Contrary to popular opinion I do not read Weekly World News. Nor do I read People or watch Oprah. Nevertheless, it’s my humble uninformed professional opinion that Tom Cruise is in the manic phase of a bi-polar disorder. (I did get a glimpse of him jumping on somebody’s furniture and telling Matt Lauer that he, Tom, knew the history of psychiatry and Matt Lauer did not.) The thing is, we put these folks on a pedestal and forget that they’re just as entitled as you and I to be wacko AND opinionated.
That being said go see War of the Worlds. Face it, the guy can act. And Steven Spielberg does aliens better than anybody. And Orson Wells wrote a good story.
This movie was so much fun I couldn’t believe it. Someone gave it a crummy review because it was "too implausible." Hello? It’s science fiction. It’s a movie. Hurray for Hollywood! This is great stuff. Dakota Fanning is the daughter and she’s such a fine young actress. Special Effects: Incredible. Tension: Builds every step of the way. Terror: over the top intense in that suspended reality kind of way.
When T.D. was seven she was reading away and she took a young adult version of War of the Worlds to the cottage with us on vacation. I remember the cover had a painting of the tripod "ships" on it that was the epitome of what you would conjure up as malevolence from outer space. I think Spielberg must have used that painting as his model.
When I go to the movies- rarely- it’s either for something that’s important like Fog of War or pure entertainment. This is great entertainment; absolutely pure nonstop scary eye candy. We came out of the film to eery thunder and lightening skies. Go see the movie and you’ll know why that had us ducking all the way to the car.
Law of Close Encounters :
The probability of meeting someone you know increases when you are with someone you don’t want to be seen with.
Tomorrow I will post the infamous 4th of July Molasses Cookie Recipe along with more of my medical history and possibly a bit on why I don’t believe in psychotherapy even though I’m not into Scientology and I am a psychotherapist.