Friday, May 5

Fool me once, Cruise, shame on you,
fool me twice, shame on me . . .
and the Friday Random Ten.

Last summer, knowing full well what a bizarre, wacko, coo-coo-for-Cocoa-Puffs, two-French-Fries-short-of-a-happy-meal, so-crazy-even-shithouse-rats-don't-want-to-hang-out-with-him nut job Tom Cruise was, I went to see "War of the Worlds" despite my misgivings over Mr. Cruise's character. A pretty decent Saturday-night flick as gigantoid summer blockbusters go, and I had to admit that, for all his flagrant wierdness, Tomboy'd actually gotten me to enjoy myself.

Sadly, the $16.50 I spent to get my date and I into the movie only made the CruiseHolmes Scientological conglomerate richer and more powerful, and Cruise, rather than learning the error of his ways, has only descended further into his Katie-brainwashin', couch-jumpin', silent-birthin' madness. So, in spite of my long-standing belief that Philip Seymour Hoffman kicks mad ass, I will not be dumping more cash into Cruise's cash cow of a cult by seeing "Mission: Impossible III" this weekend, or at any other time, for that matter.

That said, the tainted imprimatur of Cruise is merely the first runner-up on the list of reasons why I won't be going to see it -- the #1 reason being, of course, that "Mission: Impossible II" really, really, really, really, ree-hee-heeeeally sucked.

Not bad enough to make Pajiba's list of the 10 Worst Blockbusters of all time, sadly. Well, I'm sure it was #11 or #12 with a bullet. Anyway, speaking of lists of ten, here's Friday's:

1. Meat Beat Manifesto, "Let Go"
2. Röyksopp, "What Else Is There?"
3. Billy Joel, "Leningrad"
4. Michael Jackson, "Billy Jean"
5. Eartha Kitt, "Santa Baby"
6. U2, "The Sweetest Thing"
7. Radiohead, "Palo Alto"
8. The Dust Brothers, "This Is Your Life"
9. The Chemical Brothers, "Denmark"
10. Miles Davis, "Moon Dreams" (live)

Your random 10, and your nominees for Wost Blockbusters (or any other hypothetical shitty-movie list you'd like to contribute to), in the comments.


Anonymous said...

Doug, join me in the compromise option. I strongly agree with you about both Hoffman and MI2, but the effects in the new one look pretty frickin' cool. So, I'm fixin' to wait for the dollar-theatre option. Effects on the big screen sans the guilt of contributing to the krazy fund. Win-win.

Josh M. said...

I saw "MI3" last night - it's not as good as the first one, but it is 1,000% better than the abortion aka "Mission: Impossible 2."

The worst blockbuster of all time, by the way, was "Patch Adams" - which, of course, also holds the title of "Worst Movie Ever."

Gnome said...

Nah. The worst movie ever is "The Avengers" with Sean Connery. If you've seen it, you know what I'm talking about.

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed that "Dude, Where's my Car" isn't on that list. I got to see it for free as a sneak preview combo, and to this day I wish I could get that time back.

Josh M. said...

"Dude Where's My Car" wasn't exactly a "blockbuster."

Anonymous said...

Big enough that they made a sequel... but you're right.

Josh M. said...

I think you're thinkin' of something else. There hasn't been a sequel to that.