What We’ve Learned from “The Fast and Furious” Movies

The long and winding road toward “The Fate of the Furious” came to a stop this week with our thoughts on both “Furious 7” and the newest entry which is currently breaking box office records all over the globe. But we can’t quite let go of a franchise that has consumed so much of our … Continue reading What We’ve Learned from “The Fast and Furious” Movies

The March is Over: “Furious 7” and Thoughts on “Fate of the Furious”

Kevin: That’s it, we’re finally done. No more speeches about family from childless criminals, no more hearing the word “nos” 800 times, no more watching Jordana Brewster act. Our long march toward the “Fate of the Furious” (see bottom of the page for links to previous movies) is concluded with “Furious 7,” in which the … Continue reading The March is Over: “Furious 7” and Thoughts on “Fate of the Furious”

A Special Earth Day Message from Steven Seagal

Kevin: Today marks the annual celebration of Earth Day, a day in which even the most nonchalant polluter may feel an obligation to power down their computer when not using it (I’ll do that as soon as I finish this important article, I promise). It’s doubtful though that most people love the environment enough to risk … Continue reading A Special Earth Day Message from Steven Seagal

One and Done: Jeff Speakman as “Jeff” in “The Perfect Weapon”

Kevin: We kicked off our “One and Done” series – examining the actors Hollywood tried and failed to turn into action stars – with 1985’s “Gymkata,” in which former world-class gymnast Kurt Thomas enters a deadly tournament and somehow always finds makeshift pommel horses when needed. A few years later – with Steven Seagal and Jean-Claude … Continue reading One and Done: Jeff Speakman as “Jeff” in “The Perfect Weapon”

The Countdown to “Fate of the Furious” Continues: “Furious 6”

Kevin: It’s appropriate that the newest entry in the “Fast and Furious” series has been released on the weekend in which we celebrate the resurrection of Christ, as the franchise over the years has performed an even more divine miracle: resurrecting the careers of Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. With the addition of The Rock in … Continue reading The Countdown to “Fate of the Furious” Continues: “Furious 6”

Weirdest Line Delivery in History: George Kennedy in “The Concorde … Airport ‘79”

Kevin: Earlier this week in our birthday tribute to Steven Seagal, we highlighted his delivery of one line of dialogue in “Hard to Kill” that should have earned him a place at the Oscars that year. However, that also reminded me of a different movie I saw recently in which an actor delivers a line … Continue reading Weirdest Line Delivery in History: George Kennedy in “The Concorde … Airport ‘79”

“Superior Attitude, Superior State of Mind”: Happy Birthday Steven Seagal!

Kevin: If you felt an excruciating pain when you woke up this morning, it was probably one of your limbs snapping itself in half in celebration of the birth of cinema’s most legendary bone-breaker, Steven Seagal, who was born on this day in Lansing, Michigan 64 years ago. Seagal went on to become one of … Continue reading “Superior Attitude, Superior State of Mind”: Happy Birthday Steven Seagal!