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    Speaking of Tom Cruise, America has seemed to lost it's appeal for him. Top Gun, Days of Thunder, Rain Man and Jerry Maguire all classic films, America loved him.
    Then 'poof' , he wasn't such a boxoffice star.
    HT, when did your appeal for Tom die? Can he ever recover?

    For me it's when he made that gawd awful Eyes Wide Shut. From there it was one disappointment after another. I am a BIG fan and still give his movies a chance (The Last Samurai was great) ,but I now wait for the DVD's. Now he's acting weird in public and his star gets dimmer and dimmer.
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    i don't think so. in fact, there may be a backlash of beating up on tom, and his new film looks good, some say the best of the three mission impssible movies.

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    >Speaking of Tom Cruise, America has seemed to lost it's appeal for him.


    ya think?

    >Top Gun, Days of Thunder, Rain Man and Jerry Maguire all classic films,

    these are not classic.

    High noon is classic
    The wizard of oz is classic.
    Citizen kane
    THAT is a classic.

    >Now he's acting weird in public .
    not just now. he has been emulating an alien for a couple years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alohabear
    [...]HT, when did your appeal for Tom die?[...]
    ...with his interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show. He came off as an overly arrogant know-it-all attacking Brooke Shields and telling Lauer that Lauer knew nothing about psychotropic drugs and he (Cruise) knew everything. Pompass a$$. I've lost all respect for him as a person regardless of his talent. That's a wrap for me and Tom. Not that he knows or cares, of course!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alohabear
    Then 'poof' , he wasn't such a boxoffice star.
    Don't get me wrong, I think Tom Cruise is crazy as an outhouse rat, but he still has box office appeal. A little movie called War of the Worlds grossed $235 million domestically and $591 million globally, good enough for #29 on the all time worldwide box office list.

    I bet MI3 does big business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimo55
    >Now he's acting weird in public .
    not just now. he has been emulating an alien for a couple years.
    Absolutely no relations to the Lemurian Race. Nope. He is of another SPECIES. Total WHACKO Species!!!!!!

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    I feel bad for him. I think he's basically an okay guy who's into something way over his head. He wants so bad to support Scientology and is shooting himself in the foot, career-wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiabla
    Don't get me wrong, I think Tom Cruise is crazy as an outhouse rat, but he still has box office appeal. A little movie called War of the Worlds grossed $235 million domestically and $591 million globally, good enough for #29 on the all time worldwide box office list.

    I bet MI3 does big business.
    War of the Worlds was a Steven Spielberg film and would have made BIG money if Pee Wee Herman was cast in Tom's role.Vanilla Sky (2001) made $201,000,000 worldwide yet I have yet to find a single person who liked that movie. Grosses like this make me ask the question:

    Is Tom a "movie star" or an actor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alohabear
    War of the Worlds was a Steven Spielberg film and would have made BIG money if Pee Wee Herman was cast in Tom's role.
    Now, THAT I would have gone to see..."PeeWee's Big War." Music by Danny Elfman.

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    Oh, Cruise is definitely a "movie star" rather than an "actor." Dozens of the reviews of his last few movies make this point. He's not an artist, he's not going to change the world, and he's by all accounts not among the nicest nor most reasonable people on Earth. But he sells tickets, and for the most part, that's what counts.

    Like I said in the thread for M:I3 specifically, I'm sick of Tom (and Katie and the whole celebrity machine), and would otherwise be skeptical of the film's chances. But for whatever "duds" you might ascribe to him (there are fans of Vanilla Sky out there), people seem to be willing to see him on the big screen again and again.

    I might see M:I3, myself. In spite of Tom? Sure. But to the Hollywood financiers, it doesn't matter.

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    I don't blame Scientology for all Tom's weirdness(John Travolta doesn't act stupid in public),I blame his publicist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiabla
    he still has box office appeal. A little movie called War of the Worlds grossed $235 million domestically and $591 million globally,
    it woulda been a little movie if it didn't have three things:
    the legacy of hgwells.
    speilberg.
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    I wouldn't go see a move with PeeWee Herman ( ) but I'd sure go seen one with him in it!
    As for Tom Cruise... pfffbbbttt. He seems to be close to having a nervous breakdown. His couch-bouncing act on Oprah, his idiotic attack on Brooke Shields (and on all mothers with PPD), and all his Scientology-related activities and demands are just ludicrous. I mean, I don't read gossip columns, etc., but one just can't avoid all his media exposure, and most of it is negative. He's a "pretty boy", nothing more. (yawn)
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    Quote Originally Posted by alohabear
    Vanilla Sky (2001) made $201,000,000 worldwide yet I have yet to find a single person who liked that movie.
    I actually liked it.

    As for Tom Cruise, can't stand him, his ego is huge. Which is probably why his character in Magnolia seemed to fit him so well. Also. this isn't like a rotten child, where it's not the childs fault. but the parents. He's an adult, and makes his own decisions. I kinda feel bad for his PR people.

    And what's up with his girl all of a sudden wanting to be called 'Kate'? Is she trying to sound more grown up or something?

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    We need to be careful of Tom Cruise. I believe he is an Alien being. He is too eccentric to be human. Aliens are just like us humans they seek a higher power or wanting to be the higher power. His true identity is slowly coming out. Next thing you know he is going to run for governor then become president! Next he will try to conquer the world.

    But in reality anyone who believes in Scientology has got to be an Alien from another world anyway! I loved the way South Park showed what Scientology really is. After the episode I went online and read more about it. CULT not religion in my book. I lost all respect for Tom Cruise at this point.

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    do you know if that southpark episode is online somewhere? i'd love to download it and watch it. must be hilarious!

    (btw, the whole issac hayes thing was funny, too )
    525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear. 525,600 minutes - how do you measure, measure a year?

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    It seems that even Entertainment Weekly is asking the question about Tom this week.

    It was a widely circulated piece of gossip from Fox News' Roger Friedman (citing a Paramount insider) that at an early test screening of Mission: Impossible III, during a scene in which Cruise's character, Ethan Hunt, is being beaten within an inch of his life, the audience did something that once would have been unthinkable: They clapped. Applauding at the sight of Cruise being pummeled has it really come to this?
    War of the Worlds, made an impressive $234 million, but at least some of the credit there must go to marquee-name director Steven Spielberg and the tripods.
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    Thetans. I'm covered in thetans. please help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen
    Thetans. I'm covered in thetans. please help!
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    ha! ha! that's funny

    if anyone wants to watch the south park episode where they make fun of scientology, just pm me and i'll send it to you via yousendit.com; it's about 38 mb; it's a real video file.
    525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear. 525,600 minutes - how do you measure, measure a year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaveice
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    ha! ha! that's funny

    if anyone wants to watch the south park episode where they make fun of scientology, just pm me and i'll send it to you via yousendit.com; it's about 38 mb; it's a real video file.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alohabear View Post
    War of the Worlds was a Steven Spielberg film and would have made BIG money if Pee Wee Herman was cast in Tom's role.Vanilla Sky (2001) made $201,000,000 worldwide yet I have yet to find a single person who liked that movie. Grosses like this make me ask the question:

    Is Tom a "movie star" or an actor?
    Uh, I really enjoyed Vanilla Sky - I've watched it 3 times and continue to enjoy it. Then again, I really liked Fargo, too. I don't like or dislike a movie only because of the actors, however. I consider the entirety to determine value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alohabear View Post
    I don't blame Scientology for all Tom's weirdness(John Travolta doesn't act stupid in public)
    Barbarino does it in private with male masseuses,allegedly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alohabear View Post
    For me it's when he made that gawd awful Eyes Wide Shut.
    You can't go wrong with a nude Nicole Kidman scene.

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