FAST & FURIOUS 7 Wraps Production; Shares Heartfelt Note and New Image Commemorating Tough Shoot

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Shooting has just officially wrapped on Fast & Furious 7.  The tumultuous, to say the least, production faced innumerable hurdles following the tragic death of star Paul Walker in November.  I imagine those involved are glad they pushed on but relieved that the ordeal is drawing to a close.  I also imagine director James Wan has a bear of a post-production schedule ahead of him. Assembling the film in the proper manner to respectfully work around Walker’s death (and the various methods employed in replacing him) has to be a pretty intense juggling act.

Hit the jump to read a heartfelt note from the team and see a new Fast & Furious 7 image.  The film also stars Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Ronda Rousey, Tony Jaa, Nathalie Emmanuel, Lucas Black, John Brotherton, Djimon Hounsou, and Kurt RussellFast & Furious 7 opens in theaters on April 3, 2015.

FAST & FURIOUS 6 Blu-ray Review

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It’s now nearly impossible to watch Fast & Furious 6, and not reflect on the passing of star Paul Walker.  Surely this big fun summer movie will now be tinged with a melancholy that it will be the last time Walker got to play Brian O’Conner in total.  But removed from the context of grief, Furious 6 (as it’s titled on screen) is a lot of fun, for the most part.  Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez co-star in this tale of underground racers turned crime-fighters.  My review of Fast and Furious 6 follows after the jump. 

First Look at the Cars of FAST & FURIOUS 7

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Vin Diesel isn’t the only one who can share stuff from the set of Fast & Furious 7Ludacris recently used Instagram’s new recording feature to show off a brief video of some of the cars we’ll be seeing in the upcoming sequel.  Unsurprisingly, they’re gorgeous.  But now we’re at the seventh movie, and we need a change of pace.  Sure, Hummers and souped up cars are all well and good, but what about the crap vehicles?  What about a Ford Pinto?  Don’t tell me it wouldn’t be entertaining to see Diesel racing around in a car that is basically primed to explode if he so much as dings it.

Hit the jump to check out the video.  The film also stars Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Lucas Black, Tony Jaa, Djimon Hounsou, and Kurt RussellFast & Furious 7 opens July 11, 2014.

FAST & FURIOUS 6 Review

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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.

Final Trailer for FAST & FURIOUS 6 Teases the Film’s Massive Amount of Action

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Universal Pictures has released a final trailer for Fast Five director Justin Lin’s sequel Fast & Furious 6, and it’s chock-full of summer blockbuster goodness. This trailer does a great job of showing off the film’s ginormous scale, as we get some extended looks at Lin’s many action sequences.  Car chases through the streets of Europe, brutal fistfights in which The Rock pulls some legit wrestling moves, and a car chase/fight sequence involving a tank are all things we can look forward to with Fast & Furious 6.  Producer Neal Moritz recently told us that the film features two or three of “the best action sequences you will ever see” and noted that Fast 6 is the best film of the series yet.  We’ll get a chance to judge for ourselves in a few short weeks, but this trailer definitely makes the film look like one hell of a ride.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film stars Vin DieselPaul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Joe TaslimSung Kang, Gina Carano, and Luke EvansFast & Furious 6 opens on May 24th.

New Posters for FAST & FURIOUS 6 Featuring Dwayne Johnson, Ludacris, Sung Kang, and More

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Universal has released a few new posters for director Justin Lin’s upcoming sequel Fast & Furious 6.  The film moves the action of the franchise across the pond to Europe, where Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) is trying to stop a group of mercenary drivers led by an unnamed mastermind (Luke Evans) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez).  Hobbs recruits Dom (Vin Diesel) and his crew to help bring down the criminal outfit, and in exchange will provide pardons for the Rio heist.  These new posters highlight the characters played by Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Sung Kang, and Gal Gadot.

Hit the jump to take a look at the new posters, and click here if you missed the posters Steve found at CinemaCon.  The film also stars Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Elsa Pataky, and Gina Carano.  Fast & Furious 6 opens May 24th.

Over 15 New High-Resolution Images from FAST & FURIOUS 6

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With just a couple of months to go before release, Universal Pictures has finally kicked the marketing campaign for Fast & Furious 6 into high gear.  Fresh off the film’s explosive Super Bowl spot, the first full trailer was released this morning.  Now the studio has unveiled a batch of new images from the film, giving us a look at the pic’s diverse ensemble and insane stunts.  We’ve seen a few of the images before, but everything is now presented in glorious high-resolution.  Director Justin Lin looks to have put together one massive action/heist/car chase film, and judging by what we’ve seen thus far, audiences are in for a very fun ride.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film stars Vin DieselPaul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Joe Taslim, Sung Kang, Gina Carano, and Luke Evans.  Fast & Furious 6 opens May 24th.

New 3-Minute Trailer for FAST & FURIOUS 6

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The full trailer for Fast & Furious 6 has gone online.  It looks like this movie has everything fans could want and more.  I’m curious what the runtime on this flick will be considering you have the whole team trying to get pardons, fighting a rival carjacking crew (a clever idea for a new foe), and the return of Dom’s love, Letty.  But more than anything, it looks like director Justin Lin has pulled out all the stops to make the sixth installment the biggest and best one yet.  Take it from someone who hasn’t been a big fan of the series thus far: this trailer left a big smile on my face.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer, and in case you missed it, click here to check out the film’s Super Bowl spot. The film stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Joe Taslim, and Luke EvansFast & Furious 6 opens May 24th.

Tyrese Shares Video and Images from the Set of FAST AND FURIOUS 6

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Production is still underway in London on director Justin Lin’s Fast and Furious 6, and though we’ve seen plenty of images and video from the set already, star Tyrese Gibson has decided to share a bit more with fans.  The actor has been keeping tabs on the production via his Twitter account, and today we’ve got an image of Tyrese, Ludacris, and Mr. Dwayne Johnson on a vehicle preparing to head out into what I can only assume is some intense action.

He also shared a video from the set (for some reason shot vertically on his phone), and you can check both out after the jump.  The film also stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Joe Taslim, and Luke Evans.  Fast and Furious 6 opens May 24, 2013.

New Video and Photos from the Set of FAST AND FURIOUS 6; Ludacris Comments on the Upcoming Film

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Last week, we showed you some photos and videos from the set of Fast and Furious 6, and now more photos and videos have arrived online.  Previously, we only saw some cars and a tank, but this time around we get a full-on crash (intentional, of course).  It loses some of its majesty being shot from a spy-cam, but I’m sure director Justin Lin will cut it together to make it an exhilarating moment for fans of the franchise.

Hit the jump to check out images and video, although this could probably be considered a minor spoiler, so consider yourself warned.  We’ve also included comments about the film from Ludacris, who is returning to play Tej Parker.  The film also stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Joe Taslim, and Luke EvansFast and Furious 6 opens May 24, 2013. [Update: We've removed the unofficial images and video.]

Collider Attends the SCARFACE Blu-Ray Party

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Mega Producer Robert Evans likes to tell stories about Hollywood parties with mountains of white powder spread across mirrored coffee tables. Tuesday night at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, I finally saw one myself. Except this mountain of powder was just sugar, part of the set dressing for a Q&A celebrating the 25th anniversary Blu-Ray of Brian De Palma’s 1983 gangster opus, Scarface.

The Q&A, with Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Robert Loggia, F. Murray Abraham and producer Martin Bregman covered the whole of the film’s history, ranging from discussion of the original 1932 Howard Hawks film, to the poor critical reception upon release, through to the film’s rebirth as required viewing for hip-hop heads everywhere.  Read on for a description of the night and key quotes.  The new Blu-ray of Scarface hits stores on September 6th.

Red Band Trailer for NO STRINGS ATTACHED

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If the new year struck you with desire for a romantic comedy about friends with benefits — and you’re over 17 — you have two to choose from in 2011: No Strings Attached and Friends With BenefitsNo Strings Attached stars Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman and has the jump on Friends with a January 21st release date.  But the Justin Timberlake/Mila Kunis-led Friends With Benefits introduced itself with a red band trailer that effectively announced: “Don’t fill up too fast.  I’ll be ready on July 22nd.

Not to be outdone, Paramount has followed up on the all-ages trailer released in November with a raunchy red band trailer for No Strings Attached, which you can watch after the break.

First Trailer for Ivan Reitman’s NO STRINGS ATTACHED; Stars Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman

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Earlier today, Paramount revealed the first image of Ivan Reitman’s upcoming romantic-comedy, No Strings Attached. Now, only a few hours later, Paramount has released the first trailer for the film.  The film stars Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman as two friends who decide to begin a “no strings attached” (hence the title) sexual relationship.  You can probably guess all of the film’s beats and how it will end by watching the trailer, but I’m sure that the same people who have turned up for all of Kutcher’s past romantic comedies will be showing up for this one as well.  No Strings Attached opens on January 21, 2011 and also co-stars Cary Elwes, Greta Gerwig, Ludacris, Kevin Kline, and Olivia Thirlby.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer.

Joaquim de Almeida, Elsa Pataky and Matt Schulze Join FAST FIVE (The Fast and the Furious 5)

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With Fast Five (The Fast and the Furious 5) already filming in Puerto Rico (they started on Tuesday and the first images of Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Ludacris, and Tyrese Gibson are here), you knew it was only a matter of time before Universal would announce other casting, as we still didn’t know who was playing the villain and you can’t make a Fast and Furious movie without a love interest.

And wouldn’t you know it….Universal has announced through Variety that Joaquim de Almeida and Elsa Pataky are joining the cast as the villain and female lead, respectively.  Also Matt Schulze, who appeared in the first movie, is back in the fifth installment. More after the jump:

First Images of Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Ludacris, and Tyrese Gibson from the Set of FAST FIVE – Updated

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From the beautiful isle of Puerto Rico comes our first look at the set of Fast Five, the fifth entry in the Fast & Furious franchise.  As you will see from the pics, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Ludacris, and Tyrese Gibson will all reprise their roles in the franchise.  Though absent in this array of images, Dwayne Johnson will join the cast as they shoot in Puerto Rico and Brazil, among other locations.  Check out the images after the jump.

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