Throwback Thursday is a weekly update that we do here on Caught on Set. Every Thursday we post pictures from the set of a movie you haven’t seen in a while, or possibly ever.
Today we take a look at a film that is not only a cinema classic, but also a literary one as well. The Outsiders is an amazing book and movie. I don't even like books, or reading for that matter, and I loved this story. If you've never seen this movie, or read the book you have to go and do both now. Right now. Go ahead, I'll wait...You loved it didn't you?
I can explain how awesome this movie without any descriptive words. Here's all you need to know about it. Novel written by S.E. Hinton. Movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Starring C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise and Diane Lane. If those names don't sell you on how great this movie is, I don't know what to tell you. Actually I was going to have you read a review of the movie, but it turns out that Roger Ebert didn't think to highly of it. So do your own research or just take my word for it and watch the damn movie.
Tom Cruise looked very happy on the set of Oblivion with his stunning Ukrainian costar Olga Kurylenko, with whom he shared a passionate moment locking lips with on set. The two were very chummy together, laughing and flirting.
Is Cruise mixing business with pleasure and trying to find his rebound chick while on the job? Or is he just trying to pretend that he isn't completely miserable after Katie Holmes left him and took Suri with her? I'm just going to say yes and you can decide which one sounds the best to you. I'd like to think he is moving on from Holmes and moving on up to Kurylenko. That's what Jerry Maguire would do.
Just days after his divorce to Katie Holmes was settled Tom Cruise was back at work. On July 11th Tom Cruise was spotted firing a weapon on the set of Oblivion in June Lake, CA. Unfortunately for Cruise he may end up in court after all. From Ibtimes.com:
"Within days of reaching an amicable divorce settlement with Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise again seems to be hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
An article published in The Hollywood Reporter July 11 cites how the actor's attorney has threatened to sue American Media Inc, the parent company of National Enquirer that carried a report stating that it had the details of Cruise's split with Katie Holmes."
That sucks for Cruise. Not only did he have to deal with all the drama of getting a divorce, but now he has to deal with rumors about him being a "monster". If I were going through what he has to deal with right now, I would want to go back to work also. Fo Sho. Again, that sucks for him man.
Tom Cruise and Olga Kurylenko shoot scenes for the film, Oblivion, near the Empire State Building in New York City on June 12th. Cruise was recently given an amazing honor by the Friars Club in New York. From SFGate.com:
"The Friars Club, best known for searing celebrity roasts, held the insults when it toasted Tom Cruise.
The actor received the fourth ever Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award on Tuesday night, placing him in the same company as Douglas Fairbanks, Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra.
"After my first film I remember thinking I just wanted the opportunity to do it again. And I didn't know whether I was going to have it again and so to be doing this now; it's kind of amazing to me," he said on the red carpet."
That is an incredible award to receive. The fact that only three people before you have ever been honored in the same way makes it incredible by itself, but then after you take a look at who the three were and it's even more amazing. Fairbanks, Grant and Sinatra are all truly "Icons" of the entertainment industry. Congratulations to you Tom Cruise, you are in amazing company!
“A Look Back” is a series of posts we here at Caughtonset.com feature weekly. It’s as simple as the title makes it sound. Each Friday we will take “A Look Back” to the set of a newly released film.Look at pictures from the set today, then watch the movie tonight.
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Tom Cruise and even Katy Perry were caught on set of Rock of Ages while it was being filmed last Summer. The '80s themed musical, which was directed by Adam Shankman (Hairspray) and also stars Alec Baldwin and Bryan Cranston hits theaters this weekend. Does this flashback in time have enough to take the number one spot at the box office this weekend? Not according to Ray Subers from boxofficemojo.com:
"The box office gets a heavy dose of 80s nostalgia this weekend thanks to musical Rock of Ages, which utilizes 80s rock tunes for all of its songs, and R-rated comedy That's My Boy, which finds Adam Sandler sporting an 80s mullet. This isn't the first time that a June weekend has harkened back to that decade: in 2010, The Karate Kid remake and The A-Team adaptation opened to a combined $81 million. There's virtually no chance that Rock of Ages and That's My Boy deliver a similar result, and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted will likely hold on to first place."
Madagascar 3 was the surprises winner last weekend, knocking off Ridley Scott's Prometheus, and it doesn't seem to have slowed too much over its first week in theaters. Subers is projecting Rock of Ages to finish in second this weekend at $28.6 million, behind only Madagascar 3 which he projects to drop 44% to $33.8 million. There is lots to choose from this weekend, animated family movie, R-rated comedy or 1980's musical. I don't think I can choose between all these great offerings, I might just have to see more than one.
Which movie are you going to see this weekend? Let us know in the comments section.
Tom Cruise and Olga Kurylenko were spotted filming their new movie Oblivion on June 12th in New York City. The movie is based on the comic book by Arvid Nelson and Joseph Kosinski of the same name. Kosinski will also take his second shot as a director after 2010's TRON: Legacy. From comicbookmovie.com:
"Oblivion is based on Kosisnski's graphic novel of the same name and focuses on the last man (Cruise) on a post-apocalyptic Earth, who stays behind to repair ships that hunt down and blast a virulent alien species. Michael Arndt is currently working on script re-writes that had earlier drafts by William Monahan and Karl Gajdusek. Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark are producing through Chernin Entertainment along with Barry Levine and Kosinski."
Based on a comic book? Check. Post-apocalyptic Earth? Check. Tom Cruise? Check. A whole lot of other great actors (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Morgan Freeman, Zoe Bell and Melissa Leo)? Check. This sounds like my kind of movie. The release date is currently set for April 26, 2013.