To coincide with the release of Top Gun: Maverick, The Late Late Show host James Corden met up with Tom Cruise to take a celebratory flight. But it was no ordinary flight, with Cruise piloting a vintage fighter plane and Corden afraid of crawling into its cockpit, let alone engaging in a dogfight. Then it’s time for Top Gun school.
Awesome Tom Cruise
Filmmaker Stephen Vitale and actor Miles Fisher poke fun at the political landscape by declaring none other than Tom Cruise as a candidate for the 2020 US Presidential election. He certainly has more experience saving the world than most people, so why not? Now about that scientology thing…
33 years after the release of the flyboy classic, Maverick is back, and he’s got no plans to give up his love of flying fighter jets despite unmanned drones horning in on his action. Tom Cruise looks as good as ever as he flies fancy jets, and helps mentor Goose’s son, played by Miles Tiller.
In Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Ethan Hunt tries to finish a mission that ended badly. This leads the CIA to question his motives, and ends up sending other agents – including one played by Henry Cavill – to take down Hunt. Twice the enemies, twice the stunts.
Say what you will about Tom Cruise, but one thing you can’t say is that he isn’t dedicated to his craft. Not only did Cruise learn to fly a helicopter for Mission Impossible: Fallout, he performed solo flying stunts, while acting his part, and operating on-board cameras.
Conan O’Brien apes Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and Carpool Karaoke, but without the lattes or the singing. He takes a casual drive through London’s traffic and rain with megastar Tom Cruise, though Conan doesn’t seem to get the whole interview part of the concept.
(SPOILERS, Gore) CineFix compares the underrated Edge of Tomorrow aka Live Die Repeat with its manga counterpart All You Need is Kill, which is a more faithful adaptation of the eponymous light novel. The movie cut a lot of corners, but it’s still a great film.
Tom Cruise stars in this film based on the story of Barry Seal, an airline pilot who got wrangled into helping the CIA and DEA, and ends up running drugs and guns for Pablo Escobar and the Medellín Cartel. From director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow).
If you’ve ever seen Vanilla Sky, you know there’s a scene at the end where Tom Cruise takes a dive off the edge of a skyscraper. YouTuber DrMachakil seized on the opportunity, and decided that Tom should take a trip through a few other films on the way down. (Thanks Rob!)
…or half of it, as least. The one man blockbuster factory dropped by The Late Late Show to recreate scenes from some of his most popular movies. Sadly, they skipped Magnolia to make time for freakin’ Jack Reacher. Oh well, at least Edge of Tomorrow is here.
Former army cop Jack Reacher returns to his old barracks to meet the new commanding officer. But when he gets there, the CO has been framed and he’s being accused of murder. Tom Cruise and Cobie Smulders star in this adaptation of Lee Child’s 2013 novel.