Liman and his "American Made" star, Tom Cruise, are looking to revisit their first collaboration, 2014's time-traveling alien-invasion movie, "Edge of Tomorrow."
The high-flying drama ‘The Walk’ — currently playing in IMAX theaters — may be thrilling audiences with its depiction of wire walker Philippe Petit’s death-defying stroll between the Twin Towers in 1974. But it’s also making some of them sick. Reports from early screenings indicate that director Robert Zemeckis’ extremely realistic-looking dramatization of the high-wire walk was making some audience members retch with vertigo. ‘The Walk’ isn’t the first movie to leave viewers quaking and queasy.
Edge of Tomorrow is a great action movie, but its resolution feels too neatly tied up in a bow. The Steven Spielberg-directed thriller is another otherwise solid Tom Cruise action movie with an unsatisfyingly upbeat ending. Having survived a perilous journey across a landscape crawling with towering bloodthirsty aliens, Ray (Cruise) and his young daughter (Dakota Fanning) arrive at the Boston home of his ex-wife.
Fox’s tragic teen romance “The Fault in Our Stars" captured the box-office crown with a $48.2 million opening this weekend, swamping Tom Cruise’s “Edge of Tomorrow” and providing the summer’s biggest surprise yet. In a season typically dominated by pricey epics featuring superheroes, monsters and giant robots, the low-budget adaptation of John Green’s bestseller about two young cancer patients (Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort) falling in love was something out of the ordinary. They went home happy, and gave the film an “A” CinemaScore. Also read: Tracy Morgan in Critical Condition After Car Crash (Update) The success of “Fault,” produced for $12 million by Temple Hill Entertainment’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen via Fox 2000, is a major financial score for the studio as not many movies quadruple their production budgets in the first three days.
In Edge of Tomorrow Tom Cruise tumbles into a hellish point in the time-space continuum where his character – Cage – must battle a race of superfast, goo-oozing aliens over and over again. As it did with Bill Murray’s character, reconciling himself with life in an infinite loop takes Cruise’s Cage through the stages of mourning — from disbelief to frustration to despair and eventually acceptance. Cage is forced to relive a brutal beach battle highly reminiscent of D-Day’s battle for Omaha Beach, and director Steven Spielberg’s portrayal of that battle specifically.
The Fault in Our Stars is on pace to make $35 million this weekend, although 20th Century Fox, the studio behind the film, is being more conservative and pegging the opening in the mid-$20 million range. It now expands to 3,171 theaters.
At the beginning of Edge of Tomorrow (in theaters tomorrow), Tom Cruise is a lackluster action hero. A glorified public relations flack for the military, he’s terrified by the thought of battle. But we always knew he’d turn things around. Why?
Edge of Tomorrow scored $20 million in 28 international markets, with the Tom Cruise science-fiction adventure opening overseas a week before it debuts stateside. Though Cruise remains a major international star, the picture faced tough competition from Angelina Jolie andMaleficent. That fantasy adventure opened to a stunning $100 million abroad from 47 foreign markets.... Read more »
“Edge of Tomorrow” might be one of Tom Cruise’s better films in recent memory but will audiences show up to see it? Warner Bros., the film’s distributor, hopes so, despite the worrisome lack of buzz as the sci-fi movie nears its June 6 opening.
The Tom Cruise sci-fi movie “Edge of Tomorrow” has a lot of ground to make up if it’s going to avoid being summer’s first big-budget box-office dud. Emily Blunt co-stars in the film, which is directed by Doug Liman. Also read: Tom Cruise Spends ‘an Eternity’ Dying in New ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Trailer (Video) That means “Edge of Tomorrow” will have to do a lot of business overseas if it hopes to make up its $175 million production budget and marketing costs. Compounding the problem for “Edge of Tomorrow” is that it’s opening against Fox’s “The Fault in Our Stars.” The romantic drama starring Shailene Woodley came on tracking as well Thursday — in the $25 million range as well.
It is not the question of simply turning off the device, instead it’s not installing it in the first place at all. Even among the elite forces, only Rita is capable of it. She is unique.
When Bill Murray repeated the same day over and over in “Groundhog Day,” he used the time to learn how to play the piano and be a better man. Give Tom Cruise the same opportunity and he trains himself to be an alien-killing one-man army. The veteran Hollywood star, now 51, puts actors half his age to shame in this new look at “Edge of Tomorrow,” the time-jumping sci-fi thriller from Doug Liman, “the director of ‘The Bourne Identity’ and ‘Mr & Mrs. Smith’” (he also made the less explosive but still great “Swingers” and “Go”). Cruise jumps out of airplanes, crawls through the mud, gets shot, blown up and beaten up by Emily Blunt … and keeps coming back for more.
"Groundhog Day" meets Tom Cruise’s own "Oblivion" (and maybe a little bit of "Source Code" and "Elysium" thrown in there as well) in "Edge of Tomorrow," one of next summer’s sci-fi extravaganzas and the latest action vehicle conjured to prove that Maverick’s still got what it takes as he plunges head-first into his 50s. If the first trailer is any indication, Cruise is most definitely still an Action Star as he takes on the role of Lt. Col. Bill Cage, a United Defense Force recruit fighting a war against a mysterious alien race known as the Mimics (not to be confused with the same-named cockroachy critters in the 1997 Mira Sorvino sci-fi flick). Maybe Emily Blunt, as a Special Forces soldier, can help — she knows a thing or two about this sort of thing from her time in “Looper,” after all. The exoskeletons are a bit sleeker than the makeshift job worn by Matt Damon in director Neill Blomkamp’s summer film, and they’re nowhere near as laughable as the goofy contraptions worn by Channing Tatum and company in “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” (2009).
Well, so much for 2013. This past year had its cinematic ups (“Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Gravity,” “This Is the End”), downs (“Gangster Squad,” “A Good Day to Die Hard”), in-betweens (“Man of Steel,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”), and sweet surprises (“The Conjuring,” “Blue Jasmine”). It was a fun year , but 2014 is looking to be even more of a thrill ride, filled with franchise-friendly sure things, swing-for-the-fences passion projects, sleeper hits waiting to be discovered and, of course, a few (okay, a lot of) superhero movies. And we can’t wait to get started.