war of the worlds - terrible. tom cruise was really good though; i really believed he was a scumball. what a testament to acting abiliyt.
daisy dukes of hazzard - fantastic. i'ts almost as if those boots were /made/ for walkin'. the rest of the movie really sucked, though.
16 blocks - this was actually a really good movie. i didnt laugh, but i did cry. and not just cuz my arm hurts. mos def is 'mos def'inately good in it. winky face.
dead men walking - zombies in prisn seems really good on paper. on the scifi channel, howeverm, not so good. please stop naming characters in zombie movies 'raimi.'
the chumscrubber - fantastic. fidfteen stars. kind of like donnie darko and jawbreaker and thumbsucker all mixed into one. bonus; the kid from thumbsucker is in this, making his imdb page just that much more interesting in the strangelt titled moive department. kinda depressing and uplifting ast the same time, plus mind-bendy.
earthstorm - space mission to the moon to keep it from splitting in half. midway though the voyage, stewphen baldwin unhooks his seatbelt and runs to the cargo bay, completely oblivious to the fact that therer shoulnd't be any gravity. also he gets over thje loss of his 3years dead wife.
i know i watched a few more, i just cant remember what they wree.
i have refrained from saying 'one thumb up' or 'one thumb down' for your benefit, as you know that's all i can do. thyumb number 2 is off-limits.
The last thing the world needs is another post about Tom Cruise, but tonight I read something that I just had to share.
Tom Cruise is an authority-undermining bastard.
See, little Dakota Fanning had been asking her parents to get her a cellphone for a while, but they wouldn't let her have one. It seems they are actually pretty sensible; they feel that an 11 year old doesn't need to have a cellphone. I would have to agree with them.
Well, Tom decided that since he liked her so very much, and that they're great buds he would buy her one for her birthday, despite the fact that her parents didn't approve.
She says, "Tom gave me a cell phone, so that was really cool. My mom and dad wouldn't let me have a cell phone but Tom got me one for my birthday!
"It's really funny, 'cause on my cell phone I pretend that I'm on the phone when I'm not and I'll pretend that I have messages when I'm just out on the street."
I kinda wish that I was her father so I could punch Tom Cruise right in his crooked face and tell him to call up Nicole Kidman and undermine her authority for a while. Oh, and also because if I was her father, I'd be really rich because Dakota is a really great actor. I would be very proud of her.
It made me realize that the notion of Tom Cruise being vaporized by Martian invaders is enough to make me plunk down ten bucks to watch an otherwise regrettable movie. And I bet there are a lot of people who feel the same way. Movie production companies would do well to keep this in mind. So your script's plot hangs on the Olsen Twins accidentally taking each other's purses, with all the implied ensuing hilarity? Or you're working on HomeAlone XIV, in which Macauley Culkin's frat brothers leave for Evanston without him? Just put Cruise in a cameo, running down the street and ZAP! And I'm there.
This could work for Turnerized re-edits of old movies as well. Like Debra Winger's at the supermarket checkout, and she doesn't have enough cash for everything on the belt so she puts stuff back despite her kids complaining, and then John Lithgow pays her tab and berates the gum-chewing cashier for being rude.
Cashier: "I don't think I was being rude."
Lithgow: "Well then you must be from New York."
Tom Cruise, in the supermarket parking lot: "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
Box office gold.
I like this idea alot, Chris is onto something there for sure. Also, Home Alone XIV: Expedition to Evanston sounds pretty damn awesome too. Are you listening Retarded Hollywood Movie Producers?