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Ford v Ferrari

A daredevil buddy movie in the vein of The Right Stuff, Ford v Ferrari mixes a ton of adrenaline with a whole lot of Don’t Try This at Home. It’s a bromance that pits American grease and grit against Italian style and bravado. Sure, no one can make a car as gorgeous and glamorous as …

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Baby Driver

When I first heard the title of this movie I hated hated HATED it. The animated kiddie movie Boss Baby has just been released. Is the baby now driving a car? All I could think of was that the film’s marketers had a HUGE problem. When I found out later that title comes from a …

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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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Rush (2013)

SYNOPSIS: After a catastrophic crash at the 1976 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring that could have killed him, Formula One driver Niki Lauda (Brühl) returns to face his rival James Hunt (Hemsworth) in their pursuit of the 1976 World Championship at Fuji in Japan. {amazonWS:itemid=B00BEIYP8A;associatesid=moviepiecom-20;}

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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2 Fast 2 Furious

The man clearly knows how to smell a stinker a mile away, likely aided by Sandra Bullock’s 20-20 hindsight essay, “The Importance of the Words `No, Thanks’ and Other Things I Learned From Speed 2: Cruise Control.” But fear not, race fans, for Paul Walker is back as fugitive-turned-undercover-cop Brian O’Conner, who’s enjoying the illegal …

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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 sherrif, 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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