Emily Blunt, Tom Cruise

Actors Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise attend a special premiere of "Edge of Tomorrow" at the AMC Loews on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)


Perpetual combat, teen love movies set to open

By From page A11 | June 04, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Two movies will battle for nationwide box office dollars this weekend.

Tom Cruise stars as a military officer who has never seen combat and is dropped into the equivalent of a suicide mission in the “Edge of Tomorrow.” He’s killed within minutes and is thrown into a time warp where he’s forced to face the same combat over and over, with the same results.

Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton are also featured in the PG-13 flick.

Two teens who meet, and fall in love, at a cancer support group are the focus of “The Fault in Our Stars.” Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern and Ansel Elgort star in the PG-13 drama.

Opening in limited release Friday are:

“Sacrament,” which centers on two journalists documenting their friend’s search for his missing sister. The horror flick is rated R.

“Obvious Child,” which tells the story of a female comedian who gets fired, dumped and pregnant just in time for Valentine’s Day. It’s not rated.

“Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon,” directed by “Saturday Night Live” alumni Mike Myers. The plot stems from the 1991 filming of “Wayne’s World” and Myers’ desire to use an Alice Cooper tune in the movie. Look for appearances from Cooper, Sylvester Stallone, Willie Nelson and more in the documentary. It’s rated R.

“The Case Against 8,” a documentary about the Supreme Court case that overturned California’s Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage. It’s not rated.

“Citizen Koch,” which continues the documentary theme with a look at the impact of unlimited, anonymous spending on the electoral process. It’s not rated.

“Burt’s Buzz,” the fourth documentary hitting some big screens this weekend. It’s a look at Burt Shavitz, the face and co-founder of Burt’s Bees. The film chronicles his life as a photographer, beekeeper and band spokesman. It’s not rated.

For showtimes, call the Edwards Theatres at 432-2140, Brenden Theatres at 469-0180 or visit http://www.fandango.com/94533_movietimes.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

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Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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