When Fast X is Streaming, the Race is on to Keep this Franchise Afloat!

Although Mamoa carries Fast X, that’s a lot of responsibility to put on his shoulder.

Fast X Movie Poster - TeaserNow Available to Stream on Prime Video, iTunes, and Vudu

When I saw in the trailers that Jason Momoa is the spotlight in Fast X, I knew he’d have fun with however he’d get cast. As a result, I didn’t rush to go see it in theatres. Instead, I opted to wait for this latest entry to the Fast and Furious franchise to hit streaming services. Although what happens is very formulaic, I’m generally okay with the shift in focus from street-racing to super spy romps that James Bond would never say no to taking on.

And as for whether I’m still invested, I might as well enjoy the ride to the end. The post credits teaser was enough to keep me interested. Although that returning character won’t be part of the main films based on the latest industry reports, that can easily change as the script is still being crafted.

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F9’s Home Video is “All In” the Retrospective

The wait is certainly worthwhile for the featurettes offered in the home video release than seeing the film.

F9: The Fast Saga (Blu-ray 2021) Region free !!! - Blu-Ray MoviesBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Available to purchase on Amazon USA

The extra six minutes of footage added to the recent Fast & Furious 9 Blu-ray release doesn’t amount to too much for those curious. Aside from Dom (Vin Diesel) and Jakob (John Cena) Toretto’s drag race, and some romantic interest with the younger kid and Letty, the rest felt more like short extensions to a few scenesss. But for those who missed seeing this movie on the big screen because of a certain global pandemic, the wait is certainly worthwhile for the featurettes offered than seeing the film. Those with an ATMOS home sound system will enjoy the audio workout this movie delivers.

“F9: All In” details the family as they were introduced in the past films, the people who wanted to get into this world and then some! It’s 46minutes long! The added pieces, “Practically Fast” and “Shifting Priorities” add to the documentary and it delves into the 20 years of the franchise as fans wait for the finale to this franchise.

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All Revved Up for the Fate of the Furious

furiousposter_0By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

The ride is not over for the gang in The Fate of the Furious (F8). This franchise is still going strong since its beginnings in 2001 and even though it hit bumps along the way, I was thrown off and did not want to necessarily continue following until word of mouth coaxed me back.

Director F. Gary Gray keeps the visual action moving at a steady pace. There was never a dull moment and I had to whoop at the introduction fondly recalling how this film franchise started — all about racing — before dealing with heist scenarios and counter-espionage. While some knowledge of all the films is helpful before going to see this latest entry, at least I still remembered the basics:

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Speculation Surrounds Stallone and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2”

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

Guardians_of_the_GalaxyThere is some buzz surrounding Sylvester Stallone as of late. The 69-year-old actor, who was recently nominated for an Academy Award for the film Creed, was photographed exiting an Atlanta hotel where the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are currently staying. A New York Daily News report contains a photo of Stallone in possession of a script. A source has told the Mail, “The star then got into a car usually assigned to Chris Pratt, the star of the movie.”

The sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy, which grossed 773.3 Million worldwide, is being shot at Pinewood Studio in the State of Georgia.

While it is possible Stallone could potentially play the role of Peter Quill’s (Pratt) father, Marvel Studios has not confirmed Stallone’s casting. Quill’s father is a role that director James Gunn teased would play a huge part in the film. But with the recent casting of Kurt Russell, it was rumoured Russell would portray that character. Stallone’s role says Daily Mail’s source would be a cameo.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 will be written and directed by James Gunn. Chris Pratt (Peter Quill), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Vin Diesel (Groot), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), and Karen Gillan (Nebula) will reprise their roles.

Source(s): The New York Daily News, Jacqueline Cutler, We Love Collecting Movies Facebook group, and Movie Addiction Facebook Group.

Revealing More than One of The Last Witch Hunter’s RPG Roots, a Review

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

The_Last_Witch_Hunter_posterIf Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) can include centuries spanning narratives that leads to modern-day, then The Last Witch Hunter is an ideal way to introduce the concept. Vin Diesel plays Kaulder, a role-playing character turned into a cinematic one, out to destroy all witches. This ranger-class warrior hunts them down because he believes most of them are inherently evil. In the film, they were once led by a queen bent on destroying all of humanity. When she was defeated long ago, she cursed Kaulder to eternal life and he’s fated to roam the earth like a Wandering Jew.

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