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Fast & Furious 6, 2013.
Directed by Justin Lin.
The gang of car thieves and illegal street racers are brought out of retirement to face a global menace...and track down a long-lost member.
This sixth (yes sixth) entry in the ever-increasingly popular Fast & Furious series is too loud, too stupid, and too nonsensical to be judged as anything other than, well, a Fast & Furious film. It straddles the lines between fun and utter garbage from the first minute to the last, but somehow, through the belief in its own convictions, Fast & Furious 6 end up being just about more fun than dumb. It may be 51% against 49% but a good time is there to be had.
The old adage of “leave your brain at the door” to enjoy a big budget film is not one »
- Flickering Myth
In addition to the caUniversal CityWalk is celebrating its 20th anniversary and the release of the anticipated action crime thriller ‘Fast and Furious 6′ through a retrospective of eight prop cars from all six films in the hit film series. tTe event will also feature a life-sized wax figure of ‘Fast and Furious’ star Vin Diesel from Madaame Toussads. The cars to be featured in the exhibit include the Dodge Daytona, Ford Escort and Flip car from ‘Fast and Furious 6;’ the Buick Grande National from ‘Fast and Furious;’ the Nissan Skyline Gt-r, Mitsubishi eclipse Spyder and Mazda Rx-7 from ’2 Fast 2 Furious;’ and the 1970 Dodge Charger from [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
With a franchise as long-running as The Fast and the Furious, it’s not unusual to see characters come and go from film to film — unless they’ve been killed off. Michelle Rodriguez’s character, Letty Ortiz, seemingly perished at the end of the series’ fourth installment, but that didn't stop the Fast & Furious 6 team from bringing her back from beyond the veil. Vulture recently got on the phone with the actress, who’s also appeared in Avatar and on Lost, to talk about what it’s like to be resurrected, why she won't sing karaoke with Vin Diesel, and the women of the franchise.When you first took on the role of Letty, did you imagine the series turning into something so huge?Hell, no. Are you kidding me? First one, I just couldn’t believe there was going to be a movie that had this kind of stuff happening. »
- Bryan Hood
Dar Film Distribution a division of Dar Media Pvt. Ltd has acquired all India theatrical rights of Universal Pictures Fast & Furious 6 starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, along with Jordana Brewster (Fast & Furious), Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar, Resident Evil). The film is directed by Justin Lin, (of the Fast & Furious franchise). Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster Read More »
It's hard to ignore when "Fast & Furious 6" director Justin Lin compares his latest installment of the hugely successful franchise to a Robert Altman movie -- especially since Altman wasn't exactly known for scenes featuring tanks haphazardly steamrolling over oncoming traffic.
Ahead is a fairly comprehensive look at the outline of the last four "Fast & Furious" movies from the mind of the films' director, Justin Lin. (Lin did not direct the first two installments.) He transformed a series that didn't even bring back its own original stars (except for a cameo by Vin Diesel) for Lin's first installment, "Tokyo Drift," into the mega-blockbuster it is today.
And "Fast & Furious 6" will be Lin's last installment (well, maybe). He explains why.
With these last couple of installments, and some of the things that I've witnessed in these movies, I've left the theater shaking my head thinking, Well, Justin Lin has done it again. »
- Mike Ryan
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
At one critical point in Fast & Furious 6, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, caught in a kind of bizarro world walk and talk (think The West Wing) and discussing the movie’s criminal syndicate, tells Mma fighter Gina Carano: “I want to come down on them like the walls of Jericho.” If the idea of that moment occurring prompts a slight grin to form on your face, chances are that the sixth entry in this newly revitalised car crash franchise will bring you a relative amount of joy. Just make sure you leave your Iq at the door.
Fast & Furious 6 is, without a doubt, one of the dumbest movies I’ve ever seen. The set-pieces, straight from a comic book, are absurd in every conceivable way: loud, rendered with (sometimes incomprehensible) CGI, they crash all over the screen in explosions of sparks and scratched metallic paint-jobs. The jokes, »
- T.J. Barnard
Like many acting families before them, the three Hemsworth brothers are a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood, each carrying their weight in films and TV shows of varying genres (okay, two more so than the other one). And baby brother Liam.s next film is perfectly fitting for a young Australian movie star. Don.t call him Maverick, but Hemsworth is set to play a fighter pilot for Relativity Media.s Aurora Rising, according to Deadline. The screenplay was written by Christian Gudegast, whose last script was 2003.s Vin Diesel-led action flickA Man Apart for F. Gary Gray, which he co-wrote with Paul Scheuring. No director is attached to the new film yet. Proving their confidence in both men.s abilities, this is Relativity Media.s second project with both Hemsworth and Gudegast. In August, they.ll be releasing Robert Luketic.s corporate thriller Paranoia which will »
Thanks to the success of The Hunger Games in particular, Liam Hemsworth has plenty of offers coming in. He’s just taken on the role of a fighter pilot in action adventure pic Aurora Rising.From the sounds of it, this could be a Top Gun-style role for the Aussie actor, because he’ll be playing a surfer-turned-ace fighter pilot who becomes embroiled in a messy combat mission.In the aftermath of that opening skirmish, he’s recruited to be part of an elite team testing a new generation of aircraft: planes that will come in handy, since there’s a new international conflict just on the horizon. And yes, we're also having flashbacks to Stealth but we're sure this will be very different.Relativity Media is backing this one, and has a script in hand from Christian Gudegast, who wrote Vin Diesel thriller A Man Apart. There’s »
Fasten your seatbelts once again for one wild ride! We are gearing up for the release of Fast & Furious 6, out in theatres this Friday. Starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez, the movie promises to deliver high intensity and plenty of action. While we eagerly wait for the big release, fans can get a glimpse of the battles, drama and of course, fancy cars, featured in the film. From gun fights to car chases, take a look at these big-screen pics. »
"The Fast and the Furious" series is one of the few where I have little problem shutting my brain off for two hours. It’s at least based in some sort of reality, there are no superheroes, although Vin Diesel can certainly withstand a lot of pain, and the supernatural isn’t a possibility. At this point, it’s also probably the longest-running and most expensive soap opera ever released theatrically. I wonder if something like “Sons of Anarchy” (which is decidedly darker material) would exist on television without it. The interesting thing about the series is that no matter how outlandish it gets, it stays firmly rooted in its theme of family above all else. The movies aren’t brilliant from a »
- Dan Simolke
Why were Paul Walker and Vin Diesel chased by helicopters in real life? In the latest episode of Unscripted, the "Fast & Furious 6" stars talk about their wild night at a real-life illegal street race, what "Fast" characters are the most badass, and how many more films are left in the action franchise's future. In the latest adrenaline-pumping "Fast" installment, Agent Hobbs (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) enlists Dom (Diesel) and his team to bring a rival gang, led by Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), to justice in exchange for a clean criminal record. Not a bad deal. Watch Diesel and Walker go Unscripted above. "Fast & Furious 6" speeds into theaters May 24. »
- Dana Taddeo
Nobody saw Fast & Furious 6 coming. Nobody. Anyone who says otherwise is a liar and their pants are a volcano of fire. Even at their most optimistic, not even the earliest Vin Diesel fan club presidents nor the bean counters at Universal could have accurately predicted that 2001's little movie about a cop infiltrating a gang of street racers would have not only turned into a six-film franchise (with a seventh on the way), but that its sixth film would become one of the most ludicrous (and inevitably lucrative) tentpole movies in a summer that has a new Star Trek, a new Iron Man, and a new Superman movie. Having seen Furious Six (as the film's title card calls it), I can confirm that it's as ridiculously entertaining as it is ridiculously disrespectful of...
- Peter Hall
New shots of Orlando Bloom in Zulu, Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston in Only Lovers Left Alive, Henry Cavill in Man of Steel, Natalie Portman and Christian Bale in Terence Malick's Knight of Cups, Colin Farrell and Jessica Chastain in Miss Julie, Clive Owen and Mila Kunis in Blood Ties, Brit Marling in The East, and Nicole Kidman in Grace of Monaco.
"The upcoming 3D Blu-ray release of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' will come with a limited edition phaser (non-working of course). No official date has been announced, though unofficially »
- Garth Franklin
It’s time to put the pedal to the metal as the Fast & Furious 6 races into Cineplex theatres this week. We’re shifting into overdrive and coming up with as many car puns, um, I mean quiz questions as we can in our movie quiz this week where we are talking cars, car movies, and chase sequences.
With the sixth film in the franchise and a seventh just announced, Vin Diesel and co show no signs of slowing down yet as the gang is reunited on the big screen in Fast 6 as Dominic (Diesel) is recruited by FBI agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) to capture a former black ops agents skilled in vehicular warfare. Yup, that’s a thing. You know what else is a thing? Returning from the dead! Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty who we all though had bit the dust is back…or is this just an elaborate mind game? »
- Rachel West
Co-starring alongside Dwayne Johnson in Justin Lin's upcoming Fast & Furious 6 is the tough and talented Gina Carano (Haywire). Carano plays Agent Hobbs' partner Riley, who both team up with Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew in order to take down an elite group of militarily-trained specialists led by Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). Carano took the time to talk to us about her experience working on her first big action franchise movie, fight choreography, and learning from director Lin. She also talked about how her experience in Haywire has changed her life, her future goals in her movie career and her upcoming film, In the Blood. Also starring Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang and Gal Gadot, Fast & Furious 6 opens May 24th. Hit the jump to read the full interview. Collider: Since the the Fast and Furious franchise is all about cars, »
- Dave Trumbore
Without superheroes or aliens, the F&F franchise has made speed, laced with rage, one of film's most beloved intoxicants
The reason for the burgeoning success of the Fast & Furious films eludes some people. This apparently humdrum franchise manages without superheroes, intergalactic conflict, aliens, zombies, vampires or 3D. What has it got? Perhaps the clue's in the title. Speed and rage have come to form an alluring combination.
Speed, said Aldous Huxley, "provides the one genuinely modern pleasure." Until the 1820s, no one had travelled faster than a galloping horse; by the 1840s, trains were zipping along at 70mph. Speed began to redefine human life, as the acceleration of output yielded previously unimaginable benefits. The Gpo documentary Night Mail, with its pulsing pistons, captured the exaltation this engendered. But if the hastening tempo of the railway age brought collective liberation, it imposed a new tyranny on the individual.
As Marxists put it, »
- David Cox
Are you feeling the need for speed? Sure that would be a Top Gun reference, but for a brand new generation the Fast & Furious flicks have plenty of speed to feed those in need. With the upcoming Fast & Furious 6, there is a whole new level of over-the-top action and hottie bootie shakin. which will please fans of Fast Five . the previous installment that arguably reinvigorated this testosterone fueled franchise in a oh so satisfying way. With Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle »
Sunday Update: Summer 2013 just keeps sizzling here and abroad. The sixth installment of the Universal Pictures franchise is looking to successfully transition from street racing to heist action to terrorist plot and kicked off this weekend in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Fast & Furious 6 is opposite Warner Bros’ The Great Gatsby (including Thursday previews) and the second week of Paramount’s Star Trek In Darkness. But F&F6 is set in London and had its world premiere there. It scored a record breaking #1 opening and grossed $13.8M (£9M) at 460 dates for Universal’s biggest 3-day opening weekend in that territory. (Smashing the previous record set by Les Miserables of $13.1M). It is the franchise’s biggest opening weekend in the UK as well as the highest opening weekend for Vin Diesel and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. F&F6 is now the 2nd biggest opening weekend of 2013 there behind IM3‘s $17.6M. »
- NIKKI FINKE, Editor in Chief
It's hard to be a curvier woman in Hollywood ... but, according to Vin Diesel, the pressure to be in shape is even worse for men.The "Fast & Furious 6" star opens up about body image in the latest issue of Men's Fitness (watch video from the photo shoot above), where he also addresses how his muscular frame has affected the movies he's been offered."Being a physical presence will rule you out of a lot of roles," Diesel tells the mag. "I couldn’t have done [a movie like] 'Ferris Bueller’s Day Off' with that physical presence. But I like it as part of me; it’s part of what I represent, and I think if Humphrey Bogart were around today he’d be a lot bigger.""Hollywood is more concerned about its male actors being in shape than its female actors," he continues.Sure, we like it when our leading men have glistening six-pack abs, »
- tooFab Staff
Star Trek Into Darkness weekend box office: Downright disappointing domestic debut (photo: Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness) J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness, featuring Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan, took in an estimated $22 million at 3,668 North American venues on Friday, according to studio figures found at Box Office Mojo. Is that good or bad? Well, let’s just say that this weekend Star Trek Into Darkness should end up collecting approximately $20-28 million less at the domestic box office than early estimates indicated. (Check out comparisons between the Thursday opening of Star Trek Into Darkness and the more impressive debuts of other movie sequels.) Star Trek Into Darkness vs. Star Trek: Opening-weekend box office Star Trek Into Darkness will likely gross at most $83-85 million by Sunday evening, and $70-72 million over the three-day weekend. Paramount is, »
- Zac Gille
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