Tom Cruise Tuesday! Character Interview: Lestat de Lioncourt

It’s Tom Cruise Tuesday!! Time for our favorite day of the week – the special day where we take a little extra time to celebrate Tom Cruise! Of course, every day is a Tom Cruise Day at Buttered Popcorn, but you know what we mean!

Just a few days ago, it was Friday the 13th. Almost like pre-Halloween, right? 😀 In honor of that spooky day, we’ve decided to interview one of Tom’s spookiest characters: Lestat de Lioncourt!

How do you feel about that, Lestat?

We thought you might like that. Here’s a chance to tell your side of the story!

Yes, everyone’s always talking to Louis. He knows nothing.

Well, we haven’t exactly started the interview yet, Mr.-


Okay! Why don’t we tell everybody a little bit about you, to start off?

Okay, great!! ::sweats:: Let’s take a look:

Full Name: Lestat de Lioncourt
Age: About 259
Occupation: Aristocrat
Hobbies: piano, horse riding, creating underage vampires for personal gain
Friends: Louis de Pointe du Lac, Claudia, Armand, Lestat de Lioncourt
Enemies: Louis de Pointe du Lac, Claudia, Armand, Lestat de Lioncourt

Ready for our questions now, sir?


Great! Read on to find out more about our distinguished guest!

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Tom Cruise Tuesday! – Picspam: Tom and his fans

Today is a very special Tom Cruise Tuesday! It just so happens that Friday was October 6th, and October 6th was declared Tom Cruise Day in Japan! We’re celebrating today! Partly because it’s Tom Cruise Tuesday, and partly because we forgot that Wikipedia has the date wrong! XD

Yes, that’s right! Tom has his own national holiday in Japan, and has had one for eleven years now. Tom was awarded this high honor because he had visited Japan more than any other Western actor, and for his love and respect for the country. According to Hollywood.com’s article on the subject, his Last Samurai grossed $117 million more in Japan than it did in the United States.

Japan loves Tom! (Because they have good taste, people!) And Tom loves Japan right back. In fact, Tom loves all his fans! He loves them enough to spend hours signing autographs and taking pictures at red carpet events. So, in honor of Tom Cruise Day, we’re going to highlight Tom’s love for his fan base with a little picspam of Tom spending time with his fans! We’re not jealous. Seriously. Not jealous at all.

Here’s one of our favorites to start us off!

I feel you, little man. I feel your enthusiasm, and I’m NOT JEALOUS AT ALL.

Read on for more pictures of some very lucky people!

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The Real Reason Critics Love “American Made”

So! Wanna hear our theory on why American Made is killing it in theaters, while all the critics are acting like Tom hasn’t made a good movie in years?

Of course you do.

Ready?

Wait for it…

Waaaaaaaait for it…

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Tom Cruise Tuesday: First Impressions – American Made

Happy Tom Cruise Tuesday!!!

Today, we’re going to show some love for Tom Cruise by discussing our first impressions of Tom’s latest release: American Made!

This won’t be an “official” review, we will be doing a full review after we have watched the film a few more times. But we want to share our initial thoughts with you.

Needless to say – we loved it! Audiences in most of the world have been raving about the movie for weeks, and we FINALLY got a chance to see it! OBVIOUSLY, we agree, the movie is amazing! It made us laugh, cry, and think deep thoughts, which is pretty fantastic. We can’t say much more without spoilers, so read on for more of our first impressions!

***Spoilers beyond this point!***



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Tom Cruise Tuesday! – Trivia Time: American Made

Happy Tom Cruise Tuesday!!!

This week, with just three days left before we in the USA can finally enjoy “American Made”, we thought we’d present a little trivia from the movie. There have been several interviews and articles floating around in the wake of the movie’s UK release, and we’d like to share a few choice tidbits from from all the info we’ve been obsessively devouring looking over in the last few weeks.

Dig in to some fun facts below!

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

Welcome to another Tom Cruise Tuesday!

This week, we present another “Creator’s Corner”! Step inside the minds of your hosts, and find out a little more about what Tom Cruise means to us!

This week’s “Creator’s Corner” features Michelle (infiniterider)! Who is Michelle, you ask? Here’s a little bit of basic info about the usually!talkative half of Buttered Popcorn!

Full Name: Michelle Perry (aka infiniterider, aka Michie)
Age: As old as her tongue, and a little older than her teeth
Role at Buttered Popcorn: Tom Cruise review planning/writing, Non-sequitur review planning/writing, Featurette planning/writing, Social media management, Advertising research/management
Hobbies: reading, writing, calligraph-ing, hiding from cats

Read on as Michelle answers the probing questions that will show how her love of Tom Cruise became a borderline obsession! (Heh, did we say borderline?)

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Collateral

Tom Cruise almost always plays the hero in his films. Even when he’s an anti-hero, like in “Jack Reacher”, we’re still rooting for him to win. Buttered Popcorn can’t wait to dig into one of the rare films where Tom Cruise plays the unequivocal villain. Join us for a look into the wild ride that is Tom Cruise’s 2006 summer offering: Collateral.

Smartass Summary: The story of four people who should have stayed in bed.

Slightly less smartass summary: A nihilist and a moralist walk into a bar…

Ok ok, REAL summary: Man tries to live his life like a normal person, but fate, and a sociopath on a mission, have other plans.

Overall opinion:
Buttered Popcorn loves this movie! It’s a wild ride through a wild night, filled with tension, action, and (believe it or not) humorous moments. The movie starts out in a sneaky way, just a casual little ride through the Los Angeles cityscape.  But when the action hits, it hits with a crash! The suspense, the intensity, and the insights into the philosophy of the two main characters draw us in and keep us excited to see more.

If you haven’t seen the movie, check it out below! If you’re anything like Buttered Popcorn, you won’t regret it.

***Spoilers beyond this point!***



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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!

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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!

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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.

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

***Spoilers beyond this point! In fact, the spoilers are so spoilery that we’re actually putting in a read-more!***

Last chance:

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