Most film directors will probably tell you they studied Hitchcock and some weird Russian movies growing up before they made it big time. Edgar Wright, director of movies like Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, was cutting together car chase compilations on VHS.
Many people know of movie director Edgar Wright for the cult hit Shaun of the Dead. For me, my favorite movie ever is Wright’s tragically underappreciated buddy-cop satire movie Hot Fuzz from 2007. Now he’s doing a movie about a baby that’s a bank heist getaway driver, which is perfect.
Charlize Theron has been a Jalopnik fixture for awhile now, showing up in good and great movies including The Italian Job reboot, Mad Max: Fury Road, and this year’s The Fate of the Furious, where she plays a super no good cyber hacking person who turns cars into zombies. But the first trailer for her other action…
It’s taken a good 24 years, but Hollywood has finally accepted the magic, mystery, and glory that was the Geo Storm, and has seen fit to make a blockbuster film all about the little cheap yet sporty crap-rocket. Based on this teaser trailer for Geostorm, it looks like they really do understand the raw power of the Geo…
If you want to feel old, the Coen brothers’ phenomenal dark comedy/murder mystery Fargo turns 20 today. It’s great for a ton of reasons: the accents, Frances McDormand’s quietly badass police chief character, and TruCoat.
Top Gear, as we know it, is now off the air. A replacement show, with a new format and a different cast, is coming out God knows when. The original guys are making the transition to Amazon, but their show, too, seems like a long way off. So if you’re like me, you’re having withdrawals.
Is it possible for something to be brain-fossilizingly mundane and yet absolutely fascinating at the same time? This 1993 BBC documentary, about company cars and the executives and sales reps that drive them, does exactly that. You’ve got to hear what these ‘90s era badge-obsessed dipshits think of some remarkably…
Technology has a way of screwing up entertainment from the past. How many Seinfeld episodes would have been four minutes long is everyone had cell phones? Hell, almost any plot that revolved around missing someone or a wrong bit of information would be obsolete today. So what will autonomous cars do?
Racing in movies doesn't have to be limited to ridiculously fast and furious street drags.
Dax Shepard must really like CHiPS and really not trust anyone else's vision of the show, because he'll be writing, directing, and starring in a new film adaptation from Warner Bros. I think he'll be helping out with some of the lighting and assisting the grips, too.
Driver's Ed movies are usually one of two things: gory or boring. Generally, they usually aren't charming, gently Methodist-tinted stories of the adventures of car-like beings from another planet. Generally. But that's not the case with Stop Driving Us Crazy.
HOW HAVE I NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE?!
You don't want to go to the cinema, you don't remember DVDs and there's cold beer in the fridge. What you need is a great car movie online, and guess what, here are the ten best.
Ron Howard's Rush was to be the first of a wave of motorsports films, a turning point that would make regular Americans finally love F1. It was an enjoyable flick, but it didn't manage to move many non-F1 junkies into theaters and it wasn't quite nerdy enough for hardcore fans. Nerds rejoice! Weekend Of A Champion is…
Holy crap, 20th Century Fox is making a movie out of Go Like Hell, the story of how Ford beat Ferrari at Le Mans. Also, some possibly-insane guy named Tom Cruise is probably going to play Carroll Shelby.
Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's Cornetto Trilogy has had some really stellar movies: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and now The World's End. What's especially interesting about the most recent movie, The World's End, is how much content is conveyed through the use of cars. Oh, and don't worry, there's nothing really…
No vision of on-screen human evildoing is complete without a matching sinister car.
Discovering a great car movie is always fun, and there are tons of them out there most of us don't even know about. Here's ten to start with.
To make a great car movie, you have to have some proper gearheads on set to guide you through the process. These ten directors didn't have that. Or good scripts.
Movie drag races are different than normal drag races. The burnouts are bigger. They shift more frequently. They take much longer than they should. And they're just more badass. Here are the ten greatest drag races ever seen in cinema history.