Daily Archives: July 3, 2013

Happy Birthday to Tom Cruise


Tom Cruise

Happy Birthday to Tom Cruise!  The outstanding actor turns 51 years old today.

Cruise is one of the greatest actors of our time.  Some don’t like him because of his views.  I try not to judge.  His films speak for themselves.  The guy can act.

13 Best Tom Cruise Movies (in no particular order):

The Last Samurai Poster 2

The Last Samurai (2003)

Collateral Poster

Collateral (2004)

Valkyrie Poster 2

Valkyrie (2008)

Vanilla Sky Poster

Vanilla Sky (2001)

Days of Thunder Poster

Days of Thunder (1990)

The Color of Money Poster

The Color of Money (1986)

Jack Reacher (2012)

Oblivion (2013)

Top Gun Poster

Top Gun (1986)

Minority Report Poster

Minority Report (2002)

Rain Man Poster

Rain Man (1988)

Eyes Wide Shut Poster

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Mission Impossible PosterMission Impossible 3 PosterMission Impossible Ghost Protocol Poster

Mission: Impossible (1996), Mission: Impossible III (2006), and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)

There are plenty of other Cruise films that could have been on this list, but these are just my favorites.

6 Souls (2009)


6 Souls poster

6 Souls (2009)

When I first watched the preview for 6 Souls (2009), I wondered why the film had not been released yet in the U.S.  It was completed in 2009 and released in the UK in 2010.  Finally, 3 years later, as far as I know it went straight to DVD in the U.S.  I was curious as to why they would wait so long to release a movie that didn’t look half bad.  It looked creepy.  It got my attention.  I was intrigued.  Why was it withheld from release for so long?

My hypothesis at the time and I quote, “There has got to be something wrong with this movie otherwise you would think that it would have been released 3 years ago.”

6 Souls Psychiatrists and Patient

6 Souls is about a psychiatrist (Julianne Moore) who assists her father (Jeffrey DeMunn) who is also a psychiatrist, with one of his patients (Jonathan Rhys Meyers).  The patient has a sort of multiple personality disorder.  She figures out that each of this man’s personalities is a murder victim.  After further investigation, things get more complicated and more dangerous.

6 Souls Meyers Shadowy

The movie is written by Michael Cooney and directed by Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein.

The rest of the notable cast includes Frances Conroy, Nathan Corddry, Brooklynn Proulx, and Brian Anthony Wilson.

Well my friends, I am here to tell you why the film was withheld from release for so long.  It was half bad.  And it was the second half to be exact.  The first half of the film was actually pretty decent.  I was hopeful that I might actually enjoy this horror movie because for me that is a very rare thing.  But alas, the story took a turn for the worse midway through and I was left suffering through the second half of the film.  I stuck with it though so that I could pass the word along.  6 Souls is not worth wasting your time watching.

6 Souls Meyers Moore

Julianne Moore played her character convincingly and helped make the first half of the film enjoyable.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers also was entertaining, at least for a little while.

6 Souls Meyers Neck

After the story fell apart and
went tumbling down, there was no amount of acting that could save it.  The movie achieved setting itself up to be eerie, but never quite made it there.

I rate this movie a 3 on a scale of 1-10.

Buy, rent, or run?  Run.