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Top Gun: Maverick's Stunts Push the Limits of What Real Pilots Can Do

It’s breaking box office records…and ALL THE RULES. It’s flipping CGI the bird. It’s making its stars puke. It’s been 36 years since the first ‘Top Gun,’ and we’ve got the author of Tom Cruise: Anatomy of an Actor, Amy Nicholson, to help us navigate the long-awaited, much-postponed sequel.

Then, we’ll pitch our sequel ideas for movies that have yet to get a Chapter Two.

What’s Good
Alonso – Ben & Jerry’s Mint Chocolate Chance ice cream
Drea – Voting
Amy – LA County Fair/Kool-Aid Fried Chicken Sandwich
Ify – Sun Nong Dan restaurant


  1. The Animation Guild Has a Reached a New Deal with the Studios
  2. Distributor Neon Has Pulled Off a Cannes Hat Trick
  3. Top Gun: Maverick Sets New Memorial Day Box Office Record, Surpassing Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Staff Picks
Drea – Bob’s Burgers
Alonso – The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Amy – Torn Hearts
Ify – War of the Worlds

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Ify Nwadiwe
Drea Clark
Amy Nicholson
Produced by Marissa Flaxbart
Sr. Producer Laura Swisher

In this episode...


  • Amy Nicholson

About the show

A movie podcast that isn’t just a bunch of straight white dudes. Comedian Ify Nwadiwe is joined by film producer Drea Clark and film critic Alonso Duralde for a fast, funny, flight through film. Maximum Film! is news, reviews and in-depth insight, beamed directly into your ears every week.

Email maximumfilm@maximumfun.org and follow the show on Twitter @maximum_film.

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