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Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt to attend three ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ premieres (in three countries) in one day

- May 7th, 2014

As far as red carpet events go, this sounds pretty cool.

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are planning a Herculean stunt to promote next month’s Edge of Tomorrow. The actors will appear on three different red carpets, in the three different countries on the same day.

Taking the “resetting” theme of the film to a whole new level, on May 28, the pair – and the film’s director, Doug Liman – will hit a red carpet in London at 7 a.m. and then another in Paris at 2:00 p.m. The trio will then travel to New York City for the final screening at 11:59 p.m. Along the way, Cruise, Blunt and Liman will interact with fans via social media with the hashtag #EOTLive.

Like I said, pretty cool.

The Liman-directed sci-fi epic stars Cruise and Blunt as soldiers who are stuck in a futuristic time loop, repeating the same alien battle over and over. “I die within five minutes of landing on that beach along with every other soldier,” Cruise’s Lt. Col. Bill Cage says in a voice over. With each ‘death,’ Cage hopes to improve his odds of winning the fight and saving his life.

Adapted from Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel All You Need Is Kill – a title I much prefer by the way – the visuals and action from the new film look absolutely stellar. And I like the premise – even if it does harken back to that Bill Murray comedy.

Edge of Tomorrow hits theatres in 2D and 3D June 6.

Tom Cruise caught in the day that never ends in ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

- March 25th, 2014

Think of it like Groundhog Day, but with an insane amount of action and plenty of killing. That’s what Tom Cruise’s sci-fi action flick Edge of Tomorrow is sizing up to be when it hits screens this June.

The Doug Liman-directed epic stars Cruise and Emily Blunt as soldiers who are stuck in a futuristic time loop, repeating the same alien battle over and over. “I die within five minutes of landing on that beach along with every other soldier,” Cruise’s Lt. Col. Bill Cage says in a voice over. With each ‘death,’ Cage hopes to improve his odds of winning the fight and saving his life.

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Adapted from Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel All You Need Is Kill – a title I much prefer by the way – the visuals and action from the new film look absolutely stellar. And I like the premise – even if it does harken back to that Bill Murray comedy.

Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Edge of Tomorrow hits theatres on June 6.

‘Edge of Tomorrow’ trailer: First look at Tom Cruise alien invasion thriller

- December 12th, 2013

Tom Cruise versus aliens, with Emily Blunt tagging along as his sidekick in a day that never ends? I’d buy that for a dollar.

We’re getting our first look at the trailer for next summer’s futuristic thriller Edge of Tomorrow.

Previously known as All You Need Is Kill, Cruise plays a soldier who is thrown into a battle against aliens where he is killed unceremoniously. He then wakes up, only to find himself in a time loop where he fights and dies repeatedly in the same battle. It’s Groundhog Day with loads of violence.

But with each new entry into battle, Cruise’s Lt. Col. Bill Cage improves on his ability to kill his adversaries.

“Live. Die. Repeat,” reads the tagline.

The effects on the Doug Liman-directed actioner look spectacular, and I’m really looking forward to seeing Cruise try his hand at another sci-fi film following this year’s Oblivion.

Check it out, and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Edge of Tomorrow opens June 6, 2014.

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First Look at Tom Cruise in ‘All You Need Is Kill’

- November 12th, 2012

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Tom Cruise is a busy guy.

He’s got Jack Reacher due out next month (more on that and what author Lee Child has to say about Cruise’s performance can be read here), and the first of two back-to-back sci-fi shoot ‘em ups – Oblivion – hits theatres next April.

Now we’re getting our first look at Cruise in All You Need Is Kill – a Source Code-like tale in which a futuristic soldier (Lt. Col Bill Cage played by Cruise) is caught in a time loop, reliving the same alien battle over and over. The catch is, each time he dies, he comes back with improved lethality.

Directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), All You Need Is Kill is adapted from a novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka and co-stars Emily Blunt.

I don’t know what to say about Cruise’s video gamey outfit other than it looks positively cool. I’m digging Tom’s science fiction kick.

All You Need Is Kill is due out March 14, 2014.