Kevin: Concerned citizens across the world had a number of questions yesterday following news that the character of Roman Pearce may no longer be a part of the “Fast and Furious” franchise, the main one being: “Wait, which one was Roman again?” Either way, a Roman-less future is one we may have to accept, as … Continue reading TGD Ponders Whether We Can Live in a World Without Tyrese in “Fast and Furious” (Answer: Yes)
Kevin: Every movie buff often assumes that films were better “back in the day.” Hell, in 1989 I remember seeing articles lamenting the quality of the then-current crop of films compared to 50 years earlier, and this was in a year that produced “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” “Field of Dreams,” “Dead Poets Society,” … Continue reading 2001: Worst Year Ever for 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
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 Countdown is Over: “Furious 7” and Thoughts on “Fate of the Furious”
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”
Kevin: We’re officially past the midway mark in our march toward “The Fate of the Furious.” So far we’ve been introduced to Vin Diesel and his monumental belief in his own awesomeness in “The Fast and the Furious.” We’ve wondered about what’s really up between Tyrese and Paul Walker in “2 Fast 2 Furious.” We’ve … Continue reading The Countdown to “Fast 8” Continues: Kevin and CJ Tag Team “Fast Five”
Kevin: Well after a weird detour into the world of “drifting” by high school kids in Tokyo with “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” the “F&F” franchise is back to doing what it does best: trying to pass off Vin Diesel as the coolest, sexiest badass of all time. That’s right, Vin is back … Continue reading The Countdown to “Fast 8” Continues with “Fast & Furious”
Kevin: As part of our long march toward“The Fate of the Furious,” today TGD looks under the hood of the red-headed stepchild of the “Fast and Furious” universe, “Tokyo Drift.” The third entry in the series exists in a weird no-man’s land for a number of reasons: only movie to not feature any of the … Continue reading The Countdown to “Fast 8” Continues: “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift”
Kevin: In the early 1990s, John Singleton made cinematic history when his debut feature “Boyz n the Hood” made him the first African-American and youngest person ever nominated for the Best Director Oscar. The talented and socially conscious filmmaker was expected to be a powerful voice in the film world in the years ahead, highlighting … Continue reading The Countdown to “Fast 8” Continues: “2 Fast 2 Furious”
Kevin: While there was plenty of action on the field in Sunday’s overtime classic Super Bowl, we also got some tantalizing glimpses at several films that made our 2017 Preview. And as far as we’re concerned, Charlize Theron kissing Vin Diesel in the “Fate of the Furious” trailer was even more shocking than the Pats’ fourth-quarter comeback, … Continue reading TGD Super Bowl Trailer Round-Up: Charlize Kisses Vin! Johnny Collects a Paycheck! Optimus Prime Still a Sociopath!