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‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Reviews: Tom Cruise Kills It
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Posted on 06/04/2014 4:42:39 PM PDT by Perdogg

“Edge of Tomorrow” isn't expected to be the box office smash its $178 million budget suggests Warner Bros. hoped it would be, but at least audiences can expect one of the best big-budget movies in theaters this summer.

Critics love Tom Cruise's latest action film, which blends science fiction elements with a premise borrowed from classic Bill Murray comedy “Groundhog Day.” Like Murray, Cruise plays a man who is forced to “Live. Die. Repeat” for what must feel like an eternity, except instead of picking up women and causing trouble in a sleepy Pennsylvania town most famous for a rodent, Cruise must team up with a female war hero (Emily Blunt) to figure out how to stop an alien race from wiping out humanity.

(Excerpt) Read more at thewrap.com ...


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KEYWORDS: billpaxton; brendangleeson; dougliman; edgeoftomorrow; emilyblunt; sciencefiction; scifi; tomcruise
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1 posted on 06/04/2014 4:42:39 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: DollyCali; Perdogg; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; Mama_Bear; Jack Deth; ...

ping


2 posted on 06/04/2014 4:44:03 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

I don’t like Tom Cruise. When he’s on screen, the cameras make a point of making sure you only notice him and nothing else.


3 posted on 06/04/2014 4:45:51 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Perdogg

Already done - Rod Serling.

Never mind; color film and a big-name star are everything these days.


4 posted on 06/04/2014 4:46:06 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Perdogg
The Edge of Night plus Search For Tomorrow?
5 posted on 06/04/2014 4:46:15 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Perdogg

Sounds like dreck to me.


6 posted on 06/04/2014 4:46:41 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: Perdogg

I’ve decided to boycott all his movies because, frankly, he’s nuts.


7 posted on 06/04/2014 4:46:59 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Perdogg

Kills it good kills it, or kills it bad kills it?


8 posted on 06/04/2014 4:48:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Perdogg

$178 million? How much of that went to a few actors?

That’s crazy. I probably won’t see it in my lifetime, although it doesn’t look all that bad in the trailer.


9 posted on 06/04/2014 4:49:42 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Perdogg

Tom Cruise plays Master Chief? Die, spawn, fight, die, spawn, repeat until win.

At least there is a modicum of originality here, namely the aliens do the same type of thing.


10 posted on 06/04/2014 4:50:34 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Perdogg

How YouTube and the Internet Killed Tom Cruise, America’s Last Movie Star

http://www.villagevoice.com/2014-05-28/film/tom-cruise-on-oprah/full/


11 posted on 06/04/2014 4:51:38 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Perdogg; Impy; sickoflibs; NFHale; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj

Are you going to see this? I’ve kinda soured on Tom Cruise. He’s just weird.

I am looking forward to “Jersey Boys”. I love Frankie Valli (seem him twice) and the Four Seasons. Clint directed.


12 posted on 06/04/2014 4:51:51 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Khent is not stable... be advised...)
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To: Perdogg

Does anyone else feel like I do that special effects killed movies? Special effects just suck the life out of a great plot or story line.


13 posted on 06/04/2014 4:52:07 PM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: Steely Tom

You answered my question. I thought it sounded like a soap opera title.


14 posted on 06/04/2014 4:52:08 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Disharmonious & Unmutual)
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To: Perdogg

I’ll oppose the majority here and say that I think this movie is going to be awesome. Yeah, it’s Ground Hog Day and a bunch of other movies combined, but who doesn’t like some good action? I plan on seeing it when it comes out over here, which will be Friday.


15 posted on 06/04/2014 4:52:53 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Jonty30
imho, shoulda been cut in The Last Samurai

16 posted on 06/04/2014 4:53:24 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: real saxophonist

I always thought women liked tall dark and handsome. He’s only 1 for 3 (a tiny little man).


17 posted on 06/04/2014 4:53:46 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Bingo. Scientologists usually are—rather always are.
18 posted on 06/04/2014 4:54:03 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Jonty30

Well that would be the directors.......... direction wouldn’t it? Too many overblown egos all over the movie spectrum. It takes something really special for me to not only spend my very tight dollars, but to tolerate the rude buffoons that seem to think the theatre is their damn living room.


19 posted on 06/04/2014 4:57:42 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: bicyclerepair
I always thought women liked tall dark and handsome. He’s only 1 for 3 (a tiny little man).

Where women are concerned, "rich" trumps all three.

Plus four, five, six, and seven.

20 posted on 06/04/2014 4:58:36 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

My daughter and I saw the trailer when we went to see Spider Man and she’s excited to see the movie. I’m not a fan of violence but it looked like there was some humor and romance, too. We very, very rarely go to movies and don’t have cable tv, but my daughter loves the Marvel stuff and I’ve come to appreciate Stan Lee for his wisdom on life, love and the world.


21 posted on 06/04/2014 5:00:08 PM PDT by pops88 (Geek chick standing with Breitbart for truth)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I’ve seen the Jersey Boys show live, three times. I didn’t realize that they were making a movie version. Woo! Something to look forward to seeing. :-)


22 posted on 06/04/2014 5:00:28 PM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: Perdogg
You want nuts? Listen to this: Tom Cruise talks about his religion.
23 posted on 06/04/2014 5:01:00 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: piytar

So is his job trying to figure out how to stop the aliens who are doing the re-spawning thing?


24 posted on 06/04/2014 5:01:07 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Perdogg

Tom Cruise can be just fine in the right role - his last sci-fi film “Oblivion” was pretty good, I thought. Just my 2 cents.


25 posted on 06/04/2014 5:01:37 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: RikaStrom

How was the show? I take since you’ve seen it three times, you must like it.

Yes, Clint was announced as the director last year. Should be good!


26 posted on 06/04/2014 5:03:40 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Khent is not stable... be advised...)
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To: Fair Paul

It’s nothing new. I heard a discussion on the James Bond franchise years ago. There’s an inverse relationship between the quality of the script/plot/story, and the amount of special effects.


27 posted on 06/04/2014 5:04:02 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Perdogg

He’s nuts and so is his cult religion.


28 posted on 06/04/2014 5:11:58 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: GOPsterinMA

“...Are you going to see this?...”

Not in theater. I won’t pay the exorbitant $$$$ theater prices.

I’ll wait till it’s on cable. No biggie.


29 posted on 06/04/2014 5:12:48 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
frankly, he’s nuts.  photo 20050523-tows-tom-cruise-2-600x411.jpg I tend to agree.
30 posted on 06/04/2014 5:13:04 PM PDT by RetSignman
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To: Perdogg

I saw the previews of this yesterday when I saw the new X Men movie, which by the way is very good, and I thought it looked very interesting and will definitely go see it this weekend.


31 posted on 06/04/2014 5:15:30 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

It looks like it could be good. “Oblivion” was pretty good, too, if not a little predictable. I don’t mind Tom Cruise when he’s on the screen, but I wouldn’t leave him alone with my kids.


32 posted on 06/04/2014 5:15:51 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Calvin Locke

I guess you trade one for the other. I keep thinking of The Caine Mutiny, the scene where The Caine was in the storm looked like it was filmed in a bathtub, but what a great story. I’ll side with a great story or plot. If you consider the movie Jaws as having special effects (it was 1975), I’d say that was the right balance, it had both.


33 posted on 06/04/2014 5:18:41 PM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: NFHale

Me either. I will see “Jersey Boys” though.


34 posted on 06/04/2014 5:19:11 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Khent is not stable... be advised...)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I saw Jersey Boys in Vegas.

Highly recommend it!

My wife wanted to see it, I figured I woudn’t like it but went anyway. Best time I ever had. I was tapping my toes along with everybody else. If it’s still playing in Vegas when we go back there, we are going to see it again.


35 posted on 06/04/2014 5:21:33 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

Excellent! Good to hear.

I’ve seen Frankie Valli twice, he’s good, especially considering he’s pushing 80.


36 posted on 06/04/2014 5:23:07 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Khent is not stable... be advised...)
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To: Fair Paul

From what I’ve seen of these modern fx-oriented action films, they no longer even seem to be movies at all anymore. More like hyperkinetic, animated video-games. Indeed, when I observe them, I can’t even mentally process them like real “movies.” They just seem like a cartoonish barrage, best left ignored.


37 posted on 06/04/2014 5:24:04 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Future Snake Eater

Cruise shouldn’t even be left alone with his OWN kids, considering the cult he is in.


38 posted on 06/04/2014 5:25:43 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Perdogg

There just isn’t anything worse than a Tom Cruise Sci Fi Film. The last invasion film he did turned my face red.


40 posted on 06/04/2014 5:28:41 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Perdogg

“Cruise dies dozens of times over and over, often in comical ways. Does this sound like a great movie, or what?… Dying again and again, Cruise has rarely been so likable,”

Okay, I’m sold.


41 posted on 06/04/2014 5:29:26 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Met mom a few times ....

Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in this instance, IMHO.


42 posted on 06/04/2014 5:33:07 PM PDT by maggief
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To: greene66

The distinction is pretty clear if you look at say, the first Star Wars trilogy versus the second one. Even though the effects are cruder in the original, the second is less satisfying because it all looks so fake.

I don’t think we’ll see much in the way of old school effects for big productions, because CGI is probably a lot cheaper than models and makeup at this point. I just hope the CGI quality improves, and the moviemakers start learning to use it more tastefully.


43 posted on 06/04/2014 5:33:40 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Fair Paul

SE’s are for movies that have little to no stories and zero interesting characters.


44 posted on 06/04/2014 5:36:40 PM PDT by bonfire
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To: Steely Tom

LOL! Thought the same thing!


45 posted on 06/04/2014 5:37:25 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

I agree he’s a nut but he makes a great movie. You almost always get your money’s worth.


46 posted on 06/04/2014 5:38:09 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Perdogg

Looks like a good action movie, even if it does star Tom Cruise.


47 posted on 06/04/2014 5:49:12 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: dainbramaged

I agree... Oblivion was a special film and Cruise did not ruin it... same go3s for War of the Worlds.


48 posted on 06/04/2014 5:49:20 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Boogieman

That’s a really good and apt comparison.

I’ve never known how much to blame my own subjective biases, but when I see these films with all their overdone CGI, my eyes just glaze over, and I lose all interest in the proceedings. Yet, I’ll see some rinky-tink, old-time film with plastic-models and back-projection, or some actor wearing a rubber alien mask, and... somehow, despite an obvious fakiness, there’s still something about it that will draw me in.


49 posted on 06/04/2014 5:50:51 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Perdogg

Is Tom Cruz in it?

He is?

No thanks, then.


50 posted on 06/04/2014 5:55:08 PM PDT by Stand W ( You can't fight in here! This is the War Room!)
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