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‘Assassination Nation’ Review

Stars: Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse, Abra, Colman Domingo, Bill Skarsgård, Joel McHale, Anika Noni Rose, Bella Thorne, Maude Apatow, Cody Christian, Danny Ramirez | Written and Directed by Sam Levinson

The Salem witch trials are brought screaming into the 21st century through the lens of the modern teenage experience. This is the story of how the town “lost its f-ing mind.” With its cellphone alerts and glitchy, grindy soundtrack, it’s a snapshot of youth today. It will date instantly, of course. But right now it’s enough to make you ditch your smartphone and go back to the 3310. Assassination Nation is a sensory shotgun to the face. It’s multi-layered and it feels vital.

The highly fractured story gravitates around four high school friends. Popular and trendy, they lead their private lives, share some of it online, and then come together and chat about the bits they shared.
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Tom Cruise reportedly learning to actually fly fighter jets for Top Gun: Maverick

Despite the fact that cameras have been rolling on Top Gun: Maverick, it was announced back in August that production on the sequel to the 80s action classic would be going on hiatus, with Paramount pushing back the release of the film a year to 2020.

At the time, it was reported that the delay was to allow its cast more time for training, and if a report from The Sun is to be believed, it seems that training may involve Tom Cruise actually learning to fly fighter jets for his second outing as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell.

“Tom is well known for doing his own stunts and the Top Gun sequel is no different,” claims The Sun’s ‘source’. “He prides himself on making the action sequences as realistic as possible… He won’t film all the flight sequences, it’s too dangerous, but he will fly some, making him the
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Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly recreate iconic Top Gun moment in Top Gun: Maverick set photo

As filming continues on the long-awaited Top Gun: Maverick, the latest set photos from the sequel to the 1986 action classic show Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly recreating the famous motorcycle scene from the original film, with a Kawasaki Ninja H2 standing in for the GPZ900R and Connelly’s single mother character replacing Kelly McGillisCharlie Blackwood; check out the new set photo on Twitter

See Also: Mission: Impossible – Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie rewriting Top Gun: Maverick for Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise & Jennifer Connelly Top Gun 2 https://t.co/s4Q2IDYJxa pic.twitter.com/JJjdpOvM98

— cinelander (@cinelander) November 2, 2018

See Also: Top Gun: Maverick casting breakdown reveals new call signs

Top Gun: Maverick sees returning stars Tom Cruise (Maverick) and Val Kilmer (Iceman), joined in the cast by Jennifer Connolly (American Pastoral), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Ed Harris (Westworld), Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale), Glen Powell (Hidden Figures
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Mission: Impossible – Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie rewriting Top Gun: Maverick for Tom Cruise

As he prepares to return to the Danger Zone in Top Gun: Maverick, Empire has revealed that Tom Cruise has enlisted his frequent collaborator and Mission: Impossible – Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie to rewrite the screenplay for the sequel to the 80s classic.

Top Gun: Maverick will mark the tenth time that Cruise and McQuarrie have worked together, beginning in 2008 with Valkyrie and also includes Jack Reacher, Edge of Tomorrow, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and The Mummy.

See Also: Tom Cruise gets back on the motorcycle in Top Gun: Maverick set photos

McQuarrie is set to rewrite a script originally penned by Justin Marks (The Jungle Book), while Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion) directs.

Top Gun: Maverick sees returning stars Tom Cruise (Maverick) and Val Kilmer (Iceman), joined in the cast by Jennifer Connolly (American Pastoral), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Ed Harris (Westworld), Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale), Glen Powell
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Top Gun 2 Script Gets an Assist from Mission: Impossible - Fallout Director

Top Gun 2 Script Gets an Assist from Mission: Impossible - Fallout Director
It looks like Tom Cruise has brought in one of his favorite collaborators to help polish up the script for Top Gun 2: Maverick. Christopher McQuarrie, who most recently wrote/directed Mission: Impossible - Fallout, has been brought on board to do a little additional script work on the highly-anticipated sequel to the 80s classic that helped make Cruise a star. Since the movie was recently delayed by a full year, it apparently gave them a bit of time to some polishing. What's another year for those who have been waiting to see this since 1986?

During a recent interview, while they didn't touch on the topic too much, Tom Cruise revealed that Christopher McQuarrie has been brought in to work on Top Gun 2: Maverick. This isn't meant to be cause for concern. The main script is done. It appears as though McQuarrie is just going to be adding some touches and doing a punch-up.
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Hans Zimmer joins original Top Gun composer, Harold Faltermeyer to create score for sequel

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Veteran score legend Hans Zimmer has landed in the ‘danger zone’ to help compose the score for the Tom Cruise’s Top Gun sequel, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’.

Zimmer, who has previously worked on Tom Cruise movies such as Rain Man, Days of Thunder and Mission: Impossible II will be joining the original Top Gun score creator Harold Faltermeyer.

The follow up to Tony Scott’s 1986 action outing will see Cruise return as Maverick, who has never lost that loving feeling for his need for speed, is set to return as a flight instructor to a whole host of young Geese, Icemen and Mavericks wanting to follow in his almighty flight footsteps. Iceman, in the original, was a very worthy rival of Maverick ’s with his death-defying stunts through the air. No further plot details have as yet unsurfaced.

Also in the news – Matthias Schoenaerts joins the star-studded cast of Steven Soderbergh
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Harold Faltermeyer and Hans Zimmer to score Top Gun: Maverick

The official website for Hans Zimmer has revealed that the Oscar-winning composer will be teaming with Harold Faltermeyer, composer on the original Top Gun, to score the 2020 sequel Top Gun: Maverick.

Faltermeyer, who is probably best known for composing the ‘Axel F’ theme from Beverly Hills Cop, last worked with Cruise on the original Top Gun, while Zimmer has scored the likes of Rain Man, Days of Thunder, Mission: Impossible II and The Last Samurai.

Top Gun: Maverick was recently pushed back a year to 2020 to allow time for its cast to train for the flight sequences. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but we do know that Millers Teller (Whiplash) is set to play the son of Goose, who is training at the Top Gun academy under Cruise’s Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell.

See Also: Kenny Loggins has spoke with Tom Cruise about a new version of Danger Zone
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Tom Cruise gets back on the motorcycle in Top Gun: Maverick set photos

Coming off the back of the blockbuster success of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Tom Cruise has dusted off the motorcycle and the aviators as he reprises the role of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell for Top Gun: Maverick, the hotly-anticipated sequel to 1986’s action classic. Incredibly, there’s a 33-year gap between the above photo and the below…

Tom Cruise filming Top Gun 2 and looking like he stepped into a time machine. pic.twitter.com/YkdDpak9Ja

— Dave Quinn (@NineDaves) October 10, 2018

Top Gun: Maverick sees returning stars Tom Cruise (Maverick) and Val Kilmer (Iceman), joined in the cast by Jennifer Connolly (American Pastoral), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Ed Harris (Westworld), Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale), Glen Powell (Hidden Figures), Charles Parnell (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Bashir Salahuddin (Glow), Monica Barbaro (The Good Cop), Danny Ramirez (The Gifted), Manny Jacinto (The Good Place), Jay Ellis (Insecure), Kara Wang (Good Trouble), Jack Schumacher
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Top Gun: Maverick rounds out its supporting cast

Deadline is reporting that Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media’s Top Gun sequel Top Gun: Maverick has filled out its supporting cast with the addition of seven new faces.

Joining the Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion) directed film, which was recently delayed a year, are Kara Wang (Good Trouble), Jack Schumacher (Empire), Greg Tarzan Davis (Chicago P.D.), Jake Picking (Blockers), Raymond Lee (Mozart in the Jungle), Jean Louisa Kelly (Ant-Man) and Lyliana Wray (Strange Angel).

The new additions join the returning Tom Cruise (Maverick) and Val Kilmer (Iceman), alongside Jennifer Connolly (American Pastoral), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Ed Harris (Westworld), Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale), Glen Powell (Hidden Figures), Charles Parnell (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Bashir Salahuddin (Glow), Monica Barbaro (The Good Cop), Danny Ramirez (The Gifted), Manny Jacinto (The Good Place) and Jay Ellis (Insecure).

Top Gun: Maverick is set for release on June 26th 2020.

The post Top Gun: Maverick
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Lff 2018: ‘Assassination Nation’ Review

Stars: Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse, Abra, Colman Domingo, Bill Skarsgård, Joel McHale, Anika Noni Rose, Bella Thorne, Maude Apatow, Cody Christian, Danny Ramirez | Written and Directed by Sam Levinson

High school senior Lily and her crew of besties live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies, and chats – just like the rest of us. So when a provocateur starts posting details from the private digital lives of everyone in their small town of Salem, the result is a Category 5 shitstorm. We’re talking browser histories, direct messages, illegal downloads, secret text chains, and way, way, way worse. People get angry. Like, “rampaging murder posse” angry. And Lily finds herself right in the middle.

Sam Levinson’s Assassination Nation is one, if not the most, destructive, controversial and operatic films ever of such an excessive and progressive nature. Deconstructing and reconstructing itself in the wake of a complete bombardment
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Top Gun: Maverick adds The Good Place’s Manny Jacinto

Another pilot will be suiting up for Top Gun: Maverick. Deadline has reported The Good Place’s Manny Jacinto has joined the film alongside Miles Teller (Whiplash) and the returning Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer. Jacinto is set to play a pilot named Fritz.

The anticipated sequel will see Teller as Goose’s grown-up son who follows in his father’s footsteps by training to become a pilot at Top Gun with Maverick as his teacher. Not many other details are known, but it was recently pushed back from a 2019 release to 2020.

As well as starring in The Good Place, which just started its third season, Jacinto will be seen next in Bad Times at the El Royale alongside Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Infinity War) on October 12th.

Top Gun: Maverick is being directed by Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion) and sees the returning Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer joined in the cast
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Second Opinion – Assassination Nation (2018)

Assassination Nation, 2018.

Written and Directed by Sam Levinson.

Starring Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse, Abra, Colman Domingo, Bill Skarsgård, Joel McHale, Anika Noni Rose, Bella Thorne, Maude Apatow, Danny Ramirez, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Noah Galvin, Susan Misner, Lukas Gage, Jeff Pope, Joe Chrest, J.D. Evermore, and Cody Christian.

Synopsis:

After a malicious data hack exposes the secrets of the perpetually American town of Salem, chaos decends and four girls must fight to survive, while coping with the hack themselves.

As many of you can probably understand, critics do not watch movies in a bubble, meaning that when Assassination Nation began with a “trigger warning” montage creating awareness that we are about to see pretty much every politically incorrect activity imaginable, I had Ptsd flashbacks to watching Life Itself a week ago, a movie that shoehorns every kind of conceivable trauma in a hokey, convoluted, and unearned way to generate emotion.
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Top Gun 2 Gets Delayed by Almost a Year

Top Gun 2: Maverick is going to take a little bit longer to complete than previously thought. Paramount announced today that they are pushing the sequel back from July of 2019 to June of 2020. The project is currently filming and has been making additions to the cast over the last several weeks. The studio cites "extensive visual effects work and complicated flight scenes" as the reasoning for the 11 month delay of the film. The studio did not provide any other details on the nature of the production delay.

News of the Top Gun 2 delay comes a week after it was announced that Jon Hamm and Ed Harris had been added to the cast. It isn't clear who Hamm and Harris will be playing in the sequel, but they bring in some pretty big star power to a movie that was already packed with great actors. Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis, Bashir Salahuddin,
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Tom Cruise’s ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Pushed Back to 2020, ‘A Quiet Place’ Sequel Dated

  • Variety
Tom Cruise’s ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Pushed Back to 2020, ‘A Quiet Place’ Sequel Dated
Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun” sequel, “Top Gun: Maverick,” has been pushed back nearly a year from July 12, 2019, to June 26, 2020.

Paramount Pictures made the announcement on Wednesday. The extra time will give filmmakers the opportunity to work out the logistics of presenting flight sequences with new technology and planes. The sequel will be set in a world of drone technology and will explore the end of the era of dogfighting, with Cruise portraying a flight instructor. In May, Cruise posted a photo of himself in front of what appeared to be a Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet.

Oblivion” helmer Joe Kosinski is directing the film, a sequel to 1986’s “Top Gun,” from a script by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, and Eric Warren Singer. Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the first movie with the late Don Simpson, will produce with Cruise and Skydance CEO David Ellison.

“Only the Brave” star Miles Teller
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New Top Gun 2 Call Signs Revealed in Casting Breakdown

New Top Gun 2 Call Signs Revealed in Casting Breakdown
Filming is currently underway for Top Gun 2 and some new information has leaked about some of the awesome nicknames that the characters will have. The 1986 original includes the classic names Maverick, Goose, Iceman, Wolfman, Viper, Jester, Cougar, and Sundown. Director Joseph Kosinski is keeping that tradition alive for the sequel, which should make a lot of fans pretty happy to hear. In addition to the new nicknames, breakdowns of the characters have been released, shedding some more light on Top Gun 2.

The new casting breakdown for Top Gun 2 reveals that we're about to get introduced to the likes of Phoenix, Slayer, Payback, Fanboy, Warlock, Cyclone, Viking, Coyote, Lardo, Bob, and Harvard and Yale. Slayer is a pretty awesome throwback to the 80s and also the name of the world-famous thrash metal band. Warlock also has a pretty awesome 80s vibe to it as well and so does Lardo. But, who
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Top Gun: Maverick casting breakdown reveals new call signs

With production on Top Gun: Maverick set to resume this September, The Hollywood Reporter has got its hands on a casting breakdown which reveals the call signs for the new recruits set to join Tom Cruise’s Maverick and Val Kilmer’s Iceman at the Top Gun school – including the likes of Phoenix, Slayer, Bob, Warlock, Cyclone, Lardo, Payback, Fanboy, Harvard, Yale, Viking and Coyote.

Check them out here, along with character descriptions:

Top Gun: Maverick is being directed by Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion) and sees the returning Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer joined in the cast by Miles Teller (Whiplash), Jennifer Connolly (American Pastoral), Glen Powell (Hidden Figures), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Ed Harris (Westworld), Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale), Charles Parnell (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Bashir Salahuddin (Glow), Monica Barbaro (The Good Cop), Danny Ramirez (The Gifted) and Jay Ellis (Insecure).

Top Gun: Maverick will take
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Jon Hamm and Ed Harris Join Top Gun 2

Jon Hamm and Ed Harris Join Top Gun 2
The cast of Top Gun 2 continues to grow. Today, we bring you the news that a couple of heavy-hitters have joined the sequel, in addition to an up-and-coming star who has a solid foundation. Former Mad Men star Jon Hamm and the legendary Ed Harris, who recently starred in HBO's Westworld, have both joined the ensemble of the upcoming sequel. Unfortunately, at the present time, the nature of their roles hasn't been disclosed. Despite that, they bring some big star power to the project.

In addition to Jon Hamm and Ed Harris, actor Lewis Pullman has also joined the growing cast. His resume has been growing as of late, having starred in Strangers: Prey at Night, as well as having a role in the upcoming Drew Goddard movie Bad Times at the El Royale, which also boasts an impressive cast. He also happens to the be the son of actor Bill Pullman,
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Jon Hamm, Ed Harris & Lewis Pullman Just Joined The Cast Of ‘Top Gun 2’

Jon Hamm, Ed Harris and Lewis Pullman have all reportedly joined the cast of ‘Top Gun 2’ (aka Top Gun: Maverick), the Tom Cruise-led action sequel over at Paramount Pictures.

They join the already cast Cruise, Val Kilmer, Glen Powell, Jennifer Connelly and Miles Teller in the film, which is about to start shooting.

Deadline reports the news of the trio’s casting, adding that ‘Teller plays the son of Maverick’s former partner Goose (played by Anthony Edwards), who met his in the 1986 original. The plot is mostly under wraps but it follows Cruise’s Pete Mitchell who is now an instructor at the Top Gun school and taking Teller under his wing.’

No word on who Hamm, Harris or Pullman play, but they will appear alongside Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis, Bashir Salahuddin, Danny Ramirez and Monica Barbaro. The bad news in the Deadline article is that Leave No
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Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, and Lewis Pullman Join Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick just landed a few new great cast members! Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, and Lewis Pullman (The Strangers: Prey at Night) are set to star alongside Tom Cruise in the long-awaited sequel. 

This film has really put together an impressive line-up of actors that also includes Val Kilmer, Glen Powell, Jennifer Connelly and Miles Teller as Goose's son, who happens to have a beef with Maverick. 

The sequel centers around Maverick who becomes a Top Gun flight instructor and Goose's son joins the program. The relationship between Maverick and Goose's son is certainly going to make for an interesting story dynamic. 

Joseph Kosinski is directing the film and there several other young actors who will round out the cast. Those actors include Charles Parnell, Jay Ellis, Bashir Salahuddin, Danny Ramirez and Monica Barbaro.

Top Gun: Maverick is set to be released on July 12, 2019. 

Source: Deadline
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Top Gun: Maverick adds Jon Hamm and Ed Harris and more to cast

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The long-overdue sequel to Tom Cruise’s Top Gun, Top Gun: Maverick, is starting to take shape in the casting stakes. Nine new cast members have been added to the line-up including Leave No Trace’s Thomasin Mackenzie, Jon Hamm and Ed Harris.

Other’s joining the cast are Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell (A Million Little Pieces), Jay Ellis (Insecure), Bashir Salahuddin (Glow), Danny Ramirez (Assassination Nation), and Monica Barbaro (The Good Cop).

McKenzie will play the daughter of Jennifer Connelly’s character. Parnell will play the admiral Ellis, Barbaro and Ramirez will play hot-shot pilots at Cruise school, and Salahuddin is an engineer at the elite flying school.

Character details for Hamm, Harris and Pullman have not been revealed.

Also in news – Danny Boyle quits Bond 25

Joseph Kosinski, who reunites with Cruise after working together on in sci-fi thriller Oblivion, is directing the movie. Val Kilmer will also reprise
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