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Tom Cruise is a very good and sometimes excellent actor who is also one of the world's biggest movie stars, but he really seems to bug a lot of people – why? We have been following Cruise on-screen and off for quite a while:

Tom Cruise to Run United Artists Film Studio
Scientologists swarm studio's employment line.
Posted to Video by Eric Olsen on November 2, 2006 05:10 PM

Tom Cruise Mulls Over A Possible Spike Lee Joint: Will He Get His 40 Acres And A Mule?
Cruise is looking to do something he hasn't done in a while – act.
Posted to Video by Matthew Milam on October 26, 2006 02:14 AM

Tom Cruise Ends War, But Still Down On Anti-Depressants
Did Katie slip a little Prozac in Tommy's Kool-Aid?
Posted to Culture by Joan Hunt on September 3, 2006 11:28 AM

Satire: President Bush and Polled Citizens Continue to Denounce Knowledge and Tom Cruise Dies
Many of those polled defended their opposition to stem cell research, saying Tom Cruise wouldn't like it. Twelve percent said their name was Tom Cruise.
Posted to Politics by Diana Hartman on August 26, 2006 10:37 PM

Stabbed in the Back While Cruising Away
First Britney Spears and now Tom Cruise. Why must I defend people I would rather slam?
Posted to Video by Brad Schader on August 24, 2006 07:11 PM

Tom Cruise and Paramount: Splitsville, Hollywood Style
Tom Cruise's image troubles are his own fault, but you can only blame Paramount for Mission Impossible III.
Posted to Culture by John Guilfoil on August 24, 2006 12:29 PM

Tom Cruise Guilty of "Weirdness Abuse?"
Tom Cruise is guilty of the greatest sin in Hollywood — not making money.
Posted to Culture by Heloise on August 23, 2006 08:23 PM

Paramount Ends Deal with Tom Cruise
How far will Tom Cruise fall?
Posted to Video by Craig Lyndall on August 23, 2006 09:25 AM

Pictures of Suri Cruise to be Unveiled Soon
Despite a long battle between the Cruise camp and the press, it looks like we'll get to see lil Suri sometime soon.
Posted to Culture by So Infatuated Girl on August 9, 2006 10:53 PM

TomSuri Cruise Exists To Some, But Baby-Daddy Tom Still Weird To All
A Scientologist purports to have held Suri – Tom sucking up to Spielberg.
Posted to Culture by Dawn Olsen on July 21, 2006 03:17 PM

Does Suri Cruise Exist? (And Should We Care?)
Is there any way that celebrities can live under the public radar when living under the public radar simply pushes one further into it?
Posted to Culture by Bryan McKay on July 17, 2006 05:40 PM

Suri Cruise: "Funny Looking" But "Doing Great"?
Where is Suri? And where is the fringe on top?
Posted to Culture by Dawn Olsen on July 12, 2006 05:14 PM

Movie Review: Mission Impossible III (2006)
Mr. Abrams demonstrates some real ability in choreographing the camera and the actors in a scene.
Posted to Video by Film School Rejects on May 12, 2006 05:30 AM

Nicole Kidman Still Carries a Torch for Tom Cruise, But Why?
It's not uncommon to miss someone you once shared your life with, even someone who's kind of a freak like Tom Cruise.
Posted to Culture by Dawn Olsen on May 10, 2006 02:09 PM

Box Office Update for 5/5-5/7: Mission: Impossible III A Disappointing First
Has the box office take for Mission: Impossible III suffered due to Tom Cruise's odd antics of late?
Posted to Video by Chris Beaumont on May 9, 2006 11:54 PM

Movie Review: Mission: Impossible III
JJ Abrams delivers with his first feature directorial effort: an adrenalin filled start to the summer movie season.
Posted to Video by Chris Beaumont on May 8, 2006 10:09 AM

Mission Impossible III Disappoints At Box Office
This spy thriller proves the third time isn't always the charm.
Posted to Video by Chris Evans on May 8, 2006 09:19 AM

Movie Review: Mission: Impossible III
High-octane blockbuster strong on action, short on script. Tom Cruise plays the role like he owns it.
Posted to Video by Triniman on May 7, 2006 09:50 AM (Relevance: 1)

Movie Review: Mission: Impossible 3
Third time's the charm as this "Mission" finally gives us a sense of urgency and a grand villain.
Posted to Video by Nik Dirga on May 6, 2006 11:18 PM

Movie Review: Mission Impossible III
Super-spy Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is shackled to a chair. Battered, bruised, and desperate, he looks at his wife Julia (Michelle Monaghan) seated across from him. Owen Davian (Phillip Seymour Hoffman), their captor, points a gun at Julia’s head. “I’m…
Posted to Video by James Frazier on May 6, 2006 03:44 AM

Tom Cruise Works London Crowd at Mission: Impossible III Opening
He was "campaign shouting like a Southern diplomat."
Posted to Video by Eric Olsen on April 26, 2006 05:45 PM

Tom Cruise to Guest Host TEENick April 29, 30
I am ready to turn over a new leaf regarding Tom Cruise: the Scientology stuff is still way creepy and I have my concerns about what kind of pod-person mojo he has unleashed on little Katie Holmes (who has invariably…
Posted to Video by Eric Olsen on April 23, 2006 03:04 PM

Satire: Suri Cruise With Moses Martin, Sir Alastair Stewart II Promotes New Release
Let's gaze into a crystal ball to gage the ghost of pop culture future.
Posted to Culture by Chip Ross on April 21, 2006 06:42 AM

Katie Births Suri While Tom Has Everything Under Control
A psychological look at the man who probably wouldn't appreciate it.
Posted to Culture by diana hartman on April 19, 2006 05:05 PM

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise "Joyously Welcome" Baby Girl Scientologist
Actress Katie Holmes gave birth Tuesday in Los Angeles to a small human girl, her first. Holmes is engaged to the proud father Tom Cruise, 43. Spokesman Paul Bloch said the couple "joyously welcomed" the arrival…
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on April 19, 2006 02:38 PM

TV Review: South Park "The Return of Chef"
FIRST AIRED MARCH 22, 2006 Chef wasn't himself in this episode, created in the week after Isaac Hayes quit the show and denounced his longtime friends and partners Parker and Stone. But then, the show wasn't quite itself either. It's been…
Posted to Video by Al Barger on March 24, 2006 01:07 AM

TV Review: South Park – "Trapped in the Closet" Photo Gallery Notes
South Park and Scientology are two great tastes that taste great together. It's a bit like the classic battles between Larry Flynt and Jerry Falwell, but better on both ends. Parker and Stone are FAR sharper tools than…
Posted to Video by Al Barger on March 23, 2006 05:39 AM

Scientology Vs Psychotherapy – Long Live South Park
Scientology vs. Psychotherapy is truly one of US pop culture’s most delicious ironies. Stealing a phrase from Mark Russell referring to Democrats and Republicans, this really is a case of the “Brain Washed leading the Brain Dead.” In politics…
Posted to Culture by James D. Carmine PhD on March 20, 2006 05:40 AM

Isaac Hayes, Chef, Leaving South Park
Soul singer Isaac Hayes, who provides the voice for Chef on the television series South Park, has announced he is leaving the show in the wake of a controversial episode about the Church of Scientology. Matt Stone, the series co-creator, said…
Posted to Video by Scott Butki on March 13, 2006 11:49 PM

The Trailer Park: Mission Impossible III
Will Tom Cruise be able to survive his antics of 2005? The Katie saga, the Lauer face off, the couch jumping, the list goes on. 2005 was a strange year for Cruise, off and on the screen. Off screen there…
Posted to Video by Chris Beaumont on February 27, 2006 02:00 AM

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes: Is They Is Or Is They Ain't?
In an attempt to cut off the already swirling rumors at the Paparazzi Pass, Tom Cruise and his lovely Katie Holmes call an upcoming Life & Style report called "Split!" "100 percent false," according to MTV.com. As though they…
Posted to Video by Eric Berlin on February 15, 2006 03:55 AM

Tom Cruise: Ultrasound Rebel
If Tom Cruise gets any weirder, he may turn into Michael Jackson. In an interview taped October 30 that aired Tuesday on Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2005, the movie star, Scientologist, scourge of the medicated…
Posted to Video by Eric Olsen on December 1, 2005 12:56 PM

TV Review: South Park – Scientology and Tom Cruise "Trapped in the Closet"
Scientology and Tom Cruise "Trapped in the Closet" – our troubles are caused by demonic possession by brainwashed alien ghosts.
Posted to Video by Al Barger on November 18, 2005 01:00 AM

Tom Cruise Cans Sister As Publicist
After a year in which his public actions led many to believe he is an unstable, doctrinaire, shameless, manipulative, tawdry, manic, controlling publicity-monger, Tom Cruise has hired a new publicist to replace his sister and fellow-Scientologist Lee Anne DeVette, after…
Posted to Video by Eric Olsen on November 9, 2005 09:56 AM

Celebrity News: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Expecting a Baby
According to this People Exclusive article, Katie Holmes, 26, and Tom Cruise, 43, are expecting a child. This would be a the third child for Cruise, who has two with ex-wife Nicole Kidman, and the first child for Katie…
Posted to Culture by Erin McMaster on October 5, 2005 05:09 PM

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are Expecting!
Oh, the lives of celebrities are too good! I can barely think! Thank God for them!
Posted to Culture by Blunderford on October 5, 2005 05:05 PM

Celebrity Obsession and Terrorism
The media is like the mob, they have a complete monoply on information and they don't like being screwed with. Tom Cruise tried to use them to promote a movie without their prior consent and he got burned. T
Posted to Culture by Ryan Clark Holiday on October 1, 2005 01:40 PM

Satire: Tom Cruise Comes Clean
Satire Alert! Asked to comment, Cruise did what he should not do: He commented.
Posted to Culture by Scott Butki on September 10, 2005 06:01 PM

Top 5: Tom Cruise Films
With so much bad criticism hitting Tom Cruise these days, I thought it'd be best to remember the reasons why Tom Cruise is so famous. He's acted in successful movies – maybe because of his acting or maybe not; but,…
Posted to Video by Tan The Man on August 18, 2005 03:20 PM

Lauren Bacall: Tom Cruise "Not a Great Actor"
Model-turned-actress-turned Humphrey Bogart's young wife-turned legend Lauren Bacall, 81, has been around, and in her ever-deepening voice she spoke with Time magazine in conjunction with Private Screenings: Lauren Bacall, an interview show which debuts tonight…
Posted to Video by Eric Olsen on August 1, 2005 07:10 PM

Review: War of the Worlds…Two Thumbs Down
The 120 million dollar film War of the Worlds starring Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins, and Miranda Otto fails to impress.
Posted to Video by sunoftheskye (Chris Evans) on July 12, 2005 08:37 PM

Scientology, Tom Cruise, And Medication
It used to be walking down the street of any major city in North America (and Europe, I discovered) that people would stop you and ask if you would like to take a personality test. They promised it would reveal…
Posted to Culture by gypsyman on July 7, 2005 03:18 AM

A conversation: Interview with a Scientologist
There have been court cases involving Scientology, which must mark some sense of having "arrived" as a religion. I studied these cases in college and I've always maintained a certain unexplored interest in Scientology because it is relatively new. So,…
Posted to Culture by Temple Stark on July 6, 2005 10:33 AM

Cruise Control
"Tape Oprah @ 4!" This was the text on a note I left for myself last week. I never ever thought I would have left myself a note imploring myself (or anyone else for that matter) to tape…
Posted to Culture by Hardy on July 5, 2005 07:30 PM

War of the Worlds: Interplanetary Conflict Still Potent
Much to their mutual relief, director Steven Spielberg and star Tom Cruise are hitmakers again with their remake of War of the Worlds. With over $113 million at the box office for the first six…
Posted to Video by Eric Olsen on July 5, 2005 11:16 AM

Tom Cruise, the new Jerry Falwell
With Tom Cruise drawing so much media attention to Scientology in recent weeks, it would be easy to jump on the Tom-bashing bandwagon and dismiss Scientology as a fringe, extremist cult. Like a friend's coworker who recently referred to Cruise…
Posted to Culture by Elyas Bakhtiari on June 28, 2005 05:59 PM

Tom Cruise: Still Smiling Still Babbling, Psychiatrists Strike BackTom Cruise continues his tear through the media machine, promoting his new film War of the Worlds, which opens nationwide tomorrow. When we last spoke of such things he sparred with The Today…
Posted to Video by Eric Olsen on June 28, 2005 12:31 PM

Celebrity Death Match: Tom Cruise and Matt Lauer
Tom Cruise appeared on NBC's Today Show this morning because he was in the neighborhood and has a movie coming out and is in love and stuff. He got into it a bit with host Matt Lauer – especially…
Posted to Video by Eric Olsen on June 24, 2005 06:41 PM

Apple Pie Exhibitionism & Tom Cruise
Is Mr Cruise eradicating negative energy or creating it? And why an exhibition of normality is an oxymoron.
Posted to Culture by Dorian Grayson on June 23, 2005 02:30 PM

Scarlett Johansson Escapes the Clutches of Scientology
Scarlett was supposed to be in the cast of Mission Impossible 3 (MI:3) but was removed from the cast due to "scheduling conflicts." Those "scheduling conflicts" might (or might not) have included her unwillingness to put Scientology into her…
Posted to Culture by Craig Lyndall on June 20, 2005 02:19 PM

Cruise Moistened, Moisturizers Arrested
A comic posing as a reporter and three crew members of new comedy show for British TV station Channel 4 were taken into custody Sunday after assaulting Tom Cruise with a squirt gun disguised…
Posted to Video by Eric Olsen on June 20, 2005 09:46 AM

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Engaged
Their bond in Scientology now sealed, Tom Cruise, 42, proposed to Katie Holmes, 26, early this morning at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, just two months after their relationship was announced in April. She accepted. "Today…
Posted to Video by Eric Olsen on June 17, 2005 10:43 AM

Katie Holmes Converts to Scientology: What's Next, Sex Change?
Ascendant young actress and Girlfriend of Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes (Batman Begins), 26, has announced she's converting to the Church of Scientology, where she will be, coincidentaly enough, a coreligionist of Mr. Cruise.
Posted to Video by Eric Olsen on June 13, 2005 02:31 PM

Mission: Impossible 3 Confirmed: Cruise and Paramount Cozy
Shrugging off concerns that Tom Cruise is a deranged Scientologist whose proclamations of cataclysmic love for young Katie Holmes on Oprah and elsewhere were either unhinged or improbable, new Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Brad Grey announced yesterday that Mission:…
Posted to Video by Eric Olsen on June 9, 2005 01:10 PM

Batman Begins Begun
Batman Begins (trailers here), which opens in traditional and IMAX theaters June 15, is an an "intellectual action epic" which "respectfully ignores" the four previous Batman films and tells the story from the dark mythic beginning once again…
Posted to Video by Eric Olsen on June 7, 2005 02:39 PM

The Last Samurai
I went to see The Last Samurai this weekend. I initially planned on seeing both this and LOTR but I did not find the time to attend both shows and felt that I would enjoy The Last Samurai more…
Posted to Video by Stephen McCaskill on May 24, 2005 09:09 AM (Score: 2)

Tom Cruise & Kate Holmes, real or fake relationship?
Something bothered me about seeing Tom Cruise and Katey Holmes broadcasting their fledgling "relationship" to all the world. It wasn't just the age considerable age difference. Something about them didn't look right. Then a tabloid wrote that they were…
Posted to Culture by Cerulean on May 18, 2005 04:37 PM

Collateral – The Film
Collateral features an insecure and kind-hearted but bumbling cabbie (Jamie Fox) who is a big dreamer but not a big doer and a hit man, Tom Cruise, starring as the silver-haired “Vincent.” Vincent: the cold-hearted hit-man who is out to…
Posted to Video by Sadi Ranson-Polizzotti on May 16, 2005 02:40 PM

Cruise Milks The Tabloids (Again)
So Tom Cruise has officially acknowledged that he's dating Katie Holmes. Big deal. I normally don't care for the tabloids (or for that matter Tom Cruise), except when I read this news, I got this sense of deja vu….
Posted to Video by Mark Sahm on May 2, 2005 11:03 AM

The Last Samurai
We tried to watch The Last Samurai on HBO last night, on the recommendation of an innocent friend who loved it. (Only someone fresh out of Witness Protection and decades of substance abuse could be so innocent.) Oh God, what an…
Posted to Video by amba on April 5, 2005 09:46 AM

Weekly BlogScan—"I am NOT GAY"
Madonna & Brittany swap spit.Think about the social pressures that lead a person to feel the urge to declare publicly, "I am not gay." This is an era when movies, main-stream media,…
Posted to Culture by DrPat on March 25, 2005 05:23 PM

Collateral DVD Review
It can be fun to see who might have been cast in a specific role. Instead of Tom Cruise for "Collateral," the producers looked at Adam Sandler (!), Russell Crowe, Colin Farrell, and Ed Norton. They ended up deciding it…
Posted to Video by Matt Paprocki on March 17, 2005 07:15 PM

Collateral — Damn Good
Shock, horror! Tom Cruise can act – in this tale of a hitman and a taxi driver, Cruise makes amends for the rather-over-sentimentality-and-averageness of The Last Samurai. He plays a hitman, Vincent, just arrived in LA for another job….
Posted to Video by Jon Downs on January 15, 2005 02:12 PM

Collateral
One of the most tiresome film genres is the "crime thriller". It's not a satisfactory name, but whatever they're called, they're contemporary and the climax usually involves somebody being chased and shot at. They also have unmemorable titles (Internal Affairs,…
Posted to Video by Paul De Angelis on January 2, 2005 02:34 PM (Score: 2)

Wolves In The City
It is rare to find a genre film that transcends the genre. Collateral is one such film. The assassin thriller is turned into a chautaqua on friendship, urban life and motivations. A taut, well-directed film, it features Jamie Foxx as…
Posted to Video by Aaman Lamba on December 28, 2004 02:28 PM

Collateral
Michael Mann's latest thriller, released on DVD this Tuesday, seems more of a recollection of his past successes, rather than anything new. Given the premise, and the director, one…
Posted to Video by Travis Marshall on December 17, 2004 12:35 PM

YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH: Tom Cruise and the Historical Accuracy of "The Last Samurai"
As an American of Japanese descent, I am an expert on all things Japanese. Admittedly, I’ve spent little time in Japan, I can’t read the language, and I’ve never studied anything relating to – or rhyming with –…
Posted to Video by Junichi Semitsu on September 8, 2004 02:40 AM

Collateral: Summer Thriller
Collateral is a summer thriller that will keep you at the end of your seat while drawing out the characters that we both care for and hiss at the same time. Tom Cruise plays a hit man named Vincent…
Posted to Video by Tom Donelson on August 29, 2004 08:41 PM

Random Late Summer Notes: Blah Blah Blah
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle is the latest multicultural variant of the lowbrow buddy comedy in which the heroes just want to get high and laid. This strain includes Cheech &…
Posted to Video by Alan Dale on August 25, 2004 09:05 AM

Collateral
Over the weekend, I caught a showing of Collateral. But, before I get into that, I should talk about the theatre itself. The showing I saw was in the "club section." Tickets ran about 25% more,…
Posted to Video by Casper on August 17, 2004 12:59 AM

Collateral
Collateral 4/5 The premise sounds pretty dull, doesn't it? Tom Cruise plays a hit man who coerces a cab driver to drive him around LA to knock off five people. Jamie Foxx portrays the reluctant cab driver. Director Michael…
Posted to Video by Triniman on August 11, 2004 05:53 PM

Movie Review: Collateral
Michael Mann takes a break from bidding for an Oscar with a return to the dark, gritty style he pioneered back in his Miami Vice days. Collateral is a taut thriller carried equally by Mann's direction and…
Posted to Video by Scott Pepper on August 11, 2004 12:42 PM

Review: Collateral
I have not yet read any reviews of Collateral so you're getting this fresh, without any subconscious influences concerning what others are saying, and I'll say this: Collateral…
Posted to Video by Screen Rant on August 6, 2004 04:41 PM

Iron Man movie delayed for Tom Cruise?
From Comics Continuum: Marvel Studios' Avi Arad said that the Iron Man movie is in "aggressive development" at New Line Cinema. "We're dealing with casting issues and directing issues,"…
Posted to Video by Screen Rant on August 1, 2004 02:03 AM

The Last Samurai
The Last Samurai is a Tom Cruise film about a hero of the American west being hired by the Emperor of Japan to train his imperial military for the purpose of suppressing a Samurai rebellion, and bringing Japan into the…
Posted to Video by Russell Mann on July 23, 2004 04:56 PM (Score: 5)

Magnolias!
I stole another movie from the loser video rental place in town. Snooky is on another bourbon bender, and I’ve learned the painful way ‘tis better to leave her until she sleeps it off. More of Snooky’s embarrassing…
Posted to Video by Bob on July 11, 2004 10:07 PM

Why The Last Samurai sucked
I have grown weary of listening to the misguided proclamations when it comes to the most overrated film of the year The Last Samurai. Let's be frank folks, this film sucked. And it sucked for many reasons. Let me count…
Posted to Video by Chris Kent on May 23, 2004 10:32 AM

Interesting Celebrity Gossip Site
Take a look. For all anybody knows, this is all bogus stuff. But it's still pretty funny! Here are some choice examples: * Cruise, Tom. Oh, definitely not a Friend Of Dorothy [this means a gay man]. Why would you ever think…
Posted to Culture by RJ on May 17, 2004 11:39 PM

Last Samurai DVD Review
The Last Samurai has been critized by some for its lack of historical accuracy. While I can certainly understand why this would be an issue for some people, it never really makes the claim at any point to be a…
Posted to Video by Matt Paprocki on May 17, 2004 11:36 PM

Tom Cruise as Iron Man?
Reports are that Tom Cruise wants to play Iron Man in a Hollywood adaptation of the comic book hero. Cruise is working on a deal to portray him – but is…
Posted to Video by Bill Wallo on January 14, 2004 11:01 AM

The Last Samurai
Oh wow, I went to the sneak preview saturday for The Last Samurai and I was very suprised by what I saw. If you saw the first trailer for this film you may have wondered why Tom Cruise was in the…
Posted to Video by Bat Boy on November 30, 2003 06:41 PM

"F*ck": Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut
The 13 Days of Halloween: Day 5 9. Eyes Wide Shut, dir. Stanley Kubrick When I wrote my senior essay on horror films, I was responding in part…
Posted to Video by Sean T. Collins on October 30, 2003 02:22 PM

One thing I like about Tom Cruise
In all fairness, Tom Cruise really isn't the greatest actor around. Hardly anyone would claim that he is. He's reasonably competent, but he's not going to make anyone forget Sidney Poitier or Sir Anthony Hopkins. One big thing…
Posted to Video by Al Barger on September 3, 2003 10:54 PM (Score: 10)

Ten reasons not to hate Tom Cruise
1. He is not running for governor of California. Considering that 135 people filed for the recall election and at least a quarter of them are public figures or public officials, we should appreciate Cruise's being humble enough…
Posted to Video by Mac Diva on August 25, 2003 05:20 AM

Minority Report
We watched the DVD of Minority Report last night and I was shocked how good it is. The film works as an Fugitive-type crime thriller, a psychological study of loss and grief, as a clever and convincing sci-fi gee-whiz spectacle,…
Posted to Video by Eric Olsen on February 28, 2003 10:07 AM

Ten Things I Hate About Tom Cruise
I realize that some of you ladies (and men) out there will take great offense to this, but I can't stand Tom Cruise. I don't care that he's been in some of the top grossing movies at the box office,…
Posted to Culture by Sekimori on September 27, 2002 10:31 AM

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  • http://selfaudit.blogspot.com Aaman

    Wow – we really are Cruise-rs

  • http://dumpsterbust.blogspot.com Eric Berlin

    I agree Eric — Cruise is always somewhere between good and great. He’s in some boring films (Days of Thunder, Far & Away), but he never mails in a performance.

    He’s also in one of my favorite films of all time: Vanilla Sky.

    That said, my wife announced just yesterday that she will never watch a Cruise film again based upon his recent wackiness.

  • Hitman

    His only good movies were MI-2 and Collateral. All the other ones were stinkers. He really has no range to be different characters. It seems hes the same guy in every movie…..Maybe he and Nathan Lane can do an act or two after his new movie fizzles. They could play an odd couple who like to go to gay bars.

  • http://www.mondoirlando.com Aaron, Duke De Mondo

    Hitman! what kind of cold heart can refuse the celestial wonder of Jerry Macguire!?? And what of the bit in Cocktail when he’s in the river doin a filth with the lady? gorgeous.
    And what of All The Right Moves?
    And at least 2 thirds of Born On The Fourth Of July are wonderful.
    “Penis mom!!! PENIS!!!!!!!”

    Still, alas, unlike sir Belrin, i have no love for Vanilla Sky, which took a wonderful, original sci-fi mind-fuck and turned it into a bloated pretentious mess with nothing but a cool Bob Dylan reference to salvage it.

    Apologies sir Berlin.

    And this reminds me, i never did see The Last Samurai… i must amend that ASAMFP

  • http://spaces.msn.com/members/dorksandlosers Tan The Man

    A Few Good Men, the original Mission Impossible, Magnolia, Interview With A Vampire, Minority Report… I like his movies, I don’t necessarily like him as a person though… give him a break, he does work hard to entertain us

  • http://www.mondoirlando.com Aaron, Duke De Mondo

    oh, and A Few Good Men! one of the first flicks i could quote line for line. i’ve forgotten most of it now, mind.

    And of course Interview With The Vampire, which we don’t watch around these parts. sorry Kirsten, but no.

  • Demi

    But can he dance?

    Action hero? Matt Dameon or even Patrick Swayze (please excuse my lack of familiarity with the spelling of the “STARZ” names) seem more action like.

    Interview with a V was interesting, perhaps because Anne Rice had something to do with it.

    IMHO Tom Cruise has made far more “B” flicks than top shelf performances.

    Am I just tragically unhip?

    That Jet movie–Top something… was the stupidest movie I think I have ever seen.

    Sorry Tom. Keep up the good work.

  • Eric Olsen

    I haven’t seen Vanilla Sky or Last Samuria, but he was at least good in all of the other movies pictured above. I think you have to give him that: that’s why he is interesting, because he seems to be such a loony in real life but is an accomplished artist

  • http://dumpsterbust.blogspot.com Eric Berlin

    Cruise was rather great in both Vanilla Sky and The Last Samurai. He’s got great screen presence, which is why he’s been just about the biggest film star in the world over the last 20 years.

    Duke, no feelings hurt regarding the Sky. Interesting that you seem to love Jerry Maguire (another Cameron Crowe number) yet not Vanilla Sky. VS hit on all the right notes for me — I think it’s a vastly underrated movie… but that’s likely the case as I rarely find someone who loved it as much as I did!

  • Rodthrob

    Does anyone see a theme that runs through his movies? Can you say GAY! Top Gun-Gay,Magnolia-Gay,Few good men-Gay,etc.
    The guy is too short to begin with. They must have to shoot hi smovies on the muppet stage so he doesnt look so short!!
    I say replace him with a cg character. Easy enuf these days!

  • http://dumpsterbust.blogspot.com Eric Berlin

    What in the hell is “gay” about any of those films, per se? I don’t remember depictions of gay sex… or any gay characters, really.

    Top Gun was THE macho patriotic guy movie of the 80s (pretty much… any others out there to compete?).

    EO — I agree with you on your take on Cruise. Loon off-screen, usually entertaining to watch on.

  • salid

    Theory-Brooke Shields was the next runner up for a job as spokesperson for prozac ,Zoloft or some other anti depressant.

    Why else would you come out to the world about being a sicko demented beeatch?

    Ok she could write a book but what kind of dip would buy it?

    She hates Tom Cruise so much because he foiled her plan to be the next queen of Anti-Depressants. We might be seeing this witch on TV news ads if it werent for Tom Cruise exposing her! Thanks Tom now we dont have to see her ugly face on TV!

  • http://victorplenty.blogspot.com Victor Plenty

    Top Gun is seen as gay due to the half-undressed locker room scenes, if I recall correctly. A Few Good Men is “gay” because it has Demi Moore in it. Magnolia is “gay” because it has a picture of a flower on the cover.

    Those explanations are about as logical as you’re going to get, Eric.

  • http://www.dorksandlosers.com Tan The Man

    Fun Stuff…

  • mikie

    Brooke is just using Tom Cruise’s statement to get herself free media for her book.

    I searched google news;

    Tom Cruise = 10,000 stories
    Brooke Shields = 1400
    Brooke Shields – Tom Cruise = 360

    He’s the only reason she is getting any press to promote her psych drug ad…I mean book.

  • Brooke Shields

    Salid, I am Rich. And Famous. And Rich.
    And Beautiful. And Talented. And Rich.
    And You are not. And You will never be.

    Who are you? Some schmuck trying to make
    himself feel better about himself by the
    putting down of someone who will never
    know who he is and furthermore could
    not even care? You sad pathetic little
    monkey boy hiding in the shadows of the
    ethernet calling people names and other
    mature acts. You’re Sooooooooo Cool.
    I’m Brooke Shields.You’re Panty Shields.

  • Salid

    You are an idiot for impersonating Brooke Shields and you are wrong on a few counts. I am rich, I am Female and I have more talent in the finger nail I just clipped then Brooke Shields will ever have. She should let her 15 minutes of fame go and jumpfrom a bridge and kasplat!

  • Brooke “Not ” Shields

    And you girlfriend are an F’ing idiot
    for impersonating a human being. XOXOXO

  • http://www.markbellinghaus.com/ Mark Bellinghaus

    Great article, Eric, and fun to read! Fun is what I am looking for after being attacked for weeks on my own blog…oh I am so sado-maso I admit! lol
    If “Tommy-boy” would have come out of his closet 20 years ago, he would have received his desperately tried for many times–OSCAR by now, maybe even as the BOTTOM-guy in Brokeback Mountain! What’s his name, the bother of that actress, yep, Jake!
    I could really image that Tom would have done a better job, as he would have had a “stretch” to be a closet, that act like a “closet-queen” that is not guy but in real life…oh well, you know what I am trying to say. But I want to spare good ol Eric some more threats of lawsuits…especially from the powerhouse of SCIENTOLOGY who seem to take over Hollywood and next your neighborhood!
    I don’t get it: is it a MUST to be gay, but in the closet, as it seems to me…John Travolta, with his “wife” in an interview, and holding hands, after a marrige of how many years?! Yeah right…hahaha was almost like the latest catch of People’s SEXIEST(GAY) MAN ALIVE 2006, Matthew McConaughay, who annoyinngly shared with us TWICE in one interview how much he loves his “girlfriend”(don’t let this hear Penelope’s girlfriend), and that he is going to see her right after this interview(with the smile of a little boy who is talking about his latest matchbox car!) Who really gives a rats-ass?
    Almost believeable, if….well, if Penelope haven’t already got to be known for some “rumors”, just the same “rumours surrounding” McConaughay’s-ex, Sandra Bullock who looks more and more like famous LESBO GRETA GARBO! Gee was I close to kick in my flat screen when I watched “CRASH” again the other night when she performed as mega bitch and we all were hoping that she would never move and bitch again, when she trips and rolls down the stairs….small small world, even better if you know who was the last “boyfriend” of Penelope Cruz! Yes, Tom Cruise that is…!
    How long do they really think we are the stupid movie-lovers, who believe anything that is on TV or screen, just like those fake hair rollers that “psychic” James van Praagh who surely has not to out himself, was holding up in ET and wanted us make-believe his psychic hoax! The rollers are from 1974, Marilyn died in 1962, THAT is real OUTING!
    Who really gives a crap, if the SEXIEST MAN ALIVE is the next fit for a Brokeback sequel, but I bet that Hollywood will try to keep this lie alive. I mean who would like to see Tom and Matthew in bed?! Not me! Maybe Penelope and Sandra?

  • Joey

    I have always regard Tom Cruise as a B-movie icon. However, the MI series was cooler than most (but I admit the Borne movies were action packed thrillers). I haven’t seen the “Last Samuri” and have been intending to rent it for quite a while now. That might prove entertaining.

    I don’t know, I’ve always enjoyed Coen brother movies Tarantino stuff, others like “Mighty Wind” or “Young Frankenstien” or “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid” I dig Buster Keaton, some Chaplin, War movies (good ones) and a lot of stuff from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s… but Tom came around about the same time as Cindy Lauper and I regard them both about the same… Rock candy. However, Cindy leveraged the 80’s, whereas Tom just really came into his own (in my opinion) somewhere in the late 90’s. But I’m sure he’s made a lot more money than the other 80’s crowd.

    Studied actor? I guess he might be, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

  • http://www.xenu.net Clambake

    “He’s the only reason she is getting any press to promote her psych drug ad…I mean book.”

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  • AlgerHiss

    Didn’t Tom Cruise pass away from ovarian cancer?