Fast and Furious feud reignited

It wouldn’t be a modern Fast and Furious press tour without the scent of feud permeating the air. Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, who have repeatedly and publicly clashed while making these high-octane action movies, are seemingly at it again, with Diesel reigniting the feud by claiming his behavior was actually just a manipulation tactic all along, implemented in order to coax out the performance he wanted from Johnson. (And no, he does not seem to be joking.) Read More »

The Fast and The Furious 20th anniversary

To quote the great street racer Dominic Toretto: “It don’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile: winning’s winning.” And “winning” is exactly what the Fast and Furious franchise has done for two decades. Today marks the twentieth anniversary of 2001’s The Fast and the Furious, the film that launched one of the most unlikely and arguably the most important global franchises in cinematic history, and Universal is celebrating one of its crown jewels with a pair of brand new featurettes. Plus, the original film is heading back to more than 300 theaters for tonight only.
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History of Product Placement in Movies and TV

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, take a look at the surprisingly deep history of product placement in movies and TV over the decades. Plus, get a refresher on the entire Fast and Furious franchise before F9 speeds into theaters this coming weekend. And finally, check out a roundtable discussion with TV directors such as Zach Braff (Ted Lasso), Rick Famuyiwa (The Mandalorian), and Lena Dunham (Industry). Read More »

F9 Clip

Buckle up, y’all! Alamo On Demand is hosting a 24-hour online Fast and Furious marathon. You can relive the action 20 years in the making, featuring features friendships, rivalries, a little bit of romance, epic stuntwork, and a whole lot of fast cars, all from the comfort of your home. Here’s what you need to know.

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fast and furious movies streaming

(Welcome to Where to Watch, which provides a clear and simple answer to the question, “Hey, where can I watch this thing?” In this edition: the Fast and Furious franchise.)

We’re just nine days away from the release of F9, the highly anticipated ninth entry in the primary timeline of the Fast and Furious movies. There’s still time to get all caught up on the adventures of Dominic Toretto and his #family of high-speed international spy racers, so here’s where you can find all nine of the Fast and Furious movies streaming or available to rent.
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justin lin f9 interview

When Justin Lin was directing 2013’s Fast & Furious 6, the idea of bringing the action series to an end was a pipe dream. Lin was preparing to exit the Fast and Furious franchise, moving on to direct a Star Trek film and episodes of prestige TV like True Detective, and the concept of bringing the Fast and Furious movies to a satisfying close was something better suited to casual chatter with star Vin Diesel, not something that was actually on the table. Cut to nine years later, and Lin is preparing to bring the first part of Fast and Furious‘s closing trilogy to theaters. But the movie has been long in the works, with the story stemming back to those conversations that Lin had with Diesel and Paul Walker, before the latter’s death in 2013.

“Vin [Diesel] would come in and talk and Paul [Walker] was actually part of that conversation,” Lin told me in an interview ahead of the U.S. theatrical debut of F9. “And I’ve always thought it was just an exercise, I was thinking, ‘We’re never going to realize it.’ And then when I came back for this, Vin said, ‘Well, now that I got you back, you’re not leaving. We’re gonna finish this thing together.'”

In our interview, Lin talks about the idea that inspired him to return to direct F9, which he co-writes with Daniel Casey, being bullied into sticking around by Diesel, Justice for Han, and the scrapped practical stunt that he regrets not using his own money to pay for.

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f9 cut stunt

For the Fast and Furious franchise, the sky is the limit. Quite literally in F9, a spectacle-filled action sequel in which just one of the many wild action scenes involves sending a car up to space. But director and co-writer Justin Lin — returning to the franchise after eight years away — found that even the sky has limits.

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f9 playing at cannes

We did it, boys. Living life a quarter mile at a time has finally brought us to the finish line: the Cannes Film Festival. A film festival so prestigious that women are forced to wear heels at screenings, Cannes has always been upheld as the pinnacle of the festival circuit, awarding all-time classics like Parasite, Apocalypse Now, and more. So it’s always funny when a blockbuster manages to infiltrate the festival, like when Shrek competed for the Palme D’Or or Trolls did this.

Now the Fast and the Furious franchise joins their ranks, with F9 confirmed to be playing at Cannes.

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F9 Clip

Even though international audiences are already enjoying the high-octane action of the latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, we’re still patiently waiting until the end of June to see F9. Thankfully, Universal Pictures has released a new F9 clip to hold us over, and it has Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez pulling off a stunt that would make Spider-Man proud. Read More »

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f9 review

The Fast and Furious franchise has never cared about staying grounded. Even the scrappy 2001 original hovered an inch or two off the streets it burnt up every night with cans of NOS. But F9, the latest installment in the streetracing-turned-spy-heist series, does pose the question: how high is too high? Director Justin Lin, who makes a glorious return to Fast and Furious after stepping away from the franchise following Fast & Furious 6, hasn’t found that ceiling yet. And lord help us if he ever does.

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