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Review: Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

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***THIS REVIEW WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED HERE FOR THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS ON MAY 15TH, 2013***

Director: Justin Lin.

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Sung Kang, Tyrese Gibson, Luke Evans, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Gal Gadot, Gina Carano, Jordana Brewster, Elsa Pataky.

Running Time: 130 minutes.

Certificate: 12A.

Synopsis: Former soldier Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) and his team are being hunted by Agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) for their vehicular warfare crimes. Knowing the only way to outwit them is by playing them at their own game, Hobbs enlists Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and crew to outmatch them in London, while a personal connection makes things harder for Dom.

Dubstep. Short skirts. Dodgy one-liners. It’s safe to say that FAST & FURIOUS 6 knows what its audience expects. Opening with a self-gratifying montage that’s as laughable as it is helpful, the franchise’s confidence is as loud as its revving engines. Reacquainted with bromantic bezzies Dom and Brian racing through the Spanish mountains to the birth of a new addition to the Swiss Family Petroleum, the modern-day A-TEAM are spread over the globe after their mega lucrative Rio heist. Competition may be temporarily out of the water, but the promise of full pardons from sometimes friend, sometimes foe Luke Hobbs is too good for the crew to resist. Continue reading

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What I’m Watching – May 2013

This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry.

Psycho (Dir: Alfred Hitchcock, 1960) *****

The Hangover Part III (Dir: Todd Phillips, 2013) **

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Dir: Joel Coen, 2000) ****

The Great Gatsby (Dir: Baz Luhrmann, 2013) ****

Fast & Furious 6 (Dir: Justin Lin, 2013) ***

Trance (Dir: Danny Boyle, 2013) ***

Spring Breakers (Dir: Harmony Korine, 2012) *****

The Place Beyond The Pines (Dir: Derek Cianfrance, 2012) *****

Star Trek Into Darkness (Dir: J.J. Abrams, 2013) ****

What I’m Watching – April 2013

This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry.

Fast & Furious 5  (Dir: Justin Lin, 2011) ***

Fast & Furious (Dir: Justin Lin, 2009) ***

The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (Dir: Justin Lin, 2006) **

2 Fast 2 Furious (Dir: John Singleton, 2003) **

The Fast And The Furious (Dir: Rob Cohen, 2001) ***

Iron Man 3 (Dir: Shane Black, 2013) ****