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10 Of The Best Quotes In The Original Top Gun

In Tom Cruise's long and impressive career, few movies stand out as much as Top Gun. The 1986 film had Cruise playing Maverick, a skilled and arrogant fighter pilot who competes against the world's best in the Top Gun flight school. The movie was a fun, energetic 80s movie that helped make Cruise the blockbuster superstar he is today.

Related: Top Gun: 5 Reasons Why It's The Most Iconic Movie Of The 1980s (& 5 Ways It Doesn't Hold Up)

There are so many famous scenes and moments that fans remember, but some of the lines are just as memorable as the amazing aerial dogfights that Maverick gets himself into. As the long-awaited sequel approaches, now seem like a good time to look back on the best quotes from the original Top Gun.
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Marvel Cinematic Universe Star Pom Klementieff Talks Disney-Fox Merger, X-Men Dreams

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Marvel Cinematic Universe Star Pom Klementieff Talks Disney-Fox Merger, X-Men Dreams
Pom Klementieff may have entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe playing Mantis in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” followed by appearances in the last two “Avengers” movies, but that wasn’t her original superhero plan.

“My dream was to be in X-Men,” she told Variety on Thursday at the Chanel dinner for its new fragrance Gabrielle Chanel Essence at Chateau Marmont. “It was my dream. I remember seeing Storm, Halle Berry. I was like, ‘F—, I want to do that.’ She was like me. She was mixed. I’m Korean, Russian and French. So I wanted to be in X-Men.”

But then she got cast in “Guardians.” “That was better because it’s funnier,” Klementieff said.

She also said it would be “fun” if the Disney-Fox merger lead to a Guardians and X-Men crossover.

“But you know what I really want with the Fox merger, I want to be on ‘The Simpsons,
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Hayley Atwell joins ‘Mission: Impossible’ 7

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There is no mission impossible for British actress Hayley Atwell, the ‘Agent Carter’ star has joined the seventh instalment of the ‘Mission: Impossible’ franchise.

Filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie, after penning and directing both ‘Rogue Nation’ and ‘Fallout’ will return for both the seventh and eighth films which will be shot back to back.

McQuarrie teased Atwell’s casting via his social media channels stating “@wellhayley

Should you choose to accept…”

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Also in news – Wesley Snipes reveals plot details for Coming to America 2

Back in January, Tom Cruise made the announcement that both M:i 7 and 8 are in the pipeline with Christopher McQuarrie at the helm. Both projects in the franchise will be filmed back to back with scheduled releases coming with instalment 7 in the summer of 2021 and the
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A Few Famous Casino And Poker Movies


Just like sports, all forms of gambling are more exciting when people find themselves in the middle of it, rather than watching from the sides. Having said this, the huge number of people who watch sports on TV and live the thrills of key matches highlights tremendous interest from bystanders. Casino and poker movies mirror this trend and in recent years, more thematic films were released. Hollywood blockbusters are of course at the top of the list and some of them have emerged as classic films, easy to recommend even to people who don’t even gamble.

The best poker-themed films

Ranking the best movies is always a challenge regardless of theme and casino movies make no exception. However, there are a few titles that stand out from the crowd, in terms of acting, narrative and lasting impression. Casino Royale is at the top of many lists,
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Inside Val Kilmer's Life After 2-Year Cancer Battle: Touring a One-Man Show and Making Top Gun 2

Inside Val Kilmer's Life After 2-Year Cancer Battle: Touring a One-Man Show and Making Top Gun 2
Val Kilmer made a rare public appearance this weekend, giving fans a glimpse at his life in the wake of his throat cancer diagnosis.

The Top Gun actor, 59, gave a speech Sunday in Los Angeles at a fundraiser he hosted for his TwainMania Foundation, which he created to educate children on author Mark Twain’s legacy.

“You can be the most liberal or conservative, but [Twain’s] style of loving America is like a secret weapon to use in schools because everybody loves him,” Kilmer told The Hollywood Reporter.

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Exclusive Photos: In Memoriam Character Actors Dick Miller and Julie Adams

Chicago – They often are the background people, the best friends or townspeople in various film and TV parts. Two character actors, who have over 200 roles between them, passed away recently. Dick Miller and Julie Adams were both previous subjects for the lens of photographer Joe Arce of

’That Guy’ Dick Miller in 2014

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Dick Miller has over 100 film credits under his belt, and was a go-to guy during the golden age (1960s and ‘70s) in many of director Roger Corman productions, the cheap and quick films that audiences loved during the era. His Corman films include “The Little Shop of Horrors” (1960), “X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes” (1963), “The Wild Angels” (1966), “Big Bad Mama” (1974) and “Capone” (1975). He also did small and larger parts in mainstream titles such as “The Dirty Dozen” (1967), “Executive Action” (1973), “New York, New York” (1977), “All the Right Moves
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Andrew McCullough, Who Directed Orson Welles and James Dean on Television, Dies at 94

Andrew McCullough, Who Directed Orson Welles and James Dean on Television, Dies at 94
Andrew McCullough, a prolific director in TV's Golden Age who worked with Orson Welles and James Dean on the small screen and called the shots for The Donna Reed Show and Family Ties, died Jan. 22 in Los Angeles, his family announced. He was 94.

McCullough also helmed episodes of Leave It to Beaver, 77 Sunset Strip, The Fugitive, Maverick, Lassie and Hawaiian Eye and later served as an Ad on Happy Days.

Welles, who had already conquered film (Citizen Kane), theater (Caesar) and radio (Mercury Theater on the Air, War of the Worlds), in 1953 made his television debut in a live adaptation of King Lear. The Shakespeare classic was ...
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Paramount Boss Bigs Up Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek Movie

When Wyck Godfrey climbed aboard Paramount Pictures two years ago, he was tasked with reviving some of the studio’s struggling tentpoles – big-name franchises in the vein of Terminator, Star Trek and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The Transformers series has already veered off-course with the really rather brilliant Bumblebee, while the Powers That Be have finally committed to a true Top Gun sequel.

That leaves Star Trek in need of a facelift, given progress has already been made on Tmnt and the sixth Terminator movie. The answer? Godfrey believes that placing someone like Quentin Tarantino in control of the flight deck is enough to pique everyone’s curiosity in a post-Beyond landscape.

Via The New York Times:

But Mr. Godfrey insisted otherwise. Imagine, for instance, Paramount giving “Star Trek” to Quentin Tarantino. “Suddenly people’s eyes light up,” Mr. Godfrey said. “Yours just did.”

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Paramount Again Finds 2018 Box Office a ‘Quiet Place’ Despite Hits Like ‘Mission: Impossible’

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Paramount Again Finds 2018 Box Office a ‘Quiet Place’ Despite Hits Like ‘Mission: Impossible’
Even with the massive success of John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place” and the latest installment of Tom Cruise’s “Mission Impossible” series, Paramount had a mostly flat 2018 at the box office.

Though it crawled up a spot from 2017 to take sixth place in market share, pulling in just over $700 million in domestic box office to date, the Viacom-owned studio still lagged well ahead the five other majors and showed little sign it would reclaim the No. 1 spot it held as recently as 2011.

“It’s a year where they have to take stock and look forward to creating more franchises like ‘Mission: Impossible’ as well as working with filmmakers like John Krasinksi to come up with unexpected hits like ‘A Quiet Place’ that could be hugely profitable for the studio,” comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian said.

Also Read: 2018 Box Office Sets Domestic Annual Record With Over $11.38 Billion

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In Memoriam 2018: Gallery of 30 celebrity deaths includes Penny Marshall, Stan Lee, Burt Reynolds, Aretha Franklin

In Memoriam 2018: Gallery of 30 celebrity deaths includes Penny Marshall, Stan Lee, Burt Reynolds, Aretha Franklin
With 2018 now ending, Gold Derby celebrates over 30 celebrities who died in the past 12 months. Tour our photo gallery above as we feature tributes to these entertainer losses from this past year.

Just a few of the people honored in our special photo gallery:

Actress and director Penny Marshall died December 17 at age 75. She became one of the biggest stars on TV in the 1970s and early 1980s with “Laverne and Shirley.” She then directed such blockbuster films as “Big,” “A League of Their Own” and “Awakenings.”

SEERaise a beer to Penny Marshall, who talked like a Bronx truck driver and directed mass-appeal films like a pro

Bernardo Bertolucci died on November 26 at age 77. His 1987 film “The Last Emperor” swept the Oscars, including for Best Picture and Best Director. Other movies in his career included “Last Tango in Paris,” “The Conformist,” “The Sheltering Sky” and “Little Buddha.”

Screenwriter William Goldman died
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Top Gambling Related Episodes from Well-Known TV-Series

We all watched TV-series at least once. A lot of people like watching it all the time, but the thing is not all these people can notice gambling related moments in separate episodes.

Today we are going to show you our top of gambling related episodes from well-known TV-series around the world.

Why Use Casino as a Tool to Attract Viewers?

Why do screenwriters come up with the episodes, that involve casinos’ parts? There are several explanations. We can start with the fact, that most people have not visited casinos, whether they are brick-and-mortar or online, for their own reasons. Somebody is afraid of losing all the money, somebody thinks that this is a huge threat to life and online roulette games or online slots make a lot of harm. That’s why, through the screen, they want to look at the inside of the work and playing in the casino.
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William Goldman, Legendary Screenwriter, Dead At Age 87

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(Goldman with James Caan on the set of "A Bridge Too Far"- 1976)

By Lee Pfeiffer

There's an old joke among writers about the naive young starlet who thought she could make it in Hollywood by sleeping with screenwriters. Indeed, the people who made it possible for hit films to exist by writing the scenarios the actors carried out on screen were often regarded as being very low on the industry totem pole- and relatively low-paid as well. Not so with novelist and screenwriter William Goldman, who elevated regard for screenwriters while demanding- and receiving- the kind of breakthrough salaries that revolutionized the film industry's respect for writers. Goldman has died from cancer in Manhattan at age 87. He was known to be opinionated, abrasive and demanding, but no one questioned his talents. He won Oscars for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All the President's Men". Among his other
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Teresa Teng, Legendary Singer, Series in the Works at Fox Asia

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Teresa Teng, Legendary Singer, Series in the Works at Fox Asia
Teresa Teng, one of the most famous Chinese-language singers from the 1970s and 1980s is to be the subject of “Memory Eclipse.” The anthology series is an expansion of the original productions slate at Fox Networks Group in Asia.

The five-part series is produced by former Media Asia executive and “Infernal Affairs” producer John Chong. It is set up at Winday Culture, a film production company from Teng’s native Taiwan.

Each episode will feature a different cast of characters, with a storyline inspired a Teng song. Production will take place in Taiwan and Thailand, where she died suddenly while traveling, age 42. Release is set for 2019.

The series is directed by Winday founder Charles Sun. Key cast members include Kaiser Chuang (“Maverick”), Esther Liu J.C. Lin Nikki Hsieh Alan Kuo and Teresa Daley (“Transformers: Age of Extinction”).

Teng is one of the best-known cultural exports from Taiwan. Performing mainly in Mandarin,
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Tom Cruise Will Fly Aircraft in Top Gun 2, But Not a Fighter Jet

Paramount has confirmed that Tom Cruise will fly in "certain aircrafts," not fighter jets in Top Gun 2. Additionally, the studio also revealed that filming has not been halted in order for the actor to learn how to fly a fighter jet. Cruise is known for doing his own stunts, which has included flying a helicopter in Mission: Impossible - Fallout, but he is stepping up his game for the Top Gun sequel. Let's just hope he doesn't break any bones this time.

Last week, it was reported that Tom Cruise had shut down the production of Top Gun 2 in order to learn how to fly fighter jets. However, the sequel will continue to film through the spring of 2019, according to sources at Paramount. As for the flying of fighter jets, that isn't true. But, Cruise will be flying some other types of aircraft that have yet to be revealed at this time.
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Top Gun 2 First Look Has Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly Recreating an Iconic Scene

Top Gun 2 First Look Has Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly Recreating an Iconic Scene
Top Gun 2: Maverick set images show Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly recreating the famous motorcycle scene from the first movie. It's 32 years later, and Cruise looks pretty much the same as he did in the original film while taking Connelly for a spin on Maverick's Kawasaki Ninja H2, which isn't really known for hosting passengers. Much like Maverick, that bike has the need for speed. However, the two look to be enjoying themselves in the latest set photos from the highly anticipated sequel.

Tom Cruise's Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell is now a captain in Top Gun 2 as seen by the patch on his trademark bomber jacket. In addition to the jacket, Cruise is also wearing the aviator sunglasses, and truly looks remarkably similar to how he did during the filming of the first Top Gun. Jennifer Connelly is on the back of the bike, also wearing a bomber
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Ridley Scott Is Circling to Direct ‘Gladiator’ Sequel for Paramount

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Ridley Scott Is Circling to Direct ‘Gladiator’ Sequel for Paramount
Ridley Scott is eyeing a “Gladiator” sequel to direct for Paramount and has set Peter Craig to write the screenplay, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

The first “Gladiator” movie, which was released in 2000, garnered 11 Oscar nominations and five wins, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Russell Crowe. The film raked in $460 million at the global box office.

The story for the sequel would focus on Lucius, the son of Lucilla (who was played by Connie Nielsen in the 2000 film) who was saved by Maximus (Russell Crowe) by the end of the first film.

DreamWorks was the studio behind the original 2000 film and Paramount is currently in negotiations to land the project. Universal, which co-produced the 2000 film, has the option to come on board as co-financier.

Also Read: Ridley Scott Sci-Fi Series 'Raised By Wolves' Gets Straight-to-Series Order at TNT

Craig is best known
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On Her Birthday, We Remember the Life of The Young & The Restless Star Jeanne Cooper — See the Classic Pics!

On what would have been the actress' 90th birthday, we look back at the epic career of The Young & The Restless’ legendary Jeanne Cooper (Katherine) that spanned daytime, primetime, and film. (Photo Credit: John Paschal/ Beginning her career in the ‘50s on the big screen in films like The Man From the Alamo, The Intruder, and The Boston Strangler, Cooper became a television star in the ‘60s, earning her first Emmy nomination for her performance in Ben Casey. She later went on to appear in shows like Maverick, Perry Mason, The Twilight Zone, Hawaii Five-0, and more. But the star is best known for her role as powerhouse matriarch Katherine Chancellor on Y&R, a role she played from 1973 until her death in 2013. Over the years, Cooper racked up 10 Daytime Emmy Award nominations, taking home the trophy in 2008 for Outstanding Lead Actress. She also received the Lifetime Achievement Award
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Harold Faltermeyer and Hans Zimmer to score Top Gun: Maverick

The official website for Hans Zimmer has revealed that the Oscar-winning composer will be teaming with Harold Faltermeyer, composer on the original Top Gun, to score the 2020 sequel Top Gun: Maverick.

Faltermeyer, who is probably best known for composing the ‘Axel F’ theme from Beverly Hills Cop, last worked with Cruise on the original Top Gun, while Zimmer has scored the likes of Rain Man, Days of Thunder, Mission: Impossible II and The Last Samurai.

Top Gun: Maverick was recently pushed back a year to 2020 to allow time for its cast to train for the flight sequences. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but we do know that Millers Teller (Whiplash) is set to play the son of Goose, who is training at the Top Gun academy under Cruise’s Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell.

See Also: Kenny Loggins has spoke with Tom Cruise about a new version of Danger Zone
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Peggy McCay Dead at 90

Peggy McCay, who played Caroline Brady on Days of our Lives for over 30 years, died on October 7 of natural causes. She was 90.

Her Days co-star and close friend Deidre Hall made the announcement on Facebook, writing: "Our dearest Peggy McCay has left us. She was a friend, an activist and a real scrapper!!

I remember meeting her at the bedside of a dear, very ill friend. I backed her up as she ferociously took on doctors and nurses to make sure he had the very best care. She fought that hard for all her causes. Passionate and tireless. And how she loved being 'Caroline'!!"

McCay studied with Lew Strasberg in New York and later assisted in setting up his west coast acting studio, which was attended by such luminaries as Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Paul Newman.

From 1951 to 1955 McCay starred on CBS soap opera Love of Life as Vanessa Dale,
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Tom Cruise gets back on the motorcycle in Top Gun: Maverick set photos

Coming off the back of the blockbuster success of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Tom Cruise has dusted off the motorcycle and the aviators as he reprises the role of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell for Top Gun: Maverick, the hotly-anticipated sequel to 1986’s action classic. Incredibly, there’s a 33-year gap between the above photo and the below…

Tom Cruise filming Top Gun 2 and looking like he stepped into a time machine.

— Dave Quinn (@NineDaves) October 10, 2018

Top Gun: Maverick sees returning stars Tom Cruise (Maverick) and Val Kilmer (Iceman), joined in the cast by Jennifer Connolly (American Pastoral), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Ed Harris (Westworld), Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale), Glen Powell (Hidden Figures), Charles Parnell (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Bashir Salahuddin (Glow), Monica Barbaro (The Good Cop), Danny Ramirez (The Gifted), Manny Jacinto (The Good Place), Jay Ellis (Insecure), Kara Wang (Good Trouble), Jack Schumacher
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