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LOTSA MOVIES THIS WEEKEND, BUT WHICH ONE WILL WIN?

December 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The major Hollywood studios are mobilizing a huge marketing campaign for the Hollywood weekend, ordinarily one of the biggest of the year for the box office. With Avatar making its debut two years ago, the box office raked in $270.12 million over the three days of the Christmas weekend. Last year that figure fell to […]

MISSION: ACCOMPLISHED (Updated)

December 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Against the backdrop of another dismal weekend at the box office, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol put in a top-notch performance as it opened in just 425 locations (mostly IMAX) with $13.6 million. The idea presumably was to deliver to audiences the sensations of acrophobia as they watched Tom Cruise on the giant screen scale […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE — GHOST PROTOCOL

December 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tom Cruise, who had been getting a lot of bad press in recent years for everything from jumping on Oprah’s sofa to touting the supposed benefits of Scientology, is finally receiving some printed praise again, thanks to the major newspaper film critics. Most of them marvel at Cruise’s sheer audacity in some of the scenes […]

JACK REACHER FANS DECRY CASTING TOM CRUISE AS THEIR HERO

August 17, 2011 by · 9 Comments 

British author Jim Grant, who has churned out the action-adventure Jack Reacher novels under the pen name Lee Child, has defended the casting of Tom Cruise in the role of Reacher in the first movie based on his series. Much of the criticism has to do with the fact that Cruise looks very little like […]

DICAPRIO NAMED HIGHEST-PAID ACTOR IN HOLLYWOOD

August 2, 2011 by · 12 Comments 

Two actors who began their careers playing mostly androgynous characters in low-budget art films but who went on to star in huge blockbusters are now the highest-earning actors in Hollywood, according to Forbes magazine. Leonardo DiCaprio tops the list with an estimated $77 million earned between May 2010 and May 2011, while Johnny Depp, who […]

WIKILEAKS DOCUMENT FOCUSES ON CRUISE, SCIENTOLOGY

December 17, 2010 by · 8 Comments 

Raising questions about why it was ever stamped “Classified” in the first place, Britain’s Guardian newspaper today (Friday) published a Wikileaks-leaked memo written in 2007 about efforts by officials in Hamburg, Germany to stamp out Scientology. The memo, written by Karen Johnson, the U.S. consul general in Hamburg, said that those efforts had been stepped […]

CRUISE’S KNIGHT & DAY: NO. 1 FOR FOX IN 2010

December 12, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Although its first weekend brought in just $20.5 million, making it the worst debut for a Tom Cruise-starring movie since 1992’s Far and Away, Knight and Day has gone on to become 20th Century Fox’s top-grossing 2010 release. Deadline.com is reporting that the film grossed $262.3 million worldwide, with $76.4 million attributed to its domestic […]

CRUISE’S NEW M:I: WILL THIS TITLE SELF-DESTRUCT?

October 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Reporters were left scratching their heads after Tom Cruise revealed on Thursday that the title of his fourth Mission: Impossible movie will be Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol. “All I wanted is not to have a number [after the title],” said Cruise, at a news conference at the Doha Film Festival in Dubai, the city where […]

BUBLÉ VIDEO GOES VIRAL WITH CELEBRITY SPOOF

September 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A video spoofing Hollywood celebrity by Canadian crooner Michael Bublé has quickly gone viral on YouTube, drawing more than 100,000 views since Monday. In the video promoting his latest single, “Hollywood,” Bublé gives some uncanny impressions of an assortment of celebrities, ranging from Justin Bieber to Keith Richards, to Tom Cruise, to James Dean (and […]

BOX OFFICE TURNS INTO “TOY” BOX

June 28, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Toy Story 3 continued to draw hordes of families to theaters over the weekend, as it generated an estimated $59 million in ticket sales, bringing its total after just ten days to a superb $226.6 million. A family of four that paid 3D surcharges and convenience fees for ordering online would have had to shell […]

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