Some dumbass hit a cop while trying to recreate a stunt from The Fast And The Furious

This seems like something no one should ever have to say out loud, but the Fast And The Furious films were never intended as instructional videos for vehicular safety. (There’s a reason it’s Blood On The Asphalt, not Nitrous Button On The Dashboard, after all.) And yet, at least one alleged criminal (and would be…

Tyrese Gibson now blames The Rock for ruining the whole Fast And Furious series

Earlier today, Tyrese Gibson ushered in a new age of Fast And Furious feuds by blaming Dwayne Johnson (or “Dewayne” Johnson) for butting his head in and forcing Universal to delay Fast And Furious 9. In an Instagram post, he accused Johnson of making the series about himself rather than the whole #FastFamily, which…

The Fast And Furious beefs heat up again as Tyrese Gibson blames The Rock for delay

Yesterday, Universal announced that it was bumping Fast And Furious 9 (or whatever it will be called) from April of 2019 to April of 2020. At this point, the studio hasn’t confirmed anything about the movie, including who will direct it, other than that Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodgriguez are most likely returning. We…

How the hell did The Fast And The Furious launch one of cinema’s biggest franchises?

Wheels within wheels within wheels: The surprise hit of summer 2001 was The Fast And The Furious, a goofy low-stakes B-movie with a not-huge budget and no stars. The movie told the story of a team of mysterious truck hijackers coming from L.A.’s street-racing community and about the undercover cop tasked with taking…

Tyrese Gibson apologizes to “skeezers and hoes” for saying a bunch of “super stupid shit”

Like a tricked-out Nissan with its nitrous button taped down—except with more comments about women ruining their “down there” region with lots of sex—Fast And Furious actor Tyrese Gibson let his mouth get away from him this week. Gibson gave a much-derided interview to BET on Monday, in which he delivered “a message…

An exhaustive, by-the-numbers guide to the Fast And The Furious franchise

If someone were thawed today after being cryogenically frozen in late 2001, the only thing that would surprise them more than smartphones and President Donald Trump would be the existence of an eighth Fast and the Furious movie. “Wait, it’s an action movie now?” they’d ask. “Why is there no consistency in the titles?…

Fast And The Furious isn’t revving up to go to outer space

Vin Diesel and his team of writers have gotten a surprising amount of mileage out of the Fast And The Furious’ central premise of “people doing things in really fast cars.” Sometimes, those things are part of a criminal enterprise; other times, they just make up what it means to be a family (at least, in Diesel’s…

The Fast & The Furious series shows off $514 million in property damage, study claims

The Fast And The Furious series built its reputation by having cars do what cars usually don’t: flying through the air, firing harpoons, and exploding pretty much all of the time. Now, someone has tallied up all the damage those exploding flying harpoon cars have done over the franchise’s first seven installments, and…

Finally, an answer to how much of Paul Walker’s performance in Furious 7 was VFX

“We can carry on,” Wayland Smithers once said on The Simpsons. “Michael Eisner’s been dead for five years. Ted Turner’s just a hologram.” That kind of never-give-up spirit was certainly in evidence in Furious 7, the action sequel that was one of the biggest hits of summer 2015 despite the fact that one of its stars,…

Alive past five: 16 late sequels that are actually quite good

It’s conventional wisdom that most film franchises stay fresh for only a few installments; the well of ideas tends to run dry around the time producers have to decide between slapping a “5” on the end of a title or coming up with a subtitle that doesn’t draw too much attention to how far along the series has gotten.…