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HEY OSCARS!! *MAD MAX: FURY ROAD* WAS NOT A GREAT MOVIE!

HEY OSCARS!! *MAD MAX: FURY ROAD* WAS NOT A GREAT MOVIE!

Mel Gibson is probably glad he sat out this Mad Max flick.  Not because he realized “who wants to see a 60 year old guy veering out of control around an apocalyptic phalanx of trucks?”  Hell, we can see that on I-5 around LA any day of the week.  This movie was not great.  So why did *Fury Road* get so many Oscars?  Why was it even nominated?

I already had forgotten about it.

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ASK TOM CRUISE WHAT IT’S LIKE TO DANGLE FROM AN ASCENDING AIRBUS

ASK TOM CRUISE WHAT IT’S LIKE TO DANGLE FROM AN ASCENDING AIRBUS

The new Mission Impossible movie has the Tom Cruise character hanging off a rapidly ascending Airbus A400M. His frantic hands clutch the door, his legs flail behind him. Man, that really looks like Tom Cruise doing the stunt himself.

Hey, it really is Tom Cruise!

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JUST AROUND THE CORNER: DETROIT FILM FESTIVAL FOR CAR GUYS

JUST AROUND THE CORNER: DETROIT FILM FESTIVAL FOR CAR GUYS

May 28-30, downtown Detroit will host the first AutoMoto *Detroit* International Film & Arts Festival. It’s a festival of feature-length films and documentaries focused on cars… plus appearances by automotive celebrities and designers.

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YOU JUST MIGHT BE A CAR NUT…

YOU JUST MIGHT BE A CAR NUT…

Most of the movie audience was consumed with the mob violence and gangland strategy.  But if you were busy monitoring the cars that appeared in this period piece – like those parked around the compound – then you, my friend, are a CAR NUT!

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STRIPPED: NIKI LAUDA DRIVES FERRARI 312T2 IN 1976

STRIPPED: NIKI LAUDA DRIVES FERRARI 312T2 IN 1976

The 1976 Formula 1 season was the essence of Shakespearean drama. (And the basis of the 2013 Hollywood blockbuster: “Rush”). Niki Lauda was on his way to a 2nd consecutive championship. But at Nürburgring, he urged his fellow racers to boycott the 6th race, because of miserable safety arrangements. “No” say his fellow competitors; the race must be run.  His prescience is rewarded by a fireball that nearly ends his life.

But wait!  There’s more…

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WE AIN’T GONNA MISS MEL GIBSON …

WE AIN’T GONNA MISS MEL GIBSON …

Trailers are often better than the movies. They take the very best scenes and edit ’em together.  All we can say is if Mad Max: Fury Road is 10% as good as the trailer, it’s going to be as “mouth-dropping” as the first three in the Mad Max series.

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BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN: THE NEW BATMOBILE

BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN: THE NEW BATMOBILE

Just posted on YouTube is a :30 glimpse into the new Batmobile from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s a silent assemblage of B-roll footage, but you get a good idea of what the new “Bat conveyance” looks like. It’s a lot sleeker than the Tumbler. It more Z06 than a chopped and acrobatic Humvee.

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