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Have you ever dreamed about what it might be like to relive the same day over and over again in an endless search for the perfect 24 hour period of existence? Of course you haven't, for that is the plot of much-loved Bill Murray/Harold Ramis comedy classic Groundhog Day, and each and every possible hilarious scenario has already been played out for you via one of the sharpest and most intuitive scripts of all time.
Edge of Tomorrow, 20 minutes of which was screened for bloggers and film journalists at an event in London earlier this week, is like Groundhog Day with stringy aliens and Tom Cruise. Admittedly, there are a few other minuscule differences between Doug Liman's upcoming sci-fi piece and its forebear: Cruise is using his unusual predicament »
- Ben Child
It’s both perfectly fitting and a darkly wry punchline that the last word in Stanley Kubrick’s last film is “fuck,” utilized in its most literal definition. The word is spoken, in both direct and slightly imploring fashion, by Alice Harford (Nicole Kidman) to her husband Bill (Tom Cruise) at the end of the still slightly underappreciated Eyes Wide Shut. Bill’s nocturnal journey into an unfamiliar world of group sex and general deviancy is one of missed opportunities and denied possibilities; he is surrounded by and beckoned into various couplings, and capitalizes on none of them. This weakness of the modern man is a recurrent theme in Kubrick’s filmography, from Paths of Glory to Eyes Wide Shut, released posthumously in the summer of 1999. Kubrick, who died 15 years ago today, was often categorized as a cold and distant filmmaker, always putting his characters at an emotional remove; this »
- Josh Spiegel
Bill Cage (Tom Cruise) wakes up in Heathrow airport, which is now a military base on the frontline in the war against alien invaders known as Mimics. He’s about to be shipped off to France in one final push against the ever-growing extra-terrestrial threat. He feels like he’s been here before though, and that’s because he has. An encounter with the “Omega” Mimic has left Cage in a time loop, waking him up back at the base a day earlier every time he dies.
That’s the pitch for Edge of Tomorrow, a bonkers mix of Starship Troopers and Groundhog Day that’s based on a Japanese novel fantastically titled All You Need is Kill. Earlier this week, we had the chance to preview about 20 minutes of the film and we’re happy to report that there’s a lot to be excited about.
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- Dominic Mill
Katie Holmes is a mom first! The brunette beauty covers the April issue of Elle UK (via Daily Mail) where she opens up about raising her little girl, Suri. The most important thing, when it comes to her daughter with ex-husband Tom Cruise, is that Suri feels like she's loved. "I think the basics are very important: the number one thing is making sure my child feels loved. And good about herself," Holmes tells the mag. "And that what she does and who she is, is special and important, and should be celebrated. And my mom always said, 'No one loves you like your mother.'"While Katie admits that her 8-year-old's lifestyle is very different from how she grew up, she believes that the same general parenting rules still apply and are important. The actress also opens up about how much the world has changed since she played Joey on "Dawson's Creek. »
- tooFab Staff
Bauer Publishing announced Wednesday that it had hired former National Enquirer editor in chief David Perel as editorial director of In Touch and Life & Style magazine. He replaces Dan Wakeford, who had been editor in chief of both titles. Also read: How TheWrap's Investigation Led to Bauer Media Shutting A Pro-Nazi Magazine As editor in chief of the National Enquirer, Perel oversaw the team who broke the news about Rush Limbaugh's oxycontin addiction in 2003, and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for exposing John Edwards extramarital affair in 2008. Also read: Tom Cruise vs Bauer Media: Editors Worried About Getting Sued, »
- James Crugnale
Katie Holmes keeps her parenting strategy simple: Suri comes first. "I think the basics are very important: The No. 1 thing is making sure my child feels loved. And good about herself. And that what she does and who she is is special and should be celebrated," Holmes tells Elle U.K. for its April issue, out Thursday. "And my mom always said, 'No one loves you like your mother.' " Holmes, whose marital split from Tom Cruise was in July 2012, lives with her stylish 7½-year-old in New York City, and says she relates to her own mother when it comes to parenting challenges. »
- Jeff Nelson
How does a film combine elements of science fiction and blockbusting action with the basic conceit of Harold Ramis’ comedy classic, Groundhog Day? That’s the most pressing question director Doug Liman has to answer with his latest film, Edge of Tomorrow, which adapts Japanese author Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s 2004 light novel All You Need is Kill. Harmonizing multiple genres can be enough of a challenge on its own, after all; that Liman’s borrowing from another source for his story presents a whole other hurdle for him to overcome.
The earliest glimpses viewers have gotten of Edge of Tomorrow don’t quite hint at how he’ll strike the right balance between each of the film’s ...
- Andy Crump
Katie Holmes is pro girl power! In the April issue of Elle UK, the 35-year-old actress says she supports women and is raising her nearly 8-year-old daughter, Suri, with ex-husband Tom Cruise to feel confident about herself. Holmes acknowledged that her daughter's lifestyle is "so different from how I grew up," but said general parenting rules still apply. "I think the basics are very important: the number one thing is making sure my child feels loved. And good about herself," Holmes explained in the magazine (via Daily Mail). [...] »
The people over at Total Film were lucky enough to catch an exclusive preview of the upcoming sci-fi film Edge Of Tomorrow, directed by Doug Liman and starring Tom Cruise. Below we have a bunch of descriptions with their reaction to the footage, plus some spoilers. Check it out.
According to the article, the footage is “surprisingly funny.” There’s some “Swingers-level wit at times (that is, if Swingers had featured a scene in which Heather Graham dismissively shot Jon Favreau in the face after a bad chat-up line) and some /insanely/ cool action beats.”
The first scene showed Cruise waking up in the middle of a military base, with Bill Paxton’s Master Sergeant Farrell approaching and revealing that Cruise is being processed with the other new recruits ahead of a big battle tomorrow. Total Film called the footage “beautiful and incredibly intense, with explosions all around and missiles spiraling through the sky, »
- Laura Frances
Amid all the descriptors one could attach to Katie Holmes, the actress is first and foremost a mom. "I think the basics are very important: The number one thing is making sure my child feels loved. And good about herself," Elle UK's April cover girl tells the magazine. "And that what she does and who she is, is special and important, and should be celebrated.'" "My mom always said, 'No one loves you like your mother,'" she also says, per the Daily Mail. Holmes is nothing if not a hands-on mom to 7-year-old Suri, her daughter with ex-husband with Tom Cruise. "I think all of our experiences bring us to a greater understanding of ourselves and help us »
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- MaryAnn Johanson
Exclusive: As David Ellison‘s Skydance Productions gets more creatively ambitious in the popcorn pictures it makes in partnership with Paramount Pictures, the label has added a former Par stalwart exec in Don Granger. Granger joins Ellison and Dana Goldberg at Skydance in the post of Evp Feature Productions. It is a newly created position and he will report to Goldberg, the company’s chief creative officer. As Skydance continues to pursue tentpole films like with the reboot of The Terminator franchise, Granger seems like an ideal fit because he has spent most of his career shepherding exactly these kinds of films. He most recently worked with Paramount and Skydance producing Jack Reacher, and before that had a strong relationship with Tom Cruise as president of Motion Picture Production at United Artists when Cruise and Paula Wagner revived the label. Granger before that was senior exec at C/W Productions »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Some of the folks over at Total Film Magazine were lucky enough to attend an exclusive preview for the Tom Cruise-Emily Blunt-starrer, Edge of Tomorrow. The preview, which consisted of approximately 20 minutes from the film, was introduced by Tom Cruise himself, through a pre-recorded video and followed by a Q&A with director Doug Liman. In his introduction, Cruise went on to describe his co-star Emily Blunt as a "Badass, with extraordinary range." Liman later added praise for Cruise: "Tom is a brilliant comedic actor, truly brilliant. He's the gutsiest, most courageous actor I've ever worked with." He also playfully added a little incentive for non-Tom Cruise fans to see the film: "If you hate Tom Cruise, he dies 200 times in the movie." The preview wasn't a consecutive sequence, but rather a compilation of scenes spread throughout the course of the film. It was described as »
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
"12 Years a Slave"
What's It About? Based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, "12 Years a Slave" stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as a free man who was kidnapped from his home in New York and sold into slavery. Northup ends up on a plantation run by the cruel Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) and his equally awful wife (Sarah Paulson), who take special delight in tormenting another young slave named Patsey (Lupita Nyong'o).
Why We're In: The movie took him Best Picture Sunday night -- see director Steve McQueen quite literally jump for joy here -- for good reason. Nyong'o took home the Best Supporting Actress award for her wrenching performance, and John Ridley won for his adapted screenplay.
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week
- Jenni Miller
The Hollywood Reporter has published an interesting look at how Hollywood re-aligns its releases out of fear of the FIFA World Cup. The high-profile soccer tournament takes place every 4 years, and is one of the most watched events on television. For example, in 2010 3.2 billion people watched the World Cup. That’s nearly half the world’s population. As such, the monthlong sporting event tends to wreak havoc on big summer film releases that are geared towards males. This would explain why so many major studio blockbusters are releasing within the two-month span of July and August this year, while June looks fairly vacant.
There is one blockbuster that is going to go toe-to-toe with millions of soccer hooligans this June, though. Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction is set to open on June 27, hoping that it will benefit from being the only big dog in town. The rest of »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Total Film just leapt back from an exclusive preview of Tom Cruise's latest action sci-fi Edge Of Tomorrow, which was introduced by the man himself via a video pre-record (futuristic!), and accompanied by an in-person Doug Liman, who stayed around for a post-footage Q&A. Selflessly, Cruise spent much of his intro talking up his collaborators, describing director Doug Liman's achievements in film - reminding us that he's done everything from Swingers to The Bourne Identity - references which actually turned out to be a pretty good...
- Sam Ashurst
HeyUGuys were fortunate enough to be in attendance at a special preview screening of Doug Liman’s forthcoming sci-fi Edge of Tomorrow, as we witnessed close to twenty minutes of footage. On first impressions, it’s safe to say we’re mightily impressed with the Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt starring picture, and while the preview came to an abrupt end, our intrige in the project certainly didn’t, as a Q&A with Liman himself took place.
Cruise plays Bill Cage, a public relations worker suddenly thrust into the middle of an epic war between mankind and extraterrestrial beings, where he meets the courageous Rita Vrataski (Blunt). He soon discovers that he has a unique power whereby he can replay one particular day over and over again, caught up in a time loop that allows him the chance to become more skilled on the battlefield, and more wise to »
- Stefan Pape
If it felt like a forgettable and rather dead weekend at the box office, that’s because it was. Studios typically don’t release major films in theaters the weekend of the Academy Awards, the conventional wisdom being that everyone’s going to be watching the awards, gearing up for the awards, and or doing something that involves preparing for the ceremony and not going to movies. This is largely true, and the releases put in that weekend are generally counter-programming offers with 2014 being no different. While you may have spent your entire weekend pouring your Oscar ballot, those who don’t really give a toss turned out for both action and religious fare. Liam Neeson’s “Take On A Plane,” errrr… “Non-Stop” took the number one slot with a strong $30 million. A mid-budget franchise alert? Don’t scoff. Over the last five years, Neeson has had six action films »
- Rodrigo Perez
Holmes & Yang might now be Holmes or Yang. Actress Katie Holmes has ended her five-year fashion line partnership with her onetime stylist Jeanne Yang. A source tells Page Six that the duo split due to "interpersonal conflict" after reports came out that Yang had leaked information about Holmes, 35, and ex-husband Tom Cruise following their divorce. The fashion line's social media pages have been quiet for more than a month, and Holmes' rep confirmed that "The Holmes & Yang partnership has ended." According to Page Six, the high-end [...] »
A month ago, the news that Hollywood is actually working on a Minecraft movie would have been cause for chortling. “A movie adaptation of Minecraft?” we would’ve scoffed, sipping our highballs and dipping our breadrolls into a carafe filled with Beluga caviar. “Goodness, how silly! There’s no story to Minecraft! It’s just lots of blocks you use to build things!” This was before the release of The Lego Movie, which took the whole “blocks-used-to-build-things” concept and turned it into a pretty freaking good movie.
So, for the moment, it’s possible to be optimistic. As reported by Deadline, »
- Darren Franich
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