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Need for Speed

There are terrible movies that are still fun to watch. You turn off your brain and reason, and sit in front of the screen, slack-jawed. Then there are just bad movies that steal two quality hours from your lifespan. You sit there consciously predicting scenes as soon as they start, then angrily shout, “REALLY??” when …

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1 (2013)

Coming from the perspective of someone who didn’t understand the difference between Formula 1 and NASCAR, the fascinating documentary “1” serves as a great introduction to the car racing circuit that transfixes the world. Let’s just say that if you know nothing about Formula 1, watch this film before watching Ron Howard’s film Rush, which …

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Fast & Furious 6

This time around, gearheads Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian (Paul Walker) are yanked from their blissful, post-life-of-crime Canary Islands hideaway by their former lawman nemesis Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) for a very important mission: assemble the team (including Fast faves Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Sung Kang and Gal Gadot) to thwart criminal mastermind Shaw (Luke Evans) …

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The Last Stand

Ahh-nold Schwarzenegger is getting a bit long in the tooth, despite the resurgence of him and his aged 80’s action movie buddies in the popular Expendables series. His small-town sheriff, Ray, seems to know this as well. Ray goes to the town diner, and practically sighs as he orders breakfast and coffee on his day …

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Speed Racer

Speed Racer may just be this generation’s new Tron. No… wait… I take that back. Tron, though notably a kind of stinky movie, was still certainly a memorable film for its time and is worth an occasional revisit. And over the years, Tron, despite its flaws, grew in cult status as a sort of video …

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