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Fast Five

by mr sparkle on April 29, 2011

in Film

Ten years ago now, an unassuming car genre movie became a surprise hit. But even then, when The Fast and the Furious made an unseen $144 million dollars, no one could have expected it to spawn a fourth sequel, with a fifth already being written before its predecessor hit theaters. But a lot has changed since then – what started as a film about underground racing has turned into an international action franchise that, in some countries, is outgrossing the traditional Summer-Opening Blockbuster.

But the Fast and, normally, Furious franchise doesn’t need to be as relatively subtle as its beginnings would suggest. Just the opposite, they define the summer movie of a bygone era, where you don’t have to play with genre or superpowers – all you need is beautiful people doing cool shit.

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Wallpaper Wednesday

by Cap'n Carrot on April 27, 2011

in Miscellany

Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday has a definite Fast feel. Maybe not so much Furious, but definitely Fast.

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Last night Mr. Sparkle and I attended a screening of Fast Five, the latest of the The Fast and the Furious franchise. You’ll have to wait until Friday for the review, but to wet your appetite we will share with you this video of The Onion’s exclusive interview with the movie’s screenwriter.

Today Now! Interviews The 5-Year-Old Screenwriter Of “Fast Five”

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