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Review: Fast Five

In the 10 years since the F&F franchise first fired up, it has regularly spun out retreads of its tired premise, pitting the righteous against the heavy with a backdrop of car boosting, drag racing, and bum cheeks hanging out of hot pants.
 Dumb fun, noisy neutral
By TOM MEEK  |  May 06, 2011

Review: Fast and Furious

More fast stuff go boom
More fast stuff go boom
By TOM MEEK  |  April 10, 2009

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

The car races/chases invigorate, but the plot, a hash of an American on foreign soil, the Yakuza underworld, and reconnecting with your father, just spins its wheels. Watch the trailer for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (QuickTime)
Cool car races, weak plot
By TOM MEEK  |  June 14, 2006


In this ersatz yet entertaining knockoff of An Officer and a Gentleman , hot hunk James Franco ( Spider-Man and the disastrous Tristan & Isolde ) plays Jake Huard, a working-class hothead who through perseverance goes from welding ships on one s
Rating: 2.5 stars
By TOM MEEK  |  January 24, 2006