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'Edge of Tomorrow': A new day for Tom Cruise?

Every new Tom Cruise movie these days almost demands immediate analysis about what his latest means for him and his career. In the case of Edge of Tomorrow, the science-fiction war movie that weds Starship Troopers with Saving Private Ryan with Groundhog Day, it means a lot of fun. Cruise plays a military mouthpiece whose only job is to sell the war against invading aliens to the public, but when the commanding general (Brendan Gleason) orders him to the front on D-Day, he tries to talk his way out of it, gets demoted, and finds himself dropped on the French beach in the middle of a nightmarish fiasco. He bites it within five minutes, but not before an encounter with one of the alien Mimics leaves him with a special gift — or curse. Every time he dies, he wakes up the day before, in the same place, facing the same circumstances. Little by little, he has to learn how to survive and possibly win the war.

The film, directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) is based on All You Need is Kill, the 2004 novel by Japanese author Hiroshi Sakurazaka. It takes its cues from Groundhog Day, the karmic comedy in which Bill Murray is stuck living the same day over and over again until he finally becomes a selfless human being, as well as modern video games, with their quick-reset learning curve. Emily Blunt plays a cold and calculating war hero who might understand what Cruise’s overmatched soldier is experiencing, and Bill Paxton plays the good ol’ boy sergeant responsible for getting Cruise on the beach.

But c’mon: what does Edge of Tomorrow really mean for Cruise and his career? “He manages to show us why he still matters as a movie star — one of the last in a dinosaur species that once lorded over the multiplex like a colossus,” writes EW’s Chris Nashawaty. “Whether you loved or merely tolerated his past few efforts as a leading man, he’s never given less than everything he has. He still cares at a time when caring is dismissed as outdated and square.

Guess what? Many of the nation’s leading critics agree. The Edge of Tomorrow might be Cruise’s best movie since Collateral.

Read more from Nashawaty’s review, as well as a round-up of other notable critics, below.

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'Edge of Tomorrow': Design secrets of Tom Cruise's exoskeleton armor

If there’s one thing actors don’t like, it’s looking dumb onscreen. They just hate it. Which explains why Emily Blunt was relieved—honestly, she swears, relieved—to have to wear an 85 lb metal exoskeleton during the battle scenes in Edge of Tomorrow. “Can you imagine trying to walk like you’re in one of those suits, and then they paint it in afterward with a computer? You’d look stupid,” she says. “When you see the movie, the action looks authentic because we were genuinely put on wires and flipped around wearing these enormous suits.” READ FULL STORY

Emily Blunt finds her inner-action heroine in 'Edge of Tomorrow'

Emily Blunt probably isn’t the first name that comes to mind when you think of action heroines. Which is understandable: In movies like The Devil Wears Prada, Looper, and Young Victoria, her characters have inflicted plenty of pain — just not with fists. (Remember when she gut-punched Anne Hathaway in Prada with one well-placed “Shan’t”?)

That’s about to change. In Edge of Tomorrow (out June 6), Blunt plays Rita Vrataski, a super-soldier who teaches Lt. Co. Bill Cage (Tom Cruise) how to harness his time-looping ability in a war against aliens. It’s an intensely physical role that feels like an about-face for the British actress, though she says she’s spent years waiting for just the right action part to come along. “I’d always wanted to do something very physical,” she says. “But in most action movies, the woman is a damsel in distress tied to a tree.”  READ FULL STORY

'Edge of Tomorrow' trailer: Tom Cruise is dying to save the world -- VIDEO

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If at first you don’t succeed, brush yourself off and die again.

That could be a more playful tagline for the upcoming sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. Set in the near future during an alien invasion, Cruise plays Lt. Col. Bill Cage, an officer without combat experience who has the power to restart each day after dying, forcing him to go to battle again and again. With the help of Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt), who once had the same power and understands his struggle, Cage gets stronger after each death and one step closer to ending it all. Watch the full trailer below: READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Amy Adams in talks for sci-fi thriller; Plus, Emily Blunt, more

• Amy Adams (American Hustle) is in early talks to star in Story of Your Life, a sci-fi thriller based on a Ted Chiang short story about a linguist who is hired to determine whether the aliens who have just landed on Earth are a threat. During her communication with the visitors, she beings to experience visions that help her determine why they are there. Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) will direct off of a script from Eric Heisserer (Final Destination 5). [Deadline] READ FULL STORY

'Edge of Tomorrow': Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt gear up for battle -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

When Emily Blunt met with Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman for the first time to talk about their upcoming sci-fi action movie Edge of Tomorrow, Cruise didn’t mince words. “Tom made it very clear,” Blunt recalls. “He was like, [intense Tom Cruise voice] ‘Em, this is going to be really hard. Listen: This is gonna be INSANE.’ [Laughs] So I think I was prepped for what was about to be physically the most grueling thing I’ve ever done — but ultimately one of the most exciting projects I’ve ever been a part of.” READ FULL STORY

'Edge of Tomorrow' trailer: Tom Cruise fights aliens and keeps on dying -- VIDEO

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Imagine fighting to your death in an epic, explosive battle against aliens. Now imagine reliving that death again and again.

That twisted nightmare comes true for Tom Cruise in the upcoming sci-fi action film Edge of Tomorrow. Cruise plays Lt. Col. Bill Cage, who gets trapped in a time loop that continues to bring him back to a fatal battle against a hostile alien race. Emily Blunt teams up with Cruise in the film, based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel All You Need Is Kill and helmed by The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman.

Check out the trailer below:
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Casting Net: Emily Blunt to star in thriller 'Sister', more

Looper’s Emily Blunt is attached to star in Sister, a thriller based on Rosamund Lupton’s haunting 2011 novel. The story begins when Beatrice’s younger sister’s death is ruled a suicide, and Beatrice starts hunting for clues to prove otherwise. According to the report, Blunt’s sister is the literary agent who represents the novel. Sister does not yet have a writer or director attached. Blunt will appear next with Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow (out June 6, 2014), and she’s also playing The Baker’s Wife in Rob Marshall’s adaptation of Into the Woods (out Dec. 25, 2014). [The Wrap]

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Tom Cruise's upcoming sci-fi film gets a Comic-Con panel and a new title

Tom Cruise’s upcoming sci-fi film is getting a splashy presentation at this weekend’s Comic-Con, courtesy of Warner Bros. — and a new name to boot.

Formerly known as All You Need is Kill, the movie — which is directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith) and due in theaters June 6, 2014 — is now titled Edge of Tomorrow. Cruise stars as a futuristic soldier who gets caught in a time loop and has to fight the same battle against alien invaders and die over and over again. Fortunately he gets more skilled and learns new tactics with each go-round. Emily Blunt co-stars but no word yet on who will attend the film’s July 20 panel at the annual San Diego Comic-Con.

Casting Net: Emily Blunt in talks to join 'Into the Woods'; Plus, Bruce Willis, more

• Emily Blunt (Looper) is reportedly in talks to join the ever-growing ensemble cast of Disney’s Into the Woods to play the role of the Baker’s (James Corden) wife. The main cast also currently includes Meryl Streep (The Witch) and Johnny Depp (The Wolf). Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are both in talks for two prince roles. Blunt recently appeared with Colin Firth in Arthur Newman and can be seen next with Tom Cruise in Doug Liman’s All You Need Is Kill (out June 4). [Variety]

• Blunt’s Looper co-star Bruce Willis is in negotiations to play a hitman racing against time to find an antidote for whatever he’s just been poisoned with in the thriller Expiration. Brian Tucker (Broken City) wrote the script, and the producers are currently trying to find a director for the project. [Variety]

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