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2008-08-31 18:00:24

AFTER winning plaudits for his comic turn in Ben Stiller movie Tropic Thunder, Tom Cruise reckons he's likely to do more comedy . . . if the right project comes along. "I'm always looking for something new, and Ben's movie is hilarious," Tom told The New York Post. (c) 2008 Sunday Sun - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

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2008-08-19 15:15:00

U.S. actor Tom Cruise has teamed with producer-director Sam Raimi on plans to make a big-budget adaptation of DC Comics' "Sleeper," sources say. The Hollywood Reporter, citing unnamed sources, says Cruise may appear in the Warner Brothers movie, which would also involve Star Road Entertainment's Josh Donen as a co-producer. "Sleeper" is based on a comic book that ran from 2003-05 about a spy with alien abilities to resist pain and to pass those abilities to others. Cruise remains at United...

2008-08-17 18:00:29

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot THE PRODUCERS of "Tropic Thunder" have spent $90 million producing a spoof of action movies - specifically, Vietnam flicks, such as "Apocalypse Now" and "Platoon." Is this a sign that we are, at long last, able to put that controversial conflict behind us? Can we now laugh? The humor, though, is pointed more at the vagaries of Hollywood than at anything approximating the real world. Yes, there are some hilarious moments as well as some...

2008-08-15 12:00:39

By Jason Foster If comedies could be judged solely on their potential to be funny, then "Tropic Thunder" could've been the "Citizen Kane" of the genre. With a cast that includes Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr. and a made-up and overweight Tom Cruise, it would seem the laughs should be as plentiful as vines in the jungle. Alas, potential does not a good movie make. But while "Tropic Thunder" won't go down as a comedy classic, it's not void of laughs either. Stiller...

2008-08-14 00:00:00

By Jeff Simon Tom Cruise, man, Tom Cruise. Never count a man out when he's got the kind of friends Cruise obviously has. Just when it looked as if Cruise's career was about to take a slo- mo public dive off the nearest bridge, here he comes in a cameo in Ben Stiller's hilarious "Tropic Thunder" that isn't just in-your- face, grotesque and fall-down funny but is really quite brilliant besides. (For those who doubt Cruise's capacity to be brilliant, see "Magnolia" and "Jerry Maguire.")...

2008-08-13 15:00:00

By Michael Janusonis The freewheeling comedy Tropic Thunder, about a crew making a war movie in Vietnam and unwittingly getting caught up in a real life- or-death adventure, starts off like a house afire. Ben Stiller, who directed and co-wrote the film as well as starring in it and producing, introduces the principal characters in a wacky series of commercials and movie trailers spoofs. Stiller himself is Tugg Speedman, an action movie star who has made six world-on-fire films as the...

2008-08-13 06:00:33

By Claudia Puig Tom Cruise seems to have regained his cool in Tropic Thunder (*** out of four). Cruise's paunchy studio exec is easily the funniest role of his fairly straight-faced career. Whether barking outlandish orders or gyrating ridiculously, Cruise's bald-pated, hairy-knuckled movie mogul is outrageously amusing. His boyishly eager businessman from Risky Business has grown into a cynical jerk of a studio chief -- but he has updated his dance moves. Though it can't be an easy...

2008-08-01 00:12:02

By Kaleem Aftab Vince Vaughn, top of a new Hollywood pay league? Tom Cruise near the bottom? It's little wonder that filmgoers are puzzled. The numbers simply don't add up, says Kaleem Aftab If you want to make money in Hollywood, employ Vince Vaughn. That's the conclusion arrived at in a survey of the "best value" actors, which has led to film accountants checking the stars' payslips, asking whether they are really worth all those zeros. The agents of actors who fared badly were...

2008-07-29 09:00:51

Just to prove it's serious about this Blu-ray business, Paramount Home Video is releasing several titles in the high-definition DVD format. The group includes four Jack Ryan thrillers based on Tom Clancy's work and "Top Gun," the 1980s action adventure starring Tom Cruise. Leading the Ryan films is "The Hunt for Red October" (1990, $29.99) featuring an excellent performance by Sean Connery as a Russian submarine captain who disobeys orders and heads toward the United States. Alec Baldwin...

2008-07-18 09:00:47

By James Mottram Penelope Cruz has struggled to make it in Hollywood. That may change, says James Mottram It seems there are two sides to Penelope Cruz. There's the renowned Spanish actress, celebrated by such auteurs as Bigas Luna, Alejandro Amenabar and Pedro Almodovar, whose 2006 effort Volver won her the first Oscar nomination of her career. And there's the Hollywood starlet, better known for dating her co-stars than for the string of forgettable roles she's taken. But her latest...