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07 May 2006

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Steven and I went to go see MI3 today. He liked it a lot better than the 2nd one. Granted, there was a lot more action in this one, but I liked--and bought--the 2nd one because his love interest was African-American. I kinda liked that Mr. Cruise "went black" in one of his movies. There wasn't a moment of down time in this movie and Philip Seymour Hoffman made a great villain. It's pretty cool that Tom does his own stunts, but one needs to check out the hottie with the sexy Irish accent that is Jonathan Rhys Meyers. For those Alias fans out there (J.J. Abrams directed this movie), ya'll might see a similarity in the "tech guy as comic relief character" in the form of Benji. Just sayin'.

I was reading this in Yahoo headlines today: `M:I3' Has Lower-Than-Expected Debut.

"Paramount's "Mission: Impossible III" debuted with $48.025 million, a solid opening yet well below industry expectations and almost $10 million lower than the franchise's previous installment, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Industry analysts had expected the movie to open in the range of "Mission: Impossible II," which debuted with $57.8 million from Friday to Sunday over Memorial Day weekend in 2000, and Cruise's "War of the Worlds," which premiered with $64.9 million from Friday to Sunday over Fourth of July weekend last year."

And then there was this comment that I had to scoff at:

Rob Moore, Paramount's head of worldwide marketing and distribution, said he did not believe Cruise's private life had any impact on "Mission: Impossible III," directed by "Lost" creator J.J. Abrams.

"I don't think so. There's no question it concerns us if the press is writing about things other than the movie," Moore said. "If people are writing about his personal life, then by definition, they're not writing about the movie."

I wonder if Rob winced after making that statement. I've read more than seen the spectacle that has been Tom Cruise's life as of late. I never saw The Oprah Incident, nor did I see The Diane Sawyer Interview. I heard about it, though. From other bloggers. And US Weekly Magazine. Apparently, he can cure cancer--wait, that's wrong--post-partum depression and cocaine addicts. Oh, and he knows everything there is to know about psychiatry. Because Scientology is all that and a bag of chips (Doritos, actually. The extra cheesy kind). Who knows. Eventually, they might be able to cure cancer and HIV. *insert snort and eye roll here*. Yeah. What-ever.

Maybe Rob doesn't watch much T.V. Or read. Or he really was born in a cabbage patch if he believes that the media antics of a celebrity does not determine the popularity of said celebrity in the eyes of the general public. I mean, you're kidding me right? If we found out tomorrow that he was a child molester and a murderer, it would be like, Tom-who?

We are a very fickle public. We have the power to say who's in and who's out. We can make you or break you---in both the music and movie industry---in a matter of months, and don't you forget it.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to ignore the couch-jumping, silent birth, self-proclaimed God complex media hoo-hah of Tom Cruise and go see his action-packed movie. Have you ever seen him die? No? Hmm. Well, something to think about.

If you are caught theater-hopping, sneaking in your own snackage, or putting your feet up on the seats while talking on your cell phone during the movie, the super top secret agency that the government doesn't even know about, A.K.A. The G.W. (coughGemini's Wisdomcough), will disavow your existence. Good luck.

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