39 posts categorized "TOM CRUISE"

Aug 20 2012
Negative Dive: Top Gun Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide Comments (0)

Director Tony Scott, 68, has died after jumping off a bridge in what is being called an apparent suicide. His last completed film as director was the 2010 actioner Unstoppable with Denzel Washington and Chris Pine, but he's best known for directing Top Gun in 1986.

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Aug 16 2012
Jockumentaries: Funny Olympics-Themed Parodies Of Famous Flicks Comments (2)

Brokeback Mountain
Via I Believe in Advertising: These Australian ads for movies, themed to the Olympics, are pretty ingenious. Gotta love that they spoofed Brokeback Mountain without being offensive. Keep reading for all the best ones...

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Jul 31 2012
Saying Suri Don't Make It Right Comments (0)

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Great Tom Cruise impersonation in this funny video of how Cruise and Katie Holmes broke the news to Suri that their contract had expired...

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Jun 29 2012
Whose Suri Now?: TomKat Exhausts Ninth Life Comments (15)

DivorceThe divorce? Piece of cake. Now as for Suri's custody, Tom's up Dawson's Creek without a paddling

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing. Why? Anyone's guess:

(1) The contract expired

(2) She got sick of being called "Kate" all the damn time

(3) She saw Rock of Ages

(4) He found out Travolta would give him free massages any time he wanted

(5) It keeps them both relevant in the media

(6)...they fell out of love?

May 16 2012
Rock Of Ageless Comments (4)

6a00d83451b46869e200e54f8ac6628834-640wiP.S. Nose jobs apparently don't count

Promoting his (excruciating-looking—at least to the likes of me) new movie Rock of Ages, Tom Cruise says of plastic surgery: "I haven't and I never will," joining the ranks of the magically preserved. Joan Collins is another who's said she hasn't had it. The only real question is: Which of them is the bigger liar?

P.S. IMHO, both look fantastic, even if I really can't stand one of them in the least.

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May 03 2012
Outrageous Fortune Comments (2)

If Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are outraged by an upcoming tell-all book about Tom written by his former Scientology auditor, that's enough to make me want to purchase it. As seen in National Enquirer (May 14, 2012):

"Marty Rathbun, who mentored Tom as a high-ranking Scientologist, claims the 49-year-old actor bared his soul to him while he was divorcing second wife Nicole Kidman and was waging a nasty legal battle against a gay porn actor who falsely claimed Cruise had a sexual affair with him...

"'In auditing, you tell the auditor everything about yourself,' Margery Wakefield, who's written the book Testimony about her Scientology experience, told The Enquirer."

Sounds like a great read for my subway commutes.

Feb 27 2012
"I'm sure Sacha Baron Cohen isn't the first gent to soil one of Ryan Seacrest's outfits." Comments (9)

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Here are all my Oscars red carpet and telecast thoughts, compiled into one handy volume from Facebook. Horrible show. Obvious highlights would be Cirque du Soleil, Jim Rash soft-mocking Angelina Jolie and—can't believe this part was a highlight this year!—the lovely "in memoriam" section, even if Esperanza Spalding 100% lip-synched due to the complicated nature of the audio and the producers' decision to cut out any disparity in the amount of applause for some corpses over others.

Billy Crystal was totally off and should not host again, even though he did improve later on and his naughty political jabs were funniest. Neil Patrick Harris should expect a phone call soon if he hasn't already received it.

Here ya go. Thoughts?

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Feb 08 2012
You Know What Else Is "Gay-Ass"? Comments (6)


Connor Cruise, Tom's adopted son, blasted his gay publicist with a homophobic tweet after a Super Bowl message was taken a bit too hard. Jeez, the irony.

Nov 06 2011
Boy Culture Turns 6: My Favorite Posts Comments (13)

IMG_7536Prove it!

As of midnight last night, it was exactly six years since my first post. It's been a tough thing to keep up with a dayjob and outside activities, and just when I think I might walk away, a valuable connection or interesting opportunity or a kind word comes my way. Thank you all for reading me.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e89143e3e970d-400wiOf whom are you more jealous?

Here are my favorite 100+ posts out of nearly 11,000. Please take some time to read (or re-read!) a couple and tweet or Facebook any you like.

xoxo Matt

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54ff027a28833-800wiThe pocket pool championships were intense this year



FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novell and novel Boy Culture as well as the movie version; might be my ultimate post.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5599878833-800wiJonathon Trent & Derek Magyar make an Allan Brocka sandwich

BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f7f18238834-800wiI was left "Reeling" by the experience

FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5ebead8833-800wiNo one would've mistaken me for Taylor Lautner

RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.




PreviewScreenSnapz001Construction worker (shot this week) vs. James Dean

GUYDAR (since at least January 17, 2008) & ENDS OF THE WORLD (since at least January 13, 2008): Attractive men of the world—I got your backs. Your fronts, too.

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Img_0330Not totally built

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a58f680c970bUnaltered iPhone image that still blows me away

"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e551ff08528834-800wiLet's call it a draw

DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01156faa215c970cThe shirtless one

LOST ANGELES (2009): My favorite photographic travelogue of L.A.

Img_0986_1Even then, New Yorkers feared 9/11 was the beginning of the end

ART IMITATES LIFE (2006): My 9/11 and my distaste for grief tourism.


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f435c1a8834-800wiDeath of the party—Jeff in high school, already halfway through his life

BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e862b4a41970d-400wiSigned, sealed (eventually) delivered

LOST BOY FOUND (2011): There is a book in here somewhere.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01538f1f464a970b-400wiBe Italian

CIAO HOUNDS: OUR TRIP TO ITALY (2011): Finally got José to Europe.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f10b4de8833-800wiDeath becomes here

ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.

Zehnders Life is short...and meaningful

PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.

Lots more...

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Aug 10 2011
And You Thought Bedbugs Were A Concern...! Comments (3)

PreviewScreenSnapz002I felt guilty having this close encounter instead of a Dawson's Creek fan

I had a lot of fun at Monday's New York premiere of Troy Nixey's remake of the classic '73 horror flick Don't Be Afraid of the Dark—the update stars Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce and Bailee Madison (my little pal in real life and a fabulous actress) and is produced/written by genius filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Devil's Backbone).

Katie Holmes looked spectacular on the carpet (I always thought she was a dead ringer for Britney Spears) and returned after the actual screening to participate in the Q&A with the Nixey, del Toro and Madison. (During the screening, she and hubby Tom Cruise apparently took Madison to dinner, judging from paparazzi pictures. Cruise stood at the back of the theater during the Q&A, but we never saw him.)

The original Kim Darby version

The movie is a pure, unapologetic genre piece that will probably delight horror buffs. It's not without some humor, too, though listening to del Toro curse a blue streak in front of tender-eared Madison (she's 11!) was at least as entertaining as watching the ravenous creatures who are the film's co-stars.

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark releases August 26 from Film District.

After the jump, I have video from the Q&A with many spoilers...

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