Watch Tom Cruise and Jimmy Fallon Reenact Top Gun in This Epic Lip Sync Battle

28 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Jimmy Fallon learns why lip-sync battling Tom Cruise is ‘Risky Business’.

We haven’t seen Tom Cruise’s lip-syncing skills since he was dancing in his underwear in Risky Business, but judging by his performance on Monday’s Tonight Show, he’s still got some moves. Tom Cruise totally smashed a Lip Sync Battle against Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon on Monday, July 27 — busting some awesome moves and showing off his impressively sexy lead singer persona! The action movie megastar went head-to-head with Jimmy Fallon in a lip-sync battle and left the late-night host nearly speechless after his spot-on rendition of The Weeknd’s “I Can’t Feel My Face.” Fallon swung back with his take on The Rolling Stones’ “Undercover Of The Night,” however, it didn’t take long for Cruise to steal back the spotlight.

The 53-year-old actor revealed he was quite excited to take part in the now-famous talk show bit. “This is so ridiculous, I love it!” the Top Gun star said before the battle commenced. The actor was going to pull an ace out of his sleeve as the opening to Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock and Roll” began playing, serving as an homage to his famous Risky Business scene.

And while Fallon asked “Why am I even trying?” before taking the stage for a version of The Rolling Stones “Undercover of the Night,” he actually did have moves like Jagger. Fallon essentially ceded the contest after that, but rules are rules, and the host dutifully performed his final song, the Righteous Brothers’ “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” — the second most obvious choice from the Cruise oeuvre. Cruise started his lip syncing by crooning his way through The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face.” Word-perfect and totally getting into the song, the Mission: Impossible hunk ran his fingers through his hair as he smouldered at the microphone, ending his performance with an impressive 360 degree turn. Recalling the famous scene in Top Gun , Cruise and Fallon finished the set by performing a lip-syncing duet of The Righteous Brothers’ “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’.” Classic. You’ll have to watch their second round of performances to see who won: Cruise or Fallon — or the audience member who found herself serenaded by both men!

The pair then proceeded to croon the track and compete for the charms of a lucky lady in the front row, alternately kissing her hand, blowing her hair and rubbing her face. 2015 may not bring everything that Back to the Future II promised it would: flying cars, self-lacing shoes, we don’t see ’em happening over the next 12 months. (Then again, don’t bet against Nike.) But this year will definitely pack plenty of punch when it comes to cultural happenings. But Cruise was back to put Fallon in his place when he performed a one-man duet of Meat Loaf’s “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” singing both the male and female parts, and shaking his head dramatically as he went between characters, to the delight of the crowd.

Mad Max will roar back out of the apocalypse while Mad Men rides off into the sunset, rock’s Antichrist Superstar and hip-hop’s Yeezus will rise again. With the caveat that all dates are subject to change, here are the music, movies and TV you need to know about all year long. “Most second albums suck,” Dan Harmon says, lounging in a back room of Starburns Industries, a Burbank studio, across the table from Justin Roiland. The mismatched pair — Roiland is clean-cut, fair-skinned and upbeat; Harmon’s unkempt, grizzled, and cynical — are in the midst of creating not a second album here, but a second season.

Each 22-minute story arc is plotted using the principles of Joseph Campbell’s mythological hero’s journey, but shot through with world-weary humor like a George Carlin comedy special in triple time. Rick and Morty chronicles the inter-dimensional adventures of an alcoholic, misanthropic scientific genius (Rick) and his big-hearted, dim-witted, chronically nervous grandson (Morty). The show combines the meta-TV writing of Harmon, best-known as the creative force behind the erstwhile NBC sitcom Community, and the puerile imagination of Roiland, best known as the screeching voice of Lemongrab on Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time.

We were so close to something amazing and we never really got there from a structural standpoint.” “It went off the deep end conceptually and got really over-complicated,” Harmon agrees. “We’re pretty convinced that the first episode might be the worst for that reason.” If the first episode of Season Two is the worst, then the pair has nothing to worry about. “A Rickle in Time” begins with Rick freezing time for six months so that he, Morty, and Morty’s sister can clean up the house after a wild party that ended Season One. He’s one of the few people who can create a great show, then get fired despite the high quality of his work, as he did from The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central and Community on NBC — which later hired him back, then canceled the show. “I forget my pain,” Harmon says. “I just move from one thing to the next. Its origins lie in a monthly short-film festival called Channel 101 that Harmon co-founded. “I had a history of occasionally going into Channel 101 with something that I made with the intention of just eliciting shock and screams, and this was certainly one of those times,” Roiland recalls of the original short, The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti, in 2006. “I’d just gotten off a job [at Spike TV] that was creatively horrible.

So I had this pure ‘I don’t give a fuck’ energy, which is sometimes the best energy because you have nothing at stake.” Roiland continues: “There’s a part in [the short] where Mharti is disappearing and Doc says, ‘You have to jerk me off to stop it,’ and this huge, beautifully drawn erect penis appears. But other than those, for a good 10 years, Roiland pitched network executives non-stop, selling, by his own count, three shows to Fox and three to Cartoon Network that never got picked up. “Observing Justin having project after project killed was really painful,” Harmon recalls. “He literally said to me, ‘I don’t know how much more of this I can take.'” So when Adult Swim asked Harmon to put together an animated pilot, he decided to work on making Roiland’s humor palatable to a broader audience. “The challenge was: How do you make my mom understand how funny it is to see somebody vomiting diarrhea,” Harmon explain, then adds, glancing at his partner, “Not to pigeonhole Justin’s sensibility.” Harmon’s solution was to contain that energy in the character of Rick, and place him in an otherwise stereotypically dysfunctional television family. Although this formula has worked far beyond its creator’s expectations, Roiland still has a way to go before reaching his personal benchmarks for success.

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