Big-time director/producer Tony Scott tragically jumped to his death yesterday. He was known for blockbuster movies like Top Gun, Days of Thunder, and The Last Boy Scout--big-budget action flicks with major names acting out all sorts of physical hijinks. But my favorite Scott film by far is his 19 ... More >>
The Top Gun premiere party at America restaurant in 1986 was enough to make you burn your flag. After seeing the numbingly mediocre movie that didn't take my breath away, I went to the party, where the aviation theme was valiantly carried out via tiny flags in the hors d'oeuvres and toy planes stat ... More >>
I feel the need, the need for a sword fight!
"Rathbun? I see nothing!"We were feeling pretty whiplashed this week here at the underground bunker where we keep an eye on all things Scientology related -- on the one hand, our big countdown was really heating up, but we also needed to keep an eye on the big news breaking out in Germany, wh ... More >>
Not in the habit of playing a nun, but this is a horror flick
Click here for my Q&A with Kelly McGillis, who soared to stardom in '80s blockbusters like Witness, Top Gun, and The Accused, and who now turns up in a stark, apocalyptic vampire film called Stake Land. Kelly graciously didn't drive a stake through my heart, even though I kept pestering her ... More >>
On Saturday, the Daily News published what was, for the tab, a lengthy story about Marc Headley and his lawsuit against his former employer, Scientology. Headley, you might remember from our own story in November, wrote a gripping account of his escape after years of menial labor at the secr ... More >>
The author of a new book on Scientology reveals to the Village Voice details of his experience being "audited" by Tom Cruise, who asked him to talk to a book, a bottle, and an ashtray for hours at a time in order to perfect his "upper indoctrination." Marc Headley's remarkable account of his ... More >>
Reagan leaves the building. He put a smiley face on cruelty, but at least he chose mammon over god.
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