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The year is 2025, and once again the human race finds itself in yet another clichéd fight for survival. However, on this occasion it is the Alien's cognitive ability that threatens us most, rather than their over-powered weaponry or unforgiving size.
Combat evolved, the humans efforts are seemingly futile, with victories fewer and far between. However, highly strung propaganda and vivacious speeches from leading political figures ensure a constant recruitment drive, and none are more inspiring than Major General Cage (Tom Cruise) - a charismatic personality whose emphatic belief in the ultimate victory is somewhat infectious. It's as if Cruise is playing Cruise, because that same charismatic personality is what we've come to love and respect in regards to the veteran actor.
However, when ‘Cage’ is told he will be heading the front-line into direct combat in Paris, France, the mood changes. Until then his weapon had been words and his combat inspirational… »
Dave Davies previews the new point and click adventure Randal’s Monday…
Randal’s Monday should be a Kevin Smith fan’s dream, a nerdy, geek-fest of a point and click adventure (arguably the nerdiest of genres), the perfect way to celebrate 20 years since the release of Clerks. However, the preview of Nexus Games Studios’ latest adventure sadly appears to over geek the pudding.
Playing as the titular hero, voiced by everyone’s favourite Video Store slacker himself Jeff Anderson, the game plunges you into a Groundhog Day-esque storyline revolving around your kleptomania, your best friend’s suicide and a golden ring which holds power over those who possess it.
It’s clear from the outset that Mr Smith’s involvement has been little more than providing the original character (a different Randal to the Randal here) and allowing a “cameo” from himself and Jason Mewes. The dialogue, although »
- Gary Collinson
Though an enigma off-screen, Murray has long-established his position as one of the funniest and most consistent comedic actors in film history with an output of modern classics like Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Caddyshack,Rushmore, and Lost In Translation.
According to Emma Stone in Zombieland, Bill "has a direct line to my funny bone." We agree with you, Emma – though we probably wouldn’t go so far as punching a child for not knowing who Bill Murray is, Woody Harrelson.
We try to pare down our reasons for loving Bill Murray down to five, but we fail, »
- Sasha James
Director: Doug Liman
People can be split into two groups; those that think Tom Cruise is the finest leading man of a generation, adding energy and quality to all the films he’s worked on- and those that would like to see him killed over and over again. Well, the stars have aligned and humanity can unite, as Edge Of Tomorrow serves both camps.
Cruise plays Cage, a battle-shy army major demoted to private following an act of cowardice. Unfortunately for Cage, his slip in rank coincides with a seemingly un-winnable war against super- intelligent Matrix-esque metallic octopus aliens. So far, so silly (but good silly like Starship Troopers, not bad silly like Pacific Rim »
- Dave Bennett
For Bill Murray, the idea of attending Bill Murray Day sounded like punishment. So at last month’s Toronto Film Festival, the comedian was having serious trepidation about the special day designated to showing his classic films “Ghostbusters,” “Stripes” and “Groundhog Day,” followed by the premiere of his latest comedy, “St. Vincent.” The celebration unfolded like a cross between Comic-Con and a political rally, with an army of fans in Bill Murray masks marching en route to the screenings.
“The whole thing gets more complicated as it draws closer, and you feel such dread about it,” Murray says in an interview at his hotel before the hoopla begins. “I’m nervous. All I can think is I feel like the Statue of Liberty covered with maggots. I feel like I am going to be assaulted! Why am I doing this?”
Prior to his trip to Toronto (from an island he »
- Ramin Setoodeh
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It’s like Groundhog Day in Newcastle. Too few strikers, too few goals and inevitably the answer comes in the papers in the shape of the cumbersome, off-the-pace shape of Andy Carroll. The big Geordie, who left for pastures new in 2011 and came unstuck spectacularly with a giant £35m fee hanging over his head, has once more been linked with a move back home.
Usually it’s a red top that defers to the story ahead of the opening of every transfer window, as the striker flatters to deceive at West Ham and falls further down the pecking order, but this time it’s from someone a little different. Of all of the currently banned North East journalists, Mark Douglas is usually the best, and it is he who says that West Ham are looking to shop Carroll around in January, and that they will offer him to Newcastle. »
- Simon Gallagher
Stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley | Written by Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth | Directed by Doug Liman
Anybody who has played computer games (and who hasn’t?) knows how useful the restart option is, or the more annoying forced respawn from death. To die at a tricky part of the level and just be able to restart at a checkpoint or recently saved position helps you adapt your strategy and retry what you did wrong, till you finally make it past that tough part and reach the end of the level. This is exactly what Tom Cruise has the ability to do in Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow.
Tom Cruise plays Major William Cage, an arrogant PR man for the human war machine fighting against the alien invasion that has overtaken most of Europe. »
- Paul Metcalf
A funny thing happened at the multiplex this past summer. Tom Cruise toplined a flashy, expensive blockbuster called Edge of Tomorrow, filled with all manner of explosions, nasty aliens and time-travel shenanigans – and it opened not only low, but shockingly low. Where was the love for Cruise, once a highly bankable star? And the actor aside, why didn’t people come for the same kind of popcorn thrills that have made even obviously awful flicks like every Transformers so successful?
A lot of people blamed the forgettable and generic title, which is admittedly the film’s weakest facet. And though I’m sure the blame doesn’t rest solely there, Warner Bros. clearly felt strongly enough about it to “rebrand” the movie for home platforms. Hence, Edge of Tomorrow is now Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow.
Not that it matters a bit (and I’m going to keep using »
- Isaac Feldberg
Exclusive: Virgil Films has acquired U.S. digital/VOD rights to Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, a feature-length documentary tracking the country icon and Alzheimer sufferer’s final “Goodbye Tour.” Directed by actor and filmmaker James Keach (Walk The Line), I’ll Be Me gathers a star-studded lineup of country greats and celebrities from Bruce Springsteen, The Edge, Paul McCartney, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Steve Martin, and Chad Smith to former President Bill Clinton in appreciation of Campbell, who crooned hits like “Gentle On My Mind,” “Galveston,” “Wichita Lineman,” and “Rhinestone Cowboy.”
The film will have a limited theatrical run in key markets nationwide late this year before hitting VOD, digital, and DVD in early 2015. Produced by Keach and Trevor Albert (Groundhog Day), the docu should find a wide audience among Campbell fans, who helped propel Campbell’s “Goodbye Tour” from an »
- Jen Yamato
“He was my boyfriend, I loved him and he died.” That was Elena’s mantra on Thursday’s Vampire Diaries as the heartbroken doppelgänger struggled to erase the love she felt for Damon. But was her major purge a success?
Related Vampire Diaries‘ Michael Malarkey on Enzo-Caroline Romance: ‘I’m All for It’
Sadly… yes. By zoning in on the exact moment Elena realized she could love Damon forever, Alaric was able to systematically pull apart her feelings for him. And while the whole experience was expectedly gut-wrenching — That dance! That kiss! — nothing compared to the main event, or as Twitter reffered to it, »
Edge of Tomorrow - Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Director: Doug Liman Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jonas Armstrong,Kick Gurry. Full cast + crew There's one movie every summer blockbuster season that seems like it should have been a bigger deal. This year that unenviable title belongs to Edge of Tomorrow (which you'd be forgiven for now thinking it's called Live Die Repeat), an enormously entertaining sci-fi action movie that combines an alien-invasion movie with a Groundhog Day-like time loop in smart, memorable and inventive ways. Tom Cruise will once again remind people why he's an international superstar, but the real revelation here for many may be just how much ass Emily Blunt kicks in an action...
- Peter Hall
Sony has been trying to revive Ghostbusters for many, many years, but it has been a fruitless struggle. Scripts for a third Ghostbusters have been written and rewritten tons of times, but in the end we will never see the original Ghostbusters crossing streams. Bummer. As you know, Bill Murray ("Groundhog Day") has never wanted to do it and Dan Aykroyd ("Spies Like Us") was always open and active about it. I feel bad for Ernie Hudson ("The Crow"), he spends most of weekends going from one comic book convention to the next dressing up in his Ghostbusters uniform while discussing two films he was marginalized in. And yet, he still hoped that he would get to one more chance to play 'Winston Zeddemore.' As for Harold Ramis ("Knocked Up") , I don't know how he feels about the latest Ghostbusters 3 news as he won't return my calls. With »
My time with the first three levels of Randal’s Monday revealed a game attempting to appeal to a very specific audience, one that’s enamored by a plethora of geek culture references, but I’m not sure it’s such a good thing. Nexus Game Studios seems to be placing their bets solely on Jeff Anderson’s (Clerks & Clerks II) distinctly sarcastic voice to bring life to the protagonist, however, the homages and jokes that he delivers seem to be a substitute for actual gameplay.
Randal’s Monday begins by immersing players into the world of Randal Hicks, a character that Nexus describes best as a kleptomaniac, sociopath, and all around awful friend. These defining character traits lead him to pawn his best friend Matt’s engagement ring, thereby causing Matt to commit suicide and triggering the ring’s hidden curse in the process.
Randal is forced to live »
- Michael Shelton
Though donning a black stovepipe and slaying bloodsuckers in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter didn’t land Benjamin Walker on the A-list in the manner that some had expected, the actor appears to have another chance at breakout stardom, now that he’s been tapped to lead Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Choice.
Lionsgate is behind the adaptation of Sparks’ 2007 novel, which will be the first to emerge from the bestselling author’s own Nicholas Sparks Productions, where he spent time developing the project before handing it over to the studio. It centers on two neighbors in a coastal town, Travis Parker and Gabby Holland, who begin a passionate romance that is tested by many major life events over the course of one eventful decade.
Walker’s star has been on the rise over the past few years, and his schedule includes such buzzy projects as Ron Howard’s Heart of the Sea, »
- Isaac Feldberg
The film starring Michael Keaton to receive a simultaneous UK premiere with the Brighton Film Festival.
The 28th Leeds International Film Festival (Nov 5-20) is to close with Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) as a unique joint UK premiere with Brighton’s CineCity film festival, which will open with the film on the same date, Nov 20.
The black comedy, which debuted at Venice in August, stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero and must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory. Co-stars include Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis and Andrea Riseborough
Speaking of the joint premiere, Liff director Chris Fell said: “Regional film festivals like Liff and Cinecity are working together increasingly to grow the UK audience for films, both with and without distribution, and the joint »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Edge of Tomorrow, aka Live. Die. Repeat. aka All You Need is Kill aka Groundhog Day With Aliens aka Untitled Warner Bros. Tom Cruise/Emily sci-fi project, was one of the more pleasant surprises of the summer. Doug Liman’s film was a lively, smart, even funny action spectacle that proved why Tom Cruise is truly the only actor who can handle large scale studio fare like this. Too bad no one saw it. The premise involves a futuristic war between humans and aliens in which Tom Cruise is unwillingly enlisted as a recruit and finds that each time he dies in battle, he comes back to life. His commanding officer played by Emily Blunt then turns him into a weapon to use against the aliens until the war is won. Now in anticipation of the Blu-Ray release of the film October 7, the studio has released a supercut of Tom Cruise »
- Brian Welk
"Edge Of Tomorrow" is the ultimate movie for people who don't like Tom Cruise. Doug Liman's sci-fi feature boasts a simple concept: in the distant future, man's last hope lies in army officer with no combat experience who has learn the skills to help fight off an alien invasion. The twist? Each time he dies he comes back again, "Groundhog Day" style. So yes, Tom Cruise dies. A lot. With the movie coming to home video next week, a supercut has dropped featuring the many, many times Cruise dies, either by his own hand, via aliens or with some help from Emily Blunt. If you want a bit more, there's also a new deleted scene (via HeyUGuys) from later in the picture, featuring a horse and a bit more story before the final assault begins. "Edge Of Tomorrow" hits DVD and Blu-ray on October 7th. Watch below. (function(d, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Amazon has announced that the second season of Alpha House will debut on Friday, October 24th.
Here are the details:
All ten episodes will be available exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video
Guest stars this season include Bill Murray (Groundhog Day), Penn & Teller's Penn Jillette, Andy Cohen (Watch What Happens Live), Former Presidential Advisor David Axelrod, and U.S. Senators John McCain and Elizabeth Warren, among many others
Seattle -- Sep. 29, 2014 -- (Nasdaq:amzn) - Following the strong debut of Jill Soloway's dark comedy Transparent, Amazon today announced it will premiere all 10 episodes of the second season of Garry Trudeau's critically-acclaimed political comedy series Alpha House on Friday, October 24 exclusively on Amazon »
Here's a scandal even Olivia Pope would have trouble cleaning up. New York mayor Bill De Blasio became embroiled in a controversy on Thursday involving a dead groundhog named Charlotte. The groundhog, who was on loan from the Staten Island Zoo and was standing in for famous rodent Chuck in predicting six more weeks of winter on Groundhog Day on Feb. 2, wriggled from six-foot-six-inch tall de Blasio's hands, plummeted to the ground and was found dead a week later. And while a link between the annual festivities and her cause of death has not been determined, the finger of blame is being pointed. »
- Linda Ge
More Alien: Isolation How to Survive trailers has crawled out of the darkness to once again depict ill-fated attempts by Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley, to survive a one-on-one encounter with a Xenomorph within the confines of a spaceship.
In the most recent trailer, Amanda encounters the Xenomorph after picking it up on her motion tracker. She tries to lock it in one room, but then the Xenomorph opens a door and is able to take Amanda down in the next room.
In another trailer, Amanda creates a distraction for the alien to buy herself a few extra moments of life. That pesky Xenomorph gets the jump on her anyway.
Today's new trailer brings the total number of Alien: Isolation How to Survive trailers to six. I've assembled them at a single collection below so you can watch Amanda Ripley bite the dust and return Groundhog Day »
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