48 episodes

Joey Lewandowski and Mike Manzi have covered the ups and downs of the careers of Nicolas Cage, Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, and more. Then, they had an epiphany: why not watch good movies? That's how they landed on Tom Cruise, whose hits far outweigh his misses. Join them! Presented by the CageClub Podcast Network.

#CruiseClub: The Tom Cruise Podcast Joey Lewandowski and Mike Manzi

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

Joey Lewandowski and Mike Manzi have covered the ups and downs of the careers of Nicolas Cage, Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, and more. Then, they had an epiphany: why not watch good movies? That's how they landed on Tom Cruise, whose hits far outweigh his misses. Join them! Presented by the CageClub Podcast Network.

    Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

    Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

    For the first time in four years, Tom Cruise has felt the need... the need to make a new movie! He's back with Top Gun: Maverick, and we're here to cover it in full spoilery detail. We talk about Tom Cruise's triumphant return to movies in a role that seems to reflect back on his career and in a movie that seamlessly continues the story from 36 years ago. We talk about the new pilots in Top Gun: Maverick (like Miles Teller, Monica Barbaro, and Glen Powell) and wonder where Manny Jacinto was hiding. We praise the character development (and Lady Gaga's musical contributions!), explore the "lore" of the shirtless beach football scene, and admire the extent to which these actors traveled to fly these planes. We also share some slight Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness spoilers (from 34:15 to 34:55) and then look ahead to both Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning - Part One and Elvis (for our sister show #HANX for the Memories).
    Update: We hope Lady Gaga becomes "two-time Academy Award winner Lady Gaga."

    • 56 min
    The Cruisies: The Tom Cruise Awards

    The Cruisies: The Tom Cruise Awards

    At long last, the time has come to (once again) don our tuxedos and roll out the red carpet. Welcome to The Cruisies: The Tom Cruise Awards! All podcast long, we’ve talked about our favorite (and least favorite) parts of Tom Cruise’s movies, and we announced our official selections for the best and worst of what Tom Cruise’s filmography has to offer and opened the voting to the public. Now, your votes have been tallied, our very special guest Juhi Khemani has verified the results, and it’s finally time to reveal our picks — as well as the fans’ selection — for each and every category. Live, from the internet, it’s The Cruisies: The Tom Cruise Awards!

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ranking Tom Cruise's Movies

    Ranking Tom Cruise's Movies

    Before we take a few weeks off to let the votes tally up for the Cruisies (The Tom Cruise Awards), we're working our way through one more episode, and we're ranking Tom Cruise's movies. As always, there's a weird alchemy here that doesn't quite make sense, as we combine the movie's "quality" with Cruise's performance, add a dash of how much we like him in the movie, and toss in some other hints and touches of things we can't quite articulate, and wind up with a comprehensive list of his films and roles in an order that only makes sense to us. 

    • 39 min
    Tom Cruise Clip Show

    Tom Cruise Clip Show

    We may have covered every movie that stars or features Tom Cruise, but there's a whole body of work that he's done that we haven't covered. Welcome to the Tom Cruise Clip Show! In this episode, we're working our way through a cameo appearances in movies and TV shows, as well as some stunt videos and late night appearances that surfaced on YouTube. 
    Watch all of the clips we're talking about here!

    • 38 min
    The Cruisies: The Tom Cruise Award Nominations

    The Cruisies: The Tom Cruise Award Nominations

    We've watched and podcasted about all 42 movies that Tom Cruise has made so far. Each episode, we've talked about our favorite and least favorite moments, and we've ended each episode by nominating that movie for awards that showcase the very best (and very worst) that Tom Cruise's filmography has to offer. We've pared down our lists, and -- at long last -- the time has come to announce the official selections for the Cruisies: The Tom Cruise Awards. Sit back, relax, listen to all of the films, roles, moments, and actors nominated, then go to cageclub.me/bracket and cast your votes on who's taking home those sweet Cruisies awards! (Voting closes on Wednesday, July 15.) 

    • 24 min
    Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

    It's all led to this. Not only is Mission: Impossible - Fallout the final installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise (so far), but it also marks the final movie in Tom Cruise's filmography (also, so far). All we can say is... what a way to go out! We're joined by Zack DeZon to HALO jump out of a plane and talk about all the action, excitement, and running that Mission: Impossible - Fallout has to offer. In this episode, we discuss the continued evolution of the ensemble cast (as well as the addition of the wonderful Hattie Shaw, er, Vanessa Kirby), the continuation of storylines and themes set up in Rogue Nation, and -- seriously -- how long is Tom Cruise going to run?

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

kyrojack ,

Two Old Friends

Second series with these two after cageclub. It’s like sitting down with some longtime friends talking about movies. Always anxious for the next podcast of the new releases.

Pilot's Mom ,

Top Hun Maverick (2022)

After about 8 minutes and over 50 times you two said the word “like” I turned it off. It was distracting and annoying. Sadly, message was lost.

Collind1123 ,

Yeah

Like it but please talk slower.

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