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'Need For Speed' engaging, entertaining (Ians Movie Review)

21 March 2014 2:40 AM, PDT | | See recent RealBollywood news »

Film: "Need For Speed"; Cast: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Michael Keaton, Scott Mescudi, Rami Malek, Ramon Rodriguez, Dakota Johnson; Director: Scott Waugh; Rating: ***

If Abba had immortalised "The winner takes it all" in 1980s, then "Need For Speed" reiterates it with "The winner takes it all and the losers have to walk home".

Powered with supersonic sound, accelerated cars and adolescent indulgence, this revenge tale would appeal to car lovers and speed fanatics who would love to exist in a world without rules.

The film's plot revolves around Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul) a mechanic-cum-ace underground racer who lives in Mt. Kisco, New York. Along with a group of friends, he is struggling to. »

- Abhijeet Sen

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‘Short Term 12′ Blu-ray Review

19 March 2014 2:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr., Stephanie Beatriz, Rami Malek, Alex Calloway, Kevin Hernandez, Lydia Du Veaux | Written and Directed by Destin Cretton

Destin Cretton (I Am Not A Hipster), who as well as this version also wrote and directed the short film on which Short Term 12 is based, is certainly a director to watch after his work on this movie, released in November of 2013 in cinemas and on Blu-ray and DVD just a week or so ago.

Set in a facility that cares for and houses foster kids that are in-between homes and for whatever reason are no longer with their birth families, the story of Short Term 12 follows a twenty-something manager of the facility named Grace, played with subtlety, heart and a wonderful sense of realism by Brie Larson (The Spectacular Now). Grace is juggling her work at the facility, her secret relationship with co-worker Mason, »

- Chris Cummings

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Scott Mescudi, Ramon Rodriguez and Rami Malek Talk Need For Speed, Practical Stunts, Gang Related, Short Term 12 and the Entourage Movie

17 March 2014 9:44 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Now playing in theaters is director Scott Waugh’s Need for Speed.  For those unfamiliar with the film, it's based on the hugely popular video game series and it chronicles a cross-country race against time as a blue-collar mechanic (Aaron Paul) who was framed for manslaughter by a wealthy, arrogant ex-nascar driver (Dominic Cooper) sets out for revenge in a high-stakes underground racing tournament.  Need for Speed also stars Imogen PootsMichael KeatonDakota JohnsonScott MescudiRamon RodriguezRami Malek and Kid Cudi.  For more on the film, here’s all our previous coverage. At the Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with Mescudi, Rodriguez and Malek.  They talked about getting to work with the amazing cars, filming the practical stunts, what city they'd love to return to (they filmed all around the United States), and previous and future projects like Short Term 12, Fox's Gang Related, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Box Office - 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Turns Tables on '300: Rise of An Empire' as 'Need for Speed' Slams on Brakes.

16 March 2014 4:52 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

DreamWorks' Fast-Paced Actioner Turns in Lackluster Debut - A Short Life Expectancy for Scott Waugh Film. "Bad Words" Very Impressive with $20,000 Per-Theater Average. 20th Century Fox has a solid animated winner on its hands in "Peabody & Sherman" as the film which debuted in second place last weekend behind Warners' "300: Rise of An Empire," flipped positions, and managed a solid $21.2 million. That takes the Rob Minkoff film's domestic total past $63.1 million, while overseas the film voiced by Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Allison Janney, Stanley Tucci and Leslie Mann, has accumulated over $69.8 million, making for a worldwide cume of over $133.07 million thus far. In second, "300: Rise of An Empire" showed a change of 58% with $19.1 million earned, which takes the Noam Murro film's Stateside cume to over $78.3 million. International coin is over $87.8 million. That's a worldwide total of over $166.1 million from $110 million. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures' distributed "Need for Speed »

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New Need For Speed Movie Delivered Great Action,Drama,Stunts & More

15 March 2014 8:51 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

New Need For Speed movie delivered great action,drama,stunts & more. DreamWorks Pictures released their new action flick, "Need For Speed" into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out, and thought it was excellent, serving up ultra crazy car stunts,action, drama, a touch of comedy, and more. The movie stars: Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Harrison Gilbertson, Scott 'Kid Cudi' Mescudi, Michael Keaton, and Dakota Johnson. In the new flick, Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul) is a former race car driver that owns an upstate New York garage, where he and his friends tune performance cars. Struggling to make ends meet, he and his crew participate in street races after hours. One day, Dino, Tobey's former rival, arrives at his garage with a Shelby Mustang that Carroll Shelby had worked on before his death. Dino asks Tobey and his crew to complete »

- Andre

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Film Review: ‘Need for Speed’ Also Has Need for a Better Script

15 March 2014 10:24 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – In interviews to promote the movie, Aaron Paul has said that he was chosen by Steven Spielberg himself to be the lead in this high-speed action thriller, while the executive producer was binge-watching “Breaking Bad”. Those are certainly some undeniable cool points that I can’t blame him for mentioning, regardless of how the movie is received. 

Rating: 2.5/5.0

It’s an understandable decision, even if it was based solely on Paul’s formidable work on the award-winning AMC series. He may be a solid choice to play an expert street racer, but Spielberg and the other bigwigs at DreamWorks should’ve been more selective with who they chose for screenwriting duties. If the studio was attempting their own shot at a “Fast and Furious” franchise, they could’ve at least brought in a co-writer to help out with characterization and dialogue. But, considering this a movie based on over »

- (Adam Fendelman)

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Need for Speed Review

14 March 2014 9:16 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

The new film Need for Speed is strictly for those with a need for speed. If you have a need for good story lines, or perhaps a need for believable drama, you will not find it in this film. However, if you are a fan of the Fast & Furious series fan that lives for fast, incredible race cars, and completely adore Aaron Paul (Jessie from Breaking Bad), then you may really dig this film.

Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul) is a street car racer that is trying to save his auto shop. With the banks wanting to put his business into foreclosure, Tobey is forced to take an incredible money making job renovating a car by his longtime nemesis Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). This ends up going bad with a loss that ultimately lands Marshall in prison. After serving his term he has a score to settle and stops at nothing »

- Betsy Russo

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Need For Speed | Review

14 March 2014 8:30 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

On the Road Again: Waugh’s Woeful Film an Offending Lemon

Leaving behind the galvanizing propaganda of his Navy SEALs plugged film debut, Act of Valor, director Scott Waugh turns to the EA video games inspired action effort, Need for Speed, featuring poster art that promises the vacuous action frenzy that those disappointed in the art-house beauty of Drive were so monotonously seeking. Moviegoers intent on getting their chuckles from glossy actions sequences, like elaborate car chases and shit blowing up everywhere, may find some solace in this charade, but even those high octane thrills feel comparatively lackluster (one has to laugh at the homage to Bullitt, which is shown playing at a drive-thru in the lengthy set-up, a classic that features one of the best car chase sequences ever put to film, of which this film can’t compare).

Waugh has a penchant for sacred homosocial spaces, and, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Sound Off: Scott Waugh's 'Need for Speed' - So What Did You Think?

14 March 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Engines, motor oil, love. Now playing is DreamWorks' take on the Fast & Furious franchise as the video game adaptation Need for Speed, made by stuntman-turned-director Scott Waugh (of Act of Valor), starring Aaron Paul from "Breaking Bad" and Dominic Cooper from The Devil's Double and Captain America. The cast also includes Imogen Poots, Rami Malek, Harrison Gilbertson and Dakota Johnson. So how did the latest car racing action movie turn out? Is it any good, or just another VFX mess? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Need for Speed. Note: I haven't been able to see the film yet, as I haven't been invited to any screenings before release. In the meantime, to start the engine and open up the discussion anyway, here's an excerpt from my friend Germain's mostly positive review on SlashFilm: "Despite some issues, »

- Alex Billington

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New Need For Speed Movie Received Mostly Bad Reviews From Major Critics

14 March 2014 1:07 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

New Need For Speed movie received mostly bad reviews from major critics. DreamWorks Pictures released their new action flick, "Need For Speed" into theaters this weekend, and the top movie critics have submitted their reviews. Unfortunately, for the film, it seems that most of the reviews doesn't fall in its favor, getting an overall 38 score out of a 100 across 27 reviews at We posted a few snippets from some of the critics (below). The movie stars: Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Harrison Gilbertson, Scott 'Kid Cudi' Mescudi, Michael Keaton, and Dakota Johnson. Bill Zwecker at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 63 score, stating, "The best parts of Need for Speed are the actual racing and chasing sequences — a true thrill ride for the audience as the story unfolds." Michael Phillips at the Chicago Tribune, gave it another 63. He stated: "When the actors are in cars, »

- Andre

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Critical Mass: Do movie critics feel the 'Need for Speed'?

14 March 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

It’s okay to sniff at Need for Speed at first glance. After all, Aaron Paul did. The Breaking Bad star admitted that making a racing movie based on a popular video game didn’t sound like a shrewd career move at first. But then he read the script: “I could relate to this character,” he told EW in January. “I kind of had a personal connection with Tobey Marshall, the guy I play. And it’s very character driven. It’s very story driven. It has a lot of grit and lot of heart. Just so much emotion, and »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Dominic Cooper Talks Need For Speed, Fulfilling His Childhood Dream of Doing a Racing Movie, the Stunts, Warcraft, Fleming, and More

13 March 2014 11:51 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Based on the hugely popular video game series, Need for Speed chronicles a near-impossible cross-country journey that begins as a mission for revenge, but ultimately proves to be one of redemption.  When Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul) is framed for the death of a friend, his focus on vengeance leads him to want to tear down his enemies, at any cost.  From director Scott Waugh, who pulled off some incredible practical car stunts and race scenes, the film also stars Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi, Dakota Johnson and Michael Keaton. During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Dominic Cooper (who plays the wealthy and pompous Dino Brewster) talked about what made him want to sign on for the film, the excitement of living out a childhood dream by getting to drive fast cars, how he could never personally own a car as expensive as the ones in the film, »

- Christina Radish

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‘Need for Speed’ fairly lifeless when its characters aren’t racing for their lives

13 March 2014 9:41 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Need for Speed

Written by George Gatins

Directed by Scott Waugh

USA, 2014

The new film Need for Speed does not deserve its lead actor, as he proves in a number of the dramatic moments. Even those audience members not familiar with Aaron Paul’s outstanding work on the AMC drama Breaking Bad would likely notice the straining-at-the-seams emotional style he brings to his character here, which is somewhat unexpected in a movie that essentially wants to kickstart its own The Fast and the Furious-esque franchise. Those movies, like Need for Speed, boast plenty of pedal-to-the-metal street racing, outrageous stunts, beautiful women, more racing, more stunts, and so on. Need for Speed, however, tries too hard to be a real, grounded story of revenge and hate, too often tippling over into melodrama.

Paul plays Tobey Marshall, a mechanic presented with a tantalizing offer by an old racing foe, Dino Brewster »

- Josh Spiegel

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‘Need for Speed’ Review: Clunky and Sputtering to the Finish Line

13 March 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Need for Speed, I’ve seen all the Fast & Furious films. I know the Fast & Furious films. The Fast & Furious films are friends of mine. Need for Speed, you’re no Fast & Furious. The name may come from the popular video game franchise, but director Scott Waugh and his cohorts are unmistakably shooting for a piece of that F&F pie. Unfortunately, this movie doesn’t have a tenth of the brazenness, the chewy homoeroticism, or the un-self-conscious fun of even the least of its inspirations (no, it’s not even better than the fourth F&F). Aaron Paul plays Tobey Marshall, a mechanic and street racing savant who, through a series of unnecessarily complicated events, gets framed for vehicular manslaughter. As soon as he steps out of prison, he breaks parole and heads off to take revenge on the one who wronged him: former friend Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). Rather than taking a tire iron to »

- Dan Schindel

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'Need for Speed' (2013) Movie Review

13 March 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Need for Speed is junk. You're going to read reviews telling you how great the racing scenes are, because there are some genuinely exciting sequences featuring cars going fast. Great, what else do you have for mec Forget logic, this film doesn't even have its own internal logic, which is paramount for a feature where people sign up for a race where the winner wins his competitors' multi-million dollar cars, but what good is the prize if they are all in ruin by the checkered flagc A ragged plot, thin characters, a villain (Dominic Cooper) that may as well be a Hanna Barbera character and Michael Keaton explaining every aspect of the plot... To whomc From wherec Who is this guy and how does any of this make sensec "I'm not looking for logic!" you say. "I'm looking for cars going vroom, vroom and cop cars going whew, whew!" Well, »

- Brad Brevet

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Exclusive Interview: Need for Speed Stars Mescudi, Rodriguez and Malek!

12 March 2014 6:45 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

A good hero should always have somebody to watch their back. This is the case in the new Aaron Paul flick Need For Speed. Scott Mescudi, Ramon Rodriguez and Rami Malek definitely give Paul a ton of help as he drives across country dodging bad guys and police to prove his innocence. The three actors add a ton of energy and humor into the mix alongside Imogen Poots and Dominic Cooper. Recently, when I sat down with Mescudi, Rodriguez and Malek we discussed the instant connection between cast »

- JimmyO

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Exclusive Video Interview With The Cast And Director Of Need For Speed

12 March 2014 5:26 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

On March 14th, DreamWorks will bring Need For Speed to theatres. Based on the popular EA video game franchise of the same name, the film stars Aaron Paul as Tobey Marshall, a hard working auto mechanic who finds himself framed for a crime that he did not commit. After serving his time in prison, he sets out on to get revenge on the man who took away several years of his life.

Of course, fast cars, riveting races, gravity-defying stunts and excellent performances populate the film, making it an enjoyable thrill ride that should be able to bring in respectable box office numbers. After all, this is Aaron Paul’s first major lead role in a movie and his first on-screen appearance since Breaking Bad ended. His involvement alone will be enough to draw people into the theatre.

Last weekend, a press junket was held for Need for Speed in »

- Jami Philbrick

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Wamg At The Need For Speed Press Day : Aaron Paul And Imogen Poots

12 March 2014 1:58 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

DreamWorks Pictures’ Need For Speed marks an exciting return to the great car culture films of the 1960s and ’70s, when the authenticity of the world brought a new level of intensity to the action on-screen. Recently, Wamg sat down with stars Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots for a small roundtable discussion of the film with a few other members of the press. While there, we discussed Imogen’s lack of a drivers license, the crazy stunt work, and yes… ‘Breaking Bad’. Check it out below. 

Tapping into what makes the American myth of the open road so appealing, Need For Speed chronicles a near-impossible cross-country journey for our heroes — one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, “Need for Speed” captures the freedom and excitement of the game in a real-world setting, »

- Melissa Howland

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Need For Speed Review

12 March 2014 12:05 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Need for Speed straddles the line between a fun, full-throttled ode to reckless car classics and a relentlessly cheesy redemption tale that has all the nuance and intelligence of the video game it is adapted from. It also marks the first leading big-screen turn for Aaron Paul – unless you count his terrific work in the little-seen Smashed. The Breaking Bad actor is magnetic as the beleaguered, blue-collar protagonist who likes to zoom through city avenues in his Gran Torino. Unfortunately though, a limp and ludicrous screenplay ensures that Need for Speed is a bumpy road that not even the smoothest actor or director could make through without lending their careers a scratch.

Paul plays Tobey Marshall, the lone descendent in a family with an established racing legacy, although he does not quite have the prowess to race in the big leagues. Instead, Tobey works as a mechanic at a garage owned by his late father. »

- Jordan Adler

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'Need for Speed' Cast Interviews with Aaron Paul | Exclusive

12 March 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The action-packed video game adaptation Need for Speed is racing into theaters this weekend, and we have most of the cast, the director, and the stunt coordinator lined-up for a series of exclusive interviews that promise to take fans on the road and behind the scenes of this hi-octane adventure. Starring Aaron Paul in his first appearance since Breaking Bad ended, the actor joins our very own Ryan J. Downey, as well as co-stars Rami Malek, Ramon Rodriguez and Scott Mescudi for an intense exploration of this can't-miss action-packed thriller. Take a look.

Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, DreamWorks Pictures' Need for Speed captures the thrills of the game in a real-world setting. An exciting return to the great car-culture films of the 1960s and '70s, when authenticity brought a new level of intensity to the action, Need for Speed »

- MovieWeb

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