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 Patrick Grieve

Dame Helen Mirren Says Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Can’t Drive Stick

Dame Helen Mirren Says Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Can’t Drive Stick

Last year, Helen Mirren told a Yahoo! interviewer that her “great ambition” was to star in a Fast and Furious film, adding that, “my claim to fame is I always do my own driving.” Well, the 70-year old British acting legend’s dream will soon come partially true, when she gets to film a cameo in […]

 Patrick Grieve

Dame Helen Mirren Lands Dream Role in ‘Fast and Furious 8’

Dame Helen Mirren Lands Dream Role in ‘Fast and Furious 8’

It’s a great day to be alive. At least two dreams are in the process of being fulfilled, according to an interview that Dame Helen Mirren recently gave to Elle magazine, in which the 70-year-old actress confirmed that she has been cast in Fast and Furious 8. That means that Helen Mirren has realized her […]

 The News Wheel

Helen Mirren Shames Drunk Drivers in Super Bowl Ad

Helen Mirren Shames Drunk Drivers in Super Bowl Ad

More Super Bowl 50 commercials are hitting YouTube, getting viewers excited for the big game. Beer giant Budweiser is a staple advertiser during the annual event, and this year one of its spots uses the large personality of Dame Helen Mirren to drive home the point of how stupid drunk driving is. Mid-Winter Check Up: Learn […]

 The News Wheel

Helen Mirren Lobbying Hard for Role in Next Fast and Furious Film

Helen Mirren Lobbying Hard for Role in Next Fast and Furious Film

Dame Helen Mirren may have already won an Academy Award, a Tony, three Golden Globes, and four Emmys, but she still hasn’t achieved her greatest ambition in life: starring in a Fast and Furious sequel. In a recent interview with Yahoo!, the 69-year-old actress was asked what she thought about the film industry “focusing more […]

 Kurt Verlin

‘The Fate of the Furious’ – Spoiler-Free Review

‘The Fate of the Furious’ – Spoiler-Free Review

    Genre: Action Director: F. Gary Gray Producers: Neil H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Michael Fottrell Theatrical Release: April 14, 2017 Cast: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, Helen Mirren The Fate of the Furious is by all accounts the best […]

 Rebecca Bernard

If You Drive Drunk, Your Car Could Become A Coaster

If You Drive Drunk, Your Car Could Become A Coaster

Drunk driving is a serious problem in this country, and several campaigns from the federal government and non-profit organizations are aimed at curbing the behavior. Almost all of the tactics used include a heavy dose of shame, from Helen Mirren calling drunk drivers stupid to ads that make drinkers feel guilty for potentially leaving their […]

 Caitlin Moran

‘Furious 8’ Gets Ice Road Ready with Some Awesome Cars

‘Furious 8’ Gets Ice Road Ready with Some Awesome Cars

We already know that part of Furious 8, the newest installment for The Fast and the Furious franchise, is going to take place in Cuba. With this type of location, it’s easy to assume that there’s going to be a whole lot of vintage cars racing around the streets of this island. After all, the […]

 Daniel Susco

Drunk Driver Reminds Us All Why We Shouldn’t Drink and Drive as She Takes Tree For a Ride

Drunk Driver Reminds Us All Why We Shouldn’t Drink and Drive as She Takes Tree For a Ride

I would like to start out with an obvious statement, which we seem to reiterate over and over: drunken people aren’t very good at decisions. That’s why we keep having stories like one that happened last November, when a drunk man called police to help him start his car because he couldn’t figure it out himself. […]

 Aaron Widmar

3 Cars from ‘Furious 7’ on Display at Universal Studios Orlando

3 Cars from ‘Furious 7’ on Display at Universal Studios Orlando

The Fast and Furious franchise exhibits fantastic cars in Florida

Theme parks aren’t just for kids–and Universal Studios Orlando would be the first to tell you that. Adults need thrills too, and that’s what the Fast and Furious franchise is all about. As the film series has become a gold mine for the company, it’s not a surprise that Universal is promoting the release of […]

 The News Wheel

Ludacris Talks to Conan About his 1993 Acura Legend

Ludacris Talks to Conan About his 1993 Acura Legend

Rapper, actor, and avid bowler Ludacris stopped by Conan recently to promote the release of Furious 7 and his new album Ludaversal. During the interview, the topic of Luda’s beloved 1993 Acura Legend—which is prominently featured on the cover of Ludaversal—came up. Safe Driving: Tips on How to Change a Tire the Safe Way Having racked […]

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Vin Diesel Drives a DeLorean in Fast to the Future Trailer

Vin Diesel Drives a DeLorean in Fast to the Future Trailer

Vin Diesel is America’s most automobile-friendly actor—not only is his last name a type of fuel, but his first name is an acronym for a vehicle’s identification number. And while we’ve seen Vin behind the wheel of tons of different sports cars over the years, we’ve never seen him drive a classic DeLorean… Until now. […]

 Kurt Verlin

I Binged the Whole ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise – Here’s My Review

I Binged the Whole ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise – Here’s My Review

    The Fate of the Furious will premiere in just a couple of days time and given that I write for a website about cars, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to put together a review—the only downside being that of the seven movies that came before it, I had seen exactly none. So […]

 Daniel Susco

Your Chips Know You’ve Been Drinking and Don’t Want You to Drive

Your Chips Know You’ve Been Drinking and Don’t Want You to Drive

So, here’s a scenario that seems only possible in a fever dream—you are at a party, perhaps a Super Bowl party, in fact, when you decide you need to run to the store for more pepperoni sticks. However, before you go out the door, you are interrupted by the Tostitos bag, which reminds you that […]

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Canadian Police Devise Torture For Drunk Drivers

Canadian Police Devise Torture For Drunk Drivers

Drunk driving is a serious crime. Not only could the driver hurt themselves in a crash, but they could also injure or kill other people on their path to self-destruction. For decades, law enforcement officials have been trying to devise ways to discourage drunk driving, from offering free cabs on major holiday weekends, to high […]

 The News Wheel

The First Autonomous Truck Delivery was Pretty American

The First Autonomous Truck Delivery was Pretty American

We’ve been talking a lot about autonomous cars and the future of driving. Uber-owned technology company Otto, which focuses on making self-driving semi trucks, has just taken a big step forward by making the first autonomous truck delivery in the world and traveled autonomously from Fort Collins, Colorado, to Colorado Springs. The cargo being delivered, […]

 Randy Moore

Nissan Concept Ready for the Silver Screen

Nissan Concept Ready for the Silver Screen

The Nissan IDx Concept first captured the world’s attention at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2013. There were strong rumors that the concept would head to production as an inexpensive coupe with retro style, but pretty much all indicators point to the model being scrapped. You can still see some of its design cues in the new […]

 Samuel Huist

Dwayne Johnson Displays His Affection for the Ford F-150 Via Instagram

Dwayne Johnson Displays His Affection for the Ford F-150 Via Instagram

There are many celebrities who endorse automobiles, but not many of them seemingly have the genuine passion for the brand they represent more than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson does for the 2016 Ford F-150 pickup truck. Standing 6-feet 5-inches tall and owning some of the biggest muscles on planet Earth, Johnson has joked on his […]

 Timothy Moore

[WATCH] Budweiser’s Dog-Filled Anti-Drinking-and-Driving Ad Still Hits Home

[WATCH] Budweiser’s Dog-Filled Anti-Drinking-and-Driving Ad Still Hits Home

Back in 2014, Budweiser released an ad called “Friends Are Waiting” warning against drinking and driving. Said ad tugged at our heartstrings because it featured an adorable dog. It’s been one and a half years since this tearjerker first aired, but until I upgraded to commercial-free Hulu a couple weeks ago, I would still see it […]