On of the better films this year was Edge of Tomorrow. It was fun, funny, dramatic, and had a great story. One thing that might surprise you though, is that it apparently made use of a lot more practical effects than you might imagine. We often assume that modern sci-fi is filled with green screen and CGI, and yes those things are most certainly present in Edge of Tomorrow, but this b-roll reel indicates that they used practical effects wherever possible. I find that practical effects tend to abound in good films and this would not be an exception.
I also find it interesting some of the stunts both Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt were doing themselves.