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I Can’t Disagree With Tom Cruise

For months, we have been warned that Covid-19 is a dangerous airborne disease. As of today, 309,000 Americans have lost their lives.

On the set of Mission: Impossible 7, star Tom Cruise reemed out two crew members for ignoring the social distancing measures.

Warning: the audio contains bleeped out expletives.

To be completely honest, he is not the reason that I go out to the movie theater (when they were open). The last movie of his that I saw was A Few Good Men.

All of that aside, I can’t disagree with him. There are thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of people whose salaries come from the making of movies and television shows. Frankly, given the current economic climate, those of us who are still employed and earning a decent salary should not be looking a gift horse in the mouth. If keeping that job and that paycheck means abiding by the recommendations, I would rather make those adjustments than be out of work.

Some of those responding to the recording said that Cruise could have made his point without cursing. Honestly, if I was in his shoes, I would have dropped a few f-bombs of my own.

If we are to defeat this virus and return to a state of semi-normalcy, we need to take it seriously. Unfortunately, there are some people who have to learn the hard way.

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Flashback Friday- A Few Good Men (1992)

You know that a movie is iconic when audiences know it by a single line, regardless of if they have seen the movie or not.

In A Few Good Men (1992), Lt. Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) is a military lawyer who has yet to work inside of a courtroom. His newest case is to defend two marines accused of killing a fellow Marine. Working with Lt. Cdr Joanne Galloway (Demi Moore), Daniel is initially uncaring about his case, but will quickly change his mind. Then comes the dramatic courtroom conflict with Colonel Nathan R. Jessup (Jack Nicholson). Will Daniel be able to prove innocence or did those men really kill their brother marine?

Normally, I am not a fan of Tom Cruise. But this movie is nothing short of fantastic. It hooks the audience quickly and does not let go until the very end.

I absolutely recommend it.

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