fast 8 oscar

While making the promotional rounds for Furious 7 back in 2015, Vin Diesel started saying some pretty nutty stuff about how the latest entry in the Fast and Furious series deserved to get a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards. And while the seventh entry in this increasingly insane action series ended up being a critical success and a box office smash, it was left high and dry during awards season…which surely surprised no one except Diesel.

It’s hard to tell how much of his Fast and Furious Oscar talk was just Diesel trying to snag some easy headlines or it was just him being an endearing and earnest oddball (his Facebook page certainly suggests the latter). But whatever the case, he’s breaking out some similar chatter for the upcoming Fast 8.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Teaser Poster

Just recently, the first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was classified with a running time of 1 minute and 29 seconds. With Doctor Strange set to hit international markets next week, we’re likely to get this teaser trailer either later this week or early next week. But in the meantime, the first Guardians of the Galaxy 2 teaser poster has arrived.

Unlike the polished posters we’ve come to expect from Marvel Studios movies, this particular teaser poster looks more like an album cover straight out of the 1980s, and it has a rather cocky tagline as well. Check out the poster after the jump. Read More »

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Reviews

Last night brought the world premiere of Ang Lee’s latest film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Yesterday we happened to run a featurette exploring director Ang Lee‘s use of new technology that allowed the film to be shot at 120 frames per second (FPS). That’s a significantly higher frame rate than Peter Jackson’s experimental use of 48 FPS for The Hobbit trilogy, and it sounds like the reaction to this format from the first reviews of the movie is even more resistant than to that previous effort.

Most of the criticism from the first Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk reviews are with regards to the distracting presentation (which will end up not matter for general audiences, as we’ll explain at the end). But beyond that, it sounds like the film doesn’t bring anything else potentially groundbreaking to the table, offering another metaphor for our society to deal with in relation to war with some decent performances and occasionally beautiful visuals scattered throughout.

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Fast 8 Trailer Release Date

Back in August, production wrapped on Fast 8, the next sequel in the surprisingly long-running Fast & Furious franchise. The official page for the film series announced the end of production and teased the arrival of the first trailer in December. Now Vin Diesel has taken to his Facebook page with a more specific update featuring an image of himself with a sequel and an exact date for the trailer’s release.

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Paul Walker Returning for Fast and Furious Sequels

Next spring, we’ll be sitting in our seats waiting to see what kind of high octane action comes in Fast 8, the next installment in the surprisingly long-running action franchise that started all the way back in 2001. But as we learned last fall, there’s plenty more Fast and Furious action on the way with two more sequels dated for 2019 and 2021, delivering on the promise that Vin Diesel made for one last trilogy in the franchise. And while Furious 7 seemed to give a proper send-off to Brian O’Conner, the character played by the late Paul Walker, there’s a chance he may come back before the franchise comes to an end.

Find out about the possibility of Paul Walker returning for Fast and Furious sequels below. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Groot Script

Getting ahold of the script for a high profile movie that hasn’t hit theaters yet can be pretty difficult, especially when it comes to Marvel Studios movies. All of the scripts are watermarked with the  name of the person the script belongs to so that if it ever leaks to the public, Marvel knows who’s to blame. And when it comes to a very special version of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 script, there are only two people to blame if it leaks online.

Director James Gunn posted a photo to Instagram last night revealing this special version of the script that only he and Vin Diesel have. Why Vin Diesel? Because this version of the script pertains to a certain beloved tree character that he voices. Find out what’s so special about this Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Groot script below. Read More »

Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel Feud - Fast Five

Dwayne Johnson was revealed to be the highest paid actor in Hollywood today, making $64.5 million a year. However, more people are still interested in the feud that was revealed to be taking place between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel on the set of Fast 8.

For those who don’t know, not long before production wrapped on the sequel, Dwayne Johnson took to Instagram to call some of his male co-stars “candy-asses” who don’t conduct themselves professionally. Not long after, it was revealed that Vin Diesel was the more specific subject of this post because he was delaying shooting just so he could chill out in his trailer. Since then, details about the tension on set having to be regulated by Universal executive vice president Mark Sourian have made this feud quite a fascinating topic of conversation.

However, it turns out that this feud may all just be some kind of promotional stunt leading to an eventual confrontation at WrestleMania 33 next spring, which happens just before Fast 8 hits theaters. Find out more after the jump. Read More »

fast and furious tommy lee jones

Over the course of seven (and soon to be eight) movies, the Fast and Furious series has built one of the strangest and most likable ensembles in Hollywood history. Once everyone settled into their roles (and it took some of them a few movies to get there), these movies stopped being all about wacky car action and started being about these characters bouncing off each other, trading barbs and blows, but also stares of deep, brotherly affection and whatnot.

At this point, it’s hard to imagine the series without Dwayne Johnson, whose permanently sweaty Luke Hobbs has become provides the crew with a macho moral compass. That means it’s awfully hard to imagine that the role was originally written for Tommy Lee Jones.

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Avengers Infinity War Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Marvel Studios likes to keep its cards close to the vest, doling out only the sparest bits of information early on, and then at a very carefully controlled pace. Marvel star Vin Diesel, on the other hand, loves to share. The Guardians of the Galaxy actor is famous for divulging details to fans on social media; in fact, that’s how we learned he was circling the MCU to begin with. And now he’s at it again with another big announcement. As confirmed by Diesel, the Guardians will appear in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity WarRead More »

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Fast 8 Trailer

While Fast 8 has been in production over the past few months, we’ve been treated to plenty of cool glimpses behind the scenes featuring director F. Gary Gray and the ensemble cast hard at work, not to mention some of the awesome vehicles we’ll see racing around. However, all those updates will soon be far less abundant as production is close to finishing.

This past Friday was the last #FastFriday post from the official Facebook page for the Fast and Furious franchise. Surely that will disappoint some fans, but the good news is they delivered that new photo of the cast up top, and they told us when we can expect to see the first Fast 8 trailer arrive. Unfortunately, it’s going to be a while. Find out when you’ll get your tease of the 2017 sequel after the jump. Read More »