At this point, I don’t have to preface this with any sort of message warning people about the Fast and Furious franchise being incredibly stupid. I did this for F9 in 2021. And it should be obvious we’re getting more of the same from Fast X. These aren’t good movies. But why in the world would you go in expecting them to be? You go to a Fast and Furious movie looking for guilty-pleasure fun. And honestly, for better or worse, they still deliver on that lowest common denominator sense of entertainment.Continue reading “NOC Review: Fun ‘Fast X’ is X-ceptionally Stupid”
This Friday marks the beginning of the end for the Fast and Furious franchise! And we’ll have a review of Fast X for everyone coming later this week. But before we begin the countdown, Universal has just dropped a final trailer for the latest installment in the “family” franchise today. Check it out right here!Continue reading “The Final ‘Fast X’ Trailer Goes into Overdrive”
The engines are revving up once again, as Dom, Letty, Han, Roman, Tej, and the rest of the Fast Family gear up for one more ride in Fast X!Continue reading “The End of the Road Begins with the New ‘Fast X’ Trailer”
It’s another SPOILER filled review time. This time, the boss joins us to point out all the ways in which Jamie is wrong for his dislike of the latest Batman movie. We also break news which was breaking when we recorded but is now old and crusty by the time this gets posted.Continue reading “FDI Cast 141: I. Am. Vengeance!”
We cover it all! Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Neil Pert, The Rock, John Cena, Mando Garage, and Momoa! Strap in for an off the rails episode of the ‘cast!Continue reading “FDI Cast 133: Next Time on Tatooine Chopper…”
SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS for F9: The Fast Saga. Proceed only if you’ve seen it already or don’t care about spoilers. Honestly, we don’t get into too many plot details, but fair warning. Also, Brandon predicted everything anyway so if you’re a fan of our cast, you can pretty much figure out what F9 is about anyway.Continue reading “FDI Cast 114: ‘F9’ Spoiler Cast”
We continue to bust bossman Keith’s chops for having amazing guests and interviews while he says stuff like he has no clout and Brandon shows off his colorful accent wall.Continue reading “FDI Cast 113: The Accent Wall”
Justice is coming to Southern Fried Asian! Ahead of the world premiere of F9, the latest installment of The Fast Saga, its fan-favorite star Sung Kang joins the podcast to talk about the film and growing up in Georgia.
With the upcoming release of the ninth installment of the Fast Saga F9, The Nerds of Color got to chat with director Justin Lin about the 20-year franchise and how the movies have evolved — including the theme of family.Continue reading “Justin Lin on the Future of the ‘Fast Saga’ and Han’s Relationship with Shaw”
I’ll say it upfront right now, this is probably the most ridiculous installment yet in terms of what they try to get away with in this one. I mean even for a franchise where someone can crash a car through three skyscrapers and survive without a scratch, they do stuff here that just makes zero sense, and it’s incredibly laughable because of it. But let’s be honest, we know the franchise is going to try crap like this, because the filmmakers are blissfully aware about how stupid all of this is, and that makes it honestly a lot more acceptable.Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘F9’ is F-ing Ridiculous… Yet Still Sorta Fun!”
Very few franchises have had an enduring 20 year lifespan that’s still revving up the box office. But back in 2001, we were introduced to Dominic Toretto and his family, and since then, movie theaters have never been the same. When you think about The Fast Saga, it is an unparalleled accomplishment; a franchise in Hollywood that was written off after its third installment, before making a monumental comeback after reinventing itself as an ensemble heist/spy series that was capable of enduring 15 more years.Continue reading “Furious Fun at the ‘F9’ Press Conference”
NOC Readers! Our friends over at Tremendous Communications, shared this brand new featurette from Universal Pictures’ Fast and Furious 9, entitled, “The Originals“, which celebrates 20 years of the the blockbuster franchise!
F9 sees the return of Justin Lin as director, who helmed the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth chapters of the series when it transformed into a global blockbuster!Continue reading “Race Through 20 Years of ‘Fast and Furious’ in New Featurette”
Brandon gets shit done, Jamie gushes over Master Z, and the crew figures out what their Fast and Furious Family cars would be.
2020 has been a year of woes, but every now and again nerds and pop culture fiends the world over shared in some of the light brought on by creators and artists whose work helped us through the tumultuous times. Shea Serrano, best known for his pop culture and sports commentary, has been lighting the year up with witty tweets and takes that span from the election to the different ways he and his wife dress (most notably his couch colored sweatpants and hoodie).Continue reading “Writer and Pop Culture Icon Shea Serrano Talks Basketball and The ‘Fast & Furious’ Series”
With news of the Fast and Furious series ending with the eleventh film, we give our version of how we’d end the franchise.
If there was ever any doubt that the Fast & Furious franchise was the most important movie saga in cinematic history, the trailer for its ninth and latest episode (tenth, I guess, if you count Hobbs & Shaw) basically solidifies that The Fast Saga has surpassed Avengers and Star Wars. I mean, just look at this:
Idris Elba will replace Will Smith in the James Gunn-helmed Suicide Squad, dropping in 2021. For some reason, to me, this feels like the death knell for Elba to be the monstrous movie star we all know he deserves to be. Don’t @ me, but Elba isn’t where he should and could be. He’s made some career missteps (way more in film and music than on television), but I don’t think this is why he’s bubbled for so long, instead of popping.
On the latest episode of Southern Fried Asian, Keith is joined by the hilarious actor/writer/director whose credits include 21 Jump Street, The Big Short, and the award-winning short film Hand Fart, Stanley Wong.
Last night, Warner Brothers made waves across the geek-o-system by finally announcing a director for its solo Aquaman movie, due in theaters on July 27, 2018. James Wan — who took the wheel of the Fast and Furious franchise from Justin Lin and steered the franchise into record-breaking, billion dollar box office territory — has been tapped to helm the most intriguing film in the DC Cinematic Universe.
Starring Khal Drogo himself as the titular King of Atlantis, Aquaman is the rare blockbuster superhero movie that is unafraid to defy comic book convention and place a person of color at the center of its narrative. And now, DC/WB is the first studio to entrust a person of color to direct its superhero franchise. Your move, Marvel.
Like countless others, I’m eagerly awaiting the release of Furious 7.
April just can’t get here fast enough.
It’s hard to believe that this is the same crew from the original The Fast & The Furious movie. While Dom and his team were a band of ride or die street racers and hijackers then, they weren’t exactly trotting the globe, executing billion dollar heists and battling international terrorists.
With each sequel, Dom, his family, as well as the F&F mythos have evolved. Furious 6 and Furious 7 are very reminiscent of Vin Diesel’s 2002 film, XXX.
Last week, North Korean hackers allegedly broke into the personal files of Sony Pictures execs as retaliation for the studio producing the James Franco and Seth Rogen comedy The Interview, which is about a CIA plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un. Normally, we’d be all over the nerd-friendly news about, say, Spider-Man coming home to Marvel Studios, but that’s been covered plenty of times on the web. Besides, we already told the world the best way to mashup Spidey and the MCU.
The thing to emerge out of the Sony leak that really bugged me was the assertion by Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin that “there aren’t any Asian movie stars.”
Zack Snyder cast Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman for the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, thereby ending months of speculation about the possible portrayal of DC Comics’ oldest nod to feminist virtue and grrl power. Previously seen by American audiences in the recent Fast & Furious movies, Gal Gadot’s casting has been met with equal praise and derision. My initial response is hearty, heartfelt, and honest.
I told you so.