Tag: Tom Cruise

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. ACF #33: Eyes Wide Shut

 

Friends, here’s our first Kubrick conversation–his last movie, Eyes Wide Shut, about the erotic temptations Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, I mean their characters, have to withstand at the turn of the millennium and how the spirit of Christmas might be replaced by a shocking and elusive conspiracy of elite perverts who dedicate themselves to restoring paganism!

What all’s involved in training today’s warriors for combat? CDR Michael Nordeen, a Hoover Institution National Security Affairs fellow and decorated naval aviator, discusses the tools and technology necessary to keep the US Navy at a state of readiness. With the filming of the “Top Gun” sequel underway, he also speculates on the career path of Lt. Pete Mitchell (aka, Tom Cruise) and the automation and human skills needed to pilot an F-18 jet.

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Hello, all, here is the new poetry podcast–introducing a poet already introduced by Miss Berlinski, but whom I find hard to describe: Paul Celan. (For my friends who are curious about European pronunciation, Paul is uttered with the diphthong from house; Chelan is not much more of a challenge–the first syllable sounds like the Spanish […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. What Does Tom Cruise Believe? And Should You Care?

 

Mission: Impossible III Premiere In HarlemNo one would deny that Tom Cruise is a remarkably successful actor and a smart businessman. For theater owners and studios, he has been box office gold for decades, arguably propping up an entire industry. Like many other actors, he has had a few unsuccessful marriages. Like any human being, he has had personal setbacks and tragedies. By all outward appearances, Mr. Cruise often seems like a likable fellow —someone with whom you would love to hang out…some of the time.

But what does Tom Cruise believe and should you be concerned about it? What if the belief system that he actively and aggressively promotes actually hurts people both psychologically and physically? Should the successful actor be called to answer for those beliefs and the organization that he promotes? Or should Americans and others around the world simply ignore his views and continue to pay their hard-earned money to watch his films, supporting him and, indirectly, supporting this organization?

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I watched the HBO Documentary Films presentation of “Going Clear” last night. A riveting exposé on Scientology. If you haven’t seen it, it may be made available on Vimeo and other sites soon. Here’s another video that features some of the same former senior members of the “church” who are featured in the HBO documentary, […]

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