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 Trailer for Kasi Lemmons’ BLACK NATIVITY Starring Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, and Angela Bassett

by     Posted 1 year, 30 days ago

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The trailer for Kasi LemmonsBlack Nativity premiered earlier tonight during the BET Awards.  The musical is about a single Baltimore mother (Jennifer Hudson) who sends her son Langston (newcomer Jacob Latimore) to stay with her estranged parents (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett) in New York City during the holidays.  While there, Langston falls asleep in the Chistmas Eve sermon and dreams of a “Times Square Bethlehem.”  Judging by the trailer, this could be a solid holiday hit.  I’ve been eagerly anticipating Lemmons follow-up to Talk to Me, and I really like what I’m seeing in this trailer when it comes to taking holiday music like “Silent Night” and giving it a new R&B spin.  I’m eager to find out what Lemmons has done with the rest of the songs in the movie and how she’s filmed them.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Tyrese Gibson, Nasir Jones, and Mary J. BligeBlack Nativity opens November 27th.

FAST & FURIOUS 6 Review

by     Posted 1 year, 68 days ago

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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.

9 Clips from FAST & FURIOUS 6 Showcase Nearly 10 Minutes of Footage

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Universal Pictures has release nine clips from director Justin Lin’s upcoming sequel Fast & Furious 6, amounting to around nine minutes of footage from the pic.  The follow-up to 2011’s Fast Five moves the action 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.

Hit the jump to watch all of the clips, and click here to check out 46 high-resolution images.  The film also stars Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris Bridges, Elsa Pataky, and Gina Carano.  Fast & Furious 6 opens May 24th.

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

by     Posted 1 year, 93 days ago

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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 Footage Abounds in Featurette for FAST & FURIOUS 6

by     Posted 1 year, 99 days ago

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Universal Pictures has released a new featurette for director Justin Lin’s upcoming sequel Fast & Furious 6, and it features a whole lot of new footage from the film.  The follow-up to 2011’s Fast Five moves the action 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.  This featurette has basically the entire cast and Lin discussing the story of the sixth installment in the franchise, and we’re treated to a host of new footage that highlights some seriously intense action/racing/fighting sequences.

Hit the jump to watch the new featurette.  The film also stars Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris Bridges, Elsa Pataky, and Gina Carano.  Fast & Furious 6 opens 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.

New Theatrical Trailer for FAST & FURIOUS 6

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A new theatrical trailer for Fast & Furious 6 has been released online.  Though the supervillain for Fast & Furious 7 may have already been spoiled, we still have director Justin Lin’s eminent sequel to look forward to in the immediate future.  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.  This trailer is essentially a shorter, edited version of the first full trailer, but it’s still a fun watch if only for the reminder that we’ll be seeing a car explode out the front of a plane in the film.

Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.  The film also stars Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris Bridges, 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.

First Poster for FAST AND FURIOUS 6

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Over the past few months, we’ve heard a number of different titles (Fast Six, Furious 6) for the 6th installment in the Fast and Furious franchise.  But thanks to the studio releasing the first poster, we know it’s officially called Fast and Furious 6.  While I understand the logic in that title, I think Furious 6 sounds a lot cooler.

As we learned the other day when we posted the synopsis, the new film has Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) 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.  The film also stars Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky, and Gina Carano.  Hit the jump to check out the first poster and come back tomorrow to check out the first footage from the film.

First Synopsis for FAST & FURIOUS 6 Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Dwayne Johnson

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We’re still not 100% sure if the new Fast & Furious movie is entitled “Fast & Furious 6” (it could be “Fast Six“, “Furious Six“, or maybe even my personal prediction, Fast Cars Go Boom Now), but no matter what it ends up being called, we now have the first synopsis.  The new film has Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) 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.

Hit the jump for the full synopsis, and look out for the first trailer during the Super Bowl.  The film also stars Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky, and Gina CaranoFast & 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.

FAST AND FURIOUS 6 Stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Director Justin Lin Pose as Production Begins

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Less than a week ago, we posted this photo of Dwayne Johnson and Gina Cararno posing like the badasses they are on the set of Fast and Furious 6.  Not to be outdone, stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker posed for another image, along with director Justin Lin.  All we really know so far is that production has started and the plot of the film appears to center around dueling heist teams.

The movie also stars Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Joe Taslim, and Luke Evans.  The film is slated to open May 24, 2013.  Hit the jump to check out the new image.

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