I just got back from a little event to promote the film Getaway, opening Labor Day. Here's what you need to know about the movie: it was inspired by the incredible, nearly plotless Claude Lelouch short, Rendezvous. Like Rendezvous, it uses no CGI or green screen, and the plot is pretty much worthless.
I've already mentioned that Ethan Hawke's new film Getaway is basically every car movie made in the last five years. What I didn't know was that this basically means they've destroyed as many cars as those films in the process of making it. That's 130 demolitions to be exact.
What if you combined Taken, Drive and The Transporter but added a twist of Before Sunrise and set it all in a Shelby Super Snake? You'd have Getaway, which we have the trailer for right here.
Normal granddads sit on porches in their boxers and yell at little kids to get off their lawn, they don't, as a rule, rob banks in Palo Alto, Calif. Although, this is exactly what happened earlier this week at a Wachovia bank. A man described as between 65 and 70 and bearded rolled into the bank in his electric…