Furious 7 almost certainly won’t be the last Fast & Furious movie. But at times it feels like a series finale. There are numerous callbacks and homages to the franchise’s entire 15-year history. The setpieces are bigger and crazier than ever; it’s hard to imagine anyone topping them. And before the chases really get rolling, the mood is often downright mournful. Two different scenes are set in graveyards, and characters talk about taking “one last ride” together.
In honor of Furious 7, we’re taking a look back at all the major Fast & Furious fights (one or two punches doesn't count) in chronological order to see how this series has transformed. Major SPOILERS for all films ahead.
The spy comedy is a genre almost as venerated and beloved as the spy genre it mocks. There’s Our Man Flint, Casino Royale (the original Woody Allen one), Austin Powers, MacGruber, and now the simply titled Spy. It stars Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper, a desk-bound CIA officer who is sent out into the field for her first time after a fabulously well-dressed super-villain (Rose Byrne) learns the identities of every working CIA agent. Now the woman who’s always taken a backseat to her boss (Jude Law, the Bond to her Moneypenny) gets to step into the spotlight.
Post Credits, ScreenCrush’s new movie review show, returns with an all-new episode about one of the most anticipated movies of the spring: Furious 7, the latest entry in the long-running Fast & Furious franchise. Hosts Mike Sampson and Matt Singer dive deep into the film like precision drives diving out of a plane in cars (which is a thing that happens in Furious 7). Topics up for discussion include new director James Wan, new villain Jason Statham, the outrageous stunts and action, and whether or not either host cried at the film’s emotional send-off for late star Paul Walker. (Or, more accurately, whether or not either host would admit they cried at the film’s emotional send-off for late star Paul Walker.)
Paul Feig’s The Heat took a genre that has traditionally belonged to men — the buddy cop movie — and gave it a female twist. Feig’s new movie, Spy, does much the same thing, this time for spy films, a world that has long been by, about, and for dudes and their power fantasies. Spy explicitly subverts the genre’s typical gender dynamics by casting Melissa McCarthy as a lowly, desk-bound CIA analyst named Susan Cooper, who has spent her entire career in the shadow of a glamorous James Bond-esque spy (Jude Law) and then finally gets her opportunity to step into the spotlight and become a full-fledged field agent.
If the Super Bowl spot and this morning’s extended trailer just weren’t enough for you ‘Fast and Furious’ fanatics, then we’ve got even more engine-roaring goodness for you. Universal has released a new official poster for ‘Furious 7,’ along with a whole gallery of images featuring some familiar faces (and some new ones) to get you all revved up for the upcoming sequel.
This shouldn’t be a hard sell. Did you like ‘Bridesmaids’? Did you like ‘The Heat’? Do you enjoy the slapstick antics of Melissa McCarthy? Well good, then, ‘Spy’ is definitely the movie for you.
Hopefully ‘Wild Card’ is better than Jason Statham’s last outing, ‘Homefront.’ The new film is a remake of ‘Heat,’ the 1968 movie starring Burt Reynolds, and is based on a screenplay by Academy Award-winning writer William Goldman (‘All the President’s Men,’ ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’). Can Statham fill the awesome shoes of Reynolds? Not likely, but you can enjoy watching him try his hand in this new trailer.
It's been a few years since the release of Jason Statham's 'The Mechanic,' the remake of the 1972 film starring Charles Bronson, and now the action flick is getting a sequel and Statham is getting some fresh co-stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Jessica Alba, and Michelle Yeoh have joined the cast of 'Mechanic: Resurrection.' And although production has already begun, it'll be a while before you see this one -- 2016 to be exact.
There's no way the set of 'The Expendables 3' wasn't a fascinating place to be. After all, you don't put personalities as varied and eclectic as Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Harrison Ford in one place without generating at least a few stories worth sharing. A new batch of images from the set of the upcoming action film makes us wish we could have been a fly on the wall for a few days. What exactly would Antonio Banderas and Wesley Snipes say to each other?