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 Amanda Drago

Dodge Launches Campaign for Ninth ‘Fast & Furious’ Movie

Dodge Launches Campaign for Ninth ‘Fast & Furious’ Movie

Dodge models have been featured in the “Fast & Furious” franchise since the first movie was released. To support the release of the ninth film, “F9,” Dodge has launched a new “Superpower” multi-tier marketing campaign. Shopping on a Budget: 2021 Challenger is named to 10 Coolest Cars Under $30,000 list What does the campaign involve? The “Superpower” […]

 Daniel DiManna

More Car Movies You Didn’t Know Were Remakes

More Car Movies You Didn’t Know Were Remakes

In a previous article for The News Wheel, we highlighted several modern vehicle-themed blockbusters that were actually remakes of older films. However, there are plenty of other examples out there. You’d be surprised how many of your favorite newer car movies owe their existence to earlier versions. Here a just a few of them. A […]

 Caleb Cook

The Best Paramount Plus Movies for Auto Enthusiasts

The Best Paramount Plus Movies for Auto Enthusiasts

Meet the newest heavyweight in the streaming game: Paramount Plus. Formerly known as CBS All Access, this service recently launched a major expansion. Subscribers can choose from a deep catalog of movies and television shows, along with a wide variety of live sporting events and news programs. If you love watching cars on the screen […]

 Aaron DiManna

3 Terrible Movies Obsessed With Very Slow Driving

3 Terrible Movies Obsessed With Very Slow Driving

Many “so bad they’re good” movies obsess over showing characters driving very slowly in order to pad the runtime. Here are three of the best.

 Daniel DiManna

Car-Sploitation Movie Spotlight: ‘Speedtrap’ (1977)

Car-Sploitation Movie Spotlight: ‘Speedtrap’ (1977)

A while back on The News Wheel, I penned an article discussing the lethargic chase scene from the movie Mitchell. In that film, the title character is played by character actor Joe Don Baker, a veteran of films both good and bad. As it turns out, Mitchell wasn’t his only 1970s exploitation flick involving cars. […]

 Daniel DiManna

Car-Sploitation Movie Spotlight: ‘Rolling Vengeance’

Car-Sploitation Movie Spotlight: ‘Rolling Vengeance’

Back in the 1980s, North America was experiencing an obsession monster trucks. It’s not hard to understand the appeal; big loud things crushing smaller things can definitely be entertaining. The jump from dirt-filled arena to movie theater was an obvious move, and there have been plenty of monster-truck movies over the years. But how many […]

 Daniel DiManna

Car Movies You Didn’t Know Were Remakes

Car Movies You Didn’t Know Were Remakes

The history of cinema is no stranger to car-themed movies. But did you know that some of the biggest, most lucrative vehicle-oriented flicks of the last few decades were actually remakes? As surprising as it may be for many fans of modern blockbusters, plenty of newer films owe their success to earlier versions from as […]

 Daniel DiManna

Car-Sploitation Movie Spotlight: ‘Firebird 2015 A.D.’ (1981)

Car-Sploitation Movie Spotlight: ‘Firebird 2015 A.D.’ (1981)

In the arena of exploitation cinema, there is no genre that hasn’t been tapped. From martial arts and monster flicks to action and sci-fi extravaganzas, there is no topic that low-budget filmmakers haven’t touched on multiple occasions. This includes vehicle-based films, or as I’m choosing to call them, “car-sploitation” movies. There have been plenty made […]

 Daniel DiManna

Car-Sploitation Movie Spotlight: ‘Daddy-O’ (1958)

Car-Sploitation Movie Spotlight: ‘Daddy-O’ (1958)

There’s no shortage of car-themed movies in the world. In fact, some of the earliest footage ever shot over 130 years ago involved cars and other vehicles. As cinema has evolved, so has the use of cars in film, with some results being better than others. And when a car movie hits that perfect balance […]

 Daniel DiManna

Killer Car Movies: “The Car: Road to Revenge” (2019)

Killer Car Movies: “The Car: Road to Revenge” (2019)

This Halloween, the usual scary movie monsters are taking a back seat to a cavalcade of creepy cars. Throughout October, The News Wheel has celebrated the best of killer-car cinema. From the scary and eerie to the silly and mind-boggling, we’ve highlighted a wide variety of horror films in which vehicles strike back against their […]

 Daniel DiManna

Killer Car Movies: “Maximum Overdrive” (1986)

Killer Car Movies: “Maximum Overdrive” (1986)

Over the course of October, The News Wheel has been celebrating the weird and wonderful world of killer car movies. As we’ve seen, these films have run the gamut between high art and cheesy fun, and from obscurity to well-known classics. As Halloween draws nearer, it’s time we discussed a film that somehow exists in […]

 Daniel DiManna

Killer Car Movies: “Rubber” (2010)

Killer Car Movies: “Rubber” (2010)

Watching horror movies is a traditional pastime during the Halloween season. TV screens are populated by such creepy entities as ghosts, zombies, and vampires. But it may shock you to find out that there exists an entire genre of “carsploitation” cinema that pits vile vehicles of all shapes and sizes against mankind. The News Wheel […]

 Daniel DiManna

Killer Car Movies: ‘Ferat Vampire’ (1982)

Killer Car Movies: ‘Ferat Vampire’ (1982)

When it comes to beloved movie monsters, it’s hard to top the vampire. The earliest existing film to feature one of these blood-sucking demons is 1922’s Nosferatu, a stylistic and nightmarish adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In 1931, Bela Lugosi played the Count in Universal’s take on the story. Since then, there have been dozens […]

 Daniel DiManna

Killer Car Movies: ‘The Hearse’ (1980)

Killer Car Movies: ‘The Hearse’ (1980)

When it comes to effectively scaring an audience, most modern films tend to go for shock and gore. However, there was a time when creepy flicks used atmosphere to gradually build terror. Whether these films were excellent, passable, or so-bad-they’re-good fun, their use of atmosphere over spectacle often produced memorable results. Such is the case […]

 Daniel DiManna

Killer Car Movies: “Super Hybrid” (2010)

Killer Car Movies: “Super Hybrid” (2010)

There are two kinds of scary movie: “actually” scary, and “fun” scary. There are plenty of movies out there that have been produced for the sole purpose of scaring the crud out of you. But there are also lighter, sillier, more fun scary movies that, while hard to take seriously, are a blast to watch. As […]

 Daniel DiManna

Killer Car Movies: “The Twilight Zone: You Drive” (1964)

Killer Car Movies: “The Twilight Zone: You Drive” (1964)

Submitted for your approval: a series of killer car-themed movie reviews designed to both entertain and inform. As we will soon see, the seemingly simple notion of a “killer car” can take many forms: some sinister, some more benevolent. Such is the case for our next query, a 25-minute episode of one of television’s greatest […]

 Amanda Drago

How To Make a Drive-in Movie Theater at Home

How To Make a Drive-in Movie Theater at Home

If you’re looking for a new way to add some excitement to an at-home movie night, make your own drive-in movie theater right in your backyard. To make one, all you have to do is follow a few simple steps, and then you can have a fun night with family or a socially distant gathering […]

 Daniel DiManna

Killer Car Movies: Quintin Tarantino’s “Death Proof”

Killer Car Movies: Quintin Tarantino’s “Death Proof”

Forget the usual scary movie monsters, because The News Wheel is celebrating Halloween with a look at killer-car cinema. While the so-called “carsploitation” subgenre may seem tacky and ridiculous at first glance, it’s surprising just how many Hollywood legends have dabbled in it, and often to excellent effect. Steven Spielberg started his career with Duel […]

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