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November 1 2016

Review: Leadfoot by Eric Beetner

Leadfoot by Eric Beetner is the 2nd fast and furious thriller featuring the McGraws—a family who will transport anything you require and won't ask any questions. The Dukes of Hazzard....
August 22 2016

Trailer: Kidnap, Starring Halle Berry

“You took the wrong kid.” If the adrenaline of a mother’s love for her child can cause superhuman strength enough to lift a car, imagine what Halle Berry could do when she...
February 20 2015

Two-Lane Blacktop: An Offbeat Cross-Country Race

I just watched Monte Hellman’s moody 1971 road movie Two-Lane Blacktop for maybe the fifth time. After being dazzled by the film once again, I asked myself, because there are numerous qualities...
November 19 2014

Spinning Wheels: Transporter: The Series

In the beginning, there was Luc Besson. This master of over-the-top Eurotrash thrillers wrote the script for what in 2002 became The Transporter, the metal-bending saga of a driver-for-hire delivering...
May 3 2014

Fresh Meat: Wolverine Bros. Freight & Storage by Stephen Ulfelder

Wolverine Bros. Freight and Storage by Steve Ulfelder is the fourth installment in the Conway Sax Mystery Series about the part-time racecar driver, part-time private eye and full-time recovering alcoholic...
February 26 2014

“Catch Me if You Can” Posts Dumb Social Media Criminal

“Catch me if you can” was the message left, along with a video posted to Facebook, by an insanely crazy motorcycle rider through heavy traffic at 100 mph. Alberto Rodriquez exuded extreme...
February 4 2014

It’s Good to be Bad: Supervillains Take Over Super Bowl Ads

Super Bowl ads are always known for their over-the-top, near-cinematic quality. However, this year, the ads were taken to new heights—of a supervillain proportion. Whether it was the Jaguar...
September 13 2013

Grand Theft Auto Steals Some Famous Voice Talent

Grand Theft Auto has gotten some major flack over the years for its portrayal of illegal activities and rampant imagery of violence, especially against women. However, September 17 will mark the release...
June 12 2013

Chasing the Perfect Chase in Fast & Furious 6

There are those who expected the The Fast & Furious franchise to run out of gas after the first entry, which was about an undercover cop who infiltrates a gang of street racers who hijack trucks...
June 11 2013

A Particular Set of Skills: Trailer for Getaway

First we had Drive and more recently we got Fast and Furious 6. So are we beginning to see a resurgence of the car-chase in movies? It certainly starting to look that way in the trailer for the...
May 21 2013

Car Guy: Does a Minivan Beat a Muscle Car? Maybe, Yeah.

It’s nighttime in Pittsburgh. Tom-Cruise-as-Jack-Reacher has just beaten the tar out of a half-dozen creeps. Now it’s time to scram. Reacher hops into his vehicle, grabs a gear,...
March 26 2013

Fresh Meat: Braking Points by Tammy Kaehler

Braking Points by Tammy Kaehler, the second book in the Kate Reilly racing mystery series (available April 2, 2013). Kate Reilly loves her job. As an American Le Mans Series (ALMS) racecar driver...
December 30 2012

Sunday Funnies: The Chase

What do you get when you cross Hot Wheels, computers, and a car chase that would make Michael Bay drool? Why, you get the animated-short film The Chase by Philippe Gamer. It has everything, ridiculous...
November 25 2012

Hold On Tight! Movie Car Chases

The cinematic car chase has become a whipping boy for all that is mindless and vapid in movies today. It’s a damn shame, because while a rudimentary car chase is like eating an empty calorie...
October 12 2012

’Toon Noir: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

I saw Who Framed Roger Rabbit? twice in the theater. This was 1988 and I was eight years old. Seeing a movie twice in the theater was unprecedented. It came about as a fluke of chance. My parents had...
August 20 2012

Do You Know How Slow You Were Going?

On NPR last week, Jean-Joseph Renucci, communication specialist/freelancer by day and artist by night, shared his love of miniature art. You might recognize some similar artwork from a few years ago...
August 11 2012

The Getaway, an Appreciation

The Getaway starts in prison. Scenes of star Steve McQueen running textile machines and clearing brush are filled out with real convicts from the Hunstsville, Texas, prison where they were shot, a fact...
July 18 2012

Directing Dynamos: Michael Mann vs. William Friedkin

Two of the best directors for crime fans are William Friedkin and Michael Mann. Hollywood in the ’8os wasn’t big enough for the both of them. Between them, they brough us what would be (in...
June 25 2012

Dirt Noir

What do dirt and noir have in common? Not much most days unless you count dirty cops. But an artist in Texas has taken dirt to another level. Scott Wade has gained a reputation as the guy to go...
February 24 2012

Where Have All the Cool Cars Gone?

Do me a favor. Close your eyes and think of Magnum P.I. It’s no stretch to say you thought of two things: a mustache and a Ferrari.  Let’s try again. Starsky & Hutch. Let me...
July 25 2011

Cars 2 is This Summer’s Bond Movie

We may not have gotten a new James Bond film this year because of MGM’s money issues, but Bond’s Astin Martin got to star in a spy movie of his own, Disney Pixar’s Cars 2. The dashing Finn...
June 14 2011

Tough Cops: East Coast versus West Coast

I had to fold. Only had a pair of twos, which is like the saddest pair to have. I tossed my cards on the felt with disgust and regarded my fellow poker players. Pulled over the half empty bottle of...