I think it’s pretty apparent that Tom Cruise is nuts. You don’t need me to tell you that, what you do need is a way to cause him some pain. No, I don’t mean physical pain, I mean pocket pain.
He’s so desperate for this film to be successful that he’s even trying to buddy up to Matt Lauer. Remember that psychiatry versus Scientology interview?
Desperate to be able to sell his movie “Valkyrie” when it comes out on Christmas Day, Cruise made a rare appearance at Friday’s Friars Club roast of the “Today” show’s Matt Lauer.
Remember: In 2006, Cruise had a bitter moment with Lauer on NBC’s “Today” about Scientology and the evils of psychiatry. It happened during the promotion of “Mission Impossible 3.” In that live interview, Cruise called Lauer “glib” and famously told him he knew nothing about the history of psychiatry.
Subsequently, Cruise lost his standing at Paramount Pictures and, to some extent, his career. He’s now on the hook for over $100 million with “Valkyrie,” a movie in which he plays the real-life failed assassin of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany. The film has caused the collapse of Cruise’s longtime business partnership with producer Paula Wagner and could end the short run of the revived United Artists, an offshoot of MGM.
Since Cruise is personally on the hook for $100 mil for his new film, don’t go see it. Just skip it. And don’t rent the DVD or catch it OnDemand. Never, ever watch it.
I’ll never see the movie and you shouldn’t either.