Tag Archives: Paul Walker

Paul Walker is Dead and Schwarzenegger Old – Time to Get Over It

There have been two blockbusters this season where American critics have mystified me. Sure, I didn’t much care for San Andreas, I did love Mad Max: Fury Road, and Jurassic World was disappointing but still worth a look. So, I agreed with most critics. When Spy came I thought some reviewers were a bit overexcited, but I chalked it up to exaggerated … Continue reading Paul Walker is Dead and Schwarzenegger Old – Time to Get Over It

FuriousSeven

VENGEANCE HITS HOME. Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew are targeted by the brother (Jason Statham) of their latest nemesis, who wants revenge. Horror director James Wan’s first action pic firmly takes this franchise into Mission: Impossible territory, but forgets basic rules. We have to believe that the good guys are actually in danger … Continue reading FuriousSeven

Furious 6

ALL ROADS LEAD TO THIS. Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) tracks down and hires Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew to go after a former British Special Forces soldier who destroyed a Russian military convoy. This jaw-droppingly popular franchise was cleverly rejuvenated in Fast Five (2011) and number six follows that template, mixing an international … Continue reading Furious 6

The Greatest Hits of 2015

It’s time for that annual list of next year’s highly anticipated Hollywood films. Here’s 2015 for ya. JANUARY: * Blackhat – Michael Mann’s first directorial outing since Public Enemies (2009) is a cyber thriller starring Chris Hemsworth. Its January release makes it hard to really get excited about it.  * Escobar: Paradise Lost – Notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar reaches … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of 2015

The Talents We Lost in 2013

As they year winds down, it is time for a movie and TV blog like this to remember those in the industry who passed away. I’d like to acknowledge a whole bunch of esteemed people before I get to two stars who passed away just a few weeks ago. I never found the time to … Continue reading The Talents We Lost in 2013

Paul Walker Will Be Fast & Furious Also Next Year

In 2011, Paul Walker appeared on Lopez Tonight to promote his new movie, Fast Five. In the clip above, he talks about how the Fast & Furious franchise got started, his upbringing in California and his own relationship with street racing. Of course, fans of Walker’s know that he was always primarily interested in the ocean and surfing. … Continue reading Paul Walker Will Be Fast & Furious Also Next Year

Fast Five

Dominic, Brian and Mia (Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster) are on the lam in Rio de Janeiro where they make enemies with a local crime lord… and are hunted by a zealous federal agent (Dwayne Johnson). A turning point in this franchise, resulting in a very intense heist movie with the occasional street racing … Continue reading Fast Five

Fast & Furious

NEW MODEL. ORIGINAL PARTS. When Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) girlfriend is murdered, he reluctantly partners up with Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), now in the FBI, in an attempt to bring the responsible to justice. This wildly imaginatively titled fourth chapter of the franchise opens and ends with plenty of bang for your buck, but most of the … Continue reading Fast & Furious

Into the Blue

TEMPTATION IS BLISS. A group of young divers in the Bahamas locate a sunken plane with forbidden cargo, and end up in trouble with violent drug dealers. The man who brought us Blue Crush (2002) delivers another empty, sun-drenched flick stacked with tanned hardbodies. Jessica Alba never wears more clothes than is absolutely necessary for the sake of … Continue reading Into the Blue

Flags of Our Fathers

A SINGLE SHOT CAN END THE WAR. The story about the U.S. soldiers who raised a flag on Iwo Jima after winning the 1945 battle for the island, and then were immortalized in a photograph that was taken of the event, gets a worthy treatment by director Clint Eastwood. He tells three different stories – … Continue reading Flags of Our Fathers