omplete QPORIT: December 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

 

THE CLOCK



THE CLOCK

A VIDEO INSTALLATION
BY CHRISTIAN MARCLAY
AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Christian Marclay
Detail of The Clock 2010.
Single-channel video with sound, 24 hours.
© Christian Marclay.
Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.


THE CLOCK is a film constructed by editing scenes and fragments from existing, mostly theatrical films from the US mostly, and around the world, into a marathon film taking place over 24 hours, with each scene specific to a specific time of day and synchronized in editing and then in projection to match the exact time of day at which is viewed.

It is designed for “browsers” who will come in, watch for a while and then leave, and perhaps return again -- to sample what films have to say about life at different times of the day.

To be specific about the time, and to facilitate synchronizing the action in the movie with real time, THE CLOCK contains many shots (again, excerpted from existing films) of clocks showing a specific – THE specific – time of day.

Watching the film permits the viewer to meditate on how real life and reel life are shaped by time of day.

As you meditate on time there can be a sense of beginnings, of endings, of suspense -- to the time when some action may happen (the bomb explodes, HIGH NOON, midnight), or to when some action ends (making love until work calls, the morning alarm interrupts a night’s sleep), of time passing (while characters eat breakfast, shop, live, steal), and other facets of time.

While watching, everything happens in the present in real time as you watch, yet there is tension with the time(s) in the past (or future) portrayed in the film clip, the time period defined by when the film clip was created, or when you first saw the film from which it was taken. (Apparently, the LA audience, which probably was more familiar with the films selected than most other audiences, had an especially festive time watching this film and reacting to clips that help frame their own lives.)

There is a sense of contrasts between cultures (separated by place or by time period) and also of the similarities between how very different cultures react to the same time of day.

The film is expertly crafted with transitions sometimes smooth and seamless, other times active and contrasty, with sound carefully engineered, and the selected film clips visually clear and attractive.

The number of clips has never been counted exactly, but each minute seems to have perhaps between 5 and ten, suggesting roughly 7,500 to 15,000 clips in the whole film.

THE CLOCK is being presented at the Museum of Modern Art from Dec 21, 2012 to January 21, 2013. It is presented in a dark room with dark, acoustic curtains and comfortable couches. Admission is free with museum admission, first come first served (with possibly a waiting line to enter if the room is full), then stay as long as you like.

THE CLOCK normally runs during normal MOMA hours. However, on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day it will run all night, beginning Dec 31, 2012 at 10:30 AM through Jan 1, 2013 at 5:30 PM, -- and the Museum Café 2 restaurant will offer a special menu (including wine) from 10 PM to 1 AM, and an all night espresso bar.

On subsequent weekends, from Fri, Jan 4 until Monday Jan 21, the film will be shown continuously from 10:30 AM Friday through 5:30 PM Monday.

Updates on visiting THE CLOCK are provided on Twitter @TheClockatMoMa and at MoMa.org/theclock.



LINKS

MOMA
www.moma.org

THE CLOCK
www.moma.org/theclock

THE CLOCK ON TWITTER
www.twitter.com/theclockatmoma

THE CLOCK ON WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clock_(2010)

CHRISTIAN MARCLAY ON WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Marclay

CHRISTIAN MARCLAY ON IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3827692/







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Saturday, December 15, 2012

 

SNL -- DEC 15, 2012 -- MARTIN SHORT WITH PAUL MCCARTNEY


SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
SNL
MARTIN SHORT WITH PAUL MCCARTNEY
-- DEC 15, 2012 -- 

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/

Paul McCartney was a much better than average musical guest.  Other than that (and one sketch), it was not a terrific show.  

Before the program started, I was wondering how they would acknowledge the ongoing devastation from the hurricane (and Paul just sang at the huge 12/12/12 benefit) aggravated by the terrible tragedy at the school:

I wrote: "Well, I wonder how SNL will deal with the current tragic climate.  It took a while to come back after 9/11.

'This school shooting is a tragedy that demands a change in the way we deal with guns and how we prevent violence. Will SNL acknowledge the reality of the country's mood? They usually are very sensitive to news. I wonder how they will react."

The answer is that they ignored it completely, except possibly for the choice of the COLD OPEN song.  The show seemed to have been put together before the shooting, and never changed.  While there may be too much of the same simplistic, overly sentimental, repetitious sanctimonious cliches on the news, there is always room for a sincere and honest and simple reaction to important events.  I was a little disappointed.

Here a short recap of the show:

COLD OPEN: A sweet Silent Night, Holy Night by the New York Children's Chorus At first I thought this was in response to the news, but it seemed to just be a Christmas Song. Perhaps it was a tribute to the children.

MONOLOG: SNL (cast and host) alumni hanging out in the hall. Plus a lascivious Christmas song, with Martin Short kissing almost anyone he could reach.

TONY BENNETT: A slimmed down Alec Baldwin doing a terrible impression of Tony Bennett on a pointless talk-show type sketch.

PREPARING THE GYNECOLOGIST FOR THE ROYAL VISIT FROM KATE MIDDLETON: a slightly annoying Martin Short, but some very funny moments.

THE ACTOR'S STUDIO "YOU'RE A RAT BASTARD CHARLIE BROWN": Not funny. Not a very good parody. Not very good impressions.

PAUL MCCARTNEY - MY VALENTINE: It was nice.  (But) This may be the saddest Valentine's song ever.

It turns out that Paul directed a music video of this song with Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp.  It wasn't on SNL, but here it is from YouTube.  (Recap continues below):



WEEKEND UPDATE: Moderately funny jokes.  No zingers.  I can't believe there is no mention at all of either of this week's events -- the 12/12/12 concert or the shooting. JACOB THE BAR MITZVAH BOY was a lame effort.  However, THE GIRL AT THE PARTY YOU WISH YOU HADN'T STARTED A CONVERSATION WITH was the winning sketch of the night.  Great writing, concept and execution.  Looks like a new character for SNL.

WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?:  I don't get this sketch at all. Not at all.

MCCARTNEY - MAMA SET ME FREE: Lots and lots of energy!

CATCHING UP AT RESTORATION HARDWARE: Kind of a lame sketch; same kind of idea as the old "I HATE WHEN THAT HAPPENS" but without origiinal, funny lines.

PAGEANT AUDITIONS: Martin Short singing, insults Paul McCartney telling him he can't sing.  Not funny or pleasant; but then it morphs into a final Christmas song by McCartney & the Kids.


LINKS

Here's a very little about Martin Short and even less (since he's so well known) about Paul McCartney. Plus links.



MARTIN SHORT

Martin is Canadian, an actor, a comedian. He's 62. He is not tall.

MARTIN SHORT ON WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Short



MARTIN SHORT ON AMAZON




PAUL MCCARTNEY

Paul was a Beatle.  He's 70 already.

PAUL MCCARTNEY ON WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_McCartney    

  

PAUL MCCARTNEY ON AMAZON

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Saturday, December 08, 2012

 

SNL -- DEC 8, 2012 -- JAMIE FOXX WITH NE-YO


JAMIE FOXX WITH NE-YO

SNL
http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/

DEC 8, 2012


Jamie Foxx will be hosting Saturday Night Live (SNL) tonight, with musical guest Ne-Yo. Here's an intro to Jamie Foxx & Ne-Yo. See here -- after the show -- for a recap.

RECAP:

COLD OPEN -- Hilarious start, but a nightmare scenario in which Obama gives the GOP everything they want in order to spare Boehner the dissing he gets from the GOP every time he hints at a tax increase.

MONOLOG -- With a theme of "How Black Was That," the show gets off to an edgy start.

QUIZ SHOW #1 -- BITCH --  It had a good idea: questions that had no answer; but it was kind of a mean spirited sketch that misfired. 


From here on things got softer, often sillier, usually funny.  


MICHIGAN STATE -- An update on the SNL staple of weird, incompetent and strange TV/Cable/Public Access shows worked for once because of Jamie's energy and sense of humor (and costume).

NE-YO's first song was backed up by an energetic and entertaining dance ensemble.  The second song, later, was quiet and performed simply.

WEEKEND UPDATE -- In keeping with the spirit of the night, the jokes were funnier than usual.  MRS CLAUS had a nice sketch.  It wasn't quite a classic, but it was very good.  The chocolate DING DONG was tasty too. 

QUIZ SHOW #2 -- DYLAN MCDERMOT OR DERMOT MOLRONEY -- was a hoot.

TREE PIMP was funny.

MAINE JUSTICE was kind of a loony sketch but it really worked.

SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS -- An ad for real fake diamonds made of plastic, was ridiculous and very funny, sending up those late night ads populated by ridiculously amateur spokespeople..
 

It seemed to be a show that relied on great concepts less, and funny sketches more than usual. Jamie Fox was a good host.




JAMIE FOXX

Jamie Foxx is an Oscar winning actor, for RAY, the biopic about Ray Charles. To win the 2004 Oscar he had to beat out Jamie Foxx (that is,  himself), who was also nominated as Best Actor for his role in COLLATERAL that same year.

Jamie is also a singer and musician. In addition to his work in RAY, he's a Grammy Award winner, and has #1singles and albums, including UNPREDICTABLE.

Born Dec 13, 1967 as Eric Marlon Bishop, Jamie will turn 45 next Thursday.

He will soon be seen as Django in DJANGO UNCHAINED.

Next Year, he'll be seen in WHITE HOUSE DOWN, as the President of the US in a Roland Emmerich film with Channing Tatum, and later on in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2.

Here is a list of his films and TV:

2012 Django Unchained
2011 Horrible Bosses
2011 Rio
2010 Due Date
2010 Malice N Wonderland (video short)
2010 Valentine's Day
2009 Law Abiding Citizen
2009 The Soloist
2007 The Kingdom
2006 Dreamgirls
2006 Miami Vice
2005 Jarhead
2005 Stealth
2004 Ray
2004 Collateral
2004 Breakin' All the Rules
2004 Chappelle's Show (TV series)
2004 Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (TV movie)
2003 Shade
2001 Ali
1996-2001 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV series)
2000 Bait
1999 Any Given Sunday
1999 Held Up
1998 The Players Club
1997 Booty Call
1996 The Great White Hype
1996 The Truth About Cats & Dogs
1996 Moesha (TV series)
1996 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV series)
1996 C-Bear and Jamal (TV series) (voice)
1991-1994 In Living Color (TV series)
1992-1993 Roc (TV series)
1992 Toys

His music includes the albums:

Peep This (1994)
Unpredictable (2005)
Intuition (2008)
Best Night of My Life (2010)

 
JAMIE FOXX ON WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Foxx

JAMIE FOXX ON IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004937/

JAMIE FOXX ON AMAZON





NE-YO

Ne-Yo is a Pop and R&B artist, singer and songwriter, a dancer and actor, with 3 Grammy Awards.

He was born Shaffer Chimere Smith on Oct 18, 1982.

His music includes:

In My Own Words (2006)
Because of You (2007)
Year of the Gentleman (2008)
Libra Scale (2010)
R.E.D. (2012)

His film and TV work includes:

2012 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV series)
2012 BAD25: The Short Films of Michael Jackson (TV movie)
2012 Red Tails
2011 Battle Los Angeles
2011 CSI: NY (TV series)
2007 Stomp the Yard
2006 Save the Last Dance 2 (video)
1987 The New Adventures of Beans Baxter (TV series)



NE-YO ON WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ne-Yo

NE-YO ON IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1666212

NE-YO ON AMAZON





CHECK OUT SOME OTHER STORIES IN QPORIT

SHAKESPEAREAN GIFTS
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2012/11/shakespearean-gifts.html

FSLC - AN EVENING WITH TOM CRUISE & A RETROSPECTIVE
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2012/12/fslc-evening-with-tom-cruise.

THE LIFE OF PI
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2012/11/life-of-pi.html

GLEESON & VIKANDER FROM ANNA KARENINA
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2012/11/gleeson-and-vikander-from-anna-karenina.html

A ROYAL AFFAIR
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-royal-affair.html

BROOKLYN CASTLE
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2012/10/brooklyn-castle.html

FLIGHT
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2012/10/only-when-you-win-flight-at-nyff-50.html

TRANSMEDIA AT NYFF
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2012/09/transmedia-at-nyff-50.html







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Friday, December 07, 2012

 

BALLET HISPANICO WITH PAQUITO D'RIVERA AT THE APOLLO


BALLET HISPANICO 
WITH PAQUITO D'RIVERA 
AT THE APOLLO


The distinguished dance company, Ballet Hispanico “explores, preserves, and celebrates Latino cultures through dance,” maintaining a professional company that presents dance programs all over the world, a school of dance in New York City, and educational and outreach programs.

Last weekend, the company performed an ambitious, entertaining and interesting program at the Apollo Theater.

At this one-night-only event, they presented three dances, all premieres. This was the first (and, for now, only) performance of these dances, dances which combine intricate solo, duo, and company choreography to music. (To me, it seems far more complicated than a dramatic presentation, yet theater gets a whole lot of “previews” before they “open”, while this dance company goes live and public on the first and only night and carries it all off beautifully without any conspicuous hitch.)

The first dance was a tango inspired piece that featured topless male dancers with hats, and stark sleek ladies. The color palette was all black & flesh.



Tango Vitrola
Ballet Hispanico at the Apollo


In the second piece, the style went from the severe order of the tango, to controlled and visually rich chaos, beginning with dancers listening to sound-only-they-could-hear on earphones, each in their own universe, costumes all over the place. The dancers coalesced to form intricate and striking stage pictures from time to time.

The final piece was performed to terrific live jazz by the Paquito D’Rivera Ensemble. This dance featured some notable duos, of which the most interesting, and the highlight of the evening, was an improvisation by Paquito -- onstage! -- and a solo dancer.

Improvisation from Danzon
Paquito D'Rivera and Mario Ismael Espinoza
Ballet Hispanico with Paquito D'Rivera at the Apollo


The first and second dance presentations were each followed by a long intermission, and the audience, which seemed to be at a big party, seemed to enjoy every social minute of the intermission. (And, indeed, as it turned out, much of the audience was there for a celebration... upstairs in a ballroom at the Apollo after the show.)

The (legendary) Apollo is a quite lovely theater, easy to get to (and park nearby) on 125 street in Harlem. (And, as noted, they can host huge receptions as well as present major stage shows.)

 
To experience the Ballet Hispanico, and the Paquito D’Rivera Ensemble, here are some interesting dates:

APRIL 8, 2013 
BALLET HISPANICO 
SPRING GALA
www.ballethispanico.org


APRIL 16-28, 2013
BALLET HISPANICO 
NEW YORK SEASON
 
THE JOYCE THEATER
www.joyce.org
www.ballethispanico.org



JANUARY 30, 2013

PAQUITO D’RIVERA ENSEMBLE

GIFT OF MUSIC BENEFIT

THURNAUER SCHOOL OF MUSIC

jccotp.org/category.aspx?catid=301


And... if you are interested in dance, you might want to check out the Dance On Camera program coming to the Film Society of Lincoln Center -- with several films on Hispanic dance...


DANCE ON CAMERA - Feb 1-5, 2013
www.dancefilms.org
http://www.filmlinc.com/daily/entry/dance-on-camera-ryan-steele-sigur-ros-dick-button
www.filmlinc.com


HERE'S MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BALLET HISPANICO
http://www.ballethispanico.org/about/history-mission


SOME MORE ABOUT PAQUITO D'RIVERA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paquito_D%27Rivera

SOME MORE ABOUT THE APOLLO THEATER
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Theater

SOME MORE ABOUT THE GIFT OF MUSIC GALA BENEFIT SERIES
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2011/02/extraordinary-musical-event-wed-feb-9.html






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Monday, December 03, 2012

 

FSLC - AN EVENING WITH TOM CRUISE & A RETROSPECTIVE



FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER

AN EVENING WITH TOM CRUISE,
CELEBRATING SOME OF HIS MOST ICONIC CHARACTERS,
CULMINATING WITH A SNEAK PREVIEW
SCREENING OF JACK REACHER

All proceeds for the screening will go to
the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 50th Anniversary Fund

The event will kick-off a career retrospective,
ALL THE RIGHT MOVES: 
THE FILMS OF TOM CRUISE
December 18-20th

Rosamund Pike and Tom Cruise
JACK REACHER
Courtesy FSLC


One of the holiday films we're most looking forward to will be Tom Cruise's new film JACK REACHERThe Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) has seized this opportunity to host An Evening with Tom Cruise, a special screening of JACK REACHER and then a retrospective of his films.  Here are some notes on this exciting program:

The Film Society of Lincoln Center will host An Evening with Tom Cruise on Monday, December 17th, taking a look at some of Cruise’s most iconic character work in a conversation with moderator and New York Film Festival Director of Programming, Kent Jones.

The event will be followed by a (well publicized) “sneak” preview screening of Cruise’s new film JACK REACHER, in which he plays a tough ex-military investigator out for justice – a character that audiences have come to love from the three-time Academy Award® nominated actor.

Tickets are $50 and $35 and all proceeds from the event will go to the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 50th Anniversary Fund, which supports the new education program and emerging filmmaker initiatives. Tickets go on sale Monday, December 10th. The event will be held at the Rose Theater, (5th floor of the Time Warner Center, Broadway and 60th street).

Visit Filmlinc.com for more information.

“Tom’s body of work is defined by the bold characters he plays so brilliantly and his collaborations with filmmaking’s most venerable directors. Tom consistently chooses smart and exciting projects and we are pleased to present audiences with a first look at his newest role, Jack Reacher,” said FSLC Executive Director Rose Kuo. “We are honored to host this exciting evening and to support our 50th anniversary fund to benefit education and emerging artists.”

An Evening with Tom Cruise will kick off a film retrospective with a selection of Cruise’s most beloved characters. The retrospective, ALL THE RIGHT MOVES: THE FILMS OF TOM CRUISE, runs December 18-20th and will include a seven-film tribute to some of his most extraordinary work: BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, JERRY MAGUIRE, THE LAST SAMURAI, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, RAIN MAN, RISKY BUSINESS and TOP GUN.

After his big screen debut in ENDLESS LOVE (1981), Cruise made such an impression on director Harold Becker in the military drama TAPS (1981) that it inspired Becker to give him a larger role in the film, that of Cadet Captain David Shawn. Cruise’s performance in TAPS effectively launched his career, leading him to be cast in Francis Ford Coppola’s THE OUTSIDERS (1983) alongside a group of celebrated young actors that collectively became known as “the brat pack”.

Since then, from his iconic slide across the floor of a suburban Chicago living room in RISKY BUSINESS (1983) to his considerably riskier footwork atop a Dubai skyscraper in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—GHOST PROTOCOL (2011), Cruise has spent a remarkable three decades as one of the world’s most popular movie stars, and one of its most adventurous and unpredictable actors.

An instant pop culture sensation for his role as the fighter pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in TOP GUN (1986), Cruise quickly cemented his serious dramatic credentials opposite Dustin Hoffman in RAIN MAN (1988) and in Oliver Stone’s BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (1989) where he earned his first Academy Award® nomination as well as a Golden Globe for Best Actor.

Cruise has since earned two more Academy Award® nominations – Best Actor for Cameron Crowe’s JERRY MAGUIRE (1996) and Best Supporting Actor for Paul Thomas Anderson’s MAGNOLIA (1999), with both films earning him Golden Globes for the critically acclaimed performances.

His career has been singular in working with the most noteworthy directors such as Coppola, Stone, Stanley Kubrick in EYES WIDE SHUT (1999), Steven Spielberg in MINORITY REPORT (2002) and WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005), and Michael Mann in COLLATERAL (2004), while breaking box-office records in blockbusters like THE LAST SAMURAI and the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE series.

Tickets for the Monday, December 17th conversation and Jack Reacher screening will be available beginning Monday, December 10th. The event will be held at the Rose Theater, on the 5th floor of the Time Warner Center (Broadway and 60th street). Tickets will be sold for $50 and $35, and all proceeds from the event will go to the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 50th Anniversary Fund, which supports the new education program and emerging filmmaker initiatives. Visit www.filmlinc.com for additional information.

A Special Two Film Package is available for the films in the retrospective, ALL THE RIGHT MOVES: THE FILMS OF TOM CRUISE, running from December 18-20th. Tickets are on sale today: visit Filmlinc.com.

All screenings will take place at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam).



Films, Descriptions & Schedule

An Evening with Tom Cruise featuring a Sneak Preview Screening of Jack Reacher

All proceeds from the event will go to the Film Society’s 50th Anniversary Fund, which supports the new education programs and emerging filmmaker initiatives. Info on the fund can be found at FilmLinc.com/50Fund.


JACK REACHER (2012) 130min
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Country: USA
From The New York Times bestselling author Lee Child comes one of the most compelling heroes to step from novel to screen—ex-military investigator Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise). When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: “Get Jack Reacher!” So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep. Written for the screen and directed by Oscar-winner Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects). Co-starring Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog, David Oyelowo and Robert Duvall!
*Mon. Dec 17, 7:00PM


BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (1989) 145min
Director: Oliver Stone
Country: USA
Cruise earned the first of three Oscar nominations for his transformative portrayal of disillusioned Vietnam vet Ron Kovic in Oliver Stone’s shattering portrait of the loss of American innocence.
*Wed. Dec 19, 9:00PM


JERRY MAGUIRE (1996) 139min
Director: Cameron Crowe
Country: USA
Cruise earned his second Best Actor Oscar nomination as the eponymous high-powered sports agent whose existential epiphany loses him all but one client (Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding, Jr.) in Cameron Crowe’s wry American success story.
*Thurs. Dec 20, 8:45PM


THE LAST SAMURAI (2003) 154min
Director: Ed Zwick
Country: USA
Ed Zwick’s visually majestic, old fashioned Hollywood epic stars Cruise as a disillusioned Civil War vet (Cruise) hired to train conscript in Japan’s first modern army, caught between the past and present of a rapidly changing nation.
*Thurs. Dec 20, 3:30PM


MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE (1996) 110min
Director: Brian De Palma
Country: USA
Finding himself the only survivor of a mission gone awry, secret agent Ethan Hunt (Cruise) must unravel the conspiracy in the film that launched the successful franchise, directed by master of suspense Brian De Palma.
*Thurs. Dec 20, 6:30PM


RAIN MAN (1988) 133min
Director: Barry Levinson
Country: USA
As a slick yuppie unexpectedly reunited with his autistic older brother (Dustin Hoffman), Cruise more than holds his own in Barry Levinson’s beloved 1988 Oscar-winner.
*Wed. Dec 19, 6:00PM


RISKY BUSINESS (1983) 98min
Director: Paul Brickman
Country: USA
When mom and dad leave town, an enterprising Chicago teen (21-year-old Cruise in his star-making role) gets in over his head with a kind-hearted prostitute (Rebecca De Mornay) in writer-director Paul Brickman’s sparkling coming-of-age comedy.
*Wed. Dec 19, 3:45PM


TOP GUN (1986) 110min
Director: Tony Scott
Country: USA
Cruise flew into the danger zone (and sent sales of Ray-Bans and leather jackets soaring) as a hotshot Navy pilot romancing his civilian instructor (Kelly McGillis) in producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott’s prototypical ‘80s blockbuster.
*Tues. Dec 18, 8:30PM



JACK REACHER - OFFICIAL SITE
http://www.jackreachermovie.com/


JACK REACHER - IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790724/


 
TOM CRUISE - Born on the 3rd of July, 50 years old. His "Official Site" is one of the best celebrity web sites around, and contains a lot of information about filmmaking in general, as well as up-to-date info on Tom. Check out the blog on the site, and its many other features. 


TOM CRUISE - OFFICIAL SITE
http://www.tomcruise.com/#/whatsnew


TOM CRUISE - WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Cruise


TOM CRUISE - IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000129/


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