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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 04:18:12 PM  
Edge of Tomorrow doing poorly in America is proof that people over here don't appreciate good movies. I'm not a big Tom Cruise fan, but he and Emily Blunt were great in this movie. Also comparing this to Groundhog Day is selling this movie short. The director did a great job and the movie really moves along. I just saw this in 3D and it is worth the ticket price.
 
2014-06-08 04:18:21 PM  

Mugato: I'm only kidding. I would never see The Fault in Our Stars.


Agreed. While I think Shailene Woodley looks hot with short hair, I can feed that desire with the interwebs.
 
2014-06-08 04:20:56 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.


Actually, as far as the Cancer genre goes, and incorporating it with Graphic Novels (or at least Graphic Nonfiction), it'd be interesting to see what they could do with Harvey Pekar's "Our Cancer Year"...What's Paul Giamatti doing?
 
2014-06-08 04:21:18 PM  

StopLurkListen: 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 was the best thing in True Lies. Without him and Jamie Lee Curtis' epic MILF-itude, it would have been just another James Cameron flick bathed in blue light (really dude, easy on the blue filter).

And it's not like he didn't pay his dues. Do you think he woke up next to Rosanne every morning with a raging hard on? He deserves a purple heart.
 
2014-06-08 04:23:12 PM  
I haven't been to the movies in a couple of years, but I will have to check out Edge when it goes rental or netflix. I can't remember the last time Fark posters all thought a movie was good.
 
2014-06-08 04:23:37 PM  
The trailer for "Fault in our Stars" looked like something for a cheesy made-for-TV movie, so I was doubly surprised it was actually a theatrical release and the source material has some sort of following.
 
2014-06-08 04:25:54 PM  
I came here to echo the sentiment that Edge of Tomorrow was an awesome movie.  People believe all kinds of crazy shiat and I don't see why he deserves singling out because what he believes is slightly crazier than what most people believe.
 
2014-06-08 04:28:16 PM  

AbiNormal: Mugato: 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.


Aside from Gia, name one.



Foxfire, Hackers, Playing God, Mojave Moon and you can GIS the pictorials. Sorry, you asked me to only name one.
 
2014-06-08 04:29:05 PM  
I watched Frozen with my niece.  I liked it.
 
2014-06-08 04:33:37 PM  
I took a risk with "Godzilla" and was rewarded far beyond my expectations. That makes me feel magnanimous towards "Edge of Tomorrow", especially since the previews were pretty good. I don't have a problem with Tom Cruise, per se, as with directors who don't know how to use him properly. So I'll probably go see it as a matinee for funsies.
 
2014-06-08 04:34:53 PM  

Mugato: And it's not like he didn't pay his dues. Do you think he woke up next to Rosanne every morning with a raging hard on? He deserves a purple heart.


Getting raped as a kid, turning into a raging alcoholic, and having to sleep with Roseanne means your dues have been paid upfront in perpetuity.
 
2014-06-08 04:35:55 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Mugato: And it's not like he didn't pay his dues. Do you think he woke up next to Rosanne every morning with a raging hard on? He deserves a purple heart.

Getting raped as a kid, turning into a raging alcoholic, and having to sleep with Roseanne means your dues have been paid upfront in perpetuity.


I didn't know any of that. That's messed up.
 
2014-06-08 04:40:53 PM  

skinink: Edge of Tomorrow doing poorly in America is proof that people over here don't appreciate good movies. I'm not a big Tom Cruise fan, but he and Emily Blunt were great in this movie. Also comparing this to Groundhog Day is selling this movie short. The director did a great job and the movie really moves along. I just saw this in 3D and it is worth the ticket price.


Or it could be lack of any real marketing and Cruise acting like an out of touch ass on the talk show circuit.

/I only heard about the movie for the first time last weekend
 
2014-06-08 04:43:01 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: 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.


Hollywood likes twists but loves happy endings.
 
2014-06-08 04:51:47 PM  
Theater was full for the night show for Edge of Tomorrow. I could tell everyone had fun. It was a fantastic popcorn action fun movie. Exactly what I needed last night. Great funny parts with a pretty good and interesting story. Yes Groundhog Day blah blah bing... I really enjoyed it. I just wished I had seen it in imax.
 
2014-06-08 04:53:56 PM  

StrikitRich: [img.batoto.net image 850x1294]

propasaurus: What's Edge derivative of?

This.


Thank you, Capt. Late-to-the-Thread. Again, I don't think 'based on' is the same as 'derivative.' No one is dismissing Spider-Man, X-Men or Lord of the Rings as 'derivative.'
 
2014-06-08 04:54:51 PM  

gingerjet: skinink: Edge of Tomorrow doing poorly in America is proof that people over here don't appreciate good movies. I'm not a big Tom Cruise fan, but he and Emily Blunt were great in this movie. Also comparing this to Groundhog Day is selling this movie short. The director did a great job and the movie really moves along. I just saw this in 3D and it is worth the ticket price.

Or it could be lack of any real marketing and Cruise acting like an out of touch ass on the talk show circuit.

/I only heard about the movie for the first time last weekend


To be fair, how many other movies were marketed big this past week? The only reason I knew about many of the movies this weekend is because I Googled "Movies" and every new release for this weekend was pulled up. Doesn't really seem many movies were pushed, maybe because the big films are being held for July 4th?
 
2014-06-08 04:56:52 PM  
I actually cried during The Fault in Our Stars

what a pussy!
 
2014-06-08 05:15:05 PM  
"Edge of Tomorrow" is this year's "Dredd 2012".   A damn good movie that SHOULD be a blueprint for other studios wishing to make blockbuster films.

Dredd '12 is one of those movies that you recommend to a friend, then a week later hear your friend say "How the fark did I miss that at the theater??"
 
2014-06-08 05:18:25 PM  

AbiNormal: No nudity in Hackers.


AbiNormal: Mugato: AbiNormal: Mugato: 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.


Aside from Gia, name one.


Foxfire, Hackers, Playing God, Mojave Moon and you can GIS the pictorials. Sorry, you asked me to only name one.

No nudity in Hackers.



Yeah, brief because it was a PG. Foxfire was probably the best though,
 
2014-06-08 05:18:34 PM  
oh wow. Big surprise.

Self-indulgent tripe appeals to emotionally immature people -or "women".

//the movie industry is going to keep milking that market for years
 
2014-06-08 05:19:33 PM  
Just saw Edge of Tomorrow. It was a fun action movie and so far my favorite movie of the year narrowly edging out X-Men. Thank goodness it's killing it in the box office overseas, I hope it does well so we get more sci-fi-ish films. While it wasn't hard sci-fi I want it to do well in the box office so studios would be more likely to greenlight these types of films.
 
2014-06-08 05:22:26 PM  

The Maha Rushie: oh wow. Big surprise.

Self-indulgent tripe appeals to emotionally immature people -or "women".

//the movie industry is going to keep milking that market for years


Put down the gun, Elliot.
 
2014-06-08 05:23:04 PM  

Enlightened Liberal: I hope it does well so we get more sci-fi-ish films. While it wasn't hard sci-fi I want it to do well in the box office so studios would be more likely to greenlight these types of films.


I agree. I haven't even seen it yet but sc-fi movies that aren't remakes/sequels or based on Marvel or DC comics don't do well and that's too bad.
 
2014-06-08 05:30:07 PM  
I'm surprised by all the crap The Fault In Our Stars is getting. The author, John Green, is a stand up guy and he and his brother Hank have their fingers in all sorts of worthy projects.

John is even putting three of his own dollars to every one dollar donated to a fund that researches the specific cancer that one if the characters in the book/movie has.

And once a week he does a google hangout with different cancer wards around the world just to chat and give them a chance to ask him questions or tell their own story.

I'd go see this movie just to support this guys mission to "decrease world suck".

If you haven't checked out his Crash Course series if videos on YouTube then you need to stop what you're doing and look them up.
 
2014-06-08 05:36:10 PM  

Mugato: Enlightened Liberal: I hope it does well so we get more sci-fi-ish films. While it wasn't hard sci-fi I want it to do well in the box office so studios would be more likely to greenlight these types of films.

I agree. I haven't even seen it yet but sc-fi movies that aren't remakes/sequels or based on Marvel or DC comics don't do well and that's too bad.


Ya, that's why I also watched Oblivion at the theaters. It's not widely loved, but I had no regrets watching it. I mainly went to see it since it seemed like a mostly original concept for a wide release film.

Apparently, a Japanese anime where a jet pilot and his squadron fight an alien invasion has been green lighted with Tom Cruise staring. I never watched the anime, but it sounds interesting. It's called  Yukikaze:

"Yukikaze occurs in the early 21st century. Thirty-three years before the events of the series, an alien force known as the JAM invaded Earth through a dimensional portal that appeared over Antartica. Without alarming the general public, the United Nations establishes a defense force to oppose the threat and after a series of bloody battles, managed to push the enemy back to the other side of the portal. The UN establishes five bases on a planet named "Fairy" to continue the offensive against the JAM with the Fairy Air Force (FAF) leading the way. The main character, Lt Rei Fukai, pilots the Super Sylph B-503 fighter, nicknamed "Yukikaze", an advanced armed tactical reconnaissance plane equipped with a near-sentient AI system, and belongs to the FAF's recon squadron, the Boomerang Squadron. Over the course of the series, Fukai and the FAF struggles to defeat the JAM, who have perfected the art of human cloning and planted agents all over the FAF."


Personally, it sounds pretty cool to me. Like that Clint Eastwood film (Firefox was it?) but with aliens!
 
2014-06-08 05:42:48 PM  

The Maha Rushie: oh wow. Big surprise.

Self-indulgent tripe appeals to emotionally immature people -or "women".

//the movie industry is going to keep milking that market for years


The Fault in Our Stars is the complete opposite of immature. The book's author, John Green, used to be a chaplain at a children's hospital. If that job isn't brutal, nothing is. This movie isn't just cry porn fluff. It has real substance.

He and his brother Hank also have a number of awesome educational YouTube channels (CrashCourse, SciShow) and encourage young people to be more philanthropic and globally aware. I am actually amazed at how they have been able to make teenagers less self-involved and actually care about things.
 
2014-06-08 05:43:04 PM  
Edge of Tomorrow was much much better than expected.

Probably the best Cruise effort in 10-15 years.
 
2014-06-08 05:44:23 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


You're in luck, it's based off of a book from a few years ago, not a comic book. A Japanese "light novel" from 2004 which is, as it sounds like, a short novel. What we would probably call a novella.

There was a comic (manga) adaption that recently started being published earlier this year. I'm pretty sure they haven't finished that yet.

Can't wait to see Edge of Tomorrow in the theater. I'm travelling this week, and have family stuff next weekend, so I'm not sure when I'll get to go and it's killing me.
 
2014-06-08 05:45:00 PM  

underwhere: I'm surprised by all the crap The Fault In Our Stars is getting. The author, John Green, is a stand up guy and he and his brother Hank have their fingers in all sorts of worthy projects.

John is even putting three of his own dollars to every one dollar donated to a fund that researches the specific cancer that one if the characters in the book/movie has.

And once a week he does a google hangout with different cancer wards around the world just to chat and give them a chance to ask him questions or tell their own story.

I'd go see this movie just to support this guys mission to "decrease world suck".

If you haven't checked out his Crash Course series if videos on YouTube then you need to stop what you're doing and look them up.


Hello, fellow Nerdfighter! DFTBA!
 
2014-06-08 05:48:08 PM  

underwhere: I'm surprised by all the crap The Fault In Our Stars is getting. The author, John Green, is a stand up guy and he and his brother Hank have their fingers in all sorts of worthy projects.

John is even putting three of his own dollars to every one dollar donated to a fund that researches the specific cancer that one if the characters in the book/movie has.

And once a week he does a google hangout with different cancer wards around the world just to chat and give them a chance to ask him questions or tell their own story.

I'd go see this movie just to support this guys mission to "decrease world suck".

If you haven't checked out his Crash Course series if videos on YouTube then you need to stop what you're doing and look them up.


See, I know all of that, and the book/movie  still bothers me a little bit. A big part of me is just annoyed that people can continue to dip into the "adversity porn" well and it never goes dry. Take decent-to-good writing and use it to tell a story including one or two of cancer, autism, Alzheimer's, AIDS, child abuse, spousal abuse, or growing up in a poor, oppresively-governed, or war-torn country, and you've got a hit. When my girlfriend started reading "The Fault in Our Stars" and she told me what it was about, I couldn't help but groan and roll my eyes  even though I knew who the author was and that it was probably a good book.

</cynicalbastardy>
 
2014-06-08 05:50:56 PM  

Enlightened Liberal: Personally, it sounds pretty cool to me. Like that Clint Eastwood film (Firefox was it?) but with aliens!


That's cool. No story is completely original unless it's like Gilgamesh or something but I'm a little burned out on the constant remakes. But when movies like this don't do well it's hard to argue with the suits who will only greenlight "proven franchises".
 
2014-06-08 05:54:27 PM  

cptrios: See, I know all of that, and the book/movie  still bothers me a little bit. A big part of me is just annoyed that people can continue to dip into the "adversity porn" well and it never goes dry. Take decent-to-good writing and use it to tell a story including one or two of cancer, autism, Alzheimer's, AIDS, child abuse, spousal abuse, or growing up in a poor, oppresively-governed, or war-torn country, and you've got a hit. When my girlfriend started reading "The Fault in Our Stars" and she told me what it was about, I couldn't help but groan and roll my eyes  even though I knew who the author was and that it was probably a good book.

</cynicalbastardy>


People don't change much, and so we tend to like the same type of stories.
 
2014-06-08 05:57:00 PM  
I'm not a fan of Tom Cruise but I wouldn't mind seeing a movie where he gets killed over and over and over again.
 
2014-06-08 05:58:58 PM  
Just got back from Edge of Tomorrow. It lines up with the reviews. If you are a fan of sci-fi action, it is a great movie. I enjoyed the heck out of it.
 
2014-06-08 05:59:14 PM  
Edge was a damn good movie!
 
2014-06-08 06:02:48 PM  

skinink: To be fair, how many other movies were marketed big this past week? The only reason I knew about many of the movies this weekend is because I Googled "Movies" and every new release for this weekend was pulled up. Doesn't really seem many movies were pushed, maybe because the big films are being held for July 4th?


I've seen dozens of advertisements for "A Million Ways to Die in the West ", "Maleficent",  and, hell, even "The Fault in Our Stars" during other movies and the internets.  I saw only one advert for "Edge of Tomorrow" and I had to google it to figure out that it was a Cruise vehicle (then he showed up the late night shows last week).  Whoever marketed this movie should be canned.

/not going to go see it - will wait until it shows up online
 
2014-06-08 06:10:11 PM  

gingerjet: /not going to go see it - will wait until it shows up online


Save the $8 from going out to eat one night and see it. It's the kind of movie that plays much, much better in a theater.
 
2014-06-08 06:10:32 PM  
Bugger off, subby. Just game from Edge of Tomorrow, enjoyed it.
 
2014-06-08 06:13:59 PM  
People saying its Sci-Fi Groundhog Day isn't exactly a slur against the movie.  I mean, didn't you guys like Groundhog day?  I will catch it on cable or Netflix when I can as I just don't go to the movies anymore (too expensive).
 
2014-06-08 06:15:48 PM  

gingerjet: I saw only one advert for "Edge of Tomorrow" and I had to google it to figure out that it was a Cruise vehicle (then he showed up the late night shows last week).  Whoever marketed this movie should be canned.


Maybe it's a conspiracy to prove that only remakes and super hero movies make money (I wouldn't put it past them)
 
2014-06-08 06:19:30 PM  

Daedalus27: People saying its Sci-Fi Groundhog Day isn't exactly a slur against the movie


It isn't but if you look at most of the negative reviews on rottentomatoes it was commonly derided as such.  Albeit the Groundhog Day comparison may also have been a common theme in the good reviews.
 
2014-06-08 06:21:07 PM  

gingerjet: skinink: To be fair, how many other movies were marketed big this past week? The only reason I knew about many of the movies this weekend is because I Googled "Movies" and every new release for this weekend was pulled up. Doesn't really seem many movies were pushed, maybe because the big films are being held for July 4th?

I've seen dozens of advertisements for "A Million Ways to Die in the West ", "Maleficent",  and, hell, even "The Fault in Our Stars" during other movies and the internets.  I saw only one advert for "Edge of Tomorrow" and I had to google it to figure out that it was a Cruise vehicle (then he showed up the late night shows last week).  Whoever marketed this movie should be canned.

/not going to go see it - will wait until it shows up online


The important thing is you. You've only seen...xyz. Maybe you just missed where EOT was advertised. Doesn't mean it was not advertised at all. You really want to stick with the opinion that a movie studio would not only poorly advertise a TOM CRUISE movie, but wouldn't advertise it at all?

Going by your train of thought, I've only seen maybe one advert for "A Million Ways to Die in the West ". I only knew about Angelina Jolie's movie because Brad Pitt got slapped in the face at some premier of her film. "The Fault in Our Stars"? There was a story I read that some character on "Orange is the New Black" was reading that book so that's how I know about that movie, otherwise I didn't see anything about it. Therefore according to me, no movie from this weekend was properly advertised. So every marketer for every movie this weekend should be fired.
 
2014-06-08 06:25:21 PM  
Edge of Tomorrow is very good, it pretty much does everything right for a science fiction action movie.  I think maybe Oblivion soured people on Tom Cruise and sci-fi action, and that's too bad.  This is worth seeing on a big screen.  This is going to be one of those movies that grows in popularity once people start seeing it on video and realize how good it is.
 
2014-06-08 06:27:24 PM  

Lsherm: propasaurus: What's Edge derivative of?

It's a sci-fi Groundhog Day.


Been done.
 
2014-06-08 06:30:32 PM  

skepticultist: Lsherm: propasaurus: What's Edge derivative of?

It's a sci-fi Groundhog Day.

Been done.


Starring Jonathan Silverman and Hellen Slater? Quick, someone burn the EoT prints now!
 
2014-06-08 06:33:36 PM  

skinink: Edge of Tomorrow doing poorly in America is proof that people over here don't appreciate good movies. I'm not a big Tom Cruise fan, but he and Emily Blunt were great in this movie. Also comparing this to Groundhog Day is selling this movie short. The director did a great job and the movie really moves along. I just saw this in 3D and it is worth the ticket price.


Is the movie worth seeing in 3D?

/Planning on seeing it.
//In about thirty minutes.
 
2014-06-08 06:36:22 PM  

Dimensio: Is the movie worth seeing in 3D?


Can't say usually don't bother with it.
 
2014-06-08 06:47:18 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.


Tom, is that you?
 
2014-06-08 06:53:51 PM  

gingerjet: I've seen dozens of advertisements for "A Million Ways to Die in the West "


Gawd that movie looks terrible.
 
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