Tag Archives: Furious 7

April 15

The Fate of the Furious

The long and winding road that the Fast & Furious franchise has found itself on has come with many unexpected turns. Now in its eighth film, the series once again finds itself having to figure out how to move forward without one of its main stars. Unlike 2 Fast 2 Furious, which simply tried to […]

June 17

The Surprising Resurgence of Universal Pictures

Now that the dust has settled and the genetically modified dinosaurs are presumably back in their holding cells until the next Jurassic film is unleashed, the contenders are becoming a little clearer now that we have reached the halfway point of the year. The competition I am referring to is the yearly financial race that […]

May 14

Are We Killing the Element of Surprise in Cinema?

It is always fascinating to observe the stunned, and at times perplexed, looks that come my way when I admit that I still have not seen the latest Star Wars teaser trailer. You know the one that not only marks the triumphant return of Han Solo to the franchise, but has also caused many around […]

April 18

Talking Furious 7 on The LAMBcast

Never one to pass up on the opportunity to talk all things Fast and Furious, I return to The LAMBcast podcast to weigh in on Furious 7. Once again it is a lengthy episode – which seems to be the case whenever I am on – but that is too be expected considering the supersized […]

April 05

Furious 7

For a franchise that has an uncanny ability to embrace change on the fly, Furious 7 is rather conflicted as to the path it should take. Similar to the cars weaving in and out of Los Angeles traffic, while trying to evade an army drone no less, the film attempts to travel down several different […]

March 09

What the Fast and Furious Series Can Teach Marvel and DC

Ever since Cliff Robertson’s Uncle Ben uttered the icon words “with great power comes great responsibility” in Sam Raimi’s 2002 film Spider-Man, it seems almost every superhero tale that comes to the big screen has tried their hardest to exemplify this mantra. Whether it was Zach Snyder’s Man of Steel, Jon Favreau’s Iron Man, or […]

January 17

Posthumous Films of the Late and the Great

Hollywood has bid adieu to many beloved actors far too soon.  The sudden passing of actors like Heath Ledger, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Williams have left a deep void in the movie industry that can never be filled.  Post-production work and scheduling have resulted in films that were finished before an actor’s death to […]