Star Wars Meets Top Gun

Star Wars trailer mash-ups are a dime a dozen, but sometimes a special one comes along that reminds you how much fun the internet can be. In this case, we have a montage of epic space battle footage prominently featuring the X-wing starfighter that the Rebel Alliance and the Resistance used so frequently, and it’s all set to Kenny Loggins‘ 1986 rock classic “Danger Zone” from the adrenaline-fueled, high-flying hit Top Gun. It’ll get you amped up about Star Wars all over again. Read More »

Harry Potter Quidditch Featurette

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, go behind the scenes of the Quidditch sequences from the Harry Potter film franchise. See what a fighter pilot has to say after reviewing flying scenes from movies like Top Gun, Pearl Harbor, and Behind Enemy Lines. And finally, watch some bloopers from The Goonies episode of Josh Gad‘s nostalgic web series Reunited Apart. Read More »

Top Gun: Maverick

Tom Cruise has proven to be the ultimate daredevil when it comes to his big screen career. At 57-years old, Cruise is still pulling off death-defying stunts that seem to be getting bigger and bigger, especially when it comes to the Mission: Impossible franchise. Cruise took it another step further with Top Gun: Maverick, because he actually suited up to do some real flying in F-18 jets. Even more surprising, he got the rest of the cast to hop in cockpits too. Cruise said, “There’s never been an aerial sequence shot this way.” Read More »

Top Gun: Maverick Super Bowl Spot

It wouldn’t be the Super Bowl if you didn’t feel a little need for speed. Thankfully, Paramount Pictures is here with a Super Bowl spot for the eagerly anticipated sequel Top Gun: Maverick. The one and only Tom Cruise returns as the titular hot shot pilot, but this time, he’s the one dealing with some new pilots, including Miles Teller as Lt. Bradley Bradshaw, the son of the late Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Check out the Top Gun: Maverick Super Bowl spot for a sneak peek. Read More »

Top Gun: Maverick Photos

Top Gun: Maverick soars into theaters this summer. Though the title would indicate that this movie is all about the return of Tom Cruise as one of the best aviators the Navy has ever seen, there are plenty of other up-and-coming cadets who will be getting screentime next to him. We already know Miles Teller is playing the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose,” but thanks to a new set of Top Gun: Maverick photos, we now know his call sign, along with a few of the other supporting cast members taking to the sky. Read More »

Everyone has a favorite Val Kilmer movie. Since the early ‘80s, Kilmer has been a beloved actor in Hollywood with films like Real Genius, Willow, Batman Forever and Heat. Starring in several films that are staples in many people’s childhood and young adult life, Kilmer was the perfect choice to spotlight for a Rolling Roadshow weekend – especially with the recent announcement of Top Gun 2: Maverick, the sequel to his 1986 action film where he portrayed his infamous (yet lovable) role as IceMan alongside Tom Cruise. This past weekend, I had the distinct pleasure of seeing not one, but two outdoor screenings courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse – Tombstone and Top Gun, with the wingman himself in attendance. 

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Stranger Things World Tour

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch what happens when Maverick from Top Gun is forced go up against MacGruber. Plus, watch a trailer for an upcoming digital short chronicling the Stranger Things world tour that the cast embarked upon, and listen in as Kristen Stewart breaks down her most memorable roles, ranging from early roles like Panic Room to stardom in Twilight and beyond. Read More »

Rolling Roadshow Top Gun

A couple of weeks ago, I had the immense pleasure of attending a Rolling Roadshow screening of Red Headed Stranger at Willie Nelsons ranch in Luck, Texas. If youve never experienced a Rolling Roadshow event, youre missing out. Its a one-of-a-kind outdoor cinematic experience thats a hell of a lot of fun.

This time, Alamo Drafthouses Rolling Roadshow is teaming up with Austin Food and Wine Alliance for two outdoor events featuring screenings of Tombstone and Top Gun, and star Val Kilmer himself will also be in attendance each night. Read More »

sequel bits toy story

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Tom Hanks gets emotional about the Toy Story 4 ending.
  • Fede Alvarez says that despite recent reports, the Labyrinth 2 script isn’t done.
  • Tom Cruise is allegedly learning to really fly fighter jets for Top Gun 2, because of course he is.
  • Peter Jackson says Tintin 2 might film next year, but we’ll believe it when we see it.
  • Richard Donner offers an update on Lethal Weapon 5.
  • The Jay and Silent Bob reboot will start shooting next year.

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top gun 2 script

Fresh off the massive critical and commercial success of Mission: Impossible – FalloutChristopher McQuarrie is feeling the need to reunite with his star and longtime collaborator Tom Cruise once again. The filmmaker has been tapped to rewrite the Top Gun 2 script, which will make it McQuarrie and Cruise’s tenth film together. Read More »