I don’t know about you, but I can’t ignore even the hint of a decent science fiction film. And though Tom Cruise isn’t anywhere near the list of actors I’m drawn to, he’s pretty serviceable in these action hero-type roles. He’s made himself a comfortable little niche in his religion-adjacent world of aliens who may or may not end up our lords and masters. His latest outing is as Lieutenant Colonel Bill Cage in Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow (formerly All You Need Is Kill), based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s breakthrough novel about an alien-fighting soldier caught in a time-loop. So basically, Groundhog Day in space? It may not sound like much, but the trailer is intriguing.
Try not to hate yourself…we’re powerless to resist. I mean, I just heard Ridley Scott is working on Prometheus 2, and even as I resist the urge to go on a rant about how STUPID and DISAPPOINTING the first one was, I’m mentally scolding myself…because I know my dumb butt will be planted in the theater again. Le sigh. (Indiewire)
Edge of Tomorrow also stars Bill Paxton, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Charlotte Riley
and Jeremy Piven; it hits theaters June 6th.