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Fast & Furious 6 box office: Best opening ever of a Fast and Furious movie? (Photo: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker in Fast & Furious 6) Fast & Furious 6 will easily top the North American box office on Friday, May 24. According to very early, very rough estimates found at Deadline.com, the Justin Lin-directed action thriller starring Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, and Vin Diesel, should collect $35 million at 3,658 locations — including $6.5 million from late Thursday and midnight screenings. For comparison’s sake: Fast Five, which opened in late April 2011, earned $3.8 million at midnight screenings. Oh, but wait. Fast & Furious 6 had the advantage of late-Thursday, pre-midnight screenings, and although the latest Fast and Furious movie is clearly ahead of its predecessor, we’re comparing melons and watermelons here. That’s much like claiming that Fast & Furious 6 will have by far the biggest opening ever of a Fast and Furious movie — when we’re including not only late Thursday showings, »
- Zac Gille
Who are the Schmoes, and what exactly do they know? The Schmoes are a couple of regular guys, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis, who--like you--are the people for whom movies are made. Each week, we're posting brand new video from the Schmoes that'll give their spin on a given movie topic. Hot-cars-hot-women flicks could almost have their own genre—they've been around practically since movies began. Fast & Furious 6 is the latest to reach the big screen, reuniting Paul Walker and Vin Diesel as fugitives enlisted by a federal agent (Dwayne Johnson) to track a crew of killer mercenaries with serious driving skills. (Oh, whatever—we all know it's about ridiculous action scenes involving driving off freeway overpasses, Michelle Rodriguez and Gina Carano...
You may recognize Luke Evans from "Immortals," "The Raven" or "Clash of the Titans," but he'll soon be a household name due to his roles in two big 2013 blockbusters. First, he'll be seen as the decidedly English villain in the current release "Fast and Furious 6," facing down Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Gina Carano, Ludacris, and more. He'll then segue into his role as the Bard in the next two films in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" saga. HitFix's Guy Lodge sat down with Evans to discuss his "Fast 6" character of Owen, who Evans describes as a rich ex-military type who's »
- Dave Lewis
Title: Fast & Furious 6 Director: Justin Lin Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Luke Evans, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Gina Carano and Elsa Pataky Mixing creatively choreographed stunts, diverse production designs and ever-evolving character motives and relationships in an aging action franchise can be a difficult process for many directors. But ‘Fast & Furious 6′ helmer Justin Lin, who returned for his fourth consecutive installment of the hit car racing series, proved that retooling a successful series to reflect the characters’ ever changing motives and emotions, can actually make a franchise more captivating. After the surprise box office success of ‘The Fast and [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
Sylvester Stallone has put out a call on Twitter, presumably with his latest iteration of "The Expendables" in mind: "A young Sigorney Weaver anywhere out there?" The misspelling of her name aside, Weaver became one of Hollywood's few female action stars because Ridley Scott cast her as androgynous astronaut Ripley in "Alien," and another director who likes strong women, James Cameron, encouraged her to kick ass in the sequel "Aliens," at which point he passed the baton to David Fincher, who continued the tradition in "Alien 3." Stallone has plenty of tough action femmes to choose from now, from Gina Carano and Michelle Rodriguez, who memorably fight each other in "Fast & Furious 6" and Jennifer Garner ("Alias") to Cate Beckinsale ("Underworld"), Zoe Saldana ("Star Trek Into Darkness") and Gwyneth Paltrow ("Iron Man 3"). Rodriguez herself recently complained about the lack of female superheroes. Check out the interview below with Sony chief Amy Pascal, »
- Anne Thompson
There are plenty of traditions associated with Memorial Day: barbecues, the return of white pants, massive sales, and, of course, the release of long-awaited blockbuster flicks. We get two this weekend, both hailing from impressively resilient franchises. Plus, there's the highly anticipated next chapter in the "Before [insert time of day]" series. But maybe you're not a sequel person, in which case you can indulge in a 3D animated feature for the kiddies (in all of us), probing documentaries, dark comedies, and a biopic. Because what's more American than variety? Happy Memorial Day, cinephiles: let us know how you'll be celebrating at the theaters! "Fast & Furious 6." Directed by Justin Lin. Starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Gina Carano, Luke Evans, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Gal Gadot, Joe Taslim, and Shea Whigham. Our review: "While there's a lot of fun to be had, 'Furious 6' »
- Emma Bernstein
Fast & Furious 6, the latest installment of the decades spanning Fast Cars & Family saga sees director Justin Lin bow out from the franchise in spectacular style with the biggest scale, most spectacular and almost certainly dumbest installment yet.
With the insane popularity of the previous film, which grossed $500 million worldwide and garnered the most positive critical reception since the first film back in 2001, Lin has been given the keys to even bigger playground here with palpable increasing production value and a directorial vision which with every installment sense his first effort, 2006’s Tokyo Drift, has gotten more coherent and pleasingly more confident in using crunchy practical stunt work throwing away the CG riddled horror at the climax of Fast & Furious (the 4th adventure »
- Ian Loring
Not too many Hollywood franchises hit their stride five movies in, but in 2011, "Fast & Furious 3-6" director Justin Lin finally found the perfect formula with "Fast Five," mixing the series' trademark auto-lust with increasingly over-the-top vehicular mayhem. The result was a box office windfall, and a perfect storm of a summer movie that hit just the right tone of crowd-pleasing lunacy. So in an attempt to keep the good times rolling, "Fast & Furious 6" (or just "Furious 6," according to the movie's title card) transitions the franchise from street racing heist movie to a globetrotting action blockbuster.
After their last job left them with millions in the bank and a new addition to the family, Brian (Paul Walker) and Dom (Vin Diesel) are convinced to get back behind the wheel by special agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), who needs their crew's racing prowess to stop a former Sas-operative-turned-criminal-mastermind named Shaw (Luke Evans) from building some kind of super-bomb, »
- Moviefone Canada
Two big blockbusters are set to duke it out in theaters this long holiday weekend. The Hangover: Part III got an early jump on things yesterday and you can check out the round-up for that movie here which includes interviews, clips, a chance to win a prize pack and much more! But let's steer our attention to the other big movie hitting theaters beginning today – Fast & Furious 6. Check out all the Fast Six tidbits we've gathered for you below and let us know which movie you liked the most! Have a great weekend at the movies! Vin Diesel on the Most Amazing Stunt and Gina and Michelle on Their Epic Fight Fast Fights: Gina Carano, Dwayne Johnson and Paul Walker Talk Fast Six Fights We all know about Gina Carano and Michelle Rodriguez's fight sequence...
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This weekend, the sixth (!) installment of the "Fast and Furious" franchise tears into theaters nationwide. In this entry, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O'Connor (Paul Walker) are brought out of retirement by Hobbs (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) to help stop a terrorist (Luke Evans) who utilizes fast cars in his heists. If you thought that "Fast Five" was crazy awesome, just wait until you see this movie -- the already loose approximation of physics is pushed even further. It's insane, and so enjoyable. But, if you're unsure about jumping into "Fast and Furious 6" without reading the instruction manual first, then here's a guide to 10 things to know about the film. Buckle up. It's going to be a wild ride. 1. It Might Be a Good Idea to Brush Up on Your 'Fast and Furious' History "Fast and Furious 6" represents a culmination, not just of the mini-trilogy, which started »
- Drew Taylor
"Fast and Furious 6" proves it's all fun and games until someone gets a tank ... and then it's awesome!The high-octane flick hits theaters this weekend, bringing the series over-the-edge of ridiculousness with killer girl fights, characters returning from the dead and, yes, the aforementioned war machine.And while some franchises would be running on empty by the time #6 comes around, this may be the most exciting one yet.Though they all made out like millionaire Robin Hoods at the end of "Fast Five," Dom Torretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew are brought back into the seedy racing underworld to help Agent Hobbs (The Rock) stop international terrorist Owen Shaw (Luke Evans).If they succeed in taking him down, they'll be granted full immunity for their crimes in the previous films. Also luring the gang back: A photo of the presumed-dead Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) working with Shaw.The return of Rodriguez »
- tooFab Staff
Universal Pictures' Fast & Furious 6 (Aka "Furious 6") is now playing in theaters and we've created this spot for you to tell us and your fellow moviegoers what you thought about the Justin Lin-directed film, starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Elsa Pataky, Luke Evans and Gina Carano. You can use the comments below to write your mini-review for the film! You can also read our review by clicking here . What did you think?! »
Film: "Fast & Furious 6"; Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Gina Carano, Luke Evans, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Ludacris and Gal Gadot; Director: Justin Lin; Rating: **1/2
"Fast & Furious 6" evokes diverse reactions. With a wafer-thin plot and a lot of sleek action, "Fast and Furious 6" is definitely a test of patience. Reason? The audience is thrown into the conflict of the story with great speed and velocity. Chances are that if you blink, you may miss the crux of the story and worst is that if you are not an "F&F" fan, then you'd definitely be lost in the rigmarole of the speeding cars and crashes, hand-to-hand combats and snappy one-liners.
Unlike the franchise's. »
- Leon David
Fast & Furious 6
Directed by: Justin Lin
Running Time: 2 hrs 12 mins
Release Date: May 24, 2013
Plot: International fugitives Dom (Diesel) and Brian (Walker) are hired by a federal agent (Johnson) to help stop a slick European man (Evans) from producing a dangerous weapon.
Who’S It For? If you like great action movies, and/or are weary of popcorn spectacles created more with computers than real life, do not miss out on the insane fun you’ll have watching Fast & Furious 6. And if you loved Fast Five, seeing this movie should be a no-brainer.
Expectations: I really loved Fast Five, and the more I think about this franchise, the more I love it overall. Thus, this didn’t mean I was going in ready to love Furious 6, but that it had massive expectations to live up to. »
- Nick Allen
Fast & Furious 6
Directed by Justin Lin
Written by Chris Morgan
The cars are fast, as they always are, and the people are equally furious. In fact, they’re faster and furious-er now than they were before, but then, you already knew that. Be honest: if you’re reading this review, you do not need to be convinced or cajoled to hoof it to the theater to see Fast & Furious 6. You also don’t need encouragement to feel as if you, too, are like Dominic Toretto, Brian O’Conner, or their brothers- and sisters-in-wheels on the way home, pretending your Hyundai Sonata or beat-up pickup truck is a tricked-out muscle car. The thrill of these ciphers driving very fast, recklessly so, along with a number of impressively insane stunts, allows Fast & Furious 6 to be just good and fun enough.
- Josh Spiegel
Chapter six in the venerable F&F series may not be the best or worst installment, but it’s definitely the loudest. Fast And Furious 6 is a crash’n'bash orgy of fast cars, exploding vehicles and crunching metal in an amazingly silly but undeniably entertaining serving of action-movie franchise fodder. It brings back all of the main characters from the preceding F&F films (except Lucas Black from F&F3: Tokyo Drift, the Halloween III of this series) and adds mixed martial arts champ Gina Carano (Haywire) for some fun kicks-to-the-groin combat. The first F&F way back in 2001 was about humble street racers, and now this same lead-footed group is foiling Bond villains intent on world domination. F&F6 finds Dom (Vin Diesel), Brian (Paul Walker) and the rest of the crew, which includes Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Tej (Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges) and Gisele (Gal Gadot), retired from action »
- Tom Stockman
Fast & Furious 6 is a machine running close to peak performance. The Fast & Furious franchise has been stripped down and rebuilt through six iterations. It's gone from racing to revenge to a heist and now it's forced to find its own identity. After finding a good group of characters and upping the stakes in the action scenes, there's finally a level of confidence instead of simply watching fast cars drive around. The new movie struts into the room and proudly proclaims, "If we're going to be goofy and loud, we're going to be the goofiest, loudest movie we can be!" It's almost admirable in its own twisted way. After four films, Justin Lin's direction has finally matched the ambition of his set pieces, and aside from indulging in the "family is everything" treacle, Fast & Furious 6 is easily the best film in the franchise yet. After stealing a vault full of money in Fast Five, »
- Matt Goldberg
The Fast & Furious sextet features many kickass babes — including Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Gal Gadot, Eva Mendes, Gina Carano, and Mrs. Chris Hemsworth. But it also has a lot of women who just love hanging around cars — in the least amount of clothing possible. Here are our favorites from the first five films — and what we believe they are thinking.
“That girl must also shop at the ‘Britney Spears circa ’98′ outlet.”
“We don’t have thoughts, we’re just a pair of bare midriffs.”
“When was the last time my roots were touched up?”
- Denise Warner
Chicago – “How did you know the car would be there to break my fall?” Everything you need to know about the current tone of the “Fast & Furious” franchise exists in that line. Not only are these people superhero enough to leap through the air from one vehicle to another but this is a world in which automobiles are designed to Break falls. It’s ridiculous, insane escapist entertainment, and while the bloated running time and less-exciting setting makes “Fast & Furious 6” a slight step down from the more well-paced “Fast Five,” it’s still a damn fun ride that’s sure to please the audience out to see a sixth installment of vehicular man-sanity.
At the end of “Fast Five,” Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his team went their separate ways with millions of dollars but with warrants remaining on their heads. When an international criminal named Shaw (Luke Evans »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Justin Lin’s Fast and Furious 6 became the highest-grossing opening weekend for Universal here in the UK last weekend, and now it’s just one day away from landing in Us cinemas, where it’s naturally expected to open to big numbers.
With the film already in cinemas on our shores, a great new 60-second UK TV spot has been released, teasing some of the brilliant action you can expect from what promises to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the year.
Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian’s (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete.
Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless »
- Kenji Lloyd
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