May 2, 2006, - 12:36 pm

Headline of the Week

By Debbie Schlussel
From yesterday’s Wall Street Journal:

Studio Woos Women Turned Off by Cruise

It’s the question facing our friends at Paramount Pictures: How do you market an action adventure movie sequel to men when it stars a girlie-man weirdo star and women–who finally discovered America (and his bizarre behavior on HOprah and “Today”), and now are turned off by him, too?
That’s the prob facing the studio as it prepares to release the second sequel to “Mission Impossible,” “M:I:III.” Most moviegoers have had enough of Mr. Scientology Strange. The Top Gun is now the Low Rung.
So to combat the Tom Trickle Effect, the movie studio is playing up the suspenseful and emotional aspects of the movie–and playing down the Couch Jumper, reports the Wall Street Journal. That’s the campaign to women. To men, the studio is featuring Crazy Cruise traveling around Manhattan to movie screenings, via motorbike, speedboat, sports car, subway, taxi, and helicopter.

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Will that erase the public’s memory of Mr. Bizarro’s affection for couch-jumping, silent births, and pop psychiatry?
Mission Impossible.
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(For the record, I was invited to a screening of the movie but skipped it. Tom who?)

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4 Responses

I know of absolutely no one who is planning to see this movie. The reason? Tom Cruise.

Jeff on May 2, 2006 at 1:30 pm

Jeff;tom will make millions over+over+over again.So absolutely you know no one.

danny on May 2, 2006 at 3:16 pm

Tom Cruise is a Froot Loop.
The Klintoon Administration formally declared $cientology a religion thereby giving it IRS non-profit (LOL!) recognition. Prior to that, $cientology was considered a cult in this country, as it is to this day in France and Germany. But it doesn’t surprise anyone that Klintoon would do such a thing considering his close ties to Hollyweird and the MULTITUDE of actors who subscribe to $cientology, Tom Cruise, included. (Cruise’s first wife, Mimi Rogers, got him hooked on $cientology. Her father was some kind of official within the “church”.)
Anyone who’s familiar with $cientology knows that Cruise’s behavior is largely the result of being a $cientologist.
There are many former $cientologists who’ve exposed what actually goes on in that “church”, and they cite NUMEROUS practices of extreme physical and psychological abuse. It’s also VERY, VERY difficult to leave that “church”. $cientology was even at war with the federal government and the IRS before it was consecrated as a religion under Klintoon. (It’s considered a cult in some European countries precisely because of its militancy and the extent to which they will go, even against government.)
$cientolgy = Religion (?) invented by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.

Thee_Bruno on May 2, 2006 at 5:45 pm

Mission Impossible was a darn good flick. MI 2 appeared to be all about Tom Cruise. It gave the aura of: Look at me! I’m studly and perfect Tom Cruise! I felt I totally wasted my money on that film, so I do not feel the need to see MI 3. Will Tom still make buttloads of money? Of course he will. Generally speaking, people are obssessed with celebrities and feel they can do no wrong. In other words, if you’re famous, you’re perfect.

AirborneVet on May 2, 2006 at 5:48 pm

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