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2010-06-26 01:32:02 PM
You say that like it's a bad thing.
 
2010-06-26 01:33:47 PM
Who?
 
2010-06-26 01:37:27 PM
I'd still rather see Knight and Day than Grown Ups.

I'd also rather have unanaesthetized root canal.
 
2010-06-26 01:39:00 PM
Eyebleach: Who?

You know...

img24.imageshack.us

... this guy.

TAKE YOUR HOVEROUND TO THE GRAND CANYON!!!
 
2010-06-26 01:39:36 PM
oldebayer: I'd still rather see Knight and Day than Grown Ups.

Also, this.

A thousand times over, this.
 
2010-06-26 01:42:02 PM
oldebayer: I'd still rather see Knight and Day than Grown Ups.

I can't imagine having to sit through either.

The scary thing is, since I was in high school when that group was on "SNL" I think I'm in the general target age group for "Grown Ups." I forget what movie it was attached to as a preview ("Kick Ass," inexplicably?) but the people in the theatre were groaning at the preview. I'm shocked it made as much as it did.
 
2010-06-26 01:52:41 PM
mimg.ugo.com
Squeal like a pig, Woody.
 
2010-06-26 01:54:19 PM
I will watch Knight and Day. It doesn't look that bad, just not good enough to go to the theater to see it.

I think movie studios are going to realize that more people are only going to the theater to see the big budget special effect blockbusters. The types of movies it makes sense to see on a huge screen with loud speakers.

I can watch a comedy or drama at home much easier and much more comfortable.
 
2010-06-26 01:59:16 PM
In fairness, Tom Cruise's career died years ago. His current source of income is nothing more than the festering corpse of his expired career, kept animated by a melding of necromancy and 'clear' powers, existing only to consume the supple flesh of the careers of those he works with.
 
2010-06-26 02:00:35 PM
Bunnyhat: I will watch Knight and Day. It doesn't look that bad, just not good enough to go to the theater to see it.

I think movie studios are going to realize that more people are only going to the theater to see the big budget special effect blockbusters. The types of movies it makes sense to see on a huge screen with loud speakers.

I can watch a comedy or drama at home much easier and much more comfortable.


They realize this already - hence the move to 3D movies which - 3D TV's aside - you can't do at home. They have a lock on the technology for at least the next few years until that particular tech follows High Def and comes down in price a lot.
 
2010-06-26 02:03:48 PM
tototototo: In fairness, Tom Cruise's career died years ago. His current source of income is nothing more than the festering corpse of his expired career, kept animated by a melding of necromancy and 'clear' powers, existing only to consume the supple flesh of the careers of those he works with.

Will you write my eulogy?
 
2010-06-26 02:05:13 PM
He's a very attractive guy, if you overlook the crazy... which is an impossibility.
 
2010-06-26 02:07:06 PM
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2010-06-26 02:16:21 PM
King Something

[This post has been removed due to a copyright claim by Church of Scientology International]


Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
 
2010-06-26 02:17:43 PM
Grown Ups made $14 million on Friday? Are you farkin' serious?
 
2010-06-26 02:19:50 PM
Fark It: Grown Ups made $14 million on Friday? Are you farkin' serious?

The Stupid People Shortage has not yet ended, you know.
 
2010-06-26 02:20:58 PM
Fark It: Grown Ups made $14 million on Friday? Are you farkin' serious?

Never underestimate the power of people that used to be funny.
 
2010-06-26 02:24:03 PM
I like Tom Cruise, there I said it. I like every single movie he made from 1981 to 1996. They are all awesome. I don't care that he's a creepy cult member now, I farking love the majority of his body of work.
 
2010-06-26 02:41:08 PM
urger: Bunnyhat: I will watch Knight and Day. It doesn't look that bad, just not good enough to go to the theater to see it.

I think movie studios are going to realize that more people are only going to the theater to see the big budget special effect blockbusters. The types of movies it makes sense to see on a huge screen with loud speakers.

I can watch a comedy or drama at home much easier and much more comfortable.

They realize this already - hence the move to 3D movies which - 3D TV's aside - you can't do at home. They have a lock on the technology for at least the next few years until that particular tech follows High Def and comes down in price a lot.




I don't think they do.

They just spent $125 million on Knight and Day hoping that big named stars would drag people to the movies. It hasn't worked. Many movies the last couple years that while haven't bombed, haven't made that much money either.

Now if they stopped paying actors and actresses 20 million a pop to start in some drama/comedy/whatever film, they can start making movies at the 50-75 million dollar mark and still have plenty of money for top notch production.
 
2010-06-26 02:55:13 PM
mitchcumstein1: I like Tom Cruise, there I said it. I like every single movie he made from 1981 to 1996. They are all awesome. I don't care that he's a creepy cult member now, I farking love the majority of his body of work.

This. He's great to make fun of, but he's made some entertaining movies.
 
2010-06-26 03:06:05 PM
Kimothy: mitchcumstein1: I like Tom Cruise, there I said it. I like every single movie he made from 1981 to 1996. They are all awesome. I don't care that he's a creepy cult member now, I farking love the majority of his body of work.

This. He's great to make fun of, but he's made some entertaining movies.


You both seem to be misunderstanding the problem.

Eddie Murphy was very good in the 80s. That was in the 80s.
Eddie Murphy has churned out bucketloads of luke-warm faeces on an almost annual basis for the last 20 years.

Replace 'Eddie Murphy' with 'Tom Cruise' and '20' with '14'.
 
2010-06-26 03:13:15 PM
The problem with Knight and Day is that here there's a really shiatty chain of non-ethnic (read, BORING) restaurants called Knight and Day which serve lukewarm boiled shiat for food. So the movie title is already with me associated with lukewarm boiled shiat.
 
2010-06-26 03:15:38 PM
tototototo: Kimothy: mitchcumstein1: I like Tom Cruise, there I said it. I like every single movie he made from 1981 to 1996. They are all awesome. I don't care that he's a creepy cult member now, I farking love the majority of his body of work.

This. He's great to make fun of, but he's made some entertaining movies.

You both seem to be misunderstanding the problem.

Eddie Murphy was very good in the 80s. That was in the 80s.
Eddie Murphy has churned out bucketloads of luke-warm faeces on an almost annual basis for the last 20 years.

Replace 'Eddie Murphy' with 'Tom Cruise' and '20' with '14'.



Valkyrie (2008)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
War of the Worlds (2005)
Collateral (2004)
The Last Samurai (2003)
Minority Report (2002)
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Mission: Impossible II(2000)

Which one of those are unwatchable? None, none of them are, they're not great, but they're not Meet Dave, or Norbit, or Metro. They're all passable.
 
2010-06-26 03:27:54 PM
mitchcumstein1: tototototo: Kimothy: mitchcumstein1: I like Tom Cruise, there I said it. I like every single movie he made from 1981 to 1996. They are all awesome. I don't care that he's a creepy cult member now, I farking love the majority of his body of work.

This. He's great to make fun of, but he's made some entertaining movies.

You both seem to be misunderstanding the problem.

Eddie Murphy was very good in the 80s. That was in the 80s.
Eddie Murphy has churned out bucketloads of luke-warm faeces on an almost annual basis for the last 20 years.

Replace 'Eddie Murphy' with 'Tom Cruise' and '20' with '14'.


Valkyrie (2008)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
War of the Worlds (2005)
Collateral (2004)
The Last Samurai (2003)
Minority Report (2002)
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Mission: Impossible II(2000)

Which one of those are unwatchable? None, none of them are, they're not great, but they're not Meet Dave, or Norbit, or Metro. They're all passable.


Valkyrie (2008)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
War of the Worlds (2005)
Collateral (2004)
The Last Samurai (2003)
Minority Report (2002)
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Mission: Impossible II(2000)


I bolded the unwatchable ones.

He is only a minor character in Tropic Thunder, playing the part of an asshole that works in showbuisness, so you can hardly say he was acting.
 
2010-06-26 03:31:24 PM
Bunnyhat: I can watch a comedy or drama at home much easier and much more comfortable.


Eh... Watching a comedy anywhere but in a theater full of laughing people takes away half of the fun for me. Watching a comedy at home really kills it. I agree on run-of-the-mill dramas, though.
 
2010-06-26 03:33:38 PM
Bested by Adam Sandler. That musta hurt!
 
2010-06-26 03:41:21 PM
SnakeMan: Bested by Adam Sandler. That musta hurt!

the only reason it beat Cruise is due to our lord and savior Rob Schneider
 
2010-06-26 03:43:53 PM
tototototo: mitchcumstein1: tototototo: Kimothy: mitchcumstein1: I like Tom Cruise, there I said it. I like every single movie he made from 1981 to 1996. They are all awesome. I don't care that he's a creepy cult member now, I farking love the majority of his body of work.

This. He's great to make fun of, but he's made some entertaining movies.

You both seem to be misunderstanding the problem.

Eddie Murphy was very good in the 80s. That was in the 80s.
Eddie Murphy has churned out bucketloads of luke-warm faeces on an almost annual basis for the last 20 years.

Replace 'Eddie Murphy' with 'Tom Cruise' and '20' with '14'.


Valkyrie (2008)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
War of the Worlds (2005)
Collateral (2004)
The Last Samurai (2003)
Minority Report (2002)
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Mission: Impossible II(2000)

Which one of those are unwatchable? None, none of them are, they're not great, but they're not Meet Dave, or Norbit, or Metro. They're all passable.

Valkyrie (2008)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
War of the Worlds (2005)
Collateral (2004)
The Last Samurai (2003)
Minority Report (2002)
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Mission: Impossible II(2000)

I bolded the unwatchable ones.

He is only a minor character in Tropic Thunder, playing the part of an asshole that works in showbuisness, so you can hardly say he was acting.


You were doing fine until you "bolded" The Last Samurai. That was a very good movie
 
2010-06-26 03:49:18 PM
tototototo: I bolded the unwatchable ones.

He is only a minor character in Tropic Thunder, playing the part of an asshole that works in showbuisness, so you can hardly say he was acting.


Agree to disagree, I guess. Nothing on that list is as bad as the cinematic crimes Eddie Murphy has committed though.
 
2010-06-26 03:53:55 PM
As someone who went and saw knight and day yesterday, let me say that it is a decent movie. Isn't going to win any awards or anything but overall not that bad.
 
2010-06-26 03:55:53 PM
gridlocksammy: tototototo: mitchcumstein1: tototototo: Kimothy: mitchcumstein1: I like Tom Cruise, there I said it. I like every single movie he made from 1981 to 1996. They are all awesome. I don't care that he's a creepy cult member now, I farking love the majority of his body of work.

This. He's great to make fun of, but he's made some entertaining movies.

You both seem to be misunderstanding the problem.

Eddie Murphy was very good in the 80s. That was in the 80s.
Eddie Murphy has churned out bucketloads of luke-warm faeces on an almost annual basis for the last 20 years.

Replace 'Eddie Murphy' with 'Tom Cruise' and '20' with '14'.


Valkyrie (2008)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
War of the Worlds (2005)
Collateral (2004)
The Last Samurai (2003)
Minority Report (2002)
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Mission: Impossible II(2000)

Which one of those are unwatchable? None, none of them are, they're not great, but they're not Meet Dave, or Norbit, or Metro. They're all passable.

Valkyrie (2008)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
War of the Worlds (2005)
Collateral (2004)
The Last Samurai (2003)
Minority Report (2002)
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Mission: Impossible II(2000)

I bolded the unwatchable ones.

He is only a minor character in Tropic Thunder, playing the part of an asshole that works in showbuisness, so you can hardly say he was acting.

You were doing fine until you "bolded" The Last Samurai. That was a very good movie


So was Collateral. Valkyrie was watchable, but (IMHO) does not require a second viewing. Minority Report I thought was like an expensive sushi meal: Great to look at, but not all that filling; yet still somehow satisfying. War of the Worlds? Well... I do tend to enjoy bad SciFi movies, so that one fit my groove.

Anyway, I disagree with the Samurai movie, but hey YMMV. I found it pretty but predictable. Thing is: Cruise seems a reasonably talented actor, but I think he's let brand management hold sway over his acting talents, and now that his brand is perhaps irreparably damaged... Sayonara, Cruise-san.
 
2010-06-26 03:56:11 PM
I would like Tom Cruise better if he didn't try to star in action movies. No matter how often he does them, I just don't buy him as an action star.
 
2010-06-26 03:59:10 PM
OK, the article flashed up for about three seconds and then I got pushed to a registration screen. WTF?
 
2010-06-26 04:05:42 PM
Bunnyhat: Now if they stopped paying actors and actresses 20 million a pop to start in some drama/comedy/whatever film, they can start making movies at the 50-75 million dollar mark and still have plenty of money for top notch production.

Especially since most of those 'big name' actors are no longer a real draw. Sure, you get some people who are drawn in, but most of the time these actors are charging a premium to basically redo what they've done in previous movies. If you're really in the mood for a Tom Cruise movie, you could go and buy a DVD for nearly the same price as the movie ticket and watch it over and over as many times as you want without missing anything.

The problem we're facing is the Star System imploding: while actors should have some control over the movie they make, they cannot make good movies consistantly. One reason behind the Star System was to get away from the stereotyping that the Studio System enforced. Now, it's just a different excuse for the same sort of thing.

As for Cruise, his fatal career move was getting rid of his publicist who kept his crazy under control. Now when you see Cruise, you cannot avoid looking at him and mistaking his intensity for pure insanity. Not to mention that Scientology's secretive nature is no longer secretive and he just comes off as a stupid rich puppet. The reality has trumped the fantasy, and for an actor that's the death knell.

Plus, there's really no reason for Cameron Diaz at all.
 
2010-06-26 04:06:07 PM
I just like all the parts of the trailers where Tom is nose to nose with Cameron Diaz.

She's like what.... 8 inches taller than he is?
 
2010-06-26 04:11:37 PM
I'd still do him. Maybe I wouldn't tell anyone, but I'd do him.
 
2010-06-26 04:13:48 PM
Guntram Shatterhand: Bunnyhat: Now if they stopped paying actors and actresses 20 million a pop to start in some drama/comedy/whatever film, they can start making movies at the 50-75 million dollar mark and still have plenty of money for top notch production.

Especially since most of those 'big name' actors are no longer a real draw. Sure, you get some people who are drawn in, but most of the time these actors are charging a premium to basically redo what they've done in previous movies. If you're really in the mood for a Tom Cruise movie, you could go and buy a DVD for nearly the same price as the movie ticket and watch it over and over as many times as you want without missing anything.

The problem we're facing is the Star System imploding: while actors should have some control over the movie they make, they cannot make good movies consistantly. One reason behind the Star System was to get away from the stereotyping that the Studio System enforced. Now, it's just a different excuse for the same sort of thing.

As for Cruise, his fatal career move was getting rid of his publicist who kept his crazy under control. Now when you see Cruise, you cannot avoid looking at him and mistaking his intensity for pure insanity. Not to mention that Scientology's secretive nature is no longer secretive and he just comes off as a stupid rich puppet. The reality has trumped the fantasy, and for an actor that's the death knell.

Plus, there's really no reason for Cameron Diaz at all.


Diaz must have an agent skilled in either hypnosis or voodoo. I wonder if there in anyone out there who gets paid more for delivering less audience.
 
2010-06-26 04:27:39 PM
mitchcumstein1 2010-06-26 03:15:38 PM
tototototo: Kimothy: mitchcumstein1: I like Tom Cruise, there I said it. I like every single movie he made from 1981 to 1996. They are all awesome. I don't care that he's a creepy cult member now, I farking love the majority of his body of work.

This. He's great to make fun of, but he's made some entertaining movies.

You both seem to be misunderstanding the problem.

Eddie Murphy was very good in the 80s. That was in the 80s.
Eddie Murphy has churned out bucketloads of luke-warm faeces on an almost annual basis for the last 20 years.

Replace 'Eddie Murphy' with 'Tom Cruise' and '20' with '14'.


Valkyrie (2008)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
War of the Worlds (2005)
Collateral (2004)
The Last Samurai (2003)
Minority Report (2002)
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Mission: Impossible II(2000)

Which one of those are unwatchable? None, none of them are, they're not great, but they're not Meet Dave, or Norbit, or Metro. They're all passable.


Collateral and The Last Samurai were better than passable. They were farking awesome. I agree that Cruise is unhinged, but he is one of the biggest movie stars ever. Maybe that's what it takes to be a great actor - craziness.
 
2010-06-26 04:43:40 PM
my prob with the Last Samurai was that the "Laaast Samurai" was a WHITE dude. COME ON!
 
2010-06-26 04:51:27 PM
I saw it. It was awesome! Not an Oscar contender for Best Picture, but a hell of a lot of fun. I would see it again. And yes, he is a nut, but he's also a good actor and it was a great role for him. And Cameron Diaz actually looked do-able for the first time in a few years to me.
 
2010-06-26 04:59:09 PM
wumperton: my prob with the Last Samurai was that the "Laaast Samurai" was a WHITE dude. COME ON!

You do know that the pluralization of Samurai is Samurai, so technically the title is more about the last group of samurai and not just one man.
 
2010-06-26 05:18:39 PM
tototototo: In fairness, Tom Cruise's career died years ago. His current source of income is nothing more than the festering corpse of his expired career, kept animated by a melding of necromancy and 'clear' powers, existing only to consume the supple flesh of the careers of those he works with.

Such succinct insight! I don't think Shakespeare could have put it more aptly.

/sadly for tom, no sarcasm above
 
2010-06-26 05:22:08 PM
Vanilla Sky is the only movie I have ever walked out of at the end, and said "Did someone put LSD in my popcorn?"
 
2010-06-26 05:29:56 PM
Lou Cypher: Diaz must have an agent skilled in either hypnosis or voodoo. I wonder if there in anyone out there who gets paid more for delivering less audience.

At this point it's because she's friends with Drew Barrymore because she has no real talent.
 
2010-06-26 05:32:27 PM
tototototo: I bolded the unwatchable ones.

You sir, are out of your Vulcan mind.
 
2010-06-26 05:37:13 PM
Roger Ebert likes the movie and that's good enough for me!!!
 
2010-06-26 05:40:03 PM
I don't understand why people dislike Tom Cruise. Because he has a stupid religion? Yeah, so do most people. Because he jumped on Oprah's couch? What the fark were you watching Oprah for in the first place?
 
2010-06-26 05:44:17 PM
I think audiences have become saturated with Summer action movies. They're all the same: chase scenes, big explosions, and witty dialogue. With the exception of Iron Man 2, all the 2010 summer action films so far have flopped or will be lucky to break-even.
 
2010-06-26 05:45:25 PM
thornhill: I think audiences have become saturated with Summer action movies. They're all the same: chase scenes, big explosions, and witty dialogue. With the exception of Iron Man 2, all the 2010 summer action films so far have flopped or will be lucky to break-even.

www.dwazzle.com

Not sure if serious.
 
2010-06-26 06:01:54 PM
It's all about Inception and Toy Story 3 this summer. In sincerity, does anyone know of any other flicks worth checking out this summer?

/BAWWWWM Leonardo DiCaprio
//BAWWWWM Joseph Gorden Levitt
///BAWWWWM Inception
////BAWWWWM
 
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