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Video: Re-evaluating Top Gun – A Different Opinion On Tom Cruise In The 1986 Classic

16 December 2014 1:23 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Now this is pretty interesting. There is definitetly a significant difference between an actor and a movie star. If you were to think back to Tony Scott’s 1986 high-octane action classic Top Gun, you’d probably picture roaring planes set against a sunset backdrop, young, fit men with their shirts off playing volleyball, and Tom Cruise in a role that catapulted him to superstardom. He was the definition of a movie star, and remains in that lucrative position to this very day, but Top Gun was definitely not considered an example of his best acting.

Everyone has their opinion of this movie, and perhaps the most famous one was from celebrated filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, who drilled into the homoerotic elements of the film (see this clip from the 1994 movie Sleep With Me where Tarantino describes the film as a story about a man’s struggle with his own homosexuality).

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- Paul Heath

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Why You're Wrong about Top Gun - Maverick Was a Phony

16 December 2014 10:09 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

According to Amy Nicholson of La Weekly, Tom Cruise's Maverick was a phony in Tony Scott's 1986 film Top Gun. Nicholson released a video essay called "Why You're Wrong About Top Gun," and she seriously makes some very interesting and valid points that makes me see this movie in a completely different light. In her opinion, Maverick wasn’t actually a tough guy in the the story, he was just a scared kid who was trying to be a tough guy.

Nicholson wrote a book called Tom Cruise: Anatomy of an Actor, which is described as follows:

The Anatomy of an Actor series takes ten roles by a single actor, each studied in a dedicated chapter, and identifies the key elements that made the performances exceptional - carefully examining the actor's craft for both a professional audience and movie fans alike. This title looks at Hollywood icon Tom Cruise. »

- Joey Paur

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Video: Why You’re Wrong About ‘Top Gun’

16 December 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Maverick was a phony. So says Amy Nicholson in our latest video essay collaboration about Top Gun (See our previous discussion of Synecdoche, New York, Part 1 and Part 2). Nicholson, who’s recently published an enjoyable and insightful biography of Tom Cruise, believes that Maverick wasn’t actually a tough guy – he was just a scared kid playing a […]

The post Video: Why You’re Wrong About ‘Top Gun’ appeared first on /Film. »

- David Chen

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Best of Late Night TV: Oprah's '80s Soap Opera, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski's Epic Christmas Prank (Video)

15 December 2014 11:19 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

Oprah Winfrey was on "The Tonight Show" on Monday - it was her first time ever being on Jimmy Fallon's show - and she named-dropped and flattered, but that's just the Oprah way. She misses having a live audience. There was a time when she gave autographs and shook everyone's hand in her own audience, but she had to stop. In the second video, Oprah and Jimmy do a really long sketch about an '80s soap opera called "Midnight Meadows," featuring some odd vocal effects. The Auto-Tune version is best. Plus, Oprah gets to slap Jimmy multiple times.

Idina Menzel - aka Elsa from "Frozen," aka Adele »

- Gina Carbone

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Celebrity Big Brother: Emma Willis teases "proper stellar cast"

15 December 2014 4:01 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Celebrity Big Brother host Emma Willis has teased a "stellar" lineup for the new series.

Speaking about the launch of the next series in January, Willis suggested that the casting is always "the best thing" about Big Brother.

"It's always got a cast that the people behind the show know will make magic on screen," she said. "It's always done so well. There's a lot that goes into the thought process of how these characters are all going to work together."

Willis admitted that she had sneaked a look at the cast list for the next series, saying: "I normally stay very blind to it all right up until the last minute but this year I've actually seen part of a list very early.

"This is going to be one of the best ever series of the show. I have such high hopes for the series - that's how good »

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Birdman leads the 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominations

15 December 2014 1:12 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Broadcast Film Critics Association has today announced the nominations for the 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, with Birdman once again leading the pack with thirteen nods, followed by Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel with eleven and Richard Linklater’s Boyhood with eight. All three will content Best Picture along with Gone Girl, The Imitation Game, Nightcrawler, Selma, The Theory of Everything, Unbroken and Whiplash.

Check out the full list of nominations here…

Best Picture

Birdman

Boyhood

Gone Girl

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

The Imitation Game

Nightcrawler

Selma

The Theory of Everything

Unbroken

Whiplash

Best Director

Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Ava DuVernay, “Selma

David Fincher, “Gone Girl

Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman

Angelina Jolie, “Unbroken

Richard Linklater, “Boyhood

Best Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game

Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler

Michael Keaton, “Birdman

David Oyelowo, “Selma

Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything

Best Actress

Jennifer Aniston, »

- Gary Collinson

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Announcing the 2015 Critics' Choice Nominations

15 December 2014 8:27 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The Golden Globe and SAG nominations are in, and there is one more award show announcing its noms before the Oscars say who's up in January: the Critics' Choice Awards. There are some new names within the Critics' Choice, generally because they also award in the comedy and action categories, but there are also some titles in the main categories not previously nominated, like Unbroken. The Critics' Choice Awards air Jan. 15, so check out the full list here. Best Picture Birdman Boyhood Gone Girl The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Nightcrawler Selma The Theory of Everything Unbroken Whiplash Best Actor Michael Keaton, Birdman Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler David Oyelowo, Selma Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything Best Actress Jennifer Aniston, Cake Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything Julianne Moore, Still Alice Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl Reese Witherspoon, Wild Marion Cotillard, »

- Shannon-Vestal

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Sony Hack: The Steve Jobs Biopic Saga and What Angelina Jolie's 'Cleopatra' Had to Do With It

15 December 2014 8:12 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

As I'm sure you're well aware, a massive hacking of Sony Pictures has taken place, which has resulted in a flurry of revelations as emails between Sony executives and their contacts have been made public. A variety of outlets have covered the story in detail and it all reads like a dirty memoir, while at the same time offers fascinating insight into an industry that somehow manages to keep a lot of its dirty laundry quiet. You hear rumblings every now and then, but nothing too damning or revealing. With this recent hack the studio has reportedly had to suspend filming on some of its features as it can't process payments and in our first story looking at the fallout we'll take a look at the saga of one film that was once in Sony's hands and how it came to find its way to Universal. Myself and my podcast »

- Brad Brevet

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"Birdman" Tops Critics' Choice Awards Nominations! See Full List!

15 December 2014 7:32 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman" tops the nominations for the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards brought to you by the Broadcast Film Critics Association of which I'm a proud voting member! Our deadline to vote for the nomination round was last Friday and I'm happy to say that most of my favorites made it to the final ballot!

"Birdman," which received 13 nods is now competing with "Boyhood," "Gone Girl," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game," "Nightcrawler," "Selma," "The Theory of Everything," "Unbroken," and "Whiplash" for the Best Picture of the Year!

The winners for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards will be revealed live on A&E from the Hollywood Palladium on January 15th at 9pm Et/ 6pm Pt. Coincidentally, this is the same day the Academy Award nominations will be announced. Legendary Super Bowl Champion Michael Strahan will serve as the show.s host.

Kevin Costner, Ron Howard »

- Manny

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2015 Critics Choice Awards Nominations Led by 'Birdman' with 13 Nominations

15 December 2014 7:11 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Birdman is clearly a favorite this awards season, at least when it comes to nominations as it once again tops a list of nominees, this time the 2015 Critics Choice Awards as it leads the field with 13 total nominations followed by The Grand Budapest Hotel, which continues to surge this awards season with 11 nominations, and Boyhood with eight. Full disclosure, I'm part of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (Bfca), which nominates and votes on these awards, but I'm a little nervous my nominees this year weren't counted as I mistakenly missed the deadline by a few hours thinking it was on Saturday, not Friday. Oops, though looking at these nominations it doesn't seem as if it would have mattered. For example, I don't see Locke anywhere, Carrie Coon (Gone Girl) didn't get a supporting actress nomination, A Most Wanted Man didn't get an adapted screenplay nomination, no nomination for The Raid 2 in Best Action Movie, »

- Brad Brevet

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‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest’ Top Critics Choice Awards Nominations

15 December 2014 6:54 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With 13 bids, “Birdman” led nominations for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, followed by 11 for “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” a one-two punch for Fox Searchlight. “Boyhood” followed with eight.

The noms for Angelina Jolie (“Unbroken”) and Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) mean that two of the six director contenders are women. Among the films earning more attention than in this year’s previous kudos announcements: “Interstellar” (seven); “Guardians of the Galaxy” (five) and “Unbroken” (four).

The voting, by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.,  is one of the more reliable Oscar predictors, in terms of winners. The group has matched the eventual Oscar-winning best pic in 12 of the last 15 years.

As for nominations, the Ccma are a good guide for what’s popular in awards conversations, but several factors limit the noms’ powers as an Oscar omen.

For one thing, this group cites six contenders in most categories, compared to five from the Academy. »

- Tim Gray

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‘Birdman’, ‘Budapest’ And ‘Boyhood’ Get Key Oscar Boost To Lead Critics’ Choice Movie Award Nominations; Jolie Rebounds From Globe Snub

15 December 2014 6:45 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Continuing its romp through the critics kudos this awards season, Fox Searchlight’s Birdman drew a whopping 13 nominations from the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. In fact it’s a big day for Fox in general as Searchlight’s March release, The Grand Budapest Hotel was remembered to the tune of 11 nominations, while big Fox scored 6 nominations with Gone Girl. All three compete for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and significant acting nods. This is a big boost in particular for Budapest, coming on the heels of its SAG nod for Outstanding Cast as well as four key Golden Globe nominations.  Usually films opening as early as March are largely forgotten when it comes to Best Picture attention, but Budapest could be a rare exception in recent years if this triumph for the Wes Anderson comedy is repeated at the Oscars.  The last film that opened as early as March, »

- Pete Hammond

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Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations crystallize the Oscar season so far

15 December 2014 6:30 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Broadcast Film Critics Association's (Bfca*) annual announcement of nominees is particularly informative for one key reason: it's a broad assessment of the year from a vast voting body. The only two such events prior to the end of the year tend to be this and the Screen Actors Guild's nominations announcement, each setting the early stage in terms of what seems to be appealing across a wide spectrum. Other guilds then add to that equation in January. So where did the Bfca's chips end up this season? For starters, in what has become a trend for critics groups that provide a nominations stage, Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman" led overall with 13 mentions. And in what has also become a trend with critical precursors, Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" (11) and Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" (8) were right up there, too, making starkly clear what the critical darlings are this season. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Den Of Geek films of 2014: from 20 to 11

15 December 2014 4:10 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We've been voting for our favourite films of the year. The countdown starts here, with the films that ranked from 20 to 11...

Over the past few weeks, our writing team has been voting for their choice of their favourite film of the year. It's all very democratic, with everyone getting their chance to rank films from 5 to 1, with weighing applied appropriately. We have not reinvented the wheel here.

Still, over the coming week or two, we're going to be talking about the films that made the top 20, and we're kicking off with the ones just on the outside of the top 10. Democracy, as you are about to find out, has its drawbacks, as we'd imagine that one or two of these would be breaking into the top 10 had a few more seen the movie in question. Without further ado, though...

20. Locke

Steven Knight's second film as director showed an expertise »

- ryanlambie

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Aaron Sorkin: Media printing Sony hack details is morally treasonous

15 December 2014 2:04 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Aaron Sorkin has hit out at the media for publishing details obtained by the hack on Sony Pictures' computers by the Guardians of Peace.

The creator of The West Wing and The Newsroom wrote a column in the New York Times saying there was little public interest in the details.

Leonardo DiCaprio labelled 'despicable' in hacked Sony emails

Spectre: Bond movie producers confirm script leak after Sony hacking

"The Guardians just had to lob the ball; they knew our media would crash the boards and slam it in," said Sorkin.

"First, salaries were published. Not by the hackers, but by American news outlets."

He continued: "Then came the emails. A squabble between the Sony executive Amy Pascal and the producer Scott Rudin, an inappropriate and racially charged exchange, an insulting critique of recent Adam Sandler movies, a new idea for the Spider-Man franchise. Published. Everywhere."

Sorkin admitted that he was »

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16 Crazy-Random Things We Learned From the Sony Hack

14 December 2014 9:18 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The Sony Pictures hack has been a trending topic for weeks now, with headlines getting juicier and juicier as reporters comb through material. (Even Saturday Night Live has taken note - James Franco and Seth Rogen made light of the scandal in a recent episode.) While some information poses threats to Sony's stars and products, other pieces provide a window into the inner workings of Hollywood. Read on to find out what we've learned about Jennifer Lawrence, Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, Kanye West, and more stars affected by the massive hack. Kanye West will reportedly appear in a holiday movie costarring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, which is expected to hit theaters next year. In 2013, Beyoncé's dad, Matthew Knowles, reportedly approached Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper about a Destiny's Child biopic. "Do we think it would be a successful film? They're on Sony label. I'm just not sure that it's not too soon, »

- Nick-Maslow

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Jeff Daniels for Steve Jobs biopic? Natalie Portman passes on project

13 December 2014 9:18 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jeff Daniels is being considered for a role in the Steve Jobs biopic.

The Dumb and Dumber To star could be in line to play former Apple CEO John Sculley, according to The Wrap.

The project will be directed by Danny Boyle with a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, who Daniels has collaborated with on The Newsroom.

Meanwhile, it is understood that Natalie Portman has passed on the role of Steve Jobs' daughter Joanna Hoffman following talks.

The biopic has already seen the loss of original star Christian Bale, and has moved to Universal from Sony .

Michael Fassbender is now attached to star as tech giant Jobs, with Seth Rogen in the role of Steve Wozniak - the co-founder of Apple Inc.

Leaked Sony emails have recently revealed that Sorkin wanted Tom Cruise for the role of Steve Jobs, and apparently claimed not to know who Fassbender was. »

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Check Out This Awesome Holographic Foil Print for 'Top Gun' by Gabz

12 December 2014 2:38 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Highway to the danger zone... Gunna take it right in to the danger zone!! Now these are some must-have poster prints, if you're lucky enough to get your hands on one. Our friends at SlashFilm have posted photos of the new print for Tony Scott's 1986 action-drama classic Top Gun designed by Gabz being sold by Odd City Entertainment. The print is unique because it was printed on holographic "foil" paper, meaning it shimmers like it's metallic and can be flipped and both sides show the kick ass Top Gun artwork. So awesome. I'm a huge Top Gun fan, I mean, who isn't? Tom Cruise, fighter jets, Anthony Edwards, frickin' Tom Skerrit, it's the best. This art highlights the fighter jets above all and if you're a big fan, it's a must have. Here's a look at the actual poster artwork designed by Gabz, from his official site. Plus showing it flipped. »

- Alex Billington

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Of monsters and ego: The best films of 2014

12 December 2014 11:21 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A "weak" year? It's subjective, really. And even then, it can mean a number of things. A weak year for Oscar films? Ok, sure. That's just 6,000 people with a certain broad prestige taste, though. A weak year for the nuts and bolts of the trade? I've already argued not. A weak year for box office? I think we've long-proved that's a volatile game of up and down, so who cares? It's just what you like, man. And I liked some stuff. I liked that the year really set sail when an immaculately crafted Wes Anderson yarn ("The Grand Budapest Hotel") bowed at the Berlinale and went on to a hugely successful theatrical release. I liked that Jonathan Glazer ("Under the Skin") got back in the saddle and was as uncompromising as ever while Brendan Gleeson and John Michael McDonagh ("Calvary") were enriching their on-going partnership. I liked that the summer, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Chris Rock Facts: 21 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Top Five' Star

12 December 2014 2:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Nearly 20 years ago, Chris Rock's popularity skyrocketed. Today, he's still at the top of his game.

After stints on "Saturday Night Live" and "In Living Color" and no film offers in sight, Rock thought he was already washed up. The young comedian went back to the drawing board, toured the country as a stand-up, and the result was "Bring the Pain." The 1996 stand-up special transformed Rock from "that guy" to "the guy" nearly overnight -- but he still never shined on the big screen. By nearly all accounts, though, that's all changed this winter. "Top Five" finds the comedian at the top of his game (no pun intended), a critically acclaimed feature written by, directed by, and starring Rock.

From his famous mentor to his rough school days, here are 21 things you probably don't know about Chris Rock.

1. Chris Rock was born February 7, 1965 in Andrews, South Carolina to Rosalie Tingman and Julius Rock. »

- Jonny Black

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