THE COLLISION: Episode 92 – THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and EDGE OF TOMORROW

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This week on The Collision, we’re talking about The Fault in Our Stars and Edge of Tomorrow. We talk about what the box office results mean for each one, why Fault won the weekend and Edge lost, the future of YA romance novel adaptations, the staying power of Tom Cruise‘s career, supporting good sci-fi action movies, and more. As always, we finish up with our recommendations.

Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode (“Mad Men, Hannibal, Fargo, and More TV”), click here to add the podcast to your RSS, and click here to find us on iTunes. To keep up to date with The Collision, you can follow us on Twitter at @MattGoldberg and @AdamChitwood.

EDGE OF TOMORROW Review

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In almost every action movie, the hero never dies.  If he does die, he’s always alive at the end.  He is immortal by default.  Doug Liman‘s Edge of Tomorrow provides a sly commentary not only on the action genre, but also touches on notions of destiny, providence, choice, and sacrifice.  However, its most intriguing aspect is how it aligns with the career of its ageless, persevering star.  Tom Cruise is the eternal action star, who is both dominant in and yet trapped by his career circumstances.  His captivating performance in Edge of Tomorrow is both reflective and fresh as he doesn’t distract from the fascinating, exciting film, but his presence gives an extra pop to a film that will bring you back for repeat viewings.

First TV Spot for EDGE OF TOMORROW Starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt

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Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow have released the first TV spot for Doug Liman’s sci-fi action film Edge of Tomorrow.  The film stars Tom Cruise as a military officer who is killed within minutes of a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race.  He wakes up and is forced to relive the day over and over again, but it allows him to become a better soldier, and perhaps change his fate thanks to the help of a fellow officer played by Emily Blunt.   Since it looks like Cruise’s character will be dying many times, not all of the deaths are going to be super-heroic, and a couple of those less-than-prestigious fatalities are shown here.

Hit the jump to check out the Edge of Tomorrow TV spot.  The film also stars Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Noah Taylor, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riely, Jonas Armstrong, Franz Drameh, Masayoshi Haneda, and Tony WayEdge of Tomorrow opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 6th.

New Trailer for EDGE OF TOMORROW Starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt

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Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow have released a new trailer for director Doug Liman’s (Mr. and Mrs. Smith) sci-fi actioner Edge of Tomorrow.  The film stars Tom Cruise as a military officer who is killed within minutes of a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race.  He wakes up and is forced to relive the day over and over again, but it allows him to become a better soldier, and perhaps change his fate thanks to the help of a fellow officer played by Emily Blunt.  I really like the story, but it raises an important question: Is the gravity of a character’s repeated deaths cheapened by a reliance on action?  We could be looking at a case where the set pieces overshadow a strong story, but I hope that’s not the case.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Noah Taylor, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riely, Jonas Armstrong, Franz Drameh, Masayoshi Haneda, and Tony WayEdge of Tomorrow opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 6th.

Trailer Teaser for EDGE OF TOMORROW Starring Tom Cruise; New Trailer to Be Released (Edge of) Tomorrow

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Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow have released a trailer teaser for Edge of Tomorrow.  Based off a manga with a superior title (All You Need Is Kill), the film stars Tom Cruise as a military officer who is killed within minutes of a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race.  He wakes up and is forced to relive the day over and over again, but it allows him to become a better soldier, and perhaps change his fate thanks to the help of a fellow officer played by Emily Blunt.  Or to put it another way: Groundhog Day with mech-suits.  I can get on board with that.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer teaser, and come back tomorrow to watch the full trailer.  The film also stars Bill Paxton, Laura Pulver, and Jeremy PivenEdge of Tomorrow opens June 6th.

New Image from EDGE OF TOMORROW Starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt

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Warner Bros. has released a new image from director Doug Liman’s (The Bourne Identity) promising sci-fi actioner Edge of Tomorrow.  The film stars Tom Cruise as a military officer who is killed within minutes of a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race.  He wakes up and is forced to relive the day over and over again, but it allows him to become a better soldier and perhaps change his fate thanks to the help of a fellow officer played by Emily BluntThe film’s first trailer put it squarely on my radar with it’s fascinating twist on a Groundhog Day-like premise, and this new image shows off the crazy mech suits that Cruise and Blunt’s characters wear.

Hit the jump to check out the new image.  The film also stars Bill Paxton, Laura Pulver, and Jeremy PivenEdge of Tomorrow opens June 6th.

2014 Blockbuster Preview: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, INTERSTELLAR, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, 22 JUMP STREET, and More

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It’s no secret that 2015 is going to be a sort of moviepocalypse with regards to its sheer magnitude of massive films, but right now we’ve still got 2014 to look forward to.  There are plenty of exciting large-scale films on tap for the coming year ranging from sequels to reboots to (gasp!) original properties.  Inevitably some will be great and some will be disappointing, but right now we’re full of optimism, and we’ve put together a list of 25 promising blockbusters set to be released in the next 12 months.  Read on after the jump.

First Trailer and New Poster for EDGE OF TOMORROW Starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt [Updated]

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Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for director Doug Liman’s sci-fi actioner Edge of Tomorrow.  The film stars Tom Cruise as a military officer who is killed within minutes of a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race.  He wakes up and is forced to relive the day over and over again, but it allows him to become a better soldier and perhaps change his fate thanks to the help of a fellow officer played by Emily Blunt.  The film is essentially a sci-fi version of Groundhog Day, and judging by this first trailer Liman looks to have put together an intense and thrilling spin on a fascinating premise.  Though there are obviously plenty of CGI effects involved, the aesthetic has a more grounded and realistic nature to it, which is encouraging.  Moreover, it’s great to see a female lead that’s much more than a damsel in distress or simple love interest.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer and click here to read our recap from the film’s Comic-Con panel.  The pic also stars Bill Paxton, Laura Pulver, and Jeremy PivenEdge of Tomorrow opens on June 6, 2014. [Update: Warner Bros. has also released a new poster for the film, which is now included after the jump.]

Two New Images from EDGE OF TOMORROW Starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt

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Warner Bros. has released two new images from Doug Liman‘s upcoming sci-fi action flick, Edge of Tomorrow.  The film stars Tom Cruise as a military officer who is killed within minutes of a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race; he then wakes up and is forced to relive the day over and over again, but it allows him to become a better soldier and perhaps change his fate.  Yesterday, we got some viral images and tomorrow we’ll get the trailer, but for now USA Today (which debuted the images) focuses on the exosuits.  The suits weighed about 85 pounds, and at one point Cruise had to sprint with a suit that weighed in at 130 because it had a sniper rifle and a missile launcher.  Cruise said it was “physically grueling” except he’s 51 and looks maybe 40, and I have no pity for people who have access to the fountain of youth.  I imagine he keeps it next to a portrait of him getting older.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, and Jeremy PivenEdge of Tomorrow opens June 6, 2014.

Viral Campaign Releases New Images for EDGE OF TOMORROW Starring Tom Cruise; First Trailer Debuts Wednesday

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Earlier today, Warner Bros. was promoting Godzilla via a viral marketing campaign.  It looks like they’re also using the same strategy for their action movie, Edge of Tomorrow.  The film stars Tom Cruise as a military officer who is killed within minutes of a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race; he then wakes up and is forced to relive the day over and over again, but it allows him to become a better soldier and perhaps change his fate.  The images are coming from the Twitter feed @EmbeddedUDF, and they’re somewhat low-quality, probably to stick with viral campaign’s alternate reality.  Maybe we’ll get some higher quality images when the first trailer is released on Wednesday.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton and Jeremy PivenEdge of Tomorrow opens June 6, 2014.

Jeremy Piven Marks Late Addition to EDGE OF TOMORROW, Ray Liotta Joins KILL THE MESSENGER, Paul Reiser Set for WHIPLASH

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There are a few new casting additions to attend to this afternoon.  Briefly:

  • Jeremy Piven has joined the already-wrapped sci-fi film Edge of Tomorrow (previously titled All You Need Is Kill) starring Tom Cruise.
  • Ray Liotta has taken on a pivotal role opposite Jeremy Renner in the thriller Kill the Messenger.
  • Paul Reiser will star alongside Miles Teller in the low-budget drama Whiplash.

Hit the jump for more on the aforementioned casting.

Comic-Con: EDGE OF TOMORROW Panel Recap; Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, and More Present First Trailer

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Once I get over my bitterness of the title change from All You Need Is Kill to the tamer but more descriptive Edge of Tomorrow, I think it could be an incredibly entertaining sci-fi action film.  It’s been described to me as “Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers”, and the footage we saw definitely conveyed that.  Also, mech suits make everything better.  Just imagine how much better Terms of Endearment would have been with mech suits.

Hit the jump for my recap of the panel.  Edge of Tomorrow opens June 6, 2014.

New Comic-Con Posters for Sci-Fi Actioner EDGE OF TOMORROW and Edgar Wright’s THE WORLD’S END

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A couple more Comic-Con posters have been unveiled.  Warner Bros announced today that director Doug Liman’s sci-fi actioner All You Need Is Kill has been retitled Edge of Tomorrow, and now the film has its own SDCC poster to prove it.  The film stars Tom Cruise as a military officer who is killed within minutes of a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race.  He wakes up and is forced to relive the day over and over again, but it allows him to become a better soldier and perhaps change his fate.  Emily Blunt also stars, and Warner Bros. is set to show off some footage at Comic-Con this weekend.  The poster highlights the cool mech suit that we’ve seen Cruise running around in, and I’m curious to see how this thing functions.  The film opens on June 6, 2014.

Additionally, a swell Comic-Con poster for director Edgar Wright’s The World’s End has been released by artist Tommy Lee EdwardsSimon Pegg’s character takes center stage here, but there’s also a nice tease of the pic’s pub crawl and ensemble cast.  The film opens on August 23rd.  Hit the jump to see both posters.

New Images for ALL YOU NEED IS KILL Starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, and for ENDER’S GAME Starring Asa Butterfield

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Entertainment Weekly’s onslaught of images from upcoming movies continues with a new look at Doug Liman‘s All You Need Is KillTom Cruise stars as a military officer who is killed within minutes of a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race.  He wakes up and is forced to relive the day over and over again, but it allows him to become a better soldier and perhaps change his fate. Our first official look at the film was Cruise in a mech suit, and now we see co-star Emily Blunt has a sweet suit of her own.  In a related story, Emileeid.com is reporting that the international title has been changed to Edge of Tomorrow, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the U.S. gets that title as well.  It’s almost as bland as “Oblivion”.

Hit the jump to check out the image.  The film also stars Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Charloette Riley, and Bill PaxtonAll You Need Is Kill opens June 6, 2014.  After the jump, there are also new images from Ender’s Game, which opens November 1st, and stars Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Viola Davis, Khylin Rhambo, Moises Arias, and Ben Kingsley.

New Release Dates for ALL YOU NEED IS KILL, 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, THE TO-DO LIST, and POPEYE

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One step forward, three steps back with these new release dates:

  • Warner Bros. will push All You Need Is Kill, led by Tom Cruise, from March 7 to June 6, 2014.
  • 300: Rise of an Empire will take its place on March 7, 2014, seven months after the planned August 2, 2013 release date.  The original 300 was released on March 9, 2007.
  • The Aubrey Plaza comedy The To-Do List is moving up from August 16 to July 26, 2013.
  • Sony Animation is delaying Genndy Tartakovsky‘s animated Popeye movie to a date to be named later in 2015.

Hit the jump for more on each project.

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