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 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 […]

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‘Furious 8’ Uses $17 Million Worth of Cars for Single Scene

‘Furious 8’ Uses $17 Million Worth of Cars for Single Scene

The Fast and the Furious franchise is popular for a few reasons. It’s got the makings of any good action movie with plenty of explosions and amazingly fast—and drool-worthy—vehicles. Because of these explosions and action scenes, it can be easy to forget that the first film in the franchise actually focused mostly on street racing. […]

 Patrick Grieve

Dwayne Johnson Threatens to “Disrupt” the “Fast and Furious” Franchise with his Odd Facial Hair

Dwayne Johnson Threatens to “Disrupt” the “Fast and Furious” Franchise with his Odd Facial Hair

Do you smell what the successful star of film and television formerly known as “The Rock” is growing? Yeah, that’s right… it’s the stench of disruptive facial hair. Speaking of Which: Learn how to remove unwanted odors from your car Dwayne Johnson recently took to Instagram to post a photograph of himself dressed as his […]

 Patrick Grieve

See the Original “Fast and the Furious” Movie in Theatres on June 22

See the Original “Fast and the Furious” Movie in Theatres on June 22

Lovers of carsploitation classics, rejoice: the original The Fast and the Furious movie will be returning to theaters for one night only on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. The improbably popular car flick—which starred Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and the late Paul Walker—is getting a special rerelease in celebration of its 15th anniversary. Watch The Fast […]

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Charlize Theron Joins Cast of ‘Furious 8’ As New Villain

Charlize Theron Joins Cast of ‘Furious 8’ As New Villain

There are few women in the industry that are as versatile as Charlize Theron. Despite the fact that the South African native is stunningly beautiful, she’s performed in a myriad of roles, ranging from the evil queen in Snow White and the Huntsman to Will Smith’s wife in the action comedy Hancock. And, thanks to […]

 Kurt Verlin

Initial D Toyota AE86 Comes to Virtual Reality

Initial D Toyota AE86 Comes to Virtual Reality

The world of simulation racing is a relatively small one, but now that the first generation of virtual reality devices is finally on the market, it’s easier than ever to sit at the computer and feel as though you’ve stepped into a real car. In fact, though they are meant to be used with a […]

 Aaron Widmar

8 Best Film Scores to Inspire Your Inner Racer

8 Best Film Scores to Inspire Your Inner Racer

Epic driving music suggestions for the film junkie in all of us

No matter what you’re doing, life is better with a soundtrack. It adds excitement, emotion, drama, and an epic quality to those mundane daily tasks. That certainly applies to driving, whether navigating traffic during your commute or traversing empty country roads. What better way to make you feel as if you’re driving in a movie […]

 Aaron Widmar

Fast & Furious: Full Throttle Board Game Review

Fast & Furious: Full Throttle Board Game Review

Can the blockbuster film franchise be adapted into a high-octane board game?

    Back in the day, dice-rolling, token-moving board games were everywhere, and that seemed like the only way to adapt movies into competitive family fare. Superman, The Goonies, Candyman–it didn’t matter who the film’s audience was: its game had to be formulaic enough to encourage the most easily-confused people to participate. Then we entered this renaissance […]

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8 Celebrities Who Died in Car Related Incidents Since 2010

8 Celebrities Who Died in Car Related Incidents Since 2010

Car accidents rank as the 9th leading cause of death in the world, according to the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT). Every year, approximately 1.3 million people die as a result of car collisions globally, which averages out to 3,287 automotive-related deaths per day. The losses of life are felt by the victim’s […]

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Check Out One Fast and Furious Fan’s Tribute to Paul Walker

Check Out One <em>Fast and Furious</em> Fan’s Tribute to Paul Walker

There are a number of famous cars to come out of Hollywood, but whether it’s the Herbie Volkswagen Beetle or KITT from Knight Rider, there are few that quite compare to Paul Walker’s (or should we say Brian O’Conner’s?) Mitsubishi Eclipse featured in the 2001 The Fast and Furious film. Because of its popularity, this […]

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Universal Studios Orlando to Welcome ‘Fast and Furious: Supercharged’ Ride in 2017

Universal Studios Orlando to Welcome ‘Fast and Furious: Supercharged’ Ride in 2017

Universal's New Blockbuster Ride to Replace Disaster! and Beetlejuice Graveyard Revue

The year 2015 has been big for the Fast and Furious franchise. Despite the loss of leading man Paul Walker, the latest entry in the series–the box office hit Furious 7–has continued to grow the popularity and profit of the nitrous-fueled films. In response to this success, Universal Studios Orlando Resort–which had three vehicles from the […]

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Furious 7 is Now the Highest Grossing Movie in Chinese History

<em>Furious 7</em> is Now the Highest Grossing Movie in Chinese History

Furious 7, a film that finally answers the question “Why are there no good roles for bald men?” has been tearing it up at the box office lately. And nowhere is the action-heavy carsploitation flick more popular than in China, where it has grossed a whopping $325.8 million in just 15 days. That haul already […]

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Vin Diesel Confirms Furious 8 Release Date: April 14, 2017

Vin Diesel Confirms <em>Furious 8</em> Release Date: April 14, 2017

Furious 7 took the nation and world by storm when it was released on April 3rd, breaking a number of box office records in just its first weekend. It’s gone on to be Universal’s first film to hit the $1 billion marker in its initial release, having climbed to that point in just 17 days. […]

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You Can Buy the ’93 Supra From The Fast & The Furious

You Can Buy the ’93 Supra From <em>The Fast & The Furious</em>

Today, Furious 7 is the fastest film to reach $1 billion international gross and is already one of the top 10 highest-grossing films of all-time. In a year where sequels to mega-franchises like Star Wars, The Avengers, Jurassic Park, Terminator, and 007 are all on the slate, Furious 7 is the stage-setter for their success […]

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Vin Diesel Says Fast & Furious 8 Will Be ‘From Paul’

Vin Diesel Says <em>Fast & Furious 8</em> Will Be ‘From Paul’

The dust is still settling from the hype of Furious 7, which hit theatres on April 3rd and broke a number of box office records in just its first weekend, but already, the cast and crew is looking forward to the all but confirmed Fast and Furious 8, which would be the first film in […]

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Nissan Skyline GT-R Driven by Paul Walker in Fast & Furious is For Sale

Nissan Skyline GT-R Driven by Paul Walker in <i>Fast & Furious</i> is For Sale

Furious 7 has been a huge success at the box office, with flocks of auto enthusiasts and regular movie-goers alike coming to see the final Fast & Furious movie to star the late Paul Walker, who was tragically killed in a car crash on November 30th, 2013. The Nissan Skyline GT-R pictured above was used […]

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Guess How Many Cars Were Destroyed in the Making of Furious 7

Guess How Many Cars Were Destroyed in the Making of <em>Furious 7</em>

Now that the dust is settling from all the hot action of the latest film in the Fast and Furious franchise, many people are wondering just how many cars were destroyed in the making of Furious 7, a movie that saw cars parachuting from planes, jumping from one building to another like a game of […]

 Patrick Grieve

Furious 7 is the Fastest, Furiousest, Sevenest F&F Film Yet

<em>Furious 7</em> is the Fastest, Furiousest, Sevenest F&F Film Yet

It’s been almost 14 years since the original The Fast and the Furious hit theatres in June of 2001, and the series has changed considerably since then. Not in its sensibilities, which are still wonderfully juvenile, but in its ambitions. In the first film, Vin Diesel and his posse of elite street racers were getting […]