Twenty-four years after its release, Werner Herzog’s Lessons of Darkness, a de-contextualized view of the first Gulf War, still comes across as one of the most piercing war films yet recorded.
In a rare moment where everything goes exactly perfect, Charlize Theron has been cast as a villain the upcoming Fast & Furious 8. If things continue down this path, one assumes she will drive something in the film, but what should it be?
Charlize Theron, the Academy Award-winning star of movies like Monster, Prometheus, and, of course, the movie that everyone else seems to like but I actually despise, Mad Max: Fury Road, was just named as the main villain of Fast & Furious 8.
Of all the car-related documentaries to come out in recent years, one of the films we’ve been most excited about has been Speed Sisters, which chronicles the story of the first all-woman racing team in the Middle East. At last, it’s making its U.S. debut this weekend at the DOC NYC festival in New York.
Without the the right companion on a road trip, you might end up with more headaches than you bargained for. And it’s always a plus to have someone who could turn a wrench or keep you entertained on those long drives. These are the ten fictional characters that would be great road trip buddies.
Dust To Glory is ten years old now, but it’s still considered the definitive Baja racing movie. Before everyone had GoPros and iPhones, director Dana Brown told a story that inspired a whole new generation to get into off-road adventure. And next year, they’re doing it all over again.
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I’m usually wary when Hollywood tries to reboot old spy shows (thanks for ruining my dreams, Get Smart), but The Man From U.N.C.L.E. looks SO. GOOD. And if you like cars, this might be your favorite movie of the summer:
Welcome to the first edition of the Sploid Short Film Festival, a celebration of great storytelling and awesome eye candy. We will select the best short films of 2015 in the next five months leading to a November award ceremony at Gawker Media’s theater on Fifth Avenue in New York.
Chris Kippenberger, the most interesting man in car porn, is on a tiny island in the Irish Sea right now. He’s got some of the best shooters in the world, and he’s making a film on perhaps the most recklessly, incomprehensibly dangerous motor race on Earth: the Isle of Man TT.
The true measure of a man’s life can be summed up by the legacy he leaves behind. While that phrase borders on cliche, it’s the necessary backbone to a successful life. Paul Newman knew this better than most, and that’s one of the reasons why Winning: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman, in my opinion, has taken the title…
"When you get out to that track... whatever it is that's roiling around in your head, it just goes right out the window." That's coming from Paul Newman, a man who knew what he was talking about. This is the first trailer for Adam Carolla's documentary on Newman's racing career, and boy does this film look awesome.
Furious 7 will feature cars performing ridiculous(ly entertaining) aerobatic feats, plus Tyrese Gibson delivering comic relief with timeless lines like "aw hell naw" as his Camaro gets yanked out of a moving airplane... which you can watch right here!
In the 1980s, international rallying was virtually unrestricted. The cars became more and more powerful until a series of horrifying fatal crashes led to the series' cancellation. It's a story worthy of a film. In fact, one is getting made right now and it stars the dude from Game of Thrones.
The James Bond films have been a television favorite during the holiday season for as long as I have been alive. I can credit the inception of my fascination with the series directly to Spike TV's 007 Days Of Christmas, which I would stay up watching all night before I was even a teenager. Yet, I've never really…
I think many of us can remember that moment when the spark plug in our mind hits that perfect mixture of oxygen and gasoline and our brain suddenly fills with visions of all the cars we want and never leaves. The short film 'Ignition,' which won the Volvo Cars-sponsored short film contest, captures that moment…
Racing in movies doesn't have to be limited to ridiculously fast and furious street drags.
I remember it years later — how the plane disappears into the blue California sky at the end of American Graffiti until there is only blue. The Beach Boys plays and the credit rolls, but the blue wraps everything up, so bright, so clear, and so melancholy.