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Quentin Tarantino’s 9 Strangest and Most Surprising Movie Projects

Quentin Tarantino’s 9 Strangest and Most Surprising Movie Projects
When you think of Quentin Tarantino, classic films like “Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction,” and “Django Unchained” certainly come to mind. But what about the critically reviled “Saturday Night Live” sketch adaptation “It’s Pat”? Or the Michael Bay Alcatraz action movie “The Rock”? Tarantino’s fingerprints have been all over the movies ever since his breakout debut in 1992, and some of his projects are way more bizarre than others.

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The director is currently getting together his ninth feature, which will be his penultimate effort behind the camera if his retirement talks are to be believed. Sources say Tarantino is putting together a drama involving the Manson family murders and that he’s eyeing Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence to star. As the filmmakers looks to the future for his next project, we
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Thirty Years of Top Gun

Thirty years after its first release, Neil Calloway takes a look at Top Gun

Thirty years ago this week – 16th May 1986, to be precise, Top Gun was released and pop culture was changed forever. With the possible exclusion of films where Spielberg and Lucas were involved, it is arguably the most iconic film of the 1980s, certainly if you only consider films aimed at men.

If nothing else, it turned Tony Scott into a major Hollywood player and put Tom Cruise at the top of the firmament where – couch jumping incidents aside, he has remained ever since. It gave an early role to Meg Ryan three years before When Harry Met Sally, Tim Robbins and Anthony Edwards appear eight years before The Shawshank Redemption and E.R. made them stars. Adrian Pasdar has a tiny role a full twenty years before Heroes. Add Val Kilmer (five years before The Doors), and
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'Top Gun': 15 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Tom Cruise Classic

Could there be a more quintessentially 1980s movie than "Top Gun?"

All that lovingly-photographed military hardware, that synth-pop soundtrack featuring two Kenny Loggins tunes, and a grinning Tom Cruise at his cockiest. He felt the need for speed, and for 30 years (since the film's release on May 16, 1986), you've been watching Cruise's Maverick soar in his fighter jet and overcome his paternal-abandonment issues.

Still, as many times as you've re-watched "Top Gun," there's a lot you may not know about the this '80s classic. Here are the Navy pilot saga's secrets, declassified.

1. The film originated as "Top Guns," a 1983 article by Ehud Yonay in California Magazine. It profiled the Navy pilot training center at Miramar, in San Diego, and featured aerial photography by a Top Gun pilot. Co-screenwriter Jack Epps Jr. researched the script by attending Top Gun classes and getting flown around in an F-14.

2. Tom Cruise wasn't actually
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She’s Funny That Way | Review

Funny Ha-ha: Bogdanovich’s Pleasant Return to the Screwball Comedy

The buzz has been rather hushed concerning She’s Funny That Way, the return of 70s auteur man following a thirteen year feature hiatus (his last was the 2001 film The Cat’s Meow). An ode to the classic screwball comedies of yore, where filmmakers like Lubitsch, Hawks, and several others birthed the prized frameworks, Peter Bogdanovich doesn’t manage to successfully contemporize these antics into the frothy delight of famous predecessors. If you can forgive it these blatant and inescapable anachronistic variations however, it’s an often funny, charming, and ultimately entertaining film.

A filmmaker consistently obsessed with a particular Golden Age of Hollywood’s heyday, his latest is no exception, a long gestating project once imagined as a vehicle for John Ritter. Pleasantly entertaining, it’s not so much that Bogdanovich has lost his touch—in many regards the
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Top Gun: Why Tom Cruise's flying actioner is an unintentional gay classic

Top Gun: Why Tom Cruise's flying actioner is an unintentional gay classic
Looking back, it's hard to believe nobody noticed. Released on May 16, 1986, the week after robo sci-fi Short Circuit and the week before naff spook-sequel Poltergeist II: The Other Side, Top Gun promised jet-fuelled action, wry romance and six-packs galore. Few would argue that it failed to deliver, earning its stripes as a slick action flick ("MTV goes to war!" saluted Time magazine) and cementing Tom Cruise as an A-list star. It was unstoppable at the box office, too, raking in $176 million to become the highest-grossing film of the year.

Flash forward to the present day, though, and Cruise's action vehicle has achieved a different kind of cultural status, topping the pantheon of unintentional Lgbt milestones. Steeped in testosterone, packed with lingering glances and spotlighting that volleyball scene, its irrefutable homoeroticism has become the stuff of movie legend. And while it's almost impossible to imagine that anybody could have made a
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Video: Re-evaluating Top Gun – A Different Opinion On Tom Cruise In The 1986 Classic

Now this is pretty interesting. There is definitetly a significant difference between an actor and a movie star. If you were to think back to Tony Scott’s 1986 high-octane action classic Top Gun, you’d probably picture roaring planes set against a sunset backdrop, young, fit men with their shirts off playing volleyball, and Tom Cruise in a role that catapulted him to superstardom. He was the definition of a movie star, and remains in that lucrative position to this very day, but Top Gun was definitely not considered an example of his best acting.

Everyone has their opinion of this movie, and perhaps the most famous one was from celebrated filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, who drilled into the homoerotic elements of the film (see this clip from the 1994 movie Sleep With Me where Tarantino describes the film as a story about a man’s struggle with his own homosexuality).

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'How I Met Your Mother' finale: The most dramatic Twitter reactions

'How I Met Your Mother' finale: The most dramatic Twitter reactions
Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen last night’s episode of How I Met Your Mother!

Last night we said goodbye to Ted, Lily, Marshall, Robin, and Barney after nine seasons — and also a more real goodbye to the mother, which tweeters were not pleased about. Some called the entire show a waste of time because of what happened in the finale (ouch); others threatened to punch a hole in the universe if Ted ended up with Robin (so, where’s that hole?). All in all, there was a ton of angry caps-lock used – but hey, we thought the finale was pretty okay.
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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Argo' and More

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This week: Ben Affleck directs and stars in the current Oscar frontrunner for Best Picture, "Argo," which tells the incredible true story of how the CIA helped get six Americans out of Tehran during the Iran hostage crisis by having them pose as Canadian filmmakers.

Also new this week is the creepy horror film "Sinister" starring Ethan Hawke, a new version of "Anna Karenina" starring Keira Knightley and the Blu-ray 3D debut of "Top Gun."


Box Office: $124 million

Rotten Tomatoes: 96% Fresh

Storyline: "Argo" tells the declassified true story that unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis in 1979. After militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran and take 52 Americans hostage, no one notices that six escape and hide out at the home of the Canadian ambassador. The CIA assigns "exfiltration" specialist Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) to execute a plan to get the six safely out
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When directors play movie villains

Odd List Ryan Lambie Jan 8, 2013

As Werner Herzog lights up the screen as the villain in Jack Reacher, we look at a few other directors who've turned evil for the movies...

It takes a certain kind of actor to bring a truly great villain to life. They need to be able to reach into the darkest recesses of their psyche, certainly, but they also need to bring a touch of something extra, too. They need to convince us not only that they're cruel, but that they're also human beings - after all, the best movie villains are often seductive and magnetic as well as unspeakably amoral.

While the finest antagonists are usually played by actors, there have been occasions where directors have stepped in front of the camera to indulge their inner demon. The list that follows attempts to deal exclusively with performances from people known primarily as directors first,
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Check Out These Production Images From ‘The Bodyguard’ – Opens In London Next Week!

There is just over a week to go until the opening of perhaps one of the most anticipated musicals of the year. The Bodyguard was one those films, along with the likes of Pretty Woman and Dirty Dancing, which were the ultimate ‘date’ movies during the late 1980s/ early 90′s, and this December 5th, the film based on Lawrence Kasdan scripted 1993 movie, which starred Kevin Costner and the late, great Whitney Houston, takes to the stage at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End.

Heather Headley plays the role of Rachel Marron in the film, while Lloyd Owen plays her bodyguard Frank Farmer. As mentioned above, the musical debuts on stage at the Adelphi on 5th December, and Thn will have the definitive review on the morning of the following day. We can’t wait.

Here’s the full press release, including full cast list and bio, plus some
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Tony Scott: days of thunder

Film director Tony Scott, who has jumped to his death, had a life like his movies – loud, over-the-top and full of drama

It seems oddly appropriate that Tony Scott, who made his living blowing things up and crashing cars, should have taken his life by jumping off a bridge that was a frequent location for movies of a Tony Scott bent, if not for any actual Tony Scott movies.

The Vincent Thomas bridge in Los Angeles can be seen in car-chase movies such as The Fast and The Furious and Gone in 60 Seconds, and is misnamed (as the "Saint Vincent Thomas Bridge") by Robert De Niro in one scene in Michael Mann's Heat. Whatever it was that led the director to park his car and leap from the bridge to his death in the harbour below, one can't help but recollect the stunning opening sequence of his 1991 film The Last Boy Scout,
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7 Iconic Movie Items and What They Were Originally Supposed To Be

The final movie you see on screen represents the hard work and dedication of countless people. What started off as an idea has snowballed into a piece of art with the influence and fingerprints of often hundreds of people left on it. Like any piece of art, movies go through many changes from inception to completion. Sometimes what started off as one idea, has transformed into something completely different by the time you see it on screen. Here are 7 items that you have come to recognize in films, and what they were originally supposed to be. The changes of the items are born from many reasons, through various stages of production. Much like the recasting of a character, it is often hard to imagine what a film would be like if that item was different. Along with a couple of honorable mentions, I've included videos for each of the items as well,
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Happy 50th birthday, Tom Cruise: Here's some advice

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Tom Cruise is 50 years old on Tuesday (July 3). That's right, the "Born on the 4th of July" actor was born on the 3rd of July. Unfortunately, his half-century achievement has been somewhat eclipsed by news that Katie Holmes, his wife of six years, filed for divorce on Friday. She's also asked for sole custody of the couple's child, Suri.

Since Tom's likely going through a rough time, Zap2it is giving him the gift of wise counsel. Not that Tom's in need of any more advisers, but we think we have a great 10-step plan that will not only redeem Tom in the eyes of the public, but make him the best dad he can be to his three children and, you know, not so unapproachably freaky.

Photo Gallery: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

Here we go:

1. Grant Katie the divorce, no contest. And give her custody of Suri. It's
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Ride My Tail Anytime: Thn’s Top Ten Movie Pilots

With Red Tails whizzing into cinemas on the 6th of June (you can read our review here), we at Thn got to thinking, who are the best cinematic pilots? Come aboard as we count down the top ten magnificent men in their flying machines (they go up tiddly up up, you know).

10. Colm Meany off of Die Hard 2 (1990)

Poor Colm, he doesn’t even get a name in this movie. His character, as well as all the others on the doomed ‘Windsor Airlines’ flight exist only to die at the hands of Col. Stuart (William Adler) in order to prove what a ruthless sod he is. Flying in from London, the devilish Stuart tricks our nameless pilot and his crew into the wrong trajectory, so they crash into the runway, which is just plane unfortunate (‘Ave’it!). We know they’re English, because his first line is ‘Dallas Approach,
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Madonna Admits She Kissed Nicki Minaj — Watch

Did Madonna want to recreate the magic she shared with Britney Spears (and Christina Aguilera) at the 2003 MTV VMAs? It sounds Madonna did more than just "collaborate" with Nicki Minaj for her new song "Give Me All Your Luvin.'" During a recent appearance on Anderson, airing Feb. 2, Madonna admitted to kissing Nicki after having "a few sips of champagne." In Madonna's defense, "it was her birthday." The song also features the work of rapper M.I.A., but sadly, she didn't get any of Madge's sugar. Watch Madonna's big confession below: [flv width="600" height="350"]] More Madonna MadonnaW.E.’ Premiere: Is Her Dress Lovely Or Too Loud? Madonna In Tears Over Her Mother’s Death At ‘W.E.’ Premiere Madonna Propositions Ricky Gervais: Sleep With Me

‘Glee’ Cast Dance-Off At Golden Globes Party — Can You Guess Who Won?

It seemed no one was having as much fun at the Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globes party as the cast of 'Glee.' They even had a mini dance contest! The Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globes after party at the Beverly Hilton last night was hopping with A-listers ready to get their grooves on -- and no one was more excited to break it down than the cast of Glee. witnessed as cast members, including Jenna Ushkowitz, Mark Salling, Chord Overstreet and Harry Shum Jr., jokingly held a dance-off on the dance floor. It should come as no surprise to you all that choreographer and dancer extraordinaire, Harry, won the competition with little contest. Meanwhile, Chris Colfer sat and chatted with Amber Riley as their colleagues busted a move. Other Glee stars at the fancy affair included Dianna Agron, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison and Kevin McHale.
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Adam Pally and Casey Wilson Staying Classy


During the latest TCA, AfterElton had the chance--make that pleasure--of sitting down with two of the stars of ABC's Happy Endings. The two have won our hearts as the slovenly Max Blum and the delightfully, um, unique Penny Hartz, and it turns out they're every bit as entertaining in real life. Check out what they had to say about their real life relationship, being bi-coastal gay-friendly, Adam's kissing skills and a whole bunch more!

AfterElton: So, you guys got your happy ending, the show was picked up for a second season!

Casey Wilson: Yes!

Ae: How worried were you that it wasn’t going to come through?

Adam Pally: We were worried. I think we were most worried because we really wanted to come back. We have had such a good time working on the show that it would have been such a bummer if we didn
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Buy Me, Rent Me, Forget Me: 'Top Gun' on Blu-ray, 'Prom' and 'Skateland'

This week: Tom Cruise flies high as Maverick on Blu-ray, someone needs to spike the punch at Disney's Prom, and a tender coming-of-age teen drama set in the early '80s. Top Gun (Blu-ray) Tony Scott's Top Gun became the highest grossing film of 1986, made a mega-star out of Tom Cruise, had a popular soundtrack that ruled the airwaves, and epitomized the gung-ho patriotism of the Reagan era. In the 25 years since its release, Top Gun has become two movies: the "need for speed" action blockbuster starring Cruise as hotshot naval aviator "Maverick" and an unintentionally funny, homoerotic opus that was hilariously analyzed by Quentin Tarantino in the movie Sleep with Me. Whether you, in 2011, view Top Gun as a kick-ass '80s action picture...

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'Top Gun' Cruises onto Blu-ray for the First Time

Tony Scott's "Top Gun" became the highest grossing film of 1986, made a mega-star out of Tom Cruise, had a popular soundtrack that ruled the airwaves, and epitomized the gung-ho patriotism of the Reagan era like no other movie.

A lot has changed in the world and with the stars of "Top Gun" in the 25 years since it thundered into theaters, and that is exactly why it's worth revisiting this macho-filled time capsule of '80s nostalgia now for its Blu-ray debut.

Cruise plays Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, a hotshot naval aviator with difficulty following the rules, who is sent to attend the Top Gun school at Nas Miramar near San Diego with Radar Intercept Officer Nick "Goose" Bradshaw (Anthony Edwards).

Maverick quickly becomes a rival to top student Lt. Tom "Iceman" Kasansky (Val Kilmer), who enjoys needling Mav about his recklessness. When the Top Gun boys aren't bonding—more
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Our Favorite Speeches: Quentin Tarantino's 'Top Gun' Rant in 'Sleep with Me'

1994 was a big year for the on-screen love triangle for some reason, with Reality Bites, Threesome and Sleep with Me all arriving at the same time. In Sleep with Me, Meg Tilly, Eric Stoltz and Craig Sheffer play good friends who become involved in a complicated love triangle due to the fact that Tilly and Stoltz's characters get married. The film is fairly forgettable except for a fun cameo from Quentin Tarantino, who plays a partygoer named Sid. See, Sid has this belief that the film Top Gun is actually about a guy (Tom Cruise) coming to terms with being a homosexual. Sid has evidence to back up his claim, and in classic Tarantino form, the writer-director-actor lets go of one of his more famous monologues, delivered at...

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