Furious 6

In a time where by a series sixth installment it’s either a direct-to-DVD or a complete flop, the one series that defies this is the “Fast and Furious” franchise. Having been resurrected at its fourth installment by director Justin Lin, the popularity for this series is only getting bigger.

“Furious 6” opens where “Fast Five” ended, with a race between Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Brian O’Connor (Paul walker). O’Connor is a proud new father and the whole crew is settled into their multi-million dollar exile when agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) resurfaces asking for their help in tracking down Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) and his crew, who are slowly piecing together a device designed to shut down communications over a large area. The film also features the reveal that Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) is alive, after seemingly dying at the beginning of the fourth movie.Fast & Furious 6

2013 Dallas Comic-Con

Dallas hosted their 11th Comic-Con at the Irving Convention Center May 17-19. This is no small event, having had Patrick Stewart and Stan Lee last year, which was rather shocking  when I discovered this event in March 2013. Upon discovery, this became the plan for a post-graduation trip, since a jaunt to San Diego Comic Con was extremely unlikely. Three day passes to the event ran $50, not bad considering the line-up for the event that featured William Shatner, Brandon Routh, Ioan Gruffudd, Richard Dean Anderson and more. Continue reading “2013 Dallas Comic-Con”

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary classic “The Great Gatsby” has made its way back to the silver screen. In the most recent adaptation, prepare to be awed.

We are first introduced to Nick Callaway in a therapy session, recounting his time with Gatsby, the film set as a flashback. From here we also meet the flighty daisy, Nick’s cousin, and her wandering husband Tom, but Jay Gatsby is the character that eludes audiences. When he is finally introduced, it is to a backdrop of a wild party that makes one wistful to be a part of the madness.

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Pain and Gain

“Pain and Gain” is the new crime action comedy from Michael Bay and took first in the domestic box office for its April 26 opening weekend. The movie is based on a true story and stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie.

The film opens to Daniel Lugo as he is attempting to escape the police. By having this scene first, the movie is then told entirely in flashback from the point of view of Lugo, his associates Adrian Doorbal and Paul Doyle, and the initial victim Victor Kershaw.

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