Top Gun

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Organization Honors Actors and Films, Starting With Top Gun

'The Banshees of Inisherin' collects most awards from National Board of Review

(Newser) - Top Gun: Maverick, 2022's biggest box-office hit, has been named the best film of the year by the National Board of Review. Though the National Board of Review, a long-running organization comprised of film enthusiasts and academics, has no overlap or correlation to other awards bodies, the win adds...

Top Gun: Maverick Joins Elite Club
Top Gun: Maverick
Joins Elite Club

Top Gun: Maverick Joins Elite Club

Tom Cruise flick has made $1B at the box office

(Newser) - Top Gun: Maverick has now made more than $1 billion worldwide at the box office, one of just 50 movies (not adjusted for inflation) to have ever done so, according to Paramount. It's the studio's second-highest-grossing movie ever domestically, behind 1997's Titanic, CNN reports. It's also...

Lawsuit Calls for an End to Top Gun Screenings

Heirs of magazine article author say Paramount had no rights to make sequel

(Newser) - Top Gun: Maverick has gotten rave reviews and has had a huge first two weekends at the box office , but if the heirs of the author of a 1983 magazine article have their way, no one else will get a chance to see it. The article in question, "Top...

Top Gun: Maverick Is a Throwback—and a 'Blast'
'A Textbook Example of
How to Make a Sequel'

'A Textbook Example of How to Make a Sequel'

Critics praise visuals, nostalgia of 'Top Gun: Maverick'

(Newser) - The praise for Top Gun: Maverick has not let up. The sequel to Tony Scott's 1986 classic, out Friday, drew rave reviews at CinemaCon and now has a 96% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes . Audiences are even happier, at 99%. Still harboring a streak of rebellion, Navy pilot...

Top Gun Sequel, Cruise Blow Away Cannes

Star unexpectedly receives Palme d'Or, movie fest's most esteemed prize, for 'Top Gun: Maverick'

(Newser) - Early buzz on the Top Gun sequel has been astoundingly good , and that only continued this week at the Cannes Film Festival, where the movie received a five-minute standing ovation, and star Tom Cruise was handed a surprise Palme d'Or, the festival's most esteemed prize. Deadline reports that...

Top Gun Sequel 'Took Everyone's Breath Away' at CinemaCon

It's the 'perfect blockbuster,' says one viewer

(Newser) - The reported 800 hours of footage recorded in the making of the new Top Gun movie was well worth it, according to those who got a first look at the film at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Thursday. Top Gun: Maverick "generated rave first reactions" and at several points...

Val Kilmer Didn't Want That Role in Top Gun
Val Kilmer:
Tom Cruise
Impressed Me

Val Kilmer: Young Tom Cruise Impressed Me

Actor out with a memoir

(Newser) - Val Kilmer is out with a memoir, I'm Your Huckleberry, the title taken from the famous line he uttered in Tombstone. And while the book touches on his throat cancer and his high-profile relationships with the likes of Cher and Cindy Crawford, per ABC News , an excerpt in the...

Tom Cruise Confirms Top Gun Sequel
Tom Cruise Confirms Top Gun 2

Tom Cruise Confirms Top Gun 2

Maverick will be back

(Newser) - Tom Cruise has confirmed he'll be in Top Gun 2, and while there aren't many 54-year-old Navy fighter pilots in the real world, Maverick is unlikely to spend the film on desk duty. Cruise told Aussie interviewers Tuesday he'll be appearing in a sequel to 1986's...

Top Gun Inspiration Makes History at Pentagon

Christine Fox is acting No. 2, highest defense post ever held by a woman

(Newser) - For someone who has spent a chunk of her career in the wonky position of budget strategist for the Pentagon, Christine Fox now has two decidedly unwonky gems on her resume:
  • President Obama today appointed her as the acting No. 2 at the Pentagon, an "unprecedented move" that gives

Tony Scott Was Cancer- Free: Coroner

Still no known motive behind Top Gun director's suicide

(Newser) - Contrary to earlier reports , Top Gun director Tony Scott wasn't suffering from brain cancer or any other serious illness when he committed suicide in August, the coroner says. Scott did, however, have "therapeutic levels" of sleep drug Lunesta and antidepressant Mirtazipine in his body, the Los Angeles Times...

Top Gun Director Had Inoperable Brain Cancer

Tony Scott left several notes to loved ones

(Newser) - Top Gun director Tony Scott, who jumped off a Los Angeles bridge to his death yesterday, was suffering from inoperable brain cancer, an insider tells ABC News . Police got multiple calls about the jump yesterday around 12:35pm; a number of boaters witnessed the scene, TMZ reports. "He landed...

Top Gun Director Leaps to Death From LA Bridge
 Top Gun Director 
 Leaps to Death 
 From LA Bridge 


Top Gun Director Leaps to Death From LA Bridge

Tony Scott left suicide note in his Prius: cops

(Newser) - Top Gun director Tony Scott committed suicide yesterday by leaping to his death from a Los Angeles bridge, according to authorities. Scott, 68, jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge, which spans San Pedro and Terminal Island, reports AP . He reportedly jumped " without hesitation ." A suicide note was found...

Kelly McGillis Weds Girlfriend in Civil Union; Top Gun Star Came Out as Lesbian Last Year
 Top Gun Star Weds Girlfriend 

Top Gun Star Weds Girlfriend

Kelly McGillis came out as lesbian last year

(Newser) - Kelly McGillis, perhaps better known as Tom Cruise’s love interest in Top Gun, wed her girlfriend in a civil union ceremony Wednesday. McGillis, who came out last year, met Melanie Leis when Leis was a bartender at a Florida restaurant McGillis owned with then-husband Fred Tillman, Radar reports. The...

10 Ridiculous '80s Remakes
 10 Ridiculous '80s Remakes 

10 Ridiculous '80s Remakes

Let's be honest, some of these movies were bad already

(Newser) - It seems like Hollywood is churning out nothing but remakes these days, and Tom Chivers runs down 10 of the most ridiculous sounding ones on the horizon—almost all from the glorious 1980s—in the Telegraph :
  • The A-Team: Most troubling is the casting of Liam Neeson as Hannibal: “He's

Best. Bromance. Ever.
 Best. Bromance. Ever. 

Best. Bromance. Ever.

(Newser) - Some people may see Star Trek for the action. Some go for the bromance. In Star Trek II, when Spock used his dying breath to tell Kirk, “I have been and always shall be your friend,” it cemented them as the greatest bromance ever. But not all guy...

Top Gun Star Comes Out After 39 Years
Top Gun Star Comes Out
After 39 Years

Top Gun Star Comes Out After 39 Years

Twice-married McGillis says she's 'done with the man thing'

(Newser) - Top Gun and The L Word star Kelly McGillis has confirmed longstanding rumors that she's a lesbian, saying she's unequivocally "done with the man thing," SheWired reports. McGillis, 51, said she has wrestled with her sexuality since adolescence and believed God was punishing her for being gay. "...

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