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The Pacific Theater comes to life in Midway trailer

“Wait till I get another plane, I’m lining all your friends out right beside you!”

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Director Roland Emmerich is back with his next big blockbuster fare. The Independence Day directory last directed 2016’s tepid Independence Day: Resurgence, but hopes to bounce back with American war epic Midway. The first trailer has dropped and features what Emmerich is great at- big set pieces, grand scale, and enough explosions to one-up Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor.

The Battle of Midway was a decisive battle that took place on June 4th, 1942- and was the turning point for American forces in the Pacific and marked the US’s first big victory.

Midway, the Roland Emmerich production, stars Luke Evans, Patrick Wilson, Ed Skrein, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, one of the Jonas brothers, Aaron Eckhart, and Woody Harrelson.

In an interview with Military.com, Emmerich shared some of the reasons behind doing the movie, stating that he originally wanted to start with a Pearl Harbor story;

“The first time I had the idea to do Midway, it was really like 20 years ago. I had a deal at Sony, but the movie didn’t come together because the studio was owned by Japanese, so they were not very inclined to do a movie where they felt like the big losers of a battle. I always wanted to start my movie with Pearl Harbor because you can only understand Midway when you show Pearl Harbor. Midway is more or less a movie about the six months in-between Pearl Harbor and the battle. Then, I thought about our political climate right now where everybody has forgotten how wars are fought and how heroic these people were. I wanted to put a monument to these guys because it’s amazing what they did and how selfless they were.”

The film is based off a script by Wes Tooke and is slated to hit cinemas November 8th.

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American excellence and Top Gun theme return to Top Gun: Maverick

The return of old school American excellence and exceptionalism

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What is old is new again, and as the current trends would dictate, still much better. An ageless Tom Cruise returns to helm Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to the 1986 classic. The long awaited sequel sees Cruise return as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, 34 years after the original. Now a flight instructor, Maverick is tasked to train and teach the son of Nick “Goose” Bradshaw (played by Anthony Edwards in the original). Goose’s son is played by Miles Teller in the sequel, and rounds out a cast that features a Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, and a returning Val Kilmer.

The official blurb details the plot;

“Top Gun: Maverick takes place 34 years after the events of the original film and pits legendary Captain Peter “Maverick” Mitchell as the new flight instructor of Top Gun, in which he guides Bradley, Goose’s son, who seeks to become an aviator much as his father was.”

Top Gun: Maverick is directed by Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy, Oblivion) and is being released by Paramount Pictures. It is set to hit cinemas June 26th, 2020.

What’s got me excited? The return of Maverick and Iceman, the return of old school American excellence and exceptionalism, the return of that Top Gun anthem (“Danger Zone” is nice and all, but that anthem…), and the return of fighter jets. Give us all the fighter jets. (After seeing the original, I remember visiting my nearest bookstore to find any book they had about fighter jets. I found one, it just had pictures and stats. But what more could a 7-year-old want?)

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Jay and Silent Bob return for Reboot

“Ladies, Ladies, Ladies, Jay and Silent Bob are in the hizzouse!”

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Generation X’s most famed slackers are back. Jay and Silent Bob make their big-screen return in the upcoming Kevin Smith movie Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. The film follows the exploits of Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Smith) as they try to stop a remake of the Chronic and Bluntman movie- which was based on a comic book…. based on their likeness.

The film is the eighth film in Kevin Smith’s View Askewniverse and follows up 2006’s Clerks II. The last time Jay and Silent Bob headlined a movie was in 2001’s Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, which was about Jay and Silent Bob travelling to Hollywood to stop studios from making a Bluntman and Chronic movie… wait, what? Yes, as Kevin Smith has stated, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is; “literally the same movie all over again”.

That’s OK. We love Jay and Silent Bob, and it’ll be better than the Lion King reboot.

Returning to reprise their roles from previous Kevin Smith films are Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Joey Lauren Adams, Brian O’Halloran and Jason Lee.

The film opens in cinemas October 15th and both Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith are taking the film on the road. They will be hosting screenings and Q+A sessions across the US starting in October. You can check out details and buy tickets from the Reboot Roadshow website.

I am thrilled that my childhood is alive and well. Snoochie boo… you know the drill. Check out the NSFW redband trailer.

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