CT Unwind: Relax with our weekly dose of trivia

CT Unwind: Relax with our weekly dose of trivia

Which wedding cake decorator turned international rock star is on his way to Dubai?

By Compiled By: Adam Zacharias

Published: Sat 28 Feb 2015, 9:50 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 7:27 PM

Movie Mania: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Using the time-loop made famous by Groundhog Day, this sci-fi spectacular combines alien invasion theatrics with some genuinely funny moments.

In the near future, humanity is fighting a losing war against a fearsome extraterrestrial race, known as Mimics. When cowardly public relations man Major William Cage (Cruise) is unexpectedly thrown into a disastrous battle in Northern France, a Mimic quickly kills him.

However, Cage wakes up again the previous morning and begins reliving the lead-up to his death – although nobody believes his story except Sergeant Rita Vrataski (Blunt).

Together, the duo attempt to harness Cage’s newfound powers to overcome the seemingly indestructible enemy and save mankind.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson

Celeb Trivia

Before joining Jared Leto’s prog-rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars as lead guitarist in 2003, Tomo Milicevic was a certified pastry chef specialising in wedding cake decorating.

The 35-year-old was born in war-torn Sarajevo and fled to the States with his family as a baby – where he was shot in the leg as a teenager while hanging outside his father’s Dunkin Donuts store in Michigan. The family later relocated to Los Angeles.

Tomo is also the younger brother of actress Ivana Milicevic. In the past 20 years, Ivana has racked up film and television credits including Casino Royale, Love Actually, Friends and American Dad.

Thirty Seconds to Mars recently announced their impending Dubai debut, at the World Trade Centre Arena on Friday, April 10.

Hozier & Sia: Love Connection

Two artists who'll be looking back at 2014 with pride are Hozier and Sia.

The Irish bluesman and the Australian pop singer recently competed at the Grammy Awards, where his Take Me to Church and her Chandelier were both ‘Song of the Year’ contenders.

So, if nothing else, they can talk about being robbed by Stay With Me balladeer Sam Smith.

Mole of the Emirates 

Overheard from conversations around Dubai this week…

> “I’m not sure he had two hats, but he did indiscriminately rap at people”

> “Literal or metaphorical cheese?”

> “I feel like the news man climbed into my brain and made the story of my dreams”

> “Chow-dare, chow-dare!”

Get rocky

Portuguese-born guitarist Andre Antunes has been wowing the internet of late with his rendition of Daft Punk’s Get Lucky in the style of 10 legendary rock axemen.

In the three-minute clip, Antunes performs assorted solos over the track – perfectly imitating the likes of Steve Vai, Kurt Cobain, Brian May and Tom Morello.

To see the clip, visit www.youtube.com and type ‘Andre Antunes Get Lucky’ into the search box.

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