Do You Like Prince Movies? Podcast: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ and ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

This week, Alex and Wesley talk about why The Fault in Our Stars doesn’t (and kind of does) work. Then it’s on to Edge of Tomorrow, and the incomparable awesomeness of Tom Cruise, who seems determined to be The Last Movie Star — what makes him so fascinating to write about and fun to watch, whether the movies are bad and he’s bad in them?
Oh! There’s a new book for next month’s book club: It’s The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner’s novel from last year about love, sex, art, and going fast. In the 1970s. This is for the July 17 episode. Wesley and Alex can’t wait.
Here are links to topics from this week’s show:
The Fault in Our Stars, Edge of Tomorrow, and Tom Cruise
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” film review, Boston Globe, December 16, 2011
Timing is off on a dull ‘Jack Reacher,’” Boston Globe, December 20, 2012
Beautiful Oblivion,” Grantland, April 18, 2013
Reviving the Coming-of-Age Movie,” New York Times, May 30, 2014
Tom Cruise on The Daily Show, June 5, 2014
Against YA,” Slate, June 5, 2014
Die Another Day,” film review, Grantland, June 6, 2014

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