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Right from the first few seconds of Top Gun Maverick, you are hit with an overwhelming sense of Déjà vu. The opening sequence is identical to the original including the music score. Thankfully the sequences are updated to show some new aircraft footage, however that sense of “I’ve seen this before” is repeated throughout the movie.
Maverick racing a plane on his motorcycle – check!
Aviators without shirts playing a game in the sand – check!
Love scene – check!
They even include movie clips from the original Top Gun (I’m guessing to catch anyone up who just came out from under a rock.) Even with all of the repeated scenes, the footage of the actors actually flying the planes and the aerial photography does not disappoint. The acting was great, Tom Cruise looked great and act 3 of the movie makes it a movie that does not disappoint, so go see it this weekend.
Well, it’s happened again. Top Gun: Maverick has been delayed AGAIN due to to fears that the movie theaters won’t be full.
Top Gun: Maverick synopsis
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.”
Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
The sequel to Top Gun was originally slated for November 19th, 2021 just in time for Thanksgiving break. The new date is May 27, 2022.
In these troubling times, it’s reassuring to see the movie industry make some changes. Most recently, Universal Pictures decided to release “The Invisible Man”, “Emma” and “The Hunt” straight to on-demand channels. At first I thought just the movie theater sites were getting exclusive rights but I quickly found other outlets, like DISH On-Demand, offers these newly released movies as well. The catch – the prices are highly inflated around $19.99 per 48 hour rental. Of course if I had seen these in the theater, I would have only paid around $8 per ticket, however the convenience of being able to watch in the comfort of my home is worth the extra money. Read the rest of this entry »
This week I was asked to screen “SOLO: a Star Wars story” and I have to say, it was really good. The movie was set up to truly stand alone. In fact, if you’ve never seen a Star Wars movie, you would still appreciate this one. Read the rest of this entry »
The follow on movie to Ant-Man, titles Ant-Man and the Wasp released the first trailer recently.
The plot: As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is slated to release in the U.S. July 6, 2018.
Check out the trailer here:
Disney allowed me to screen “Alice Through the Looking Glass” tonight.
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Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world! Read the rest of this entry »
The first trailer for the upcoming “Finding Dory” premiered today. Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?“Finding Dory” swims into theaters June 17, 2016. Read the rest of this entry »
If you are a fan of Stephen King like myself, then you will be glad to hear that the reality of a “The Dark Tower” movie is one step closer. Today StephenKing.com and Stephen King via Twitter announced Matthew McConaughey as “The Man in Black” and Idris Elba as “The Gunslinger” for a movie release of the popular series. Read the rest of this entry »