he *ROCKED* but we sorta saw his exit coming. Cool

and he reminds me of about at least 20 people that i know(or have known). i miss him/them already!
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Agreed, great show. But Ashby is my new hero (except for the dying part). Cool
DD- the magic trick really is the bestsingle scene I've seen in a movie this year. Still makes me chuckle.

Last night: Tropic Thunder

Amusing but not awesome. Worth it for Robert Downey, Jr. and Tom Cruise, though.

Tonight: Either stay at home and watch You Don't Mess With the Zohan or go out and see The Tale of Desperaux or Doubt... the three seem like pretty similar movies Roll Eyes Smile
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Originally posted by wine+art:
winetarelli, I love Downey's work, but you can keep Cruise.

A couple on my hit list before going back to work on the 5th.

The Reader
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire


I hear great things about Slumdog Millionaire

Have you seen Tropic Thunder? I run hot (well, warm) and cold on Cruise. (Professionally. Personally think he is an idiot.) If you've not, I gotta say... it isn't really a typical role for him. In fact, it is just about the opposite. Even if you don't like him, it might still be worth seeing him do this.
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
winetarelli, I love Downey's work, but you can keep Cruise.

A couple on my hit list before going back to work on the 5th.

The Reader
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire


I hear great things about Slumdog Millionaire



Personally think he is an idiot.)


Big Grin

I will check the movie out.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
you can keep Cruise.

I have heard that his abbreviated performance in the movie is enjoyable. He might want to consider, although his incredibly fragile ego would never permit it, supporting roles more often. He is clearly incapable of carrying a movie as the lead actor.
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Originally posted by gigabit:He is clearly incapable of carrying a movie as the lead actor.


Gigabit, I have to disagree with you. Oprah or no Oprah. E Meters or no E Meters, he's one of his generation's premier talents and a bonafide Movie Star if there ever was one. That star may have tarnished a bit, but to say he is incapable of carrying a movie as the lead actor borders on the absurd.
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Originally posted by gigabit:He is clearly incapable of carrying a movie as the lead actor.


Gigabit, I have to disagree with you. Oprah or no Oprah. E Meters or no E Meters, he's one of his generation's premier talents and a bonafide Movie Star if there ever was one. That star may have tarnished a bit, but to say he is incapable of carrying a movie as the lead actor borders on the absurd.

ib-

I believe that you must differentiate between a Movie Star and an Actor. There are a multitude of Movie Stars that possess limited acting ability (i.e. Ben Affleck). I believe that Cruise falls into that category. When he is on the screen I do not believe that he is anything other than Tom Cruise. And when he is paired with another actor that can act, the difference is glaring.

Just my opinion.
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Originally posted by gigabit:


I believe that you must differentiate between a Movie Star and an Actor. There are a multitude of Movie Stars that possess limited acting ability (i.e. Ben Affleck). I believe that Cruise falls into that category. When he is on the screen I do not believe that he is anything other than Tom Cruise. And when he is paired with another actor that can act, the difference is glaring.



I absolutely and completely agree! I could not have said it better myself.

While there are Movie Stars that can indeed act, Cruise is not one of them.

He is pathetic. Tom Cruise plays, Tom Cruise.
Wow, didn't realize there was so much Cruise dislike. I'm not saying he's Depp, or Hoffman (either PS or D), or Daniel Day Lewis. But, I'd hardly call his performances in War of the Worlds, Vanilla Sky, or The Color of Money pathetic. Roll Eyes

I have long thought that Jack Nicholson plays nothing but Jack Nicholson, but I'll admit that he's a very good actor.

Sure you're not allowing Cruise's bizarre off-screen antics cloud your judgement of what's on screen?
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Originally posted by indybob:

I have long thought that Jack Nicholson plays nothing but Jack Nicholson, but I'll admit that he's a very good actor.

I used to say the same about Nicholson until I watched About Schmidt. He actually can play against type brilliantly.

As for Cruise, I did enjoy his cameo in the third Austin Powers movie, along with Kevin Spacey and Danny DeVito.
On the subject of Tom Cruise...

I think he has been a very good movie star in certain roles that called for limited acting. Specifically: Risky Business, Top Gun, and A Few Good Men. Additionally, he has shown himself to be a good actor in movies such as Magnolia and Collateral. There are very few movie stars who are also such good actors that you forget who you are watching when seeing one of their movies. And Tom Cruise *certainly* does not fall into this category. But I enjoy some of his earlier work for what it is, and I think he has shown serious acting talent from time to time, though not consistently nor recently. As a person, I thinkwe can all agree he is an egomaniac of the highest order, and, frankly, he strikes me as a bit of a jerk.

Last night saw You Don't Mess With the Zohan. I have to preface this with: I'm Jewish, my ex was the daughter of immigrants from Eastern Europe and Iraq, her step family was Israeli, I have a few close Arab and Persian friends. Soooo... This movie probably hit closer to home for me than for most, allowing me to appreciate the humor more. That being said, I enjoyed it. I laughed out loud several times, though they were not the type of laughs that make you feel good about yourself. Deffinitely glad I skipped it in the theatres, but also had fun. Good *mindless* comedy, but not the type of movie one has to see... just the type of movie that is worth seeing if it is available and you want to watch a mindless comedy.
Why bother with Godfather 3? I would watch 1 and 2 back to back and pretend 3 never existed. As I have been trying to do since I first saw in the theatres and had to suffer through the dumb plot, Pacino mailing it in and Sofia's horrible acting. Other than the Pacino they keep dragging me back in line, there is no redeeming feature to this movie.
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Originally posted by indybob:
Sure you're not allowing Cruise's bizarre off-screen antics cloud your judgement of what's on screen?
While his recent actions have not helped his overall popularity, I don’t think this opinion of his acting is anything new. He just doesn’t have the range IMO. I actually passed him in a restaurant in LA when I was in college. They always say actors are smaller than you think and at least in his case, it’s very true. He’s just a little guy. He was with a really hot girl though…..
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
Why bother with Godfather 3?
Haha…I agree part 3 is nowhere near 1 & 2 but my wife wants to see them all.


Got it - I love the De Niro portions of GF 2 - Probably my favorite part of all the movies.
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Transiberian


What is it that makes movies on trains so good?

LOL. Unsure.
But this is one pretty good flick, if you haven't seen it yet. Wink


Seen and recommended here also.

Woody reminded me of what one of our posters here on the forum might be like, if I ever met him. Wink
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Originally posted by Jcocktosten:
Big surprise, Jcocktosten agrees with Winetarelli about something - Agree on Zohan - it was a great rental - of course absurd, but very funny. John Turturro as usual was hilarious. The commentary is also really funny.


Watched the commentary at your reccomendation. What I found so funny about it was their reaction every time Emmanuelle Chriqui (who, imo, is just about the most beautiful young woman in the world) was on the screen. It was as if they had never met her and they all started just vocalizing what I was thinking. Big Grin

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