Stanley Kubrick is remembered for his uncompromising, near-obsessive filmmaking. But his former right-hand man, Leon Vitali, who appeared in Kubrick's 1975 Oscar-winning film 'Barry Lyndon,' remembers the late auteur differently.
Ethan Hunt has chosen to accept a new mission. Tom Cruise, who plays the resourceful secret agent in the Mission: Impossible franchise, reunited with co-stars Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, and Ving Rhames this week, as shooting began on Mission: Impossible 5. Director Christopher McQuarrie tweeted the above photo on Thursday, with the caption “The team is back” and the hashtag #MI5diary.
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.
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 »
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.
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).