rev up your engine

How Top Gun’s Famous Volleyball Scene Led Kenny Loggins to the ‘Danger Zone’

The story behind the film’s hard-charging anthem, as told by the king of ’80s soundtracks.
summer preview

13 Animated Films and TV Shows We Can’t Wait to See This Summer

The Belchers and Buzz Lightyear hit the big screen, while South Park continues its streaming-special blitz.
influences

Alex Garland on Attack on Titan, Notting Hill, and More of the Influences on Men

“I just think life is strange, and I’m trying to reflect how strange life feels to me.”
  1. protests
    Ukrainian Filmmakers at Cannes Protested Censorship of Russian ‘Genocide’The team behind Butterfly Vision played air-raid sirens during the demonstration.
  2. cannes 2022
    Both the Kids From Squid and the Whale Brought Coming-of-Age Tales to CannesSeventeen years after The Squid and the Whale, both of the children from that film have brought their directorial debuts to Cannes.
  3. rev up your engine
    How Top Gun’s Famous Volleyball Scene Led Kenny Loggins to the ‘Danger Zone’The story behind the film’s hard-charging anthem, as told by the king of ’80s soundtracks.
  4. summer preview
    13 Animated Films and TV Shows We Can’t Wait to See This SummerThe Belchers and Buzz Lightyear hit the big screen, while South Park continues its streaming-special blitz.
  5. chat room
    Mod Sun Wrote Avril Lavigne Into His Movie Before They Started Dating“The whole idea of the moment was to be like, Is she ever gonna show up?
  6. cannes 2022
    Park Chan-wook’s Latest Is Serving Hitchcock VibesDecision to Leave is a classical, restrained effort from the guy who gave us the squid scene in Oldboy.
  7. korg core
    Thor: Love and Thunder Trailer Blurs Chris Hemsworth’s ButtAnd introducing … Natalie Thortman!
  8. let’s do it again
    Come Watch a Sequel in the Park With UsBryant Park Movie Nights are back this summer.
  9. no thank you
    Riley Keough Says She Didn’t Want to Star in Baz Luhrmann’s ElvisYou know, the biopic about her grandpa.
  10. endings
    The Empty Symbolism of Men’s EndingAlex Garland’s Men is laden with symbolism, much of it provocative and highly gendered. But what does it all add up to?
  11. cannes 2022
    The ‘Eat the Rich’ Comedy Making Cannes Say ‘Blech!’In Triangle of Sadness, Ruben Östlund rubs audiences’ noses in shit. They love him for it.
  12. trailer mix
    Freak Out! Over New Bowie Footage in Moonage DaydreamThe first estate-approved David Bowie film featuring his music.
  13. trailer mix
    Mission: Impossible 7 Trailer — Tom Cruise Yelled at His Crew for This?The mission? Impossible. The reckoning? Dead. The part? One.
  14. obits
    Legendary Sci-fi Concept Artist Colin Cantwell Dead at 90He designed the X-Wing, A-Wing, Star Destroyer, and TIE Fighter, and the Death Star’s trench.
  15. cannes 2022
    Irma Vep Is Not a Movie. Irma Vep Is a Concept.’Director Olivier Assayas and his new star Alicia Vikander discuss remaking his beloved movie as a TV series (or whatever you want to call it).
  16. cannes 2022
    George Miller Returns to Cannes With a Freaky, Maximalist Fairy TaleThree Thousand Years of Longing is a fairy tale within a fairy tale (about telling fairy tales) that feels like Miller’s answer to The Princess Bride.
  17. box office
    Everything Everywhere All at Once to Beat Uncut Gems As A24’s Biggest HitAt the domestic box office in this universe, at least.
  18. protests
    Cannes Film Festival Removed Activist Protesting Sexual Violence in UkraineThe naked protester interrupted the red-carpet premiere of George Miller’s Three Thousand Years of Longing.
  19. cannes 2022
    Chie Hayakawa’s Plan 75 Quietly Devastates CannesThe heart-wrenching dystopian film, about a government program for euthanizing senior citizens, marks the arrival of an exciting new writer-director.
  20. influences
    Alex Garland on Attack on Titan, Notting Hill, and More of the Influences on Men“I just think life is strange, and I’m trying to reflect how strange life feels to me.”
  21. movie review
    I Regret to Inform You the Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers Movie Is Pretty GoodJohn Mulaney and Andy Samberg voice the animated chipmunks in a half-subversive riff on Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
  22. cannes 2022
    Jeremy Strong on Playing James Gray’s Dad in Armageddon Time“He’s a bit of a crooner and has a certain amount of brio. It’s a feast of a character.”
  23. make it a dub
    Indian Action Epic RRR Is Streaming, If You Can Figure Out Its Language OptionsIt’ll take more than a toggle.
  24. chat room
    Kevin Doyle Knows He ‘Won the Lottery’ With Downton Abbey: A New Era“Molesley is clearly a bright man, but he’d never been allowed to let his intellect and talent, for what it was, flourish.”
  25. vulture lists
    The 20 Best Mike Myers Characters, RankedThe comedian’s greatest creations are reflections of who he perceives himself to be, who he wants to be, and who he is most afraid of.
  26. a long talk
    Gaspar Noé Is Not in ControlNoé’s films have always been about the chaos of losing control. His latest, Vortex and Lux Aeterna, seem to get bracingly personal, too.
  27. cannes 2022
    So, Uh, Jessica Chastain Plays Donald Trump’s Sister in Armageddon TimeAlongside her friends Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong.
  28. oscars 2023
    Oscars Declare COVID Over, Require Theatrical Release AgainFor the past two seasons, films could qualify by playing on the Academy’s in-house streaming platform.
  29. bearded bromance
    Jake Johnson Wants to Make a Movie With Oscar Isaac — I’ve Got a Few IdeasINT. DIMLY LIT BEDROOM - NIGHT
  30. viewing guide
    A Guide to the Pre-Ghibli Work of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao TakahataAnd where to stream them — if you can.
  31. movie review
    Downton Abbey: A New Era Is Really the Same Old Downton AbbeyFor better and worse, the Crawleys are at it again.
  32. rendezcruise
    Tom Cruise Is Being Boring at CannesThe once-infamous agent of chaos has overcorrected his press strategy as he promotes Top Gun: Maverick at the French festival.
  33. burners
    A Celebration of Life for Margot Robbie’s Alleged Letterboxd AccountFans found an account appearing to belong to the Barbie star … then it went dark.
  34. close read
    Tom Cruise’s Last StandThirty-six years after the original, Top Gun: Maverick eulogizes the actor’s entire career, and an America that may not exist anymore.
  35. role call
    Kathy Najimy Answers Every Question We Have About Sister ActOn how Entertainment Tonight host Mary Hart inspired the character’s relentless pep and sneaking backstage in a bunny costume to meet Bette Midler.
  36. trailer mix
    XXXTentacion Doc Look at Me Heading to Hulu After Five YearsThe new trailer features an interview with abuse accuser Geneva Ayala.
  37. movie review
    The Horror of Men Doesn’t Go Far EnoughAlex Garland’s latest body-mangling film lacks the depth and bravado it needs to succeed.
  38. cannes 2022
    Cannes Returns, With Zombies in TowThis year’s festival opens with Final Cut, a zombie flick from The Artist’s Michel Hazanavicius. “I am prepared to be booed,” he says.
  39. cannes 2022
    What They Don’t Tell You About Booing in CannesA handy tip before you read the festival-reaction stories out of the Croisette in the coming weeks.
  40. the lost kingdom
    Amber Heard Says Her Aquaman 2 Role Was ‘Pared Down’She claims Johnny Depp damaged her reputation by calling her abuse allegations a “hoax.”
  41. vulture lists
    Every Stephen King Movie, RankedWith Firestarter in theaters, we take a deeper look at all of the horror master’s films.
  42. rip
    Fred Ward, The Right Stuff and Tremors Actor, Dead at 79“When it came to battling underground worms, I couldn’t have asked for a better partner,” wrote Kevin Bacon.
  43. movie review
    Jerrod Carmichael Has Already Outgrown On the Count of ThreeHis feature directorial debut is a dark comedy about suicide that works more than it doesn’t, but still feels like a blip in a career that’s moved on.
  44. the pg-13 multiverse
    Sam Raimi Exploding Superheroes’ Heads in ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Is Good, ActuallyThe MCU has always been about death as an abstract form of entertainment, but Multiverse of Madness gets darkly, and thrillingly, literal.
  45. movie review
    Pleasure Can’t Get Out of Its Own HeadNinja Thyberg’s feature debut offers a judgment-free journey through the adult-film industry but never really gets going as a character study.
  46. movie review
    The Lifeless New Firestarter Will Leave You ColdThey took a Stephen King novel and turned it into a hostage video starring Zac Efron.
  47. now streaming
    The 25 Best Hidden Gems on HBO MaxEl Planeta, Weathering with You, Stranger Than Paradise, and more.
  48. 2une
    Christopher Walken Will Return to His Home Planet to Film Dune: Part TwoMaking a cameo as himself, the Emperor of the Known Universe.
  49. vulture lists
    23 Unsettlingly Nice Tom Cruise StoriesDid you know he sends Dakota Fanning a birthday present every year?
  50. scream queens
    Hayden Panettiere Is Going to Scream and Scream AgainKirby Reed lives! (For now.)
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