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Rami Malek Talks Need For Speed Sequel and Night At The Museum 3

22 July 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Need For Speed is out on DVD and Blu-Ray and I caught up with Rami Malek who plays Finn in the movie, alongside Aaron Paul. We shot the breeze about stunts, Scott Waugh and a possible sequel for the video game adaptation, to which Rami says that he signed a multi picture contract  and is completely game on for the next one. We also spoke about Night At The Museum 3 where he co-stars with Ben Stiller. To get the full interview all you have to do is take your choice from below. TuneIn App Users Click here – iOS / Android / Windows Phone Stitcher Users Click here – iOS / Android Subscribe on iTunes – Click here (Click view in iTunes and the click Subscribe) If you’re already a subscriber, the latest episode is ready to download. iPhone / iPad Users– Click here to open your iTunes podcast app and click Subscribe! Direct Download »

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DVD Review – Need for Speed (2014)

21 July 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Need for Speed, 2014

Directed by Scott Waugh

Starring Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Scott Mescudi, Rami Malek, Ramon Rodreiguez, Harrison Gilbertson and Michael Keaton


Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.

The Fast and Furious franchise has a certain level of appeal. They are utterly preposterous and very silly, but they have a charm and energy about them which makes them hard to criticise. It seems as though the filmmakers behind Need for Speed thought they could get away with the same thing. The only problem is that the film has all the charm of a dead slug and it’s paced about as well as one.

Based off the game series in name alone, »

- Luke Owen

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Need For Speed DVD Review

16 July 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Scott Waugh

Starring: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Michael Keaton, Scott Mescudi, Rami Malek, Ramon Rodriguez, Harrison Gilbertson, Dakota Johnson

Certificate: 12

Running Time: 125 minutes

If you’re looking for a fun, family friendly watch for a Sunday afternoon Need For Speed is it. Inspired by the racing game franchise the film is exactly what you would expect, filled with elaborate stunts and sensational cars.

Car crazed fans will thoroughly enjoy the thrill, but can be reassured only replicas were harmed in the making. The film is a fun one-time watch and offers a new perspective for race car movies. Director Scott Waugh offers an authentic feel to the elaborate stunts, refusing to employ CGI and instead decimating some beautiful replicas.

The film follows street racer Toby Marshall (Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul), who is framed for a crime he didn’t commit and is determined to seek revenge. »

- Ciham Messouki

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‘Need For Speed’ Blu-ray Review

7 July 2014 5:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Dakota Johnson, Imogen Poots, Michael Keaton, Rami Malek, Sir Maejor, Nick Chinlund, Carmela Zumbado | Written by George Gatins | Directed by Scott Waugh

I approached Need for Speed with all the enthusiasm you might expect of a recent Breaking Bad convert who, having binged his way through the whole series, is desperate for another fix. Given his character’s denouement in the show, it’s perhaps rather fitting that Aaron Paul’s new project is a film about people driving very fast cars.

Paul plays Tobey, a mechanic who also enjoys illegal street racing (but then who doesn’t?). After one such illegal street race with a rival – Dominic Cooper’s slimy Dino – goes bad, Tobey is wrongly sent to the big house. Well, he was driving an illegal car at illegal speeds, putting himself and others in danger, but he »

- Jack Kirby

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Film Review: ‘Da Sweet Blood of Jesus’

23 June 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Although Spike Lee has made it clear from the start that his Kickstarter-funded “blood addiction” drama “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus” isn’t a remake of 1972’s blaxploitation “Blacula,” it turns out that the closely guarded project is in fact a remake — at times scene for scene and shot for shot — of “Ganja and Hess,” playwright and filmmaker Bill Gunn’s landmark 1973 indie that used vampirism as an ingenious metaphor for black assimilation, white cultural imperialism and the hypocrisies of organized religion. Four decades on, “Ganja” still packs a primal punch, whereas Lee’s version serves as a gory yet oddly bloodless affair that’s been made with a lot of craft and energy but ultimately little sense of purpose. Lee’s name assures a certain amount of exposure for this hybrid arthouse/grindhouse attraction, but not that much more than his recent, far superior “Red Hook Summer.”

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- Scott Foundas

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‘The Rover’ Premiere: Producer Praises Robert Pattinson as ‘Consummate Actor’

13 June 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After a starry premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce and director David Michod brought “The Rover” to The Regency Bruin Thursday.

Michod told Variety that he hadn’t been familiar with Pattinson’s previous work. “Rob just came in and did a beautiful audition for me that was both vulnerable and completely alive,” he said.

“This proved that seeing him work with Guy Pearce and Scoot McNairy, we realize he’s a consummate actor,” added producer David Linde. “He’s in the ‘Twilight’ movies and people don’t think of him in this way, but as you see in this movie he’s the real deal.”

For Pattinson, he said his goal is to work with good, ambitious directors. “These roles just don’t come up that often,” he said. “A script like this is so rare, I mean, it’s in the top five scripts I’ve ever read. »

- Nikara Johns

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Earth Girls Are Linky

12 May 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Cinema Enthusiast double features Bette Davis & Miriam Hopkins in The Old Maid (1939) and Old Acquaintance(1943)

The Dissolve this sounds potentially amazing: Jonny Greenwood will play his score to live screenings of There Will Be Blood this summer and fall

Comics Alliance a brief very selective snapshot of Spider-Man convoluted history

Mnpp says good morning to Rami Malek (The Master, Short Term 12). What do you make of him? I haven't yet formed an opinion. No discernible projected persona yet though that could well be an advantage at this early stage of his career.

/Film Joe Quesada talks about planning for binge-watching in series construction with Marvel's Daredevil series (due in 2015) 

Playbill because all big 80s and 90s movie hits will eventually become stage musicals (only 107 left to go), 2015 will bring us Bull Durham. If it's any good expect whoever plays Annie Savoy to win the Tony like Susan Sarandon shoulda »


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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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