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Fast & Furious movies make no effort to hide what they are and certainly don't pretend to be something they're not. Brain checking at the door is a requirement which the franchise's millions of fans have proven time and time again is more than welcome to accommodate. Delivery of the expected "goods" is as predictable as rain being wet to the touch.
The successful formula Fast & Furious movies start with are scenes featuring shiny, colorful cars revving souped-up, after-market engines, shiny chrome - well, everything, Nos Nitrous canisters, and tires that will never, ever, ever go flat.
To further embellish the rides, add scantily clad women dancing to DJ-spun house music, usually in well-lit, well-attended public places, with zero-to-no interference from the authorities.
Now mix in a crime caper of some kind. Hollywood itself actually has a mathematical formula for this that says that if you have more than three leads above the title, »
Les Hill will play one of the leads and co-produce Bride of the Dead, an Australian zombie horror/romance/adventure/comedy.
The film will mark the feature writing and directing debut of Ryan Eckersley, who cut his teeth as a director on Neighbours and Big Brother. Eckersley has teamed up with executive producer Robert Lewis Galinsky and they are confident of raising the budget of $5-8 million from private investors..
Set in a post-Apocalyptic world, the plot follows a woman named Samantha who gets engaged to her boyfriend Peter. During his buck.s party at a zombie strip club, Peter is bitten on the arm. He flees the city to protect Samantha and she hires Jack, who is struggling to let go of his past, to help find her fiancé before he becomes a zombie. Jack and his band of brothers are zombie hunters, employed by life insurance companies to find infected people, »
- Don Groves
The increasingly monstrous box office receipts tell a crystal clear story of commercial success, but when it comes to the Fast & Furious movies, the critical community has been slow to recognize something equally certain: That against all odds, this series has stealthily matured into one of the very best action blockbuster franchises out there. No joking. No irony. No exaggeration. When it comes to sheer entertainment – energetic, engaging, and filled with more adrenaline that the human body should be capable of processing – very few ongoing film series, if any, do it better, and the latest installment, Fast & Furious 6 – or just Furious 6, as it is actually written in the film and will henceforth be referred to – is a stunningly crafted, unexpectedly poignant, and above all else, ridiculously fun monument to this truth.
What surprises me most about this sixth entry is how effectively it is able to build upon everything that has come before, »
- Jonathan R. Lack
If you were still clinging to the wacky notion that the “Fast and Furious” franchise is somehow connected to the real world, you should have that silly idea slapped free when the first character in the movie flies through the air. Yes, I said the first character in the movie flies through the air. Like Superman, only more invincible. “Fast and Furious 6″, the latest entry in the car racing turned caper film franchise, is just as daft as the previous installment, which as you’ll recall ended with Dom and Brian dragging a giant vault between their two vehicles as they set about destroying half of Downtown Rio de Janeiro. For “Fast and Furious 6″, director Justin Lin has doubled the insanity and collateral damage and even tossed in a tank for good measure. “Fast and Furious 6″ finds Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian (Paul Walker) pulled out of retirement in an »
The Fast & Furious franchise has been on the road for quite awhile (pun). The franchise began in Los Angeles, before subsequent sequels moved the adventures of Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker) and their gang to the roads of Miami, Tokyo, Mexico (after stops in La and Dr), Brazil and Europe, respectively.
Along the way, the franchise has evolved from street racer sub-culture expose (with dashes of crime-drama action) to a full-on crime-drama action franchise (with dashes of street racer sub-culture). This transition remains a divisive issue for the fanbase, with some fans of the earlier films loudly condemning a perceived “loss of roots” in more recent films.
Well, fans on both sides of the Fast & Furious division can maybe appreciate this latest bit of news: Vin Diesel is claiming that Fast & ...
Click to continue reading Vin Diesel Says ‘Fast & Furious 7′ Will Be Set in L.A. »
- Kofi Outlaw
Fast & Furious 6 starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, Luke Evans, Michelle Rodriguez, Gina Carano, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris speeds into theaters on Friday, May 24, and will likely dominate the Memorial Day extended box office weekend.
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Agent Luke Hobbs enlists Dominic Toretto and his team to bring down former Special Ops soldier Owen Shaw, leader of a unit specializing in vehicular warfare. »
Fast & Furious 6 premiered in La last night, and on the red carpet we caught up with the stunning Elsa Pataky. We chatted with the actress, who is married to Chris Hemsworth, about Paul Walker's dreamy eyes, Vin Diesel's secret soft side, and what it was like working in the supersuccessful action franchise. Elsa also says that while the movie may be all about the flashy driving scenes, there are romantic undertones there for the ladies. Check it out and watch for more on Popsugar Live! »
- Matthew Rodrigues
On Friday, Fast & Furious 6 hits theaters marking the sixth edition of the series that has spanned twelve years. Once again, the entire cast is back, including Jordana Brewster who portrays Mia Toretto – Dom’s (Vin Diesel) loyal sister and Brian’s (Paul Walker) husband. VH1 Celebrity put Brewster in the driver’s seat and quizzed on her own driving experience and who she’d beat in a real race.
VH1 Celebrity: How many times did you take your driving test before you passed?
Jordana: Once, which was really good. There was a ticking clock. If I didn’t get my license I wasn’t going to be able to get insured for the movie. Within a week of taking my driving test, we were flown to Las Vegas for this special driving class. So I had to pass or I wouldn’t have been in the movie.
So you didn »
- Stacy Lambe
It seems like only yesterday that Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) walked up to Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and inexplicably started a sentence with, "So check it out, it's like this," kicking off the first illegal street race in the "Fast and Furious" franchise ten minutes into "The Fast and the Furious" (2001). Alas, that was twelve years and many "the"s ago.
Now, on the eve of this week's debut of the sixth installment (!) of this venerable institution of American cinema, cleverly titled "Fast & Furious 6," we'd like to briefly recap the first five films of the franchise for those of you who may have missed a street robbery or a Ludacris megaphone shout along the way.
Yes, Lettys and Gentle-Doms, it's the Idiot's Guide to the "Fast and Furious" movies. Start your engines.
'The Fast and the Furious' (2001)
Detective Brian O'Conner, who looks like he just dropped out of »
- Nick Blake
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) Director: John Singleton Stars: Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes Brian O'Conner must reconnect with an old flame in order to take down a drug kingpin and get his life back. Oh, how far we've come. To think that this franchise eventually evolved from this movie in to Fast Five and Furious Six is nothing short of a miracle. Turning the focus on to action heist flicks was a brilliant decision, especially when you directly compare the result »
- Jason Adams
Although Fast & Furious 6 doesn't hit theaters until this Friday, May 24, work is already underway for a seventh big screen entry, planned for July 11, 2014. Speaking today with Variety , franchise star Vin Diesel says that, while the past few films have played up international locales, Fast & Furious 7 will take the action back to where it all began. "We are bringing it back to Los Angeles,. he says. Continuing the global exploits in the franchise built on speed, Diesel and Paul Walker lead the returning cast of Fast & Furious 7 with more actors expected to be confirmed soon. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series, and Diesel and Neal H. Moritz return as producers. »
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
With Fast & Furious 6 hitting theaters this week, it's time to take a look back at the five films that brought us to this point in the four-wheeled, fan-favorite franchise that began with 2001's The Fast and the Furious. The latest film finds Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) assembling their team of high-speed heist experts to take down a former Special Ops soldier (Luke Evans). They're joined by returning federal agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), as well as a host of newcomers on both sides of the mission. As anyone who's taken the franchise for a spin knows, the Fast & Furious movies combine fast cars, amazing stunts, and a talented cast of recurring characters that add a genuine sense of continuity to the series. And with...
- Rick Marshall
Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson went at it in an epic fight in the last Fast & Furious movie, now it’s tough girl Michelle Rodriguez and Mma fighter turned actress Gina Carano’s turn to beat each other to a pulp in Fast & Furous 6.
Our money is on Mma’s Gina Carano, but Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty won’t go down without returning a few blows. In this featurette from Fast & Furious 6, the video takes you behind the scenes of the brutal beatdown between the two beauties with director Justin Lin, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and the two kick ass ladies. Fast & Furious 6 opens May 24, 2013.
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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 »
One of the pleasures of seeing where the "Fast and the Furious" series has arrived is looking back at where it started and measuring just how far everyone's come. Paul Walker is never going to be one of those guys who people talk about in the pantheon of great transformative performers, people whose acting transcends, like Daniel Day Lewis or Meryl Streep. Walker is a fairly limited onscreen persona, but if you cast him correctly and surround him with the right sort of actors, he is capable of a certain charm and charisma. The great mystery of this series is the »
- Drew McWeeny
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. »
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
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
★★☆☆☆ American actor Paul Walker has carved out a career that largely consists of driving cars and being both fast and furious. Playing firmly within type, Walker returns to screens this week in Mukunda Michael Dewil's Vehicle 19 (2013). Alongside an international cast including Naima McLean and Gys De Villiers, Walker plays Michael Woods, a reckless ex-con determined to change his life for the better in an attempt to save his relationship with an estranged girlfriend. Unfortunately, a mix-up at a Johannesburg car rental company leaves Michael stuck with the wrong car and distressed hostage Rachel (McLean) in the boot.
Michael quickly becomes embroiled in a hot pursuit when he is chased across Johannesburg by a dangerous, corrupt and powerful Detective Smith (De Villers). Unable to go to the police and having already broken parole, Michael not only has the hostage's life to save, but he must also save his own »
- CineVue UK
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