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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 27
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2014-06-08 05:15:05 PM  
2 votes:
"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 03:29:19 PM  
2 votes:

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 01:39:12 PM  
2 votes:
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
2014-06-09 11:34:07 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:56:02 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2014-06-08 08:40:03 PM  
1 votes:
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 08:36:11 PM  
1 votes:
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 08:15:47 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:02:48 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:54:27 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:56:52 PM  
1 votes:
I actually cried during The Fault in Our Stars

what a pussy!
2014-06-08 04:34:53 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:21:18 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:20:56 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:13:56 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:02:58 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:50:07 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:34:09 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:12:32 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:44:29 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:34:22 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:30:28 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:01:02 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:53:23 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:38:16 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:11:52 PM  
1 votes:
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 11:47:21 AM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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