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Tom Cruise's Sci-Fi Saga 'Oblivion' Takes No. 1 Spot at Box Office
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Posted on 04/22/2013 9:54:41 AM PDT by Perdogg

Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman, took the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office with $38.152 million in gross receipts. "42," the Jackie Robinson story with Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford, stayed strong in its second week with $18.025 million, good for the No. 2 spot.

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KEYWORDS: boxoffice; cruise; freeman; morganfreeman; morgnfremansblakhole; movies; oblivion; scifi; tomcruise; top10
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1 posted on 04/22/2013 9:54:41 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Aevery_Freeman; ShadowAce; Jack Hydrazine; Altariel; nuancey; Thorliveshere; skinkinthegrass; ...

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2 posted on 04/22/2013 9:56:18 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

Oblivion is a good movie. Saw it the day it came out.


3 posted on 04/22/2013 9:56:27 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Perdogg

Cruise has been in such a series of bombs and formulaic movies recently that I wait until his movies are on cable to watch them.


4 posted on 04/22/2013 10:01:07 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Perdogg

It does look good.


5 posted on 04/22/2013 10:02:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Perdogg

Definitely looks like one to see AT the theatre.


6 posted on 04/22/2013 10:06:15 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: Perdogg

Saw it yesterday...have to say it was one of the best movies I’ve seen in a while and ranks right up there with one of the best sci-fi movies ever.


7 posted on 04/22/2013 10:07:31 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: cripplecreek; fieldmarshaldj

I was surprised how good the acting was from Olga Kurylenko and Andrea Riseborough. A lot of people are going to miss out because of their prejudices against Tom Cruise (for being a scientologist). People claim that he’s in the closet, he might be a closet conservative with roles like this one and Jack Reacher.


9 posted on 04/22/2013 10:08:27 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

There’s another reason why I have a hard time taking Cruise seriously in action movies... because he is short. Still, he CAN turn in a good performance (I thought he was fantastic as a damaged, narcissistic motivational speaker in “Magnolia”).


10 posted on 04/22/2013 10:13:44 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Perdogg

I guess my Cruz/Freeman boycott has failed. Oh, well....


11 posted on 04/22/2013 10:15:00 AM PDT by BO Stinkss ( I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees)
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To: F15Eagle

I wanted to see it Friday with my 11 YO son but one site said it had some nudity so I didn’t want to take him. Can anyone confirm this?


12 posted on 04/22/2013 10:16:14 AM PDT by BobinIL
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To: BO Stinkss; All

cruz’s faith members buying tickets?

this ending has be done again and again.

just from the commercials, you KNOW it is going to be the same old bosses are really bad guys blah blah blah.

the ENTIRE synopis is on wikipedia.com or http://www.themoviespoiler.com

why waste your money?


13 posted on 04/22/2013 10:18:54 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

When I was in my early 20s I worked in a sporting goods store. A Navy SEAL came in one day (he was in his dress white with his SEAL insignia) to buy a swimsuit. I guess he was no taller than 5’7”.


15 posted on 04/22/2013 10:20:51 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

It’s a good movie you should see in the theater. If you are on a budget go see it at a cheaper time.


16 posted on 04/22/2013 10:21:35 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Perdogg
Nothing at all personal against the interests you enjoy, I myself have nothing but disdain for Tom Cruise, for no other reason other than being a horrible actor, has me never seeing his movies. Okay. The fact that he claims to have these special powers, (listed below) and his alternative sexual lifestyle does contribute to the sense in which I find him most contemptible.

Special Powers Tom Cruise Claims to Have
Janet Reitman says that Cruise is OT VII (Operating Thetan of the highest level in mortal-talk), which means he's achieved all he can achieve in his current form, including the ability to control everything around him. Or so his fellow Scientologists believe, at least. “OTs are Scientology's elite – enlightened beings who are said to have total 'control' over themselves and their environment,” Reitman writes. “OTs can allegedly move inanimate objects with their minds, leave their bodies at will and telepathically communicate with, and control the behavior of, both animals and human beings,” the author further says in the expose. “At the highest levels, they are allegedly liberated from the physical universe, to the point where they can psychically control what Scientologists call MEST: Matter, Energy, Space and Time,” she explains.

17 posted on 04/22/2013 10:21:42 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: BobinIL

The nudity is Andrea’s backside for about 5 seconds in a pool.


19 posted on 04/22/2013 10:22:07 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: lbryce

Do you have any evidence that he is gay?


20 posted on 04/22/2013 10:23:19 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’ve heard people say that before, and I’ve never gotten it.

According to the Internet, he’s 5ft. 7 in. That makes him two inches taller than Alan Ladd, James Cagney and Audie Murphy. He’s the same height as Al Pacino and George Raft, and, depending on which source you believe, just one or two inches shorter than Humphrey Bogart. All of those men played convincing tough guys.


21 posted on 04/22/2013 10:24:24 AM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: Perdogg

Your point is well taken, noted.


22 posted on 04/22/2013 10:27:26 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: Perdogg

Does this mean he will come out of the closet now?


23 posted on 04/22/2013 10:28:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

This movie just has to suck louder than ???

Most overyped and overpromoted movie in years....


24 posted on 04/22/2013 10:30:04 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Perdogg

Yeah, but Cruise ain’t a Navy SEAL.


25 posted on 04/22/2013 10:32:08 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Perdogg

He doesn’t deny it...


26 posted on 04/22/2013 10:32:48 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Perdogg

I saw it yesterday. It was a good show.


27 posted on 04/22/2013 10:32:54 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

My point was that just because he is short doesn’t mean he cannot be an action star.


28 posted on 04/22/2013 10:34:17 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg
I didn’t think it was that great!
29 posted on 04/22/2013 10:37:27 AM PDT by vigilante2 (Re-elect nobody)
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To: BobinIL

Website where you can find out which movies are kid-friendly:
http://www.pluggedin.com/

quote from site above:
Jack is romantically involved with Victoria. They share a bed and shower (we see her from the back and side, revealing part of her breast). It’s implied that they have sex in a private pool after Victoria disrobes and dives in. (She’s in shadow as she sheds her dress, but she’s seen fully from behind; her nude body is more illuminated under the water.) She then pulls a clothed Jack into the water; he takes off his shirt while swimming, and the two kiss and twine underneath the surface.

In the complexities of Oblivion, Jack is, in a way, married to Julia. We see them kiss and hug, and by way of a child born later, it’s suggested that the two also have sex. (She leads him out of the frame, and the next morning they wake up in the same bed.)

We see naked adults floating in artificial “wombs.”


30 posted on 04/22/2013 10:37:54 AM PDT by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: Vendome
Most overyped and overpromoted movie in years....

I dunno, Prometheus sure didn't live up to the hype.

31 posted on 04/22/2013 10:39:21 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: BO Stinkss

i have never liked Tom Cruise... especially since Risky Business... all my gal friends were drooling over him, and i just never saw the appeal... as an actor, he is waaay over the top... the only movie of his that i have liked is the last Mission Impossible... and i kind of liked him in War of the Worlds... that being said, i plan to see Oblivion... even though i cannot stand Morgan “WOODY ALLEN” Freeman...


32 posted on 04/22/2013 10:40:04 AM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: Perdogg

It’s my understanding that Navy Seals tend to be of average, or slightly below average height. Tall people stand out and also have difficulty in tight spots/places.


33 posted on 04/22/2013 10:44:25 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Are you being serious or pulling my leg? :)


34 posted on 04/22/2013 10:45:27 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

I kid you not. :)


35 posted on 04/22/2013 10:46:15 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: latina4dubya
"as an actor, he is waaay over the top..."

I've alwayls considered him more a movie star than an actor. He always plays the same character just in a different role. He's basically just playing Tom Cruise all the time.

36 posted on 04/22/2013 10:46:50 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Tijeras_Slim

The sucked wretchedly and the homage at the end got me to just get up and leave.


37 posted on 04/22/2013 10:47:56 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: trisham

One of the toughest SEALs I ever knew was very plain physically. Fit, mind you, but not overwhelming. He led us in PT every afternoon on a flight deck underway, summertime, hot as hell.

One day he passes out and the staff doctor rushed out to administer first aid. We medivacced him off the ship, turns out he had been working through the pain of kidney stones, didn’t wanna miss any action.


38 posted on 04/22/2013 10:49:00 AM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet (Uranus)
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To: wxgesr; Perdogg
SEALs are very tough men. From Wikipedia:

SEAL training is extremely rigorous, having a reputation as some of the toughest anywhere in the world. The drop out rate for BUD/S classes are sometimes over 90 percent.[26] The average Navy SEAL spends over a year in a series of formal training environments before being awarded the Special Warfare Operator Naval Rating and the Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) 5326 Combatant Swimmer (SEAL) or, in the case of commissioned naval officers, the designation Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) Officer.

All Navy SEALs must attend and graduate from their rating's 24-week "A" school known as Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/s) training and then the 26-week SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) program. SQT qualifies all BUD/S graduates in basic SEAL skillsets in MAROPS, Combat Swimmer, Communications, TCCC, Close Quarters Combat, Land Warfare, Staticline/Freefall Parachute Operations, SERE Level C, CQD and Hand-to-Hand Combat.[27] All sailors entering the SEAL training pipeline with a medical rating or those chosen by Naval Special Warfare Command must also attend the 6 month Advanced Medical Training Course 18D and subsequently earn the NEC SO-5392 Naval Special Warfare Medic before joining an operational Team. Once outside the formal schooling environment SEALs entering a new Team at the beginning of an operational rotation can expect 18 months of advanced training before each 6 month deployment. In total, from the time a prospective SEAL enters military service to the time he finishes his first predeployment training cycle, it can take over 30 months to completely train a Navy SEAL for his first deployment.[28][29] [edit]

39 posted on 04/22/2013 10:52:05 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GrootheWanderer

Yes, many of them could play tough guys convincingly (though Alan Ladd seemed a tad “dainty”). I just can’t quite put Cruise in that category of believability when it comes to actioners (besides, half the Hollywood “tough guys” parts today are more like variations of Superman. That’s another reason why they’re so ridiculous, and Cruise’s height just adds to the disbelief).


40 posted on 04/22/2013 10:52:16 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Perdogg

He can be an action star, it doesn’t mean he is convincing as one.


41 posted on 04/22/2013 10:53:10 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I think he’s very convincing.


42 posted on 04/22/2013 10:53:48 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Perdogg

movie was awesome.

special effects and visuals are alone worth the ticket, and music is great

plot, i thought was really interesting.

acting was good too, i like cruise in it. also jamie lannister made an appearance, but with both hands attached.


43 posted on 04/22/2013 10:55:07 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: trisham

That’s cuz you’re a girl. :-P


44 posted on 04/22/2013 10:56:09 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: circlecity
I've alwayls considered him more a movie star than an actor. He always plays the same character just in a different role. He's basically just playing Tom Cruise all the time.

yes! i agree! and it's the same with Julia Roberts and Meg Ryan... in every movie Meg Ryan does, she is basically Sally from When Harry Met Sally... in every movie Julia Roberts does (other than Steel Magnolias) she is Vivian from Pretty Woman... every movie she does has to work in that gawd-awful cackle of a laugh... without fail!

45 posted on 04/22/2013 10:57:37 AM PDT by latina4dubya
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46 posted on 04/22/2013 10:57:37 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: latina4dubya
I didn't like Cruise in early years either.

But I've liked some of his later work. A couple of the Mission Impossibles, War of the Worlds, Minority Report (excellent scifi IMO), Knight and Day, the one about the plot to kill Hitler was very good, and Jack Reacher his latest.

I'm looking forward to seeing this one too.

Also in Cruise's favor...he doesn't generally do gratuitous profanity or sex.

47 posted on 04/22/2013 11:02:05 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Hey now, Prometheus was an important cautionary tale about running to the side, not forward, when something long or round is falling towards you.


48 posted on 04/22/2013 11:02:48 AM PDT by Droso_Phila
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To: wxgesr

According to author Orr Kelly, citing Navy studies, the average SEAL is 5 ft. 8 in. and weights 179 pounds.

Former SEAL Team 6 member Denny Chalker didn’t give any numbers but in his autobiography he said the average SEAL looks like a very fit guy of average height and build. He said the long runs on the beach tend to weed out the big guys and the log PT and handling the boats tends to eliminate the small guys. So you are left, with some exceptions, with a bunch of average size men.


49 posted on 04/22/2013 11:05:40 AM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: trisham

Let’s just put it this way;

“Only an idiot would eff with one.”


50 posted on 04/22/2013 11:20:17 AM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet (Uranus)
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