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Insurance Company Ranks the Fastest and Most Expensive Fictional Cars from Movies and TV

Insurance Company Ranks the Fastest and Most Expensive Fictional Cars from Movies and TV

Have you ever wondered which was faster—Optimus Prime or the Ecto-1? How about which one is more within your budget? Well, you can wonder no more, thanks to NetQuote.com. The online insurance quote provider has created a series of infographics ranking the top speeds and price tags for a variety of iconic fictional rides from […]

 Patrick Grieve

Artist Gives Classic TV and Movie Cars the “Mad Max” Treatment

Artist Gives Classic TV and Movie Cars the “Mad Max” Treatment

Scott Park is a visual artist who specializes in creating unique illustrations of classic movie and television cars, such as the “88 Miles Per Hour” poster he made last year, which featured 88 vehicles that appeared in the Back to the Future trilogy. For his latest project, Park had the inspired idea of rendering classic […]

 Patrick Grieve

Steven Soderbergh is Making Another “Ocean’s 11” Movie, But for NASCAR

Steven Soderbergh is Making Another “Ocean’s 11” Movie, But for NASCAR

When you watched the movie Ocean’s 11, did you think to yourself, “Eh, this was OK, but where was the fun Dale Earnhardt Jr. cameo I wanted?” Don’t worry, fam, Hollywood’s got you. Right now, the dream factory is cooking up a movie that has Ocean’s 11’s same basic plot (a gang of elite criminals […]

 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 […]

 Cat Hiles

Bluth Stair Car Makes an Appearance in New ‘Captain America’ Movie

Bluth Stair Car Makes an Appearance in New ‘Captain America’ Movie

If you have ever in your life watched an episode of Arrested Development, chances are you’re familiar with the Bluth family’s stair car. If you’re not (shame on you!), here’s a quick summary. A wealthy family loses everything when their real estate mogul dad is arrested for various things, and one son has no choice […]

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Turn Trucks Into Movie Theaters With This Kickstarter

Turn Trucks Into Movie Theaters With This Kickstarter

Movie nights are a great way to hang out with friends, but if the weather’s great outside, it would be nice to have an easy way to watch the movie outside under the sky. Watching movies outside requires a pretty intense setup, from the media player to the surface to project the movie onto. Everything […]

 Patrick Grieve

The Top Five Cars That Won’t Start in the Friday the 13th Movies

The Top Five Cars That Won’t Start in the Friday the 13th Movies

Today is the only Friday the 13th of the year, so if you haven’t started your Jason movie marathon yet, you’d better hurry and fire up the VCR—it’s going to be 244 days before we’re blessed with another one! For the uninitiated, Friday the 13th is a horror film franchise based around the (morally suspect) […]

 Rebecca Bernard

Audi and Captain America Partner for New Movie

Audi and Captain America Partner for New Movie

Through the years, the members of the Avengers have driven a wide array of vehicles. At one point, Tony Stark’s ride of choice was an Acura, and the Washington, DC portrayed in Captain America: The Winter Soldier seemed to be populated only with vehicles from General Motors. In May’s much-anticipated Captain America: Civil War, it […]

 Aaron Widmar

Anime Racing Spectacle ‘Redline’ (2009) Movie Review

Anime Racing Spectacle ‘Redline’ (2009) Movie Review

      Animation is a boundless medium that can communicate stories in a way that can’t be done through live-action productions. While that endless world-building potential is typically squandered on talking animals and magical spell-casters, some animators use their craft to elevate entertainment to an art. For as many live-action racing movies that have been made over the years, few capture […]

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Kevin Spacey Does Something Nice, Just Like in That One Kevin Spacey Movie [VIDEO]

Kevin Spacey Does Something Nice, Just Like in That One Kevin Spacey Movie [VIDEO]

Chevy is running its #DayItForward campaign today, using the extra 24 hours allotted by this Leap Year to commit random acts of kindness/marketing. The whole thing is ostensibly inspired by the film Pay It Forward—a movie that no one particularly likes, but that everyone has had to watch at least once in junior high school. […]

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Pee-wee Herman Drives a Fiat 600 in Upcoming ‘Big Holiday’ Movie

Pee-wee Herman Drives a Fiat 600 in Upcoming ‘Big Holiday’ Movie

Few characters from our childhood are as memorable–in both good and bad ways–as Paul Reuben’s eccentric Pee-wee Herman. The bow tie-touting man-child had a stand-up show, multiple movies, and an acclaimed television show before being retired as 1980s nostalgia. After a long hiatus in the 1990s and 2000–and proving in 2011 on Broadway that Pee-wee […]

 Aaron Widmar

Movie Review: ‘A Faster Horse’ Ford Mustang Documentary

Movie Review: ‘A Faster Horse’ Ford Mustang Documentary

    Few cars have the prestigious reputation and storied history that the Ford Mustang carries, so it’s no surprise the pony car would eventually receive its own documentary. The development of the sixth generation of the Mustang was the perfect opportunity to gain insight into what makes the model so special. A Faster Horse, which debuted at […]

 Caitlin Moran

Bus Explosion for Jackie Chan Movie in London Causes Fear in Locals

Bus Explosion for Jackie Chan Movie in London Causes Fear in Locals

Earlier this week, people in London received a bit of a shock after a bus exploded on Lambeth Bridge. The explosion, which was part of a stunt for Jackie Chan’s newest film called The Foreigner, caused many people to panic. Gee, guys. Who’da thought a bus bursting into flames would scare those who didn’t know […]

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Optimus Prime Truck from Transformers Movies Set for Auction

Optimus Prime Truck from <em>Transformers</em> Movies Set for Auction

Many kids played with Transformers action figures for hours and hours as they grew up and now they have a chance to own another iconic Transformers toy that’s much more suitable for an adult. The truck used to portray Optimus Prime® from the Transformers movie franchise will be available to the highest bidder at the Barrett-Jackson auction, […]

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Toyota Partners with Fluency Productions to Promote Sci-Fi Movie

Toyota Partners with Fluency Productions to Promote Sci-Fi Movie

If you’ve never heard of Fluency Productions, you’re not alone. The multi-platform content studio belongs to the better-known NBCUniversal Hispanic Group, and it’s about to release a new sci-fi movie titled Reversion. In order to help promote the movie ahead of its release, its automotive sponsor Toyota has partnered with the studio to create original […]

 Aaron Widmar

The Comical Epic Fail of India’s ‘Taarzan: The Wonder Car’ Movie

The Comical Epic Fail of India’s ‘Taarzan: The Wonder Car’ Movie

To successfully launch a new car, you need to garner a lot of attention and interest, especially if it’s a model that’s outside of most people’s price range. What better way to generate hype than to introduce the vehicle as the headlining star of its own cinematic adventure? Unless you make it a romantic revenge […]

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Kevin Bacon Attacks Children In New Cop Car Movie Trailer

Kevin Bacon Attacks Children In New <i>Cop Car</i> Movie Trailer

Looking for a good, white-knuckled thriller for respite from the wave of sub-par blockbusters saturating theaters this summer? Cop Car, a unique crime thriller being released August 7th, might be up your alley. Focus Features, which purchased Cop Car at the Sundance Festival in January for about $2 million, released the full trailer for the […]

 Aaron Widmar

Movie Review: ‘Kaz’ (2014), the Gran Turismo Documentary

Movie Review: ‘Kaz’ (2014), the Gran Turismo Documentary

    When Gran Turismo 6 was released in 2014, PlayStation wanted to make sure everyone knew the game was a big deal. So Sony funded a documentary on the video game series’ creator, Kazunori Yamauchi. Entitled Kaz: Pushing the Virtual Divide, the full-length documentary was released on January 22, 2014, online. If you’ve seen […]