The Weekend Read: All Things 'Fast And Furious,' A Few Angry Rants, And A 'The Last Jedi' Trailer Breakdown

If you're looking for something to read over the weekend, we've got you covered. Here's every review, editorial, list, feature, column, and rant published by the /Film staff and our team of freelancers over the past week.

Trailer Breakdowns

The first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrived and Ethan Anderton performed a frame-by-frame breakdown of the footage...which raises more questions than answers.

The Thor: Ragnarok trailer is here and it's, naturally, Ethan Anderton went through the whole thing to discern what's going on for the Odinson and the other residents of Asgard.

All Things Fast and Furious

The /Film team voted, and here are the Fast and Furious movies ranked from worst to best.

What would happen if Fast and Furious and Jurassic Park had a crossover? Chris Evangelista has the pitch and you're going to want to read this one.

How do you pick only eight moments to put on a list of the eight most ridiculous moments from the Fast and Furious movies? With great difficulty, as Ben Pearson learned.

How many times do they say "family" the Fast and Furious series? How many cars crash? How many Coronas are consumed? Jacob Hall counted it all for you.

Once you're caught up with the Fast and Furious series, Hoai-Tran Bui explains why the Bollywood rip-off series Dhoom is very much worth your time.

When did the Fast and Furious series start to get good? Jack Giroux explains how it happened with The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

Columns and Lists

The latest edition of How Did This Get Made finds Blake Harris chatting with Mick Garris, the director of Sleepwalkers.

In the latest edition of Movie Mixtape, Scott Beggs breaks down The Fate of the Furious and recommends what you should watch before and after you see it.

With Better Caul Saul back on the air, Alex Riviello assembled a list of the 10 best television spin-off shows of all time.

With the series returning to Netflix with new episodes, Chris Evangelista wrote about the 10 best episodes of Mystery Science Theater. This list a great primer for newbies and a great excuse to start arguing for fans.

The Fast and Furious movies don't have a monopoly on crazy car stunts. Jamie Righetti compiled a list of the craziest automotive scenes from across Hollywood history.


The Fate of the Furious is one of the more disappointing movies in the series. Or so says Josh Spiegel in his review.

Better Call Saul is back and better than ever. Or at least Karen Han thinks so in the first of her weekly reviews.

What About Season 2?

With rumors of a new season being in the works, here is everything we know about Big Little Lies season 2, assembled by Ben Pearson.

Here is every unanswered question at the end of 13 Reasons Why season 1, as assembled by Peter Sciretta. But is a second season actually coming?

The Soapbox

How a new Oscar rule could make the nominating process animated movies stupider, with a detailed breakdown by Josh Spiegel.

With Netflix deciding to stop chasing tax incentives in other states, Peter Sciretta makes the call for other movie studios to follow suit and film more productions in California.


The Lost City of Z director James Gray sat down with Jack Giroux, and explained why you should always steal from the best. This includes a great story about Francis Ford Coppola!Fast and Furious franchise screenwriter Chris Morgan talks about the new movie and his work on the overall series with Ben Pearson.The Leftovers and Lost showrunner Damon Lindelof told Jack Giroux that he has no plans to direct at the moment.The Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray chatted with Ben Pearson about shooting his film's really crazy stunts.

Star Wars Celebration

Just how many of Peter Sciretta's Star Wars Celebration predictions came true? Take a look!

From Star Wars Celebration, Peter Sciretta learned the story of how Boba Fett got that dent in his helmet...but is it canon?

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