“Edge of Tomorrow”: Tom Cruise regrets he has but 3,874 lives to give for his country

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“Edge of Tomorrow” opens Friday at Point, Eastgate, Star Cinema and Sundance. PG-13, 1:53, three stars out of four.

If you like Tom Cruise, then you will like “Edge of Tomorrow,” and if you don’t like Tom Cruise, then you will like it even more. Cruise gets shot, smashed, drowned, run over by a truck, burned with acid, and ripped apart by whirling calamari aliens over and over again. Somewhere, Brooke Shields is smiling.

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The five movies you have to see in Madison: June 6-12, 2014

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The Immigrant” (all week, Point Cinemas) — Harvey Weinstein still insists that there was no tension in the editing room between himself and “Immigrant” director James Gray. But the quiet rollout of the film (a press screening was scheduled in Milwaukee at the last minute, then cancelled without explanation at the laster minute)  suggests that all is not well in Harveyland. The thought that the film is being woefully mistreated has rallied a lot of critics to its defense, but the proof is in the movie itself, a lush and grim 1920s drama about a Polish immigrant (Marion Cotillard) manipulated by men (Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner) after she arrives in New York. Guessing this won’t stick around long, so it’s a must see.

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