Twenty years ago today, on May 20, 1998, a new Godzilla movie graced our screens over Memorial Day Weekend. On paper, Godzilla was just another blockbuster monster movie. Yet, in reality, it was clearly a critique on governmental incompetence. And the true hero of the film was the 1992 Chevrolet Caprice taxicab that…
Graduation season is upon us. Across the nation, countless hungover students are sitting through long and drawn-out speeches that stress the importance of working hard, integrity... blah blah blah. And dotted throughout the sea of monochromatic graduation caps and gowns, bright spots of color catch the light like…
When Fast and Furious star Paul Walker died tragically and suddenly in 2013, he was in the middle of filming the seventh installment of the franchise, Furious 7. The event left the fate of the movie up in the air for a while, but eventually the crew was able to complete filming with the help of Paul’s brothers, Cody…
An important discussion arose in the Jalopnik pod this week: why, in Batman Begins, did Batman ask then-Sgt. Jim Gordon if he could drive stick before he got into the Tumbler Batmobile, when there’s no way the Tumbler Batmobile has a manual transmission? Why would Batman just lie like that?
William Friedkin took all of his built up moviemaker credit from doing The French Connection and The Exorcist back to back and made Sorcerer, a movie that was immediately wiped off the face of the Earth because it came out in 1977, right before a little movie called Star Wars.
The sheer number of automotive YouTube channel proves it’s not hard to mount a GoPro to a car and pretend you’re bigger than an influencer with a pocket-sized camera. But for bigger projects, a 610-horsepower, 200 mph Lamborghini Huracan rig is a nice alternative.
Yes, you read that headline right: An animated Fast and Furious show. Personally, I don’t even need to know what it’s about, nor do I very much care, but I guess I should go ahead and find out for your sake. Since most of you aren’t die-hard fans like I am.
If I want to watch Tom Cruise make himself the center of attention in a super-macho, highly competitive vehicle-related environment with cringeworthy lovemaking scenes and cheesy dialogue, I’ll just watch Top Gun, thank you very much.
The 2019 Aston Martin Vantage is quite a dramatic departure from the relatively consistent styling cues of the last few decades of the company. The new look, especially the new grille, is controversial. But Aston Martin claims it was a matter of weight savings, of all things.
The Speed Racer movie—inexplicably brought to you by the sibling duo who created The Matrix, of all things—caught a lot of flack when it was released back in 2008. But it’s a visually stunning, overly earnest and straight-up weird movie that’s definitely worth a second chance.
If you separate each element of 2000’s Gone In 60 Seconds, they are all bad. But together, they are a symphony of hilarious scenes roughly compiled to space out the explosions and fist fights with random car trivia, making it somewhat relatable and easy to hate watch.
I thought Dirt was going to be another feel-good, coming-of-age sports movie. And in many ways it is. What I did not bank on was the fact that it kind of turned out to be a walking talking Lucas Oil ad. Which, if you watch the movie through that lens, makes things truly bizarre.
Does life imitate art or does art imitate life? Well, when it comes to Fast and Furious movies and the people who love them, the line between movie and reality seems to get a bit blurred. And you know what? I totally get it.
Are you excited for the weekend? Do you have any big plans? Whether or not you do, find time to watch Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie steal cars in the Gone In 60 Seconds remake this weekend for Jalopnik Movie Club!
I cannot envision the world where a movie like Smokey And The Bandit—an action-comedy about a famed local driver and his trucker friend tasked with retrieving 400 cases of outlawed Coors beer in 28 hours while being chased by a Texas sheriff for picking up a runaway bride—can be the second highest-grossing film of the…
Welcome to Jalopnik Movie Club, where we take a look at cars in movies and movies about cars, and you write in with all of your hot takes. This week, we’re reviewing last year’s Logan Lucky, a heist movie full of good cars and centered around a NASCAR race that doesn’t feature a single dang car chase.
Welcome to Jalopnik Movie Club, where we take a look at cars in movies and movies about cars, and you write in with all of your hot takes. This week, we’re reviewing the boring 2003 remake of The Italian Job, a movie that strips most of the style, flair and humor away from the original and replaces it with Marky Mark.
Did you enjoy our review of the original 1969 The Italian Job last week? Well, good news! We’re watching the 2003 remake this week, which is also called The Italian Job despite being mostly set in Los Angeles.