Category: Top Gun
“Everything Everywhere All At Once” Leads The Nominations For The 2023 Critics Choice Awards
Choices, choices, choices! When did there get to be so many choices? Earlier this month at the People’s Choice Awards, the People had their say and chose Mariska Hargitay to get upstaged by Kathy Hilton and Olivia Wilde’s nipples. And now it’s time for the Critics to nominate their choices for future choosing at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards. And maybe because the Critics are canonically more critical than the People, they’ve chosen Everything Everywhere All at Once over Olivia’s nipples, which along with Don’t Worry Darling, were left out of the choices for future choosing altogether. Why, in my day, three white men with cigars in a secret Hollywood backroom made all the choices over the flayed body of a virgin sacrifice, but nowadays, it seems, everybody gets to choose!
Jon Hamm Says That He’s “Worn Underwear Every Single Day” Of His Life
It’s been 10 years since Jon Hamm’s hefty trouser entity, fondly referred to as “The Hammaconda” has made its way into our cultural lexicon. Over the years we’ve ogled it on the set of Mad Men, on dog walks, and on the red carpet. The pants containing it have changed, but the tingles it elicits remain consistent. The Hammaconda has become a familiar, cherished old chum at this point, and it has always just been assumed that Jon likes to let his baby-arm hang free, considering we’ve seen the entire outline of it. But during his recent stop at The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM, Jon says that he’s never gone without underwear. And if the fact that his bulge is so prominent even WITH underwear has caused you to book the next flight out to find Jon and profess your insatiable thirst, slow your roll; because Jon also talked about how in love he is with his longtime girlfriend, Anna Osceola, and has even been contemplating marriage.
Jon Hamm Sorta Dissed Marvel Movies While Praising “Top Gun: Maverick”
Jon Hamm recently sat down for an interview with Entertainment Tonight to promote that new Fletch movie, and he talked, nay, bragged about the success of Top Gun: Maverick. In case you haven’t seen it, Jon plays a by-the-book admiral who constantly tsk-tsks that ne’rer-do-well Tom Cruise. Last weekend, the movie set another box office record; it’s now the only film ever to have topped the U.S. box office on both Memorial Day and Labor Day. 51-year-old Jon told ET that its success is “unprecedented,” especially because “it doesn’t have somebody in a cape or on a spaceship.” He says Top Gun is “a story about real people.” Yeah, real people who fly through the skies like superheroes and spaceships.
“Top Gun: Maverick” Has Made $1 Billion Worldwide
After just 31 days in theaters, Top Gun: Maverick has passed $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales. That’s $521.7 million in America and $484.7 million from the international box office. According to Deadline, the new Top Gun is only the second movie of the “pandemic era” (blegh) to achieve this feat. The first was Spider-Man: No Way Home. It’s also the first time any of Tom Cruise’s movies have hit the billion-dollar mark. Let’s just hope he didn’t pay the film’s editor to slip in any subliminal messages about how awesome Scientology is, or we’re all fucked. Continue reading
Simon Pegg Would Like To Clarify His Comments About How Tom Cruise Never Apologizes
Simon Pegg and Tom Cruise first got friendly with each other while making 2006’s Mission: Impossible III, and Simon has been in every M:I movie since, and I guess their friendship is strong enough for The Times of London to title their interview with Simon, Simon Pegg: my addiction, midlife crisis – and Tom Cruise bromance. Never Mind that David Miscavige is probably screeching his Thetans off in anger over that “bromance” line, the tidbit that got the most attention from Simon’s interview is the part where Simon said that Tommy never ever apologizes. This is not news to any Scientology minion who has probably had to say, “You’re right, all-knowing Tom, the sky isn’t blue, you are six foot two without heels, and Shelly Miscavige is 100% fine.” But that nugget made Simon Pegg trend on Twitter, and because, I guess, Simon really doesn’t want to feel the wrath of the intergalactic Henery Hawk, he has popped up to say that it’s just a running joke between them, you idiots!
Meghan McCain Called The Success Of “Top Gun: Maverick” A Wake Up Call For “Woke” Hollywood
Self-styled “America’s Daughter” Meghan McCain is using her column in the very British The Daily Mail to try her hand at film criticism. This week she extolled the virtues of Top Gun: Maverick, calling it “a celebration of the American military and America in general,” that’s not “overly political.” You see, Meghan loved Top Gun 2: Chemtrail of Tears so damn much because she is “sick of having politics infiltrate [her] entertainment.” Although she does concede that “art is political, it always has been,” she says the answer to Hollywood’s “go woke, go broke” curse is to make more movies that are “unabashedly pro-America and pro-military.” Look, her arguments make about as much sense as The Daily Mail letting her post her own stories online without any editorial oversight or copy-editing.