There's a scene in the Tom Cruise movie Far and Away (Yes, I know, I know...on the list of Cruise movies, this one is a tad obscure. It's like talking about the 2009 NBA Draft and bringing up Eric Maynor instead of James Harden or Blake Griffin.) when the home of the wealthy Irish landlord is burnt ... More >>
Tom Cruise's Oblivion is grand until it's not.
As the strapping Jack Reacher, the star scores.
Rock of Ages posits Tom Cruise as a hair-metal god and hair metal as something un-awful.
Our New Year's resolution was to learn how to bartend like Tom Cruise in Cocktail. What was yours? Leave us alone. We're still working on it. Just guess the bar in the comments section below.
And you thought this was just some lame Tom Cruise joint.Last week, Facebook finally launched its much-anticipated facial recognition software designed, at least they claim, to aid in tagging photos of you. Immediately, concerns over privacy were raised and justifiably so. In a world where vi ... More >>
That's quite the treasuryBelieve us when we tell you we are not Guy Who Never Watches TV. But somehow we've never seen an Oprah show. Of course, we've seen YouTube clips of Tom Cruise jumping up and down, and we're sure we saw snatches here and there in a waiting room or something. But that ... More >>
We scoured the Internet, like we do for at least nine hours a day, for an excuse to embed Scorsese clips into one, organized blog post. Lucky for us, we found that timeliness was applicable: the 35th anniversary edition of Taxi Driver is out on Blu-Ray! We'll probably stick to our used copy t ... More >>
And a partridge in a pear tree...Last week, we gave you our list of celebrities who manage to save their careers after difficult times. This week, we go a different direction. If we have learned anything from TMZ, it's that people love celebrity scandals and the more salacious it is, the more ... More >>
As a rule, I try not to fall asleep in movies. Home viewing is one thing. There's a certain satisfaction one derives from bravely refusing to remain conscious through an entire screening of The Break Up, for example. Some would regard it as a feat of endurance to stay awake for the entire fi ... More >>
Angelina Jolie's contradictions buoy the otherwise rote Salt.
Why are there fang marks on your microphone?
Tom Cruise, please stop talking.
A tropical retreat sounds pretty good right about now, as Houston begins yet another in a seemingly unending series of cold (well, relatively), rainy weeks. Unfortunately, in this economy the odds are slim that any of you can afford to just drop everything and jet off to Antigua for a weekend.As ... More >>
Happy New Year to all of you. Quick question -- what is the record for breaking a New Year's Resolution that doesn't involve alcohol, drugs or sex? Because I just ate a Chipwich for breakfast...just wondering. Well, 2010 is here, and that means we get to hit the reset button on "Surreal Story of ... More >>
Perusing the "Hot Ticket" spread in this week's Chronicle's Preview section, we came across this little doozy of a mislabeled photo:The caption reads, in part, "Trombone Shorty (pictured here in Guitar Shorty mode) and Orleans Avenue will headline A Gulf Coast Juneteenth...7 p.m. Friday at Miller Ou ... More >>
Spring Break! Since time immemorial (or the mid-20th century, anyway) it's been a rite of passage for college students to spend their days on the beach, presenting their hindquarters to potential suitors, and their nights crammed into structurally unsound firetraps alongside hundreds of potential da ... More >>
The holidays are upon us, and whether you're dealing with 8-hour layovers at O'Hare or sleeping on your aunt's rollout bed with the bar that lays right across your sacroiliac joint or "entertaining" your brother and his brood of monstrous offspring, chances are you're going to drink. A lot. To help ... More >>
Tom Cruise plots to kill Hitler in his latest impossible mission
Trey Parker and Matt Stone give their animated series the big-screen treatment
Ben Stiller's Hollywood send-up lacks firepower
The Japanese Film Festival fights its way onto the big screen
Scientology rumors swirl
District B13 puts American action movies to shame
Mission: Impossible III runs the franchise into the ground
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Me-sci-ah offers truth, celebrity and the Scientology way
When Tom Cruise plays the bad guy, the results aren't good
The studs of suds raise the bar on their competition at Sherlock's
Like America's current leaders, Viggo and Hidalgo try to "enlighten" the Arabs with Western justice
Silly Caucasian boy Tom Cruise likes to play with Samurai swords
Biker Boyz is furious, but it ain't fast, which is a real drag
Ray Liotta wants to know why he loses roles to...Owen Wilson?
Fear and self-loathing at the Minority Report junket
Spielberg's Minority Report gets good grades until the end
Cameron Crowe takes Jerry Maguire on a dizzy trip through dreamland
Waugh Drive Pool Hall
With a head full of Notorious thoughts, director John Woo leads the charge in the visceral M:I-2
If it only had a brain: The Skulls struggles to form an original thought
Director borrows from the Robert Altman stylebook to create his Magnolia "masterpiece"
Sure, you can upgrade a TV series to the big screen -- but why bother?
Monsters that go dull in the night