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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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2014-06-09 04:52:05 AM
I saw Edge on the weekend and was impressed, and I have minimal tolerance for Cruise's shenanigans. Solid movie, minimal plot issues, plays smartly with the premise, good action with good drama as well. Deserves to get legs and stick around.
 
2014-06-09 07:57:41 AM

NEDM: Oh, that's simple.  The general wanted him to die.  So, he falsely stripped him of rank and falsely accused him with desertion, which insured he'd be sent to the front lines and die there.  On the movie as a whole, I loved it.  It's a good sci-fi movie and was farking funny too.  Watching Tom Cruise get run over by a truck twice on two separate occasions had my theater in stitches.


he didn't falsely accuse him with desertion and the general didn't want him to die.

The beach was supposed to have minimal Mimic activity and was going to be just morale booster material. He wanted to send Cruise there because he was the best public relations guy (he worked as an advertiser before) and having him on the field would work wonders.

Cruise's character refused to go because he was a cowardly sleazeball (he worked in advertising, remember? ;) and got up and left (that's desertion right there), then had the gall to threat the general with blackmail.
 
2014-06-09 09:08:25 AM

doczoidberg: Yeah, Tom Cruise jumped on a couch in 2006. I don't care. The movie was excellent.


Actually he didn't. The actual act is nothing like the media made it out to be. I heard a story about this on NPR over the weekend. The whole "Oprah meltdown" was entirely a creation of the 24 hr media looking for (creating) a story...and it wrecked his career, (although the weird psychiatry shiat with Brooke Shields didn't help)

NEDM: In addition, while I doubt he'll get an Oscar nod for it, this movie really shows how well Tom Cruise can act.


Tom Cruise is an outstanding actor. If you look at his body of work, he's a hell of a lot more flexible than De Niro. He will also never, ever win an Oscar. Ever. It's a shame.

Gosling: The Fault In Our Stars should do well among all demographics...

...except for the Mongols.

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I took my teenage daughter to see this movie. I thought it would suck, but it's fantastic. I never would have seen it on my own, so I thank her for that. Its a little too slickly produced, and Gus is a little too good to be true (he's way too clever with the quips). This was immediately evident to me. The teenagers in the theater? Not so much. I had no issues with it though. I seriously almost cried. had to consciously force it down. Pathetic. :)
 
2014-06-09 09:25:20 AM

Geoff Peterson: Actually he didn't.


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2014-06-09 10:02:33 AM

Incorrigible Astronaut: Geoff Peterson: Actually he didn't.

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uh yeah, he jumped on the couch and then right back off. Not jumped up and down like a crazy person. He was playing to the audience. Go watch it.
 
2014-06-09 10:16:25 AM

Geoff Peterson: Incorrigible Astronaut: Geoff Peterson: Actually he didn't.

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uh yeah, he jumped on the couch and then right back off. Not jumped up and down like a crazy person. He was playing to the audience. Go watch it.


You said that he didn't jump on a couch. He did. Yes, he was playing it up because he was being watched by millions of people, but don't try to move the goalposts when your initial statement is wrong.
 
2014-06-09 10:24:54 AM

Incorrigible Astronaut: Geoff Peterson: Incorrigible Astronaut: Geoff Peterson: Actually he didn't.

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uh yeah, he jumped on the couch and then right back off. Not jumped up and down like a crazy person. He was playing to the audience. Go watch it.

You said that he didn't jump on a couch. He did. Yes, he was playing it up because he was being watched by millions of people, but don't try to move the goalposts when your initial statement is wrong.


you're being pedantic. Yes, I said he didn't, but I also said the actual act was nothing like the media made it out to be, which was my point. Quit being a dick.
 
2014-06-09 10:31:39 AM

Geoff Peterson: doczoidberg: Yeah, Tom Cruise jumped on a couch in 2006. I don't care. The movie was excellent.

Actually he didn't. The actual act is nothing like the media made it out to be. I heard a story about this on NPR over the weekend. The whole "Oprah meltdown" was entirely a creation of the 24 hr media looking for (creating) a story...and it wrecked his career, (although the weird psychiatry shiat with Brooke Shields didn't help)


Ahhhh, Fark, where Jenny McCarthy is hated (justifiably) for espousing dangerous and unproven medical believes, while Tom Cruise gets a pass. He leads a dangerous religion, couch or no couch,   lots of people have good reason to dislike him.
 
2014-06-09 10:39:01 AM

jrodr018: Ahhhh, Fark, where Jenny McCarthy is hated (justifiably) for espousing dangerous and unproven medical believes, while Tom Cruise gets a pass. He leads a dangerous religion, couch or no couch, lots of people have good reason to dislike him.


I don't like or dislike him. I don't know the motherfarker, and neither do you. Scientology is a crock of shiat and people who fall for it are morons who deserve what they get, which Mr. Cruise must be. He's still a good actor.
 
2014-06-09 10:41:19 AM

Geoff Peterson: jrodr018: Ahhhh, Fark, where Jenny McCarthy is hated (justifiably) for espousing dangerous and unproven medical believes, while Tom Cruise gets a pass. He leads a dangerous religion, couch or no couch, lots of people have good reason to dislike him.

I don't like or dislike him. I don't know the motherfarker, and neither do you. Scientology is a crock of shiat and people who fall for it are morons who deserve what they get, which Mr. Cruise must be. He's still a good actor.


Except, you know, he has a pulpit that he freely uses to ruin people's lives, so I do get a chance to make opinion about it wether I know him personally or not. And no, he is a mediocre actor, just because you think he is doesn't make him one.
 
2014-06-09 10:52:42 AM

jrodr018: Geoff Peterson: jrodr018: Ahhhh, Fark, where Jenny McCarthy is hated (justifiably) for espousing dangerous and unproven medical believes, while Tom Cruise gets a pass. He leads a dangerous religion, couch or no couch, lots of people have good reason to dislike him.

I don't like or dislike him. I don't know the motherfarker, and neither do you. Scientology is a crock of shiat and people who fall for it are morons who deserve what they get, which Mr. Cruise must be. He's still a good actor.

Except, you know, he has a pulpit that he freely uses to ruin people's lives, so I do get a chance to make opinion about it wether I know him personally or not. And no, he is a mediocre actor, just because you think he is doesn't make him one.


Except that isnt what you did. Also just because you think he's a mediocre actor doesn't make him one. Sandicus Vaginitis.
 
2014-06-09 10:59:23 AM

Geoff Peterson: jrodr018: Geoff Peterson: jrodr018: Ahhhh, Fark, where Jenny McCarthy is hated (justifiably) for espousing dangerous and unproven medical believes, while Tom Cruise gets a pass. He leads a dangerous religion, couch or no couch, lots of people have good reason to dislike him.

I don't like or dislike him. I don't know the motherfarker, and neither do you. Scientology is a crock of shiat and people who fall for it are morons who deserve what they get, which Mr. Cruise must be. He's still a good actor.

Except, you know, he has a pulpit that he freely uses to ruin people's lives, so I do get a chance to make opinion about it wether I know him personally or not. And no, he is a mediocre actor, just because you think he is doesn't make him one.

Except that isnt what you did. Also just because you think he's a mediocre actor doesn't make him one. Sandicus Vaginitis.


Oh okay, I guess in your world (the same world where he did not jump the couch) things are different. Thanks. Oh, and good Latin, classes paid off!

:)
 
2014-06-09 11:03:30 AM
He man, I didnt come here to white knight Cruise, but I feel that anyone who looks at scientology more than a few minutes MUST see what a scam it is and they deserve what they get. You feel differently, and that is your right. Far be it from me to say you're wrong about it. Sorry.

/also, seriously, go back and watch the clip. He got a raw deal.
 
2014-06-09 11:14:49 AM

Geoff Peterson: He man, I didnt come here to white knight Cruise, but I feel that anyone who looks at scientology more than a few minutes MUST see what a scam it is and they deserve what they get. You feel differently, and that is your right. Far be it from me to say you're wrong about it. Sorry.

/also, seriously, go back and watch the clip. He got a raw deal.


I do not care about the couch incident, I only dislike him because he has made public inflammatory remarks that may or may not prevent people with psychiatric disorders to seek medical help (even if most people know about the scam that is Scientology, some people believe in it, as proven by the current church members). Also, the only movie where (IMO) he has actually acted was Born on the 4th. Long time since he's shown those acting chops.

Either way, I am glad you enjoyed this movie. He has solid movies that I have enjoyed in the past, so I can see why people like him.

Cheers!
 
2014-06-09 11:34:07 AM

jrodr018: Geoff Peterson: He man, I didnt come here to white knight Cruise, but I feel that anyone who looks at scientology more than a few minutes MUST see what a scam it is and they deserve what they get. You feel differently, and that is your right. Far be it from me to say you're wrong about it. Sorry.

/also, seriously, go back and watch the clip. He got a raw deal.

I do not care about the couch incident, I only dislike him because he has made public inflammatory remarks that may or may not prevent people with psychiatric disorders to seek medical help (even if most people know about the scam that is Scientology, some people believe in it, as proven by the current church members). Also, the only movie where (IMO) he has actually acted was Born on the 4th. Long time since he's shown those acting chops.

Either way, I am glad you enjoyed this movie. He has solid movies that I have enjoyed in the past, so I can see why people like him.

Cheers!


LMAO I didnt see "Edge" this weekend. I saw "Fault of our Stars" (and liked it) I was just commenting on something someone else said, and slipped and fell right into a pile of shiat.
 
2014-06-09 12:13:31 PM
Add me to the group that thinks Tom Cruise gets way too much shiat for minor stuff.

That said this has always made me laugh:

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2014-06-09 01:14:31 PM

Geoff Peterson: jrodr018: Geoff Peterson: He man, I didnt come here to white knight Cruise, but I feel that anyone who looks at scientology more than a few minutes MUST see what a scam it is and they deserve what they get. You feel differently, and that is your right. Far be it from me to say you're wrong about it. Sorry.

/also, seriously, go back and watch the clip. He got a raw deal.

I do not care about the couch incident, I only dislike him because he has made public inflammatory remarks that may or may not prevent people with psychiatric disorders to seek medical help (even if most people know about the scam that is Scientology, some people believe in it, as proven by the current church members). Also, the only movie where (IMO) he has actually acted was Born on the 4th. Long time since he's shown those acting chops.

Either way, I am glad you enjoyed this movie. He has solid movies that I have enjoyed in the past, so I can see why people like him.

Cheers!

LMAO I didnt see "Edge" this weekend. I saw "Fault of our Stars" (and liked it) I was just commenting on something someone else said, and slipped and fell right into a pile of shiat.


Cool, dude, sorry to add to the pile.
 
2014-06-09 03:01:41 PM

Geoff Peterson: jrodr018: Ahhhh, Fark, where Jenny McCarthy is hated (justifiably) for espousing dangerous and unproven medical believes, while Tom Cruise gets a pass. He leads a dangerous religion, couch or no couch, lots of people have good reason to dislike him.

I don't like or dislike him. I don't know the motherfarker, and neither do you. Scientology is a crock of shiat and people who fall for it are morons who deserve what they get, which Mr. Cruise must be. He's still a good actor.


So much this. I have my own personal set of beliefs and it won't stop me from seeing a movie just because I think some actress or actor has a religious or political belief I don't agree with, especially if you know they are a good actor and the movie looks good. Sheesh, people won't go see a good movie because some guys jumps up and down on a couch, but they'll spend a fortune to a bunch of grown men play sports and then read about how many of these players behave in public. I don't get it.
 
2014-06-09 03:12:28 PM

chewielouie: Geoff Peterson: jrodr018: Ahhhh, Fark, where Jenny McCarthy is hated (justifiably) for espousing dangerous and unproven medical believes, while Tom Cruise gets a pass. He leads a dangerous religion, couch or no couch, lots of people have good reason to dislike him.

I don't like or dislike him. I don't know the motherfarker, and neither do you. Scientology is a crock of shiat and people who fall for it are morons who deserve what they get, which Mr. Cruise must be. He's still a good actor.

So much this. I have my own personal set of beliefs and it won't stop me from seeing a movie just because I think some actress or actor has a religious or political belief I don't agree with, especially if you know they are a good actor and the movie looks good. Sheesh, people won't go see a good movie because some guys jumps up and down on a couch, but they'll spend a fortune to a bunch of grown men play sports and then read about how many of these players behave in public. I don't get it.


See, I don't get you guys either. If you are watching TC, go for it, but some of us do take into consideration the stuff he espouses (the whole you can treat depression with vitamins bit), and have the freedom to choose not to watch his movies at the theater.

In short, WHY DO YOU HATE 'MURICA?
 
2014-06-09 03:59:30 PM

NEDM: Qaiwolf: Part of that was it wasn't clear to me why he was slotted into infantry in the first place, just that Mad Eye put him there for some reason.

Oh, that's simple.  The general wanted him to die.  So, he falsely stripped him of rank and falsely accused him with desertion, which insured he'd be sent to the front lines and die there.  On the movie as a whole, I loved it.  It's a good sci-fi movie and was farking funny too.  Watching Tom Cruise get run over by a truck twice on two separate occasions had my theater in stitches.

In addition, while I doubt he'll get an Oscar nod for it, this movie really shows how well Tom Cruise can act.   In the beginning, he's a spineless cowardly worm.  By the end, after he's died countless thousands of times, he comes off as a grizzled vet who is farking tired of all this.  And it all feels natural.  It doesn't feel forced, it doesn't leave you thinking "we're supposed to buy this guy as an action hero?".  He actually sells this transformation, and in my personal opinion, I think that's an impressive acting performance.



These are the same reasons I thought he did well in The Last Samurai, though Ken Watanabe stole that show.
 
2014-06-09 06:47:45 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.


The book is a great read.  I'm rereading it now to refresh it in my mind for the movie.  The lead has a very 'what's her Fark handle?' sense of humor about her.  When recounting how she got her first diagnosis the same month she got her first period she summed it up as the universe telling her "Congratulations, you're a woman!  NOW DIE."

When her father insists she eat breakfast at a super-early hour of the morning she protests not that cancer sometimes makes her puke anyway, but because 'we are not Russian peasants fortifying ourselves for a day in the fields.'

John Green, the author, also has some great Youtube videos about history.  Lots of good stuff.
 
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