Conservative dad Tom Cruise will save you
Great piece for your Pomocon guest-post debut!
Eyes wide shut!
I agree with Carl, Tom Cruise is not what I look for when I think Gen X or other things.
His story is funnier than anyone else's in his generation, because he cared more about cinema in a sense--he worked with every important director of his time. Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Brian De Palma, Kubrick, Oliver Stone, Spielberg, Paul Thomas Anderson, Michael Mann, John Woo, Robert Redford, you name it... Even less important directors, Barry Levinson, Ron Howard, Rob Reiner, Neil Jordan, Cameron Crowe, Ed Zwick, James Mangold, Bryan Singer, Chris McQuarrie, J.J. Abrams the list goes on... Most of the time, though, especially with the impressive directors, the movies are underwhelming!
De Palma, too, M:I! Wonderful-
I'm a fan of the John Woo M:I-2, myself. Action Hitchcock: Opening sequence is a pastiche on Notorious, closing sequence on North by Northwest!