Tom Cruise’s best performance, or how to best smuggle weapons and drugs

American Made. Released 25 augustus 2017. Director: Doug Liman

American Made is based on the bizarre and true-to-life experiences of Barry Seale (Tom Cruise), a pilot recruited unexpectedly by the CIA to perform one of the largest secret operations in American history.

This film is based in part on the life of the true Barry Seal. In the early months of 1986, the then-sixty-year-old pilot Barry Seal was shot in his car in clear daylight. Smuggler Seal had made quite a few enemies, and in the last few months his life was even less certain than it already was.  Continue reading Tom Cruise’s best performance, or how to best smuggle weapons and drugs

The world is going to end – thank god for science! 

The world is ending on September 23, according to a biblical prophecy. [UPDATE: it didn’t :)]

The earth will not completely perish, but the world will no longer be the same as we know it. That’s what Christian numerologist David Meade says to The Washington Post. On the basis of figures from the Bible, he calculated that next Saturday will be the end of the times. Continue reading The world is going to end – thank god for science!