A celebration of the next generation of actors ready to yield the power of the box-office. As Top Gun: Maverick bowled over audiences this weekend, it raises the question not of which movie stars are left that could battle for eyeballs (although that one did come up) but who would be ready to take on the spot that Tom Cruise has positioned himself for so well in calculated ways. Sure, there have been misfires and we are prisoners of the moment but Cruise gets the moments and reasons we’d show up for a movie. Although an easy opinion may be that there’s nobody else around to carry on a legacy, there are those with the resume, chops and charisma to carry on the legacy.
Thank you very much Dewey Cox. When Walk Hard strutted onto the screen the bio pic was on notice for what it should have always been called out for: Excess, silliness and over-the-top decadence. However, when it comes to our music stars and the story of their lives, isn’t that all what we want? As Elvis gets the Baz Luhrman treatment there’s no better time than now to look at the best of what we wanted, what we sorta suspected and some of our favorite tunes, we’ll turn it to eleven for the prep work this week.
We’re going to need you to lean in and find all the synergy, iterations, business-isms, buzzy and best movies around just like your boss gets excited to tell you about how you’re doing in the lead up to your big annual review. We can guarantee that we won’t 2% you this time around (that’s what annual reviews are for, right?).
Our best of the year is a little more relaxed than your qualified critics or self-righteous friends. We are looking for some laughs, feelings, vision and sometimes big buckets of popcorn to be devoured. So, here we go with our pulse check on 2022, and let me tell you that this year has been an incredible ride back into a year we may end up talking about for some years to come.