It's Springtime for Hitler and Tom Cruise...

It seems that the evil lord Xenu is once again conspiring against Tom Cruise. His Nazi movie, Valkyrie has been pushed back from an Oscar-friendly opening date of October 2008 to February 2009, just in time for Valentine's Day. The movie is also plagued with post-production troubles:
As of last week, director Bryan Singer still expected to shoot four more scenes with a disbanded cast including a big war/action sequence that sets up the film but still doesn’t exist. "Valkyrie" already has cost $90 million and should hit $100 million before it’s done. That doesn’t include the marketing costs, which will add on a good $50 million.

The money is another issue. United Artists’ deal with MGM and Merrill Lynch called for making four to five films a year. So far they’ve made and released one, Robert Redford’s "Lions for Lambs."

By many industry estimates, that gallant effort probably will lose a total of $50 million when all is said and done. It cost $43 million to make, grossed $57 million worldwide, and that doesn’t count marketing and prints. And it’s not like today’s DVD release will help much: Amazon.com lists it around No. 50.
In case you missed the very laughable trailer a few months ago, here it is again.

And speaking of Nazis, they are alive and well in modern Israel, according to a UN Human Rights Council investigator charged with monitoring Israel. Your tax dollars at work.

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