Thursday, June 02, 2005


People who read my previous, now defunct blog, may remember that I ended up harping about annoying "celebrity chef" Rocco DiSpirito several times. I have a new Rocco.

There had to be a Scientology tent on the set of "War of the Worlds"??? I'm astounded that Spielberg and the studio put up with that. Guys - Tom Cruise is just. not. that. good. I wonder what the other folks working on the film thought. Imagine if your office brought in some hot shot to work on a project, but he insisted that a display on his religion be set up in the middle of your workspace. And your bosses went along with it. Majorly uncool, dude.

And now, the foolishness and weirdness that Cruise has been displaying of late could de-rail the next Mission: Impossible film. I can only imagine that JJ Abrams, who is supposed to direct the Cruise critter in this round, is none too happy with the grumbling and hesitation at Paramount.

Paramount is wondering how much Cruise's recent behavior and comments will affect the box office for War of the Worlds. In truth, it probably won't hurt it that much. There are millions of people in the United States who haven't heard a word he's said, think the "romance" with Katie girl is totally legit ('cuz they saw the looooove on Oprah), and think Scientology is a health drink. I, on the other hand, am torn. It's Spielberg, for god's sake. It's a Spielberg science fiction movie, no less - ET Goes Apeshit. I believe I am required by law to see it. Yet the Cruise factor weighs on my mind. We shall see. I remain undecided.

But I'm looking forward to Batman Begins. That I know for sure. Oh crap. Katie Holmes is in that one. Dammit! There is no escape, is there?


sweet ninja peeps said...

I think scientology is totally fascinating. If it works, that is. The idea of being a "Clear" is rockin out wicked cool! It's like being a kung fu master in a wuxia flick or something. Totally mind over matter.

Merujo said...

Aye, Sweet N. Peeps! There's the rub! If it works. I think I'd have less resistance if L. Ron Hubbard hadn't been such a hack writer. :-)

Deep down, don't we all want to be a rockin' wuxia master? (If I can't be a Chozen-ji Zen archer, that is.)

The eight characteristics of the wuxia warrior/knight-errant: altruism, justice, individualism, loyalty, courage, truthfulness, disregard for wealth and desire for glory.

You gotta love that.