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When it comes to movie theater etiquette, talking back to the screen is right up there with glowing and ringing cellphones and crying babies as no-nos. But now, some comedy crews inspired by the 1990s cult TV show "Mystery Science Theater 3000" are making the heckles acceptable — provided the movie is cringeworthy and the jokes nonstop.
Scenes of Tom Cruise filled the big screen, but the moviegoers packed inside a Missouri theater focused their attention on the action playing out away from the film: Three local actors and comics cracking jokes about the star's height, his fervent belief in Scientology and some of his cinematic shortcomings.
ABC News' new advertising slogan is "See the whole picture," and division President Ben Sherwood said Monday that reflects an effort to broaden his journalists' definition of what they do.