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FAST AND FURIOUS ACTOR PAUL WALKER DIES IN SPEED-RELATED ACCIDENT (Updated)

December 1, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

In a chillingly ironic tragedy, Paul Walker, co-star of Universal’s auto-racing franchise Fast and Furious, was killed in a high-speed single-vehicle accident on Saturday in Valencia, CA, according to a spokesman for the Santa Clarita sheriff’s office. The driver of the car and its owner was Roger Rodas, a classic-car enthusiast and investment counselor, who, […]

NO WILL POWER AS AFTER EARTH CRASHES IN DEBUT (Updated)

June 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It was the day Will Smith’s plan to groom his son to follow in his footsteps came crashing to earth. Their movie, After Earth, in which Jaden Smith is the star and Will a supporting actor, took in around $27 million over the weekend, far less than expected, and a trifle considering the reported $120 […]

FAST AND FURIOUS WILL LIKELY MOW DOWN WILL SMITH

May 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Box office forecasters are predicting that this will be one of those rare weekends when a Will Smith movie will open well below the leader. After Earth, a sci-fi action flick starring Will Smith and 14-year-old son Jaden, is likely to earn just $30-35 million this weekend, according to tracking studies. Not bad, but the […]

UNIVERSAL REVAMPS FAST & FURIOUS FRANCHISE — WILL IT WORK?

April 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

This weekend will reveal whether Universal’s wholesale retinkering of its Fast and Furious franchise will keep it alive. Today’s (Tuesday) Los Angeles Times observed that Fast Five, which opens on Friday, will be more like Ocean’s 11 than the clandestine-racing series that has proved to be a bonanza for the studio for nearly a decade. […]