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Old December 12 2013, 07:11 PM   #16
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Tom Cruise was pretty good as Ron Kovic in Born on the Fourth of July, but for the most part he has stuck to to pretty comfortable roles. He's always been more of a movie star than an actor, really, although he's occasionally stretched himself.
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Old December 12 2013, 07:21 PM   #17
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A lot of big movie stars have mostly played variations of the same respective screen persona. As Harvey says, Cruise has occasionally stretched himself. Born on the Fourth of July, Interview with the Vampire, and Tropic Thunder are examples of that.
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Old December 12 2013, 07:31 PM   #18
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^ Don't forget about Magnolia and Collateral! He was pretty great playing villainous characters in those two movies.
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Old December 12 2013, 07:40 PM   #19
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True. His role in Magnolia was quite subversive in that it was his usual screen persona given a dark twist and amped up to the max.
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Old December 12 2013, 07:57 PM   #20
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The first trailer for Edge of Tomorrow (formerly called All You Need Is Kill) can be seen here.
Okay, looks interesting. I'm on board for that.
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Old December 12 2013, 11:17 PM   #21
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It looks cool, but I don't know if I'd go to see this one in theaters. The story doesn't grab me.
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Old December 13 2013, 04:44 AM   #22
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Edge Of Tomorrow looks cool, though I'm not sure that the trailer did a super effective job of explaining what the movie is about. If it's going to be Groundhog Day fighting in a war against aliens, we should have seen one or two shots repeated to drive that point home, shouldn't we? I'm looking forward to the movie though. Should be good.

As for Tom Cruise, he's given us some solid movies lately. I enjoyed MI Ghost Protocol and Jack Reacher and loved Oblivion. I'm expecting to like Edge Of Tomorrow too. We should consider ourselves lucky that Hollywood has not shut out Cruise the same way they've shunned Mel Gibson. Regardless of what you think of Cruise and Gibson as people, they usually give us great performances on the screen.

Unless they murder someone, I really try not to care about the personal lives of celebrities.
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Old December 13 2013, 04:55 AM   #23
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Unless they murder someone, I really try not to care about the personal lives of celebrities.
Yep, pretty much.
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Old December 13 2013, 05:21 AM   #24
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Edge Of Tomorrow looks cool, though I'm not sure that the trailer did a super effective job of explaining what the movie is about. If it's going to be Groundhog Day fighting in a war against aliens, we should have seen one or two shots repeated to drive that point home, shouldn't we? I'm looking forward to the movie though. Should be good.
Uhm, I'm pretty sure we did see that...
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Old December 13 2013, 05:22 AM   #25
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Edge of Tomorrow? I think my mom watched that soap in the 60s.
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Old December 13 2013, 05:23 AM   #26
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Uhm, I'm pretty sure we did see that...
Oh, okay, I guess I need to pay closer attention the second time I watch the trailer, I don't recall the repeated scenes. Thanks.
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Old December 13 2013, 05:29 AM   #27
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The most notable ones were of him waking up each time he died. They also kind of mention it verbally. Which is, you know, how you know that it's a Groundhog Day sort of deal in the first place.
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Old December 13 2013, 10:29 AM   #28
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This also reminds me of a great short-lived series from a few years back called Day Break, starring Taye Diggs.

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Day Break | Hulu (Apologies to non-U.S. residents)

And I'd much rather watch a movie with Cruise than one with DiCrapio.
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Old December 13 2013, 10:56 AM   #29
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A couple of things:

The title sucks

The concept seems like Source Code meets Groundhog Day

The song at the end of the trailer is very similar to the song at the end of the Battle Los Angeles trailer. It may even be the same song. It certain "feels" the same.

Blunt is a super-tough woman. She sowed that side of her in Looper, where she was tougher than JGL, and again here.I can't believe its the same lady hiding behind a tree in fear in The Wolfman.

I wish I could be hyped for this, but I'm not.
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Old December 13 2013, 11:38 AM   #30
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^^ I was thinking Independence Hog Day.

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Why not go with less age discrepancy, like having a 40 something year old female lead?
Or a not-Tom-Cruise male lead.
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He brings in enough money to get more Sci-Fi produced, as seen in his past endeavours into Sci-Fi
Tom Cruise makes successful action movies, which encourages studios to make more action movies.

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Edge of Tomorrow? I think my mom watched that soap in the 60s.
That's exactly what I thought.
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