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Reader reaction to Reuters news
“Valkyrie” challenges fans to rethink Tom Cruise
Cruise, of course, enjoys All-American looks that helped send him to movie stardom playing heroic young men such as Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in 1986 movie Top Gun. As of late, he’s been on a mea culpa tour to explain his odd behavior in recent years and to regain his good-guy image with fans.
I can’t believe that one of your writers would actually make the subversive comment about “All-American” looks.. Tell your writer that this country is full of European genetics. Neither American soil nor citizenship alters genetics. Duh!
I’ll question, from now on, whether reading a Reuters’ commentary is any better than the grocery-store rags.
Yes, this country is full of genes from just about everyplace, not just Europe. While the idea of “All-American looks” is commonly used here it would be difficult to explain and probably shouldn’t be used for an international audience, for fear of sounding as though we have a corner on good looks. There was also a bit of irony in this instance, since Cruise has German ancestors, among others: GBU Editor
An appreciation of some underrated movies
Then there are the cases of those sequences that proved fun even if the movies that surrounded them were problematic. Early in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” for example, Harrison Ford’s Indy stumbled into a weirdly perfect 1950s track home only to discover that it is the target in a nuclear testing site.
This story has a reference to a “track home.” The correct phrase is tract home.
Tom Cruise laughs about Oprah interview
As the mother of two adopted children, I would be very upset if my adopted children were always referred to in the press as my “adopted children.” They are simply my children. Period. Tom Cruise has had his “adopted children” since they were infants. Why on earth can’t Reuters just say they are HIS CHILDREN?! How insensitive and wrong.
Indian commandos mop up last of Mumbai militants
Several readers objected to this headline, though I don’t fully understand why. My online dictionary says MOP UP: Military. to clear (ground, trenches, towns, etc.) of scattered or remaining enemy combatants after attacking forces have conquered the area. GBU Editor.
She? Do you know something about Seinfeld that we don’t?
No. We corrected the caption: GBU Editor
Man returns stolen relics to Russian monastery
The relics of six saints were in a silver reliquary that went missing on November 5 after an evening mass at the 16th-century Donskoi monastery in central Moscow. Who writes your copy about the Russian Orthodox Church? That person or persons seems to always call the Church services “MASS”. We Orthodox Christians do NOT celebrate “MASS”.We celebrate the DIVINE LITURGY. You do want to be accurate don’t you?
Obama apologizes to Nancy Reagan for seance quip
His wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, was said to have held regular seances at the White House.