December 1, 2013
Paul Walker: 1973-2013
Paul Walker, whose smoldering good looks and tough-guy persona made him an essential element of the Fast and Furious franchise, died Saturday in a car wreck during a charity event in Valencia, CA. He was 40 years old.
April 1, 2009
Our Favorite Fast & Furious Cars
The upcoming release of Fast & Furious marks the return of both Vin Diesel and Paul Walker to the franchise that helped make them stars. For that matter, Michelle Rodriquez and Jordana Brewster are returning too. That's all well and good for the original cast to make their franchise comebacks, but for some of us, the Fast & Furious movies are really just about the cars. That's why we've put together a list of our favorite cars from each chapter in the series. We've picked out eight cars from each movie, and put them in a rough order that corresponds to when you see them on screen. Just think of this as RT's Fast & Furious "dream garage." And let us know which of these you would most like to have hidden away in your own garage.
March 23, 2009
RT on DVD: Bolt, Bond, and Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter
It's a good week for Watchmen fans, as the highly anticipated animated short Tales of the Black Freighter (and the faux-documentary Under the Hood) arrive on shelves. Animation fans should also check out Disney's Certified Fresh adventure Bolt, which debuted on Blu-ray on Sunday but is available this week on DVD. Adrenaline junkies have a few titles to choose from, including the latest James Bond adventure (Quantum of Solace) and, in anticipation of the upcoming fourth film, The Fast & the Furious trilogy set. Indie audiences should look for Kristen Stewart's second star turn in two weeks, after last Saturday's Twilight DVD debut (The Cake Eaters), while classic movie buffs have their own delights to consider (Criterion's The 400 Blows on Blu-ray).
August 25, 2008
Exclusive Trailer Premiere: Fast & Furious
In what promises to be even faster and more furious to a greater degree, we've got the official first look at the trailer for Fast & Furious, which will reunite original cast members Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez! Watch after the jump.
October 3, 2007
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker Still Fast, Furious
You probably thought they had slowed down and mellowed out, but no: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are just a few strokes of the pen away from a Fast and the Furious reunion.
February 1, 2007
Jordana Brewster is the New "Mrs. Smith"
Remember the news that director Doug Liman and screenwriter Simon Kinberg were planning to bring their "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" to television? OK, well, it seems like they have their Mrs. Smith locked up.
January 10, 2007
New Writers (& Director) for "The Mummy 3"
Yep, looks like Universal is finally about to get off its butt and make a third "Mummy" movie. Though not signed yet, Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz are expected to return. And wait till you see who they got to writer and direct the sequel!
October 5, 2006
Box Office Guru Preview: "Departed" Arrives with a Bang
Movie studios are offering something for every age group over the Columbus Day holiday weekend. Mature adults will go undercover with Martin Scorsese's cop thriller "The Departed," twentysomethings looking for a scare get the horror prequel "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning," while teenagers have a chance to laugh with the new comedy "Employee of the Month."
September 27, 2006
"Stealth" Director Gets "Scared Straight"
Director Rob Cohen, best known for movies like "The Skulls," "The Fast and the Furious," and "xXx," has signed on to direct a prison thriller called "Scared Straight" for New Line.
August 2, 2006
Trailer Bulletin: Al Pacino in "88 Minutes"
Al Pacino's latest is a fairly slick-looking thriller called "88 Minutes" that, for some reason or another, has been sitting on a shelf at Universal for quite some time. Pacino plays a forensic psychiatrist who's told he only has 88 minutes to live, so he gets pretty worried.
July 5, 2006
Trailer Bulletin: Harsh Times
I saw "Harsh Times" almost a year ago, and I remember thinking "Wow, Christian Bale is a force of freakin' nature in this flick." I also expected that the actor's fans would have a field day with this movie -- which I'm sure they will, if the thing ever gets a release date. Until then, we do have a trailer link.
March 20, 2006
Trailer Bulletin: Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Click right here to get your first look at the trailer for Universal's "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift," a flick that might look a whole lot like a direct-to-video sequel, but will pull into theaters on June 16th (minus Paul Walker and/or Vin Diesel).
November 15, 2005
Stealth Stunk, Sony Struggles, Sinbad Squashed
John Horn of the LA Times delivers an interesting article on the sad state of affairs over at Sony Pictures. Seems that, aside from "Hitch," none of Sony's releases have found an overly receptive audience this year. (For those keeping score, Sony's 2005 releases include "Stealth," "xXx: State of the Union," "Lords of Dogtown," "Bewitched," and that "Deuce Bigalow" sequel.) Also, it seems that "Fun With Dick & Jane" is a merciless money-pit, and that alleged "Sinbad" movie starring Keanu Reeves and "Stealth" director Rob Cohen? Yeah, that project's dead now.
November 4, 2005
WB Signs David Ayer to Direct a Remake of "The Wild Bunch"
Don't ask me why Warner Bros. has decided to mount a remake of Sam Peckinpah's 1969 classic "The Wild Bunch," because I just don't know. True, they hired a pretty solid filmmaker (David Ayer) to get the thing onto the screen, but get this: It's not only a remake, but a modernization, too.
July 28, 2005
RT Critical Consensus: "Sky High" Soars, "Stealth" Crashes, and Diane Lane and John Cusack Go Dateless
The willing suspension of disbelief is often essential to the moviegoing experience. This week's wide releases provide no such relief. We will be asked to believe that a fighter plane develops its own intelligence (and downloads mp3s -- most likely by such bands as Jet and U2). We will be asked to believe any kid with superpowers would have a rough time in high school. And -- perhaps the greatest stretch -- we are asked to believe that there would be a moment in history in which both Diane Lane and John Cusack would be dateless. Which films do the critics believe you should see?
July 19, 2005
Pacino to Hang Around for Precisely "88 Minutes"
Legendary actor Al Pacino ("Dog Day Afternoon") will team up with director Jon Avnet ("Fried Green Tomatoes") to deliver "88 Minutes," which Variety describes as a thriller that "focuses on a college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI. The prof must use his sleuthing skills to save his hide after he's told that he'll be killed in 88 minutes."
July 13, 2005
Beautiful Brewster to Tangle with Teenaged Leatherface
Nothing pleases me more than the phrase "Bloody Disgusting Exclusive," and here's a pretty solid piece of news from one of horrordom's finest websites: The amazingly gorgeous and conveniently quite-talented Jordana Brewster (best known for her work in "D.E.B.S." and "The Fast and the Furious") will play the lead role in the upcoming (and as-yet-untitled) prequel to "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." Yes, it's a prequel to a remake of a movie based on actual events.
July 6, 2005
"The Big House" Has Its Dey
According to Variety, director Tom Dey ("Shanghai Noon," "Showtime") will step behind the cameras to helm a family comedy entitled "The Big House." Purchased by WB as a pitch by Elizabeth Kruger & Craig Shapiro, the plot's about "a hard-working family man's (whose) life improves when he's accused of a white-collar crime on the job."
June 9, 2005
"Better Luck" Director to Helm Third "Furious" Flick
Justin Lin, director of the acclaimed indie "Better Luck Tomorrow," has been signed by Universal to direct the third entry of their "Fast and the Furious" franchise. The Hollywood Reporter indicates that "the new film will be set in Tokyo amid the underground world of Japanese drift racing," and that none of the principals from the previous entries will be needed for this follow-up
May 19, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: Stealth
Yahoo! Movies brings us the all-new trailer for the upcoming action thriller "Stealth." From director Rob Cohen ("The Fast and the Furious," "xXx") comes the tale of a computerized mega-jet that gets zapped by lightning and starts blowing up stuff it's not supposed to. Our heroes come in the form of three elite naval pilots, as played by Josh Lucas ("The Hulk"), Jamie Foxx ("Collateral"), and Jessica Biel ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre").
April 4, 2005
Jason Mewes to Woo Paris Hilton?
The Hollywood Reporter brings news of what sure feels like one bizarre match-up. Jason Mewes and Paris Hilton will co-star in the romantic indie comedy "Bottoms Up," which is being produced by actor Paul Walker ("The Fast and the Furious"). THR provides us with the following synopsis: "Described as in the vein of "Swingers," the comedy drama tells the story of a Midwestern bartender (Mewes) who finds love with Hilton's character as well as money and success in Hollywood." First-timers Nick Ballo and Erik MacArthur wrote the screenplay, and MacArthur will be directing.