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.
It seems that Paramount feels the need... The need for speed. (Come on, like we weren't going there.) In a recent interview president Adam Goodman gave up the goods on several new projects, including the long-gestating 'Top Gun' sequel.
In his new movie, 'The Lucky One,' Zac Efron's decidedly adult role put him one step further away from the tween-friendly 'High School Musical' franchise that made him famous. So what types of roles is he hoping to play in the future?
Emily Blunt, who'll be seen alongside Jason Segel later this month in 'The Five-Year Engagement', is apparently in talks with Warner Bros. Pictures to sign up for a role opposite Tom Cruise in the big-screen adaptation of the novel 'All You Need is Kill.'
Journey, Joan Jett, Poison, and Bon Jovi. What do these artists have in common? They're now music that middle-aged people grew up with. They're also featured in the trailer for 'Rock of Ages' the Adam Shankman-directed musical starring Malin Ackerman, Alec Baldwin, Mary J. Blige, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Bryan Cranston, Paul Giamatti, Julianne Hough, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and one Mr. Tom Cruise.
If you're the betting kind, an equation that predicts the longevity of celebrity unions -- and, unlike those couplings, has a pretty good success rate -- could actually put some money in your pocket.
After a long year chasing names like Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale to star opposite Beyonce Knowles in Clint Eastwood's remake of 'A Star is Born,' WB is reaching out to Tom Cruise to fill the shoes once worn by Fredric March, James Mason, and Kris Kristofferson in three previous iterations of the classic story.