Tom Cruise Is Hot Again! What Do We Do?

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The last time I looked at the box-office reports, Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol was still soaring atop the chart, raking in post-holiday business that put other films (like Shame) to shame.

Even more distressingly, the Brad Bird-directed popcorn flick got good reviews and is generally considered a wham-bam terrific action film with adrenaline and humor, not just a rote by-the-numbers sequel done out of desperate obligation.

Unthinkable as it may seem, Tom Cruise is hot again!

After years of disgracing himself with couch jumping and other stunts seemingly designed to make him hep to the younger crowd, Tom has actually achieved his goal of returning to mega movie stardom at all costs.

He's still got it, still projecting it, and, most importantly, still there.

He's still showing his middle section!

And he even has a big part in the Rock of Ages movie coming out this year.

The man (maybe thanks to his incredible connections) is just plain unstoppable.

So how do we stop him?


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KeepOnLearning
KeepOnLearning

HALF A BILLION DOLLARS box-office gross worldwide--in just one month!     http://boxofficemojo.com/movie...That's more than a 300 percent return on investment. Cruise, Abrams and the other producers must be verrry happy. 

Add up the ongoing box-office receipts for the next several months, then follow-on income from DVDs, cable, etc., etc.

As Garry Marshall once put it, "DAT's good business!"

HT
HT

Tom is great, got the chance to work with him on his new movie.  He deserves the success, he's very professional and down to earth. Great guy.

KeepOnLearning
KeepOnLearning

I'm sad for the Scientology haters whose desire to decry and insult flummoxes the education and intelligence they probably display in writing about other matters than Scientology. 

One glaring example of the contradictions between what they write versus reality is in selflessness--always an important factor in judging people.

How many snotty calumnists, how many uninformed commenters, give the volunteer hours that so many Scientologists do in their phonics reading clinics to underserved children and adults, in anti-drug campaigns, helping out at disaster sites, and reforming the criminals that mug, thieve and kill everyone's families and friends. 

Wholly
Wholly

Scientology isn't even really a religion! It's something that was concocted--it's a construct or an industry. Not an organic religion like Judaism, Catholicism, Hinduism, etc. I wouldn't give it the same benefits of the doubt as a real religion. 

Sass
Sass

Why would a critic bash a star because of their religion if it wasn't Scientology? Scientology is the only religion celebrities use to get ahead. No one uses their Catholic or Protestant connections to make it in show biz. So it makes sense to me that with actors, Scientology comes under fire.

1sthawk007
1sthawk007

a crime syndicate masquerading as a religion give me a break you have not any dealings with the Catholic religion who have done far more of a crime syndicate mate you should get a life and give it a rest with your hatred also a gossip legend since when are scumbag media heads who live of real legends. Gossip heads have no talent,give the hatred a rest and and get out and try meet Some one you sad lonely person.

1sthawk007
1sthawk007

You said religion not me ,all religions where cults at some stage of there beginning any way I don't give a shit about cruises religion but I think to incite hatred or say false stories about someone who you are clearly jealous of is sick and twisted so you sound like a cult to me. Cruise is good guy I met him a few years and he very cool and down to earth and it's great to see him back on top of box office good luck

LightOfTruth123
LightOfTruth123

Oh for Pete's sake... Are you the best Scientology has? Firstly, the NO. 1 and most lame cult defense is "all religions started out as cults", just so you know. Do you base your opinion of Cruise's character on the fact that you met him once and he seemed cool and down to earth? I think a more accurate measure stick is his actions (or inactions, like his silence on Scientology abuses).

LightOfTruth123
LightOfTruth123

1sthawk007, you have walked into the wrong bar. This is the Village Voice, one of the main reporters on Scientology abuses. I did not say Tom Cruise conspires in the torturing and killing of human beings, so stop laying words in my mouth. What I said is that he endorses an organisation guilty of these crimes (the proof is overflowing in the streets).

I am not on a Tom Cruise vendetta, there is something wrong with your reading ability. I hold Scientology accountable for its human rights abuses, and I hold Cruise accountable for his silence and consent. The Catholic church is not the topic of conversation here, Scientology is. By the way, I hold the Catholic church accountable for their crimes as well, and also think they shouldn't be tax exempt.

Is it possible for you to have a discussion with someone who disagrees with you without insulting them? I guess not. I see the "church" has taught you these techniques:

25 Ways To Suppress Truth: The Rules of Disinformation:

http://www.whale.to/m/disin.ht...

This might also wake you up:

21 Extremist Traits:

http://www.lairdwilcox.com/new...

If the shoe fits, and all that...

LightOfTruth123
LightOfTruth123

1sthawk007, you have walked into the wrong bar. This is the Village Voice, one of the main reporters on Scientology abuses. I did not say Tom Cruise conspires in the torturing and killing of human beings, so stop laying words in my mouth. What I said is that he endorses an organization guilty of these crimes (the proof is overflowing in the streets).

I am not on a Tom Cruise vendetta, there is something wrong with your reading ability. I hold Scientology accountable for its human rights abuses, and I hold Cruise accountable for his silence and consent. The Catholic church is not the topic of conversation here, Scientology is. By the way, I hold the Catholic church accountable for their crimes as well, and also think they shouldn't be tax exempt.

Is it possible for you to have a discussion with someone who disagrees with you without insulting them? I guess not. I see the "church" has taught you these techniques:

25 Ways To Suppress Truth: The Rules of Disinformation:

http://www.whale.to/m/disin.ht...

This might also wake you up:

21 Extremist Traits:

http://www.lairdwilcox.com/new...

If the shoe fits, and all that...

1sthawk007
1sthawk007

To light of truth 123.i am not a fan of Scientology ,I am catholic who respects other religions I don't believe that Tom cruise would conspire to torture kill any human being you people with your conspiracies you are all sick in the head .next you will be saying that cruise was the gunman on the grassyknoll or he drove the white van that was behind the lady di accident. You should listen to yourself stop this Tom cruise VENDATTA.go and get a life losers

LightOfTruth123
LightOfTruth123

I believe I did not mention the Catholic religion, you did. I was only referring to Scientology. Your logic is akin to the Bananno crime family pointing a finger at the Gambino crime family saying "they've stolen way more than us, why are you arresting us? They've stolen many billions, we only stole a few billion!"

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

I think the new "Mission Impossible" movie would have made money if they had Rob Lowe, Jeremy Piven or Pee-wee Herman hanging off those buildings.

Jan
Jan

Oh yeah, these actors want to risk their lives hanging out of the world's tallest building???Tell me one movie where they have done something remotely similar.

Guest
Guest

I dont give a shit if he's a Scientologist. I really wish the Voice didnt have to be such hardline left wing athiests all the time and express nothing but scorn when it comes to any and all religious or spiritual beliefs. It makes me you hate you muthafuckers when you act as stupid as Christian fundamentalists. 

RogerTodd59
RogerTodd59

Get over yourselves people. You're actually taking the time to sit and write about hating someone. The dude's a f@#%&*g legend. 

Garthmaberry
Garthmaberry

Can't argue box office for the last 30 years. The boy brings it.

Raul Perez
Raul Perez

How about you all just let the man do his movies and if you don't wanna see them let the people who do want to. Just cuz you don't like him doesn't mean nobody else does.

Jdg6385
Jdg6385

Agreed Raul. The stupidity, bigotry & jealousy on here is hilarious. These people need to get something else goin for them than devoting hatred towards an actor or artist they don't like.

Marlysse
Marlysse

"Some nobody"? Musto is far from "some nobody." He's a gossip legend and has carved out his niche with integrity and originality. Sorry he didn't get as far as Miss Cruise because Musto doesn't deny being gay and didn't sign up to Scientology and give them tons of money.

1sthawk007
1sthawk007

Gossip legend you must be on drugs if you think that ,so many losers are called legends these days as for cruise been gay that's his business I don't give a shit he is a great actor and a real legend you must look up what a legend is not a scumbag gossip d---head with no talent give it a rest. And look in the mirror haha

Taemoiudud
Taemoiudud

don't hate, watch the film, maybe you'll stop.

Epac
Epac

All the scientology, he's gay, he's crazy stuff aside, he's done some good movies. Risky Business, Color of Money, Born on the 4th, Few Good Men, The Firm, Vanilla Sky, Collateral. You just gotta sift through all the Top Gun + MI nonsense.

1sthawk007
1sthawk007

I think we should stop reading this type of crap from somenobody

I think we should stop reading this crap from a nobody who has no talent and is making a shity living slagging of a fantastic actor and good guyYou so called media heads really piss me off you who have achieved nothing in your life ,do some good and give your job to someone with talent asshole

Fudge
Fudge

You are sad and disturbed and brainwashed.

LightOfTruth123
LightOfTruth123

I take it you haven't been fleeced by the crime syndicate masquerading as a religion calling itself Scientology...

Goodwine
Goodwine

We stop holding his religion against him.  What other actor is so maligned because of his beliefs?  If he were Muslim, you'd love him.  Or better, a Jihadist, because he murders bodies, while you only assassinate character. 

Ghusa
Ghusa

 No if he were muslim you would hate him more. so stfu

LightOfTruth123
LightOfTruth123

If I post an original comment, it doesn't appear on the site.

Only when I reply to someone, it appears.

mjm
mjm

have any of you guys read Tony Ortega's pieces on Cruise?

Whips
Whips

Yes! Fabulous.

Ira
Ira

True but his body only looks good when photoshopped. There's something mushy about it.

gemma
gemma

Yea, his body looks saggy.

Jan
Jan

Gemma you poor soul.  I bet you are overweight

gemma
gemma

I was just happened to be walking by Letterman on the day he had his interview there, he was out in the street signing autographs, was just inches away from him and he looks hot, natural as well., you can not tell he had plastic surgery at all.

Notyah Nalla
Notyah Nalla

He has an amazing plastic surgeon. I saw him on Letterman, and he looked like his character in Risky Business. Preternatural. Maybe he'll slip and let loose another certifiable Scientology tirade, or make another Valkyrie, but perhaps the only way to stop him now is to call in Van Helsing.

Rprichpot
Rprichpot

By refraining from writing about him!

Robbiefrank
Robbiefrank

bring up his beliefs that we are all aliens waiting for Xenu to come out of his volcano

Playa
Playa

As long as he's hooked up with Scientology, there's no stopping him so just get used to it.

Roi
Roi

We stop him by not paying to see his movies, which I've been doing for years!

Jan
Jan

Roi, YOU might have stopped but it seems like he has won many more fans!!!  So shut up.Who needs your ticket?

Mitesh Patel
Mitesh Patel

Wow...and judging by MI: 4's box office returns it looks like you are really making a difference.

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