Separate the Movies from the Books

That is Tom Cruise playing Jack Reacher, the character in my favorite series of books. Here is what Jack Reacher looks like in the books:

Name: Jack Reacher (no middle name)
Born: October 29th
Measurements: 6’5″, 220-250 lbs., 50″ chest
Hair: Dirty-blond
Eyes: Ice blue
Clothing: 3XLT coat, 95 cm. pants’ inseam

Other than that, Reacher owns almost nothing and doesn’t like to drive. Definitely doesn’t wear fancy clothes. Definitely would not have to budge even 0.1″ trying to hold on to random dude.

Reacher is a “wall of muscle”. Tom cruise on the other hand is shorter than me. I completely forgot about this announcement from a few months ago until I saw the trailer which reminded me again of the absurdity of the casting.

Couldn’t they just get The Rock?

I guess I have to keep my book life separate from my movie life. Try hard to imagine the movie as completely separate from the books.

If you are a Reacher fan disappointed by Tom Cruise being Reacher and laughing at the stupid camera angles in the trailer, here is a youtube comment that sums everything up:

“Tom cruise play jack reacher is like a black midget play Thor”

P.S. Here is a picture of The Rock (Reacher height exactly) next to Mark Wahlberg, who apparently is the same height as Tom Cruise (according to Google):


Upcoming Movie Trailers (rest of 2009)

Here are trailers for movies coming soon that I want to see. I’ll wait for them to come on DVD/BluRay but for moviegoers, here are a lot of trailers in one place.

The Box

The Fourth Kind

The Men Who Stare at Goats


Planet 51

Twilight: New Moon

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Old Dogs


Avatar (Teaser Trailer)

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Sherlock Holmes

I’ll keep making more posts with more trailers as the weeks go by. Until then enjoy 🙂

2008 Movie Release Dates

I couldn’t find an online source that would give me a 2008 movie release calendar on one page or conveniently organized so I created my own here:
2008 Movie Release Calendar

I’ve also created a 2009 Movie Release Calendar and will update it as and when I have more information.

Feel free to email me corrections/updates at [email protected]

Hurray Hollywood!

Hollywood is turning every cartoon I watched in my childhood into a movie. This year was Transformers. Coming next year? is Voltron and in 2010 – Thundercats. If they are even half as good as the Transformers movie, I’ll be pleased. And in between those in 2009 is the Transformers sequel and a new He-Man movie – Masters of the Universe.

Now hoping for cheap Dual-Format HD players that can play both Blue-Ray and HD-DVD. Let’s see what comes up this holiday season.