Tom Cruise Tuesday! – Creator’s Corner: NevadaFighter Origins

Hi there, and welcome to another Tom Cruise Tuesday!

Of course, we all know the truth: every day is Tom Cruise Day! But Tuesday is our special day to post a little something in honor of our favorite actor. This week, we’ve decided to reveal a little more about ourselves. Step inside the minds of your hosts, and find out a little more about what Tom Cruise means to us!

Our first “Creator’s Corner” features Rosalinda (nevadafighter)! Who is Rosalinda, you ask? Here’s a little bit of basic info about the usually!silent half of Buttered Popcorn!

Full Name: Rosalinda StMatthew (aka nevadafighter, aka Rosie)
Age: As old as her tongue, and a little older than her teeth
Role at Buttered Popcorn: Technical advisor/Technical suppor, Graphic designer, Tom Cruise review planning/editing, Non-Sequitur review planning/editing, Featurette planning/editing, Time management advisor
Hobbies: reading, writing, painting, drawing, hiding from cats

Read on as I (Michelle) ask the probing questions that will show how Rosie’s love of Tom Cruise began, and how it grew to epic proportions!

Pop that popcorn and read on!

Tom Cruise Tuesday! – Character Interview: Nick Morton

Welcome to Tom Cruise Tuesday!! This is a brand new feature we’re bringing to Buttered Popcorn, and we’re SO excited to share it with you!

Of course, we all know the truth: every day is Tom Cruise Day! But we’ve chosen Tuesday as a special day where each week, we will post a little feature: trivia, pictures, or mini character studies, all honoring Tom or one of his characters.

This week, in celebration of the digital release of The Mummy, we’ve decided to feature Tom Cruise’s character from the movie, Nick Morton. We’ve invited Nick to our virtual studio to answer a few questions for us. How does that sound, Nick?

Great! Let’s get started! First, here’s a bit of basic information about Nick:

Full Name: Sgt. Nick Morton
Age: About 40-ish
Occupation: U.S. Army: Long Range Reconnaissance Expert
Hobbies: liberating precious antiquities
Friends: Vail, Jenny
Enemies: Princess Ahmanet and her zombie army, mad scientists, evil crows, gravity

Ready for our questions now, Nick?

Great! Read on to find out more about our intrepid soldier!

If you’d like detailed information about him, click below for info:

What motivates you the most?:

Nice! Who is your favorite person?:
. . . Nick Morton, of course. What kind of…

Any advice for fledgling adventurers?:
Hmm. Yes, if someone calls something a “barrier chain”, don’t break it.

Sound advice! What would you most like people to know about you?:
It was WAY MORE than fifteen seconds!

Ha, okay we’ll put it on your tombstone.

Last question! What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
What the… I have NO idea. But I know that demon crows can move pretty damn fast, does that count?

Er… sure!

Thanks for joining us, Nick! We appreciate your time, and hope to hear from you very soon!

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XD Hope you had fun! Join us again next week for another Tom Cruise Tuesday!

Here’s another picture of our featured character:

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Like to see more about Nick, and what on earth he’s talking about? Check out our full review of “The Mummy”!

In Defense of David Aames (Character Study – Vanilla Sky)

Oh, look at us doing something new! We have been toying with the idea of dedicating posts to certain characters, and we’re flexing our fingers by trying it out with David Aames! If you’re looking for our Vanilla Sky movie review, look no further! This post may or may not make more sense if you read this after you read the movie review. But it will definitely make more sense if you have seen the movie first.

Go ahead. We’ll wait.  Here’s a handy link for you:

Okay! You went? You watched the movie? Great!

Now let’s get started!

***Spoilers beyond this point!***

Pop that popcorn and read on!

Vanilla Sky

Ready to get metaphysical? Time for a wild ride, as Buttered Popcorn dives into the mysterious, exciting, poignant and disturbing world of Tom Cruise’s 2001 winter offering, Vanilla Sky

Smartass Summary: The one with the bomb soundtrack.

Slightly less smartass summary: Tom Cruise gets plastic surgery.

Ok ok, REAL summary: Guy with daddy issues learns who his true friends are.

Overall opinion:
Buttered Popcorn loves this movie! It’s full of drama, romance, and emotional intensity, and the plot has twists and turns that will make your jaw drop. You’re invited to follow David Aames (Jr.) through his “brilliant journey of self awakening”, during which he learns much – about himself, about his friends, about the nature of life and death. And it’s all framed by visually stunning scenes and absolutely amazing music! In other words – watch it!

Go ahead… We’ll wait. Here’s a handy link for you.

Seriously, because we’re gonna spoil it soon, so if you haven’t watched it yet, go on over, grab the movie and watch away.

Done? Great! Now, let’s get started!

***Spoilers beyond this point!***

Melt that butter and read on!

Jack Reacher

We were in a Reacher-y mood, so we decided to stick with him! Time to tackle the first installment of the Reacher film franchise – Jack Reacher, based on the Lee Child book Oneshot.

Smartass Summary: The one from those books!

Slightly less smartass summary: Guy tries to keep a promise, but lady lawyer distracts him.

Ok ok, REAL summary: Bad guys commit multiple murders, good guy commits multiple murders back. But it’s okay because it’s for JUSTICE.

Overall opinion:
Buttered Popcorn likes this movie a lot! There’s plenty of action, plenty of humor, and lots of kickass ass-kicking! (Did you see what we did there?) There’s a mystery to be solved, and that keeps us interested, waiting to see what’s next. But most of all, the bad guys get theirs, and the good guys don’t pull their punches. In other words – it’s great!

Haven’t seen this movie recently? Fix that, STAT! Click the image below for more information.

Now, let’s get started!

***Spoilers beyond this point!***

Pop that popcorn and read on!

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back has recently come out on BluRay and DVD!  We loved it in theaters (of course), and it was great seeing it again in the comfort of our own home.  We hope you’ll enjoy reading our true and correct opinions on this flick.

Smartass Summary: The second one from those books!

Slightly less smartass summary: Guy tries to make it with a chick, but work interferes.

Ok ok, REAL summary:Bad guys try to kill the good guys, but somewhat ruthless hero gets the bad guys instead.

Overall opinion:
Buttered Popcorn likes this movie a lot! There’s plenty of action and adventure, with a nice balance of humor and a touch of tender feelings. One of the talking points of the movie is that we will get to see a different side of Reacher, and we do. But never fear! He’s still the hard-hitting badass that we fell in love with in the first Reacher movie, and there’s plenty of bone-crushing, jaw-breaking fighting to feed your Reacher needs!

***Spoilers beyond this point!***

Melt that butter and read on!

American Made – Preview

Tom Cruise’s next contribution to the movie-going public will be American Made. We at Buttered Popcorn are SO excited about the upcoming release that we are doing something new!   Okay, okay, everything we do is new, we’ve been open all of 24-hours, but you know what we mean.  We’re going to do a Movie Preview – a discussion of the trailer, and why we’re so excited for this new film.

Pop that popcorn and read on!

The Mummy (2017)

Welcome to Buttered Popcorn! Our first review is for Tom’s latest blockbuster, The Mummy (2017). We had a great time watching this flick in theaters (several times), and we can’t wait to share our true and correct opinions with the world!

Smartass Summary: The OTHER OTHER one with the airplane stunt.

Slightly less smartass summary: A guy gets two girlfriends, but would rather be rich and single.

Ok ok, REAL summary: Bad guy tries to take over the world, unlikely hero saves the world instead.

Overall opinion:
Buttered Popcorn likes this movie a lot!  It has action, humor, seat-jumping “scares”, and it even takes on themes of good and evil, life and death, love and sacrifice.  In fact, there are so many feelings in this movie, we think some people might have a hard time holding them all in at the same time.  But that’s okay!  At Buttered Popcorn, we love complexity, and we aren’t scared to cry and laugh and hide our faces in the same theater session!

Haven’t seen this movie recently? Fix that, STAT! Click the link below for more information.

Now let’s get started!

***Spoilers highly likely beyond this point!***

Melt that butter and read on!

What are we doing here?

I just love making movies.  I love to entertain an audience.  ~ Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise loves to entertain us, and we at Buttered Popcorn love to be entertained!

Once upon a time (last week), I took a look at the decades-long catalog of Tom Cruise movies, and realized – if you watched one Tom Cruise movie per week, it would take over nine months to watch them all.  A friend dared me to do just that, and I decided to do it!  Sort of!

Buttered Popcorn loves to savor Tom Cruise.  We love to watch the same Tom Cruise movie 142 times in a row, and devour every image, every line, every single sound of the film, and cry over every perfect little piece.  We know ourselves, and we will not stick to one movie a week, so we won’t even lie like that.  But we will be reviewing every single Tom Cruise movie we can find!  And after we cover every Tom Cruise movie, we might even review someone else’s film.  Maybe.  (Seriously, at the rate he’s going, by the time we finish reviewing everything up to the time of writing, he’ll have about 20 more movies for us to chew on, so… we won’t hold our breath.)

Join us for some fun movie talk, pictures, and whatever else we can throw up here as we celebrate the work of an icon!  Pop that popcorn, melt that butter, and let’s have some fun!