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‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Breakout Glen Powell Made a Cocky Fighter Pilot His Own After Losing Different Role

Glen Powell has been waiting for this moment. And waiting, and waiting. In the summer of 2018, the Texan actor, best known for roles in Richard Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some!!,” Best Picture nominee “Hidden Figures,” and Netflix’s breakout rom-com hit “Set It Up,” was up for a major part in the long-simmering “Top Gun” sequel. […]

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Tom Cruise Says He Wouldn’t Allow ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ to Debut on Streaming

“Top Gun: Maverick,” Tom Cruise’s long-awaited return to the danger zone, had to take a few detours due to Covid-19.When the pandemic hit, the sequel to 1986’s “Top Gun” was supposed to open on June 24, 2020. Those plans had to be rearranged when theaters shuttered and movie-going struggled to return. Now, at long last, […]

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Year Of The Vampire: The Hunger Is A Deceptively Gorgeous Movie About Grooming

(Welcome to Year of the Vampire, a series examining the greatest, strangest, and sometimes overlooked vampire movies of all time in honor of “Nosferatu,” which turns 100 this year.)Trigger Warning: Be advised that this article deals with issues of assault and grooming. If you are a survivor there are resources available. The atmospheric horror thriller “The […]

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Tom Cruise Cries in Lady Gaga’s ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Music Video for ‘Hold My Hand’ Ballad

The loss of Goose (Anthony Edwards) still haunts the “Top Gun” films, despite Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) flying high once more.Oscar winner Lady Gaga announced original song “Hold My Hand” for “Top Gun: Maverick,” the sequel to the hit 1986 film, in theaters May 27. The “House of Gucci” star released the emotional music […]

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‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’: Can a Sequel Be Too Late?

In the noisy circus of CinemaCon, two presentations cut through the static: Disney debuted the trailer for James Cameron’s “Avatar: The Way of Water,” while attendees got their first look at Paramount’s long-long-long-awaited Tom Cruise sequel “

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