Movies In McConomy
The Fault in Our Stars
Based on the young adult novel of the same name by author and YouTube personality John Green, The Fault in Our Stars revolves around two teenagers who are smitten with each other after meeting in a cancer support group. Together they experience the phenomenon of falling in love while simultaneously staring death straight in the face. However, the script is written with a degree of levity not expected to be paired with a “cancer movie.” Shailene Woodley stars as Hazel Grace Lancaster, the female half of this ill-fated couple, and Ansel Elgort stars as the witty and charmingly upbeat Augustus Waters. Both actors deliver heart-wrenching and tear-jerking performances that require audience members to bring boxes of tissues. Anyway, acclaimed movie critic and historian Kim Kardashian tweeted, “This movie OMG it’s literally my new Notebook,” so how can you not go and see The Fault in Our Stars?”
Edge Of Tomorrow
Finally, Tom Cruise in a role in which he doesn’t play someone who is smooth, confident, and an alpha male. Oh wait. Scratch that. Edge of Tomorrow, based on the Japanese novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, is set in the near dystopian future where humans are at war with sinewy robotic aliens called Mimics. Although having little to no combat experience, Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is thrown into battle on what appears to be a D-Day-esque battle. Cage slowly transforms from a meager soldier into a dynamic hero largely due to Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt), an exceptional soldier and assassin. But here’s the twist: every time Cage is killed during battle, he wakes up again and appears to have traveled back into the past, giving him the opportunity to right his wrongs á la Groundhog Day. Edge of Tomorrow proves to stand out in the ever-expanding science fiction genre.