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  • The Good Germans: Valkyrie

    12/29/2008 12:21:59 PM PST · by Victory111 · 12 replies · 814+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 12-29-08 | David Forsmark
    Cruise is just fine as Stauffenberg, keeping his signature quirks and grin in check. He generates enough charisma to reflect why people were willing to follow Stauffenberg quite literally into Hell, without turning the film into Tom Cruise Takes on Hitler. Whatever problems people have with his performance, they brought with them into the theater. I suspect if mainstream media darling George Clooney had made the very same film, he would be no better in the role, but the tone of the critical commentary would be very different. David Bamber is a very scary Hitler who resists the urge to...
  • FBI launches investigation into missing cruise ship passenger

    12/29/2008 11:04:48 AM PST · by cll · 38 replies · 2,585+ views
    So. FL Sun Sentinel via ^ | 12/29/2008 | Sofia Santana
    MIAMI | A Norwegian Cruise Line cruise ship at the center of a missing person mystery returned to the Port of Miami on Sunday morning, where FBI agents stood waiting. Sunday they launched an investigation into the disappearance of Jennifer Seitz, 36, who was a passenger aboard the Norwegian Pearl, officials said. “We’re looking to see if a crime was committed on the high seas,” said FBI Special Agent Michael Leverock. He added that agents interviewed numerous passengers and crew members Sunday morning and searched the cabin Seitz was staying in for any potential clues to what may have happened...
  • "Valkyrie" is Better - and Worse - Than I Expected

    12/28/2008 2:09:09 PM PST · by AJKauf · 268 replies · 4,961+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 28, 2008 | Ron Rosenbaum
    Well Tom Cruise is better. Not great. Still too callow (Killing Hitler is “Risky Business”) and not really convincing as a German aristo. But the problem is with the film’s Hitler and it’s skewing of history. Hitler seems to be the bad guy in this movie mainly because he’s poorly groomed and has bad posture–that’s how you can tell he’s a mass murderer. At least compared with the impeccably dressed anti-Hitler aristo-officer conspirators...
  • Is Horrible 'Valkyrie' Tom Cruise's Nazi Apologia?

    12/26/2008 4:27:13 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 142 replies · 3,694+ views ^ | December 26, 2008 | Roger Friedman
    Say what you will about Tom Cruise’s acting in other movies; in "Valkyrie," which opened yesterday, he is awful. Amid British and European actors, Cruise stands out like a sore thumb. He doesn’t even attempt a German accent, his mannerisms are all from his "Jerry Maguire" era, and his earnestness suggests at best some kind of fictional American soldier trying to infiltrate the Luftwaffe. You knew it would be bad, and it is. I’m more concerned that “Valkyrie” could represent a new trend in filmmaking: Nazi apologia. We know already what Valkyrie is about: a group of German soldiers who...
  • Fred Thompson Jokes About the Election

    12/10/2008 5:53:07 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 6 replies · 747+ views
    YouTube ^ | 11/16/08 | Fred Thompson
    Click here for the video from the cruise. (NRO's post election cruise)
  • Mitt Romney Jokes About Hillary's Loss

    12/10/2008 5:43:26 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 185 replies · 2,650+ views
    YouTube ^ | 11/16/08 | Mitt Romney
    Click here for video from the cruise.
  • Could Pirates Attack Your Cruise Ship?

    12/02/2008 5:16:45 AM PST · by cll · 29 replies · 1,571+ views
    Cruise Critic ^ | 12/01/2008 | Carolyn Spencer Brown
    When Oceania Cruises announced this weekend that pirates had attempted to approach its Nautica as it cruised through the Gulf of Aden, it heightened existing concerns about passenger and cruise ship safety in that dangerous part of the world. Nautica's captain, officers and crew successfully evaded the pirates yesterday, which is obviously the good news. No one was injured, and the ship is not even off schedule at this point. Still, increasing attacks by pirates on cargo vessels and oil tankers, not to mention this latest incident affecting a cruise ship, begs the question: If you're on a cruise ship...
  • National Review Cruise

    11/19/2008 6:30:23 AM PST · by hilaryrhymeswithrich · 8 replies · 460+ views
    Kabuki Village ^ | November 19, 2008 | Kabuki Village
    Vanity...for those interested in the National Review post-election cruise.
  • Pictured: The world's most luxurious cruise liner that really is a 'floating city'

    11/02/2008 1:48:34 PM PST · by traumer · 36 replies · 2,001+ views
    These amazing images show the world's largest ever cruise liner taking shape, complete with "beach pool", shopping mall, rock-climbing walls, outdoor ampitheatre, and New York-style loft suites. The state-of-the-art "travelling city" is being built on dry-docks in Finland. Built for Royal Caribbean International, when Oasis of the Seas launches next November, she will be the largest and most revolutionary cruise ship in the world. The liner will span 16 decks, encompass 220,000 gross registered tons (GRT), carry 5,400 guests and feature 2,700 staterooms. Oasis of the Seas will be the first ship to tout the cruise line's new neighborhood concept...
  • Message in a bottle found 35 years after being thrown overboard

    10/07/2008 1:45:27 PM PDT · by BGHater · 28 replies · 2,595+ views
    The Advocate ^ | 05 Oct 2008 | Sarah Lipman
    Evan Buffington knew what he had found as soon as he spotted it in the sand. The bottle was imbedded in a small island no more than 48 square miles called Middle Caicos, part of the British West Indies. Buffington found it while vacationing with his family in late August, on a hike with the men of the family. Buffington, a resident of Makanda, Ill., dug out the bottle and brushed off the sand. It was a clear glass Tab cola bottle, with a cork inside and an aluminum screw top to keep it sealed. Some moisture had seeped in,...
  • Paula Wagner Is in Talks To Leave United Artists Post (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/13/2008 4:56:51 PM PDT · by abb · 15 replies · 189+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 13, 2008 | LAUREN A.E. SCHUKER
    In a high-profile shake-up at the recently revived United Artists movie label, Paula Wagner -- the longtime business partner of Tom Cruise -- is in talks with UA parent MGM to leave her post as UA's chief executive, according to a person familiar with the matter. Ms. Wagner, a former talent agent, and Mr. Cruise arrived at UA in 2006 with great fanfare and plans for resurrecting the historic film company. Ms. Wagner and Mr. Cruise received a minority stake in UA estimated at the time to be around 30%. Under Ms. Wagner the label secured a $500 million film...
  • Scientology may have done a lot for Tom Cruise except...

    08/11/2008 4:27:51 PM PDT · by brycemax · 4 replies · 286+ views
    Tom Cruise likes to ramble on and on about the wonders of Scientology and how much it helps people. However, when it comes to Tom, it looks like Scientology has come up a little short! NOTE: The Author of this comic requests that you visit his site and refrain from copying the cartoon in the thread. Thanks much!!
  • America Supports You: Lake Michigan Cruise Recognizes Veterans

    06/24/2008 4:35:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 32+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Meghan Vittrup
    WASHINGTON, June 24, 2008 – Veterans can once again enjoy an afternoon cruising Lake Michigan, sharing tributes and building relationships thanks to one Illinois group. Kup’s Purple Heart Cruises began in 1945 when Irv Kupcinet also known as “Kup,” a Chicago Sun Times columnist, wanted to do something for servicemembers coming back from World War II. The 50-year tradition ended with its last cruise in 1995. Twelve years later, David Kupcinet decided to re-launch his grandfather’s renowned Kup’s Purple Heart Cruises. After fours year of planning the successfully re-launched cruise took place July 31, 2007. Kupcinet said the cruise...
  • Cruise cameras show woman fell while alone

    05/15/2008 5:18:21 AM PDT · by grjr21 · 43 replies · 106+ views ^ | Thu, May. 15, 2008 | Troy Graham
    Surveillance cameras on the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship show a Camden County woman was alone on her balcony when she fell overboard Sunday, the cruise line said last night. The Norwegian Cruise Line said in a statement that hallway cameras and cameras on the sides of the ship "confirmed that Mindy Jordan was in her stateroom alone at the time of the incident." The family of Jordan, 46, of Pine Hill, said Tuesday that it suspected foul play. The family could not be reached last night after the cruise ship's statement was released. The company did not characterize the incident,...
  • Tom Cruise's Impossible 'Mission' (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/02/2008 5:16:10 AM PDT · by abb · 11 replies · 151+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 31, 2008 | Roger Friedman
    You may or may not have heard: last week Tom Cruise and his former boss, Sumner Redstone, broke bread. They had lunch some 18 months after Redstone didn’t pick up Cruise’s contract as on-lot producer. The reason was that Redstone had had enough of Cruise the couch-jumping Scientologist who berated Matt Lauer on the "Today" show. That was in addition to the strange Katie Holmes courtship and so on. But now I am told that a renewed Paramount deal for Cruise and a possible “Mission: Impossible 4” are not so likely. For one thing, sources tell me it was Cruise...
  • The Love Boat for Policy Wonks (Barf Alert!)

    02/16/2008 8:28:42 PM PST · by blue state conservative · 9 replies · 104+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 17, 2008 | Henry Alford
    I’M dancing on the top deck with a 71-year-old feminist and psychotherapist whom I’ve come to think of as the Twirler. We’ve spent two days attending seminars on The Nation magazine’s Alaska cruise; we’ve talked about the Bush presidency and prison reform and single-payer health care. Now, at almost midnight, my fiercely intelligent and opinionated new friend Charlotte is putting all the heady political talk behind her by bodily twirling.
  • Tom Cruise 1st to Get Ducati Superbike

    01/31/2008 9:58:22 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 67 replies · 361+ views
    AP ^ | 1-30-08 | ap
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tom Cruise is the first on the list to get Ducati's newest motorcycle — a $72,500 superbike bristling with titanium, magnesium and carbon fiber technology that can scoot up to 200 mph. Cruise is scheduled to take delivery of the Desmosedici RR at Beverly Hills Ducati this week. Only 1,500 of the red-and-white Moto GP racing replica motorcycles will be made and Cruise gets the first.
  • Noro Outbreak on Norwegian Pearl May Cause Delay

    12/08/2007 2:57:01 AM PST · by cll · 7 replies · 402+ views
    Cruise Critic ^ | 12/07/07 | Jana Jones
    Rumblings on the Norwegian Cruise Line boards alerted Cruise Critic to the fact that there is a norovirus outbreak on Norwegian Pearl, which is en route back to Miami after a nine-night southern Caribbean sailing that started on November 30. The outbreak may cause the ship's next sailing, slated to depart on December 9, to be delayed. At noon (EST) yesterday, member JJSlim posted that he had heard from two people onboard the ship that there was a possible outbreak. Nothing at that time had been posted to the Center for Disease Control’s Web site. Later, member Dogbeau posted from...
  • Bug Breakout on Big Boat

    12/07/2007 10:46:34 AM PST · by cll · 47 replies · 86+ views
    WUNO 630 AM Puerto Rico | 12/07/07 | Radio Reports
    An unammed cruise ship of Norwegian registry sailing the Caribbean Sea, has requested the urgent assistance of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Puerto Rico Ports Authority. An undetermined number of passengers have come down with "gastrointestinal problems". At least one requires hospitalization. The cruise ship is approaching the Port of the City of Ponce in Puerto Rico's southern coast and will be docking later today. Authorities there are standing by to provide assistance. The ship is expected to continue to Miami after dropping off the patients.
  • (Tom) Cruise's Risky Business (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/07/2007 4:37:22 AM PST · by abb · 42 replies · 130+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 7, 2007 | Peter Sanders
    The revival of the United Artists movie label is essentially two comebacks for the price of one. It's the rebirth of the historic UA name itself, created in 1919 by Hollywood luminaries Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin and others. And it marks the return of Tom Cruise, who owns the studio with business partner Paula Wagner and hadn't been seen in theaters since his high-profile dustup with Viacom chief Sumner Redstone last year. snip Like many start-ups, however, the first few months of operations have been rocky. "Lions," a $35 million politically themed movie directed by Robert Redford and starring Messrs....