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Below are links to Tom’s full appearance on CTV’s e-talk Live. Enjoy and check back later to see them in our media vault!! {nl}{nl}Part 1{nl}Part 2{nl}Part 3{nl}Part 4{nl}Part 5{nl}

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{nl}I’m going to be honest. I’ve never been a big fan of director Bryan Singer’s work. In my opinion, “The Usual Suspects” has always been overrated; let’s not even go there on “Apt Pupil”; “X-Men” is a disappointing and uneven kickoff for a fan of the comic books; and “Superman Returns”? Well, public opinion has turned quite dramatically on that one in subsequent viewings. That said, I always thought Singer showed flashes of true talent along the way. In particular, he accomplished a rare feat with “X2″ by delivering a sequel substantially better than the original. Therefore, considering the red flags and industry scuttlebutt on his Tom Cruise thriller “Valkyrie,” it’s a pleasure to reveal it may be Singer’s best directorial effort yet. Based on the true story of a last-ditch conspiracy to assassinate Hitler before the Allies invaded Europe on D-Day, “Valkyrie” finds Tom Cruise as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, a wounded officer who ends up spearheading a campaign to kill the Fuhrer. Key to their plan was enacting an existing order, Valkyrie, which would activate Berlin’s “reserve” army. The nationalists would use these soldiers to take the capital out of the remaining Nazi party leaders’ hands. A truce with the Allies, shutting down the concentration camps, and restoring the country’s honor would surely follow. As history has shown us, the film doesn’t have a happy ending. However, Singer noted during an interview a few weeks ago that he was drawn to the project by that particular challenge. “Being true to the heroism of what they did gives what they did meaning, so that although it doesn’t end well for them, it’s not a total bummer,” Singer says. “There is some sense of hope from it.” Staying historically accurate also generated ingenuity because the point was to make a driving thriller, not a movie with a bunch of old men sitting in rooms talking about conspiracy details. Bluntly, Singer admits, “Usually these films about the Third Reich or films about the Second World War — Hitler is always in the distance. And [here] we get our own character in his face and we get moments in history that actually occurred and played out.” And while the director had a strong script, lots of research, and a German crew behind him, he compares the inherent challenges to a scenario in which “a group of German filmmakers came here to make a film about Paul Revere or George Washington and someone like that.” Singer clearly has a lot of admiration for his leading man’s commitment to the filmmaking process. With films by Spielberg, Kubrick, Scorsese, Scott and Mann on his resume, Cruise has shown his dedication to the craft. However, there was one moment where Cruise, in his role as the studio head of United Artists, overshadowed Cruise the actor. During a scene, word came down that the production was close to going over budget. Cruise instructed filming to stop. Taking a moment for a private sidebar, Singer recalls, “We had a moment where we talked about how there was no more money and we just had to get it, and I was like, ‘Yeah, I know, I know.’ And it was kind of funny because the movie was pretty much on time and the budget had increased a bit because of the period aspect and the shift of the Euro, and I ended up saving a few days at the end. But this moment was the only moment where he was just like, ‘There’s just no more money.’ And I actually smiled, because there is [Tom] the studio head.” Lastly, the filmmaker admits he wasn’t prepared for the reaction of industry professionals who bought into the negative hype surrounding the picture and who have now embraced it. Singer insists that he so isolates himself during production that he was mostly unaware of the now unfounded criticisms of the film. “When the release dates moved, for instance, I understood why they moved, but was ultimately pleased they moved back to Christmas,” Singer says. “I’m only now realizing when I’m talking to people that there was a lot more controversy than perhaps I was aware of.” But Singer adds, “I am relieved. I am very proud of it.” As he should be. “Valkyrie” opens nationwide on Dec. 25.{nl}Source:  MSN Movies 

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{nl}Tom Cruise has a lot to celebrate. This month his wife, Katie Holmes, turns 30; daughter Bella turns 16; son Connor, 13, is making his film debut with a small role opposite Dad’s pal Will Smith in the drama Seven Pounds; and Cruise’s new movie, Valkyrie, hits theaters. Also, this year daughter Suri turned 2. And Cruise himself marked his 25th year as a movie star. At 46, Cruise is striking

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{nl} {nl}… and mega movie star Cruise gives it his best shot in Nazi-era thriller, Valkyrie.{nl} {nl}Tom Cruise wants to please audiences. And he says his new movie, Valkyrie, fits the “adrenaline, palm-sweating, edge-of-your-seat” bill because, as he put it yesterday, “Who doesn’t want to kill Hitler?”{nl}{nl}The quip is instantly followed by that raucous laugh that every comic actor worth his salt has worked into his Tom Cruise impression.{nl}”I mean, I’m sorry, but who doesn’t want that shot, man? Even just to feel that?”{nl}Cruise has an interesting sense of humour, this billion-dollar box-office man. Yesterday, the 46-year-old was on the second leg of a two-day promotional stay in Toronto — a city with which he’s quite familiar, having filmed Cocktail here and amassed plenty of night-flight hours for his pilot’s licence at Toronto Island Airport while then-wife Nicole Kidman was shooting To Die For.{nl}He was still in an ebullient mood yesterday promoting Valkyrie, Bryan Singer’s film about German Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, the man who came closest to assassinating Adolf Hitler before the fall of the Third Reich during the Second World War. It was Stauffenberg who led a complex coup for the aftermath, whose intention was to frame the SS and Gestapo and set up a provisional German army.{nl}”I first read this as a movie, okay?” Cruise said. “I first read the script by Chris McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander, and it was a page-turner suspense thriller. And then you realize it’s really true. This happened, and these men were real.{nl}”It wasn’t just, ‘Let’s kill Hitler.’ You realize the journey Stauffenberg took … and how long these men opposed him. It’s documented as early as 1938, Stauffenberg saying, ‘Somebody’s got to shoot that bastard!’{nl}”Stauffenberg was a poet, he edited literature, he was a philosopher, a man who deeply loved his country, but diametrically opposed Hitler and National Socialism.”{nl}In a way, Cruise had to conquer Germany all over again to get the film made, partly because of the country’s seeming fixation with Cruise’s personal religious belief system of choice, Scientology. Before shooting, opposition politicians railed against the film’s use of Berlin government buildings, and Stauffenberg’s son Berthold called it “unpleasant for me that an avowed Scientologist will be playing my father.”{nl} {nl}But the sentiment of seeing a film that suggests not all Germans were Nazis overwhelmed all that opposition.{nl}”It was a small group of people that felt that extreme, and it makes good copy,” Cruise said. “I just had to say, ‘Okay, listen, I’m an actor and we’re making a movie, and I think it’s a compelling and interesting film.{nl}”And there was a tremendous outpouring of support for the film. I received a Bambi Award (the German Oscar) for courage in having made the film. It was a movie and not a documentary, but we showed it to historians who are kind of amazed by how accurate the film is. Much of the dialogue is taken from letters that exist, and the events happened.{nl}”We’re about to do a premiere in Germany. The grandchildren are definitely supportive, and I’m told even Berthold has backed down a bit.”{nl}Scientology will follow him everywhere, it seems. “If I don’t talk about it,” Cruise said, “it’s, ‘What is he hiding?’ If I do, it’s, ‘He’s proselytising.’ “{nl}But it was Stauffenberg’s concern about his legacy to his children to which Cruise related.{nl}”The journey of this guy is he didn’t do it blindly. Look, my daughter’s going to be 16, my son’s going to be 14, I have a 21/2 year old. Imagine not being able to sit down with your own children and say, ‘I hate this, we’re not going to participate in this, this is a crime against humanity, this is not my country.’ Because if (Stauffenberg’s) son went to school and had the same conversation, then the whole family is at risk.{nl}”He was the one that had the courage to go in that room (in Hitler’s so-called Eagle’s Nest) with that bomb. We wanted to give the audience that subjective, visceral reality. They are on the ride with him.”{nl}Source:  Jim Slotek, Edmonton Sun

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Still in Toronto, he appeared yesterday on ETalk. Here you have some pics.{nl}ETalk- December 9th 2008{nl}

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Here you have some adorable pics of Katie and Suri strolling in NYC yesterday.{nl}Kate & Suri Strolling In NYC- December 9th 2008{nl}

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{nl}The star of movies like Mission: Impossible, Top Gun and Rain Man, in town to promote his upcoming World War II thriller Valkyrie, tells the Star he’d like to make a musical.{nl}”I’m glad musicals are coming back, so I can really embarrass myself,” Cruise said with his trademark hearty laugh.{nl}We know Cruise has the right moves

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Programming note:  {nl}TOM WILL APPEAR ON ‘THE TODAY SHOW’ ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17TH.  The show airs between 7 AM and 9 AM (EST).  {nl}We will keep you informed as new appearances are added! 

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Toronto was the first stop of Valkyrie’s promotional tour. Here you have some pics of Tom’s appearance in Much More Music{nl}Much More Music (Toronto) – December 8th 2008{nl}

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