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(Deadline)   The Fault in Our Stars soars past the competition at the box office, taking #1 with $50 million while Maleficent stays strong at #2 and Tom Cruise's latest derivative science fiction film bombs, thudding at #3 with $28 million   (deadline.com) divider line 171
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2014-06-08 11:39:09 AM  
I actually cried during The Fault in Our Stars. Not from the movie itself but half way through I got so bored that I ran across the street to the liquor store and when I got back I sat on my balls.

I'm only kidding. I would never see The Fault in Our Stars.
 
2014-06-08 11:47:21 AM  
Isn't The Fault in Our Stars supposed to be this generation's Titanic?  In terms of pre-/teen girls appeal, I mean.  Not content.
 
2014-06-08 12:11:52 PM  
The Tom Cruise movie's been getting decent reviews.

I'd be interested to see it when it comes out on Netflix or Amazon or something.
 
2014-06-08 12:30:56 PM  
What's Edge derivative of?
 
2014-06-08 12:38:16 PM  

Lucky LaRue: Isn't The Fault in Our Stars supposed to be this generation's Titanic?  In terms of pre-/teen girls appeal, I mean.  Not content.


Reading the premise, it strikes me as more like that Mandy Moore cancer movie.
 
2014-06-08 12:46:15 PM  

propasaurus: What's Edge derivative of?


It's a sci-fi Groundhog Day.
 
2014-06-08 12:51:33 PM  

propasaurus: What's Edge derivative of?


I dunno but I prefer "derivative" to "sequel/prequel/remake/reboot/re-imagining/super hero".
 
2014-06-08 12:53:23 PM  
I saw Edge yesterday and thought it was fantastic. Will probably see it again this summer. It's not a "derivative" of Groundhog Day; more like a homage.

/this is why we can't have nice things
 
2014-06-08 12:56:00 PM  

johnnieconnie: I saw Edge yesterday and thought it was fantastic. Will probably see it again this summer. It's not a "derivative" of Groundhog Day; more like a homage.

/this is why we can't have nice things


I think people are just being snarky. I haven't seen it but I think I get the premise and it's pretty common in sci-fi not just Groundhog Day. Granted it's not as original as a tear jerker about people dying from cancer but then what is?
 
2014-06-08 12:57:44 PM  
I thought Edge was quite enjoyable.  Maybe it will have legs on word of mouth but I'm not counting on it.
 
2014-06-08 01:01:02 PM  

Nefarious: I thought Edge was quite enjoyable.  Maybe it will have legs on word of mouth but I'm not counting on it.


I was goddamned incredible and Bill Paxton was hilarious.

I recommend to anyone who can to go see it as soon as possible. You will not regret it.
 
2014-06-08 01:02:14 PM  

fisker: I IT was

 
2014-06-08 01:39:12 PM  
I kept hearing people trash Edge sight unseen because of Tom Cruise, but wouldn't a movie in which you get to see him die a hundred different times make those people want to see it more?

/Seeing it later today
 
2014-06-08 01:55:38 PM  
Edge was awesome and the beach battle scenes really exposed the lackluster effort that Saving Private Ryan put in to beach combat.
 
2014-06-08 02:24:08 PM  

fisker: Nefarious: I thought Edge was quite enjoyable.  Maybe it will have legs on word of mouth but I'm not counting on it.

I was goddamned incredible and Bill Paxton was hilarious.

I recommend to anyone who can to go see it as soon as possible. You will not regret it.


(Bill Paxton has one speed, and that's scenery-nomming-on-11.) I've heard nothing but good things about Edge of Tomorrow, but I'll probably see it on cable ... That's not a criticism of the movie, I hardly get out to see any movies :/ Anyway, I decided NO MORE MOVIES BASED ON COMIC BOOKS. That eliminates half of Hollywood movies nowadays. So if I have to see a Tom Cruise movie because it isn't some Marvel-Disney franchise... so be it
 
2014-06-08 02:28:25 PM  

StopLurkListen: fisker: Nefarious: I thought Edge was quite enjoyable.  Maybe it will have legs on word of mouth but I'm not counting on it.

I was goddamned incredible and Bill Paxton was hilarious.

I recommend to anyone who can to go see it as soon as possible. You will not regret it.

(Bill Paxton has one speed, and that's scenery-nomming-on-11.) I've heard nothing but good things about Edge of Tomorrow, but I'll probably see it on cable ... That's not a criticism of the movie, I hardly get out to see any movies :/ Anyway, I decided NO MORE MOVIES BASED ON COMIC BOOKS. That eliminates half of Hollywood movies nowadays. So if I have to see a Tom Cruise movie because it isn't some Marvel-Disney franchise... so be it


Japanese light novels are okay then?

It's "All You Need is Kill" with new names.
 
2014-06-08 02:29:18 PM  

propasaurus: What's Edge derivative of?


A Japanese novel.

Lsherm: propasaurus: What's Edge derivative of?

It's a sci-fi Groundhog Day.


The premise isn't that uncommon.  Calling every movie or show that does the "repeat until escape" thing a Groundhog Day rip-off is like calling every first person shooter a Doom clone.
 
2014-06-08 02:29:46 PM  
Edge was a good movie. It is based on a Manga but regardless, it's a good flick.
 
2014-06-08 02:30:28 PM  
Edge was really good, almost great.
Don't wait to see it on cable or Netflix. It's a big screen movie.

And no, a 50" TV does not a big screen make.
 
2014-06-08 02:31:34 PM  

llortcM_yllort: propasaurus: What's Edge derivative of?

A Japanese light novel.



FTFM.  There's a big difference between the two.
 
2014-06-08 02:33:07 PM  
I watched the Tom Cruise movie last night, having not been a fan of much of anything he's done since he went insane on Oprah's couch, and it was alright. Mash-up Groundhog Day and D-Day with a splash of aliens and it's pretty much what the movie was about. It was interesting to think about just how much of a badass you would be during combat if you had a hundred years of training and knew everything that was going to happen.
 
2014-06-08 02:34:18 PM  

llortcM_yllort: propasaurus: What's Edge derivative of?

A Japanese novel.

Lsherm: propasaurus: What's Edge derivative of?

It's a sci-fi Groundhog Day.

The premise isn't that uncommon.  Calling every movie or show that does the "repeat until escape" thing a Groundhog Day rip-off is like calling every first person shooter a Doom clone.


I don't take 'derivative' to mean the same as 'based on.' Specially if the original author gets credit.
 
2014-06-08 02:34:22 PM  
Pity that Edge Of Tomorrow isn't doing as well as expected domestically; it's the best TC flick I've seen in quite some time. Cruise and Blunt have fantastic chemistry, the visual effects are exceptional, Bill Paxton has never been better, and perhaps best of all, the storyline is solid and leaves little room for gaping plot holes or aimless meandering scenes. The marketing certainly belies just how good it really is. Definitely worth a second viewing.
 
2014-06-08 02:34:29 PM  

fisker: Nefarious: I thought Edge was quite enjoyable.  Maybe it will have legs on word of mouth but I'm not counting on it.

I was goddamned incredible and Bill Paxton was hilarious.

I recommend to anyone who can to go see it as soon as possible. You will not regret it.


I liked it a lot. I read the book, and felt they only improved in it. But I kept wondering why the movie Ends right before the twist in the book, where it's revealed they can't both survive at the end, and they have to take one of themselves out in order for the loop to be truly broken.
 
2014-06-08 02:39:39 PM  

propasaurus: What's Edge derivative of?


Groundhog Day, but most importantly, Kenny McCormick's ability to resurrect himself after death

As for it 'bombing', it came out in the UK a week before the US and did great work in our multiplexes. I loved it to bits, and alongside DOFP, it's one of the best movies that have come out this year. About bloody time too
 
2014-06-08 02:40:29 PM  
I've been hearing a lot about TFIOS' Shailene Woodley lately-most of it complimentary. Is she being touted as "Jennifer Lawrence 2.0" now?
 
2014-06-08 02:41:55 PM  

Apos: the storyline is solid and leaves little room for gaping plot holes or aimless meandering scenes.


It's also a somewhat interesting take on why a main character would have plot armor.
 
2014-06-08 02:44:29 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: I kept hearing people trash Edge sight unseen because of Tom Cruise,



Which is a damn shame, because he's a charming actor, a charismatic leading man, and the greater percentage of his recent action movies have been eminently watchable.

The only downside to him is his obvious tax-dodgling religious beliefs, but as long as he keeps it to himself while he's spending 4 hours signing autographs and chatting to the people who have spent 24 hours camping out to see him at the premiere, he's ok in my book
 
2014-06-08 02:45:16 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: fisker: Nefarious: I thought Edge was quite enjoyable.  Maybe it will have legs on word of mouth but I'm not counting on it.

I was goddamned incredible and Bill Paxton was hilarious.

I recommend to anyone who can to go see it as soon as possible. You will not regret it.

I liked it a lot. I read the book, and felt they only improved in it. But I kept wondering why the movie Ends right before the twist in the book, where it's revealed they can't both survive at the end, and they have to take one of themselves out in order for the loop to be truly broken.


Probably because Hollywood didn't want that as the ending.
 
2014-06-08 02:46:19 PM  

llortcM_yllort: propasaurus: What's Edge derivative of?


A Japanese novel.


This just in. The Godfather is "derivative". After all, it's based on an American novel.

Lucky LaRue: Isn't The Fault in Our Stars supposed to be this generation's Titanic?  In terms of pre-/teen girls appeal, I mean.  Not content.


Considering Fault of our Stars cost 12 million dollars and is a complete character piece with zero special effects I'd say no, it's not this generations's Titanic. More like this generation's Love Story.
 
2014-06-08 02:49:11 PM  

Lsherm: propasaurus: What's Edge derivative of?

It's a sci-fi Groundhog Day.


BING!  First time, right out of the gate!
 
2014-06-08 03:07:40 PM  

Stantz: Incorrigible Astronaut: I kept hearing people trash Edge sight unseen because of Tom Cruise,


Which is a damn shame, because he's a charming actor, a charismatic leading man, and the greater percentage of his recent action movies have been eminently watchable.

The only downside to him is his obvious tax-dodgling religious beliefs, but as long as he keeps it to himself while he's spending 4 hours signing autographs and chatting to the people who have spent 24 hours camping out to see him at the premiere, he's ok in my book


My wife's office building a location for a movie scene with Robin Williams, Hugh Grant and Tom Arnold. When not shooting, Hugh Grant: took off with his nose up in the air, Robin Williams: sat in a corner reading a book, Tom Arnold: introduced himself to everyone in sight...
 
2014-06-08 03:12:32 PM  

StopLurkListen: Stantz: Incorrigible Astronaut: I kept hearing people trash Edge sight unseen because of Tom Cruise,


Which is a damn shame, because he's a charming actor, a charismatic leading man, and the greater percentage of his recent action movies have been eminently watchable.

The only downside to him is his obvious tax-dodgling religious beliefs, but as long as he keeps it to himself while he's spending 4 hours signing autographs and chatting to the people who have spent 24 hours camping out to see him at the premiere, he's ok in my book

My wife's office building a location for a movie scene with Robin Williams, Hugh Grant and Tom Arnold. When not shooting, Hugh Grant: took off with his nose up in the air, Robin Williams: sat in a corner reading a book, Tom Arnold: introduced himself to everyone in sight...


Tom Arnold: the WalMart greeter of acting.
 
2014-06-08 03:18:50 PM  

llortcM_yllort: ThatBillmanGuy: fisker: Nefarious: I thought Edge was quite enjoyable.  Maybe it will have legs on word of mouth but I'm not counting on it.

I was goddamned incredible and Bill Paxton was hilarious.

I recommend to anyone who can to go see it as soon as possible. You will not regret it.

I liked it a lot. I read the book, and felt they only improved in it. But I kept wondering why the movie Ends right before the twist in the book, where it's revealed they can't both survive at the end, and they have to take one of themselves out in order for the loop to be truly broken.

Probably because Hollywood didn't want that as the ending.


Lol. Well, yeah. But it just seemed weird that Hollywood would remove a twist rather than add one (though the blood thing was new). This movie also didn't need that ending. I liked it a lot.
 
2014-06-08 03:22:15 PM  
I went to see Chef. It rocked. Go see Chef.

I saw The Lunchbox two weeks ago and will see The Trip to Italy to complete my trifecta of awesome food-based movies. Then I'm out as far as going to the theater until award season.
 
2014-06-08 03:23:57 PM  

Smelly McUgly: I went to see Chef. It rocked. Go see Chef.

I saw The Lunchbox two weeks ago and will see The Trip to Italy to complete my trifecta of awesome food-based movies. Then I'm out as far as going to the theater until award season.


Very good friend of mine worked on Chef; can't stop raving about how great it was and how great Favreau was.
 
2014-06-08 03:29:19 PM  

Stantz: The only downside to him is his obvious tax-dodgling religious beliefs, but as long as he keeps it to himself while he's spending 4 hours signing autographs and chatting to the people who have spent 24 hours camping out to see him at the premiere, he's ok in my book


Except that the money he gives to his organized crime syndicate in cult's clothing helps keep it going, causing harm to others.

/hasn't seen a TC movie in over a decade
//that won't change till he breaks with the cult and disavows it
 
2014-06-08 03:30:35 PM  

propasaurus: Smelly McUgly: I went to see Chef. It rocked. Go see Chef.

I saw The Lunchbox two weeks ago and will see The Trip to Italy to complete my trifecta of awesome food-based movies. Then I'm out as far as going to the theater until award season.

Very good friend of mine worked on Chef; can't stop raving about how great it was and how great Favreau was.


Yeah, everyone looked like they were having fun shooting this movie. Plus there's not only food porn, but scenery porn all over the last third of the movie. It's a fun little textbook film. The child actor they got to play Favreau's son is also solid.
 
2014-06-08 03:34:09 PM  

StopLurkListen: fisker: Nefarious: I thought Edge was quite enjoyable.  Maybe it will have legs on word of mouth but I'm not counting on it.

I was goddamned incredible and Bill Paxton was hilarious.

I recommend to anyone who can to go see it as soon as possible. You will not regret it.

(Bill Paxton has one speed, and that's scenery-nomming-on-11.) I've heard nothing but good things about Edge of Tomorrow, but I'll probably see it on cable ... That's not a criticism of the movie, I hardly get out to see any movies :/ Anyway, I decided NO MORE MOVIES BASED ON COMIC BOOKS. That eliminates half of Hollywood movies nowadays. So if I have to see a Tom Cruise movie because it isn't some Marvel-Disney franchise... so be it


Paxton played a big part in salvaging the end of the first season of Agents of SHIELD, too. The man is a national treasure.
 
2014-06-08 03:35:29 PM  
Looking on Rotten Tomatoes. Angelina Jolie's done a shiatload of dud movies. And very few "fresh" ones score very highly.
 
2014-06-08 03:38:39 PM  
Edge of Tomorrow is the best movie I've seen all year. Yeah, Tom Cruise jumped on a couch in 2006. I don't care. The movie was excellent.

As far as The Fault in Our Stars -- it's not as bad as I thought it would be. It's actually a fairly good depiction of cancer as the series of slaps in the face that it is.
 
2014-06-08 03:46:29 PM  

doczoidberg: Edge of Tomorrow is the best movie I've seen all year. Yeah, Tom Cruise jumped on a couch in 2006. I don't care. The movie was excellent.


THIS.

My current leader board:
1) Edge of Tomorrow
2) X-Men: Days...
3) Godzilla
4) everything else aka also-rans aka Spidey and Cap
 
2014-06-08 03:50:07 PM  

doczoidberg: As far as The Fault in Our Stars -- it's not as bad as I thought it would be. It's actually a fairly good depiction of cancer as the series of slaps in the face that it is.


This.  Cancer sucks.  Kids with cancer sucks even worse.  And whatever else this movie was, it was brutally honest.  The girlfriend dragged me to see it, but I thought it was excellent.
 
2014-06-08 03:50:38 PM  
If Oblivion can eke out $89 million then EOT should be able to break 100 million and change on this good word of mouth. Add another $250 million internationally and pretty soon you're talking real money.

Of course that's just about breaking even on this budget.
 
2014-06-08 03:57:50 PM  

Shostie: The Tom Cruise movie's been getting decent reviews.

I'd be interested to see it when it comes out on Netflix or Amazon or something.


Saw it this past weekend in a true IMAX theatre. It was really, really good.
 
2014-06-08 04:02:58 PM  

AbiNormal: farkeruk: Looking on Rotten Tomatoes. Angelina Jolie's done a shiatload of dud movies. And very few "fresh" ones score very highly.

She only ever plays one farking character in every farking movie she's in, the crazy biatch. It would be nice if she could actually act or at least get naked in a movie.


Someone has never seen Gia.
 
2014-06-08 04:13:56 PM  

AbiNormal: She only ever plays one farking character in every farking movie she's in, the crazy biatch. It would be nice if she could actually act or at least get naked in a movie.


Um, firstly, most movie stars only play one character and two, Jolie has gotten naked in every movie they would let her in the 1990s.
 
2014-06-08 04:15:02 PM  
II saw X-Men yesterday and loved it. I'll go see Edge probably Tuesday. Can't wait. I may nearly double my 2-3 movies per year "rule" in 2014.
 
2014-06-08 04:16:25 PM  

RumsfeldsReplacement: doczoidberg: As far as The Fault in Our Stars -- it's not as bad as I thought it would be. It's actually a fairly good depiction of cancer as the series of slaps in the face that it is.

This.  Cancer sucks.  Kids with cancer sucks even worse.  And whatever else this movie was, it was brutally honest.  The girlfriend dragged me to see it, but I thought it was excellent.


I just finished reading the book this afternoon, and really the brutal honesty of cancer was the biggest theme.
 
2014-06-08 04:17:45 PM  
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propasaurus: What's Edge derivative of?


This.
 
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