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Tom Cruise in costume for MINORITY REPORT!!

Hey folks, Harry here... Though MINORITY REPORT is science fiction, it is legitimately a new area for Spielberg. He's never made the Sci Fi Action film before. They've always been ponderous science fiction... This is hard science fiction... the type with thought and action in place. And with Scott Frank behind the screenplay, we can pray that Spielberg will just direct as written, and not cutsie poo the damn thing. Well... here's hoping...

Hey Harry,

This appeared in the British Edition of The Daily Star. I've seen other photos from Minority Report but nothing with Tom "suited and booted".

Blaine











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  • Aug. 16, 2001, 9:04 a.m. CST

    ROLLERBALL! ROLLERBALL!

    by Sith Lord Jesus

    That's what it looks like, anyway. Actually, I'm looking forward to this. I liked A.I. and it's nice to see some GOOD science Fiction in the works for a change--unlike a certain franchise with the initials Star Trek. Now if only someone will do something with Ellison's I, ROBOT script. . .

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Is it just me? Why is it I have never been impressed by this gu

    by Smugbug

    Now, he was VERY VERY good in Jerry Maquire. He was surprisingly not dissapointing as Lestat. AND he's 39? Who'd ever thought the Top Gun punk would be 40 one day? Next year there's gonna be a cover of People Magazine with Tom Cruise's mug and a "...my reflections on being Four Oh..." type of headline. And you all KNOW this will happen......

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Oh, THAT Penelope Cruz! Tom's a lucky bastard

    by Mr.Chunky Monkey

    damn... she's fuckin' hot. If... and I mean... IF Tom is nailing her. He's a lucky bastard. I hear there are boobiges in Captain Corelli's Mandolin... maybe I'm just horny... .but I'm there.

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Penelope cruz

    by LizzWith2Zs

    I used to think that she was this amazing beauty. But now when I look at her, all I see is this strange crazy face with huge collagen-injected lips that don't move right and a nose that doesn't fit with the rest of her face. She looks like a giraffe.

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Sick of Cruise and Cruz in news

    by jeffv

    Probably no one here cares about this at all, but personally I'm sick of the Cruise+Cruz reports in entertainment news every other day (see IMDB for example). Regardless of what's going on between them, it's in the news constantly because Cruise's agent thinks he needs some good PR after being a right bastard to Nicole Kidman. Aside from it being a pathetic attempt to sweep Kidman under the rug and further degrade the alleged impartiality of the media, it's *NOT NEWS* damn it!

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 9:41 a.m. CST

    First Impressions:

    by Ben fong Torres

    Tom Cruise is starring in Men of Honour 2: Cookie strikes back

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Show of hands...who thinks Tom looks gay here???

    by sundown

    c'mon put em up...put em up! I'mnot saying there's anything wrong with it but he does!

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Penelope Cruz reminds me of a pigeon

    by JackBertin

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who is not impressed by her at all. She looks like a pigeon and I always expect her to start moving her head back and forth and pecking at bread crumbs. I also really don't like her accent, she sounds like a Mexican with Down Syndrome. Besides all this she is a shiatty actress. All her roles are exactly the same. She will be joining the Julia Ormond support group. Soon, she will be gone... unless she changes the spelling of her last name to Cruise by making a very smart marital move. Look what a good marriage did for Catherine Zeta-Jones.

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Mad props to Cruise.

    by Wino-Forever

    Think about it- in the year 2000 Mr. Cruise produced and starred in the summer's top-grossing blockbuster (never mind that it blew), played the lead in Stanley Kubrick's swan song (never mind that it blew), and landed a best supporting actor nod. Now he's working with Spielberg (never mind that AI blew) and he's traded ice queen Kidman for the impossibly hot Penelope Cruz. For every utterly retarded career move his former peers Schwarzenegger and Ford have made in recent years, the guy has done something brilliant. He balances art and business better than anyone out there.

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 9:59 a.m. CST

    What, Is he standing in a hole or some thing?

    by TimBenzedrine

    I know the guy is short, but good god, it looks like those two big guys are about to spit on his head.

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 10:13 a.m. CST

    PK Dick

    by JackBertin

    Personally I have high hopes for this movie because it is based on a story by Philip K Dick. Most people would probably be familiar with his stories, "We Can Remember it for you Wholesale" and "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?". The first was turned into Total Recall and the second became Blade Runner.

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 10:36 a.m. CST

    AGAIN, HARRY IS SUCH A GODDAMN DUMB ASS

    by SierraMountain

    Since when have Spielberg "cutsey-pooed" a movie that the genre DIDN'T call for it to be that way? Schindler's List, Jurassic Park, Jaws, Duel, A.I. have all benn "cutsey pooed" by Spielberg eh. Lose some fucking you weight you fat fuck and get a clue. Minority Report will be sick. I'm dying to see this movie.

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Like Spielberg needs Harry's advice

    by Retrop

    I find it hilarious that Harry is giving suggestions on how Steven Spielberg should direct a film. Someone taught him how to use a thesaurus and suddenly Harry thinks he has some knowledge to share with top ranking directors.

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Film Geeks Suck!

    by CRAZYQBN

    It never ceases to amaze me how all you people instantly form an opinion from something like a crappy black and white photograph. As for me, I have no opinion either way. I look at this site for what it is, an interesting opportunity to see "cool stuff" early. That's it. I look forward to "M.R.", but I won't start forming an opinion on it or the film's star because of this and all the other photographs that I've seen! It's almost like you people sit around and have nothing better to do than bag on filmmakers. Do some deserve it? Absolutely. But lets show some respect to Mr. Spielberg. He's done more for American Cinema in the past 30 years than ANY OF US will do in our lifetimes. Period. I know all you geeks will be pounding away at your keyboards, sending me indignant posts, the moment you read this. Fine. Go ahead. Post away... Be predictable. In the meantime, I'll wait until I actually SEE the movie (and the costumes) before forming an opinion... and by the way, he DOES NOT look Gay!

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 11:03 a.m. CST

    IT SEEMS TO ME...

    by SierraMountain

    Pathetic, need-to-get-laid, losers ALWAYS say negative things about Tom Cruise simply because he is on top of the world. Good-looking, gifted actor, smart producer, has a beautiful girlfriend, is a multi-millionaire, they all add up to this jealous fueled statement, "Tom Cruise is gay." Are you all really THAT insecure with yourselves and your masculinity? Are you that much bitter and angry with your own lives? Tom Cruise is one of the greatest actors in the history of movies. Not only is he a star, an iconic image of movies, he's also a brilliant actor. Jerry MAguire, Born on the 4th of July, Magnolia, A Few Good Men, all films that proved the range of Cruise's acting. I know you'll all say the same dumb retarded fucking thing by saying, "he wasn't so great in those," with a sour, bitter, festering look to your big ugly faces. You all praise actors like Bruce Campbell, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, John C Reilly, and you dislike Cruise? I don't get that logic. I don't get how you can praise those bad to competent actors and yet say Cruise "sucks" Grow up you immature fucks. No wonder the majority of the people who frequent this site loved that piece of shit Fight Club so much. A bunch of 13 year old 20 year olds.

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Some people have too much time on their hands and not enough spe

    by Lobanhaki

    I think the costumes are just fine, and for my money, they're probably shooting a scene that involves stairs. Yes! That wonderful invention that allows people in the background to gain an automatic height advantage over people closer to the camera! The costumes are not that far from SWAT team body armor, which of course is intentional. Cruise is part of a unit that specializes in arresting people who a special psychic council have pronounced will commit crimes in the future, a pre-crime unit as I think its called. I don't think you could call that outfit gay unless you were gay yourself and had a fetish for men in SWAT uniform.

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Looking good.

    by mrsalads

    "Minority Report" is something that I believe Spielberg will handle very well. The short story was incredible, and I think he's just the man for it. As for you, Harry. They're right. You shouldn't be giving directors advice. It looks bad on you. Especially when you have nothing to show for it.

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 12:05 p.m. CST

    It must suck

    by Cincy Vigilante

    to be so negative and go about life so much better than everyone else. You all just suck. Lets see Tom Cruise MI2, ruled;Top Gun huge Regan era sucess;Jerry Maguire ruled; Born on the Fourth of July, Rain Man, Few Good Men, Magnolia, Interview With a Vampire,Risky Business, and even Eyes Wide Shut all kicked ass. Now Steven Spielberg, Jaws, Close Encounters, ET, Saving Private Ryan, The Indianna Jones Trilogy, Color Purple, Scindlers List. Hmm both Cruise and Spielberg have a pretty good record. Now I know that sometimes they made a movie that was not great that did not set the world on fire but hey, who hits a home run each and every time they get up to the plate? I think this movie has the genes to be good. Great actor great director and taken from a great writer. How can you all look at a small picture and just decide with out seeing an inch of film this is gonna suck. I hope you are all not so negative in your "real" lives. As far as you all wondering if hes gay or not why do you care? Is it wishful thinking?

  • Jebbus,it's only a cropped B&W pic.How can anyone make any conclusive statements about 'Minority Report' based on such a slight article.To the dismay of the legions of jaded negativemongers out there,I thought A.I. was the best film of the summer...and I'm looking forward to Spielberg's 'Minority Report' As for Tom Cruise,he has done some commendable acting in 'Born On The 4th Of July' 'Jerry Maguire' and 'Magnolia' He's way past having to prove himself to the audience--a million asinine film-bashing wankers can be wrong.

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Looks like hand me down Stillsuits from "Dune."

    by Uncapie

    Spice! Spice! Spiiiiiiicccceeee!

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Tom Cruise is so fucking gay that even my grandmother's gaydar p

    by dickfitz

    Does anyone here really believe Tom Cruise is straight and dating Penelope Cruz? First, he got his start as David Geffen's "assistant", but contemporaries say the only visible work he ever did was get Geffy coffee- and suck his dick. Then he marries fellow $cientologist Mimi after the first gay rumours surfaced. Does anyone remember how strange and fabricated the marriage seemed? After the divorce, Mimi slipped and basically said she and Tom never had sex, implied he was gay- and then retracted it after PMK (Cruise's management company/enforcers) threatened her career and God knows what else. Then the weird and icy relationship with Nic, (who BTW has come out of this divorce smelling like a rose) that broke down after EXACTLY ten years- a ten-year contract player, if you will. The real kicker is the "relationship" with penelope cruz. The talking heads and journalists that cover entertainment can barely control their sarcasm and disbelief when they talk about Tom&Penny's new "love". I mean, when was the last time a 10-year Hollywood marriage broke up (with a miscarriage for added drama) because the man was dicking around with his new co-star- AND GOT A FREE PASS FROM THE MEDIA. If everyone in Hollywood didn't know this was an elaborate farce, they would be hounding Cruise and calling him a cad instead of lovingly photo'ing him and his new beard. Does this clear the confusion?

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Tom Cruise And His High-Pitched Voice In Another Vanity Film

    by mdi6a

    I have no interest on this guy's movie at all. He doesn't get respected because he's one of the most manufactured actors of all time. Reminds you of the boy-bands of the 80s. Everything he does, he's just Tom Cruise struggling to act. He needs a very good director ALL THE TIME to get an emotion. He's not even a trained actor for christ's sake.

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 2:30 p.m. CST

    looks okay to me

    by brazil

    You know, this picture looks fine to me. Crist, it's only a picture, though; you can't tell anything important from it. Here's what I have to say about people who use this as an excuse to chime in on the issue on Tom Cruise's supposedly being gay: who cares? Does gay somehow equate to untalented? No. You folks who get hung up on this sort of thing obviously have some issues to sort out, and it'd be good if you would do so somewhere else and leave this site and others like it to people who love film. You seem to love only to complain. To the poster who made the comment about Ridley Scott's lack of Spielberg-level success perhaps being due to his inability to use Jewish influence: you, sir or madam, are a sad individual. Resorting to race-based assumptions is the refuge of a weak mind. As for "Minority Report," I'm extremely excited. A couple of weaker films excluded, I love everything Spielberg has done, especially the misunderstood "A.I."

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Tom Cruise And His High-Pitched Voice In Another Vanity Film

    by mdi6a

    I have no interest on this guy's movie at all. He doesn't get respected because he's one of the most manufactured actors of all time. Reminds you of the boy-bands of the 80s. Everything he does, he's just Tom Cruise struggling to act. He needs a very good director ALL THE TIME to get an emotion. He's not even a trained actor for christ's sake.

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 2:57 p.m. CST

    I am glad that I'm not the only one who's SICK of this guy as we

    by corkiboy

    to those who think he's a good producer, are you guys stupid, HE IS BECAUSE HE'S GOT A LOT OF MONEY. What's that got to do with his artistic quotient, if he at all can be merited with such. Let him direct a film, and let's see. ALLL, and I mean ALL his movies are just popcorn (even the overglamorized Born on the 4th of July, and especially the heavy-on-soft-lenses Jerry Maguire). No, no, don't give me that Tom Cruise crap, you guys are brainwashed by his omni-potent (no pun intended) publicity machine, Hollywood's liveliest and kicking.

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Your probably gay, not him...

    by cureff

    First off, Tom Cruise's costume is black, it has what looks like body armor protecting his chest and he has a gun on his side... If this looks gay to you, then a line of riot cops must look like a group of gays about to do the can-can. Please... I want all of you punks that think the guy looks gay to admit that you don't think he looks gay because of the costume... You think he looks gay because of the exhausted expression on his face, the way his protruding upper lip takes you back a few summers to when you and your best friend Ethan were experimenting in your uncles barn. And do you know what punks... I think it excites you! You probably already have that picture wall-papered on your desk top for easy viewing. Secondly why... WHY does everyone think Spielberg makes little kiddie movies...? Jaws? Nope. In the first scene a naked chick gets eaten by a shark, followed by a bunch of other people gettig eaten by a shark. And the way the heros finally stop the shark from eating people... They BLOW IT UP into bits of tiny SHARK!! Close Encounters... hmm nope, man goes weird due to Aliens, finally ABANDONS his family to go with the Aliens... I mean the Dad leaves his own CHILD who is CRYING to go and live with ALIENS... yeah real kiddy. 1941... I don't know what the hell that was. Any Indiana Jones Movie... People are CRUSHED by tanks, SHOT in the HEAD, speared, burned alive after having their HEART TORN OUT BY BARE HANDS, eaten by alligators, killed by poison... Hell name a type of death that's not in one of those movies! And I could go on and on and on through all his movies, and with the exception of E.T... (made for kids? and Hook (again made for kids) He has made serious, VIOLENT, intelligent and most importantly great movies. (He has also made lumps of crap... JP 2, Always)but for the most part they've been not only great, but bad ass. I have no clue where you guys get this thing with him being a big cutsey poo director. He ISN'T. And one other thing before I leave, everyone here seems to be in love with Ridley Scott, probably because he made Gladiator and most of you punks posting haven't really seen movies that go as far back as say... 1989. So you like him.. but and I think this is important since everyone is calling Tom and M.R Gay... Mr. Scott made arguably the gayest movie of all time... White Squall. Rent it today at your local video store, and come post back to me and tell me that movie was more "bad-ass" than anything Spielberg's made. Bye losers ~Jeff

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Cruise is gay.

    by gripman

    Cruise is gay and divorced because... Nicole got preggers and Tommy boy is impotent. He got pissed not so much because she got preggers, but because she proved that Tom is less than a real man.

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 4:36 p.m. CST

    You Guys Leave Me No Choice But To Be Sensible

    by jollydwarf

    This picture was an interesting morsel, no more, no less. Is Tom Cruise gay? Who knows? Who really cares? How many other significant actors and actresses are closeted as we speak? Will "Minority Report" be a quality summer film? Consult your magic 8 Ball for the truth, but I say "The chances are good." Will it be better than the other heavy hitters in 2002? Based on the diversity of opinion, we may never know. Will Nichole now start seeing Beetlejuice, from the Howard Stern show? Makes sense to me, but I think she won't be sold until she sees "BubbleBoy" next week. See, nice logical, calm, collected thinking....

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Ooops! It's Nicole, not Nichole.

    by jollydwarf

    Gotta know how to spell the name of the woman you're stalking. Joke. JOKE JOKE JOKE JOKE JOKE JOKE THE PREVIOUS COMMENT WAS A JOKE. Sheesh!

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Who Tom Cruise Really Loves Inside.......

    by GornPirate

    HIMSELF!!! The guy is to busy loving himself to be gay or straight. I bet he wanks looking at himself in the mirror as he does smiling that "Goddamn I'm Awesome" shit ass smirk on his.

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Goin' scuba diving, are we Tom?

    by Ogami Itto

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Tom Cruise is the Shit!

    by JohnJohn2001

    hes one of my favorite actors and always has good roles in great films. Minority Report looks to be a spectacular film!

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 6:26 p.m. CST

    right fucking on, baldwin sis!

    by BYOBkenobi

    ive been listening to Howard Stern the past week, and in the news with Robin, she is talking about her new movie captain kirks geeetar, and she cant speak one iota of english. my fucking dog makes more sense than that flavor of the minute.....

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 7:23 p.m. CST

    If Harry has read Minority Report...

    by Smeg For Brains

    He would know that it would be damn near impossible to make it cutesy without it being a totally different entity. Even insinuating that it would be possible for Spielburg to do so indicates to me that Harry hasn't read the story, and also makes me wonder if Harry knows that the Spielburg that made Saving Private Ryan, and Schindlers List is the same guy that made E.T. and A.I. (which I thought was briliant). If there is any film maker out there who has shown that he can actually treat a film in the manner it requires, it is Spielburg. He's shown that even to the detriment of the film (Jurassic Park and Lost World for instance. He knew that both would be huge movies with kids, and made them appropriately, even though they both would have been better films if they had been treated more seriously, and more violent and gruesome).

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Little boys using little words.

    by Osiris_

    All of you little "men" so insecure with your sexuality calling Tom Cruise or his outfit gay?? You forget that you paid to see M:i-2 last year and made it the SECOND highest grossing movie of 2000. Do you know Tom personaly to call him gay? If you are sooooo tired of hearing about him then watch something besides ET or E!. Read a book and expand your mind. LOL Come to terms with reality boys, you are jealous of anyone who has an accomplished career. Each and every night you are so eager to be the first to post something on a website and I am sure you try to impress people by calling yourselve a "published" writer. Not everyone has to like everything but there is a decent way to voice your OPINIONS. You prove your intelligence with words that you learn from South Park and then think you are witty?? Is everything gay to you?? I bet you anything that you would trip over yourselves if Tom Cruise were to make o film in your home town and you wanted to be an extra. Suddenly, he becomes someone that you respect. you are followers, a product of being isolated because you spend day and night talking/playing Quake games. And I am sure you manage to pop a few zits in between. So keep visiting the chat rooms and make yourself to be Greek Gods to the ladies or anyone who will listen to your insistant babbling. In the end your true colors will show through.

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 8:29 p.m. CST

    I love Tom!

    by Stefka

    Flame me all the hell you want. It's not like I am going to look back anyway. But I love Tom. He looks great here too! Mmmm... gimmie some o' that futuristic cop. Wait, I'm ugly. Damn.

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 8:45 p.m. CST

    A.I

    by MAGGA

    How come everyone I talk to or read about say they "love A.I, despite what everyone else thinks"? How come almost every review I read is a rave, yet the movie is still perceived as a dissapointment? Is it because Ain't It Cool News posted some bad reviews or due to the lack of financial success? It hasn't been realeased in Norway yet, but I'm dying to see it. If Tomb Raider, Pearl Harbour, The Mummy Returns, POTA and Jurassic 3 are what audiences flock to, then the lack of enthusiasm from american audiences should be treated as a compliment. As for Minority Report, I hope it divides people the way A.I has, because that's usually of sign that I'll enjoy the movie...

  • Aug. 16, 2001, 9 p.m. CST

    what about the Red Dragon news?

    by JEichstedt

    Forget Cruise's suit, what about the news about Ed Norton joining Red Dragon that came out today? Where's the talk back for that? That'd be far more interesting to hear than anything I've seen here.

  • Aug. 17, 2001, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Sierra Mountain...kiss my a@#

    by wato

    Give me a break you condescending wad. I agree with you that Cruise is a good actor, but if someone on the board calls Cruise gay you accuse them of being insecure with their masculinity? Could you please try to think of something a little more original? Because I find the act of one man sticking his member in another man's corn hole repellent and disgusting in the extreme I'm insecure with my masculinity? Oh, wait, no I'm a homophobe right? Please. Why can't people who make the argument that you do realize that people like me are quite capable of separating the act from the person? I love my gay friends (no I'm not making it up for the argument. Yes, I have really good close gay with a capital G, friends) but find their sexual activities disgusting. As long as I don't have to hear about it, we're cool. The instant your sexual behavior starts to define your personality, I'm out there. In my experience oh Sierra Mountain, those who shout "insecure" and "homophobe" are the usually the ones with the issues.

  • Slightly too aggressive with the Harry bashing maybe? (And whilst I'm on one, Cutesy poo Spielberg = ET, The color Purple, Empire of the Sun, Always, Hook, and every child in any of his movies.)

  • Aug. 17, 2001, 1:32 a.m. CST

    A cease and desist letter from Tom Cruise's lawyer...

    by Huneybee

    is on its way to YOU! Those who have defamed Mr. Cruise will soon be the lucky recipients of million dollar lawsuits. Winners to be announced during half time of whatever WWF match is on this week-end.____A Cruise Fan But Not A Cruz Fan Bee

  • Aug. 17, 2001, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Mr. Cruise

    by herzaaes56

    Tom Cruise is good-looking? Sorry, I don't see it. He looks pretty ordinary guy to me with a big nose; 'cmon. He's probably just like his vain scientologist friend Mr. Travolta who might be visiting his plastic surgeon every month to make sure everything is in place. Did you see how he looked like at The Others premiere, yikes, he's paler than a mayonnaise. But I did like the movie Interview with the Vampire, mainly because of the unpretentious Brad Pitt. Now that's an actor.

  • Aug. 17, 2001, 5:31 a.m. CST

    I don't know.

    by mara_rhodesia

    I don't know. I'm going jetskiing tomorrow! I just saw Jurassic Park, and I thought it was good.

  • Aug. 17, 2001, 7:57 a.m. CST

    To all the losers who wish to talk shit about Harry.

    by kdraines

    It seems everytime I peruse the talkbacks, a clutch of self-righteous losers is on about how Harry's opinions suck and how he thinks so much of himself and how his website has trashed the performance of movies. Well, what the fuck do you think you're all doing in here? You think AICN is the ONLY place people are talking about movies? If you think Harry is so bad why don't you start up your own fucking website? Harry's opinions are just that. HIS OPINIONS. They are no more or less valid than yours just because you say so. No one said you HAD to some here. Every poster who wants to talk shit about what a loser Harry is should talk a long, hard look in the mirror. If you're such a fucking winner what are you doing here?

  • Aug. 17, 2001, 7:58 a.m. CST

    wanton_wallie@lycos.com

    by wanton_wallie

    Spielberg seems to be in so many sci-fis lately huh? (though I'm sure A.I.'s different. We'll see.

  • Aug. 17, 2001, 7:58 a.m. CST

    too many sci-fis next year

    by wanton_wallie

    Spielberg seems to be in so many sci-fis lately huh? (though I'm sure A.I.'s different. We'll see.

  • Aug. 17, 2001, 8:05 a.m. CST

    I Love AI and Spielberg, but I don't like Tom Cruise

    by cornolio55

    I still don't think Tom Cruise is a good actor at all. But he obviously knows where to put his money on. As an actor, he's not even on my top 20. Spielberg will surely save the day again for him. (Tom Cruise's strategy is to always have a good director). Well here's hoping.. we'll see how it turns out.

  • Aug. 17, 2001, 8:06 a.m. CST

    I Love AI and Spielberg, but I don't like Tom Cruise

    by cornolio55

    I still don't think Tom Cruise is a good actor at all. But he obviously knows where to put his money on. As an actor, he's not even on my top 20. Spielberg will surely save the day again for him. (Tom Cruise's strategy is to always have a good director). Well here's hoping.. we'll see how it turns out.

  • Aug. 17, 2001, 8:06 a.m. CST

    I Love AI and Spielberg, but I don't like Tom Cruise

    by cornolio55

    I still don't think Tom Cruise is a good actor at all. But he obviously knows where to put his money on. As an actor, he's not even on my top 20. Spielberg will surely save the day again for him. (Tom Cruise's strategy is to always have a good director). Well here's hoping.. we'll see how it turns out.

  • Aug. 17, 2001, 8:06 a.m. CST

    I Love AI and Spielberg, but I don't like Tom Cruise

    by cornolio55

    I still don't think Tom Cruise is a good actor at all. But he obviously knows where to put his money on. As an actor, he's not even on my top 20. Spielberg will surely save the day again for him. (Tom Cruise's strategy is to always have a good director). Well here's hoping.. we'll see how it turns out.

  • Aug. 17, 2001, 9:16 a.m. CST

    kiddie flicks

    by Someguywithaname

    After ET Spielberg did start to shift his films to a more child-friendly manner. Look how he got criticized for the violence in Gremlins and Temple of Doom. The last IJ film wasnt so obvious, but then with Hook and especially the terrible first JP(god what a mess that film was) he pumped up the "aw gee, kids in danger.." aspect. He countered that element in Schindler's List, and in the Lost World(there were lots of good anti-spielberg moments in that one, like the girl getting attacked by the dinosaurs she is feeding, the heroic Eddie getting ripped in half and eaten, the T-rex baby killing the bad guy,). But look how unfairly that film gets ripped(at least compared to the first one, which was nothing special outside of the fx). people expect the cutesy element from Spielberg--and he wants to stay popular so he gives them what they want. Plus he has kids now, and so he isnt going to make a film like CE3K.

  • Aug. 18, 2001, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Spielberg doing an Action movie again?

    by Drath

    No comment on this talkback, but I'm a little unsure about Minority Report since Steven hasn't really done an Action movie since Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. I don't think he's interested in it anymore. He did a fine job with Jurassic Park, but he almost did that one in his sleep while he got ready for Schindler's List, and his single effort since then was the Lost World, which I think suffered because his heart wasn't in it. Can he really get back into the Sci-fi/Fantasy/Action genre again, something that no one has done a good job with in recent memory? Can he make a movie that's just plain fun? And will that movie have, I hope, more meat to it than the glitzy but shallow hogwash that was Cruise's M:I 2? I don't know, it'll be interesting to see what's become of his talent in the action department. But I don't see why you're bringing up cutesiness, Harry. I know you thought AI was too cute and sugary, but you were wrong. Gigalo Joe was carted off to be destroyed(yeah, I'm sure a Mecha will get a fair trial), The human race went extinct, and David heard a reproduction of his mother say she loved him, when chances are she herself was programmed to say that just as he had been. It's only happy if you don't think about it. There in lies my problem, you don't have to think about Raiders or Jaws to know they're good! Can he do that kind of storytelling again? I still can't see why there's any threat of a "cute factor" just because Spielberg is involved. Rather I think the threat is in him over thinking the movie and turning it into a pedantic humanitarian borefest like Hook. But Cute? An action movie? Pray he makes a film that shows he hasn't lost what made Raiders of the Lost Ark good instead. Of course, maybe I'm wrong and Minority Report is SUPPOSED to be a heavy cerebral humanitarian trip excuse for a film so Steven could work with the other Tom. Expecting another Raiders didn't do well for Moriarity when he saw AI, so maybe I shouldn't either. Oy vey.

  • It's not like the main guy has to be white for any special reason. Ask any gal who she likes better and if she has a brain she'll say Denzel. I love Spielberg and I'll go to see it because it's HIS film but I hate Cruise. He is a self-absorbed little dick. The only person he loves is himself. As for that Nichole getting pregnant by someone else, that's BS. Cruise hasn't accused her of infidelity, I think one of his weak sperm just got lucky some how. He stated himself that he just decided "He didn't want to be married anymore". In other words he wants to be able to fuck any Hollywood tramp that comes along without getting crusified by the press. BTW I'm glad to see more people are coming out saying they liked or loved A.I. It just pisses me off that an intelligent, fresh and orginal film like A.I. bombs while shit like POTA rakes in the dough.

  • Born on the Fourth of July is a great performance that should've won a oscar. Empire of the Sun is still Speilberg's best movie and how many people seen it.

  • Born on the Fourth of July is a great performance that should've won a oscar. Empire of the Sun is still Speilberg's best movie and how many people seen it.