Tom Cruise Is Jack Reacher.

The picture above, from Empire Magazine, is the first official still shot of Tom Cruise in his latest movie One Shot, based on the book of the same name by author Lee Child.

The plot of which rattles along like so:

A city is thrown into chaos following a shooting that leaves five dead. What at first seems like a simple case to solve becomes complicated when the accused requests that Jack Reacher be put on the case.

Only problem is Jack Reacher, a character which now has a firm and loyal fan base of readers thanks to a series of books by Child is 6′ 5″ tall with a 50-inch chest, and weighs between 210 and 250 pounds unlike the ickle Mr Cruise. Incidentally Reacher also has ice-blue eyes and dirty blond hair and is strong enough to break a man’s neck with one hand (Bad Luck and Trouble) and kill a villain with a single punch to the head (Running Blind and 61 Hours) or chest (Worth Dying For).

Well done Hollywood. Well done.

The Paramount Picture Is One For The Ages.

So Paramount Pictures decided to organise a very special photograph featuring a range of actors, actresses, directors and singers to have worked at the world famous studios to mark their 100th anniversary.

Artist Art Streiber gathered over 116 talented, (or untalented, depending on your opinion), individuals, complete with all their latest plastic surgery, to pose on the bleachers of a small town sports stadium. You can see the entire picture HERE.

In the mean time here’s a couple of things we discovered while examining the photo.

1. Ernest Borgnine is still alive.

2. Justin Bieber ruined the entire picture.

3. Jerry Lewis is still alive.

6. Robert De Niro would rather have been some place else.

7. Michael York has aged entirely naturally.

8. Ali MacGraw is still alive.

9. Simon Pegg would rather have been some place else.

10. Mickey Rooney is immortal.

11. Tom Cruise is only 30 years old.

12. Kirk Douglas is now the Cryptkeeper.

Afternoon Dubloons – Links In Brief(s)

Stuff which what we found interestin'.

Your days of buying cannabis on a day trip to Amsterdam may be drawing to a close – (The Independent)

A third body is identified in Ohio in connection with killings linked to a job advert on Craigslist – (CNN)

Woman claims she was held prisoner on a boat for 12 years by the Church of Scientology. Celebs may have been involved – (Village Voice)

Chelsea Clinton is now a journalist. Well done Chelsea way to keep a University graduate out of a job. – (The Hollywood Reporter)

You’re in a 20ft long boat and an 18ft long Great White Shark pops up to say hello. Whatdoyado?

Tough times for everyone. Ryan Phillippe puts $7.45M home on the market for a second time. – (Daily Mail)

Woman’s face catches fire during routine surgery. Nothing to see here, move along. – (Jezebel)

They’re going to remake Starship Troopers. Thanks again Hollywood. – (Film Drunk)

Large quantities of radioactive water have leaked into the sea from a power plant in Japan. Did someone say Godzilla? – (The Guardian)

Begad! Trailer For Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

The Interweb is apparently melting down quicker than a power station in Japan today thanks to the release of the first official trailer for the latest Mission Impossible film.

Why the big fuss? Well this installment is directed by a guy called Brad Bird who pretty much only directed animated films up until now including Pixar movies Ratatouille and The Incredibles and The Iron Giant for Warner Brothers. Ghost Protocol is also written by J.J. Abrams, (Cloverfield, Star Trek, Lost, Super 8), and stars Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Jeremy Renner, Sawyer from Lost, the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire host from Slumdog Millionaire and unfortunately Tom Cruise.

The old 'turning round in mid-air, whilst falling from a tall building, to shoot back up at the bad guys', move.

The film’s official synopsis reads:

‘bang, bang, boom, pew, pew, pew, pew, (tom cruise running ridiculously fast for a man of his age), crack, wallop, cool gadget sequence, nice tits, fast car chase, grappling moves that sound like sheets flapping in the wind on the clothes line, more running, hushed toned delivery of cheesy one liners, a dash more tits, kablooey! !

That Ricky Gervais Monolouge From The Golden Globes.

We’re divided here at HMS Friday over the comedic talent of Ricky Gervais, half the crew think he’s a genius and the other half think he is far from it. But one thing’s for sure Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Cher, Charlie Sheen, Hugh Hefner and the cast of Sex And The City 2 won’t be sending him a Christmas card anytime soon.

That Gervais is one funny guy.