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First Three ‘Fast & Furious’ Movies Get 4K Uhd Green Light

The Fast and the Furious franchise's earlier films will start making their way to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on October 2nd courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Confirmed for a 4K Uhd debut on that date are The Fast and the Furious (2001), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006).

You'll notice a franchise entry numbering system below on the bottom right corner of each case that follows a similar pattern as the sixth and seventh films released on 4K Uhd early this year. The Fate of the Furious (2017) may eventually get a repackage with the new numbering system. As of now it's the odd man out, while Fast & Furious (2009) and Fast Five (2011) remain without 4K releases.

Each of the first three Fast & Furious films on 4K Uhd will include HDR10 and DTS:x audio. The inclusive legacy Blu-ray includes all the previously released bonus features,
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10 Pitch Black Facts You Never Knew

10 Pitch Black Facts You Never Knew
Long before the revived Fast & Furious franchise became a multi-billion dollar property, Vin Diesel stole every scene as the goggle wearing antihero Riddick in Pitch Black, a sci-fi horror yarn starring Radha Mitchell and Cole Hauser, where Diesel's star power shined brightly, even through the movie's awesome dark atmosphere. Here we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about Pitch Black.

If you want something done right...

Pitch Black writer/director David Twohy got his start as a screenwriter, working on Critters 2: The Main Course, Warlock, The Fugitive, Terminal Velocity, Waterworld, and G.I. Jane, plus two he also directed: Timescape and The Arrival. "Critters 2 is something I'm still not terribly pleased is on my resume," he deadpanned to Starlog in an in-depth feature published in 2000. "Sometimes, over a writer's dead body, things turn out well and sometimes they don't. As a writer, you just don't have control over that.
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The 7 Best Movies New to Netflix in June 2018

A solid variety of strong content is coming to Netflix this June, including a recent Best Picture winner and one of the best sports movies ever made, but the whole lot of these new additions is easily overwhelmed by the single biggest title to hit streaming this year: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” A brilliant and daring space epic that redefined the most famous movie franchise of them all, Rian Johnson’s game-changer is more than enough to justify that Netflix fee for another month.

Here are the seven best movies that are new to Netflix this June (click here for the full list of what the streaming giant is adding this month).

7. “Mohawk” (2017)



Horror maestro Ted Geoghegan makes good on the haunted promise of his debut feature, 2015’s “We Are Still Here,” by delivering another gnarly chunk of low-budget, high-value horror — this one even sharper and more violet than his last.
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Bruce Willis in Acts Of Violence Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on March 27th

The action-packed thriller Acts of Violence erupts onto Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and on Digital March 27 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Set in the dangerous world of human trafficking, the film stars Cole Hauser, action legend Bruce Willis, Sophia Bush, and Mike Epps. From the producers of 2 Guns and Lone Survivor, the Acts of Violence Blu-ray and DVD include a director’s commentary, a never-before-seen featurette, and cast and crew interviews, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

When his fiancée is kidnapped by human traffickers, Roman (Ashton Holmes) and his ex-military brothers (Cole Hauser and Shawn Ashmore) team up with Detective Avery (Bruce Willis) to take down both the syndicate and the corrupt bureaucracy that’s been protecting it.

Cast

Cole Hauser Olympus Has Fallen, 2 Fast 2 Furious

Bruce Willis Die Hard franchise, Sin City franchise, The Expendables franchise

Shawn Ashmore X-Men franchise,
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Taraji P. Henson to Star in and Produce Drama About Emmett Till’s Murder

Henson in “Proud Mary”

Taraji P. Henson is set to revisit a gruesome chapter in U.S. history. She’s signed on to star in and produce a drama about Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old who was tortured and lynched in Mississippi in 1955. The two white men who killed him were acquitted by an all-white jury.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Henson will play Till’s mother, Mamie Till-Modbley. She insisted that her son’s public funeral include an open casket to show how his body had been mutilated.

Henson is developing the film via her production company, Tbh Productions. When she announced the drama, the “Hidden Figures” actress said she’s been “passionate about the project since Trayvon Martin was murdered.” John Singleton (“Boyz n the Hood,” “2 Fast 2 Furious”) is directing.

While Henson received an Oscar nod in 2009 for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” she revealed
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Michael Brandt Supernatural Thriller Pitch Sells To Fox

Michael Brandt Supernatural Thriller Pitch Sells To Fox
Exclusive: Michael Brandt, whose screenwriting credits include co-writing Wanted, 3:10 to Yuma and 2 Fast 2 Furious with Derek Haas and who is co-creator of NBC’s Chicago Fire and its spinoffs, has sold his untitled supernatural thriller pitch to 20th Century Fox. Shawn Levy’s studio-based 21 Laps is aboard to produce the film with Levy and Dan Levine producing. Fox's Scott Aversano will oversee. The plot is being kept under wraps. Brandt is currently an executive…
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‘Overdrive’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Scott Eastwood, Ana de Armas, Freddie Thorp, Gaia Weiss, Simon Abkarian | Written by Michael Brandt, Derek Haas | Directed by Antonio Negret

Andrew and Garrett Foster (Scott Eastwood and Freddie Thorp) are not only exceptional drivers but are also known for being the best car thieves in the world. In Marseille, they steal a rare and priceless Bugatti 1937 from the local mafia boss Jacomo Morier (Simon Abkarian). In exchange for their lives Morier decides to use their talents for his own profit and to get back at his arch rival. Whilst seemingly agreeing to work with Morier the brothers have actually devised a much more daring plan…

Gone in Sixty Seconds meets 2 Fast 2 Furious… that’s probably the best way to describe Overdrive, a French production from Taken director Pierre Morel that feels like a Luc Besson take on That supercar franchise (before it became all about The Rock and
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Jealous Gibson Wants To Rejoin Fast & Furious Franchise

Jealous Gibson Wants To Rejoin Fast & Furious Franchise
Actor Tyrese Gibson is desperate to star in the next Fast & Furious movie, after the massive success of the latest installment.

Gibson starred in 2003's 2 Fast 2 Furious, but he opted out of subsequent sequels.

The franchise returned in 2009 with its fourth film, Fast & Furious, which proved to be a surprise U.S. box office hit - taking a staggering $72.5 million (£50 million) in its opening weekend last month (03-05Apr09).

And Gibson is so impressed, he wants to jump back onboard.

He tells Starpulse.com, "Listen, love Fast and the Furious, love the numbers it did, love the cast. If my phone rings for five (the fifth installment) I'm right there. They were all beating the door down to try to get me in in four (Fast & Furious). Would've loved to have been a part of it. Didn't work out for whatever reason so my phone is wide open for five and I would love to do it."

'Hannah Montana: The Movie' scores $17M Friday

Walt Disney's "Hannah Montana: The Movie" danced to the top of the North American box office Friday with an estimated $17.4 million in ticket sales.

The Peter Chelsom-directed adaptation of the ultra-popular television series follows Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus) as she travels to her hometown to get a new perspective on life and reexamine her singing alter ego.

Last week's box office champ "Fast & Furious" slipped to No. 2, collecting $10.5 million for an impressive domestic total of $99.8 million after just one week in release. The film is already closing in on the $127 million total gross of "2 Fast 2 Furious," the second installment in the series.

Meanwhile, DreamWorks Animation's latest family adventure "Monsters vs. Aliens" picked up $9 million in third place, lifting its cumulative gross to $127.4 million. Seth Rogen's latest comedy "Observe and Report" followed at No. 4 with a daily gross of $4.7 million.

At No. 5, Nicholas Cage's sci-fi thriller "Knowing" took home another $2.3 million,
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Fast & Furious Wins Box Office Race With Huge Opening Haul

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Fast & Furious Wins Box Office Race With Huge Opening Haul
Fast & Furious raced to the top of the U.S. box office chart scooping a staggering $72.5 million (£50 million) in its opening weekend (03-05Apr09).

After skipping sequels 2 Fast 2 Furious and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Vin Diesel returned to the franchise for the fourth installment, and proved to be the magic ingredient.

The huge opening weekend haul is the most ever for a movie released in April and the biggest so far in 2009.

Monsters vs Aliens took second place with $33.5 million (£22.6 million), followed by The Haunting in Connecticut with $9.6 million (£6.5 million)

Nicolas Cage's thriller Knowing was fourth with $8.1 million (£5.5 million), followed by Paul Rudd comedy I Love You, Man with $7.9 million (£5.3 million).

A Fast and Furious $72.5 Mil Weekend

It must have been the thes that were the problem. Shorn of its franchise's titular articles, Fast and Furious blew away its predecessors and the box-office weekend competition with an estimated $72.5 million Friday-Sunday debut. The performance was the year's best opening by a mile. It was the car series' biggest by an even longer mile. Drilling down into the numbers: • The Furious franchise's previous best was the $50.5 million taken in by 2003's similarly the-lacking 2 Fast 2 Furious. • With the articles, but without either Vin Diesel or Paul Walker, 2006's The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift earned less in its entire run ($62.5 million) than...
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Fast & Furious Revs Up To Fifth Gear

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Fast & Furious Revs Up To Fifth Gear
The Fast & The Furious star Paul Walker has confirmed the action franchise is to be extended for a fifth time - with plans for a new movie set in Europe.

The actor starred in the original film, The Fast & The Furious, in 2001 alongside Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel.

Walker returned for the sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious, in 2003 with a different cast but sat out the third installment, 2006's The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

Walker reunited with Diesel and Rodriguez to reprise their original roles for this year's sequel, simply titled Fast & Furious - and the star admits movie bosses are already working on another follow up, taking the series to five movies.

He tells MoviesOnline, "It's beyond rumours at this point. I've spoken with executives at Universal and they're pretty serious about it. They're developing it. They know where they want it to take place. They want to do it in Europe."

Diesel Invites Wannabe Filmmakers To The Set Of Fast + The Furious

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Diesel Invites Wannabe Filmmakers To The Set Of Fast + The Furious
Action man Vin Diesel turned the dreams of Dominican Republic wannabe filmmakers into reality on the set of the new Fast + The Furious sequel - by inviting them to take part in shooting.

Diesel and the nation's President, Leonel Fernandez, set up a film school in Santa Domingo three years ago - and so when director Justin Lin was scouting for locations, the film star insisted he look there.

And once producers agreed to shoot the film in the Dominican Republic, Diesel started finding his film students jobs on set.

He explains, "We take inner city kids and put them through a six-week course in filmmaking.

"We were able to take some of the students and have them work on this major film. It was incredible."

Diesel is returning to a lead role in the Fast + The Furious film franchise as Dominic Toretto after sitting out the first sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and making an uncredited appearance in third movie Tokyo Drift.

'2 Fast 2 Furious' Fan Causes High-Speed Crash

'2 Fast 2 Furious' Fan Causes High-Speed Crash
High-speed racing flick 2 Fast 2 Furious has been linked to a fatal driving accident which took place in California Sunday night. One man was left dead and two others are in critical condition in Granada Hills after a White Nissan - which police say was traveling between 80 and 90 miles per hour or more - hit another car, instantly killing its 78-year-old driver. Police say the two men in the Nissan had just come from a screening of America's number one movie 2 Fast 2 Furious. Los Angeles Police Department officers will now be patrolling select theaters showing the movie because of street-racing concerns.

Walker Angry at Diesel

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Walker Angry at Diesel
Actor Paul Walker is angry with his The Fast And The Furious co-star Vin Diesel - because the A-lister pulled out of the action movie's sequel. Diesel chose not to sign up for the sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious, after a problem with contract negotiations. Walker says, "I thought we were partners. It hurt my feelings. But once I stepped back, I realized that I couldn't take it personally - it's all about business." Walker becomes the star in 2 Fast 2 Furious, reprising his role as Brian O'Conner - an undercover cop who has been stripped of his badge and must redeem himself by investigating street racers in Miami.

Diesel Preferred 'XXX' to 'Furious'

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Diesel Preferred 'XXX' to 'Furious'
Vin Diesel turned down the chance to reprise his role in the upcoming The Fast And The Furious sequel - because he didn't like the first film. The Hollywood hardman was offered a reported $20 million to play Dominic Toretto in next year's The Fast And The Furious 2 but declined the offer. And Vin says he decided to abandon the franchise because he's convinced a XXX sequel will be much more successful. When asked why he preferred the secret agent caper to fast cars, the 35-year- old says, "Did you see The Fast And The Furious? Did you see XXX? If you had to choose a franchise, which would you choose? You can't do every franchise. I think that you have to be selective: part of the thing in ensuring you don't get caught up in just being this mono-type actor is having to say no at times, and turning some stuff down. It was a lot of money, but you have to stay true to whatever you're doing."

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