Tag: Vin Diesel

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Almost three years on, it’s easy to forget that Guardians of the Galaxy was supposed to be a gigantic flop. How could a movie starring a talking raccoon, a sentient tree, a green alien, a former pro-wrestler and that tubby guy from Parks and Recreation possibly compete with established box […]

The Fate of the Furious (2017)
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The Fate of the Furious (2017)

It has been 16 years since The Fast & the Furious prompted one of the most successful film series of all time. The simple premise of an undercover cop investigating a street-racing criminal has evolved into an ever-expanding franchise with surprisingly entertaining cameos, ridiculous stunts, and indulgent high-speed car chases. […]

‘Sound bite’ of the week …..
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‘Sound bite’ of the week …..

“In my house, he’s Uncle Dwayne.”     Vin Diesel attempts to quash rumours of his on-going ‘feud’ with Fast & Furious co-star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, ahead of the release of the eighth instalment in the long-running action franchise.   If you found an error, highlight it and press Shift […]

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Fast approaching …….

With the release of Fast & Furious 7 (Furious 7 in the US) – the latest instalment in the blockbuster franchise – only weeks away, publicity for the film seems to be appearing on a daily basis. The latest taster of what fans can look forward to – in the form of […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy Global Press Conference

The level of excitement at the Guardians of the Galaxy press conference was palpable, yet the  chemistry between the new kids of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe was evident from the get-go.  Directed by Slither’s James Gunn, an unlikely group of criminals, led by thief Peter ‘Starlord’ Quill (Chris Pratt), go up […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Ever since Iron Man came out in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has revolved around the Avengers.  From origin stories to questionable sequels, Marvel has made a mint from this group of superheroes and now, six years later, the studio has something new to offer. Guardians of the Galaxy is […]

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Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Fast cars, muscular men and attractive women. It’s not hard to see the main appeal of the Fast & Furious movies, but I have to admit that it’s rare for a franchise to somehow keep managing to step things up a gear (no pun intended) with each subsequent instalment. While […]

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Riddick (2013)

Intergalactic tough guy This is a series, and I’ve come late to the game. Riddick, this pared down version, The Chronicles of Riddick: Into Pitch Black having been followed by The Chronicles of Riddick, and now just plain Riddick, aims to show us that all you really need is Vin Diesel. And it succeeds. Forget […]

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Fast & Furious 6

Just as fast, only rich now Six iterations of the high speed car series Fast & Furious and it still doesn’t seem tired at all. Its appeal seems to be its soulful machismo, and the way however spectacular the caper, these are just guys who love cars and their babes. And […]

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Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

When the fifth instalment of a struggling film franchise was about to go into production in 2010, there was skepticism as to whether it can keep the series alive, not to mention improve its efforts with film fans and the demanding box office. However, a bigger budget and the introduction […]