Famed director Quentin Tarantino revealed that he saw Joseph Kosinski's Top Gun: Maverick and even offered it his stamp of approval.
In an appearance on CinemaBlend's ReelBlend podcast, the marquee-level helmer of films like Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood had praise for some prominent recent releases, notably the Tom Cruise-headlined sequel. "I f***ing love Top:Gun Maverick," said Tarantino. "I thought it was fantastic. I saw it at the theaters," he said. "That and [Steven] Spielberg's West Side Story both provided a cinematic spectacle, the kind that I'd almost thought that I wasn't going to see anymore. It was fantastic."
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Top Gun: Maverick has officially grossed more in its domestic first-run than Titanic, Paramount Pictures' all-time highest-grossing film.
According to a report from Deadline, Top Gun: Maverick's domestic first-run release numbers are $601.9 million against Titanic's $600.7 million. This is Paramount's best year since 2014, as they have raked in nearly $1 billion in sales. The landmark achievement reflects the duo of director Joseph Kosinski and headliner Tom Cruise, both of whom previously collaborated for the 2013 sci-fi film Oblivion.
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If you’re looking to walk a shaky ethical tightrope for approximately an hour and fifty minutes, Spiderhead is the film for you. Directed by Top Gun: Maverick’s Joseph Kosinski and based on George Saunders’ 2010 New Yorker short story “Escape from Spiderhead,” the film is set in a futuristic prison facility called Spiderhead that offers its inmates an unprecedented amount of freedom. But at what cost?
Conceived by scientist Steve Abnesti (Chris Hemsworth), Spiderhead exists for one sole purpose: to test innovative experimental drugs on prisoners. The drugs in question fabricate a wide array of emotional states in their subjects: laughter, honesty, love – you name it.
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