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Summary:  After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.

Year: 2022

Cinema Release Dates:  26th May 2022 (Australia), 4th May 2022 (Thailand), 27th May 2022 (UK), 27th May 2022 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: TBA

Country: USA

Director: Joseph Kosinski

Screenwriter: Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie

Cast: Monica Barbaro (Lt. Natasha ‘Phoenix’ Trace), Jennifer Connelly (Penny Benjamin), Tom Cruise (Capt. Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell), Greg Tarzan Davis (Lt. Javy ‘Coyote’ Machado), Jay Ellis (Lt. Reuben ‘Payback’ Fitch), Jon Hamm (Adm. Beau ‘Cyclone’ Simpson), James Handy (Bartender Jimmy), Ed Harris (Radm. Chester ‘Hammer’ Cain), Manny Jacinto (Lt. Billy ‘Fritz’ Avalone), Jean Louisa Kelly (Sarah Kazansky), Tommy Kijas (Big Roy), Val Kilmer (Adm. Tom ‘Iceman’ Kazansky), Raymond Lee (Lt. Logan ‘Yale’ Lee), Charles Parnell (Adm. Solomon ‘Warlock’ Bates), Jake Picking (Lt. Brigham ‘Harvard’ Lennox), Glen Powell (Lt. Jake ‘Hangman’ Seresin), Lewis Pullman (Lt. Robert ‘Bob’ Floyd), Danny Ramirez (Mickey ‘Fanboy’ Garcia), Bashir Salahuddin (Wo-1 Bernie ‘Hondo’ Coleman), Jake Schumacher (Lt. Neil ‘Omaha’ Vikander), Miles Teller (Lt. Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw), Kara Wang (Lt. Callie ‘Halo’ Bassett), Lyliana Wray (Amelia)

Running Time: 130 mins

Classification: M (Australia), 13 (Thailand), 12-A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

OUR TOP GUN: MAVERICK REVIEWS

David Griffiths’ Top Gun: Maverick Review:

Filmmaker Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion) has one of the toughest jobs in cinema this year. See it is Mr Kosinski who is the man responsible for bringing Top Gun: Maverick to the big screen. Mark my words if the film is a flop there will be people baying for his blood because the original Top Gun film is not just a favourite for many cinemaphiles it is an absolute classic that was lauded with changing cinema forever.

Now as if there isn’t enough weight already on Kosinski’s shoulders he’s also had to wait that little bit longer for the verdict on the film because it has been repeatedly pushed back due to the pandemic. By the time it opens in cinemas this week it will nearly be two and half years since the date it was originally scheduled for release.

Well perhaps we can lighten that load a little for Mr Kosinski because we have seen Top Gun: Maverick and as a fan who has been waiting over 30 years for another film in the franchise I can say the film more than lives up to expectations.

This time around we find Maverick (Tom Cruise Rainman) still technically a Navy pilot but now testing new era aircraft. It’s not his ideal role but at least it isn’t retirement but as usual Maverick tests the nerves and patients of the top brass and soon finds himself close to being forced to retire.

Luckily for him though he is saved by Iceman (Val Kilmer – The Saint) who is now a highly ranked officer and he is given the task of being sent to the Top Gun Academy to help train a team of pilots for a near impossible mission.

On arrival at Top Gun Maverick instantly finds he is not wanted by his new boss, Cyclone (Jon Hamm – The Town), and discovers that his former deceased flight partner Gooses’ son Rooster (Miles Teller – Divergent) is part of the team that he has to train. Like Cyclone Rooster soon shows that he also has not time for Maverick.

To the credit of Kosinski and Tom Cruise, who had a lot of creative input into the film, what we have here is a rare exception in the cinema landscape – a sequel that more than matches the original film. Even a quick glance at this film will show that the action sequences here sets it apart from anything that we have seen in cinema over the past decades. Marvel could only dream of creating something as original as this.

There are no shortcuts with this film as one of the rules Cruise had about being part of this film was that the use of CGI was to be limited. Yes just like the original film Top Gun: Maverick sees the filmmakers having to work very closely with the Navy and shots on aircraft carriers were filmed on real carriers and the sequences with actual fighter jets were mostly shot with actual jets. Even Cruise’s own private antique aircraft makes an appearance.

The result is something that nobody could have predicted. The scenes of jet fighters flying low through canyons or shooting off with their afterburner glowing is nothing short of spectacular and needs to be seen on the biggest screen available. Knowing that the cast including Cruise, Teller, Monica Barbaro  (The Good Cop) and Lewis Pullman (Them That Follow) are actually in a jet and experiencing the G’s that put agony across their face adds to a realism that an action film has no right happening.

Even the screenwriting team nail their jobs with this film. There is nothing in it that disrespects any of the characters from the past and given how ill Val Kilmer was when they were making this film they treat his character with the upmost respect. Unlike a lot of sequels or reboots even the new characters, which include an old flame of Maverick’s Penny Benjamin (Jennifer Connelly – A Beautiful Mind), add to the storyline rather than hinder it.

In fact it is the performance of one of the actors playing one of the new characters that really steals the show here. Miles Teller is truly sensational as Rooster. It is obvious that he has studied the performance of Anthony Edwards who played his father, Goose, in the original film because he seems to capture all the same mannerisms that Edwards brought to his character in an eerily good way. Even the scenes where he has to stand up to Cruise, one of the best actors of our generation, have a raw power to them and it feels like an honour watching this young actor go from strength to strength.

There is simply just so much to love about Top Gun: Maverick from sensational visual and action sequences through to a plot that actually allows its stars the ability to put in some brilliant acting performances. As far as sequels go this is pure perfection!

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You can read our review of Top Gun: Maverick that appeared in The Phuket News right here –

https://www.thephuketnews.com/top-gun-maverick-big-action-for-the-big-screen-84350.php

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The teaser trailer for Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning has just been released.

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Hayley Atwell, Shea Whigham, Pom Klementieff, Esai Morales, Henry Czerny, Rob Delaney, Cary Elwes, Indira Varma, Mark Gatiss, Charles Parnell, Greg Tarzan Davis and Frederick Schmidt the film is set for release on July 13th 2023.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge join Tom Cruise, and co-stars Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Lewis Pullman, Greg Tarzan Davis, along with filmmakers Joe Kosinski, Jerry Bruckheimer & Christopher McQuarrie at the Top Gun: Maverick Royal Film Performance & UK Premiere in London.

Starring Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Bashir Salahuddin, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Greg Tarzan Davis with Ed Harris and Val Kilmer and directed by Joseph Kosinski Top Gun: Maverick will hit cinemas on May 26th.

Today we take you behind the scenes with this exciting new featurette:

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 TOPGUN 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.

Summary:  A talented New York City bartender takes a job at a bar in Jamaica and falls in love.

Year: 1988

Cinema Release Dates: 1st December 1988 (Australia), 20th January 1989 (UK), 29th July 1988 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: Out now in all regions.

Country: USA, Canada

Director: Roger Donaldson

Screenwriter: Heywood Gould

Cast: Lisa Banes (Bonnie), Bryan Brown (Doug Coughlin), Tom Cruise (Brian Flanagan), Ron Dean (Uncle Pat), Robert Donley (Eddie), Diane Douglass (Mrs. Rivkin), Andrea Doven (Dulcy), Ellen Foley (Eleanor), Gina Gershon (Coral), Laurence Luckinbill (Mr. Mooney), Kelly Lynch (Kerry Coughlin), Kenneth McGregor (Robert Powell), Elisabeth Shue (Jordan Mooney)

Running Time: 104 mins

Classification: M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

OUR COCKTAIL REVIEWS

David Griffiths’ Cocktail Review:

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Cocktail (1988) on IMDb

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Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt in MISSIONIMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT, joined by Henry Cavill, Simon PeggRebecca Ferguson & Vanessa Kirby.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT in cinemas AUGUST 2.

 

The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong.  Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.

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