The second and probably final trailer for ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ was released last night (hd copies here), and it seems that, for the fourth movie in a row, Tom Cruise has to spend the entire time clearing his name. Doesn’t anyone at his spy agency find that suspicious? When is someone gonna say, “Wow, Tom Cruise sure does get framed a lot, don’t you think.” I would have just fired him by now. I don’t know if he just has bad luck or what but he really seems to be way more trouble than he’s worth.
Lots of people make fun of Tom Cruise for perfectly valid reasons, but HOLY FUCK that guy is a pro. It’s one thing for an actor to do their own stunts when it involves riding a motorcycle or kissing Jennifer Aniston, it’s quite another when it involves running around the outside of the worlds tallest building. He’s over half a mile in the air. If he fell he would die of old age before hitting the ground.
Tom Cruise attended the wedding to ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’ producer David Ellison (son of Oracle founder Larry Ellison) this weekend, and as apparently happens at this sort of thing, at one point some guy got up in Cruises face and did a little dance thing. Which I guess means a challenge was issued. To which Cruise answered. Also with dancing.
Um, hey Hollywood. This is why everyone thinks you’re all queer.
The trailer for ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’ will premiere in front of ‘Transformers: As If It Matters Because These Are All The Same’ starting tomorrow night, but an early bootleg copy has leaked onto this French website for reasons that are probably explained in French.
If this is any indication, it seems (the great) Brad Bird was more than up to the task in his live-action directorial debut. Tom Cruise is doing wildly dangerous stunts (really), there looks to be more Simon Pegg this time, with plenty of Josh Holloway being handsome and Jeremy Renner poised to take the franchise over starting with ‘MI:6′. It also promises “Re-pensez L’Imposible”, which sounds appropriate.
The highly anticipated ‘Super 8′ had it’s big fancy Hollywood premiere last night, and exciting celebrities like Tom Cruise were there. Here he is with the movies star, 13-year-old girl Elle Fanning (she’s Dakota Fannings daughter. Or sister. I should look that up). And obviously someones been drinking their milk because Tom is almost as big as that young girl now.
“Yeah, but she’s probably wearing heels,” you might be thinking. Oh please. As if Tom wasn’t. Yet they’re essentially the same size, even though “frail” doesn’t even beging to describe her appearance. Between her white blond hair and pale skin and that creepy dress, she looks like a ghost you’d see in a Swedish castle.
Russell Brand was really good in ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’, which was a good movie, and after that he signed on to do a bunch of other movies. Now were right in the middle of the lull between him doing those movies and Hollywood figuring out that a little of that guy goes a long fuckin way and audiences sort of hate him.
With that in mind, Russell Brand was in costume today on the set of ‘Rock of Ages’ in Fort Lauderdale. If you don’t know, this is based on a Broadway play, and will combine elaborate song and dance numbers with horrible 80’s rock with Tom Cruise with Russell Brand. Which sounds only slightly more entertaining than combining a bear trap with my nuts.
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