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The Fast and the Furious

By far, the most surprising strength of “The Fate of the Furious” was the off-the-chart chemistry between professional tough guys Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson. Not only did the two men steal every scene they appeared in together – allegedly causing Vin Diesel to force Universal Pictures to remove their post-credits stinger clip from the movie – they also seemed to hint at a relationship that could expand beyond the main stories of the ‘Fast and the Furious‘ franchise. Continue reading Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s ‘Fast and the Furious’ Characters Are Getting Their Own Movie at The Playlist.

Back in September 2015, Vin Diesel surprised everyone — perhaps for very different reasons — by saying that the ‘Fast and the Furious‘ franchise would be ending after 10 films. “Universal has been so good to me and so trusting of the vision,” Diesel wrote on Facebook at the time, noting that he had promised the studio “one last Trilogy to end the saga.” While “The Fate of the Furious” may be the eighth film in the franchise, given Diesel’s comments, it’s probably better to think of it as the first movie in a brand new trilogy. Continue reading The ‘Fast and the Furious’ Producers Already Know How The Franchise Will End at The Playlist.

I don’t like movie car chases. This makes me either the worst or the best person to be compiling this “Fate of the Furious“-inspired list (our nitrous-drunk review is here). I chalk it up to two things: first, being a child of the 1980s when, after the car-chase heyday decade of the ’70s, suddenly they were ubiquitous. Not just in films, but in the inescapable American TV shows of the 1980s (an era we could maybe start calling, in contrast to our current peak, “Trough TV”). Continue reading The 35 Best Movie Car Chases at The Playlist.

The Fast and the Furiousthe first film that started it all, will receive a limited release in approximately 1,500 theaters to celebrate the pic’s 15th anniversary on Wednesday, June 22. That’s the exact day in 2001 when the Rob Cohen-directed movie opened. Universal made the news official this morning just as tickets are hitting the Fandango sales board. The Fast and the Furious was a surprise hit back in the summer 2001, starring largely a cast of unknowns. Prior to The…