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Review: ‘Need For Speed’ Starring Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots & Dominic Cooper

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 12, 2014 10:05 AM
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Engineered for maximum velocity, super-torqued hairpin turns and high-octane thrills (obviously), thanks to the likes of the “Fast & Furious,” you should know exactly what to expect from the upcoming junior series, “Need For Speed” aka “Hot Wheels: The Movie.” But if the ‘F&F’ series is often absurdly entertaining with riotous cinematic maximalism in the pole position, “Need For Speed” is comparatively humorless, arguably dumber and doesn’t boast the same visual horsepower.

'Need For Speed' Soundtrack Features Kid Cudi, Aloe Blacc & More Plus New Clip & Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2014 12:05 PM
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Need For Speed
Coming around the bend and heading into cinemas is "Need For Speed," and the question is whether or not the millions and millions of console fans who have spent hours tinkering with their cars and driving them on tracks around the world will get off the couch to see this. It's an eternal question that movie studios face when adapting video games, and DreamWorks is really trying hard to lure in the core.

Robin Hood Next In Line For Reimagining With DreamWorks Getting Together 'Merry Men'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2013 12:50 PM
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Hollywood is gunning for your fables, fairy tales and classic stories. Last night alone, brewing movies "Frankenstein" and "Cinderella" boosted their respective casts with Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, and this weekend "Jack The Giant Slayer" hits theaters (our review) followed by "Oz The Great And Powerful" (our review) next Friday. And now Robin Hood is getting dusted off and reimagined, because, obviously.

TNT To Develop Navy SEALS TV Show With 'Act Of Valor' Director Scott Waugh Helming Pilot

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 25, 2012 11:37 AM
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After initially finding life as a training film for Navy SEALS, the action film “Act of Valor” nevertheless was fashioned into something of a blind success, hitting $80 million worldwide when it was released this past February. Naturally, interest in military projects has grown again since the film's opening, and now a major cable network looks to bring the film's creative team in for a small-screen endeavor.

'Act Of Valor' Helmer Scott Waugh Has 'Need For Speed'; Pete Segal Builds 'The Machine' With Vin Diesel & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 24, 2012 9:47 AM
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Although still reeling from the failed domestic launch of “Battleship,” Universal still believes in the premise of toys-as-movies, and has entered negotiations to acquire the rights to Lego's robotic toy line Hero Factory. The writing duo behind 2010’s “Predators,” Michael Finch and Alex Litvak, will pen the script. [THR]

'Act Of Valor' Filmmakers Line Up Car Chase Pic 'High Speed'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • February 17, 2012 11:46 AM
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If you’re anything like this writer, when you saw the trailer for “Act of Valor” during this past Super Bowl, you may have thought, “Looks like action movies have finally become videogames.” Looking like a cross between an XBOX title like “Call of Duty” and a Michael Bay film on a miniscule budget, “Act of Valor” seems to be aiming to please audiences in the heartland, along with a little help from a tagline that reads “A Motion Picture Featuring Active Duty Navy Seals.” Honoring the brave men and women who serve in our armed forces is one thing, but when you can do a quick Google search and discover that this project started off as a recruitment ad, 'Valor' starts to feel a little like propaganda.

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