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50 first deaths – Edge of Tomorrow review

By Simon Miraudo June 24, 2014 Edge of Tomorrow is an ingenious action-comedy about how frequently movie heroes would actually die if they attempted that much crazy s***, and no movie hero is more notorious for doing crazy s*** than Tom Cruise. Though Cruise long ago lost his reputation as a reliable truth teller – […]

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Play It Again – The Bourne Identity

By Jess Lomas May 28, 2014 Play It Again is a weekly feature in which our classic-film connoisseurs revisit a revered motion picture from the annals of movie history, to see if it holds up… or if it has aged terribly. And yes, it takes its name from a famously misquoted Casablanca line. Hey, whatever. It […]

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Trailer Debut: Edge of Tomorrow

Tom Cruise heads back to the future in Edge of Tomorrow, Doug Liman’s adaptation of the Manga All You Need is Kill. Cruise plays an officer who keeps getting killed in combat, only to be continually resurrected to relive the battle over and over again, Groundhog Day style. Emily Blunt plays a Special Forces fighter who trains […]

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Tom Cruise’s All You Need is Kill renamed Edge of Tomorrow

Tom Cruise’s upcoming sci-fi ‘man-in-a-robot-suit’ film All You Need Is Kill has been renamed, presumably to soften its impact. According to Cruise’s official website, this big action flick will now be called Edge Of Tomorrow, a much more tasteful (but also bland) title. Based on a graphic novel, it looks to be a futuristic play […]

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Emily Blunt joins Tom Cruise for Kill

Emily Blunt will star opposite Tom Cruise in Doug Liman‘s anime adaptation All You Need Is Kill, Variety reports. The rights to Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s comic – about “a young Army recruit who, despite being killed in the first day of intergalactic alien invasion of Earth, is continually resurrected Groundhog Day–style” – were picked up for seven-figures in 2010. Blunt will likely play The […]

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Brad Pitt needed for All You Need is Kill

It’s a good time to be Brad Pitt (of course, it’s probably always a good time to be Brad Pitt). Not only did his passion project Moneyball open solidly over the weekend in the States, he’s being touted for a Best Actor Oscar nomination. He might also get a nod for The Tree of Life, […]

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Fight the power, kinda – Fair Game review

Fair Game – Starring Naomi Watts, Sean Penn and David Andrews. Directed by Doug Liman. Rated M. Originally published November 23, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. Fair Game is as thrilling and passionate as its title suggests; which is to say, not very. Doug Liman’s latest tells the true story of CIA agent Valerie Plame, whose […]

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Fight the power, kinda – Fair Game review

Fair Game – Starring Naomi Watts, Sean Penn and David Andrews. Directed by Doug Liman. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Fair Game is as thrilling and passionate as its title suggests; which is to say, not very. Doug Liman’s latest tells the true story of CIA agent Valerie Plame, whose secret identity was allegedly revealed […]

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Is Jumper the Worst Screenplay Ever Written?

I know, I know. That’s a pretty massive call. Some of you probably don’t even think Jumper is the worst screenplay of 2008. While there are some strong contenders up against Jumper (The Love Guru, One Missed Call), this is the one that has stayed with me – annoying me on a semi-daily basis. For […]

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