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Homework: Top Gun (1986) vs. Minority Report (2002)


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#1 Dalton Maltz

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 11:55 PM

Next week, Amy will be joined by Tom Reimann and Abe Epperson of Cracked Movie Club for a Tom Cruise head-to-head: Top Gun vs. Minority Report


Top Gun is available to view on Amazon here: http://a.co/fZGh3R3

and on YouTube here:





Minority Report is available to view on Amazon here: http://a.co/0cRZ1Bn

and on YouTube here:



#2 sycasey 2.0

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:48 AM

Did we just call an audible? Not doing Albert Brooks' Real Life?

#3 phred2321

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 10:00 AM

And didn't we already do Mission Impossible?

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 11:35 AM

View Postphred2321, on 23 August 2017 - 10:00 AM, said:

And didn't we already do Mission Impossible?


Yeah. Maybe Tom and Abe brought these movies for discussion and didn't know there was already a MI episode.

#5 Dalton Maltz

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 01:31 PM

Sorry everyone! Made a mistake! We have done Mission Impossible. Next week will be Top Gun vs. Minority Report.

Albert Brooks' Real Life will be in September.

#6 sycasey 2.0

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 02:26 PM

Cool, so Minority Report it is.

(Top Gun is a fun movie, but not actually a good movie.)

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 05:39 AM

View PostDalton Maltz, on 23 August 2017 - 01:31 PM, said:

Sorry everyone! Made a mistake! We have done Mission Impossible. Next week will be Top Gun vs. Minority Report.

Albert Brooks' Real Life will be in September.

After owning up to your mistake I think you've earned the title Forum Man.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:14 AM

Interesting matchup, Top Gun has had way more cultural impact but Minority Report is the better movie.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 02:32 PM

I really enjoyed Spielberg's Minority Report at the time, but after reading PKD's "The Minority Report" I'm incapable of respecting the story. The decision made at the end MAKES NO SENSE, and the whole thing is really just a refusal to grapple with the issue PKD did in favor of making a conventional action movie (which it's a fairly good example of).

I think it was the first thing I saw Samantha Morton in. After seeing her mute performance in "Sweet and Lowdown", I'm now curious to hear the voice recordings she made for Spike Jonze's "Her" before Scarlett Johannson redid them.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 06:37 PM

Top Gun is also on Hulu right now.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:37 PM

View Postbleary, on 25 August 2017 - 06:37 PM, said:

Top Gun is also on Hulu right now.

And Minority Report is on HBO Go/Now.
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 04:45 AM

Top Gun, oh Jesus Christ, what a terrible terrible film.
It's especially Infuriating since its shelf life is somehow viewed as immortal.