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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
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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.
 
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.
 
2014-06-08 06:58:27 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.


I've heard people call it "Cancer Twilight". Which is kind of redundant, if you think about it.
 
2014-06-08 06:59:07 PM  
Yes.
 
2014-06-08 07:00:40 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.


So there's a bit of "Looper" in the mix as well.
 
2014-06-08 07:00:54 PM  
Edge of Tomorrow was fantastic, but it's hard sci-fi and stars a man that leaves many with a bad taste in their mouth.
 
2014-06-08 07:05:09 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.


I've heard that she gives a solid performance in the movie, and is the best thing about it. Then again, I've heard the movie is really weak and is basically one giant "Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned" trope.
 
2014-06-08 07:27:10 PM  
Edge of Tomorrow was amazing. That scene where he first tries to escape the fifty pushups was hilarious, the whole theater bursted out laughing.
 
2014-06-08 07:56:06 PM  
Edge of Tomorrow was allright.  Category #2:  Don't want my money back.

*****SPOILER*****

However, the ending of the film rendered everything that proceeded it moot.  That was a serious design-by-committee-wtf-hollywood-happy-ending.

*****SPOILER*****
 
2014-06-08 07:57:04 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.


Just got back from an IMAX 3D showing and I couldn't agree more.

I'm not an Emily Blunt fan, but she was dynamite. I really enjoyed Paxton's bit as well.
 
2014-06-08 08:03:16 PM  

BafflerMeal: Edge of Tomorrow was allright.  Category #2:  Don't want my money back.

*****SPOILER*****

However, the ending of the film rendered everything that proceeded it moot.  That was a serious design-by-committee-wtf-hollywood-happy-ending.

*****SPOILER*****


Not exactly. I think what happened was that somehow what Tom Cruise's character did caused a ripple effect throughout time
 
2014-06-08 08:06:02 PM  
Edge of Tomorrow was great.  Easily one of Cruise's best films.
 
2014-06-08 08:06:27 PM  
I have to give props to Shailene Woodley. Can't get any more different than her 2 characters in Divergent and "Fault", going from a sci fi action hero to a young girl dying of cancer and doing a good job on both.. The young lady has some acting ability, IMHO.
As for Cruise, just tired of his schtick.
 
2014-06-08 08:07:31 PM  
Edge of Tomorrow was surprisingly good.  See it in 3D if you can.
 
2014-06-08 08:10:56 PM  
I've hardly seen anything Cruise has done since the 80s ended, and parts of the Edge of Tomorrow trailer made me cringe a bit. But you guys seem to like it a lot. I may reconsider.
 
2014-06-08 08:15:47 PM  

texdent: BafflerMeal: Edge of Tomorrow was allright.  Category #2:  Don't want my money back.

*****SPOILER*****

However, the ending of the film rendered everything that proceeded it moot.  That was a serious design-by-committee-wtf-hollywood-happy-ending.

*****SPOILER*****

Not exactly. I think what happened was that somehow what Tom Cruise's character did caused a ripple effect throughout time


I suppose I could go with that.  However, it kind of breaks the internal consistency of the story without further explanation.

Also:  Emily Blunt would have made a much, much, much better Black Widow in the MCU.
 
2014-06-08 08:23:29 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.


I don't think I had heard about it until X-Men came out and that was, what, two weeks ago? Sure it got a lot of last minute hype, but I'm surprised it didn't get a bigger push before that.
 
2014-06-08 08:25:13 PM  

BafflerMeal: Edge of Tomorrow was allright.  Category #2:  Don't want my money back.

*****SPOILER*****

However, the ending of the film rendered everything that proceeded it moot.  That was a serious design-by-committee-wtf-hollywood-happy-ending.

*****SPOILER*****


Yeah that ending was almost up there in "Spielberg War of the Worlds" territory (though it's unlikely that anything will ever actually  match that one). And to boot, it made no sense whatsoever. The movie before it was quite solid, though, and it's a shame people aren't giving it a chance.

By the way, I actually  liked Oblivion. The movie itself wasn't too great, but the cinematography, production design, and action set pieces were fantastic. It was absolutely one of the best-looking sci-fi movies I've ever seen. The post-apocalyptic landscape was gorgeous, and that scene with the sentry robots inside the rebels' hideout was just awesome.
 
2014-06-08 08:32:11 PM  
Saw Edge on Friday and thought it was great.  Definitely one of Cruise's best.  The ending was a little underwhelming and predictable, but it delivered exactly what I expected and that was a fun, engrossing sci-fi movie with just the right amount of dark humor in it.  Cruise did a fantastic job with it (and I'm not a big fan) and Paxon is always welcome in any movie.  That guy rocks in everything.
 
2014-06-08 08:36:11 PM  
Maybe Farkers may think this statement is wrong, but the failure of "Edge of Tomorrow" to attract big audiences reminds me of the movie "John Carter" which I also thought was a great movie even though it flopped when released. John Carter was entertaining and pretty good: I've seen worse movies than either John Carter or Edge of Tomorrow.
 
2014-06-08 08:40:03 PM  
Look at all the tough men shiatting all over something that they know little to nothing about because supposedly young females like it.  And everyone knows there's nothing so awful and worthy of scorn in this world as a young female and what she likes.

If you spend any time on the internet shiatting on things girls like just because girls like it.... you need to get a life.  Or confine yourself to reddit and 4chan so the rest of us don't have to see your idiocy.

Here's Jeremy Jahns' review of it.

/"Garden State with cancer"
//DFTBA
 
2014-06-08 08:45:53 PM  

skinink: Maybe Farkers may think this statement is wrong, but the failure of "Edge of Tomorrow" to attract big audiences reminds me of the movie "John Carter" which I also thought was a great movie even though it flopped when released. John Carter was entertaining and pretty good: I've seen worse movies than either John Carter or Edge of Tomorrow.



I, too, enjoyed John Carter and yeah, inept marketing was partly responsible for its failure in the States. Taylor Kitsch is actually a decent actor, despite his rep these days as box office poison-a direct result of this movie.
 
2014-06-08 08:47:42 PM  

if_i_really_have_to: Look at all the tough men shiatting all over something that they know little to nothing about because supposedly young females like it.  And everyone knows there's nothing so awful and worthy of scorn in this world as a young female and what she likes.

If you spend any time on the internet shiatting on things girls like just because girls like it.... you need to get a life.  Or confine yourself to reddit and 4chan so the rest of us don't have to see your idiocy.

Here's Jeremy Jahns' review of it.

/"Garden State with cancer"
//DFTBA


assets.diylol.com
 
2014-06-08 08:51:02 PM  

if_i_really_have_to: Look at all the tough men shiatting all over something that they know little to nothing about because supposedly young females like it.  And everyone knows there's nothing so awful and worthy of scorn in this world as a young female and what she likes.

If you spend any time on the internet shiatting on things girls like just because girls like it.... you need to get a life.  Or confine yourself to reddit and 4chan so the rest of us don't have to see your idiocy.

Here's Jeremy Jahns' review of it.

/"Garden State with cancer"
//DFTBA


I thought 50/50 was Garden State with cancer.
 
2014-06-08 08:55:49 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: 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.

So there's a bit of "Looper" in the mix as well.


My first thought when I saw the premise was Source Code.
 
2014-06-08 09:01:04 PM  
Saw "Edge" on Saturday afternoon with my teenage son, in an almost empty theater.
Liked it a lot.
Didn't care for the "happy ending"...
 
2014-06-08 09:04:24 PM  
Emily Blunt's name was Rita in Edge of Tomorrow.

Andie MacDowell's name was also Rita, in Groundhog Day.

debaucherysoup.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-06-08 09:08:33 PM  

if_i_really_have_to: Look at all the tough men shiatting all over something that they know little to nothing about because supposedly young females like it.  And everyone knows there's nothing so awful and worthy of scorn in this world as a young female and what she likes.

If you spend any time on the internet shiatting on things girls like just because girls like it.... you need to get a life.  Or confine yourself to reddit and 4chan so the rest of us don't have to see your idiocy.

Here's Jeremy Jahns' review of it.

/"Garden State with cancer"
//DFTBA


Meh, I'm a female but I'd still rather see something with explosions.  However, everyone should do what they like.  I'll see Edge next weekend and I'm looking forward to it.  I might catch "Garden State with Cancer" on Redbox.  I rarely spend theatre money on romantic tear jerkers, but as it appears it might actually be a decent movie I'm willing to give it a shot.  Might try the book.

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.


That is a somewhat accurate assessment if you're reporting from 1999.
 
2014-06-08 09:49:53 PM  
I don't understand how the word "derivative" is pejorative. Everything is derivative of something.
 
2014-06-08 10:17:55 PM  

propasaurus: What's Edge derivative of?


The Star Trek TNG episode "Cause and Effect".

And the Supernatural episode "Mystery Spot".

And Run Lola Run.
 
2014-06-08 10:20:21 PM  

texdent: BafflerMeal: Edge of Tomorrow was allright.  Category #2:  Don't want my money back.

*****SPOILER*****

However, the ending of the film rendered everything that proceeded it moot.  That was a serious design-by-committee-wtf-hollywood-happy-ending.

*****SPOILER*****

Not exactly. I think what happened was that somehow what Tom Cruise's character did caused a ripple effect throughout time


If that's the case, why didn't it ripple back farther?

From a purely cinematic stand point, it does make sense to only go back a day so they don't have to introduce new details to explain what happened.

From a thematic stand point, I feel that it would have made more sense if the final ripple went back so far that the aliens never invaded Earth at all (either because the death of the Omega caused them to be erased from existence or it just decided "F*ck that noise" and went somewhere else) and the closing minutes of the movie show Cruise struggling to come to grips with being the only veteran of a war that never happened.

yakmans_dad: I don't understand how the word "derivative" is pejorative. Everything is derivative of something.


This.

fisker: Emily Blunt's name was Rita in Edge of Tomorrow.

Andie MacDowell's name was also Rita, in Groundhog Day.

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img.fark.net
 
2014-06-08 10:22:22 PM  

BafflerMeal: texdent: BafflerMeal: Edge of Tomorrow was allright.  Category #2:  Don't want my money back.

*****SPOILER*****

However, the ending of the film rendered everything that proceeded it moot.  That was a serious design-by-committee-wtf-hollywood-happy-ending.

*****SPOILER*****

Not exactly. I think what happened was that somehow what Tom Cruise's character did caused a ripple effect throughout time

I suppose I could go with that.  However, it kind of breaks the internal consistency of the story without further explanation.

Also:  Emily Blunt would have made a much, much, much better Black Widow in the MCU.


Which is why the director of Gulliver's Travels should be blacklisted from ever making films again. The fact that the production of that turd forced her to bow out of Iron Man 2 is a crime against humanity.
 
2014-06-08 10:42:27 PM  
Which movie to see ?  Does it have Tom Cruise? Then Hell No! Do Not Want!
 
2014-06-08 11:33:06 PM  
Edge of Tomorrow was okay, but I didn't  like the Hollywood ending.

/Source Code + Starship Troopers
//6 out of 10
///
 
2014-06-08 11:41:49 PM  
I don't understand the appeal of movies like Fault with our Stars, isn't the realities of life depressing ebough? Do you really require auxillary narratives to manipulate your emotions and make you even more depressed about things that never happened to people that don't exist? I can open any newspaper and read about some real farked up shiat for free, why pay money for the opportunity?
 
2014-06-08 11:44:28 PM  

propasaurus: What's Edge derivative of?


Every single combat FPS in the last two decades.
 
2014-06-08 11:59:34 PM  

BalugaJoe: I watched Frozen with my niece.  I liked it.


Is niece what you call your glass of Bourbon?
 
2014-06-09 12:01:03 AM  

Riotboy: Edge of Tomorrow was okay, but I didn't  like the Hollywood ending.

/Source Code + Starship Troopers
//6 out of 10
///


Dude! Spoiler Alert!!!
 
2014-06-09 12:15:22 AM  

spman: I don't understand the appeal of movies like Fault with our Stars, isn't the realities of life depressing ebough? Do you really require auxillary narratives to manipulate your emotions and make you even more depressed about things that never happened to people that don't exist? I can open any newspaper and read about some real farked up shiat for free, why pay money for the opportunity?


Yes. You can relate to the protagonist on the screen, get fully immersed, and watch him die. And then you can realize that "hey, I'm still alive. I can make a difference. I learned from his death. I'm glad he died for me, though I wish he had lived. Maybe I could figure out a way for him to live. Maybe I can find a way for myself to live."
 
2014-06-09 12:44:15 AM  
Based upon commentary here, I changed my plan to see the movie in 2D and instead viewed it in 3D. I believe that the experience was worth the additional cost.

I do agree with Garbonzo42's statements about what would have constituted a better ending, however.
 
2014-06-09 12:47:28 AM  

Dimensio: Based upon commentary here, I changed my plan to see the movie in 2D and instead viewed it in 3D. I believe that the experience was worth the additional cost.

I do agree with Garbonzo42's statements about what would have constituted a better ending, however.


I think I would have preferred if they just died.  It would have been a bit of a downer mitigated by the scenes of celebration from the survivors.
 
2014-06-09 12:56:44 AM  

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.


This all the way up. John Green is probably the best person alive. That guy is just GOOD. And yes, I adore Crash Course.

THE MONGOLS!!
 
2014-06-09 01:02:36 AM  

spman: I don't understand the appeal of movies like Fault with our Stars, isn't the realities of life depressing ebough? Do you really require auxillary narratives to manipulate your emotions and make you even more depressed about things that never happened to people that don't exist? I can open any newspaper and read about some real farked up shiat for free, why pay money for the opportunity?


Those kinds of movies aren't my thing, generally, and I have not seen this one.  I chalk up the appeal though to the same thing that causes me to enjoy horror films.  People are murdered by real murderers every day but that doesn't stop me from enjoying Silence of the Lambs.  Why couldn't someone get some kind of similar catharsis from seeing this movie?
 
2014-06-09 01:02:49 AM  

Garbonzo42: texdent: BafflerMeal: Edge of Tomorrow was allright.  Category #2:  Don't want my money back.

*****SPOILER*****

However, the ending of the film rendered everything that proceeded it moot.  That was a serious design-by-committee-wtf-hollywood-happy-ending.

*****SPOILER*****

Not exactly. I think what happened was that somehow what Tom Cruise's character did caused a ripple effect throughout time

If that's the case, why didn't it ripple back farther?

From a purely cinematic stand point, it does make sense to only go back a day so they don't have to introduce new details to explain what happened.

From a thematic stand point, I feel that it would have made more sense if the final ripple went back so far that the aliens never invaded Earth at all (either because the death of the Omega caused them to be erased from existence or it just decided "F*ck that noise" and went somewhere else) and the closing minutes of the movie show Cruise struggling to come to grips with being the only veteran of a war that never happened.


My feeling was that when the Omega died and it 'bled' on him as he died, it gave him an even stronger version of the time travel power back and he chose (perhaps unconsciously) to go back to the last time his world wasn't a 'world of shiat'.  The point when he still felt he had control over his life.

/but yea, still a Hollywood happy ending.
//It would have been better if he woke up on that pile of bags one more time.  His life shiat, despite everything he did.
 
2014-06-09 01:42:36 AM  

EnderX: BalugaJoe: I watched Frozen with my niece.  I liked it.

Is niece what you call your glass of Bourbon bong?


/sorry
//this is FARK after all
 
2014-06-09 01:49:14 AM  

Lsherm: propasaurus: What's Edge derivative of?

It's a sci-fi Groundhog Day.


I was promised a hyper-violent Groundhog Day. It got a disappointing pg13. If there's an unrated directors cut, I'll rent it.
 
2014-06-09 01:49:33 AM  
Saw EoT yesterday, while killing time before officiating a wedding.  I went in with low expectations, and we pleasantly surprised.  I didn't find any glaring plot holes, and none of the characters seemed stupid for drama's sake.  Now I want to track down and read the original novel.

Didn't have the option of 3D, but I wouldn't mind going again to check it out.

Well worth the $5.50 for a matinee ticket at Chunky's (plus the price of my burger).
 
2014-06-09 01:56:02 AM  
EoT was a fantastic movie, for those of you rat bastards who are on the fence about it - go see it. Otherwise you're personally responsible for the next Adam Sandler "comedy" that gets unleashed upon humanity.
 
2014-06-09 02:23:44 AM  
The Fault In Our Stars should do well among all demographics...

...except for the Mongols.

x2.fjcdn.com
 
2014-06-09 02:40:18 AM  

BafflerMeal: Edge of Tomorrow was allright.  Category #2:  Don't want my money back.

*****SPOILER*****

However, the ending of the film rendered everything that proceeded it moot.  That was a serious design-by-committee-wtf-hollywood-happy-ending.

*****SPOILER*****


Yeah I'm not sure how that qualified as an ending. It certainly wasn't satisfying.  I admit I watched it via stream this weekend, and the dialogue was so quiet I only got the barest overview of any conversation, but didn't feel like I missed anything.  Unless something was dramatically different due to that last loopstart.  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. Regardless, I enjoyed it and am looking forward to seeing it in the theater and catch the dialogue cleanly this time.

Judgement: pretty good, solid story. Some subtlety that is likely explained in dialogue if you can hear it. :D
 
2014-06-09 02:57:24 AM  

fisker: I was goddamned incredible and Bill Paxton was hilarious.


Oh, were you now?
 
2014-06-09 03:46:18 AM  

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.
 
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.

[x2.fjcdn.com image 359x350]


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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O_o
 
2014-06-09 10:02:33 AM  

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

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O_o


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.

[img2.timeinc.net image 612x380]

O_o

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.

[img2.timeinc.net image 612x380]

O_o

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:

i32.photobucket.com
 
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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