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Movies opening this weekend - June 6
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Emily Blunt stars as Rita and Tom Cruise as Cage in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' sci-fi thriller "Edge of Tomorrow," distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Edge of Tomorrow features Cruise, Blunt; Boone directs drama Fault in Our Stars. A number of new movies will hit theaters this week, including the following films opening in wide release.

Edge of Tomorrow
Genre: Science fiction thriller
Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jeremy Piven, Ciaran Hinds, Noah Taylor, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, Jonas Armstrong, Franz Drameh, Masayoshi Haneda and Tony Way
Director: Doug Liman
Rated: PG-13

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt star in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' sci-fi thriller "Edge of Tomorrow," under the direction of Doug Liman.

The epic action of "Edge of Tomorrow" unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.

Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop - forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again ... and again.

But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

The Fault in Our Stars
Genre: Drama
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia and Emily Peachey
Director: Josh Boone
Rated: PG-13

Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them - and us - on an unforgettable journey.

Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. "The Fault in Our Stars," based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) is 16 years old. She alternately loves and tolerates her sometimes over-doting parents. Hazel has developed a crush on a young man, Gus Waters (Ansel Elgort), who seems equally smitten with her. As they grow closer, Hazel and Gus share their fears that accompany their health issues, as well as their love of books, including Hazel's touchstone, "An Imperial Affliction." She has tried many times to get in touch with the book's reclusive author Peter Van Houten (Willem Dafoe), to no avail. When Gus manages to reach Van Houten through the author's assistant, it results, astonishingly, in an invitation to meet the writer in Amsterdam. Gus is determined to take Hazel on a journey that will answer every question she has ever had about the book that has meant so much to her.

But the answers she is looking for do not come from Peter Van Houten. They come from living a great adventure that Hazel shares with someone she is not afraid to love - who has given them both what she calls a "little infinity - a forever within the numbered days."

The following will open in limited release. It may be several weeks before these films appear in local movie theaters.

Burning Blue
Genre: Drama and romance
Cast: Trent Ford, Morgan Spector, Rob Mayes, William Lee Scott, Cotter Smith, Michael Cumpsty, Michael Sirow, Mark Doherty, Chris Chalk, Tracy Weiler, Gwynneth Bensen, Jordan Dean, Johnny Hopkins, Haviland Morris, Karolina Muller, Dylan Rafferty Brown and Tammy Blanchard
Director: DMW Greer
Rated: R

They have been trained to meet danger head-on, to execute vital strategic maneuvers while flying at breathtaking speeds.

But after a series of fatal accidents, a close-knit squadron of male Navy pilots begins to splinter - and becomes the focus of a criminal investigation. As a government agent digs to uncover the cause of the accidents, two of the pilots engage in a secret, forbidden relationship. Their affair is exposed ... and the squadron is engulfed by an incendiary scandal that will challenge each pilot's notions of friendship, love, honor and courage.

Obvious Child
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, David Cross, Gabe Liedman and Richard Kind
Director: Gillian Robespierre
Rated: R

For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female 20-something provides ample material for her hysterical and relatable brand of humor.

On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna winds up unexpectedly pregnant after a one-night stand, she is forced to face the uncomfortable realities of independent womanhood for the first time. Donna's drunken hookup - and epic lapse in prophylactic judgment - turns out to be the beginning of a hilarious and totally unplanned journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

Anchored by a star-making performance from Jenny Slate, "Obvious Child" is a true Sundance gem: a heartfelt discovery packed tight with raw, energetic comedy and moments of poignant honesty and vulnerability. Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre handles the topic of Donna's unwanted pregnancy with a refreshing matter-of-factness rarely seen onscreen. And with Donna, Slate and Robespierre have crafted a character for the ages - a female that audiences will recognize, cheer for, and love.

The Sacrament
Genre: Horror and thriller
Cast: AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, Gene Jones and Kentucker Audley
Director: Ti West
Rated: R

From acclaimed writer/director Ti West and master of horror Eli Roth, "The Sacrament" follows two Vice Media correspondents as they set out to document their friend's journey to find his missing sister.

They travel outside of the United States to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the world of Eden Parish, a self-sustained rural utopia, comprised of nearly 200 members. At the center of this small, religious, socialist community is a mysterious leader known only as "Father." As their friend reunites with his sister, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems.

What started as just another documentary shoot soon becomes a race to escape with their lives.
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