Tom Cruise has gone from mega 80s superstar to couch-jumping nutball over the course of his career. With his off-screen demeanor calming down a bit, he's revived his career (see: 'Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol') and he's back on top of the Hollywood mountain, especially with his upcoming role in 'Rock of Ages.' But has his career resurgence made him go a bit bananas again?
Have you had enough ridiculous in your week? What if we told you that Tom Cruise is starring in a 'Van Helsing' reboot and fans are pushing for Donald Glover to star in Michael Bay's 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' movie? All this and Will Smith on a gyro-cycle in this week's dose of ridiculous!
In this installment of Sibling Revivalry, Lindsay and I tackle reader Alex’s suggestion – the beloved 1986 Tony Scott classic ‘Top Gun.’
Lindsay was far less trepidatious about this one. Probably because it stars a hunky cast, most notably: young and spritely versions of Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer and Anthony Edwards.
Turns out, she didn’t just see past the film’s “cheesy” exterior, hunky pilots and Iceman’s “Jersey Shore blowout” to enjoy some of its underlying themes, she also dropped some major knowledge on me regarding the way films affected her adolescence. Without further ado, here’s our conversation after my little sister’s first viewing of ‘Top Gun’…26 years after its release.
Do Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci - writers of 'Star Trek,' 'Transformers' and 'Cowboys & Aliens' - ever sleep? Because it's amazing to see how many projects these two end up doing within the span of a year. They continue to pack on even more pictures to their already overflowing pile with the help of Universal Pictures.
Let's be honest: 'Rock of Ages' doesn't look so hot. At least not based on the film's trailer. But if you've ever had a jones to hear Tom Cruise sing Def Leppard or Russell Brand sing REO Speedwagon, then you're in luck. The details for the 'Rock of Ages' soundtrack have been released that show us exxactly what we'll be listening to and who'll be singing it, when the film hits theaters.