Top Gun (1986) - News Poster

(1986)

News

Tom Cruise is back in action in latest Mission: Impossible 6 set video

Well, it looks like Tom Cruise has fully recovered from the ankle injury he suffered whilst performing a stunt on Mission: Impossible 6 last August, as the action star was spotted shooting scenes for the latest chapter of the blockbuster spy sequel in London this Saturday. The below video shows Cruise in action as Ethan Hunt, as he runs across the roof of Blackfriars Railway Bridge over the River Thames.

Tom Cruise spotted filming hair-raising stunts in London for Mission Impossible 6 https://t.co/LgEexPEd1i

UK Entertainment (@_UKent) January 14, 2018

Production on Mission: Impossible 6 was shut down for nine weeks following Cruise’s injury, and resumed in October. Production should now be close to wrapping, and Cruise is currently preparing for his return as Maverick in the long-rumoured Top Gun sequel, which is expected to shoot this year.

Mission: Impossible 6 will see Tom Cruise joined by returning stars Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg,
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Paramount Selects David Sameth as President of Worldwide Marketing

Paramount Selects David Sameth as President of Worldwide Marketing
Paramount Pictures has named veteran marketing executive David Sameth as president of worldwide marketing.

He’s taking over marketing duties from Megan Colligan, who left in November as head of worldwide marketing and distribution at Paramount Pictures.

Sameth, who currently serves as executive vice president and head of theatrical marketing for Disney Animation Studios and Pixar, will report to Jim Gianopulos, chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures. Sameth will be responsible for the design, development, and implementation of all marketing and advertising strategies for Paramount Pictures’ global theatrical releases.

“David is an incredibly talented, visionary marketer who has created some of the most iconic and successful campaigns in our industry’s recent history,” Gianopulos said. “He has experience launching an array of films from big franchises to small, specialized endeavors, and everything in between. His insights, experience and reputation make him a very welcome addition to our team.”

Sameth will begin his new role at Paramount on Feb
See full article at Variety - Film News »

This Dunkirk and Top Gun Mashup Music Video

A mashup between the Top Gun music video and Dunkirk just doesn’t work. Sorry, I tried my best to see if I could get into it but it’s too much of a generation clash to really call it anything but a lame attempt at pushing something together that just doesn’t go. If they’d done a mashup of the actual movie Top Gun and Dunkirk that would have made a lot more sense as it could have been described as a past meets present version and it would have worked beautifully. But the music video is a singer lying on a

This Dunkirk and Top Gun Mashup Music Video
See full article at TVovermind.com »

Today in Movie Culture: 'Dunkirk' Meets 'Top Gun,' Spotlight on Sally Hawkins and More

  • Movies.com
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Reworked Movie Scene of the Day: Tom Hardy's Dunkirk sequences are a lot different set to "Danger Zone" from Top Gun (via Geek Tyrant):   Movie Comparison of the Day: Speaking of Dunkirk, watch clips from the movie next to archival material to see how authentic it is:   Mashup of the Day: Many movies have depicted the JFK assassination, so here's the incident viewed through the compilation of shots from JFK, Watchmen, Jackie and Parkland:   Movie Science of the Day: Kyle Hill scientifically explains how much power Magneto needs to rip iron from his guards' blood in X2: X-Men...

Read More
See full article at Movies.com »

‘American Made’ Blu-ray Review

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, having relocated to smalltown Mena,
See full article at Blogomatic3000 »

Playback: Ridley Scott on ‘All the Money in the World’ and Never Slowing Down

Playback: Ridley Scott on ‘All the Money in the World’ and Never Slowing Down
Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.

In case you’ve been under a rock, actor Kevin Spacey became a bit of a liability for Ridley Scott’s new film “All the Money in the World,” so the director didn’t hesitate: he recast the role of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty with Christopher Plummer, reshot all of Spacey’s scenes in 10 days and made the planned holiday release with ease. On Halloween he had finished the movie and had never met Plummer. On Thanksgiving they were working again, and by Christmas they both had Golden Globe nominations. That has to be some kind of a record.

Listen to this week’s episode of “Playback” below. New episodes air every Thursday.

Click here for more episodes of “Playback.”

It takes nothing short of immeasurable confidence to pull this off. That’s a quality
See full article at Variety - Film News »

The First Virtual Reality Movie Theater Opens Friday With 'Top Gun' in 3D

  • Movies.com
If you're not up to braving the cold this Friday but still want to go to the movies, Paramount has just the thing. And if you were just gifted a new Vr headset over the holidays, this is perfect timing. Deadline recently revealed that on December 29, for just 24 hours, you can put on your Oculus Rift or any other brand of virtual reality device and enter a digitally created cinema complete with a lobby and posters on the walls. Keep going into one of the auditoriums, join some friends in the virtual seats and watch an actual 3D movie playing in front of your eyes. There's only one title available for this inaugural event: Top Gun, specifically the retrofitted 3D re-release that came out a few years back. Starting at 6pm Est Friday, screenings begin every 30 minutes...

Read More
See full article at Movies.com »

Paramount Pictures Launching First Virtual Reality Movie Theater — ‘Top Gun’ 3D Date Set

Paramount Pictures Launching First Virtual Reality Movie Theater — ‘Top Gun’ 3D Date Set
The date has been set for Paramount’s first offering in its virtual reality movie theater. The immersive experiment goes live at 6:00 p.m. Est on Dec. 29 fans can enter Bigscreen's virtual theater lobby and have the option of meeting friends before entering the cinemas to watch a screening of Top Gun in 3D. The film will be shown at regular intervals for a period of 24 hours. The event is only available to people in the U.S. and requires a Vr…
See full article at Deadline »

Val Kilmer Opens Up About How Throat Cancer Has Changed Him: ‘I Was Too Serious’

After battling throat cancer for two years, Val Kilmer is now opening up about how the disease has changed him. “I was too serious,” Kilmer tells The Hollywood Reporter. The “Top Gun” actor and hid kids, Mercedes, 26, and Jack, 22, sat down with the magazine to discuss his ongoing health struggles. The actor reveals he put […]
See full article at ET Canada »

Val Kilmer Shares How His Cancer Battle Changed Him

Val Kilmer Shares How His Cancer Battle Changed Him
Val Kilmer has a new outlook on life after recovering from a battle with throat cancer.

The 57-year-old actor and his two children, Mercedes, 26, and Jack, 22, spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about what their family has been going through over the past few years. According to the trade publication, Kilmer, a Christian Scientist, credits his faith for helping with his health, but notes that he also has undergone chemotherapy.

Nowadays, the Top Gun star says he has a much lighter way of looking at the world. "I was too serious," he admits, recalling his long-running acting career. "I'd get upset when things like Oscars and recognition failed to come my way."

As for his celebrity status, Kilmer postures, "Fame is sort of a mess. You get treated differently, but it doesn’t have anything to do with who you actually are."

Kilmer's view on being famous doesn't seem to be stopping his kids from trying their hand at show
See full article at Entertainment Tonight »

Val Kilmer Opens Up About Battling Cancer and His Kids' Showbiz Ambitions

Val Kilmer Opens Up About Battling Cancer and His Kids' Showbiz Ambitions
Val Kilmer, 57, is seated on a couch in his Brentwood home, which is spilling from every crevice with his personal art projects. (A spray-painted "God" stencil is a recurring motif.) Next to him are Mercedes, 26, and Jack, 22, his two children with ex-wife Joanne Whalley, the English actress who was his co-star in the 1988 Ron Howard fantasy film Willow.

Kilmer is not the screen god he was in '80s and '90s films like Top Gun, The Doors and Batman Forever. A two-year battle with throat cancer has taken its toll, and a procedure on his trachea has...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

Win ‘American Made’ On Blu-Ray

In American Made, Tom Cruise (Top Gun, Mission: Impossible Series) reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), as Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s. `To celebrate the release, we have three copies of the film to give away on Blu-ray!

American Made co-stars include Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), Sarah Wright Olsen (Walk of Shame), Jesse Plemons (Black Mass) and Caleb Landry Jones (Antiviral). The film is produced by Imagine Entertainment’s Academy Award®-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), Cross Creek PicturesBrian Oliver (Black Swan) and Tyler Thompson (Everest), Quadrant PicturesDoug Davison (The Departed), and Kim Roth (Inside Man) with a screenplay by Gary Spinelli (Stash House).

Based on true events, American Made follows Barry Seals story as he soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest
See full article at The Hollywood News »

Win American Made on Blu-ray

  • HeyUGuys
Author: Competitions

To mark the release of American Made on 26th December, we’ve been given 2 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Tom Cruise (Top Gun, Mission: Impossible Series) reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), as Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s. American Made co-stars include Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), Sarah Wright Olsen (Walk of Shame), Jesse Plemons (Black Mass) and Caleb Landry Jones (Antiviral). The film is produced by Imagine Entertainment’s Academy Award®-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), Cross Creek PicturesBrian Oliver (Black Swan) and Tyler Thompson (Everest), Quadrant PicturesDoug Davison (The Departed), and Kim Roth (Inside Man) with a screenplay by Gary Spinelli (Stash House).

Based on true events, American Made follows Barry Seals story as he soon finds himself in charge of one
See full article at HeyUGuys »

Why Winston Churchill Continues To Fascinate

Neil Calloway looks at why Britain’s wartime leader is rarely off our screens…

It’s a great pub quiz question; which character has been played by Brendan Gleeson, Timothy Spall, Michael Gambon, Albert Finney, Brian Cox and Christian Slater?

The answer is, of course, Winston Churchill. I normally roll my eyes when I go to a preview screening of something and a member of the public asks a question, it almost inevitably being both pretentious and with little bearing on what we’ve just seen, but last year, after a screening of the TV drama Churchill’s Secret, someone asked if Winston Churchill was becoming a modern Hamlet; the role that every actor wants to play at some point. There’s some truth to that assertion.

Now, with the upcoming release of Darkest Hour, we can add Gary Oldman to the list of those who have played Britain’s wartime leader.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

National Film Registry Adds ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,’ ‘Memento,’ and More Titles to Library of Congress

National Film Registry Adds ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,’ ‘Memento,’ and More Titles to Library of Congress
As is annual tradition, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has announced this year’s 25 film set to join the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selected for their “cultural, historic and/or aesthetic importance,” the films picked range from such beloved actioners as “Die Hard,” childhood classic “The Goonies,” the seminal “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” and the mind-bending “Memento,” with plenty of other genres and styles represented among the list.

The additions span 1905 to 2000, and includes Hollywood blockbusters, documentaries, silent movies, animation, shorts, independent, and even home movies. The 2017 selections bring the number of films in the registry to 725.

“The selection of a film to the National Film Registry recognizes its importance to American cinema and the nation’s cultural and historical heritage,” Hayden said in an official statement. “Our love affair with motion pictures is a testament to their enduring power to enlighten, inspire and
See full article at Indiewire »

Why Star Wars: The Last Jedi Has A Lot To Live Up To

Neil Calloway on why the second films in Star Wars trilogies are the best…

Unless you’ve been hiding out on Dagobah or in the Outer Rim Territories, you’ll be aware that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released this week. It’s a Star Wars movie, so has a lot to live up to, but it’s also the second film in the trilogy, so it will probably be the best one.

It’s not only the fact that Rian Johnson has been given carte blanche on his own Star Wars trilogy to follow this one, and personally I’m looking forward to him telling the story of the Gungans in great detail, but precedent also says it has the most potential.

In the same way that people who know these things say the even numbered Star Trek films are better than the odd numbered ones (don’t
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Publicity Vet Katie Martin Kelley Leaving Paramount (Exclusive)

Publicity veteran Katie Martin Kelley is leaving Paramount Pictures at the end of the year, Variety has learned. Kelley currently serves as executive vice president of domestic publicity. She has been with the studio for 12 years, and the decision to leave is said to be her own.

In a note to staff, Kelley wrote, “Our industry, like so many others, is experiencing rapid change. Continuing to demand a wider spectrum of diverse, inclusive, and underrepresented voices and perspectives is needed and, I hope, among our ongoing objectives. I look forward to being a part of what comes next.”

It’s unclear where Kelley will land next. She has a wide network of media contacts, and is respected for her honesty and sense of humor. Kelley has shown a particular talent for helping orchestrate the Oscar campaigns of such nominated films as “Fences” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

Kelley joined the company in 2006 as vice president of publicity
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Armie Hammer Will Make Broadway Debut in Straight White Men

Armie Hammer Will Make Broadway Debut in Straight White Men
Armie Hammer will be making his Broadway debut in June 2018 when he stars in the Second Stage Theater production of the play Straight White Men, it was announced Monday. Hammer will be acting alongside Top Gun actor Tom Skeritt in the play that is described as a "hilariously ruthless look at the classic American father-son drama." The play, which is set at Christmastime, has yet to announce who will play Hammer's onstage brothers. But their casting remains highly anticipated due to the play's popularity during an Off Broadway run in 2014 at the Public House Theater. Hammer joins the cast of the Broadway play following his triumphant performance in the hit film Call Me by Your Name, which was...
See full article at E! Online »

In Praise Of The Short Series

Neil Calloway wishes TV producers would quit while they are ahead…

The news was as disappointing as it was depressingly inevitable. The Night Manager – the best

“limited drama” (we used to call them miniseries, but that makes it sound like a cheap daytime melodrama) of last year, is getting a sequel.

I should be excited – I got drawn into The Night Manager when my then girlfriend (she’s now my fiancée) was watching it while I was reading, and ended up enjoying it every bit as much as she did. We even ended up going to a talk by the writer, David Farr, the producer Simon Cornwell, and the director Susanne Bier. I’m the prime target audience for a follow-up, but my heart sank when I saw the news.

Part of the reason The Night Manager worked so well was that it was only six episodes; enough for some
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

The Days Of Thunder vs Dick Tracy blockbuster rivalry

Simon Brew Dec 4, 2017

The summer of 1990 was supposed to be a showdown between Dick Tracy and Days Of Thunder. It was a bit of an odd rivalry...

It would be fair to say that the top five movies at the Us box office in 1990 didn’t follow the rule book. In fact, 1990 saw Hollywood’s blockbuster formula falter, to the point that conversations were rife about whether a sea change was coming. Dramtic changes in blockbuster mentality were certainly on the way, as it happened, but not for a decade or so. Yet the seed was planted in 1990 that sure-fire blockbuster hits weren’t always, well, sure-fire blockbuster hits.

See related Vic and Bob: an appreciation House Of Fools episode 1 review: The Conan Affair House Of Fools: BBC cancels Reeves and Mortimer's sitcom

Not that many people saw it coming, Off the back of 1989’s blockbuster business, Hollywood was bullish.
See full article at Den of Geek »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Showtimes | External Sites