July 31st, 2015
It’s unfortunate that my little ode to Tom Cruise had to run during Santino’s confinement, because he would be all over it. Possibly even in agreementI’mRonBurgundy?
Your ode is genius — so many of those films are just plain good if not great (“Edge of Tomorrow” was way underrated and even a film like “Oblivion” was perfectly serviceable and stylish fun.) Then there are the performances that you don’t expect when Tom plays against type — in movies like “Valkyrie” (an honorable German officer during WWII) or “Collateral” (a slick hit-man that is the antagonist for Jamie Foxx.) The only real stinkers I can think of over the past 25 years are the anti-Iraq war film (surprise, surprise) and the movie with Cameron Diaz (her career has been interesting) — “Lions for Lambs” and “Knight and Day.” I’m looking forward to seeing “Mission Impossible” tonight!!!
Ditto, ditto, ditto, except applied to Harrison Ford.
The Color of Money actually got a surprisingly solid performance out of him… Wouldn’t call myself a fan but he always does justice to a certain kind of role (Risky B, Jerry Maguire) and rarely falls on his face with the darker, less user-friendly ones (e.g. Born On the 4th, Minority Report). He knows his limitations, while making an effort to get into character — big difference from the Brad who’s so self-conscious about not playing himself as to be downright bizarre sometimes