Tom Cruise wants a piece of Tarantino’s tenth and (supposedly) final movie, The Movie Critic.

Reports from The InSeider are saying that Cruise is so keen to be part of Quentin’s swan song that he is actively rearranging his schedule. Mission: Impossible 8 is keeping The Cruisinator busy throughout 2024 which is the reason he can’t take a bigger role in The Movie Critic but he’s more than happy to have a small role or even a cameo.

Tarantino and Cruise have made no secret of their admiration for one another and Quintin even tried getting Tom to star in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood but once again, scheduling conflicts put paid to that.


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The Movie Critic

The Movie Critic takes place in California in 1977 and is based on a guy who really lived, but was never famous, and he used to write movie reviews for a porno rag.

Tarantino explained the movie to Deadline back in May:

“He (the movie critic) wrote about mainstream movies and he was the second-string critic. I think he was a very good critic. He was as cynical as hell. His reviews were a cross between early Howard Stern and what Travis Bickle [Robert DeNiro’s character in Taxi Driver] might be if he were a film critic.


But the porno rag critic was very, very funny. He was very rude, you know. He cursed. He used racial slurs. But his shit was really funny. He was as rude as hell.”

I can relate.




Tomas vs Bradley

If this works out, would we finally get to see Cruise with Brad Pitt on screen together for the first time since Interview With The Vampire back in 1994? There have been rumors that these two don’t see eye to eye and many shit stirrers in the press making more of it than it is.

Brad has gone on record saying that it’s nothing more than a clash of personalities when they were filming Interview and said there is no problem:

“You gotta understand, Tom and I are… we walk in different directions. He’s the North Pole. I’m South. He’s coming at you with a handshake where I may bump into you, I may not, you know?”


“I always thought there was this underlying competition that got in the way of any real conversation. It wasn’t nasty by any means, not at all. But it was just there and it bugged me a bit. But I’ll tell you, he catches a lot of s**t because he’s on top, but he’s a good actor and he advances in the film. He did it. I mean, you have to respect that.”


Cruise Pitt

“Say “no homo” mother fucker!”


So there you have it. No issues between two Hollywood A-Listers and it’s nothing more than the fact they aren’t BFFs. I love Interview With The Vampire, it’s in my top 10 favourite movies ever, so to see these two ex-vampires (who definitely weren’t gay), on the screen again would be awesome.

I like Tom, I like Brad, I like Quintin and I like 99% of all their movies. The Movie Critic is scheduled for release in 2025, and providing WWIII doesn’t break out between now and then, I will be seated… as the cool kids say.


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