The best car films are often the ones that aren’t made by car people explicitly for other car people. In 2005 Dust To Glory brought Baja racing to the world, and now the follow-up Dust 2 Glory is bringing it to a new generation.
Nika’s one true passion is karting and she’s not afraid to fight for it—and holy crap, do they ever fight in this trailer. One dude straight-up gets headbutted in the face. Another gets kidnapped. Every lame NASCAR post-race punch has just been put to shame by this movie trailer for the Slovenian film Nika.
The Back to the Future trilogy is generally considered fun and awesome and grand and good for kids and adults, and that’s fine, but what if it’s actually an incredibly complicated storytelling device employing elements from ancient Greek rhetoric? That’s what the Lockhard Theory postulates.
Fun fact: these are all actually from just one quarter-mile drag race.
Monster Trucks is a movie that isn’t scheduled to debut until January, but already it’s forecasted to lose $115 million. You may be wondering how that is possible, even when considering that the concept for it was created by a four-year-old child, but somehow it is!!!!!!!
There’s a new Star Wars.
Some things may have changed since Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby was released a decade ago, but it still has one of the most dead-on mockeries of the popular perception of motorsports in America. NASCAR—for better or for worse—has a sometimes-uncomfortable association with the Southern bro.
They’re coming out with a new xXx movie. It’s actually happening. And man, do I hope it’s as freaking amazing as the first one was.
You’ve probably seen mobile boom camera units being used for filming before. They tend to look like an entirely blacked-out Porsche Cayenne Turbo or Mercedes-AMG G63, with an enormous crane and camera sutured onto the roof. But this is what it looks like from inside one of those things, as used on the new Jason Bourne…
Italian things and American things make for a wonderful pairing. You can find that joyous combination in both the Iso Grifo, with its gorgeous Italian styling and American V8 engine. It is beauty, it is class, it is everything sacred in this world. It is also in the 1975 Diana Ross epic Mahogany, where she and Anthony…
Dame Helen Mirren, a strong contender for the title of Greatest Actress Of All Time, has joined the cast of Fast and Furious 8. Nothing about that is a joke.
Several years ago, Christopher Kippenberger brought us a short glimpse into the world of German pro/am youth karting in a short titled Kart Kids. Now he’s expanded upon that adorable nine-year-old’s explanation of how grip works into a bigger film, Kart Kids Der Film, due to hit in August.
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.
Skyfall was the Bond movie that shattered audience expectations as well as box office records. Now director Sam Mendes is back to try and make lightning strike twice. Did he pull it off with Spectre? I saw the film last night, and I’m here with a few mildly spoiler-y thoughts before you go see it yourself this…
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.