Screen Junkies » fast & furious http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 04 Dec 2014 20:11:08 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 From The Dept. Of Good Taste: Universal Studios To Create ‘Fast And Furious’ Ride http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/from-the-dept-of-good-taste-universal-studios-to-create-fast-and-furious-ride/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/from-the-dept-of-good-taste-universal-studios-to-create-fast-and-furious-ride/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:14:12 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=260971 Vin Diesel narration. I WANT VIN DIESEL NARRATION!

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Because there’s nothing even remotely off-putting about the idea, Universal Studios has announced plans for a new ride called “Fast and Furious – Supercharged: The Ride.”

Whoa. An em dash AND a colon. These guys aren’t f*cking around.

The experience will be a “movie-thrill ride hybrid in which occupants of Universal’s famed back-lot trams will be encircled by 400-foot-long movie screens.”

The back lot trams that move about five miles an hour? Not to worry. The ride will be set up so that the participants feel as though they’re traveling over 100 mph. Again, with no chance of dire repercussions. Before you book your ticket to LA, bear in mind that this ride is just in development, and given the time-to-market of the rides for Back to the Future, Bill and Ted, and Waterworld, we can expect this thing sometime in 2071, when cars will be a distant memory.

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Fast & Bald http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/fast-and-furious-cars/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/fast-and-furious-cars/#comments Tue, 28 Jun 2011 19:03:42 +0000 Breakstudios http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=218035 The Fast and Furious cars are pretty much the primary reason to see any of the Fast and Furious movies, unless you're a big fan of Vin Diesel's gleaming bald head.

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Th Fast and Furious cars are pretty much the primary reason to see any of the Fast and Furious movies, unless you’re big fan of Vin Diesel’s gleaming bald head. OK, so the Fast and Furious cars are the second reason to see the movies. Whatever your pleasure, here are some of the fastest and the furious-est cars from across its many sequels, in all their piston-firing glory. Plus, they look cool being driven by Vin Diesel, but then again, what doesn’t?

 

Ferrari F355

This fine automobile is one of the only Fast and Furious cars to appear in both The Fast and the Furious, and its sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious. Driven by Neal Moritz, the Ferrari F355 has a top speed of 183 miles per hour, which definitely earns it the title of “fast,” if not “furious.” And the F355 if almost tailor-made for the street-racing depicted in the movie, since it has a “F1-style gearbox management system, taken directly from Formula 1 racing.

 

Mazda RX-7

The Mazda RX-7 is the other Fast and Furious car to appear in the first and second movies. And unlike the F-355, it was actually used in a race scene in both movies, albeit with a different color scheme in the sequel. If you’re interested in such things, the RX-7 was listed on Car and Driver magazine’s Ten Best list a total of five times, which is probably more than can be said with whatever you’re driving to work.

 

Dodge Charger

Probably the most famous Fast and Furious car, the Dodge Charger has been in a lot of movies besides the Fast and Furious series. Most famously, it appeared in perhaps the definitive “car movie,” Bullitt, starring Steve McQueen. (The bad guys drove it.)  But the Dodge Charger in The Fast and the Furious might also seem familiar to fans of The Dukes of Hazzard, since the model in the movie is the same as the infamous “General Lee.” How are them Fast and Furious boys gonna get out of this one?

 

Nissan Skyline GTR

This Fast and Furious car makes an appearance in the most recent entry in the series Fast Five. Inspired by the Nissa Skyline range, it’s nicknamed “Godzilla,” presumably because of the ease in which it can be made to rampage through downtown Tokyo. When the Fast & Furious was first released the Skyline was not legally available for import into the USA, which only added to the cool factor.

 

Nissan GTR R35

This is the latest automobile to earn the GTR badge (although the first legally available in the USA), and it’s also one of the latest Fast and Furious cars, also appearing in Fast Five. And unlike some of the other Fast and Furious cars, this is a new model. It might make a good birthday present for someone special—or if it’s out of your price range, maybe a couple Fast and Furious DVDs.

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‘The Fast and the Furious 6′: The Fastest and the Furiousest? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-fast-and-the-furious-6-the-fastest-and-the-furiousest/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-fast-and-the-furious-6-the-fastest-and-the-furiousest/#comments Thu, 13 Jan 2011 22:26:41 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=16551 Never mind that Fast 5, the fifth installment of the street racing franchise, hasn't even come out yet. Let's talk about the sixth.

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Never mind that Fast 5, the fifth installment of the street racing franchise, hasn’t even come out yet. Let’s talk about the sixth. Director Neil Mortiz told Collider, “Vin and I have had numerous conversations about what that might be. And we’re starting to get serious about it right now.” I’m willing to bet that the sixth entry will be about crime with a bunch of race cars and crime, but maybe they’ll take make it a coming-of-age period piece.

The franchise, after middling succes with the second and third entries, enjoyed a renaissance with Fast and Furious, in no small part due to the return of Vin Diesel. That entry grossed more than even the original, so it’s no wonder that they’re going back to that well again. And again. And probably again after that.

Since Vin Diesel has been an integral piece to the TFATF franchise, his role has been upped to “actor/producer” in Fast 5, and it’s looking like he will carry that title into 6 Fast 6 Furious, or whatever the hell they’re going to call it.

If that’s not enough TFATF dish for you, there’s more. The Rock has told Collider that he is anticipating a spin-off for his character as well, with Moritz participating. Wouldn’t it be easier if Universal just renamed themselves “Fast/Furious Studios” and issued weekly press releases?

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Diesel, Walker, Fart, Another ‘Fast & Furious’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/diesel-walker-fart-another-fast-furious/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/diesel-walker-fart-another-fast-furious/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 "Cranberry leather looks good on you.""I stole it from your closet after the sex we had together."We all knew this day would come, we were just waiting for the title. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and director Justin Lin are back for another Fast (fill it in) Furious, and they're naming this one after an instant scratchers lottery ticket. Fast Five, the fourth sequel in the franchise, promises more car chases, car crashes, Diesel and Walker disagreeing then agreeing on a plan of action, and latina cleavage.Fast & Furious made over $500 million at the box office so it's not surprising that Universal is rushing another one into production. I'm sure it didn't take long to get the key players together. An exec had to go over to Vin Diesel's place and get his okay, then stop by the dumpster outside where Paul Walker was eating breakfast. He threw a banana peel and scampered off, solidifying his involvement. (Variety)

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"Cranberry leather looks good on you."

"I stole it from your closet after the sex we had together."

We all knew this day would come, we were just waiting for the title. Vin Diesel Paul Walker, and director Justin Lin are back for another Fast (fill it in) Furious, and they’re naming this one after an instant scratchers lottery ticket. Fast Five, the fourth sequel in the franchise, promises more car chases, car crashes, Diesel and Walker disagreeing then agreeing on a plan of action, and latina cleavage.

Fast & Furious made over $500 million at the box office so it’s not surprising that Universal is rushing another one into production. I’m sure it didn’t take long to get the key players together. An exec had to go over to Vin Diesel’s place and get his okay, then stop by the dumpster outside where Paul Walker was eating breakfast. He threw a banana peel and scampered off, solidifying his involvement. (Variety)

 

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