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Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow - Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt - posterDirector: Doug Liman

Writers: Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth

Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson

Cert: 12

Running time: 113mins

Year: 2014

The lowdown: Tom Cruise returns to sci-fi – the genre that gave him hits with Minority Report, War of the Worlds and (arguably) the Mission: Impossibles – for Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers. Cruise is a cowardly lion who literally becomes a locked-n-loaded tin man, reliving the same day over and over every time he is killed in action battling an invading alien horde. Classic sci-fi movies, computer games and attractive London locations meld for an undemanding Saturday night actioner from the director of The Bourne Identity.

EDGE OF TOMORROWEdge of Tomorrow - Emily Blunt, battlefield

The full verdict: It’s not just Major Cage, Tom Cruise’s ve...

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Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla 2014 - posterDirector: Gareth Edwards

Writer: Max Borenstein

Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn

Cert: 12

Running time: 123mins

Year: 2014

 

The lowdown: After 2010’s £400,000 budgeted Monsters, director Gareth Edwards proves he is the go-to creature feature guy for the King of Monsters, Godzilla himself. And as the 1954 original dealt with hot-button topics of the day so Edwards uses his titular leviathan to shoulder a story touching upon post-9/11 apocalypse paranoia, environmental disasters, and of course nuclear anxieties...

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Ender’s Game

Ender's Game Q&A - posterDirector: Gavin Hood

Writer: Gavin Hood

Cast: Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin, Jimmy Pinchak, Viola Davis

Cert: 12

Running time: 114mins

Year: 2013

The lowdown: After almost three decades in development Hell, Orson Scott Card’s classic of young adult sci-fi finally arrives. And the reaction is a surprised phew, rather than disappointment at yet another unsatisfying blockbuster. Rising star Asa Butterfield makes a confident bid for early leading man status as troubled child genius Ender, recruited into a brutal space Academy to train for war against an alien race. Harrison Ford makes a welcome return to sci-fi as his gruff, Machiavellian commander...

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