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Tom Cruise: the world's last barman poet

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Tomcruisecocktail_2 Tom Cruise has been such an easy target for so long. He's like Britney Spears, Lindsey Lohan and Pete Doherty all wrapped up in one, alien-worshiping body. But there's one person out there in the Blogosphere who still "gets" Tom -- and it's Reel Girl (aka Caroline Kepnes on E! Online)

I'm pretty sure Reel Girl is the one who got away. The girl I once had a great date with back in the late 80s, but then we lost each other's numbers, and then she filed a restraining order, moved away and then I grew back my mustache. Tragic circumstances have kept us apart too long.

KepnescarolineBut today, I found her again. And Reel Girl has -- dare I say -- a classic post on her blog today: The Absolute Best Things Tom Cruise Has Ever Done. Check it out now. I'll wait ...

Are there 80s projects on her list? (Does Mickey Rourke have a drinking problem?) Hell yeah! And while I hope she's kidding about watching "Cocktail" on an endless loop (nah, I'd do it too), I think the list is pure genius.

And to answer her question, what other projects has Tommy Boy done that are absolutely great? Here are some that didn't make her list:

Without Limits
(producer): A rare, non-80s entry. But this 1998 bio-pic about long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine (starring Billy Crudup) is one of the best movies that never saw the inside of a movie theater.

Taps: "It's beautiful, man!" You said it, Tom.

Risky Business: "My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment. I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?" Tom probably goes to sleep each night, thanking God he got this movie part.

Rain Man: "That man right there is my brother and if he doesn't get to watch 'People's Court' in about 30 seconds, he's gonna throw a fit right here on your porch. Now you can help me or you can stand there and watch it happen." The most under-rated role in his career.

A Few Good Men:
"Is the colonel's underwear a matter of national security?"

Reel Girl, take me to bed or lose me forever!

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:26pm]

    

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