Becoming The Next Tom Cruise: A Battle Plan for Zac Efron

by Mindy Monez April 23, 2009 4:11 pm
Becoming The Next Tom Cruise: A Battle Plan for Zac Efron

Have you noticed this? In the midst of all the 17 Again success, that little powerhouse of sweepy do's and fake varsity basketball production numbers, Zac Efron has been getting compared to a young Tom Cruise a lot this month. I guess it makes sense? When Tom Cruise was 21, he was also very pretty and famous, so it makes total sense to compare the two, because 1) no one other than Tom Cruise has ever exhibited those two characteristics, and 2) it's not like calling someone "the next Tom Cruise" has any negative and/or terrifying connotations or anything, media. It makes perfect sense! Excellent work. Anyway, apparently they mean it as a compliment, because Tom Cruise is quite successful, busy and wealthy, despite all his bad personal press, and I say there's no reason the same can't be true for Zefron. Here are a few ridiculous steps in the shadow of Cruise for him to follow. (Note to Zefron: I love you, so please, for the love of god, don't do any of these things.) And a 5, 6, 7, 8!

So Who’s Going to Replace Zac Efron in Footloose?

by Mindy Monez March 24, 2009 11:15 am
So Who’s Going to Replace Zac Efron in <I>Footloose</I>? Obviously, no one needs a remake of Footloose. But since Hollywood hates us all and insists on going ahead with this flushing-cash-down-the-toilet project, the least they could do is keep their casting appropriate. That was the case up until yesterday, when it was announced that Zac Efron apparently figured out what a bad idea a Footloose remake is, for both his career and for the world, and dropped the hell out of it. So who's going to replace him as Kevin Bacon 2.0? Here are some people.

I Want My DVD: Tuesday, August 28, 2012

by Ethan Alter August 28, 2012 6:00 am
I Want My DVD: Tuesday, August 28, 2012

You sunk Tim Riggins's battleship!

The Lorax: Who’ll Speak for the Trees?

by Ethan Alter March 2, 2012 6:00 am
<i>The Lorax</i>: Who’ll Speak for the Trees?

In the interest of lending some Seussian-style optimism to this discussion of The Lorax, Hollywood's latest attempt to translate the good doctor's groundbreaking work to the big screen, here are some things that the new animated adaptation of his 1971 environmental parable is better than:

Indie Snapshot: <i>The Paperboy</i>, <i>Butter</i>, <i>The Oranges</i>, <I>Wuthering Heights</i>

Nicole Kidman gets an extreme makeover in the ridiculous potboiler The Paperboy. Also, our takes on Butter, The Oranges and Wuthering Heights.

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