it’s so much fun to explore,” Krasinski said in an interview. “There are so many different things to see now. Everyone else in the world is experiencing this, so I’m curious to see what that looks like from another perspective.”
  • Peaky Blinders’ Cillian Murphy will star in the sequel as “a man with mysterious intentions who joins the family unit,” according to Digital Spy. Krasinski gushed about working with Murphy: “I’m still in mourning that our time has ended together as co-workers. He is, without a doubt, one of the greatest actors and people I’ve ever worked with,” Krasinski told JOE. “He is an incredibly special, special person.”
  • MCU star Djimon Hounsou stepped in to replace Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry, who left the project due to scheduling issues.
  • Krasinski confirmed that filming had wrapped on the sequel in an Instagram post from September 25. Like the first movie, it was mainly shot outside Buffalo, New York.

Paramount Pictures will release A Quiet Place: Part II in theaters on March 20, 2020.

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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The Longest Movie Ever Made Would Take You More Than 35 Days to Watch Straight Through

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Nishant Kirar, Unsplash

A typical movie lasts between 90 minutes and two hours, and for some viewers, any film that exceeds that window is "long." But the longest film you've ever seen likely has nothing on Logistics—a record-breaking project released in Sweden in 2012. Clocking in at a total runtime of 35 days and 17 hours, Logistics is by far the longest movie ever made.

Logistics isn't your standard Hollywood epic. Conceived and directed by Swedish filmmakers Erika Magnusson and Daniel Andersson, it's an experimental film that lacks any conventional structure. The concept started with the question: Where do all the gadgets come from? Magnusson and Andersson attempted to answer that question by following the life cycle of a pedometer.

The story begins at a store in Stockholm, where the item is sold, then moves backwards to chronicle its journey to consumers. Logistics takes viewers on a truck, a freight train, a massive container ship, and finally to a factory in China's Bao'an district. The trip unfolds in real time, so audiences get an accurate sense of the time and distance required to deliver gadgets to the people who use them on the other side of the world.

Many people would have trouble sitting through some of the longest conventional films in history. Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet (1996) lasts 242 minutes, and Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Cleopatra (1963) is a whopping 248 minutes long. But sitting down to watch all 857 hours of Logistics straight through is nearly physically impossible.

Fortunately, it's not the only way to enjoy this work of art. On the project's website, Logistics has been broken down into short, two-minute clips—one for each day of the journey. You can watch the abridged version of the epic experiment here.