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Composer Brian Tyler’s Score For Furious 7 Available On March 31

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Back Lot Music will release the score soundtrack for Furious 7, Universal Pictures’ upcoming action-thriller directed by James Wan and starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson on March 31, 2015, it was announced today. The Furious 7 Original Motion Picture Score features new music by award-winning composer Brian Tyler.

Furious 7 hits theaters nation-wide on April 3.

Tyler is a composer and conductor of more than 70 films and won Film Composer of the Year at the 2014 Cue Awards.  He has been the composer for three previous films in the Fast & Furious franchise, having scored the box-office hits Fast Five, Fast & Furious and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift for director Justin Lin.  In 2010, Tyler arranged and conducted Jerry Goldsmiths’s film logo music for Universal Pictures and composed a theme for the 100-year anniversary of the studio, making him a valuable part of the Universal family.

Discussing his creation of the score for Furious 7, »

- Michelle McCue

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Vin Diesel Predicts Best Picture Win for 'Furious 7' as Academy's Board of Governors Meets

24 March 2015 1:35 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

This evening the Academy's Board of Governors will meet to discuss the future of the Oscars with the possibility of going back to five Best Picture nominees on the table and something many believe will in fact be ratified. Well, if that's the case then we better start trying to figure out what the other four nominees for Best Picture will be as Vin Diesel assures us one of the spots is already locked up by his latest movie, Furious 7. "Universal is going to have the biggest movie in history with this movie," Diesel told Variety. "It will probably win best picture at the Oscars, unless the Oscars don't want to be relevant ever (Burn!)... There is nothing that will ever come close to the power of this thing." I have a hard time believing Diesel is serious with this and the last two paragraphs in that Variety piece are almost cringe inducing, »

- Brad Brevet

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Fast & Furious 7 review: Series bids emotional farewell to Paul Walker

24 March 2015 4:35 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: James Wan; Screenwriter: Chris Morgan; Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Lucas Black; Running time: 137 mins; Certificate: 15

From small beginnings as a plucky street racing drama, the Fast & Furious series has transformed itself into a juggernaut tentpole franchise that delivers jaw-dropping vehicular carnage and testosterone-soaked fist fights. Cast members aside, the Fast movies of recent years bear little resemblance to the early outings.

It wasn't until the arrival of Dwayne Johnson in 2011's Fast Five that the films really found their feet - now they're competing for serious box office bucks with the likes of Marvel and Transformers. In short, the Fast franchise now produces the kind of action movies you wished The Expendables would.

Picking up straight where Fast & Furious 6 left off, the storyline this time around is driven by Deckard Shaw's (Jason Statham »

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Fast & Furious 7 review

24 March 2015 2:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

High-octane sequel Fast & Furious 7 satisfies as an action film and a moving send-off for the late Paul Walker, Ryan writes...

Fifteen years ago, a magazine article about illegal street racing left a producer with dollar signs in his eyes, and the result was the trashily entertaining The Fast & The Furious - a high-speed reworking of Point Break with a title taken from an old Roger Corman movie (director Rob Cohen got the title from Corman in exchange for a few reels of stock footage).

That Universal now has such a huge franchise on its hands is no small thanks to director Justin Lin, who managed to take the series from its increasingly niche street racing roots and into new, colossally over-the-top action territory with Fast Five. But Fast & Furious 7 sees Lin replaced by a new director, James Wan - a filmmaker more closely associated with his Saw films than high-octane stunts. »

- ryanlambie

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Six new action-packed clips from Furious 7 have been released

21 March 2015 3:52 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Like many of you, I wasn’t fully won over by The Fast And The Furious franchise until Fast Five; a film which was completely ridiculous but also an incredible amount of fun. Fast & Furious 6 didn’t quite reach the heights of Fast Five for me, but there was enough off the walls action to keep my enthusiasm for the series going. Everything we’ve seen from Furious 7 thus far leads me to believe that we’ll be getting another great installment of »

- Kevin Fraser

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Fast & Furious-Supercharged Opening at Universal Studios Hollywood This June

20 March 2015 4:54 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Universal Studios Hollywood is adding a new ride to their theme park, “Fast & Furious-Supercharged.” The ride will officially open June 25. Below the post is an action-packed 90 second look at the ride. This footage will also premiere nationally on NBC during a special airing of “Fast Five” on March 21 at 8/7c. “Fast & Furious-Superhcharged” is labeled as a “technologically advanced, epic ride” that will bring the stars of the film series together in a “groundbreaking mega-attraction.” The ride is the first installment to the “Fast & Furious” series that fans can only experience in Los Angeles. Here’s more about the ride: “Featuring Vin Diesel (Dominic “Dom” Toretto),  [ Read More ]

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"Chrononauts" Adaptation In The Works

20 March 2015 8:26 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Universal Pictures has picked up the option for "Chrononauts," the time-traveling adventure comic book miniseries from Mark Millar and artist Sean Gordon Murphy.

The story centers on two scientific genius buddies who are on a time-traveling adventure. Things go wrong, and it's all televised.

"Fast Five" scribe Chris Morgan will produce, whilst Millar and Murphy will executive produce.

Source: Heat Vision »

- Garth Franklin

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Watch The Rock And Jason Statham Do Battle In This Badass Furious 7 Clip

19 March 2015 8:59 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It's one thing to hear about how awesome and insane James Wan's Furious 7 is, but it's a completely different thing to see that badassery at work. While the trailers have been pretty high octane, this clip with The Rock and Jason Statham trying to end each other is pretty... well, watch the clip yourself and you can finish that sentence. Machinima was the lucky group of bastards that scored the clip's YouTube premiere, and after watching it a good five or six times, it's easy to see just how Furious 7 plans to top the spectacular fight that raged between Vin Diesel and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in Fast Five. While Statham doesn't have a size equivalent to that of Johnson's muscle bound frame, he does still have the speed and reflexes he honed during his time in the Transporter saga. It should be noted that while this »

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'Wonder Woman' Strikes A Pose

19 March 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek revealing images of actress Gal Gadot, aka 'Wonder Woman/Diana Prince' in "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice", currently in post-production:

"I want to show that women are empowered and strong," said Gadot...

"...and don't have to be saved by some male hero...

"...but they can take care of themselves...

"...using their intelligence and their power..."

Gadot appeared as 'Gisele Yashar' in "Fast & Furious", the fourth film in "The Fast & the Furious" franchise...

...winning the role over six other actresses.

In 2010, she had a small role in the action-adventure "Knight and Day".

Also that year she appeared in the comedy feature "Date Night" as 'Natanya', the girlfriend of Mark Wahlberg's character.

2011 brought her back to "The Fast & the Furious" franchise, reprising her role as Gisele in "Fast Five".

In 2013, Gadot played Gisele again in "Fast & Furious 6".

December 2013, DC Entertainment announced Gadot was cast as »

- Michael Stevens

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Podcast: 'The Jinx', New DVDs and Blu-rays and More

17 March 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

We got up early to record today's podcast and we hope it isn't too lethargic to start, but once we get rolling I spend a fair amount of time discussing HBO's "The Jinx" before we get to listener questions, new DVDs and Blu-rays and our regular allotment of games. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative to that option, you can leave us a voicemail directly from your computer. Just click here »

- Brad Brevet

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Furious 7′

16 March 2015 5:36 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A new director at the helm and the sudden death of leading man Paul Walker might have spelled doom for the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, but rather like one of its own seemingly indestructible muscle cars, “Furious 7” has emerged miraculously unscathed. In taking over for longtime director Justin Lin (parts 3-6), horror auteur James Wan (“The Conjuring”) ably steps up to the big-action plate, orchestrating two-plus-hours of increasingly outlandish vehicular (and aerobatic) mayhem that revs pulses and engines in roughly equal measure. Completed under what were surely challenging circumstances, but (mostly) seamless to behold, “Furious 7” provides both a satisfying chapter in the movies’ preeminent gearhead soap opera and a tactful, touching memorial to Walker, whose final screen appearance will help ensure that this already $2.3 billion series is seven times lucky at the worldwide box office.

When Walker died in a high-speed car crash in November 2013, he was »

- Scott Foundas

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Furious 7 Review [SXSW 2015]

16 March 2015 8:54 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

At this point, the entire Fast & Furious franchise has become nothing but an exercise in one-upping itself. Starting with Fast Five‘s gravity-defying cliff jump, Justin Lin took to Fast & Furious 6 with every intention to blow his previous film’s scope away in a haze of Nos residue – and he did. Lin’s antics cemented a fresh tone of absurdity for future filmmakers to follow, and first up is James Wan with his entry into the car-chasing, muscle-bulging, explosion-heavy franchise.

So how does Furious 7 stack up against Lin’s turbo-fueled ass-kickers? Let’s just say Wan makes a damn good case as to why he left the horror genre behind for a bit, silencing any doubters who thought his transition to be foolish. The boys and girls are back, and you’ll be glad that you are, too.

In Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) latest adventure, the brother »

- Matt Donato

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Smallville's John Schneider Wasn't A Big Fan Of Man Of Steel's Jonathan Kent

14 March 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Not only did 2013's Man Of Steel finish with a total box office gross of over $668 million, it also managed to successfully launch the DC Cinematic Universe, which will pick up again in 2016 with Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The cast features Henry Cavill (Immortals) and five-time Academy Award nominee  Amy Adams (Enchanted) returning as Superman and Lois Lane respectively, Academy Award-winner Ben Affleck (Daredevil) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast Five) as Wonder Woman, and Jason Momoa (Game Of Thrones) as Aquaman, amongst others. While it was financially successful, Man Of Steel managed to be one of the more controversial CBMs in recent memory. While many fans loved and enjoyed it, an equal number of fans were left wanting and weren't as happy with some of the liberties director Zack Snyder took in the film and it looks like we can add Smallville's John Schneider to that long »

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Britne Oldford, Sam Page Join ABC’s ‘Mix’, More Pilots Add Cast

9 March 2015 2:54 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ravenswood alum Britne OldfordSam Page (House Of Cards) and Joaquim de Almeida (Fast Five) have booked regular roles on ABC's pilot Mix, from Warner Bros. TV and Rashida Jones and Will McCormack's studio-based Le Train Train. The dramedy explores the realities of modern-day families — multi-cultural, multi-generational, built through divorces, affairs and adoptions — set against the backdrop of a revered family restaurant at a crossroads. Oldford is Remy, who’s trying… »

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Fast Five

8 March 2015 10:56 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Fast Five is a Unity 3D game tie-in from the movie of the same name.Although this game has been out a few years it is well worth a go, though we are not so keen on the engine sounds!Like the film the action takes place in Rio and see you racing through the streets to complete various tasks. These can range from time trials to pursuits.Use the Arrow Keys to control your car and the Spacebar to drift.See if you have the nerves for Fast Five and put the pedal to the metal. »

- M&C

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Furious 7 Extended Look Offers Up A Slice Of Airborne Chaos

6 March 2015 7:20 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After a prolonged development that witnessed the tragic death of one of the franchise’s leading stars in Paul Walker, Furious 7 is now barreling down on its April release date. And to ensure excitement remains at fever pitch, Universal has unveiled a new extended look at one of the sequel’s key, show-stopping scenes: the skydive.

Given that this is a Fast and Furious film, though, the stunt isn’t your run-of-the-mill procedure; rather, on this instance we see Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto lead his crew and their cars out of the back of an airborne plane, presumably kicking off a top-secret mission. It’s a great scene that retains the gleeful, go-big-or-go-home nature of the franchise, and we’re excited to see what James Wan has in store once the full-length feature hits theaters in a few weeks time.

Picking up shortly after the events of Fast and Furious »

- Michael Briers

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‘Furious 7′ Clip To Fuel ‘Dig’ Premiere On USA Network – Watch Promo

23 February 2015 5:08 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

USA Network is borrowing some rocket fuel from its sibling studio Universal Pictures to attract eyeballs to the March 5 premiere of its 10-episode event series Dig. The network during tonight’s WWE Raw will unveil a teaser for an exclusive clip from Furious 7 that will air during Dig‘s opening episode March 5 at 10 Pm. USA will also air Fast Five ahead of Dig, and the exclusive clip during the episode will be introduced by franchise star Vin Diesel. Furious 7, the latest… »

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‘Furious 7′ Clip To Fuel ‘Dig’ Premiere On USA Network – Watch Promo

23 February 2015 5:08 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

USA Network is borrowing some rocket fuel from its sibling studio Universal Pictures to attract eyeballs to the March 5 premiere of its 10-episode event series Dig. The network during tonight’s WWE Raw will unveil a teaser for an exclusive clip from Furious 7 that will air during Dig‘s opening episode March 5 at 10 Pm. USA will also air Fast Five ahead of Dig, and the exclusive clip during the episode will be introduced by franchise star Vin Diesel. Furious 7, the latest… »

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Casting: Gadot, Biggs, Perabo, Coates

21 February 2015 8:35 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Gal Gadot ("Fast Five") is in early talks to join the cast of Greg Mottola's action comedy "Keeping Up with the Joneses" at 20th Century Fox. Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher also star.

The story follows a type-a couple in an idyllic suburban neighborhood who discover that their new, seemingly perfect neighbors are undercover agents. Mike LeSieur wrote the script. [Source: Heat Vision]

Orange Is the New Black

Jason Biggs ("American Pie") will not be returning for the upcoming third season of Netflix's prison drama "Orange Is the New Black". Biggs has played series regular Larry Bloom, ex-fiance of Piper (Taylor Schilling), since the show's star.

Biggs says that while the character won't appear in season three, there’s always a possibility he can come back. The new season will premiere on Netflix this June. [Source: Variety]


Piper Perabo ("Covert Affairs") has been cast opposite Bruce Willis »

- Garth Franklin

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The Miz -- When Thespians Attack ... I'm a Better Actor Than The Rock

19 February 2015 9:19 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Fighting words from The Miz ... this time, the WWE superstar tells TMZ Sports he honestly believes he's the Greatest actor in wrestling history -- and specifically calls out The Rock.  In Miz's defense, it sounds like he'd been drinking on his way out of Warwick in Hollywood Wednesday night -- but he couldn't be more clear, "There is no WWE superstar who's ever been a better actor than me." For the records, Miz's biggest credits: »

- TMZ Staff

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