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How weird does a celebrity have to be before we stop watching their films?

14 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

All celebrities are a bit weird, so when one is known for being Weird Even For A Celebrity, you know they are probably crossing over to ‘actually quite scary’

Of the many deeply uncool things I am obsessed with – The Golden Girls, the oeuvre of Roxette, Princess Anne’s hair – the uncoolest is also the one that has been with me the longest. Tom Cruise has been a part of my mental landscape ever since I was old enough to read in a magazine that I was supposed to fancy him. I was alive in the 80s and, as strange as this is now to think about, what with his deeply unsexy obsession since with thetans, back then he was very much pitched as Mr Sexxxxxy. Which is even stranger when you think that Cruise didn’t even grow into his face for another decade: back in Risky Business and The Outsiders, »

- Hadley Freeman

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'You've Lost That Centrist Feeling': Democrat Congressional Candidate Spoofs Top Gun in Campaign Ad Slammed as the 'Worst Ever'

18 September 2017 3:46 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

A Democrat running for Congress in Virginia is doing his best to make sure that his incumbent Republican opponent is no longer “top gun” in the state’s 10th Congressional District.

In a new web campaign video released on Monday, congressional candidate Dan Helmer takes aim at Gop Rep. Barbara Comstock of Virginia with a political twist on “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ ” — the hit song featured in the 1986 film Top Gun.

In the video, Helmer approaches “Comstock,” portrayed in the video by a similar-looking woman, at a bar and sings:

“You never hold town halls anymore with constituents. »

- Tierney McAfee

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Video: iTom – Ep 1 – Prop Store Exhibition at London’s BFI IMAX

18 September 2017 4:31 AM, PDT | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

I visited the Prop Store exhibition at London’s BFI IMAX to ogle over the many props and costumes on display. The exhibition is currently running until the 26th September 2017 when everything will be sold at auction. So if you have a substantial amount of cash burning a hole in your pocket, hold out until then before you spend it.

Some of the items you’ll see include; Star-Lord’s helmet from Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Thor’s Mjolnir hammer from Thor (2011), Maverick’s flight suit from Top Gun (1986), The Joker’s costume from Batman (1989) and Marty McFly’s Nike Air Mags from Back to the Future: Part II (1989). It’s an exhibition to make any film fanatic drool.

Check out my video above of the exhibition. »

- Thomas Salmon

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Exclusive Interview with American Made’s Jayson Warner Smith

14 September 2017 8:43 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tai Freligh interviews actor Jayson Warner Smith from American Made

Atlanta native Jayson Warner Smith is an actor in film, television and theatre.  He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of the death-row serial killer Wendall Jelks on Sundance TV’s Original Series Rectify, and as a recurring guest star on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Other notable television roles include The Vampire Diaries, NCIS: New Orleans, and One Mississippi. In addition to Thank You for Your Service, Jayson Warner Smith can be seen in the upcoming film American Made, with Tom Cruise also from Universal Pictures.  He talked to Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh about his upcoming films and answered some fun speed round questions.

“Five great pilots and 2 fake ones.” Right: Jayson Warner Smith & William Mark McCullough.

Tell me about Bill Cooper, your character in American Made?

I wish I could. Bill was quite a spook. So, instead »

- Tai Freligh

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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Mummy Blu-ray – Stars Tom Cruise

13 September 2017 7:52 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

When an ancient evil rises up to seek revenge on our world, relive the epic saga in The Mummy, unleashed onto Digital on August 22, 2017, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on September 12, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Packed with over an hour of special bonus content, experience never-before-scene footage and hidden secrets The Mummy has within with stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe, and Jake Johnson

Now you can own The Mummy on Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has four copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie about Mummys? (mine is Blood From The Mummy’S Tomb!). It’s so easy! Good Luck!

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses.  No P.O. Boxes.  No Duplicate Addresses.

2. Winners Will Be Chosen From All Qualifying Entries. »

- Tom Stockman

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You Can’t Buy a Franchise, You Have to Build One

10 September 2017 4:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Neil Calloway on Disney suffocating Star Wars

After American Graffiti, George Lucas spent a while shoving his Western in space script under the nose of anyone who cared to read it. They gave him suggestions on how to improve it, he took them on, and a few years later he finally shot the film. It came out, and changed cinema forever. He then worked with others, letting them direct and write more films, building a huge franchise.

In 2012, Disney paid more than $4 billion to George Lucas for the rights to that franchise. Having failed to build their own with John Carter, they just bought one off the shelf. The problem is, you can’t just do that and expect success. As Lucas himself proved with the Star Wars prequels, it’s hard to make films that people truly love. It says a lot that of the five Disney Star Wars films, »

- Neil Calloway

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Mark Wahlberg Is the Highest Paid Actor in the World

8 September 2017 8:05 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Brother, can you spare a dime. With quite a few siblings, Mark Wahlberg probably hears this all the time. And he's pressed hard to come through with a loan every now and then, because Forbes just outed the actor and former Funky Bunch crew leader as the highest paid actor in the world. It's difficult for the man to say he just doesn't have the cash right now. He's definitely not strapped.

Forbes reveals that Wahlberg has pocked $68 million over the past year. His personal gain comes from a number of different projects and streams of revenue. He stars in two movies this year. The first, Transformers: The Last Knight, arrived this summer. It wasn't exactly the hit Paramount was hoping for as they try to rejuvenate the flailing franchise. The second is Daddy's Home 2, a Christmas themed comedy that arrives in November. Factored into this latest pay overview »

- MovieWeb

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Danny Trejo Blasts Actors Who Do Their Own Stunts

4 September 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Machete star Danny Trejo says that actors should stick to acting and let the stuntmen do their job. Trejo, who doesn't seem like he's scared of anything, really, knows his place on a movie set and it's definitely not doing dangerous stunts that could possibly jeopardize the jobs of many on a project. The news comes after Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a risky stunt on the set of Mission Impossible 6, which has halted production 8 to 9 weeks while the actor recovers from jumping between two buildings. That now leaves a giant crew out of a job for at least 2 weeks while Cruise is on the mend.

Trejo recently sat down to talk to Yahoo Movies where the subject of stunts came up. Trejo, who has over 300 acting credits to his name, believes that the actors should stick to acting and stay away from potentially dangerous stunts for bragging rights. »

- MovieWeb

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Will Tom Cruise’s Injury Affect Top Gun 2? Here’s What Jerry Bruckheimer Says

3 September 2017 3:24 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Details about Top Gun 2 have been trickling in ever since Tom Cruise grinned and announced it would be coming---and filming soon---three months ago. But now there's an injury to deal with. »

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Why Brits Will Always Be The Bad Guys

3 September 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Neil Calloway On Why The English Accent Still Reigns Supreme With Hollywood Villains…

I was watching, and enjoying Logan Lucky earlier this week; it’s a well made, fresh, fun film that will make you laugh. One moment, however, had me wincing into the drink I’d snuck into the cinema (if you think I’m paying the prices they charge you’re very much mistaken). Seth MacFarlane, a man whose appeal remains elusive to me, turns up playing an obnoxious energy drink company founder, one of the two most unlikeable characters in the film. He plays him with the only accent a privately educated guy from Connecticut can play a character like that; a British one.

It’s a peculiar type of British accent, though. One I’m sure you’ve heard before but one that only exists in one particular place; when Americans are trying to do British »

- Neil Calloway

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Top Gun 2 Won't Be Delayed by Tom Cruise's M:i 6 Injury

1 September 2017 5:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer recently stated that Tom Cruise's injuries sustained while filming Mission Impossible 6 will not affect the production start date of Top Gun 2. Cruise broke his ankle in two places while performing a stunt earlier last month, which has stalled production on Mission Impossible 6 for three months. Since it delayed the current movie in production, many assumed that Top Gun 2 would undoubtedly be delayed as well, since production is set to start January of 2018, right after Mission Impossible 6 finishes.

While speaking to Yahoo Movies, Bruckheimer answered questions about the possibility of Cruise's injuries affecting the production start date for Top Gun 2. The producer said that the accident should not interfere with the the sequel. Though he said it won't, he doesn't seem exactly sure about it either. Jerry Bruckheimer explains.

"I think we'll be Ok. We weren't planning on starting (filming) until January or February. I think he »

- MovieWeb

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Tom Cruise Reveals Why He Wanted to Play a Real-Life Drug Smuggler: I Was ‘Utterly Fascinated’

30 August 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

In his new film American Made, Tom Cruise takes on the complicated role of real-life pilot Barry Seal, who worked as a drug smuggler for the Colombian cartels and an informant for the CIA in the 1980s. The actor, 55, says he was intrigued by Seal’s life —even if he’s not exactly a heroic figure.

“I don’t agree with what he was doing, but you can’t help but be utterly fascinated by it,” Cruise tells People in the magazine’s  fall movie preview in the new issue.

“One of my favorite authors is Mark Twain, and Seal »

- Mia McNiece

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Movie Talk: Joss Whedon Credited as Writer on ‘Justice League’

30 August 2017 12:43 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Wednesday August 30th, 2017) Mark Ellis, Perri Nemiroff, Jon Schnepp, John Rocha, Ashley Mova and Wendy Lee discuss the following: Joss Whedon credited as official writer on Justice League; bonus scene from Wonder Woman sets up Justice League. Westboro Baptist Church Movie This Above All in the works from Marc Webb and writer Nick Hornby  Ben Affleck in talks to direct Afghanistan war movie Red Platoon; Casey Affleck eyed for lead Top Gun 2 gets a new writer, on track for release in 2019 First trailer released for Mark Felt: The Man Who … »

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Top Gun 2 Just Made A Key Behind-The-Scenes Change

30 August 2017 7:59 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

While a sequel to Tom Cruise's 80s action blockbuster Top Gun has been talked about for decades, it now looks like the movie might actually happen. While filming has not yet begun, work on Top Gun: Maverick is being done behind the scenes to get ready for that moment. »

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‘Top Gun 2’ Gets a New Writer, Still on Track for July 2019 Despite Tom Cruise Inury

29 August 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Since a sequel to Top Gun has been in development for years, we won’t really believe it’s happening until the cameras are rolling. But for now, with director Joseph Kosinski set to direct the film with a July 2019 release date, this is the closest Top Gun 2 has ever been to becoming a reality. […]

The post ‘Top Gun 2’ Gets a New Writer, Still on Track for July 2019 Despite Tom Cruise Inury appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Did You Know the Movie “Top Gun” Completely Saved Home Video?

29 August 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Top Gun is singly responsible for saving home video. You might be looking at your screen in confusion at this point but the clip below will explain it perfectly if any points are missed in this article. The gist of what went on back in the 1980’s was that at one point and time it cost about the price of a textbook to purchase a home VHS cassette. Yes, they were around $80 to $100 dollars just for One. Now you think about that and then think about what the cost of living was back then and the average paycheck

Did You Know the Movie “Top Gun” Completely Saved Home Video? »

- Wake

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‘American Made’ Review

26 August 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Review by Matthew Turner

Stars: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright Olsen, Alejandro Edda, Caleb Landry Jones, Jayma Mays, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke | Written by Gary Spinelli | Directed by Doug Liman

Tom Cruise reteams with Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman for this slickly entertaining, if slightly familiar comedy thriller based on the true story of pilot-turned-drug smuggler-slash-cia conscript Barry Seale.

American Made begins in 1978, with bored Twa pilot Seale (Cruise) being tapped by CIA agent Schafer (Domhnall Gleeson) to fly covert surveillance missions over Central America. When those missions involve Colombia, Seale is approached by the Medellín Cartel, who offer him large sums of cash if he smuggles cocaine into America.

Things quickly spiral out of control as the CIA task Barry with running Russian guns to the Contras in Nicaragua, only for the Cartel to make him a better offer for them, which he cheerfully accepts. Meanwhile, »

- Guest

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The Morning Watch: How ‘Top Gun’ Saved Home Video, ‘Dawn of the Dead’ Video Essay & More

24 August 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.) In this edition, a video essay explains how the release of […]

The post The Morning Watch: How ‘Top Gun’ Saved Home Video, ‘Dawn of the Dead’ Video Essay & More appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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10 Tombstone Facts You Never Knew Until Now

23 August 2017 2:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Who doesn't love Tombstone? It's one of the most beloved Westerns of the modern era. And if you're a fan, you can undoubtedly quote most, if not all, of the lines delivered with scene-stealing flair by Val Kilmer in what's become the definitive portrayal of gambling gunslinger Doc Holliday. You may know every scene in this movie like the back of your hand, but today we've collected 10 Things You Never Knew About Tombstone. And you may walk away pleasantly surprised and shocked.

Tombstone boasts one of the most formidable macho ensembles imaginable: Kurt Russell, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn, as well as smaller roles for Michael Rooker, Thomas Haden Church, Stephen Lang, Billy Zane, Jason Priestly, Billy Bob Thornton, and Terry O'Quinn. So let's get into it, shall we?

Tombstone is missing a few Earps.

The heroic ensemble at the center of Tombstone includes Wyatt Earp, played by Kurt Russell, »

- MovieWeb

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American Made review – maverick Tom Cruise feels the need for speed in flashy thriller

23 August 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A grinning Cruise is back in Top Gun territory in Doug Liman’s sort-of-true story about a bored pilot who starts working for a Colombian cartel and the CIA

Related: Men behaving badly: how the white middle-class everyman became 2017's antihero

You’d need a heart of stone not to indulge Tom Cruise’s midlife return to Top Gun antics in this flashy, entertaining crime thriller by director Doug Liman, featuring Tom with blindingly toothy grin and sunglasses whizzing around in his light aircraft with Us Customs agents riding his tail (to quote Roger Avary).

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- Peter Bradshaw

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