Can ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and ‘The Northman’ Save the Movies?

Two new offerings give a glimpse of what films once were and might become again.

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Why the Producer of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Is Betting Big on Theaters

David Ellison on making a “love letter to aviation” and the future of theaters, streaming and A.R./V.R.

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Inside the ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Flying Sequences

The makers of the “Top Gun” sequel discuss the challenges of filming practical aerial stunts.

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‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Review: Will This Stuff Still Fly?

Tom Cruise takes to the air once more in a long-awaited sequel to a much-loved ’80s action blockbuster.

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Tom Cruise Aims to Fly High at the Box Office With ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

At a time when superheroes dominate the box office, the film industry hopes the actor can bring grown-ups back to theaters.

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We Aren’t Just Watching the Decline of the Oscars. We’re Watching the End of the Movies.

Why big-screen entertainment is no longer the essential American popular art form.

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The Power of a Good Cry

Among the instruments in an actor’s tool kit, none are more mysterious than crying. How should we feel about tears from our other public figures?

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Russia to Shoot First Full-Length Movie in Space, ‘The Challenge’

Racing to beat NASA, an actress and a film director will blast off next month for the International Space Station, where they will film “The Challenge.”

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Deepfake Videos of Eerie Tom Cruise Revive Debate

A tool that allows old photographs to be animated, and viral videos of a Tom Cruise impersonation, shined new light on digital impersonations.

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Jimmy Kimmel Finds It Fitting That Trump’s Neighbors Don’t Want Him

Residents of Palm Beach, Fla., objected to President Trump’s post-White House plan to live at his Mar-a-Lago resort. “In other words, God exists and has a very good sense of humor about all of this,” Kimmel said.

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Tom Cruise Erupts at ‘Mission: Impossible’ Crew Over Covid-19 Breach

On a film set in Britain, the actor tore into the crew with an expletive-laden rant. Production of the blockbuster film had previously been delayed by the pandemic.

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Movies in 1988 Were Cranky and Rude. Today, the Edges Are Razored Off.

In films like “Die Hard,” “Cocktail” and “A Fish Called Wanda,” characters were loud, obscene, neurotic and mean. Now the edges are razored off.

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What Happened to Val Kilmer? He’s Just Starting to Figure It Out.

Cancer has taken his voice, but the unlikeliest movie star in Hollywood history still has a lot he wants to say.

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Risky Business? NASA and Tom Cruise Talk Movie Shoot in Space

The head of NASA said the agency is working with the “Mission: Impossible” star on a new film aboard the International Space Station.

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