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Top Gun: Maverick–Targeting Its Audience

This aviator cinematic  sequel to the 1987 classic Tom Cruise movie, “Top Gun”, sees    Pete “Maverick” Mitchell  still having his  need for speed, Fast and Furious style.  Top Gun: Maverick  picks up the story thirty years later, with Maverick still addicted to  testosterone-driven airborne risk.  Always a rogue, he has not made any high-ranking friends.  In the Top Gun academy to which he is now assigned a teaching role, not a combat pilot on a mission, Maverick comes face-to-face with Rooster Bradshaw (an underserved...

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“Whiplash”—Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum

Whiplash For lovers of jazz music and of stories dealing with young artists trying to find their way, this 2014 movie has it all. A young drummer, Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) is accepted into Shaffer Conservatory, one of the best music schools in the country and yearns for the approval of Terence Fletcher, the school’s intimidating and legendary master (J. K. Simmons, in his best role since “Juno”). Fletcher is only interested in the best of the best students and hopes to find the next Charlie Parker, only to be continually disappointed.   The sacrifices Andrew makes in order to please Fletcher...

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