Christopher Nolan Directing James Bond

Christopher Nolan is one of the most acclaimed blockbuster filmmakers in the game, and he has a vibe that sometimes feels a little stuffy, even if he’s not necessarily cold in real life. For example, many were shocked to learn that Nolan is a huge fan of the goofy comedy MacGruber, so much that he even sent an e-mail wishing luck to everyone when production on Peacock’s sequel series pilot began. Now we’re learning that Nolan likes his junk food action cinema too, because he’s admitted to liking the Fast ad Furious movies, especially the original from 2001. Read More »

Physics of Fast and Furious Stunts

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

In this edition, a physicist takes a close look at how unbelievable some of the stunts in the Fast and Furious franchise really are. Plus, Disney+ features The Nightmare Before Christmas in their new fun factoid web series The Deets, and Adam Savage builds a prop replica of Ray Stantz’s Ecto Goggles from the original Ghostbusters. Read More »

Fate of the Furious Featurette

Over the years, the Fast and Furious movies have carved out an identity – fans know what to expect from them and they deliver. As with any long-running movie series, certain trends, motifs, habits, and patterns start to emerge, stuff that makes you chuckle with recognition.

But what happens when you go through the first seven movies (part eight, The Fate of the Furious, is in theaters today) and try to count the various repeating elements? Just how many Coronas does Dominic Toretto drink throughout the course of the series? How many times does everyone say “family”? How often do Dom and Brian share a smoldering look? And just how many cars crash in each movie?

Those questions have now been answered. Buckle up. It’s time to start counting.

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Fast and Furious Infographics

With the eighth movie in the Fast and Furious franchise arriving this weekend, we’ll get all-new sequences of ridiculous action, explosions and uses of the word family. Those are just some of the things you can expect from each and every film in the franchise, and the folks at Bloomberg decided to fiercely crunch the numbers for all of the seven previous movies leading up to The Fate of the Furious. The result is a plethora of infographics counting everything from how many shots there are of odometers/tachometers to how much screentime is given to female butts.

Check out the Fast and Furious infographics after the jump. Read More »

The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift Honest Trailer

Next week brings us The Fate of the Furious, the eighth installment of the surprisingly long-running action franchise from Universal Pictures. The fact that we’ve come this far in the film series is impressive, especially when you look back at the film that nearly killed it all: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

While the third sequel in the franchise that started out with Paul Walker and Vin Diesel in their own street racing version of Point Break removed almost everything fans liked about the first two movies, it did feature some pretty badass car action sequences. But still, as Honest Trailers points out, that’s not enough to save it from the Southern robot that is Lucas Black.

Watch The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »

Lucas Black Fast Furious

This news literally made me jump out of my seat with pure, franchise-linking excitement. Lucas Black, the actor who played the lead character Sean in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, will reprise his role in James Wan‘s Fast and Furious 7. But that’s not all. His contract installs him as a new series regular and he’ll be back for not only the 2014 installment, but at least two more after that. Yes, we’re likely getting at least three more Fast and Furious movies. Read More »